Sports Bars in Mission Beach

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Guava's kitchen sizzles with a menu of American, Mexican, and seaside favorites, and bartenders whip up legendary margaritas and signature cocktails. Cajun spices cling to a grill-blackened slab of mahi-mahi smothered in a sweet-chili sauce and a mango salsa made in-house ($14). The baja burrito granda ($13) clusters succulent chunks of house marinated and grilled carne asada mixed with melted cheese and pico de gallo in a tomato-basil tortilla, and the loco coconut flavors a tender chicken breast fillet with eponymous coconut ($9). Groups wash down snacks with the Bionic Beaver, a pitcher overflowing with a mix of five alcoholic varietals sweetened with cranberry juice, grenadine ($13), and a compliment from a passing stranger.

3714 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

High-quality food, all-day breakfast, and a huge outdoor patio make The Boardwalk a great place to take in a game and enjoy some sunny, flavorsome fare. No matter how late you slept off your long night of ventriloquism, snag an a.m. meal such as The Boardwalk’s most popular item, the Short on Cash ($6.95), with two eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, and your choice of two pancakes or toast with potatoes. Or try the healthy bestseller, the Acai Bowl ($8.25), served with fresh bananas, berries, and granola. Beach bums can interrupt their skiing fantasies with a selection from the lunch menu, including the Baja Mex-style snapper tacos ($4.25) with rice and beans ($2), and meat masticators can hang a fang on a Boardwalk Burger ($8.95), a ground-on-site sirloin-and-chuck patty topped with tomatoes, grilled onions, and American cheese.

3704 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Society Billiard Café combines the pool hall's social atmosphere with a full bar and eatery's complement of entrees and drinks. Pool sharks pay by the hour, sinking stripes and solids on green felt-topped tables lining the pool hall. Black chairs and marble-top tables encourage chatting over drinks and pizza slices from a full bar and food service, and die-hard pool pros can spend all three hours perfecting their trick shots off through the 8th dimension.

1051 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

By day, 710 Beach Club is a festive beach-side sports bar. But by night, it's one of the Pacific Beach area's most reliable music venues. The live acts that take the stage here are part of a packed calendar of events, which also includes trivia, karaoke, and open mic nights. The restaurant's food is also a major draw, whether you're stopping for happy hour after work or you just spent the day at the beach searching for a roomier seashell to live in. Burgers anchor the menu, including the half-pound So Cal burger buried beneath cheddar jack, green leaf, and ancho sauce. And during football season, 710 prepares a breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, and tater tots to get fans up and running early.

710 Garnet Ave.
San Diego,
CA
US

This spot has all the makings of a classic Midwestern tavern: cheap pitchers of beer, a focus on the Packers and Broncos, and a reputation as a great neighborhood bar. Locals need not worry about feeling out of place, as the Chargers and Aztecs also get plenty of screen time.

4612 Cass Street
San Diego,
CA
US

A sanctuary for surfers and Baltimore natives, Dirty Birds panders to both groups with a beachy decor and live broadcasts of Ravens and Orioles games. But Sundays also belong to the Chargers. Fans of every team can agree on the buffalo wings, which come tossed in a number of unique sauces.

4656 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US