New Hours at Local Places So You Can Eat and Watch NFL Games


Screens upon screens at The San Francisco Athletic Club. Yelp photo by Janet Z.

Football season is upon us, which means many of your favorite bars have special hours and food options to keep you cheering all Sunday long.

First up, ~ROCK BAR~ will not only be opening at 10am every Sunday starting September 7th, but they’ll also be offering delivery of brunch dishes from sister restaurant Front Porch until 2:30pm. Perhaps shrimp and grits is just the thing to get you through the morning, or maybe chicken and waffles is more your style. Either way, both go great with a Bloody Mary and some good ole American football. Some days, they just might fire up the grill in the afternoon too. 80 29th St. at Tiffany, 415-550-6664.

Downtown, ~BARTLETT HALL~ is opening at 9:30am every Saturday and Sunday for NFL and college football games. In addition to drinks from the bar, they’ve got a special brunch menu for game days, with chicken wings with fermented pepper sauce, kimchi, and bacon aioli; the Maverick burger; and lamb and potato hash with roasted garlic, spinach, pickled plum, and eggs. The brunch menu is available from 9:30am-2:30pm. 242 O’Farrell St. at Powell, 415-433-4332.

Starting Saturday September 13th, ~LA URBANA~ will be open all day for brunch and football in El Garaje, starting at 11am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays. Sangria, cold beer, and tacos will all be on offer. Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm. (Also worth noting: starting September 16th, El Garaje will be hosting Taco Tuesdays all night, with street tacos for $1.75, or get two tacos and a shot of mezcal for $7. Heat seekers will want to request chef Julio’s new muy caliente salsa.)

~THE SAN FRANCISCO ATHLETIC CLUB~ is also open for every NFL game—you can check their schedule right here. Games will be shown on their huge television screens, and you can reserve a booth for large groups in advance, if you’re so inclined. During games, there will be drink specials, as well. 1750 Divisadero St. at Bush, 415-923-8989.