The best places to watch the Warriors Championship games next week


The Golden State Warriors are heading to the NBA Finals once again, and if you want to watch their upcoming games in public, you’re in luck. (Please take proper COVID precautions; some places require a mask or proof of vaccination.) The Bay Area has plenty of options, from sports bars to movie theaters to street food restaurants. Here are some of the best:

This historic Art Deco theater has been showing Warriors playoff games on its majestic 50-by-30-foot screen for years, and this time is no different, with tickets currently on sale for the first four games of the Finals. of the NBA. Even better, the venue is connected to a bistro-style restaurant, the Cinema Grill, allowing patrons to bring food and drinks into the theater. https://www.alamedatheatres.com/

Kingfish Pub & Cafe, Oakland

Once a bait shop and speakeasy for local anglers, now a bustling neighborhood bar in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, Kingfish is as real as it gets. And if the Warriors game leaves you cold, the thrill of shuffleboard is available. https://www.kingfishpub.com/

Patrons cheer while watching the Golden State Warriors on TV at Oakland’s Kingfish Pub in 2012.

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Crazy Oak, Oakland

A sprawling brick-and-wood space with a large courtyard, Mad Oak offers 40 draft beers, a pop-up kitchen with a rotating menu, and multiple TVs. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry. http://www.madoakbar.com/

New Parkway Theater, Oakland

With two screening rooms and a variety of funky seating options, including loveseats and sofas, this community-focused theater offers pub food and drink delivered right to your seat. Tickets for the finals are available online for $15 each. www.thenewparkway.com

Justin Gomez watches the Golden State Warriors play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland.

Justin Gomez watches the Golden State Warriors play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland.

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The Oakland Athletic Club

Opened in 2018 on Grand Avenue, this 40-screen sports bar became famous for its theater-style marquee, which trolled opponents of the Warriors in the early stages of the playoffs (“COME WATCH KLAY SMOKE SOME NUGGETS”). https://www.theacoakland.com/

District Six, San Francisco, SOMA

This popular food truck plaza offers Dubs fans around town a friendly place to enjoy the playoffs, often showing live games on massive TVs. Loud, chaotic, delicious. https://www.instagram.com/districtsixsf/

Saloon Bus Stop, San Francisco, Marina/Pacific Heights

One of the best dive bars in town, Bus Stop has been at the same address since 1900. It gets crowded during big games, so get there early. https://busstopbarsf.com/

Pedestrians walk near the San Francisco Bus Stop Saloon on Union Street in 2021.

Pedestrians walk near the San Francisco Bus Stop Saloon on Union Street in 2021.

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The Meeting Room, San Francisco, North Beach

Twenty draft beers and an outdoor terrace are among the highlights of this must-see North Beach sports bar. https://boardroomsf.com/

Wursthall, San Mateo

A brasserie featuring nine types of sausage sandwiches served by food specialist and YouTube star J. Kenji López-Alt, Wursthall’s vibe makes it a relaxing place to sit and watch the Dubs, either at communal tables inside, or at picnic tables outside. https://www.wursthall.com/

Customers enjoying San Mateo's Wursthall Restaurant & Bierhaus in 2018.

Customers enjoying San Mateo’s Wursthall Restaurant & Bierhaus in 2018.

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Flatiron, San Rafael

Marin County residents can catch the Dubs at this venerable San Rafael sports bar. Along with must-have menu items like tacos, sliders, and burgers, you can find Korean bulgogi fries and chili-lime cauliflower. https://www.flatironsanrafael.com/

Flatiron Saloon in San Rafael in 2015.

Flatiron Saloon in San Rafael in 2015.

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