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Sep 9, 2004 09:48 AM

sports bar with good food?

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just about to begin my cali trip on friday (with all of your great suggestions from a prior post) and i need help on one more thing.

hubby and i are big sports fans. There is a college game saturday afternoon and a pro game sunday afternoon that we would like to see while we are in San Francisco.

What I need is a sports bar (probably with satelite/Direct TV - both games are east coast games) anywhere in San Fran with good food. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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    1. Sfgate has a listing of SF sports bars (see below) that is by no means complete. But stay away from Jillian's at all costs!!! And throw in just about every other Union Square place for good measure.

      Zeke's is where a local Ohio State alumni group meets to watch games. Close to Pac Bell, but it can be empty at times. Food seems to be purely deep fryer or chili.

      Pat O'Shea's on Geary in the Richmond has good food but its location is not that exciting. On the plus side, there are at least three other Irish-type pubs (Abbey, Ireland's 32, Plough and Stars) within walking distance so the location is actually pretty good.

      You may want to try the Bayside in the Marina.

      I'd like to hear what others think about Perry's in the Marina for watching sports.


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      1. re: go bears

        any clue if any of the places have the nfl ticket/direct tv? we'll be looking for the eagles game on sunday and i'm sure that the local stations out there won't have it they will have regional coverage.

        Same goes for the college game (sorta) it's psu/bc, and it's 8pm eastern time, so it might be national

        thanks again for all the suggestions!

        1. re: nittany

          If you are an Eagle fan, you will love the Kezar Pub. It is full of loud fans that come to see every game, which is usually on one of the two big screens. They also show Every other game, as well as any college game that you want to see.

          Food is standard pub food, not great, but works.

          1. re: cctut

            sounds perfect, always fun to watch with other fans!

            I'll make sure to report back :)

            1. re: cctut

              Some people have complained about "attitude" by the staff and some customers at Kezar but it may be that they're not the sports bar type or are overly sensitive.

              Pint prices are a bit steep at $5+tip.

            2. re: nittany

              Too bad you're not a Steelers fan, or I'd recommend Giordano Bros., which serves the delicious Pittsburgh Primanti-style sandwiches. It's a fun PA-loving bar right in the heart of North Beach. I bet they'll be showing the PSU game.

              Pete's Tavern on King does have the NFL ticket. It's a huge sports bar with decent food. If you are willing to wander over to the East Bay, Berkeley's Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse a good place for college and pro football. The food is better there and they have great beers on tap. Finally, there's Harry's Bar in the Marina. They have the ticket and multiple TV's. Food's not bad.

              Giordano Bros
              303 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

            3. re: go bears

              Did Pat O'Shea's re-open?

              1. re: bernalgirl

                When did it shut down?!?

                I haven't been by there yet this year (football season has yet to begin) so that's a big surprise. The website is still up but I haven't called.

                1. re: go bears
                  Richie Richmond

                  Pat O'Shea's is FOR SURE not open. It closed down maybe almost a year ago now, or a little less.

                  According to my neighborhood bar scene source there was some cooking the books and doing funny things w/ tax money etc.

            4. How about Jullian at Metreon? The good is one notch above sports bar food. Hugh wall of TV. I love watching football games there.

              1. How about Jullian at Metreon? The good is one notch above sports bar food. Hugh wall of TV. I love watching football games there.

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