Where to Watch College Football in San Francisco


As summer starts to wind down and Bay Area college cities like Berkeley and Palo Alto double in size, it's time to break out your sports gear and head over to your local watering hole because college football season is getting started. Here are five places in San Francisco that are guaranteed to have a college game on their flat screens.

Kezar Pub

This well-loved city sports bar, with a group dining area in the back, is a great place to cheer on your favorite college team. Be sure to get their buffalo wings, which have won the award for the best in the city by the SF Chronicle. Best of all, they have a new app where you can stream the audio to your phone so you'll never miss a play-calling due to noise.

Greens Sports Bar

Located on popular Polk Street, this spacious sports bar is a great place to order a cold brew and sit back and watch the drama play out on the big screens. Food is not available at the bar itself, but you are allowed to bring outside food in. On nice days, the patio is the perfect place to be.

The Taco Shop At Underdog's

Proving that tacos and college football are a perfect match, this casual sports bar was founded by a Michigan State fan and unsurprisingly attracts many Wolverines fans here. Make sure to try the famous guacamole and get one of their beer bucket specials.

The Brick Yard Restaurant & Bar

Whether you want to watch a game during brunch or just catch one later in the day with some wings and a cold one, this classy establishment in the Marina district is the perfect place for game day viewing. If you are hungry, make sure to go for their signature dish the Yard Bird, which is fried chicken with apple bourbon syrup.

Bus Stop

As a no-frills Union Street favorite, this is an ideal place to catch a college game with friends on one of the 26 televisions throughout the bar. Although there is no kitchen, there is a generous bring your food policy from outside. If you are a UCLA fan, make sure to head over here to join other Spartan fans on game days.

Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She is the founder of Small World This Is, and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.