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While most people picture October as a time of colder weather and Autumn colors, baseball fans have only one thing on their mind: the playoffs. The Giants may not be there this year (it is, after all, an odd year) there is still plenty of great baseball to be seen. Sure, you can watch most of the games at home, or you can even pay extra to catch your hometown team that isn’t the San Francisco Giants, but one of the best places to watch is with fellow fans, rooting on your team on a united front. This postseason, check out some of the best bars to get you ready for October playoffs in San Francisco, whether you are in the Haight, SOMA, or in the Mission, we’ve got you covered with your place to go.
2239 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Greens Sports Bar
Right off of Van Ness, Greens Sports Bar is a Bay Area favorite to watch sports. Typically a football bar, Greens offers screenings of all the playoffs and has become a hot spot of local baseball fans. The fast-paced environment and friendly staff are excellent perks, along with their top-rated food. While there’s always a crowd, multiple TVs behind the bar make an ideal hangout to root for your favorite team during the postseason.
834 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Located in the Sunset District, Blackthorn is all things sports, and a perfect spot to watch the playoffs unfold. The dark-wooded décor gives Blackthorn its around-the-corner-bar feel, while the 20 HD TVs make sure you don’t miss a moment of your team. While bar snacks are offered, bringing in your own food or ordering from neighboring places is welcome as well.
770 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA
Rooted deep in Bay Area sports tradition, neighboring Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury District, Kezar Pub has all your baseball and sports needs. Kezar’s website keeps you up-to-date with a full listing of all sports that show daily, even with a schedule of upcoming events and times. With a full menu including their burgers, tacos and their world-famous wings, Kezar is a great spot for your October viewings.
811 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
In the heart of the Mission District, Phoenix Irish Pub offers a local hangout feel with an impressive traditional Irish menu. Shepherds pie, Irish lamb, bangers and mash, along with American favorites sliders and wings, ensure there is something for everyone as you enjoy watching the games. Make sure to get there early because the popular pub fills up quickly and always has a line around the corner.
128 King St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Located across the street from the Giant’s AT&T Park, Pete’s Tavern is the premier spot for baseball. Part of the Golden Bear Restaurant Group, the food menu is obviously one of the best in town, offering everything from traditional bar food to smoked BBQ offerings like a tri-tip sandwich and pork spare ribs. Voted “best sports bar” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Pete’s Tavern offers multiple flat screen TVs and plenty of room to socialize, even at full capacity.
Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.