49ers vs. Eagles: How Bay Area bars and restaurants are preparing for Sunday’s NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The San Francisco 49ers are set to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. This game will be played in Philadelphia. Anyone planning to stay in the Bay Area for the game will have plenty of options to watch the game with other 49ers fans.

“Watching the Niner game around town is the vibe, that’s it,” said Zarah Gulzada, a staff member at The Woodbury near Oracle Park.

The Woodbury has hosted watch parties for dozens of sporting events since the time the Warriors entered their championship. They’ve held rallies for the previous two 49ers playoff games, but they say this one will be the busiest yet.

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“It will be packed,” she said. “The last one was neck and neck with everyone. And the Warriors ones were the same.”

These crowded watch parties are helping bars and restaurants recover from the problems caused by the pandemic. They say they have been a good source of income.

“More people come in, more revenue comes in,” Steven Funkhouser, general manager of The Emporium told NoPa. “It’s always welcome when Bay Area teams are doing well.”

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The Emporium is recruiting more staff for its watch party. Funkhouser says when teams are deep into the playoffs, everyone benefits.

“Everyone is in the game,” he said. “Everyone is watching the applause. All that stuff just creates a moment of lively fun.

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