Whether you’re a football fanatic who wants to watch the Super Bowl on giant TV screens, you think hot wings are an MVP contender, or you’re just in it for Justin Timberlake’s halftime show, we’ve tackled the question of where to watch the big game with the fam on February 4th. From tailgate plates and drink specials to kid zones and cotton candy, we’ve found 11 kid-friendly places to take it all in that will be a touchdown for your team. Scroll down for the game plan and remember kick-off is at 3:30 p.m!

photo: Heartwork Hill of Draft Republic

1. Draft Republic
Score points with the fam at this fun-filled eatery. Besides the cool vibe and bright interior, you’ll find 50 giant flat-screen TVs and cushioned booths. Little sports-watchers can camp out at the arcade and play their own game on the eight-person foosball table. Order up the Tailgate Plate which includes Smoked Ribs and Buffalo Chicken Lollipops. There are also 105 beer choices!

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Tailgate plate, $24.95

Carlsbad Neighborhood (newly opened)
5958 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: draftrepublic-carlsbad

La Jolla/UTC Neighborhood
4282 Esplanade Ct.
San Diego, Ca

2. Yard House
Cheer on your team while you chow down on the highly-recommended chicken nachos and select half-priced appetizers and pizza. Then polish off the football food with over 130 tap beers to choose from (that are $2 off). And surely, the dozens of flat screens will amaze you. Likewise, kiddos high-five the teriyaki chicken or pizza. Plus, they can practice scrimmage play at the mall.


Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight

Mission Valley Mall
1640 Camino Del Rio N.
San Diego, Ca
Online: yardhouse.com

Shoppes at Carlsbad (newly opened)
2525 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, Ca

3. Waypoint Public
Pick your favorite team to root for, then gobble up the chicken wings and shrimp tacos. Besides, the half-pints love playing with the toys, games and books in the separate kid zone. In fact, we recommend making reservations before the big day because they book up fast.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

North Park
3794 30th St.
San Diego, Ca
Online: waypointpublic.com

Del Sur
16480 Paseo Del Sur
San Diego, Ca

photo: Park 101

4. Park 101
Little quarterbacks run fast to watch the game at this laid-back eatery. Order the wings and onion ring appetizers to start, then, the Tri-Tip and local craft brews will score extra points. Kiddos can cozy up to the fireplaces or play corn hole. For the big game, there are flat screens throughout the different levels. Even more, freshly whipped cotton candy comes after the kid’s meals.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

3040 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: park101carlsbad.com

5. Pizza Port
Eat heartily on chicken wings with mozzarella sticks and large slices of bacon sausage pizza. Score a seat at one of the several San Diego locations. Littles can play pinball and video games while everyone eats picnic table style and enjoys the local craft beer.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Various locations: pizzaport.com

photo: Westroot Tavern, Michelle T. via Yelp

6. Westroot Tavern
Kick-off the afternoon with carne asada fries and 30 craft brew choices. We recommend the sliders and chicken nuggets for little tykes. Good to know: they deliver the kid’s food first. You catch every run (and angle) with the 10 TV screens located throughout the restaurant. Also, you can request to sit outside if it gets too noisy with the tots in tow.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Carmel Valley Neighborhood
Pacific Highlands Ranch
6025 Village Way
San Diego, Ca
Online: westroot.com

7. Kaminski’s Sports Lounge and BBQ
Huddle the crew and head to this Southern BBQ restaurant. Tackle the wings, pulled pork sandwich or ribs bathed in a special bbq recipe. Not to mention they have board games for the JV team to play. Above all, 22 screens enable a good spot to watch the game unfold.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

12735 Poway Rd.
Poway, Ca
Online: kaminskisbbq.com

8. Miss B’s Coconut Club
Dive into the beer cheese covered fries or calamari at this Caribbean-inspired eatery. Also, the kid’s cheeseburger gets two thumbs up. On game day, hit up the food and drink football specials and cheer for the touchdowns on the many TVs. What’s more: take a half-time break with a walk along the water.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mission Beach Neighborhood
3704 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, Ca
Online: missbcoconutclub.com

photo: Dave & Busters, Christi D. via Yelp

9. Dave & Busters
You’ll be the crew’s MVP at this local eatery. With over 40,000-square feet of space, there’s plenty of room for family play. Your little squad will weave in-and-out of the giant game area and the massive wall of HDTVs is perfect for the ultimate big game party. Kick a free throw with nachos, pretzel dogs or the healthy hummus appetizers. All in all, family fun.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight

The Shoppes at Carlsbad
2501 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: daveandbusters.com

10. Urge Gastropub & Common House
Rally the crew to this modern, industrial giant-sized gastropub. Catch the big game in one of the many different seating areas while the rest of the fam bowls (costs extra) or heads outside to play bocce ball and corn hole. Eat up the beer fries or pepperoni flatbread pizza and chase it down with a craft brew.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rancho Bernardo Neighborhood
16761 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, Ca
Online: urgegastropub.com

San Marcos Neighborhood
255 Rebel Rd.
San Marcos, Ca

11. Plan 9 Alehouse
Hook their spicy nachos and homemade gauc so it lands on your table. Then, make a pass for the garlic fries and sausages. Little eaters take down the grilled cheese served with pretzel rolls. Don’t forget the locally sourced selection of beers. Extra points for the kid’s play area with dinosaurs, chalkboard, books and other toys.

Super Bowl Sunday hours: Noon-9 p.m.

155 E Grand Ave.
Escondido, Ca
Online: plan9alehouse.com

Where do you watch the Super Bowl with the fam? Share with us below.

-Nikki Walsh


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