With millions of people across the United States tuning in to watch the Super Bowl each year, it’s not a question of whether you’ll watch the game, it’s a question of where. From sports bars to Irish pubs to outdoor grills with big screens, if you find yourself in Santa Monica for the Super Bowl, make a beeline for one of these coveted hot spots.
The Daily Pint
With pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, plenty of big-screen TVs, and a hefty selection of draft beers and whiskey, offbeat bar, The Daily Pint, is an ideal spot to watch the big game.
Screening virtually every sports game from around the world on its 50 TVs, Busby’s West is a Santa Monica live sports hot spot. Choose from 20 draft beers, and chow down on burgers, wings, and more.
Del Frisco’s Grille
Want a side of ocean views with your Super Bowl? Reserve an oceanside patio table at Del Frisco’s Grille and enjoy food and drink specials, prize giveaways and more, while you watch on a 60-inch screen.
O’Briens Irish Pub
With 15 flat-screen TVs throughout the pub and an electric atmosphere, O’Briens Irish Pub is one of the best places in Santa Monica to watch the Super Bowl. Plus, its beers, food and service don’t disappoint.
Rub elbows with the locals at Rick’s Tavern – a chilled neighborhood bar on Main Street that’s perfect for low-key live sports accompanied by cool draft beer and a classic pub menu.
Santa Monica’s original Irish Gastro Pub, Sonny McLean’s, is also a perfect place in town to catch football games – with 40 beers and ciders on tap, 23 flat-screen TVs, and housemade specialties.
You can catch all the big games in high definition at Jameson’s Pub. They offer slow-roasted prime rib specials and pub favorites and you can chase it with a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey on tap.
Open daily until 2am, Barney’s Beanery has been a popular local hangout for more than 90 years. Sixty TVs, great bar food, a friendly crowd, and a Route 66 location, make it ideal for big games.
While not strictly a sports bar, NYC-style beach pub, West 4th/Jane, still has plenty of TVs, making it a fun spot for the Super Bowl. Enjoy 24 rotating craft beers, upscale tavern eats, and more.
Ye Olde King’s Head
Famous for more than 40 years, Ye Olde King’s Head is an iconic British Pub, Restaurant & Gift Shoppe located between 3rd Street Promenade and the beach. Its live sports schedule always draws a crowd.