Orange County has developed one of the most in-depth bar scenes in Southern California to watch the Super Bowl. For sports fans who want to watch the game in a local’s hang-out or a popular sports bar, we have the best places to watch the big game.
Malarky’s Irish Pub
Since 1977, Malarky’s Irish Pub has been one of the most festive bars in Orange County to watch the super bowl. Malarky’s has an extensive lunch and dinner menu including a gourmet burger menu. The pub is open at 7:30am until 2am, with free wi-fi available to help surf the internet while watching the big game.
Blackie’s By The Sea
Looking for an oceanfront view to watch the big game? Blackie’s offers the coldest beer on tap right within the heart of the Peninsula. Blackie’s is a popular local hangout in Newport Beach, where visitors are treated like family. There are 15 televisions within the bar to watch the game including 4 42” plasma and 6 32” LCD televisions. Blackie’s has yummy snacks and sandwiches to help wash down your cold beer.
The Cellar is located right within the hottest part of Fullerton offering a relaxing and elegant location to watch the Super Bowl. The Cellar was designed by the same designer of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. It has been a long time favorite to many celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor. There is extreme attention to detail put into every drink poured for guests of The Cellar on Super Bowl Sunday.
Joe Jost’s has been a popular tavern style bar’s since 1934. Joe Jost’s is known for their cold beer and their popular Joe’s Special, an all beef sausage on rye bread sandwich. Enjoy one of the coldest beers in Long Beach, while watching the Super Bowl. Joe Jost’s serves freshly roasted peanuts and is home to the popular pickled eggs.
The Catch has been a favorite to sports lovers in Orange County for many years, becoming a favorite place for local athletes to enjoy a drink after a big game. Guests can enjoy drinking one of their hand crafted beers paired with one of the famous burgers while watching the Super Bowl. This bar can get busy, so get a good view of the game by arriving early.
OC Sports Grill
Visitors might get an opportunity to watch the big game in the company of retired NFL players. The regional NFL alumni association has voted the OC Sports Grill as their favorite bar. This bar has over 50 HD TV’s with 3 HD big screen televisions giving everyone a front row seat to watch the game. OC Sports Grill is also home of the famous 100 oz tapper, allowing plenty of cold beer to go around.
Various live broadcastings are always taking place at the ESPN Sports Zone. This bar has 120 HD televisions to watch the game while enjoying delicious food from their American grill menu. There is a 10,000 square foot interactive sports arena to play in while taking a break from watching the game.
Shelby is the author of Glitterful Felt Stories, where she writes about parenting, work-life balance, healthy eating, and life as a Mom. She is also a columnist for a local newspaper and various magazines. She has three little children under the age of nine, and lives in Orange County, California.