The Best Sports Bars In San Francisco

Photo of Megan Busch
12 September 2017

We San Franciscans love our sports teams. Whatever the season, whether it’s baseball, basketball or football season, we love cheering on our beloved teams to the end. And what better way to enjoy the upcoming game than to get riled up with other San Francisco sports fans at a sports bar with beer, snacks and multiple flat screen TVs. To help you with that, here is our list of the best sports bars in San Francisco.

Kezar Pub | © rick/Flickr

Kezar Pub

Kezar Pub, located across the street from the former home of the 49ers (Kezar Stadium), joins together local and international sports fans. If you enjoy playing sports in addition to watching them, this place has pool, darts and a selection of video games to try your hand at. Grab your buddies, a beer and a burger or highly rated chicken wings, and cheer on your favorite team at Kezar.

Hi Tops | © torbakhopper/Flickr

Hi Tops

Hi Tops, located in the Castro, is San Francisco’s first gay sports bar, offering 16 flat screen TVs, top shelf stadium food and retro gym décor (think repurposed gym lockers and bleachers). Enjoy the game with your friends at this unique and fun space.

Blackthorn Tavern

Next time you’re in for the big game, head to Blackthorn Tavern. This bar proudly shows any sporting event featuring a Bay Area team and hosts live music and DJ nights on special nights. Blackthorn features a full cocktail menu, 21 beers on tap, pool and a heated patio.

Mad Dog in the Fog | © Darren Foreman/Flickr

Mad Dog in the Fog

An English pub in the Lower Haight, Mad Dog in the Fog has over 150 different beers from around the world, and the selection is constantly evolving. It not only offers local sports games but features European soccer and rugby matches. Try a new beer, grab some onion rings, tacos or a burger off the menu and settle in at Mad Dog in the Fog.

The Taco Shop at Underdogs

If you enjoy eating delicious tacos and burritos while watching sports, then this is the spot for you. The Taco Shop at Underdogs, a fusion of the modern taqueria with sports, uses ingredients from local family-run farms and ranches. Head to Underdogs, grab some tacos, a margarita and enjoy the upcoming game.

Greens Sports Bar | © Chris Yunker/Flickr

Greens Sports Bar

Located on Polk Street, Greens Sports Bar is a no frills, no food bar that features several flat screen TVs and a wide range of beers. Be sure to come early on game days, because this spot fills up early.

Bus Stop

Named for its proximity to a Cow Hollow bus stop, Bus Stop is another no frills sports bar, one of the oldest in the city. If you’re not in the mood for sports, it also features live music on select nights. Enjoy the game on one of the 17 big-screen TVs, but, be warned, it fills up fast on game days.

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