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College Sports Bars: Where to gather with your fellow alums in San Diego

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Players Sports Bar, Kearny Mesa, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd:

If college sports is your thing, then Players Sports Bar is your best bet to run into fellow fans. The bar hosts fans of Georgia Tech, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Penn State University, Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Missouri, University of North Carolina, University of Texas. 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

Canes Bar and Grill, Mission Beach:

Canes Bar & Grill in Mission Beach hosts: University of Colorado, University of Miami, University of Oregon. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 488-1780

McGregor's Grille and Ale House, Mission Valley:

McGregor's Grille and Ale House hosts: Auburn University, North Carolina State University, San Diego State University, University of New Mexico. 10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 282-9797

Hennessey's, Gaslamp Quarter:

Hennessey's Gaslamp hosts, who else?: University of Notre Dame. 708 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 239-9994

Seau's the Restaurant, Mission Valley:

Seau's the Restaurant hosts: University of Nebraska. 1640 Camino Del Rio N, #1376, San Diego, CA 92108

Moondoggies, Pacific Beach:

Moondoggies in PB hosts: Ohio State University. 832 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 483-6550

Bullpen, Encinitas:

The Bullpen North in Encinitas hosts: University of Southern California. 149 S. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024, 760-635-9020

The Local Eatery, downtown San Diego:

The Local eatery in downtown hosts: Arizona State University, University of Arizona. 1065 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA, 92101

Pacific Beach Bar and Grill, Pacific Beach:

The PB Bar and Grill hosts: University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Washington. 860 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 272-4745.

Be true to your school:

Spectator sports are communal by nature - you want to be around other who are like-minded in your allegiance and affinity. College sports, maybe even more so. Especially if you hail from a university with a strong sports tradition, often football and basketball. But when you no longer live in your college town, where do you go when you want to relive that sense of collegiality and belonging? Find a local sports bar that plays unofficial host to your alma mater. San Diego has several great places to watch sports, and many of them play gracious host to college sports fanatics. Love your Florida Gators? Head to Players Sports Bar in Kearny Mesa. Are you a Trojan fan? Then the Bullpen North in Encinitas is where you should be. Notre Dame? Hennessey's Irish tavern in the Gaslamp, of course.

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