Before sports bars, the only place to view eight games simultaneously was inside the brain of a spider. Achieve octovision with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, appetizers, and spirits at Stadium Sports Bar & Restaurant in Encinitas.
Stadium Sports Bar & Restaurant, outfitted with five-dozen HDTVs, serves dishes from a menu of traditional American pub fare, 31 draft beers, and 60-plus tequilas. Go to bat against hunger with a half-pound jalapeño cream-cheese burger slathered with spicy spread and fried jalapeños ($9.99), a surf 'n' turf pairing of top sirloin and shrimp ($16.99), or sizzling boats of steak, chicken, or shrimp fajitas ($14.99). Wash down meals with frosty drafts of Ballast Point Brewing's Sculpin IPA ($7), a shot of Amate Reposado tequila ($8), or a blast from a hose hooked up to a soda machine (market value).
Those not entranced by Stadium Sports Bar & Restaurant's 165-inch HD television can retreat to the outdoor patio, where a 28-foot-long fire pit warms guests' bodies and entertains their eyes. For more active bar engagements, stake out the pool table and hustle strangers in an effort to win the keys to their private jet.
Thirty Three North
With 32 beers on tap and a full menu of American bistro-style food, trivia-players, pool sharks, and sports fans needn't move from their spot at Thirty Three North. Weekly trivia tests the knowledge of those who wish to play, while a 125" HD TV broadcasts sports games. Nightly specials occur throughout the week, and a fire pit provides a cozy spot to gather round and tell gruesome ghost stories to complete strangers.