Before sports bars, the only way to loyally follow your team was either from the bleachers or in a windowless van. Curb creepy behavior with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale bar fare and craft beers at Press Box Sports Lounge in El Cajon.
Press Box Sports Lounge is a premiere play palace for sports enthusiasts entertained by a stylish menu, some 32 craft beers, and 15 HD TVs. Five-star kitchen king Jesus Frias preps palates with a starting line-up of appetizers, such as coconut shrimp ($10.95) and Kobe sliders coronated with gorgonzola cheese ($11.95). Turn side dishes into meals with piles of Press Box fries, six varieties come dressed in saucy lapels, cheese fringe, and rows of snap-on onions. In addition to his burger and sandwich stars ($10.95+), Frias sizzles 10-ounce cuts of new york strips steaks ($23.95) and lamb chops ($23.95) to soothe rampaging appetites or well-done black eyes.
Accented with rich wood and dark, leather sofas, Press Box exudes a classy swagger reserved for distinguished sportsmen and hockey players who prefer not to fight. Recline at the bar with a specialty cocktail or sip a freshly poured mug of Moose Drool ($5.50)—just one of more than 100 beers cruising the keg lines and lining back-bar coolers. The lounge also broadcasts every major sports package on its HD TVs, prompting laughter, occasional outrage, and sharp debates over baseball instant replay.
Rancho San Diego
2990 Jamacha Rd.
El Cajon, California 92019