From any seat in the house, it's impossible to miss the game at Randy Jones All American Sports Grill. Throughout the brightly-colored interior, 30 flatscreen TV's and two high-def projectors broadcast games from NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA, and more. From the bar, two dozen American beers flow through the taps, and a full wine and liquor list is also available. Paired with bar-friendly grub, the food menu is home to sports-themed American classics, such as Randy's Sinkers (a trio of pulled pork sliders), a Padre burger, and the 35's chili dog.
Thousands of miles from the Land of Erin, this lively Irish pub brings a hearty slice of Dublin-style hospitality to San Diego‰Ûªs bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Sports memorabilia and photos share wall space with Irish maps and flags, giving a lived-in feel to this relatively new establishment. Traditional Irish fare like bangers and mash and Guinness stew is served alongside American favorites like Angus beef burgers and seafood linguine. A good selection of Irish ales, whiskies and, of course, stouts, keeps the crowd going nightly until 2 a.m. A special excitement buzzes across the barstools at Stout Public House during hockey season, when NHL fans convene to watch their favorite teams go to battle on the bar‰Ûªs big-screen TVs.
Split and strike through 30 frames at East Village Tavern + Bowl. You get three games plus shoe rental during a single visit to this 12-lane bowling alley—a Gaslamp favorite for its laid-back atmosphere and low rates. SignOnSanDiego.com called East Village Tavern + Bowl a "bowling oasis/sport paradise" for its polished bar, flat-screen TVs, upstairs loft with pool tables, great food, fun bowling, and a polished bar.
If you're looking for a great brew, good grub, and a fun crowd to watch the game or listen to live music, Gaslamp Tavern is a prime pick. It's a friendly and relaxed combo of pub and sports bar, with 12 HD plasma TVs featuring all the big games and 64 tiny televisions featuring all the little games. If you prefer the outside, enjoy the weather in the outdoor seating area, where you can feel the fresh breeze while people-watching people who are watching you.
The early 20th century birthed the first incarnation of Mission Brewery, in which California newsboys and other pre–Jazz Era scallywags tossed back their sudsy concoctions before Prohibition closed its doors. Despite its short tenure since its reestablishment in 2007, Mission Brewery has already snatched medals from the Great American Beer Festival and other competitions for its pantheon of brews. In its tasting room, patrons claim bottles or sample draft beers that include the Bavarian-style hefeweizen with hints of banana, clove, and pear; a russian imperial stout; or the Shipwrecked Double IPA, a strong concoction that, like walking on hot coals, benefits from a liberal use of hops. Located just a few blocks from the San Diego Padre's Petco Park, guests can enjoy tours through the rows of gleaming vats in the brewing chambers, which are housed in the historic Wonder Bread Building, rumored to be haunted by multicolored polka dots.
When live music is the antidote for a dull evening, head over to Patrick’s in the Gaslamp. No matter what night of the week you visit, there’s sure to be live blues, soul or rock n’roll blasting from the little stage in the back. Should the evening stay fair, leave your coat at home and grab one of the bar stools on the sidewalk patio for a nice mix of music and people-watching. Inside, the pub shows its Prohibition roots with a full tin ceiling, long bar and ring of seats, if you can get one. Most evenings there’s a standing room only crowd but if you’re looking to rub elbows with the natives, stop by early for happy hour and catch up on the local gossip.