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Best places to watch March Madness in San Diego, CA
So, it's getting to be that time of year again, the time of year all college basketball fans anticipate, March Madness! With the San Diego State University Aztec's basketball team ranked in the top ten this season, the city is buzzing with college basketball fever. Now, since most of us won't be able to attend the exciting games in person, the next best thing is a place to watch the game with true college basketball fanatics. Here are the top five hot spots in San Diego to catch all the action.
McGregors Grill & Ale House
Nestled just a few miles away from the SDSU campus, McGregors Grill & Ale House packs numerous flat screen TVs playing all the March Madness games. The crowd here is a group of intense sports fans, but with the hospitality if a neighborhood bar. Play a game of pool or shuffleboard between commercials. Great happy hours and tasty bar food keep the patrons coming back to this popular San Diego sports bar. 10475 San Diego Mission Rd San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 282-9797
A San Diego institution for over 15 years, Seau's is regarded by many locals as the "place to be" for watching any sporting event. Seau's, owned by former NFL star Junior Seau, is a mega sized sports bar and restaurant. Featuring over 60 TVs and one massive 12 x 14 foot screen, it would be almost impossible to miss any of the action here. 1640 Camino Del Rio N San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 291-7328
Player's Sports Bar
Player's Sports bar, located in a nondescript strip mall in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego, is an incredible place to experience any sporting event. Player's is frequented by some of the most dedicated sports fans in the area, so you are bound to have an amazing time watching any NCAA basketball match up. With over 20 types of beer from 9 countries, Players is a must visit place this coming March. 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 277-7060
If you love March Madness, you need to make a stop at Miller's Field in Pacific Beach. Miller's Field is a paradise for all those looking to have a few drinks and watch the big game. Located just a block from the Pacific Ocean, Miller's Field by far has the top spot on locations. Did your team lose? Let the ocean breeze cool you off on the second floor open air deck. 4465 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 483-4143
Downtown San Diego is usually known for nightclubs rather than sports bars, but Nicky Rottens is quickly changing that perspective. Located on fifth avenue, Nicky Rottens has become the "go to" place down downtown sports fans. The bar itself is designed in brick and oak wood, giving this bar an old school bar feel. Featuring daily happy hour specials, Nicky Rottens is a great value, for a more upscale sports viewing experience. 560 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 702-8068
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