Germany Fans Watch FIFA World Cup Final (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Watching a big game is always more fun when surrounded by other passionate fans. San Francisco is home to a wide variety of bustling sports bars, many of which make for a great place to view the Women’s World Cup. With large screens, cold brews, tasty noshes and good friends, there is no excuse to stay home. Join in the fun with other avid soccer fans in cheering on team USA at one of these San Francisco bars.

Hi Tops
2247 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 551-2500
hitopssf.com

Hi Tops is one of the Castro district’s up-and-coming sports bars. Soccer fans will delight in catching a World Cup game on one of the bar’s 15 big screen TVs. Open 7 days a week, Hi Tops has weekly theme nights ranging from trivia night to bingo. Food options include the traditional burgers and fries, but take it up a notch with healthier options like kale salad and ahi burgers. Make sure to try the popular pulled pork killer nachos.

The Mad Dog In The Fog
530 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 626-7279
www.themaddoginthefog.com

With all the World Cup games being televised live, The Mad Dog in the Fog is the go-to bar for soccer-watching fans. Located in the Haight, Mad Dog offers over 150 different beers, both imported and domestic. Bar noshes are sure to satisfy with everything from salads and cheese fries to fish tacos and buffalo wings. There is a back patio for outdoor fun, and the televised game schedule will be posted up on the Mad Dog website.

Kezar Pub
770 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 386-9292
www.thekezarpub.com

Sister bar to the Mad Dog In The Fog, Kezar Pub is just across the street from the site of San Francisco’s historic Kezar Stadium. Also a favorite hangout for passionate international futbol fans, Kezar is a top spot for watching the Women’s World Cup. The pub offers beer and wine only, and food options include a hearty breakfast menu. For breaks between matches, there are plenty of other entertainment options including darts, pool, and video games. The pub opens at a brisk 6 a.m. on weekends, so avid fans can be sure to catch every minute of the action.

Valley Tavern
4054 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 285-0674
www.valleytavern.com

With more than 37 draft beers and 17 flat screens, the Valley Tavern is an obvious choice for a great bar to catch the game. The last Women’s World Cup pulled a huge crowd to the tavern, and this year’s Cup should prove no different. Patrons can watch the game inside, or enjoy a pint out on the tri-level beer garden. The bar also is home to a pool table, video games, and a rarely-seen smoking room.

Pete’s Tavern
128 King St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 817-5040
petestavernsf.com

Located just around the corner from the Giants stadium, Pete’s Tavern is a San Francisco sports fan’s bar. The joint houses 22 flat screen TVs to air every local team hockey, baseball, football and basketball game. The food menu offers plenty of standard American pub fare such as pizza and burgers, in addition to in-house smoked BBQ options like tri-tip and smoked brisket.  Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., during which selected apps are half off and pints, well drinks, and house wines can be scored for just $5.

Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.


 

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