2401 Camino del Rio South
Yes, there used to be a Bully's West. Now those die-hards who relish Bully's Cheers-like atmosphere and hearty menu make the regular trek to San Diego's Mission Valley, near Qualcomm Stadium, to Bully's East (established in 1971) to enjoy their sport of choice. But as one guest noted, "You might come here for the sports, but you come back for the food."
Players Sports Bar
7601 Clairmont Mesa Blvd.
Seau’s The Restaurant
1640 Camino del Rio North
Say-ow is how you pronounce it. But any way you say it, Seau's, owned by former all-pro linebacker and Charger Junior Seau, is a fun and friendly place. And, like Junior, it's huge. The grill, sushi bar, owner's special room (which he occasionally occupies), Seau's Saloon and other assorted areas encompass more than 14,500 square feet spread over two levels.
5028 Newport Ave.
Sometimes a sports bar is precisely that — a neighborhood bar where you go to watch sports. The kind of place where people hang out in flip-flops and madras shorts. The kind of place where touchdowns are accompanied by much spillage and shouting. That's the Sunshine Company, where beer (they have 27 on tap) is a real deal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with $2 off pitchers and 50 cents off on pints. You can quaff the foamy on Sunshine's ocean-view deck or in front of some of their 80 televisions. Furthermore, since mid-September, you can watch the big game on a really big TV — a full 110 inches of game-day love. Yes, sports fans, size does matter.
McGregor’s Grill & Ale House
1045 San Diego Mission Rd.
This strip-mall cloistered pub has become a local favorite. There are 12 high-def TVs to watch, but the real draw seems to be the vast game room — offering video golf, darts, pool, shuffleboard — that adds some distraction for patrons who just can't bear to watch their teams struggle.