The Best Places to Watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight in SF
In one corner: an undefeated world champion boxer gunning for 50-0. In the other corner: a UFC fighter known for his punches that, in the words of sportswriter Chris Jones, "don't bruise the skin; they break it." The hype has built for years now as to whether or not Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Conor McGregor would win in a fight, and finally, the world will have its answer on Saturday, August 26. The fight that promises to be the most-watched in history goes down in Las Vegas, but San Francisco's bars, restaurants, and other fine HD-screen-housing establishments are just as ready for it as you are.
Here are some of the best watching parties and events we've found in SF this weekend, ranked from cheapest to most expensively priced. And if you can't make it out, fear not, there are always ways to stream it.
What you’ll get: Access to tacos, wings, and burgers in the "Mission District's only sports bar and cantina." It also does private parties if you ask nicely.
What you’ll get: A specialized Fight Night food menu from a neighborhood gastropub that's usually quiet (but won't be on Saturday).
What you’ll get: Pizza, wings, and obviously drink specials.
What you’ll get: This fundraiser will feature drinks by Jack Daniels and Slane Irish whiskey and will support WAFA (We Are for Animals).
What you’ll get: There aren't many spots on this list where you can get a Kobe beef burger, but this is one of them.
What you’ll get: Filled with character and a great spot for live shows any night, this spot also has arcade games. Try their Tacos El Ultimo Baile.
What you’ll get: This saloon's named after a wrestler and a boxer, so it's ready for blood. Also: $5 Jameson.
What you’ll get: This family-owned joint in the financial district makes a mean Irish poutine.
What you’ll get: If you like your fights accompanied by indoor bocce courts and cocktails, this is the bar for you.
What you’ll get: This Richmond District Irish pub's been around for 20 years and features huge TVs and projectors to watch the game in style.
What you’ll get: Known for opening early to let soccer fans watch the English Premier League, this Irish sports bar will have fight on lock.
What you’ll get: Lucky Strike is talking this event up on its Facebook page by calling the event, "not just any boxing, the boxingest-boxing-match of your life," and I might be in love.
What you’ll get: Come for the fight, stay for the free swag giveaways, plus a food and drink specials all night.
What you’ll get: On the low end, Level 13 will feature a Caribbean food menu and a stocked bar; on the high end: VIP party buses.
What you’ll get: This is completely true, but somehow this place literally sells a bathtub filled with beer.
What you’ll get: This strip club will probably be your best bet to watch the fight if you also want to simultaneously watch people take off their clothes. Live your best life.
What you’ll get: During special events, you can get what sounds like an insane appetizer deal from Eastside West, by picking out six delicious appetizers like fried mac & cheese or Angus beef sliders for just $20 a person.
Staying home instead? Planning your own viewing party? Here's our guide to hunting down the PPV live stream , and check out our other watch guides for Boston, Chicago, Dallas, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, NYC, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
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