Santa Barbara Sports Bars

Looking for a place to watch the big game??

Presidio Sports can make your decision easier with this quick guide to local sports bars and eateries in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Montecito.



Santa Barbara Brewing Company
805 730-1040 * 501 State Street, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–A Santa Barbara favorite for over 15 years now, the Brewco is a State Street staple. Enjoy a restuarant setting up front with plenty of TVs for sports watching, or head to “The Lounge” in the back for pool tables, another bar, and more viewing opportunities. ***Has NFL Ticket

(805) 963-9680 * 525 State Street, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–Sharkeez recently made the move up State Street a block. The new Baja Sharkeez features a State Street facing patio and plenty of TVs and good food.

Killer B’s (Closed)
(805) 845-2254 *718 State Street Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–Killer B’s provides a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, where you can eat amazing BBQ, watch the sports games, and be treated likfe family. Enjoy comfort food classics in downtown Santa Barbara.

Endless Summer Bar-Cafe
(805) 564-1200 * 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–Endless Summer Bar-Cafe is a part of Chuck’s Steakhouse, enjoying many of the same great menu options while enjoying the view from its perch atop the Santa Barbara harbor.

The Neighborhood
(805) 963-7600 * 235 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–The place for the recreation fan. A regular hangout of Rec League softball players and kickball participants, the Neighborhood is a place where you can play ping pong, beer pong, Deerhunter, and pool. You can even challenge your pals to a bean-bag toss duel in the back patio.

The Brewhouse
(805) 884-4664 * 229 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–Right next door to the Neighborhood, the Brewhouse has thrived since opening in 2002. The casual atmosphere and free-flowing pitchers of beer always make for a good time. The bar area has several TVs positioned over the bar, with a few more spread out through the dining room. Only one block from the Fig Tree!

The Cliffroom
(805) 966-3060 * 1828 Cliff Drive (Google Map)
—–Come to the Cliffroom  to visit with friendly locals, have a great time, shoot some pool, throw some darts, catch the game, and enjoy a drink. Plenty to do and free parking!

The Sportsman
(805) 564-4411 * 20 West Figueroa Street (Yelp Map)
—–Visit The Sportsman, a fun dive bar with a jukebox. Have tastey, strong, and cheap drinks in a relaxing atmosphere.

(805) 564-8904 * 523 State Street, Santa Barbara (Yelp Map)
—–O’Malley’s has a lively atmosphere with a large dance floor, friendly people, and quick service. A great place to watch a game, they have a giant screen and plenty of other smaller screens surrounding the perimeter of the bar.

Madison’s Bar & Grill
(805) 882-1182 * 525 State Street, Santa Barbara

Union Ale Brewing Company
(805) 845-8243 * 214 State Street, Santa Barbara (Google Map)
—–Located on Lower State near the train station, this sports-friendly establishment has a full menu and full bar and is open for most of the day. The layout allows the restuarant to accomodate private parties.

Uptown Lounge
(805) 845-8800 * 3126 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (Google Map)
—–Uptown Lounge claims to be a hip and comfortable hangout spot well away from the rambunctious crowds of downtown. They have an outdoor pizza oven, a full bar, DJs and a jukebox, pool tables, ping pong, and  flat screen TVs showing a variety of sporting events. They even feature live music from local pianists on their baby Grand piano. 


(805) 968-8585 * 6950 Market Pl Dr, Goleta, CA 93117 (Google Map)
—–Chili’s is the perfect place to go to watch a game with their great appetizers and alcohol selection. They have good happy hour deals and meals that will satisfy everyone. The atmosphere is fun and casual. Located in the Calle Real Plaza near Hollister Brewing Company. 

Hollister Brewing Company
(805) 968-2810 * 6920 Marketplace Drive, Goleta (Google Map)
—–Hollister Brewing Company has been a favorite in Goleta since opening its doors in 2007. Located in Calle Real Plaza near Home Depot, HBC has a great happy hour and a lineup of unbeatable original brews. A fantastic menu makes sure you leave well fed.

The Taphouse at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond

(805) 967-0128 * 5925 Calle Real (Google Map)
—–Come to Zodos to enjoy great food and drinks, bowling, a game of pool, arcade games, and dance music. Zodos provides a fun atmosphere and is a perfect place to go for all ages.

Break Time
(805) 692-9911 * 5977 Encina Road
—–Break Time is a relaxing experience, there are comfortable chairs and large screens to watch the game. Tons of beer, pool tables, and free popcorn!


(805) 968-2254 *6583 Pardall Road (Google Map)  
—–Come to Giovanni’s for great food and a great time, offering salads, sandwiches, calzones, pasta, and pizza!
Giovanni’s prepares their dough, sauces, dressings and toppings in house from scratch daily.

(805) 968-6969 *928 Embarcadero Del Norte (Google Map)
—–Woodstock is a fun and happening place to go hang out friends, watch the game, and enjoy great pizza. Woodstock was voted UCSB’s Best Pizza 22 times by the Daily Nexus!

Dublin’s Sports Grill
(805) 685-1503 * 910 Embarcadero Del Norte (Yelp Map)
—–Dublin’s Sports Grill is a fun place to go have drinks, watch the game, and socialize with friends.  They have good rock music playing, air hockey, foosball, and pool tables, a small patio, and six dollar pitchers during happy hour!


The Palms
(805) 684-3811 * 701 Linden Ave (Google Map)
—–Come to The Palms for American food, seafood, and steaks. Great food and prices and a fun environment!

Carpinteria Billiards & Sports Pub
(805) 684-7450 *4954 Carpinteria Avenue (Yelp Map)
—–Carpinteria Billiards and Sports Pub is a local hot spot. They have a low key atmosphere, a back patio, pool tables, and lots of beer!