The Golden State Warriors are at a bonkers 23-0 for the season, and are hoping to make it 24-0 when they play the Boston Celtics tonight. But with tickets to home games nearly impossible to come by, if you want to watch them play in a communal setting, a bar or restaurant might be your best bet.
For home games, you're on your own when it comes to finding the best place to watch them play (though our 14 Best Bars Wherein To Watch The Warriors In The Finals certainly applies here, too). But when the Warriors are on the road, their Community Foundation has found a way for you to watch the game and help underserved Bay Area kids at the same time.
The Foundation, which works to fund "school-based and out-of-school supplemental programs that focus on education, sports and fitness," is hosting viewing official Warriors watch parties at several Bay Area venues for every Friday and Saturday away game this season. In addition to letting you watch the 2015 NBA champs trounce the competition with a bunch of other nice people, all these bars and restaurants will offer "special Warriors and drink promotions," with an unspecified portion of the proceeds going to the Foundation for programs like their "Makin' Hoops" basketball court refurbishment program.
You can catch the watch parties on any Friday or Saturday Warriors away game this season (listed below) at the following local joints:
- Era (19 Grand Avenue, Oakland)
- SoMa StrEat Food Park (428 11th Street, San Francisco)
- Tribune Tavern (401 13th Street, Oakland)
- Pete's Tavern & Pedro's Cantina (128 King Street, San Francisco)
- Cease & Desist (2331 Mission Street, San Francisco)
- Bullitt (2209 Polk Street, San Francisco)
- The Pin-up All-star Diner (772 Folsom Street, San Francisco)
- Soda Popinski's (1548 California Street, San Francisco)
- Tonic (2360 Polk Street, San Francisco)
- Wild Hare (2801 California Street, San Francisco)
- Teeth (formerlyDr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, located at 2323 Mission Street, San Francisco)
And here are the Warriors' Friday and Saturday away games for this season:
- Friday, December 11 vs. Boston at 4:30 p.m. PT
- Saturday, December 12 vs. Milwaukee at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Friday, January 8 vs. Portland at 7:00 p.m. PT
- Saturday, January 9 vs. Sacramento at 7:00 p.m. PT
- Saturday, January 16 vs. Detroit 4:30 p.m. PT
- Saturday, January 30 vs. Philadelphia at 2:00 p.m. PT
- Friday, February 19 vs. Portland at 7:00 p.m. PT
- Saturday, February 20 vs. Los Angeles Clippers at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Saturday, February 27 vs. Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Friday, March 18 vs. Dallas at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Saturday, March 19 vs. San Antonio at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Saturday, April 9 vs. Memphis at 5:00 p.m. PT
Have fun, and remember: You're ordering those drinks as part of your civic duty. It's all for the kids!
Related: The 14 Best Bars Wherein To Watch The Warriors In The Finals