(credit: O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille)
Watching the latest in sports with some close friends, good food and drinks should’t be a difficult task, especially in Southern California. You can get all of that in the variety of established bars located all over Orange County. From well-known locations to hole-in-the-wall local favorites, there is something for everyone when looking for the best sports bars in the OC.
O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille
19047 Bushard St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
O’Connell’s sports bar has been a local favorite for quite some time and for good reason. The service, food and prices are hard to beat and with more than 20 televisions in its bar, you will never a miss a game when you are here. The ultra-casual environment and friendly service will keep you coming back with your friends. It’s not a fancy place, but it’s the perfect comfortable location to grab a quick drink and a bite to eat while watching the latest game.
Rudy’s Pub & Grill
3110 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
The former House of Pies was on the very lot more than 20 years ago until it was turned into an upscale French eatery known as the Boozy Rouge. In 1990, the building was remodeled and turned into DP’s Pub & Grill and later in 1999, bought out by Rudy’s Pub & Grill. Following a makeover in 2004, this place transformed to the classic warehouse design with a 40-foot retractable roof that is perfect for the California sunshine in the summer. With more than 32 high-definition plasma televisions throughout the bar, locals are always catching the latest game and enjoying the menu that has expanded under Chef David Baumann.
Michael’s Sports Pub & Grill
15192 Goldenwest St.
Westminister, CA 92683
Thirty-five big screens and 27 beers on tap are great elements for a great sports bar. If you are a sports fan, you go to Michael’s where you get the fan experience full of energy. The staff is friendly and in tune with the sports world which can give a great feel of being at a game. The appeal of any good sports bar lies in its food, drinks and sports programming, all within a great atmosphere. Owner Michael frequents the bar often and loves to talk sports.
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Turner’s Pub 33
1562 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
When you want to watch the big game, you want a place that has the television, the food and the drinks. At Turner’s Pub 33, you can have just that. Locals favor this bar when it comes to gathering their friends to watch any big game. It provides pool tables and dart boards for all to enjoy and really provides an atmosphere that is relaxed and comfortable.
Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar
1096 N. Main St.
Orange, CA 92867
Founder of the billiard and sports bar, Danny Kuykendall, is one of California’s leading tournament directors and comes from a background in billiards. He is a world-class pocket billiard player and believes it to be an art form. When you enter his bar, you can enjoy any sports game on one of the 41 television sets. There is also a wide selection of food available which is perfect for gathering friends, shooting some pool and watching the game.
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