Hit the Town like a Pro Near Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium

Let's be honest: when it comes to a wide selection of exciting nightlife opportunities, almost no city in the world can touch San Francisco

With all the tech money pouring in, the Mission District has become as wild and as daring as ever. The smells and sights of Chinatown remains just as exotic, too, and what can beat a romantic night strolling up Columbus Avenue of North Beach past adorable Italian cafes?

Throw in a world-class symphony and opera, plus a museum that offers the hippest, night-time adult programming around, and there's literally something for everyone in San Francisco.

But there's definitely something to be said for getting that party started as soon as possible.

Case in point: you've just walked out of a 49ers game. You are a big-time fan, and they have demolished their opponent. You are part of a sea of 49ers red jerseys pumped to keep that boisterous tailgate party that started well before kick-off going all night. What do you do?

You check out our list of local bars and nightclubs, all of them eager to meet your needs. They might not all be the fanciest of establishments, but they are close by and staffed by hard-core football fans who want to celebrate just as bad as you.

And if you happen to be a fan of the 49er's opponent that day, don't worry: all is fair in love and football. Especially after the game when some serious partying should be enjoyed by all.

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The food is excellent, but the bar area and drink selection is exotic and surprising, too. If you've just finished the 49ers game, and you want a change of pace from being surrounded by rowdy fans, check out Thaibodia. Featuring Cambodian...  Read More



Classic, hole-in-the-wall sports lounge. Nothing fancy, but it works. Woodhams Sports Lounge is a great choice for those who enjoyed a game at Levi's Stadium and just want that boisterous, post-victory feeling to go on into the late, late...  Read More

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If you've just finished a game at Levi's Stadium and are thinking about where to go for drinks or a night out afterwards, ask yourself if you enjoyed the Levi's Satadium experience. Did you like being in a large crowd, as opposed to a smaller...  Read More



Clean and comfortable sushi lounge in the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. Excellent option for before or after a 49er game. Part of the larger "Truya" family of sushi in Silicon Valley, the Saki and Sushi Lounge is closest option for those near...  Read More



Bogarts is a good spirited lounge with karaoke and special events like trivia night. This isn't a fancy wine-tasting type atmosphere, however. It's a bare necessities type bar that offers lots of fun options. Excellent choice for those that...  Read More



Fun-spirited sports bar that also features karaoke and live DJs, what separates Normandy House may be its impressive selection of games: air hockey, foosball, darts, pool and shuffleboard. But there's also a resurgence of "classic" video...  Read More

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Young, hip and tech-inspired nightclub near Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. This is the kind of mammoth, professional-level club that you'd find in San Francisco. If you want that kind of big dance floor DJ experience after a football game at...  Read More



Comfortable and sophisticated lounge that celebrates all things tech with some great Happy Hour specials. Located close to Levi's Stadium, Evolution Bar and Cafe is a great choice for those football fans who want to meet the "techies" who are...  Read More

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Good-natured brew pub that specializes in beers with only natural and organic ingredients. With a two-level dining room and a spacious patio that overlooks a small pond and fountain. The restaurant describes itself as "a fusion of brewing...  Read More

Quarter Note Bar & Grille
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The Quarter Note Bar is located close to Levi's Stadium, which makes it a great choice for watching the Superbowl. Best known for its outstanding live music schedule, which happens every night except Tuesday Karaoke. Wave magazine awarded...  Read More


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