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Where to watch the Big Game in San Diego this weekend

February 2, 2016

The first week of February means one thing: the BIG GAME is right around the corner! Whether your team is in the Super Bowl or not, we know you’re going to celebrate. If you’re not traveling to the Bay Area or hosting your own barbeque, we suggest checking out our list of top picks for where to watch the game this Sunday!

For the Tailgate Enthusiast:
Double Deuce


This fun, country bar in the heart of the Gaslamp is the place to be if you’re looking for a boot-stompin’, mechanical bull-ridin’, all-inclusive experience. For $35, guests can enjoy an all you can eat buffet, all-inclusive house liquors, and Coors Light or Blue Moon Draft. They’re also giving away Super Bowl 50 pint glasses to take home and raffle prizes!

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For the football fanatic:


If you’re a major sports fan, ElbowRoom in Kearny Mesa is the place to be. With 16 HDTVs and a 10ft big screen, this place is made for football-watching. They’re also offering an all-inclusive deal. For twenty bucks, enjoy an All You Can Eat buffet and one Super Bowl drink special, as well as free giveaways and discounted shots and drafts.


For the commercial lover:
Tipsy Crow


“Come for the game, stay for the commercials,” is the Tipsy Crow’s motto for this Sunday. This tri-level, old-world bar on the most popular block in the Gaslamp Quarter is opening at noon and is having live music before the game. There will be $5 20 oz. mimosas, blue margaritas, and bloody marys, as well as beer and liquor discounts. The great thing about this place is there is something for everyone.


For the Foodie:
West Coast Tavern


Looking for a fun, laid back spot with amazing food to watch the game? West Coast Tavern in North Park is where you should be this Sunday. Loved by locals and visitors alike, this urban tavern serves up delicious dishes and crazy-good cocktails. Watch the Super Bowl on their jumbo screen as Chef Abe Botello cooks up game day classics like chili dogs, chili cheese fries, chili burgers, and West Coast loaded nachos! They’ve got a killer happy hour that will be going on during the game as well, from 4-6pm!


For the SUPER big sports fan:
Whiskey Girl


If you’re looking for somewhere in the Gaslamp with a high energy game-day experience, Super DJ Romeo, and sweet prizes, Whiskey Girl is the place to be. Doors open at 11am so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of their drink specials before the game. Also, the Whiskey Burger and nachos are a MUST. Whiskey Girl will be giving away a Sam Adams Neon Sign, Pacifico Bike, Jack Daniels Lawn Chair, gift cards and more! And 91X will be there raffling off a GoPro Hero3, a trip to Mammoth, PS4, and $1,000 in cash. Need we say more?! Reserve a table for Super Bowl Sunday because this place is likely to get packed.

Super Bowl 50

For the largest LED screen in the Gaslamp:
Florent Restaurant & Lounge


If you haven’t been to Florent in the Gaslamp, it should definitely be on your list of places to check out. This restaurant and lounge is located on Fifth Ave in the Old City Hall building and has an approachable, elegant atmosphere. The best part? It’s 17 FOOT Ultra HD LED Screen (the largest in the Gaslamp). This place is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a huge TV, tasty food by Executive Chef Brad Hightow, and a live DJ. Florent will be open at 10am on Super Bowl Sunday with brunch and game day eats and DJ FishFonics. For reservations, email vip@florentsd.com.

Super Bowl 50

For those not that interested in the Big Game:
Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar


Not a huge football fan, but still want to get out this Sunday? Get out to North Park and give Saiko Sake and Sushi a try. This place does not mess around. The owners are Certified Sake Specialists and their menu is stacked with only premium, small-batch sake. The sushi is made with fresh, hand-picked fish and is INCREDIBLE. They will have the game on in the background, so Super Bowl viewing is an option, but not the main focus. Saiko has a great daily happy hour as well, from 4-6:30pm!