Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Ocean Beach

by on January 30, 2015 · 2 comments

in Culture, Ocean Beach, Sports

OB Wonderland Pub fans

Football fans watch a game at OB’s Wonderland Pub.

By Matthew Wood

As OBceans decide who they’ll root for in Sunday’s decidedly non-SoCal Super Bowl, the bars of OB are fast at work coming up with specials to entice spectators.

Most bars in the neighborhood remain neutral between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That’s not the case for Wonderland Ocean Pub, which supports Boston’s finest (if not classiest) fans.

Hostess Jamie Vandertuyn says she expects the place to be full of Pats fans.

“I would say all the tables will be full,” she said. “Definitely get here early.”

How early?

“I would say as soon as you wake up.”

She said they’ve already taken reservations for noon in anticipation of the 3:30 p.m. kickoff.  They will have $15 buckets of domestic bottles for the game, as well as a raffle of prizes for anyone wearing Patriots gear.

The other Pats bar in the hood, Mother’s Saloon, will offer their usual $2.50 Budweiser bottles and $8 pitchers, along with 50-cent wings, $1 chicken tenders and $2 sliders. While they’re officially a New England bar, the place is also frequented by a number Seahawks fans, which should make things interesting on Bacon Street.

Perhaps they can take it out to Robb Field to decide a true champion.

The OB Noodle House’s Bar 1502 has no rooting interest, except for a few Pats fan waiters. Instead, they’ll just try to get the party going all day with $20 Sapporo towers, $5 Green Flash West Coast IPA and Jameson shot combos and $4 peanut butter whiskey shots — which are just what they sound like, peanut butter-infused whiskey.

If you are there with a crew, get the Super Bowl 49 special: four bowls of pho, four beers, four shots and an order of wings for $49.

“It’s gonna be amazing,” said manager Lindsay Bates. “Lots of creative specials. I’m really interested to see what fans will come in.”

For those who really don’t care about the game, head over to Winston’s for the Comic Bowl. Manager Jesse Egan says he and his stand-up comic buddies will be showing the game and giving their running commentary on the game, broadcast and commercials.

“It’ll be our ‘Mystery Science Theater’ version of the game,” he said.

They will have plenty of free food — pot luck style — and then comics will take the stage once the game is over.

If you want to get the day started early, Tiny’s Tavern will be hosting its eighth (or so) annual beer pong tournament. The bracket-style tourney starts at noon, so get there early if you want to sign up. It’s $10 for individuals and $20 for teams.

At Pizza Port, you’ll want to order early and often. Every time a team scores a touchdown, whoever is ordering will get to spin their homemade wheel to win prizes like shirts, glasses and gift cards. One lucky winner will get a free growler pour every month for the rest of the year.

“It’s a Pizza Port thing,” explained manager Micaela Cano, who says the tradition started in the North County restaurants for Chargers games.

Here are what other OB bars are offering for the big game (we’ve got some calls out to places and will update with as many as we can):

Lucy’s: Epic Catering will bring in a free BBQ spread at 3 p.m. They’ll also offer $1.50 off pitchers, $3 well drinks and $4 margaritas starting at 4 p.m.

Tilted Stick: $4 PBR can and a shot.

South Beach Bar & Grille: $4 bloody marys, $8 endless mimosas and $4 orders of wings.

Taika Sushi: $2 select drafts

Raglan Public House: Come by after the game for half off food and select drafts after 8 p.m.

Gallagher’s Irish Pub: $4.50 mimosas, $8 pitchers and $4 Jagermeister and Fireball shots.

One other note: The Joint will be closed all day for a private party.

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editordude January 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Please drink responsibly – have DD’s (designated drivers) or walk. Remember it’s just a game.


gristmiller January 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Looks like great fun! Epic Catering is amazing!


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