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70+ Places to Watch the Game in North County San Diego (Master List)

where can i watch the game in san diego north county

No matter what sport you’re into, North County has a seemingly endless list of bars and restaurants where you can cheer on your favorite sports team. From cozy dive bars to luxury lounges, these places have multiple large screens to feel right in the action, delicious food options, and other fun amenities to enjoy with your friends and family.

sports bars in san diego north county coastal

(Del Mar to Oceanside)

1. Tidewater Tavern

This Southern California beach bar has multiple TVs so you can see the game from anywhere you’re sitting. Enjoy coastal fare and brews while you cheer your team on.

2. Pizza Port

Catch the game at one of North County San Diego’s best pizza places while the kids play on the wide array of arcade games. Oh, and you’ll probably want to get their craft beer for the game.

3. Chief’s Burgers and Brew

With 20 beers on tap and self-proclaimed “Broncos Headquarters,” Chief’s Burgers and Brew is, arguably, the best place to check out Denver Bronco games.

4. Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13

Munch on award-winning fish tacos as you watch from one of 27 TVs. The parking may be limited, but this place boasts some of the best beachside views.

5. Beachside Bar & Grill

North County’s “Home of the Florida State Seminoles,” has live music and 28 50-inch HDTVS so you can watch multiple games at once as the ocean breeze hits you.

6. D Street Bar & Grill

D Street Bar & Grill has some of the best drink and food specials and many TVs so there can be multiple games on in the background. The staff is very accommodating and will find whatever game you’re looking to watch.

7. Buffalo Wild Wings

This chain sports bar has plenty of TVs to watch all the games and 21 different varieties of sauces and dry seasonings for your wings.

8. Union Kitchen & Tap

Close to the Cardiff shore, Union Kitchen has an open air atmosphere, modern rustic furnishings, and good food to enjoy during the game.

9.  Leucadian Pour House

Come for the four pool tables, 13 flat screen TVS, 20 beers on tap, and great food.

10. Encinitas Ale House

This small place has tons of beer options, world famous angus and kobe wagyu burgers, and plenty of TVs to keep you entertained.

11. Priority Public House

PPH has 22 craft beers on taps and a few TVs over the bar. Try their American cuisine with a twist while you’re there.

12. The Regal Seagull

Try one of 24 rotating craft beers on tap, beer sausage made with Stone Smoked Porter, seven different kinds of mustard, and watch the game on TVs over across the bar.

13. Schooner Station Pizzeria & Sports Bar

Schooner has 24 beers on tap and 19 flat screen TVs to watch the game and a small kids zone for the little ones and good pizza.

14. The Bier Garden of Encinitas

Watch the game on multiple TVs at this quaint place with a woodsy decor and California coastal grub, and Bloody Mary’s served with beer chasers.

15. Lumberyard Tavern

Lumberyard Tavern has plenty of TVs to catch sporting events, a great selection of bourbons, whiskeys, scotch-whiskey blends, single malts, and a luxury log cabin feel.

16. Mr Peabody’s Bar & Grill

Mr. Peabody’s Bar is a dog-friendly establishment that has live music almost every night, affordable lunch specials, and TVs to keep track on how the game is going.

17. Village Pub

Although a bit on the small side, Village Pub is a cozy place to watch the game. Order a couple of $3 pint specials and munch on complimentary popcorn.

18. That Pizza Place

Watch the game on the 70-inch HDTV, eat some of their handmade specialty pizzas, and let the kids play some arcade games at this casual pizza place.

19. Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Get your game day fix with 8 large screen TVs and a great beer selection.

20. Barrell Republic

This chic and rustic eatery has a few TVs and plenty of options on their beer menu.

21. Diversions Sports Lounge

This small bar is within the Omni La Costa Resort and boasts nine large screen televisions and has a luxurious country club feel. Although a sleek place, the food tends to be on the pricey side.

22. Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot

Watch the game on one of seven HDTVs at Ignite with views of La Costa Hills and stay for the $1 oyster hour every (except Friday) from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

23. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub

O’Sullivans has nine LCD TV screens, a warm wood interior, dart boards, a couple of fireplaces, a pet-friendly patio, 16 Irish whiskeys, and live Irish music.

24. Dini’s Bistro

This family-friendly oceanfront restaurant is a casual place to drink and catch a regular season or playoff game. Stop by for $8 Meal Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm.

25. 83 Degrees

83 Degrees has 48 beers on tap, a good bourbon and scotch selection, an open dining room area, dog-friendly patio, and 14 TVs where you can enjoy all the NFL games.

26. Grand Avenue Bar & Grill

Watch NHL, NBA, or NFL the moment the season starts at this small sports bar. Customers love their breakfast menu options.

27. Oceanside Sports Bar

Come for Michelada Mondays, Wing Tuesday, Mug Wednesday, Free Pool Thursday, Karaoke Friday, and to watch your favorite sports team on multiple TVs from all angles.

28. Tremont Street Bar & Grill

Tremont Street Bar has 10 TVs to watch sports, a pet-friendly patio, 100% Angus Beef burgers, and classic American bar food.

29. Dani P’s Cork & Tap

Make Dani P’s your go-to sports bar to watch the game, play some pool, ping pong, skee ball, or sand shuffleboard, and choose from over 51 local beers on tap.

30. Mission Avenue Bar and Grill

Mission Avenue Bar has multiple TVs, 36 California beers, and over 180 whiskeys and bourbons.

31. Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank

With over 250 craft whiskeys, you can watch the game in a relaxing environment and eat some coastal fare.

32. The Draft Restaurant & Sports Bar

This place gets busy on game days or during UFC fights. With 43 HDTVs and ridiculously affordable and daily happy hour specials from 4 to 7 pm ($3.50 beer, $2 hot dog, $2 sliders, $1.50 fries), this place is a local favorite.

33. PCH Sports Bar & Grill

This “pretty cool hangout” has pool tables, board games, a jukebox, flat screen TVs, and breakfast served all day

34. O’Side Sports Bar & Grill

O-Side Sport Bar & Grill is a casual spot to watch all games, play some pool, and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.

35. Rookie’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

If you’re looking for a packed and lively atmosphere, come to Rookie’s to be in the midst of sports lovers, great food, and great beer.

36. Junkyard Grill & Sports Bar

This intimate sports bar lets you watch the game on a couple of television screens over the bar.

37. Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill

Be prepared for a crowded, but lively atmosphere at this sports bar. Enjoy from their whopping 202 beers from all over the world or their famous bloody mary.

38. Local Tap House & Kitchen

With a few TVs overlooking the bar, you can check the score while you sip one of 32 beers on tap.

39. Irina’s Bar & Grill

Taste a “little piece of Germany” at Irina’s. Enjoy watching from six large HD flat screens, German beers on tap, and domestic draft beer pints for only $2 on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm.

sports bars in san diego north county inland

(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

40. Pitchers

This dimly-lit and intimate dive bar has a massive 106 inch HD projection screen, nine flat screen televisions, three pool tables, and two dart boards so you can pass the time during the commercials.

41. The Cork and Craft

San Diego’s only brewery, winery, and restaurant combination, The Cork and Craft have 41 taps and a couple of television screens (without the sound on) if you want a nice and quiet place to relax and watch sports.

42. Kaminski’s Sports Lounge and BBQ

Kaminski’s is a family-friendly BBQ restaurant known for its Southern hospitality, decades old bbq recipes, board games for the kids, and solid selection of local craft brews. There’s 22 television screens around the restaurant to watch multiple games.

43. Urge American Gastropub

A contemporary American take on the traditional English pub, Urge serves up bar food favorites, has plenty of games for the whole family, and has plenty of TVS so you can watch every time your team scores.

44. Añejo Bar & Grill

This casual Mexican restaurant has a big projector and many flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant to watch the game and enjoy a margarita or two.

45.  Killer Pizza From Mars

With a zany and out-of-this-world decor, this pizza place has multiple games going on at the same time, and if not, the staff can help find the sports game you’re looking for on TV.

46. North Bar

This unpretentious sports bar offers 8 big screen TVs for sports lovers and a couple of pool tables. This is a cash only bar, however.

47. Plan 9 Alehouse

Plan 9 has industrial decor, a long wall lined with TVs and a small kid’s playing area making it a family-friendly place to watch live games.

48. North County Tavern + Bowl

This spacious and vibrant bowling alley accommodates both young and old with arcade games, a couple of pool tables, craft brews, and televisions lined across so you won’t miss a minute of the game.

49. Mike’s BBQ

Bring your friends and family over to watch one of their 30+ TVs and 6 gigantic (13 feet to be exact) projection screens for the game. Choose from over 55 beers on tap and some of the best BBQ in North County San Diego.

50. Cow Shed Bar & Grill

This dive bar/music venue is geared toward locals who want a nice, little spot to watch their favorite sports games, use the jukebox during halftime, and enjoy the spacious atmosphere.

51. Inland Tavern

Stop by Inland Tavern for a chic, coastal atmosphere where you can watch the game. Keep in mind, it may be packed since it’s become a go-to spot for game day.

52. San Marcos Brewery and Grill

You’ll have to be 21 or over to comfortably watch the game at the bar seating. Enjoy their handcrafted ales while you cheer your team on.

53. Rossi’s Pizza & Family Sports Bar

The kids can enjoy playing over 17 arcade games while you watch live games. Decorated with sports memorabilia, Rossi’s is definitely catered to all sports fans.

54. Phil’s BBQ

Catch the game on one of their multiple large screen TVs as you munch on some of their award-winning and top-secret BBQ recipes.

55. Urge Gastropub & Common House

This chic, modern industrial location is perfect for the entire family. Watch the game inside on one of their many TVs while the rest of the family plays a game of bowling, bocce ball and so much more.

56. Sublime AleHouse

Enjoy television screens playing sports games at this gourmet food and craft beer restaurant. Order up pizzas, burgers, and more to soak up those delicious craft brews.

57. Churchill’s Pub & Grille

Whether you want to watch American football or soccer, Churchill’s has got you covered. Plus, you can also order mouthwatering pub grub.

58. Tap In Tavern

After you’re done playing a game at St. Mark Executive Golf Course, stop by Tap In Tavern overlooking the ninth hole where you can grab any of their 25 craft brews on tap and watch the game from their 14” projector or their eight 60” screens.

59. Slater’s 50/50

Famous for it’s half ground bacon and half ground beef burgers, Slater’s offers customizable burgers and a relaxing environment to watch a football game from one of their many television screens.

60. 55 Yard Line

Enjoy watching your favorite sport on any of their 24 flat screen televisions throughout the place. With 24 beers on tap, 2 pool tables, and classic sports bar food, this place gets packed on game days.

61. Players Sports Bar

With super affordable daily specials on drinks and food, tons of television screens around the place to watch any game that’s on, and pool tables for after the game, this sports bar gets very busy even during non-game days, perfect for anyone who loves a lively atmosphere.

62. Mother Earth Tap House

Come to this award-winning craft brewery that has a couple of TVs so you can support your team and even order a pizza from Urbn Pizza right across the street.

63. Oggi’s

Open early Sunday for College and NFL football games, Oggi’s Vista has an open and bright location lined with television screens so you can catch the game from whether you’re sitting at the bar or at a table. This is a family-friendly place to order your favorite sports bar eats and a beer.

64. Indian Joe Brewing

Indian Joe Brewing has two stories (go upstairs to relax on the couches), excellent local brew, regular food trucks outside, and television screens to catch any game that’s going on that game. There’s plenty of parking and even on busy days, the place feels roomy.

65. Chili Coast Burgers

Chili Coast Burgers is a great place for locals to eat some delicious chili with a beer and watch the game at this compact, but cozy spot.

66. Upper Crust Pizza

Upper Crust Pizza is one of North County’s favorite pizza shops. It has a family-friendly environment with arcade games and a giant television screen to catch the big game.

67. Pizza on Tap

This casual pizza place may be small, but it more than makes up for it with its great selection of local craft beer, all your favorite specialty pizzas, and a few television screens to watch sports.

68. Partake Gastropub

While it only has one television screen above the bar, you may enjoy this quiet and cozy restaurant’s “mini micro” beers, locally-sourced foods, and rustic decor while you keep track of the score.

69. Rosati’s

Rosati’s has a welcoming sports bar feel. You can get a family-recipe Chicago pizza or any other of their authentic Italian dishes. With 19 television screens all over, you couldn’t miss the game even if you wanted to.

70. Vista Village Pub

This casual bar and grill has a pub atmosphere with a few television screens, a jukebox, and karaoke twice a week.

71. Stage Coach Inn

This local dive bar has fun games like pool, air hockey, darts, and television screens inside and outside on the patio. Make sure to call ahead and ask if they have the game playing, though.

Your Turn…

Where’s your favorite spot to cheer on your favorite team?

Photo Credit: PCH Sports Bar & Grill

Fred Hernandez: Fred Hernandez is a freelance writer, blogger, and musician from North County San Diego. Fred currently covers pop culture, travel, food, and politics on his blog, with his signature biting wit. Fred's work has been featured on,, and a variety of B2B and B2C companies.