Best Places To Watch Warriors Playoffs In San Francisco
“Warr-i-ors, Warr-i-ors, Warr-i-ors.” The triple-cadence chant echoes in bars around San Francisco as the Golden State Warriors make their 2017 NBA Playoffs run. Finishing the season with the best record in basketball, the Warriors are making noise this year. Led by superstars Kevin Durant and Steph Curry—the first Warrior to win the MVP award since 1960—this team is well-coached, talented at both ends of the floor, has depth (we can't forget Klay Thompson and Draymond Green) and is poised to go deep. Warrior’s fans are as passionate as any in sports and watching a game out with hordes of the Dubs-nation faithful is almost as exciting as being in the arena—which, by the way, will be back in San Francisco in 2019.
Check out the best places in San Francisco to watch the Golden State Warriors make their historic playoff run to the 2017 NBA Finals:
Hi Tops (2247 Market St.)
Featuring cold pitchers and hot catchers, the Castro’s original and only gay sports bar is the perfect viewing spot to watch the Golden State Warriors inch closer to becoming champions! Watch the final match(es) on multiple hi-res screens situated throughout the entire bar. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.; Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thursday-Friday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Players Sports Grill & Arcade (PIER 39 | The Embarcadero at Beach Street)
Spice up the big game with their Golden Special: Curry Punch, Hot Wings and a $10 Game card for your own personal shootout on NBA Hoopshot! With 35-plus HDTVs, 15-plus beers on tap, and two full bars, it's a slam dunk. Hours: Warriors Game Days from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wipeout Bar & Grill (PIER 39 | The Embarcadero at Beach Street)
Watch the Golden State Warriors in HD on the projection screen at Wipeout Bar & Grill. Full bar. Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. every day
Golden Gate Tap Room (525 Sutter at Powell Street)
Go Dubs-nation crazy with over 20 screens and 100-plus beers at the Golden Gate Tap Room. In between big Warriors moments, you can also play game hall classics like shuffleboard, SkeeBall, Foosball, arcade games and pool tables. Hours: Open for every game.
Mad Dog in The Fog (530 Haight St.)
A seemingly endless variety of beers (150-plus) and multiple televisions will keep even the most jaded Warriors fan happy on all game days. A true classic Irish sports pub, this is a great bar to catch the Dubs. Hours: Open for every game.
Giordano Brothers (3108 16th St.)
Beer, huge TVs, shuffleboard, Pittsburgh-style sandwiches (with fries and coleslaw in the middle) and full bar. What more could a Warriors fan ask for on game day? Hours: Open for every game.
Hard Rock Café (PIER 39 | The Embarcadero at Beach Street)
If the game is on, Hard Rock is pouring happy hour prices. Eat 50% off and drink 30% off during the games. Bar area only. Hours: Open for every game.
The Chapel (777 Valencia St.)
Watch all games in the main full bar with drink specials and food specials like Spicy Chicken Wings and BBQ Pulled Pork sliders. Hours: Open for every game.
San Francisco Athletic Club (1750 Divisadero St.)
A full bar plus wines on tap and a couple dozen big-screen TVs make for a fun vibe at this sports bar. Can be packed for Dubs games, so go early if you want to get in as a queue can form when it gets too full on game days. Hours: Open for every game.
ThirstyBear Brewing Company (661 Howard St.)
Certified organic brewery, full bar, craft cocktails, Spanish tapas and paella, four 55-inch, flat-panel HD TVs in the bar. Hours: Open for every game.
Brick & Beam @ the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf (550 North Point St.)
Celebrate the Warriors at one of the best restaurants and bars in the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf area. Watch the games from 12 HDTV screens ranging from 55- to 60-inches, with individual speaker boxes for your table. Hours: Open for every game.
Bar 333 at Le Meridien Hotel (333 Battery St.)
Sleek and modern bar in the middle of the Financial District, three televisions viewable from nearly every seat in the house. Great place to relax and watch the game downtown. Hours: Open for every game.
Burger Bar (Sixth floor of Macy’s on Union Square, 251 Geary St.)
Cheer for the Golden State Warriors as they slam-dunk their way through the playoffs. Enjoy buckets of beer or draft pitchers while watching the game on one of the bar’s multiple screens. Choose from a selection of appetizers to share including Burger Bar chicken wings ($14.95) or build your own burger. Round out your experience with an alcoholic milkshake with flavors like Irish Coffee and Red Velvet. Hours: Open for every game.
The Royal Exchange (301 Sacramento St.)
If you're downtown, it's hard to miss The Royal Exchange. Located at the corner of Front and Sacramento Streets, the windows of this landmark bar and restaurant are always decorated in blue and gold come play-off time. With 17 TVs and 72 taps, you won't run out of options. Hours: Open for every game.