Spectator sports are communal by nature—you want to be around others who are like-minded in your allegiance and affinity. This is especially true for college sports when you hail from a university with a strong sports tradition. But when you no longer live in your college town, where do you go when you want to relive that sense of collegiality and belonging?
Find a local sports bar that plays unofficial host to your alma mater. San Diego has several great places to watch sports, and many of them play gracious host to college sports fanatics. Love your Florida Gators? Head to Players Sports Bar in Kearny Mesa. Are you a Trojan fan? Then the Bullpen North in Encinitas is where you should be. Notre Dame? Hennessey's Irish tavern in the Gaslamp, of course. If you're looking for a great place to catch the game, you can't go wrong with these options.
Canes Bar and Grill (Mission Beach)
Canes Bar & Grill in Mission Beach hosts University of Colorado, University of Miami, and University of Oregon.
3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 488-1780
McGregor's Grille and Ale House (Mission Valley)
McGregor's Grille and Ale House hosts Auburn University, North Carolina State University, San Diego State University, and University of New Mexico.
10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 282-9797
Hennessey's, Gaslamp Quarter
Hennessey's Gaslamp hosts, who else but the University of Notre Dame.
708 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 239-9994
Seau's the Restaurant (Mission Valley)
Seau's the Restaurant hosts University of Nebraska.
1640 Camino Del Rio N, #1376, San Diego, CA 92108
Moondoggies (Pacific Beach)
Moondoggies in PB hosts Ohio State University.
832 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 483-6550
The Bullpen North in Encinitas hosts University of Southern California.
149 S. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024, 760-635-9020
The Local Eatery (Downtown San Diego)
The Local Eatery in downtown hosts Arizona State University and University of Arizona.
1065 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA, 92101
Pacific Beach Bar and Grill (Pacific Beach)
The PB Bar and Grill hosts University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, and University of Washington.
860 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 272-4745