Where to Watch the 49ers Beat Down the Falcons This Sunday
So you wanna get it on this #QuestforSix business? Whether you started life on Earth in gold and red diapers or have just learned what Kaepernicking is, here's where to catch the game this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons.
If you're looking to err on the cheaper side of things, head to North Beach's sport-bar-disguised-as-a-Thai-restaurant, King of Thai Noodle House on Grant Avenue. Multiple and massive HD TVs line the walls, and it's almost impossible to to drink a beer that costs more than $3 or a cocktail that costs more than $6. The draught beer selection is one of old-standbys (Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Amstel Light, Sapporo), and their margaritas are not to be missed. To sop up the booze, be sure to check out their jaw-droppingly afforable food menu.
Marina-bound? Drown yourself in booze and TVs (they have 18 of them) at The Bus Stop on Union Street. Specials for the Sunday game include Anchor Steam on draught for $4.50, a bucket of 5 Bud or Bud Lights for $18.50, Bloody Marys for $6.50, and shots of Peligroso Tequila for $5.50. Yee-haw.
John Colins in the FiDi will open its doors early at 11 am on Sunday just for the big game. Get ready to be wowed with their four huge projector screens, a ton of drink specials, and complimentary grub. During commercial breaks, DJ Troublemann will play music to keep spirits alive.
Lower Haight stalwart Mad Dog in the Fog always has specials for big games, and this time around is no different. Sip on Newcastle, Bass Ale, and Belgian beer specials from $4-5 and watch the game from every angle imaginable on one or all of their 25 screens.
Harry's on Fillmore Street will not be doing their usual Sunday bottomless mimosas, but they will have Bud Light and Coors Light buckets for $20 for six. All five of their TVs will have the sound turned way up.
For people watching and a party atmosphere, head to Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Mission Street. Right when they open at 10 am, their bottomless mimosa deal starts; drop $15 and you're on your way to a heavy day drinking session (but don't fear, their lip-smacking sausages have your back). When your eyes aren't glued to their two TVs and huge projector, you can watch the world go by on Mission through their giant windows.
Rock Bar is showing the game on all four big screens and offering Hail Mary Full O' Spice (Creole Bloody Marys, featuring picked okra, carrots, and a bacon rim) for $6. This drink is only available one day/week on Football Sundays! PBRs and a Boot Shot will be $4.90 in honor of the 49ers and they'll be spraying Gold Gem Elixir in all cocktails in honor of our team. We're intrigued! As a bonus, The Front Porch is offering a pre-order 49er Special:
For 49 bucks, folks can get the Front Porch's famous ten-piece bucket of sustainable fried chicken with the following sides: Baked mac and cheese, coleslaw, french fries, and homemade buttermilk biscuits. To pre-order this 49er Special, call The Front Porch at 415-695-7800 by Saturday the 19th at 10:30 pm and confirm your order with the team. Once the order is confirmed, chicken will be ready by 11:30 am Sunday morning for the game!
500 Club on Guerrero is always a good standby. Its chill atmosphere combined with delicious six-dollar Bloody Marys and shot-and-PBR combos (not to mention the fact that they'll deliver a Clare's french dip sandwich to you for free from next door) can't be beat.
On Mission and 24th, the El Farolito Bar is a great place to throw back a few and yell at the TV. Cheap Mexican beer abounds, as well as pool tables in the back (if you need to de-stress). Plus, its proximity to some of the city's best burritos next door at El Farolito cannot be beat–especially when you consider the fact that you can bring your burrito back to scarf down at the bar.
Speaking of food, we spent some time catching the World Series back in October (was it that long ago?!) at Hog & Rocks in the Mission, and we'll bet our bottom dollar they'll screen the 49ers game as well. If you're not going to go the fancy-cocktail route (of which they have many), you can look forward to beer-and-shot combos, as well as specials on top-notch wings (owner Scott Youkilis definitely knows how to deal with chicken at his other restaurant Maverick) and oysters.
One of the best neighborhood dives around, 3300 Club, will offer buckets of Coronas for $18, shot-and-beer combos for $7, and often they'll have free hot dogs or chili dogs to keep your stomach happy. Plus, the bartenders are sweethearts and the place is full of sports fanatics, in case you want to get into heated debates over whether Harbaugh is a decent coach or not.
Many of the city's best spots don't have their drink specials ironed out yet, so keep checking back here for updates. For more of our favorite city sports bars, check out this guide.