Football season is back in action! While there’s nothing quite like cheering on our Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium, Fantasy Football leagues have taken a popular turn amongst sports fans. This interactive, virtual competition plunges members deep into the world of drafting, trading and changing team rosters in hopes of winning big (even if it’s just for bragging rights). And now with the increase in social media, fantasy sports have reached a new level of visibility.
Take your league out of the living room and into one of San Diego’s best sports bars. From Tilted Kilt to Bub’s at the Ballpark, Whiskey Girl and Fox Sports Grill, you’ll find Fantasy Football perks all over town this season.
Tilted Kilt: At the Tilted Kilt downtown location, book a Fantasy Draft Party for your football festivities. The exclusive VIP room offers three 50” HDTVs, Wi-Fi and laptop connectivity. Plus, they’ll throw in a draft kit including a dry-erase draft board with NFL player roster and team roster sheets. Drink up with specials on a custom menu served by a Kilt Girl “Commissioner”. Before you leave, you’ll receive an MVP Draft Card to bring back during the season for exclusive specials. At the Mission Valley location, Fantasy Football will power up on a large screen projector reserved for your group, plus all the perks previously mentioned. To reserve your spot, call 866.541.8478 (downtown) or 866.576.1959 (Mission Valley).
Bub’s at the Ball Park: Over in East Village, Bub’s at the Ballpark will offer a lively location to host draft parties inside of “the cage”. For $15 per person, you’ll receive all-you-can-eat wings and tots, plus a Bud Light Draft. After that, all Bud Lights and well drinks are just $4. An included draft board will make your picks and trades even easier. Over at Bub’s Dive Bar in Pacific Beach, the same deal applies, but with $3 Bud Light and well drinks. To reserve your spot, visit bubssandiego.com.
Whiskey Girl: The brand new Whiskey Girl space has just the right features for a killer Fantasy Football party. With 28 HDTVs and a state-of-the-art sound system, private parties will find it all. The Fantasy Football Draft Parties at Whiskey Girl provide each league with a draft kit, unlimited nachos, two buckets of Dos Equis Lager bottles and an end of season trophy. Teams pay $15 per person up to 12 members, and are able to access exclusive seating and pricing to watch games during the football season. The Whiskey Girl team will be wearing custom commemorative “55” apparel in honor of Jr. Seau all season long. To reserve your spot, call 855.848.4957.
Andaz San Diego: Take you Fantasy Football league to one of the swankiest spots in town. When you host your draft party at Andaz San Diego, you’ll have a choice of playing in either a rooftop cabana or a private room. In their Fantasy Football Funday package, enjoy cocktails and local beer, tons of food, Wi-Fi internet access, a flat screen monitor, VIP Cocktail service, VIP club access in the evening and special Funday discount room rates available. Fantasy Football Funday prices start at $75 per guest, with an 8 guest minimum. To reserve your spot, email Janissa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox Sports Grill: Get your Fantasy Football on at Fox Sports Grill for $15 per person. The festivities come with a choice of any four food selections, $4 Bud Light and Miller Lite Drafts and a draft board in a reserved area. The grub list is extensive, so if your league is as keen on food as football, you may want to take a second glance at the Fox Sports Grill menu. Options include buffalo chicken wings, angus beef sliders, garlic fries, BBQ chicken nachos, pepperoni pizza, fresh Caesar salad and more. To reserve your table, call 619.231.9000.
Pacific Beach AleHouse: What’s football without a hearty amount of beer? Known for their extensive brew selection, PB AleHouse is offering the ultimate Fantasy Football headquarters with plenty of beer specials and free Wi-Fi to pair with your game. No matter where you choose to dine, you can catch the game on one of the 18 HD-TVs. To reserve your spot, call 877.354.9922.
Harbor Town Pub: At Harbor Town Pub, along with Eastbound Bar and Waterfront Grill, Fantasy Football drafts can score 50 beers for $150 applied to both the large selection of craft beers and domestics. These locations can also provide customized food menus. When you host your draft party at one of these hot bars, the winner at the end of the season will score a $50 gift card. To reserve your spot, email email@example.com. (Main image)
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