When it comes to crazed football fans, one of the most important decisions of the entire season is where to watch the game. With the San Diego Chargers no longer up for the 2014 title, you won’t be able to take part in the beer-fueled fun of cheering on Phillip Rivers, however that doesn’t mean you have to skip the Super Bowl while visiting! Hey, you might even be in town from dreary Seattle or one of those fans that is hoping Manning finally gets his second title – we still might be bitter about recent losses. However, whatever your reasons for taking part in the fun, there are plenty of San Diego bars for Super Bowl XLVIII that will cater to any and all of your needs.
- The Wild Child. If you are looking for the ultimate Super Bowl party, the Hard Rock is the spot for you. In addition to a beer pong tournament which will take place just before the Super Bowl from 12 to 3pm, the party promises aggressive drink specials all day and 50% off bottles. There will be a prize wheel, as well as back yard BBQ style grub for the taking, as well as 3 giant LED screens to project the big game. However, also know that if you’re planning on staying at the hotel after a day of drinks, prices will be expensive. You’re better off with a cheap hotel in downtown San Diego that offers just what you need. Click here for our favorite cheap accommodations.
- The Sunday Brunch Connoisseur. Just because the Super Bowl is on a Sunday, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your Sunday brunch trip. We know who you are – the traveler that must try Sunday Brunch in every city they visit. Fortunately for you, Quality Social is here to serve up classic brunch favorites alongside your choice of bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys. Get there early (opening is at 11am) to enjoy morning Super Bowl action and stay until game time to catch the big game on their flat screen TVs. Worried about spending your life savings on beverages during the game? Quality Social is offering a six-pack beer bucket starting at $20 so you can sit back and relax with a cold one.
- The Less than Interested “Fan.” Every group has one, so pick a destination that offers more than just the game like WaveHouse in Mission Beach. Not only is this spot hosting a huge football party with the game on a 20-foot LED screen, there are a handful of cabanas that will be sold for a minimum day rate to soak up some sun. Those that might want to mingle with the Super Bowl crowd without passing up the San Diego sunshine will love this beachfront party. And at half-time, pro-riders will show off their surf skills in a Night Flight wave show right in front of the FlowBarrel!
- The Sophisticated Statistician. You’re not so much into the rowdy crowds or greasy bar food. Instead, you’re looking to catch every second of the game, without staying at home and viewing it on your not-so-big-screen television. If this sounds like you, Amaya La Jolla is the perfect place for Super Bowl fun. In addition to specialty cocktails and craft brews on tap, upscale versions of game day favorites will be served including ‘touchdown’ fish tacos, bowl burgers made with angus beef, super charged wings and chipotle-braised chicken nachos. Add in large-screen TVs and you couldn’t ask for a better relaxed Super Bowl environment.
- The Frequent Flier. If you have to jet to the airport during halftime or right after the game, downtown is the place to be since almost all of its bars are only a few minutes away in a cab. However, if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and need a bar that is close to your San Diego Airport hotel, Oggis is a local favorite. The large sports bar offers booth style seating throughout most of the restaurant and is located less than 2 miles from the Airport toward the less-busy area of Liberty Station in Point Loma.
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