Football season is back! The NFL returns for another dramatic 13 week regular season of American football. Last year, it was the New England Patriots that had the honor of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after a controversial post-season. This year will be different in hope of bringing the trophy to California by one of our three Californian football teams.

Week 1 begins on Thursday, September 10 2015 as the Pittsburgh Steelers go up against the defending Superbowl Champs the New England Patriots. The game kicks off at 5:30 P.M.

Following Thursday’s game the rest of the NFL will play on Sunday, September 13 2015 which includes 13 games and featuring the home openers for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers. Monday Night Football returns to the nation’s TV sets as the San Francisco 49ers will have their home opener.

The San Diego Chargers had a good season in 2014 finishing with a 9-7 record but it was not enough to make the playoffs. The Chargers will host the Detroit Lions, kick off is at 1:05 P.M. in sunny San Diego.

The Oakland Raiders will look to improve this season after coming off a 3-13 record last season. In search of improvement they will also work towards making the playoffs since the last time they made an appearance in 2002. The Raiders will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 1:25 P.M. in Oakland.

Lastly, we have the San Francisco 49ers who will invite the Minnesota Vikings to the bay area for the return of Monday Night Football starting at 7:20 P.M. The 49ers had an even season last year, finishing the season with an 8-8 record and not making the playoffs. This season’s schedule looks like to be a tough one for the 49ers as they hope to make the playoffs once again.

Where to watch the games?

We are happy to share with you some of the great places you catch your team’s game, where you can enjoy great food, drinks, and celebrate your team’s victory.

Slater’s 50/50

Design your own burger at Slater’s 50/50

Come in and design your own burger and give it it’s own name. There is a Slater’s 50/50 at 8082 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 where you can catch all the games.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings

King of all sports bar, Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the most popular places to watch Sunday football. Join them at 14110 Culver Dr Irvine, CA 92604

Tap House

TAPS Fish House & Brewery

Taste the amazing fish tacos at the TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea or Tustin as your team scores a touchdown. Brea location: 101 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821 and Irvine location: 13390 Jamboree RD, Irvine CA 92602.

Yard House

Yard House

Located in the Triangle Square in Costa Mesa at Triangle Square, 1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, you can drink half yard or full yard beers with delicious appetizers while your team destroys the other team at the Yard House.


Boneless wings and fries at Hooters.

At 1507 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 is Hooters. Great wings and service followed by flat screens decorated on the walls screening all the games.

Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar

Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar

Enjoy a nice cold one with some awesome appetizers at Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar in Irvine at 1096 N Main St, Orange, CA 92867. Challenge your friends to a game of pool during halftime.

The Pint House

The Pint House

At 1547 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867 we have The Pint House serving American bar bites and all day happy hour.

Don’t miss a game

Now that the NFL is back next week, you have a great list of sports bars to visit so you will never miss a game.

Francisco Macia

Francisco Macia is a staff writer for OC Foodie Fest. He is an Orange County native from Mission Viejo.He enjoys attending many events in Orange County and discovering new restaurants, bars and cool places in Orange County. When he's not writing, Francisco can be found body boarding at the beach or playing basketball with friends.

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