Watching sports seaside ensures picturesque views, while playing sports seaside leads to frustration because of rampant pass interference from a giant squid. Avoid overly physical tentacles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink at Prospect Bar & Grill in La Jolla.
The newly remodeled Prospect Bar & Grill is an upscale sports lounge specializing in California cuisine. Its multifarious menu boasts tropical flavors with spicy flourishes such as the seared ahi sandwich, served on foccacia with teriyaki glaze and wasabi aioli ($13.95), and the baja shrimp ceviche, served with tri-colored chips and a travel-sized mariachi band ($13). Wilted tongues can be watered with lush specialty cocktails such as the pomegranate martini ($10) and the Cruzan pina colada ($8) or a libation mined from the mountainous selection of beer, wine, and liquor. Sway or fist-pump to daily live music in the sleek, modern interior or take in the coastal view from the outdoor, fire-pitted patio. Seventeen plasma televisions broadcast all sports packages in high-definition glory, and are visible from atop the bartender's shoulders or any seat in the venue. Free WiFi and Wii Sports are also available.
Prospect Bar & Grill
With the Pacific Ocean as its azure backdrop, Prospect Bar & Grill invites diners into a world of live music, sea salt-laced air, and contemporary American fare. Perched high above the city, guests on the rooftop snuggle into booths and prop tired feet onto clouds, while those seated on the indoor patio view the world through glass walls. Fire pits blaze and pool balls collide as musicians play live sets all day on the weekends, and after 6 p.m. every other night of the week. Meanwhile, the scent of burgers, salmon, and pasta waft from the kitchen and mingle with the scent of the sea, concocting a multi-sensory experience that keeps patrons coming back.