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Friday, May 4, 2012

Where to Watch Mayweather-Cotto in the Bay Area, Sacto, Fresno, or Salinas

By Ryan Maquiñana

UPDATED MAY 3, 2012: Added two Sacramento bars and Hooters San Bruno to San Francisco/Peninsula bars.

If you can't watch Mayweather vs. Cotto (Saturday, 6 p.m. PST) from the confines of your own home, and you're looking for a place that will show it in the Bay Area, the Sacramento area, or the Central Coast and Central Valley, brings you the most comprehensive guide on the net!

The guide is split into sports bars and movie theaters.  The sports bars have their respective cover charges listed, while the movie theaters vary in price depending on where you go.  

Please bookmark the page, because it is being updated constantly when a new spot opens up.

For a comprehensive preview on the main event and entire televised undercard, check out my weekly boxing column at, which will come out this Thursday.  

If you're wondering where I'll be on Saturday, I will be ringside covering it for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, so follow my Twitter (@RMaq28) for all the latest updates from Las Vegas.  Good luck and enjoy the fights!

To access the guide in its entirety, read below:



Abbey Tavern*
4100 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-7767

Danny Coyle’s
668 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 558-8375

Hooters Tanforan Mall
1150 El Camino Real Suite 210
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 588-4900
$15 (with $5 coupon for next visit)

Jillian's Billiards Club*
101 4th St. # 170 (in S.F. Metreon)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 369-6100


Britannia Arms*
173 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 278-1400

FireHouse Brewery
111 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 773-9500

FireHouse Brewery
1765 E. Bayshore Blvd.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 326-9700

29 S. 3rd St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 293-9976


15028 Hesperian Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 317-0200

MVP Sports Grill
2110 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-4151

705 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(510) 317-0200

*I have actually been to these places, and they have my seal of approval.
Doors usually open at 5:00 p.m., and the telecast starts at 6:00 p.m.

Go to to purchase tickets online!




CENTRAL VALLEY's Ryan Maquiñana is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Panel. E-mail him at, check out his weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.


  1. This is great. I was always trying to google for where the fights are being shown, but it's always hard to find. I hope you do this for future fights, even if they're not as big.

  2. You covered the main bars that I visit when I watch fights at sports bars (Ricky's & Abbey Tavern). Highly recommend either. Firehouse Grill of East Palo Alto & Sunnyvale will also be showing the fight:

  3. Thanks Stephanie for the kind words! Just added your tip, Soulrise. Thanks for that.

  4. Casa Sanchez, San Francisco, CA

    Maywether vs Cotto May 5, 2012 The ring match of Super Welterweight championship bout will be held at the GM grand between Mayweather vs Cotto. Watch it live on the Casa Sanchez jumbo screen. No cover $2.00 beers until 7pm.

  5. Any bars in SacramenTo showing The fighT for free

  6. Sorry Spidey, none of the bars I called had it for free. It's very difficult for bars in general to hold boxing PPVs because they charge the bars a huge fee, and the fee increases the more people your bar can hold. That's why they have to charge a cover to make up for the fee.