It’s Game Day
The San Francisco 49ers 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.
Oakland – The Grand Oaks Sports Bar (GO Bar)
Open since 2009, the GO bar (Grand Oaks initialized) has quickly become a favorite of game enthusiasts all across Oakland. A ubiquity of flat screens cover almost every wall in the place, there’s delicious grub, and of course: beer. Also, the bar’s located in the upscale portion of downtown Oakland’s Old Town District. The interior is comfortable, it’s got that classic vibe, and has been perfectly designed for watching a multitude of games even beyond football. With specialty drinks, bottled drinks, draft beers, and margaritas, GO bar is the perfect place to support the 49ers from.
This bar may look like a “dive bar” from without, but it’s one of the cleanest bars you’ll find in the area. The beer selection is extensive, TVs are nice and modern, bartenders are friendly, and there’s plenty of fun activities to keep you busy while there’s a penalty on the field; things like darts, pool, shuffleboard, and golf. The lights are low, the bar has that classic wood construction, and if you haven’t tried their Bloody Mary, that’s worth the trip alone.
It’s hard to enjoy the game without some good eats. At The Old Pro, there’s a definite focus on food featuring quality local ingredients that yet remain in the bar’s local, casual, affordable theme. And to boot, the food’s downright delicious. Plus they’ve got the right attitude when it comes to beer. On the front page of the website is a quote from Ben Franklin himself that says: “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Amen Ben, and Old Pro!
Centered in Silicon Valley on Meridian Avenue, Rookies Sports Lodge has exceptional food, sports, entertainment, and drinks. With more than twenty-two high-definition TVs, this is the perfect place to watch your favorite team. Route for the 49ers on the main 90-inch HDTV; and if some other group has taken it, don’t fret! There are three 80-inch TVs available as well!
San Francisco – The Brick Yard
The Brick Yard is a San Francisco favorite. It caters to locals as well as those from out of town, and features an exceptional menu filled with traditional favorites and new classics. Their main idea is southern-influenced cuisine with a twist of west coast sensibility. Food’s sharable, it’s tasty, it’s simple–it’s the kind of bar cuisine you need for the game. Additionally, Brick Yard has just announced a new brunch menu which is now also available on the weekends.
Plenty Of Places To Support Your Team From The Fringes
These are five top-tier establishments that can help you bring in the victories with comfort and style. From delicious food to huge TVs and craft beverages, there’s sure to be options which will fit any party out searching for a place to root for the home team on game day. The San Francisco 49ers have had a long run and are poised for another exciting season–be sure to find the right bar before the games begin!