2009 Cal Football Game Watch Parties

If you guys have additional places to watch Cal football (friendly bars or other meetup areas), please list them in the comments and I'll add it to the list (For example, LeonPowe has talked about a Shanghai meetup, in case you happen to be boarding a flight to China in the next few hours...).

Cal-Maryland will be a national telecast, so you should have no trouble watching it, but if you're looking to root along with Cal fans, hopefully this list helps you out. If anyone asks tomorrow during the game threads about places to watch the game, refer them here. I'll also try and keep this thread bumped up week-by-week. 

Here are the offical lists of meetups so far. If I get the chance, I'll edit in any other bars/restaurants/public locations friendly to the Bears. ($) indicates you might have to pay a fee of some sort. It isn't fully indicated on the alumni site.

Boston: The Baseball Tavern; 1270 Boylston Ave, Boston, MA; Transportation: MBTA to Fenway (Green D line) or Kenmore (Green B, C, and D lines) 

Chicago: The Full Shilling Irish Sports Pub; 3724 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, (773) 248-3330

Denver: Fado Irish Pub; 1735 19th St # 150, Denver, CO 80202-6005, (303) 297-0066

HonoluluCapitol Place (Pfleuger Honda), 1200 Queen Emma, corner of Queen Emma and Beretania (Please bring a pupu or some snacks and BYOB. The theater room is spacious and a wonderful place to watch a football game.)

Houston: Mezzanine

Indio/Palm Springs ($): Jackalope Ranch, 80400 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, Tel: 760.342.1999 

Lake Tahoe: Gar Woods, 5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, California. Tel: 530.546.3366 (hosted by Bears in the Woods)

Los Angeles (West): Busby's West, 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2508, (310) 828-4567

London: According to our expatriate chowder, Bodean's BBQ has been showing some Cal games. Cal-Oregon was at the Soho location, and the Cal-USC game will be televised at the Tower Hill location.

New York City ($ for each bar): MJ Armstrongs (downstairs will be open); 329 1st Ave (NW corner of 19th street), New York, NY 


Pacific Standard; 82 4th Avenue (between St. Marks and Bergen Streets); Park Slope, Brooklyn 

Philadelphia:  (thanks to calbear04!) For the Philly alumni-We are watching the U$C-Cal game with the U$C alumni at 

Cavanaugh’s in the Rittenhouse (1823 Sansome)
The rest of the season, we are watching games at Smith’s- S 39-41 19th Street (Between Market and Chestnut). Game time is 8pm tonight. Go Bears!

Pleasanton: RedCoats Pub, 336 Saint Mary Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (Tri-Valley alum meetup)

Orange County ($):  The Classic Q; 4250 Martingale Way; Newport Beach, CA 92660 US;(949) 261-9458 

Reno: Bully's, 1191 Steamboat Pkwy, Reno, Nevada. Tel: 775.852.6111 (hosted by Bears in the Woods)

San Diego: Players Sports Bar, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #213, San Diego, CA 92111-1043, (858) 277-7060

Seattle: LUCKY 7 SALOON, 12715 NE 124th Street, Kirkland , WA


Washington DC: Primary--Sign of the Whale, 1825 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2503, (202) 785-1110

(This was the info for Cal-USC: Saturday, October 3rd 8:00p – 11:00p
at Sign of the Whale – 1825 M Street NW – near Dupont Metro
& Union Jacks Ballston Mall – near Ballston Metro & I-66
& BlackFinn Bethesda – 4901 Fairmont Ave – near Bethesda Metro
NOTE: The Union Jacks & BlackFinn locations welcome kids, families,
& everyone, and has ample parking available, while Sign of the
Whale is the crazy, loud, DC Cal home base!)


Shanghai: Big Bamboo Sports bar (the one on Nanyang Road behind the Portman Ritz Carlton), Hat-tip LeonPowe!

There are others I'm missing; I know Houston, Los Angeles proper, Philly, and Portland had official meetups, but I couldn't find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I don't have enough time to put up a Google Map right now, but I'll certainly have it up before Eastern Washington, when Cal fans WILL need game watch parties.

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