It’s that time of year again when friends become foes and advertisers fight to shell out millions of dollars for 30 seconds of face time. The Super Bowl is an annual happening that turns those with a casual interest in football into fanatics. Wherever you may be in Orange County, there’s a bar out there that will serve you great food, great beer and provide you with the best seats in the house to cheer on your favorite team.
Mulleady’s Pub & Grill
27695 Santa Margarita Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
If you believe in the luck of the Irish, watch your team win while dining at this popular Irish pub. The dining area is surrounded by big screen televisions and is a great atmosphere for the whole family. Choose from ice cold beers on tap, bottled brews or your favorite wine. If you’re hungry, order a shepherd’s pie, or corned beef and cabbage. Of course, you can also choose from traditional fan favorites such as the shredded beef taco or charbroiled burger.
Heroes Bar & Grill
125 W. Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
With 119 beers on tap, this downtown Fullerton hangout is a top pick as Super Bowl central. Enjoy the game with the family inside this unique restaurant filled floor-to-ceiling with old black and white photos and rustic antiques. Food is served in heaping proportions and covers the field from nachos to burgers to seafood pasta. Heroes prides itself on being an All American bar, which pairs well with an All American sporting event such as the Super Bowl.
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company
23641 Via Linda
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
All it takes is one look inside Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company and there’s no doubt this restaurant is dedicated to sports. Sports memorabilia cover the walls and televisions hover over the dining area. The restaurant’s signature pizza has even been named the official pizza of some of the area’s greatest pro sports teams, such as the Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Chargers. Enjoy great beer, pizza and wings while watching the big game with a dining room full of screaming fans.
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1545 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
If you can find a table inside of this sports zone on game day, you’ve scored yourself a touchdown. This sports-themed restaurant has a dedicated screening room with a 16-foot, high-definition screen surrounded by a dozen 36-inch monitors. If that’s not enough, it also offers a family friendly dining room with high-definition, flat-screen televisions. ESPN Zone can accommodate large groups and might be perfect for your private Super Bowl party.
Players Sports Grill
24401 Ridge Route Drive 105B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
If you’re tired of mediocre hamburgers on game day, check out the sports grill that prides itself on its upscale cuisine and quick service. Players Sports Grill combines fine dining with a sports bar atmosphere. With more than 40 high-definition, flat-screen televisions and 20 beers on tap, you won’t miss a second of the action. Don’t worry about running out of food at half time. This grill serves up full racks of ribs, porterhouse steaks, pastas and even swordfish. If you really have a hankering for burgers, try the bleu cheese burger or ortega burger served with fries, salad or coleslaw.
Truc Dever is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.