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Want to catch all of the action of the big game this year? Whatever team you’re rooting for, it’s going to be one game you won’t want to miss, especially when you mix a great bar with a fun crowd. If you’re looking to get out of the house to watch the big game, visit these top bars in Orange County to experience the action and the awesome commercials!
The Auld Dubliner
2497 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
Whatever team you’re looking to root for, there’s a a place to watch the game here that will definitely keep your head in the action. Although it’s one of the official meetup locations for OC Patriots fans, the scene here is sure to be a lively and spirited one even though the Patriots didn’t quite make it. Arrive early to get a good seat for the game and to enjoy their assortment of sliders, salads, burgers, tacos, and traditional Irish fare as well as drink specials and over 18 beers on tap including a variety of Irish options.
Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl
1875 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Football fans constantly frequent Costa Mesa 55 Tavern to cheer the Seattle Seahawks, including Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, Richard Sherman, and the rest of the team, but this year, you’ll have to enjoy the game rooting for other teams. The spirited ambiance this bar makes this place a loud and exciting group to share the big game with! Arrive early to get a primo viewing spot and bring your appetite for amazing food. The bar menu includes filet tacos, bacon-wrapped Kobe meatloaf, flatbread pizza, and nachos.
Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar
1096 N Main St
Orange, CA 92867
This year, head over to one of Orange County’s premier sports bars to watch all the action of the Super Bowl. Offering great food, entertainment, and plenty of TV’s to catch all the action, Danny K’s founder also made it a point of offering billiard tables to play a game of pool while you’re watching the big game on TV. The Orange County establishment offers 41 TV’s as well as 8 14ft HD screens! While you’re watching, enjoy terrific bar food like fried calamari, onion rings, fries, fish and chips, wings, sliders, nachos, quesadilla’s and much more!
1545 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
For the big game this year, immerse yourself into the world of sports with a seat in ESPN Zone’s special screening room, which features multi-game viewing on a 16-foot HD screen surrounded by (12) 36-inch monitors. Fans can wander into ESPN Zone to get a glimpse of the game on one of many screens to root for whatever team your heart desires. Make sure to get there early though, as it tends to fill up. Food, and great drinks will also be on hand for sports enthusiasts!
Malarky’s Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Your friends at Malarky’s will ensure that you have a great time at the game, even if you come alone. Their Yeats motto, “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet,” ensures you will find a buddy to cheer on your favorite team with. Arrive early to snag a great seat at Malarky’s, they open at 7:30am each morning and serve a kicking breakfast menu to get you started with the pre game shows.
Dave & Busters
20 City Boulevard West
Orange, CA 92868
The sports bar area at Dave and Busters in Orange gives everyone a great seat for the game. Stadium sound, massive TVs, an assortment of food and drink specials, and the hands-on-games to play during any downtime ensure that everyone has a good time, no matter what the score. Game day specials include dirt cheap Bud Light on draft, 35 boneless buffalo wings for great prices and inexpensive appetizers, including their Potato Skins, Cheesesticks, and Huddle O’Nachos.