Let’s just say sports bars aren’t really our thing. But when it gets down to the postseason and the Giants are winning, we’re in. And to see them go the World Series for the second time in three seasons, that’s pretty great. The city is abuzz. The streets are alive. Much beer will be spilled, and consumed. Allow us to suggest a few places for watching the World Series, which starts tonight at five, and will continue, possibly, all the way through Halloween.
This Cow Hollow spot is very into sports, and it’s less of a bro-y atmosphere than most of the Marina environs. Also, for the World Series, they’ll be rolling out a big projection screen. Added bonus: food. 1787 Union Street
SoMa’s premiere sports destination will be serving $5 sliders and $4 Shock Top for the game. And it’s gonna get loud in there. 198 Fifth Street at Howard.
They just got rid of all the motorcycles suspended from the ceiling and bouge’d up the place, but it will make for a more mature destination in the SoMa environs on game days we think. 133 Second Street
Kezar is well known around Cole Valley and the Haight for being a sports-watching destination, and it was recently crowned one of the city’s four best sports bars by the Chronicle. They’re actually so into sports they’ve been showing soccer all day long, and they’ll be showing both soccer and basketball while the World Series is on, in case anyone cares. 770 Stanyan Street
The Lower Haight’s classic Irish bar has been totally packed on recent game days — this photo was just taken during a Cardinals-Giants game last week. And we’re sure it’s been reserved, but there is the added bonus of that private keg-table up front… 530 Haight Street
We might not suggest Public House during home games this week, only because it’s going to shoulder-to-shoulder in there. But where better to watch the game when the Giants are in Detroit than down at the park, where you can pretend they’re right on the other side of the wall? Willie Mays Plaza, AT&T Park
There may not be a lot of space or a ton of standing room, but this new Castro spot in the former Bagdad Cafe has one thing going for it besides multiple, crisp big screens: food. We recommend the portabello mushroom and California roll sliders, with a side of fries. 2295 Market Street at 16th.