San Francisco’s most epic Super Bowl watch party spots (2024)

By Christina Campodonico

With the San Francisco 49ers facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Bay Area—for the most part—is gearing up to cheer on the Niners in what promises to be an epic rematch between the two teams.

While your couch may be a fine viewing spot for most run-of-the-mill movie fare, this might be one occasion where you’ll want to get out and be with a crowd. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch this year’s Super Bowl around the Bay. From a swirling Taylor Swift roller disco party to an oyster-fueled fête on Polk Street, here are over a dozen ways to party on Super Bowl Sunday—even if you’re not into football or keeping score.


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Swivel between co*cktails and a sculpture wall at True Laurel

A swanky co*cktail bar is not the usual scene for a raucous football party, but the Mission’s True Laurel is switching things up with its first-ever Super Bowl bash. (Reserve here.)

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The upscale bar from Lazy Bear’s David Barzelay will serve American comfort food with a gourmet twist, including its signature dry-aged beef patty melt on slices of griddled pain de mie and twice-baked potatoes. But the real showpiece of the experience is the restaurant’s built-in Isamu Noguchi-inspired sculpture wall, where the big game will be projected.

🗓️ 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
📍 753 Alabama St., Mission

Roller disco with Swifties at Church of 8 Wheels

Some surmise that more young women will tune in this year due to Taylor Swift’s much-followed romance with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. So we’ll see how many Gen Zs show up at Church of 8 Wheels’ rolling dance party on Sunday. Swift fans of all ages are welcome to swirl around and shake it off while the game (and Usher’s halftime show) are projected on a 20-foot screen.

🗓️ 3-7 p.m.
📍 554 Fillmore St., Alamo Square
🎟️ $15-$25

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Join the Chiefs tribe at BuzzWorks

Chiefs fans may be in the minority around here, but there’s one haven where Kansas Citians can assemble undisturbed by Niners devotees. Craft beer and sports bar BuzzWorks announced last week that it would ban 49ers fans from its bar for the Super Bowl and throw a “Chiefs Fans Only” celebration where the “faithful” could congregate. Bar owner Vlad Cood has since said that his words were taken out of context but advised that Niners fans might feel more comfortable at his establishment’s sister bar, Butter, across the street.

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🗓️ 11 a.m.
📍 365 11th St., SoMa
🎟️ No cover

Play the classics while you watch at Emporium Arcade Bar

It’ll be a game orgy at Emporium’s bash, where the main attraction will be projected on a 50-foot, high-definition screen. This is the place to go if your crew isn’t filled with football heads. While the game will be blasting, less sporty types can still get into the competitive spirit, playing the bar’s wide assortment of table and arcade games—from Pac-Man to air hockey.
Noon-10 p.m.
📍 616 Divisadero St., NoPa
🎟️ $10; 21+ only

Work out your nerves on a pingpong table at Spin

You can also get into the competitive spirit at pingpong lounge Spin’s Ultimate Super Bowl LVIII Watch Party. The table tennis social club co-founded by actress Susan Sarandon throws a tailgate-themed watch party, including an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar.

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You can follow the game on one of the sleek venue’s large-screen TVs, but if things get too tense, you can always turn your attention to a round of pingpong, which is unlimited the whole day.
🗓️ 2:30-8 p.m.
📍 690 Folsom St., SoMa
🎟️ $74.99+

Drop oysters and bottles at Mayes Oyster House

This popular spot for bivalves and watch parties throws a blowout bash for fans, featuring DJs, $1 oysters and even $250 table service. Whether you are on a limited budget or prepared to live large, 49ers attire is encouraged. Entry is free before 3 p.m.

🗓️ 2-8 p.m.
📍 1233 Polk St., Polk Gulch

Swoon over Usher at Manny’s

The community living room and civic events space Manny’s hosts a “Super Gay” football watch party that’s LGBTQ+-friendly and welcoming to people who don’t know a thing about football. Expect lots of sparkles and glitter at this party for those who only really care about the halftime show. You’ll get to see Usher—and his backup dancers—on a 100-inch screen.

🗓️ 3-8 p.m.
📍 3092 16th Street, Mission
🎟️ Free

Join the official Niners party at Thrive City

If you want to be at the center of the action—without buying a ticket to Vegas—head to Chase Center’s Thrive City, which is hosting the 49ers official watch party on Sunday.

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Billed as an “authentic Levi’s Stadium experience,” the event will broadcast the game across the venue’s TVs and rev up fans with chants, scoring songs and swag giveaways. Admission is free, but diehards plan to RSVP via Eventbrite and get there early, as entry is first-come, first-served.

🗓️ 2-7 p.m.
📍1 Warriors Way, Mission Bay
🎟️ Free

Watch the Super Bowl Al Fresco at the Crossing at East Cut

If Thrive City gets too crowded and you’re looking for a similar vibe, head to the Crossing at East Cut, which is also hosting a free outdoor Super Bowl Watch party in its family-friendly beer garden and open-air food court, replete with patio furniture, umbrellas and picnic tables. The Crossing’s Greyhound bar will be the epicenter for watching the epic sports battle between the 49ers and the Chiefs on a giant screen, but if you get a craving, you can grab a taco, gyro or ice cream from the Crossing’s “gourmet grotto” of food kiosks.

🗓️ 2:30-7:30 p.m.
📍 200 Folsom St., East Cut
🎟️ Free

East Bay

Kick back on couches at the Parkway

Of course, you can just watch from the comfort of your own couch—but where’s the fun in that? If you’re looking for comfort and camaraderie, head to Oakland’s “second living room,” the New Parkway, which will project the face-off in a movie theater filled with comfy couches and armchairs—allowing you to cheer communally.

🗓️ 3:30 p.m.
📍 474 24th St., Oakland
🎟️ $16

Take in a cinematic experience at the Lot

Make your Super Bowl viewing experience even more cinematic at the Lot, a high-end movie multiplex with a restaurant, cafe and bar. The luxury theater is not only screening the big game in its state-of-the-art movie house. Your ticket also includes an unlimited barbecue buffet of hamburgers, chicken wings, ribs and all-beef hot dogs. If you’re feeling extra, you can even reserve a table or whole theater for your personal team.

🗓️ 2 p.m.
📍 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite 2300, San Ramon
🎟️ $70+

Peninsula & South Bay

Get nerdy pre-game at Hiller Aviation Museum

At this family-friendly pre-game event included with admission to the museum, the real football is almost an afterthought. You can learn to fly a drone through football uprights, learn about the aerodynamics of paper footballs, test out football-inspired parachutes and program robots to run plays. The event’s high point happens at noon when a real helicopter will drop hundreds of foam footballs from the sky.

🗓️ 10 a.m.-Noon
📍601 Skyward Road, San Carlos
🎟️ $14-$21

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Blend golf, tacos, drinks and football at Tipsy Putt

Let’s give a quiet golf clap for Tipsy Putt’s celebratory Niners party. For $49 bucks—in honor of the 49ers, of course—you can mini-golf all afternoon long while checking in on the score in a private viewing area. Tacos are all-you-can-eat, and drinks are bottomless as well.

🗓️ 3 p.m.
📍 301 West McKinley Ave. #150, Sunnyvale
🎟️ $49

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Where can I watch Super Bowl for free? ›

If you don't want to pay for cable or a streaming service, you can use a free trial from DirecTV Stream or fuboTV to watch the Super Bowl for free — just remember to cancel your subscription before the trial ends. Check out DirecTV Stream's five-day free trial here or fuboTV's seven-day free trial here.

Why did the 49ers lose the Super Bowl? ›

The team clearly didn't know the overtime rules in the playoffs. Many of them thought they could end the game with a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, which they couldn't -- the Chiefs were guaranteed a possession.

Who did 49ers beat in 5 Super Bowls? ›

Following his retirement, the 49ers returned to the Super Bowl in 1995 with Steve Young under centre, and San Francisco beat the San Diego Chargers in a 10-touchdown thriller to become the first team to win five Super Bowls.

Can I watch the Super Bowl anywhere? ›

Where is the Super Bowl streaming? CBS will air Super Bowl LVIII. Paramount+ is the streaming home to 2024 Super Bowl. In addition to Paramount+, you can catch Super Bowl 2024 on Fubo and Hulu + Live TV, both of which carry the CBS Super Bowl LVIII live feed.

Can I watch the Super Bowl on Netflix? ›

Stream It With A Live TV Subscription

Many people these days have a subscription to at least one of the on-demand streaming services (i.e., Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video) but that won't help you watch the Super Bowl since the game is obviously a live program.

Can I watch the Super Bowl for free on Amazon? ›

Paramount+ members in the US can watch Super Bowl LVIII on Prime Video for no additional fees. If you're not a Paramount+ member, you can start a 7-day free trial of Prime by clicking “Start your 7-day free trial”.

How Kyle Shanahan lost the Super Bowl? ›

The Chiefs got the ball back with 1:53 and led a game-tying field goal drive to force overtime. Then Shanahan decided to take the ball first in overtime and didn't communicate the decision or the new playoff overtime rules with his players.

Did the Chiefs win the Super Bowl 50 years ago? ›

The Chiefs won Super Bowl IV over the Minnesota Vikings under Hall of Fame head coach Hank Stram, but went 50 years before winning Super Bowl LIV against the 49ers.

Who won 3 Super Bowl titles with 49ers? ›

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice produced 11 receptions, 215 receiving yards and a touchdown in the 20-16 win in January 1989. Rice was named Super Bowl MVP for his performance. Hall of Famer Bill Walsh retired from coaching the 49ers after winning Super Bowl 23. He won three total Super Bowls as 49ers head coach.

How many Super Bowls have the Niners lost in a row? ›

The 49ers will make their eighth appearance in the Super Bowl. The franchise has a record of 5-2 all time in championship games, but enters the weekend on a two-game losing streak in the Super Bowl.

Who is the 49ers mascot? ›

Sourdough Sam is the hardest working mascot in the NFL. Striking gold at Candlestick Park in 1994, Sourdough was drafted to the 49ers as the team's official mascot! Sourdough Sam is a gold miner that loves to have fun, and pumps up the 49er faithful at every home game.

How can I watch the Super Bowl in California? ›

How to watch at home: If you're hosting a party or watching from your couch, CBS and Nickelodeon will air the Super Bowl at 3:30pm. You can stream the game on Paramount+ or sign in with your TV provider on

Where can I watch the Super Bowl for free if I don't have cable? ›

If you want to watch the CBS broadcast for free, you can watch the 2024 Super Bowl on demand with Paramount+ (free trial, then $5.99/month), with Fubo (free trial), with DirecTV Stream (free trial) or by signing up for Sling (promotional offers, cheapest streaming plans).

Is the Super Bowl on Netflix or Hulu? ›

Yes, the Super Bowl is on Hulu + Live TV, so you'll have to have a Live TV subscription to watch the Super Bowl on Hulu. To watch the Super Bowl on Hulu + Live TV, all you'll have to do is tune into CBS (or Nickelodeon, if you prefer your broadcast with a healthy side of slime) at 6:30 p.m.


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