Football is one of those sports that for me, the season seems to last forever. For others, it doesn’t last long enough. For Chargers fans specifically, either of the two sentiments can be felt during any given football season. This Sunday, San Diego faithful football fans can’t wait (or quite believe) that the Bolts have made it to the playoffs. They continue their quest to the Super Bowl with a game against the Broncos on Sunday, January 12.
Football fans will gather ‘round in a frenzy of chicken wings and cold beers hoping to see the Chargers take it one step further this weekend. It’s a good thing some of San Diego’s restaurants have hopped aboard the bandwagon and are offering some delicious menu items to please any crowd.
The game will be televised on the 16 flat screen tvs downtown at The Commons Bar. Their signature Football Sunday Brunch menu will keep you fueled throughout the day. It includes menu options such as a eggs, sausage, tater tots, bacon, and shredded cheese breakfast burrito and a Southern Bowl made with three homemade biscuits, three breaded chicken strips, and eggs all topped with homemade sausage gravy. Bloody Marys and $10 bottles of champagne are also available on game day or choose from their extensive list of craft beer.
Game Day Specials at Ciro’s Pizzeria and Beerhouse, recently undergoing renovation, in the Gaslamp Quarter includes football-themed deals for fans to enjoy while watching their team on the tv screens. The 1st Down gets you two gourmet pizzas and six knots for $25; the 2nd Down is one 18” pizza, 6 knots and choices of two appetizers for $40; and the 3rd Down gets you two 18” pizzas, 12 knots and choice of 4 appetizers for $80. Any way you slice it, sounds like a party to me.
If you are in La Jolla, head over to Beaumont’s Eatery where you can enjoy a craft cocktail or one of the ten California beers that are on tap daily. You won’t find your average game day eats, but the fare is tasty with a bit of a gourmet twist including the Short Dip, Pork Belly Street Tacos, or Wild Boar Sausage Flatbread. Beaumont Eatery is also home to Chef Morris’ Le Beast! Burger which is a ½ lb. wild boar, elk and bison blended patty topped with smoked chili marmalade, beer battered onion rings, and cambozola served on a pretzel bun.
Two of San Diego’s finest hotels provide some unexpected game day watch party options. Redfield’s Sports Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt has billiards and darts to pass the time during commercials and a menu of munchies including prime rib sliders and loaded nachos. They offer a full bar so you can get your Sunday Bloody Mary fix as well. The Sports Bar a.k.a. The Bar at Rancho Bernardo Inn is good for both guests and locals to enjoy their signature RBI cheeseburger or braised short rib quesadillas while cheering on the Chargers to bring home the win.