Food & Drink

Where to watch the World Cup in San Diego

Published On 06/12/2014 Published On 06/12/2014
True North Tavern
Puesto
The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant
Jolt’n Joe’s
Bluefoot Bar & Lounge
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1. Coin-Op 3926 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

Take everything awesome about being a kid in the '80s, add a killer craft cocktail list and 20 craft beers on draft and you’ve got Coin-Op, the arcade/bar combo that just opened up in North Park with pinball and more than a dozen vintage games on rotation like Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and Frogger. Score!

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2. Toronado 4026 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

This San Diego offshoot of the famed San Francisco beer bar boasts over 50 taps, rivaled only by its extensive, delectable food offerings. Pair Russian River’s Pliny the Elder or a Belgian Blaugies D’Arbyste with snacks like jalapeno corn cakes, maple-glazed beet skewers, and sausage sandwiches (there’s an entire menu section devoted to frank varieties like smoked beer and jalapeno Cheddar). Toronado has dive bar deco down to a tee, with sticker- and button-plastered walls illuminated by neon lights and ventilated by antiquated ceiling fans.

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3. Puesto 789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

The vibrantly decorated Puesto pays homage to all kinds of Mexican street food, with a heavy emphasis on tacos. You'll find a mix of familiar fillings (chicken al pastor and filet mignon) alongside refreshing combinations like lobster with black beans and crispy onions, and zucchini with sweet corn and cactus. The house-made corn tortillas here prove to be so much more than a vessel for the meat and cheese fillings, and you'll find yourself savoring their earthy taste -- or spreading them with guacamole when the chips run low. Speaking of guac, you can stick with cilantro and onion classic or have yours loaded with Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon.

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4. The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant 544 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Decked with original pieces shipped from Ireland, The Field is set to hook you up with a belly full of food (Guinness beef stew, corned beef and cabbage) and a mouth full of Irish whiskey, Scotch malts, and a special selection of beer mixers, like their Blacksmith (Guinness over Smithwicks). The homey interior is perfect for leisurely afternoon and dinners, especially to watch your favorite team play.

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5. Jolt'n Joe's 379 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Whether you want to watch the game or play some games (like ping pong and pool), Jolt'n Joe's is a great spot to accomplish your goals. Cheap food and drinks will keep you going all night.

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6. Bluefoot Bar & Lounge 3404 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

Lots of local beers on tap, a dog-friendly policy, and DJs playing music for you to dance to, all make Bluefoot a great spot to hang out with friends.