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Best Bars In The South Bay To Experience The 2013 Super Bowl

The 2013 Super Bowl is going to be especially festive and fun. Where in the South Bay can you go to kick back and enjoy this sports event with friends and other football fans? These are a few places to go if you want a bar that brings all the goodies to the table: ample TVs, great bar food, good locations, great drinks and awesome ambience.

Alex's 49ers Inn

2214 Business Circle
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 279-9737

For the best dive bar experience on San Carlos Street, Alex's 49ers Inn has most other bars beat. What else do you want in a laid-back, kick-up-your-feet and throw-down-$2-shots kind of a bar for watching the big game? For Super Bowl this year, come to Alex's 49ers and watch the game on any of the three HDTVs. Happy hour begins at 9 a.m., which should display a key clue to patrons that this bar is hardcore. Bottles of beer and standard drinks are $2 and you might just get to sample from the bar's occasional crockpot of mini wieners.
69 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-9562

This is a small (repeat "small") bar near San Pedro Square that offers strong (repeat "strong") drinks. Not only is this bar a great place to go with a small group looking to watch the Super Bowl, but it is also a place to visit on a regular basis. Cinebar gives off a cool vibe, with hipsters galore, a barrage of college kids and a sprinkling of oldies but goodies. The bar has a pool table, extremely cheap liquor and many different kinds of beer. The crowd is loud and fun, just perfect for a Super Bowl extravaganza.
St. Stephen's Green
223 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 964-9151

Watch the game live with beer bucket and wings specials. The pub is usually packed, but there is a large selection of tables, both inside and outside of Stephen's Green. This is a perfect sports-watching pub. Where else can you find an Irish bar with a dance floor complete with a fog machine? The food is finger food, with the option of slathering in various sauces. You can also get bottomless mimosas. There are enough televisions to watch the Super Bowl and every other sport playing on that day.

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Never Turn Back
Britannia Arms Downtown
173 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 278-1400

The Brit was born to be a great sports bar. This place is more than prepared for televised sports with its huge screens for watching the big game located in whatever direction you glance. Watch the game here while you sip on one of the Brit's various beers and sample from its menu of bbq, burgers and cheese steaks. The food and service are great, but the fact that the bar won't let you walk a foot without seeing a TV just might be a good thing on a day when all you want to do is cheer for your team.

Coach's Sports Bar & Grill
2240 Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 379-2654

If having several flat-screen televisions and a large projection TV doesn't do it for you, then you're probably not going to like watching the Super Bowl anywhere else. Coach's Sports Bar & Grill is a laid-back bar where you can order fries and a sandwich and enjoy the game with friends and a simple, friendly crowd. There is a pool table, a sweet little jukebox and food and drinks at a reasonable price, as almost everything costs under $10. For a night with friends, Coach's is the place for great food, pool, service, darts, patio seating and clean restrooms.
7 Stars Bar & Grill
398 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 292-7827

Described as the ultimate classy dive bar, according to many patrons who have frequented this fun-loving place, if you want to watch the Super Bowl here, you've picked the perfect joint. And for those who have eaten the hot dogs at 7 Stars, they've easily rated them 5 stars. The owners of this neighborhood bar and grill put their passion into every drink they pour and go out of their way to make your visit here a great time. Besides having several TVs for watching the Super Bowl, you can also play pool, foosball and beer pong. If you're a "Star Wars" buff, this place will make you feel right at home with the swarm of memorabilia devoted to the movie. Ask owner Paul to make you a mixed shot and Marya to whip up a tasty mixed drink. You'll soon be walking out of this friendly place giving it a highest star rank.

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Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at


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