American Football in Costa Rica sports bars
RUDY MATTHEWS | OCTOBER 8, 2014
There are a lot of die-hard American football fans in Costa Rica. I have to admit I belong to that group and when not working will be at a sports place – restaurant watching a game. Some places are great because they have the ability to show 2-3 games playing at the same time schedule. And most serve you real good burgers as a bonus.
Also now many restaurants have installed televisions and games can be seen. Even Denny’s restaurant by the airport has multiple televisions and if you can afford Denny’s prices you can catch a game. I would like to share with you some of the places I go and perhaps you can check them out and if you go to a place not mentioned here you can share.
Fiesta Casino – Alajuela
The casino has a sports bar-restaurant that if in America would be packed every Sunday. There are many televisions and there are big and medium screens. They can show a variety of games at the same time and you can request what game you want and they try to show those games. There is a restaurant and the burgers are American style. The menu has a variety of other options also. On any given Sunday there is plenty of room at the Fiesta and the setting is very comfortable. The Fiesta Casino is right next to Dennys restaurant and the Hampton Inn, when you come from San Jose just before you get to the airport on the right hand side.
Chubbs – Escazu
Down from Pizza Hut, past Saretto’s Supermarket and turn right next to Taco Bell, just before you get to the Anonos bridge. Chubbs took over most of the clients from Time Out Tavern and they have been doing very well. There are multiple televisions -medium size and they can show different games also. They have a full menu and have specials. They have homemade pies and that is a positive for me. They usually have a good crowd there and a mixture of Americans and Costa Ricans. A fun place. There is also a Chubbs in San Jose.
You can watch several games at the time
Nova’s Sportsbar – Avenida Escazu
Where the movies are – upstairs inside there is a sports bar with the name of Nova’s Sportsbar and Restaurant. I have not been there personally but passing by the place looks nice and there are televisions there. APPLEBEES – CARIARI- have been there many times for football and soccer. Nice place and they try to get the game you want. They have multiple televisions also. I would think the Applebees in Santa Ana has the same but have never been there. My sons favorite place to eat and watch Barcelona soccer and Messi.
Hooters – Escazu
Of course but who really goes to watch TV there at Hooters in Escazu. There are other distractions. Seriously – they do have multiple televisions and try to get the games. Problem I have had there is finding someone who actually knows how to work the channels. The wings are good but priced high. They have a full menu and the beer is cold on ice. Those are the places I frequent and where they can get the football games. There seems to be more and more sports places popping up so maybe in the future there will be even more options. If you go to a place you really like – please share and tell us about it. There is always that place that not many people know about but is a great place to go.