We could all use a little dose of SF pride these days. So when the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2nd, we'll be ready to cheer on our home team (even if they did move all the way to Santa Clara).
Bay Area restaurants and bars are ready to celebrate proper, with all the souped-up Super Bowl fare and punch bowls you could want.
Or, if you're planning to host your own watch party at home, you can order pro bowl food from Souvla, which will be delivering its limited-time feta-brined and Souvla-sauced wings by the $13 dozen via Caviar; and from4505 Burgers & BBQ, which has a big offering of Game Day Rib Packs ($50), smoked wings, and four-packs of craft tall boys ($20) available to go at both their NoPa and Oakland locations (you can reserve your order in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
So whether you're a die-hard Niners fan or just in it for the food (and the JLo plus Shakira halftime show), throw on your Garoppolo jersey and get ready to send good vibes all the way to Miami.
Where to Watch Super Bowl LIV in San Francisco
111 Minna Gallery
Cheer on the Niners from this gallery and event space where the game will be projected on four screens with surround sound. Catch some drink specials and basic snacks, or BYO game day eats. // Doors at 2pm; 111 Minna St. (SoMa), 111minnagallery.com; RSVP for free at Eventbrite.
The Valencia Room
Leave it to the Valencia Room to add some funk to their watch party, with DJs West Kraven, Oyee, Jayrocz, Kenzo, and Momix in the house to keep the party going. You'll find multiple screens and projectors inside the two story space, plenty of drinks, and food trucks. // 2pm-10pm at 647 Valencia St. (Mission), thevalenciaroom.com; register for free or reserve a table (pricing varies) on Eventbrite.
Unless you scored tix to the actual game, Emporium is as close as you're gonna get in San Francisco thanks to its 50-foot HD projector screen. Bartenders will be serving craft beer and cocktails; bring your own food; and play endless arcade games during commercial breaks. // Doors open at noon, 616 Divisadero St. (Fillmore), emporiumsf.com; $10 at door, RSVP on Eventbrite.
If you can't watch a football game without nachos and beer—or if nachos and beer are the reason to watch a football game—then Underdogs Too has the watch party for you. Reserve a small ($125) or large ($250) table to watch, snacks and brews included. // Game at 3:30pm; 3600 Taraval St. (Outer Sunset), underdogstoo.com; email email@example.com.
At this swank Marina spot, Super Bowl LIV festivities include $5 chicken, beef, Impossible burger sliders, and punch bowls, perfect for sharing with your game day squad. Plus, $1 wings and nitro espresso martinis will keep you partying till the final touchdown. // 3pm to 10pm, 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina), doriansf.com; free admission with RSVP at Eventbrite.
Don your red and gold, choose from 12 beers on tap, and then stake out a seat at Harmonic Brewing to catch the game on a huge projector or TV. Hit up the Al Pastor Papi food truck, which will be stationed outside and serving up nachos, al pastor, and more. // 1pm-7pm, 1050 26th St. (Dogpatch), harmonicbrewing.com/events.
SoMa StrEat Food
Wear layers and bring your dog for an outdoor watch fest at SoMa StrEat Food. Five food trucks will include Firetrail Pizza and The Sarap Shop, and there will be plenty wine, housemade sangria, and pitchers of beer. A DJ will keep the energy up between plays, and you'll even have a chance to score some Niners swag during contests and giveaways. // 2:30pm to 7pm, 428 11th St. (SoMa), somastreatfoodpark.com; tickets ($5) are first come, first serve at the door. Find event details on Facebook.
Get your pre-game on with The Riddler's classy Big Bellini Brunch. Choose from a magnum of sparkling wine ($125) or Champagne ($175), served with a carafe of peach or pomegranate lime juice, and feast on soft eggs and tater tot waffles. Then, head to a nearby Hayes Valley bar to watch the game. // Noon to 4pm, 528 Laguna St. (Hayes Valley); reservations on theriddlerbar.com.
Cheer on the 49ers from the Chapel while the game plays on the big screen. Grub on Holy Grail burgers and sliders (including a Beyond Meat option), smoked buffalo wings, and herbed truffled steak fries. Down a couple local beers or cocktails. // Doors open at 2:30pm, 777 Valencia St. (Mission); find event details on thechapelsf. Free admission, first come, first served.
Virgin Hotel SF
Take over Virgin Hotel's Commons Club where, for just $30, you'll get access to spacious seating perfect for your group, 90-inch TV screens, and unlimited wings. Plus, grab a beer bucket or specialty cocktail. // 2pm to 9pm, 250 4th St. (SoMa), virginhotels.com; tickets ($30) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
If you can't make it to Miami, you can still get a taste of the tropics at Palm House, which is going into full game day mode. Snack on crunchy pork and chicken tacos and 50-cent wings; pair with a punch bowl for the group. You can also take advantage of a $10 beer and shot, and even do some pineapple jello shots—because why not. // 10:30am to 6pm, 2032 Union St. (Cow Hollow), palmhousesf.com; register for the free event (food and drinks for purchase) on Eventbrite.
San Francisco Brewing Co.
Just because the game's on doesn't mean you have to be cooped up indoors. Head over to SF Brewing Co.'s Ghirardelli Square locale to watch on a 120-inch projection screen in the outdoor beer garden. (If it's too cold, there will be TVs on inside as well.) Fuel up with bites from the full kitchen, bloody mary specials, and $6 Niner Nation IPAs. // Open at 11:30am, Ghirardelli Square, 3150 Polk St., sfbrewingco.com
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Oakland
Join the Faithful at Jack London Square beer garden slash bowling alley, Plank. Work your way through more 40 beers on tap while you watch the game on more than 70 HDTVs scattered around the venue. Don't miss the opportunity to order from Plank's tailgate menu of $7 barbecue pork nachos, buffalo chicken mac and cheese, and bigger than your face bloody marys. Wings will be on offer in six flavors including garlic parm, Thai peanut, and Buffalo at 75-cents a piece. Not into football? Grab a lane or play some arcade games. // 11am, 98 Broadway (Oakland),plankoakland.com.
The New Parkway
The New Parkway is trading in films for football today—and with comfy couches, tap wine, beer, and cider, it's a little like watching the game from your own living room. Plus get healthy and comfort food options delivered straight to your seat. // 3pm, 474 24th St. (Oakland), thenewparkway.com; tickets ($15) can be found on ticketing.us.veezi.com.
Watch Super Bowl LIV at Levi's Stadium
Bourbon Pub at Levi's Stadium
While the 49ers won't be in attendance, you can still head to their home base for an all-you-can-eat watch party with plenty of spirit at Michael Mina's Bourbon Pub, where more than 70 TVs ensure you'll stay focused on the game while sipping on beer, wine, and Miami-themed cocktails. You'll have until the end of the second quarter to feast your heart out on endless offerings ranging from pulled pork sandwiches to corndog nuggets to kale salad. If you're lucky, you might even win one of the quarterly prizes. // 1pm-6:30pm, Bourbon Pub at Levi's Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way (Santa Clara), levisstadium.com; tickets ($100) can be purchased on Eventbrite.