Cheers, groans, beer, and plenty of big-screen TVs - they're the major components of any popular sports bar, and we bring you the top entries in San Francisco. Meet your buddies for wings, nachos, and a full slate of football, basketball, boxing, baseball, hockey, and NASCAR. And San Francisco takes its food as seriously as it does its sports, so don't be surprised if those buffalo wings comes with a side of organic Napa Valley horse radish sauce.
Even if you happen to come alone, you can count on finding a crowd to hang with, as long as you're wearing the right colors and logos! 10Best readers give a big, overall thumbs-up to Lefty O'Doul's and they applaud Bus Stop for its tasty bar food - a must when you're following a big game.
And, although San Franciscans are fiercely loyal to their sports teams (and ready at the drop of a yellow flag to give Raiders and A's fans from across the bay a good ribbing), the town recognizes that swapping sports stories is a great way to turn strangers into friendly drinking buddies. Don't be shy about your own allegiances, either; San Francisco is a tourist town, so locals are used to getting an earful from out-of-towners about their own favorite teams.
The best sports bars in San Francisco? Game on!