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Best Sports Bars: Where to Watch

Check out the list of Orange County sports watching hot spots in each city. Whether you are looking to watch football, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf or boxing, we have you covered.

Game days are always better at a sports bar because you’ve got bigger TV screens, food, drinks and friends with you to root for your favorite teams. For some fans, the experience rivals attending a game in person because the viewing experience is so good and at a much lower cost and hassle to get in and out of a venue.

Best Sports Bars In OC

Aliso Viejo Sports Bars

Stadium Brewery | 26731 Aliso Creek Rd | (949) 448-9611

Anaheim Sports Bars

Harvey’s Sports Bar | 1728 S Euclid St | (714) 635-0462
JT’s Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery | 2610 E Katella Ave | (714) 634-9200
Keno’s Sports Bar | 2661 W La Palma Ave | (714) 761-5366
Out of the Park Pizza | 5638 E La Palma Ave | (714) 777-4992
Ruby’s Sports Bar | 2822 W Ball Rd | (657) 298-3226

Brea Sports Bars

Buffalo Wild Wings | 260 South Brea Blvd | (714) 582-1590
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar | 240 S State College Blvd | (714) 529-9300
Yard House | 160 S Brea Blvd | (714) 529-9273

Buena Park Sports Bars

Buffalo Wild Wings | 8301B On The Mall | (714) 538-9484
Cups | 7892 Beach Blvd | (714) 522-1036
Orange Bar | 5258 Beach Blvd | (714) 994-0088

Costa Mesa Sports Bars

Buffalo Wild Wings | 1835 F. Newport Blvd, Building F | (949) 642-3219
Garf’s Sports Lounge | 3046 Bristol St | (714) 435-4070
Hooter’s | 1507 S. Coast Drive | (714) 427-0755
The Huddle | 741 Baker St, Costa Mesa | (714) 540-0966
Turner’s Pub 33 | 1562 Newport Blvd | (949) 548-6984
Yard House | 1875 Newport Blvd A-219 | (949) 642-0090

Dana Point Sports Bars

Pepi’s Sports Bar and Grill | 34235 Doheny Park Rd | (949) 272-5957
StillWater Spirits and Sounds | 24701 Del Prado Ave | (949) 661-6003
Sunsets Bar & Grill Capo Beach | 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy | (949) 276-8880

Fullerton Sports Bars

Big’s | 323 N State College Blvd | (714) 526-4950
Brian’s Original Sports Bar | 1944 N Placentia Ave | (714) 993-1401
Joe’s Bar | 124 W Commonwealth Ave | (714) 879-2600
The Bench Sports Bar and Grill | 3159 Yorba Linda Blvd | (714) 528-9150

Garden Grove Sports Bars

DOHENY’S Tavern Grill and Sports Bar | 13062 Chapman Ave | (714) 750-7016
Henry’s Bar and Grill | 10549 Stanford Ave | (714) 537-9884
Oggi’s Sports, Brewhouse, Pizza | 12362 Chapman Ave. | (714) 534-3599
The Cave Sports Bar | 10672 West Katella Avenue | (714) 603-7317
The Glen Bar & Grill | 13132 Garden Grove Blvd | (714) 663-1775

Huntington Beach Sports Bars

Buffalo Wild Wings | 7811 Edinger Ave, Ste 124 | (714) 898-8300
Cruisers Pizza Bar and Grille | 210 5th St | (657) 301-2200
Harbour Rackhouse | 16903 Algonquin St | (714) 377-3893
Longboard Restaurant and Pub | 217 Main St | (714) 960-1896
Max’s Sports Grill | 18862 Beach Blvd | (714) 962-8316
My Place Sports Bar and Grill | 5452 Commercial Dr | (714) 892-8706
O’Connells Sports Pub and Grill | 19047 Bushard St | (714) 964-6741
Old Crow Smokehouse | 21022 Pacific Coast Hwy | (714) 536-0381
Slater’s 50/50 | 17071 Beach Blvd | (714) 594-5730
Surf City Ale House | 301 Main St Suite 101 | (714) 369-2581
Surf Dog’s Sports Grill | 5932 Warner Ave | (714) 846-5700

Irvine Sports Bars

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse | 13130 Jamboree Rd | (714) 665-8595
Buffalo Wild Wings | 14110 Culver Dr | (949) 872-2999
Dave & Buster’s | 661 Spectrum Center Drive | (949) 727-0555
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar | 13290 Jamboree Rd | (714) 731-9700
Yard House | 620 Spectrum Center Dr | (949) 753-9373

Laguna Beach Sports Bars

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse | 280 S Coast Hwy | (949) 494-3802

Laguna Niguel Sports Bars

Knolls Restaurant | 29971 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel | (949) 495-1453

Lake Forest Sports Bars

Heroes and Legends Bar and Grill | 22741 Lambert St | (949) 583-7777
Los Cabos Sports Bar & Grill | 20702 Lake Forest Dr | (949) 215-4081
Peanuts Pub and Deli | 22722 Centre Dr A | (949) 472-3922

Los Alamitos Sports Bars

Burgart’s Sports Bar | 4961 Katella Ave | (714) 820-2800
Griffins Grill | 11272 Los Alamitos Blvd | (562) 794-9337

Mission Viejo Sports Bars

Mulleady’s Sports Pub | 27695 Santa Margarita Pkwy # B | (949) 380-3752
Oggi’s Sports, Brewhouse, Pizza | 24042 Alicia Pkwy | (949) 215-8570

Newport Beach Sports Bars

Classic Q | 4251 MacArthur Blvd | (949) 261-9458
Helmsman Ale House | 2920 Newport Blvd | (949) 220-7599
Original Pizza Sports Bar and Grill | 3100 Irvine Ave | (949) 574-4995
Mutt Lynch’s | 2300 W Oceanfront | (949) 675-1556
The Lot at Fashion Island | 999 Newport Center Dr | (949) 281-0069

Orange Sports Bars

Ace’s Bar and Grill | 3538 E Chapman Ave | (714) 628-9404
Buffalo Wild Wings | 1500 E Village Way | (714) 921-3105
Buffalo Wild Wings | 20 City Blvd., Ste 901 | (714) 939-9151
Danny K’s Billiards and Sports Bar | 1096 N Main St | (714) 771-9706
Dave & Busters | 20 City Blvd W | (714) 769-1515
Jimmy Bones | 1815 E Chapman Ave | (714) 532-4920
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar | 1623 W Katella Ave (714) 769-7020
Salty Dawg Tavern | 1214 N Parker St | (714) 532-9977
Second Base Bar and Grill | 1535 W Chapman Ave | (714) 363-3666
Tilted Kilt | 1625 W Katella Ave | (714) 633-5458

Placentia Sports Bars

Clubhouse Grille & Sports Bar | 2053 E Orangethorpe Ave | (714) 528-7000

Rancho Santa Margarita Sports Bars

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse | 22022 El Paseo | (949) 835-1890
Daily’s Sports Grill | 29881 Aventura | (949) 858-5788

San Clemente Sports Bars

Daily’s Sports Grill | 204 S El Camino Real | (949) 522-9010
Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill | 1717 N El Camino Real | (949) 492-2410
Mulligans Sports Bar | 1401 Calle Valle | (949) 492-4400
The Local | 207 S El Camino Real | (949) 545-7006
The OC Tavern | 2369 South El Camino Real | (949) 542-8877

San Juan Capistrano Sports Bars

Paddy’s Station | 26701 Verdugo St Suite B | (949) 661-3400
SJH Sports Bar & Grill | 32120 San Juan Creek Rd | (949) 240-1919

Santa Ana Sports Bars

Buffalo Wild Wings | 3811 S Bristol Ave | (714) 540-1737
Next Round Bar and Grill | 200 N Broadway | (714) 949-2016
Silva’s Sports Bar | 3672 S Bristol St, Santa Ana | (657) 266-0991

Seal Beach Sports Bars

Glory Days Beachside Grill | 620 Pacific Coast Hwy | (562) 594-3800

Tustin Sports Bars

Rock & Brews | 1222 Irvine Blvd | (714) 760-4307
Tustin Brewing Company | 13011 Newport Ave #100 | (714) 665-2337

Villa Park Sports Bars

The Post at Rockwells | 17855 Santiago Blvd | (714) 921-0622

Westminster Sports Bars

Keg Sluggers Sports Bar | 7821 Westminster Blvd | (657) 340-1076
Michael’s Sports Pub & Grill | 15192 Goldenwest St | (714) 373-5665
Ruby’s Sports Bar | 7132 W Garden Grove Blvd | (714) 622-4395

Yorba Linda Sports Bars

Canyon Inn | 6821 Fairlynn Blvd | (714) 779-0880

Unincorporated Area Sports Bars

M & C Grill Sports Bar | 31911 Dove Canyon Dr, Trabuco Canyon, CA | (949) 709-7499


Things Every Sports Bar Must Have

Tasty Food with Variety: Everybody has different taste buds but make sure menu fits what you’re looking for in a sports bar. Shareable foods like wings, pizza, fried or popcorn are must for a large group.

Exceptional Service: A perfect atmosphere with great TVs and top notch food and drinks is all a waste if there no one around for service or the kitchen or bar is over-loaded and you’re waiting long times for service. Personality and energy matter too.

Great Atmosphere: In a good bar, you can tell what type of place it is just by walking in the door. A good sports bar will have sports memorabilia hanging on the wall preferably from your favorite team. The bar needs to be a clean and inviting place, with a layout that’s not too confusing.

Comfortable Seating: The average person spends four hours at a sports bar. Restaurants and bars often have uncomfortable chairs to move people in and out faster. You are going to spend a lot of time at the bar, you should have a comfortable place to sit, and relax. Overstuffed chairs/recliners, bar stools that have backs and arms, or comfortable furniture can be a huge point of differentiation.

Latest Technology: Large HD TVs are a must but the audio/video can be just as important especially for big games. Wi-Fi service is a plus.

Sight-lines to a Lot of TVs: You want to see the TV or even multiple TVs and that’s why you are visiting a sports bar instead of staying home.

What’s Available: You’re coming specifically to watch sports so look for a sports bar that specifically lists the sports lineup for the day. This means they take their sports seriously and you don’t have to worry about tracking down the staff to turn to a big game.

Drink Selection/Specials: Whether it is a wide variety of wine and beers both on tap and bottle or well drinks, consider what you’re drinking and is it served at the local sports bar. Drink specials are always a bonus.

Other Entertainment: The sports games are great but additional entertainment in between games like an arcade with games lined against the wall, a pool table, darts, or air hockey is a huge plus.

Reservations/Wait Times/Time Limits: Big games can be especially crowded so a reservation is advised, if possible. Other places have long wait times where you’ll miss the game before you get in. Lastly, some establishments have time limits so if you’re looking to watch morning and afternoon football you may have to do so somewhere else.


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