Fine tune your fantasy draft, throw on your team’s colors and touchdown at these San Diego hotspots for game day!The Smoking GunAiming to be the Gaslamp District’s go-to bar for weekend football watching, The Smoking Gun launched a new football breakfast and cocktail menu that will have San Diego residents blitzing downtown each Saturday and Sunday.Throw on your favorite jersey, grab your gang and head in at 9:00 a.m. for a breakfast of champions, including dishes such as the Breakfast Sliders. Root for your team while chowing down on two beef sliders served with bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, cayenne aioli and potato hash. Or order the three buttermilk Bacon Pancakes, cooked with Applewood-smoked bacon and smothered in honey-chive butter and maple syrup.What is a game of football without enjoying an adult beverage or two? To get you amped up for a full day of game watching, whether it be college football or NFL, try the Cinnamon Toast Punch. A mix of bourbon, coffee and cinnamon toast milk, this blended breakfast drink will give you the jolt you need for hours of cheering. As the day goes on, switch to the Strawberry Fields, made with champagne, strawberry aperol, pineapple and lemon. The Smoking Gun’s football breakfast is served up until 1:00 p.m., but enjoy their regular food and drink menu as games continue throughout the day. IslandsThe Islands happy hour menu will be available all day Sunday with extended happy hour from 4 p.m. to close in the bar area every Monday and Thursday. Everything the menu is under $10 including loaded Island Nachos ($7.99), Sliders ($4.99), Big Island Iced Tea ($5.95) and Coors Light ($2.99). Each location also has multiple big screen TVs playing NFL RedZone and NFL Sunday Ticket, and each restaurant features bartender-call-it specials/trivia games for chances to win gift cards and swag. Florent Wishing you had a sideline view of your favorite game? Not to worry! Florent offers the next best thing with their 17-foot, large-screen TV – the largest screen in the Gaslamp. Enjoy this massive game-day experience with deals such as $5 Mission Drafts, $6 Tullamore Dew Shots, $7 Cutwater cans and $30 buckets of Cutwater brews. Whiskey GirlEvery game is a home game at Whiskey Girl on 5th Ave.! College football Saturdays start off with bottomless mimosas, $4 Coors Light pints, $4 Bud Lights and $5 Coronas. Kick-off your Sunday with Brunch and stay for a funday with Whiskey Girl’s new arcade games and bingo. Backyard Kitchen & TapBackyard Kitchen & Tap is a San Diego go-to for a lively gameday environment nestled in Pacific Beach. A great bar for both college and NFL football, Backyard proudly supports the Michigan Wolverines, South Carolina Gamecocks and the Denver Broncos. Offering a special gameday menu and plenty of flat screens to view every game-changing moment, Backyard is the perfect place to sip on ice-cold brews and savor specialty Gameday Brats, topped with sautéed sauerkraut, onions and peppers, or Sweet and Spicy Wings smothered in tangy chili sauce.Pacific Beach AlehousePacific Beach Alehouse is the perfect place for Iowa Hawkeyes and Oregon Ducks fans to gather for affordable drink specials, flat screen TV’s, and an exciting gameday atmosphere. Fans can cheer on their favorite teams as they quell their appetites with tailored menu items, such as their Pulled Pork Sandwich, loaded with slow-roasted and seasoned braised pork, fried onion rings, house BBQ sauce and fresh coleslaw, all piled high on a warm brioche bun.Union Kitchen & TapLocated in the bustling Gaslamp District, Union Kitchen & Tap brims with energetic gameday vibes and fans rooting for their favorite NFL teams. An avid supporter of the Clemson Tigers, Union’s gameday crowds often exude pops of orange and purple jerseys, making it a go-to bar for South Carolina fans. This football hotspot also offers a menu full of gameday-inspired grub, such as Barbacoa Beef Cheek Nachos, loaded with braised beef cheeks, black bean and corn cassoulet, cotija and Oaxaca cheese, pickled fresno peppers, pico de gallo, lime crema, radish and micro cilantro. Topped off with a glass of $5 Tiger Tea, this gameday destination goes unmatched.barleymashWatch Monday Night Football at barleymash, in San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District, and score some game-day swag. Staff will be giving away barleymash logoed foam fingers to all who come to dine and drink during the game each Monday night.True North TavernTrue North Tavern, named “San Diego’s Best Sports Bar 2017” in the UT Reader’s Poll, encourages fanatics to watch games all season long by joining their NFL Regular Program Rewards. If you sign up and watch games each weekend, you’re entered to win cool prizes like Amazon Gift Cards, $100 weekly bar spends, bikes, flat screen TVs and much, much more! Located in North Park, the bar has 25 HD widescreen TVs to catch all the games and over 30 beers on tap, to help you celebrate when your team is winning, or lift your spirits when they aren’t.TavernWith 42 HD TV’s, you won’t miss a single play of any game at Tavern, Pacific Beach’s neighborhood favorite bar. Saturday and Sunday specials include a weekend brunch menu, an $8 Hail (Bloody) Mary bar and $15 champagne bottles with Mimosa Bar.Harbor TownLooking for a neighborhood spot with delicious football and some fun and games? Point Loma’s Harbor Town is your place to touchdown to route on your favorite team. BBQ Pork Nachos and Grilled Ginger-Soy Chicken Wings are the ultimate twist on traditional gameday grub. Not to mention they have deals on buckets of beers and a room full of pinball machines for some halftime entertainment. The Commons Bar A haven for the sports-driven, beer loving football fan, The Commons Bar offers a classic bar menu with a wide variety of beers on-tap for locals and travelers to indulge in this season. Fans can gather and watch their favorite teams from multiple TV screens throughout the bar, while snacking on savory wings — voted a favorite in Gaslamp Quarter — packed nachos served with tator tots or tortilla chips, meaty sliders, jalapeno-stuffed mac n’ cheese balls and more.Harrah’s Resort Southern CaliforniaLocated in Funner, CA, northern San Diego’s newest city, Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s Coutside Sports Bar is the best venue to watch football this season. Catch every big play on more than 20 TVs and enjoy drink specials during each game. Nick & G’sNick & G’s, recently opened in Rancho Santa Fe, is the perfect spot to catch any Monday Night Football game this season. Enjoy the weekly Monday Build-Your-Own Burger Bar Special, consisting of a burger and beer for $22, on the shaded back courtyard. The restaurant also offers a Sunday Brunch & Football Special on the back patio, with $15 Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. Cheer on your favorite team this season at Nick & G’s!
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