Finding the Perfect Brunch Spot

Eggs Benedict in San Francisco

When you are ready to take the weekend right, you start by sleeping in. You then go to a great restaurant for brunch. At The Brickyard in San Francisco, that restaurant can be difficult to find, especially if you haven’t planned ahead. Some restaurants stop serving breakfast at 10:30 am. Others are so popular that the line extends out the door, and there is a very real question if you can get seats before dinner. Here are 7 things to think about when you are looking for a great brunch spot.

  • Reservations – You should be able to make them at, and not have them about, the restaurant.
  • Perks – Free refills on coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Your Sunday brunch in San Francisco should have them.
  • Know the menu – If you are headed to a busy place, having your order ready will speed things up.
  • Meeting friends – Does anyone in your group have dietary restrictions, and can the restaurant cater to them? Know the menu, and you’ll already have your answer.
  • Parking – Some of the best San Francisco brunch places have the worst parking. If you know ahead, you can make appropriate arrangements.
  • Popularity – If the place doesn’t take reservations, but the brunch is great, then maybe you can share a table with another group or sit at the bar.
  • Inspections – If your restaurant choice hasn’t passed all of its food safety inspections, you might want to go to a different place.


Omelet in San Francisco


When you are looking for the best brunch spots in SF, you will want to take into account all of these things. However, there are some places that are a once in a lifetime experience. Even if the wait is long, you will want to just plan for it. Bring your favorite people, sign in with the host or hostess, and enjoy each other’s company while waiting for that coveted table. Once there, savor the food, the atmosphere and the great wait staff, but make sure you take pity on everyone else who is also waiting for a table.

The Best Sports Bar for Watching Games

Football game in San Francisco

The Bay Area has no shortage of professional sports teams to see. Basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and baseball teams are all located within relatively easy driving distance of San Francisco. However, while going to the stadium can’t be beat because then you can say you were there, it just isn’t practical to go to every game for most people. Plus, there are many better venues to seek out and watch the ball game. We at the Brickyard in San Francisco know that a sports bar can make for the best experience when it comes to seeing the ball games. Here are the top 8 reasons:

    • Food – At San Francisco’s best sports bars, the food is always better than what you can find at the park.
    • Detail – Replay after replay in slow motion with expert analysis. Can’t get that at a stadium.
    • Cost – Parking, tickets, nachos, and dogs? All too expensive at the ball game.
    • Boredom – Game’s a blow out? You’ve got your choice of games at the top sports bars in San Francisco. Not true at the stadium.
    • Convenience – Most bars have little to no parking hassle.
    • Alcohol – Variety is the spice of life, and a variety of alcohol makes the sports bar a better choice than the arena.
    • Service – You think the peanut guy is great service? How about warm beer?
    • Socializing – At a bar, you can hear each other talk. At the stadium? Not so much.

Football, beer, and pretzels in San Francisco


Most San Francisco sports bars are going to carry your favorite teams on high definition TV, even during blackout dates. Choosing the right bar for you also means choosing the right food and the right type of people to be with. When you go to a bar, you don’t have to worry about children and watching your language, or about rabid fans who may go overboard in support of their team. You’ll instead be able to eat good food, have great drinks, and watch the most engaging game available anywhere.


Epic Holiday Event

Was last year’s holiday event the nightmare before Christmas? Lame food, blah drinks, boring space, and a scrooge-like staff that barely cared? Yup, we’ve all been there…and it sucks candy canes. This holiday season, don’t let the ghost of parties-past haunt your jam. Book The Brick Yard and give your squad the gift of a truly epic holiday event. We’re talking “cancel New Year’s Eve because that was just too damn live” levels of epic. Why, you ask? We could go on for days about the hype, but we let the proof in the pudding speak for itself. Here are the reasons to eat, drink, and be merry at The Brick Yard:

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College Football on Tap – NCAA BCS Predictions for 2016

College football is back and the defending national champions Alabama look to build upon their dynasty with another stellar recruiting class and a beefed up schedule! However, three other teams look to claim the crown themselves in the playoffs as Clemson, Oklahoma and Florida State all fight to be included in the national championship game in Tampa, Florida.

Here Is Who You Can Expect In College Football’s Playoffs!

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All Day, Party and Play – Adult Sport and Social Leagues in SF

This fall season, do something different after work. Turn off your phone, forget the TV, and join a fun co-ed sports team in the area. You’ll meet lots of like-minded guys and gals, show off your athletic prowess, and undoubtedly build some lasting friendships. Although the leagues have playoffs at the end of the season, you don’t have to be an all-star player to sign up.  These co-ed leagues are designed to give people the opportunity to connect and socialize in person! Check out these upcoming leagues.
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Game Day in The Bay: Top Spots to Watch the San Francisco 49ers

It’s Game Day

The San Francisco 49ers Football have a long, solid history of sportsmanship and intrigue. The team has done so well that they’ve got fans across the country and the state of California. When it’s time to get your grub on, have awesome drinks, and enjoy uninterrupted coverage with your other stalwart fans at the pub, you need somewhere to go. Following are five of the best bars in California for watching the 49ers bring their excellence to the field.
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Brioche French Toast

The Brick Yard Brunch Guide

It doesn’t really matter what time of day it is! For those looking to satisfy their hunger while having steady access to sports they love almost any time of the day, The Did you know Brick Yard is one of the best choices in San Francisco for lunch? We are always seeking to upgrade so the needs of customers are exceeded. One of our latest upgrades comes in the form of a new and improved brunch menu. Now brunch is being served up on Saturday and Sunday. This menu starts serving at nine in the morning and goes until two in the afternoon, and has some unique, delicious options that are going to make you want to come back again and again!

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Pints For Pups – Amber From The Brick Yard Makes It Happen


My Sadie girl came into my life in 2003 and I was lucky enough to have her unconditional love and companionship in my life for 12 wonderful years. She was a constant in a world that can sometimes be confusing and unsure. Her cute little face was there to greet me at the end of each day. Her silly spirit constantly made me laugh. She loved so deeply and without words. We had our own silent language, although I was convinced one day she’d speak up and say “Okay, I’ve been quiet for 12 years, here are my thoughts on your life, your friends, and your sometimes questionable dating choices” and we’d open up a bottle of wine and discuss. (Actually, that thought terrified me. Can you imagine the opinions that would come?!)

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