10 Spots to Catch a Football Game in Laguna Beach

The best local restaurants and lounges that will "tackle" your appetite for the big game!

1. Laguna Beach Beer Company

Laguna Beach Beer Company is a passion project started by two Laguna Beach natives. These guys have knowledgeably created an extensive offering of amazing guest taps and their own high-quality, noteworthy ales that will make you appreciate the craft whether you are a beer lover or not. Enjoy a variety of brews accompanied with shareable plates, salads, sandwiches and so much more! With 6 TVs and a projector you are sure to get a front row seat to the game from anywhere in the house.

2. Hennessey's Tavern

This vintage Irish-style pub, features their famous giant hamburgers, a selection of “Henne Benne” breakfasts, and juicy certified Angus beef steaks, making Hennessey's the perfect spot to have a hearty meal while watching the big game. With their laid-back atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to catch the game with your closest friends!

3. Marine Room Tavern

Marine Room Tavern is a Laguna Beach favorite! It's been a neighborhood watering hole for over 75 years, and is the place where locals still love to gather. The drinks are stiff and reasonably priced with a wide selection of whiskeys, bourbons, and craft beers. Shoot some pool with a drink in hand while you enjoy the big game!

4. Nick's Laguna Beach

Committed to quality and excellence, Nick's Laguna Beach achieves just that by serving straightforward yet superbly executed New-American and California-inspired comfort cuisine. Enjoy a delicious meal with a drink at their wildly popular central island bar while you and your loved ones catch up with the big game on their TVs.

5. Reunion Kitchen + Drink

Reunion Kitchen + Drink takes American classics and makes creative culinary decisions that will surprise you while still satisfying your soul, the way comfort food surrounded by good company always does. The menu is expansive, and we guarantee that there will be something for each one of your friends. Come with your crew and get ready to be bubbling over with delightfully crafted food and cocktails. Their location is also perfect for large groups looking for fun without worrying about tables nearby. The restaurant itself is sizeable, and you'll have no trouble finding parking around here unlike on the busier streets of Laguna.

6. Lumberyard

Lumberyard features all-American favorites from prime steaks and rotisserie chicken, to fresh fish and barbecue ribs. This restaurant is located in a historic building on Forest Avenue and it properly pays homage to its history with its cozy, home-like atmosphere and quality American comfort cuisine making it a grand place to enjoy a sports game!

7. Avila's El Ranchito

When Salvador Avila came to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico with his wife and children, he came with hope and the American dream in his heart. Five decades later, Avila and his children own and operate one of the most well known and highly successful groups of Mexican restaurants in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, Avila’s El Ranchito restaurants. Avila's El Ranchito was voted best Mexican Restaurant in the OC! Family owned, operated, and loved since 1966. You're sure to feel at home while enjoying any sports game here. 

8. Skyloft

Skyloft offers ocean views and rooftop dining in a relaxing atmosphere with fast and friendly service. The menu features a balance of seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and specialty smokehouse BBQ items. Enjoy nightly live music or watch your favorite team on high definition TV's throughout the restaurant.

9. The Cliff Restaurant

Located in Laguna Village, The Cliff Restaurant offers a world class menu with an unsurpassed dining experience. Enjoy the 180 degree whitewater views from the multi-level patio while enjoying a relaxing breakfast or lunch, or catch a romantic sunset over dinner with a special friend while enjoying the game.

10. Las Brisas

Las Brisas delivers elevated Californian-Mexican fare, with a focus on bringing an excellent sea-to-table experience. With laser attention to detail and quality, this restaurant successfully serves creative and delicious dishes that set it apart from the many Mexican restaurants sprawled throughout Southern California.

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