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The Old Pro

The Old Pro

Sports Bar, Bar, and American Restaurant · University South
541 Ramona St (at Hamilton), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

The Old Pro is Palo Alto's premier sports bar! Come watch your favorite teams with us and enjoy our delicious menu.


Based on 366 votes

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    Leap Year
    "Fantastic sports bar complete with mechanical bull."(5 Tips)
    Shankar S.
    "Best sports bar in the Bay Area"(3 Tips)
    "Pulled pork sliders - very good."(6 Tips)
    Katie Y.
    "good American fare with garlic tots"(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • sliders
  • bay area
  • beer
  • TVs
  • good for groups
  • chicken wings
  • garlic tots
  • lively
  • good for a late night
  • tomato soup
  • fire pits
  • burgers
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • nachos
  • s'mores
  • people watching
  • blues music
  • lobster tacos
  • Brian A.

    One of my favorite places to watch a sporting event. On the pricier side of food but above average quality. Beer towers and a great crowd for big events make this place a go-to for myself

    Brian Abad · August 8, 2014
  • J L.

    You want the wings! Crispy yumminess! Great atmosphere, wonderful service. We go here when we're visiting the Bay Area for the Stanford game against the Ducks. Been twice, we'll see you again!

    J Lanson · November 16, 2015
  • Pippin L.

    Come from a foreign country that plays hockey and want to watch playoff hockey? This is one of the few places in the Bay that has all the games. Only thing missing are Canadian beers.

    Pippin Lee · May 9, 2013
  • Andrew L.

    here you will find the Holy Trinity (sports, beer, fried food). lots of TVs everywhere. food is decent. ride the mechanical bull. bartenders are cute and friendly. bit of a frat house-y vibe...

    Andrew Lam · October 21, 2010
  • Shankar S.

    Best sports bar in the Bay Area - 20 HD TVs, food, bar, friendly waitresses .... I have not found another in the area that even comes close to OP .......

    Shankar Saikia · August 23, 2011
  • Kirk H.

    I've been here many, many times and I'm always impressed with how good the food is for a sports bar. The space is huge and there are TVs everywhere.

    Kirk Herlitz · April 22, 2015
  • Phillip K.

    Great friendly staff (for the most part) great sliders and yager shots!! Welcome to the best sports bar in the bay area, by a mile!!

    Phillip Kidwell · May 5, 2011
  • Sascha K.

    The Mango/habanero chicken wings are really really spicy......the ghost chilli is insane...but it's fun for people who can handle it :)

    Sascha Kuhlmann · June 8, 2011
  • Shadi M.

    The chicken the old old pro on El Camino and new old pro. A little different but soooo good. Main reason I come back.

    Shadi Mehraein · August 7, 2009
  • Katie Y.

    Sliders and hamburgers, good American fare with garlic tots, a great place to watch sports events

    Katie Yamada · June 24, 2015
  • Allan W.

    The Old Pro is a great place to meet up with friends and watch sports. Old Pro is a very lively place in Downtown Palo Alto.

    Allan Wayside · January 27
  • Leonardo D.

    Delicious lobster tacos from the happy hour menu. The sweet potato fries are always on point here.

    Leonardo De La Rocha · February 21, 2014
  • Greg S.

    Good for large groups but otherwise it kinda sucks. Pub food and beer. Mechanical bull is interesting.

    Greg Schechter · August 17, 2014
  • warner s.

    Great Food and I enjoy Their Old Pro Pale Ale. Also, Ride the Bull if you are brave enough!!!

    warner smith III · April 28, 2010
  • Dom

    Decent food for a sports bar. The pulled pork sandwich is a bit light on meat but tasty

    Dom · November 2, 2014
  • @MarquetteU

    Wear your blue and gold and cheer on the Marquette University Golden Eagles basketball team! Click "read more" for additional info. Read more

    @MarquetteU · January 17, 2012
  • Joe R.

    Make sure to be nice to the guy/girl running the mechanical bull. It makes all the difference.

    Joe Rago · April 9, 2013
  • Christine K.

    If you really like tater tots-order real ones and don't waste your time with sweet potato tots.

    Christine Karaptian · September 13, 2012
  • Mike P.

    A multitude of TVs.. Great sight lines and good selection of beer!

    Mike Pegg · December 17, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    Funny: The $7 1lb of wings special is pricier per lb than just getting the 2 lb order on the regular menu ($13).

    Joseph Kristoffer · August 23, 2014
  • Tom

    Lamb sliders are pretty great! Especially with the garlic herb tots.

    Tom · December 30, 2012
  • Shane P.

    Lots of good people watching especially during happy hour. It is a scene.

    Shane Pearson · August 4, 2011
  • Jane A.

    Every time I come here my soda is flat and they act so confused about it. Every single time.

    Jane Allen · October 27, 2014
  • Aaron

    Tons of seating and great beer selection.

    Aaron · September 13, 2015
  • Keegan Y.

    Can't beat their happy hour prices on beer. $6 pitchers 11am-6pm weekdays.

    Keegan Y-V · September 8, 2011
  • Danny C.

    ask for the wings with half bbq sauce and half buffalo sauce

    Danny Conway · November 16, 2011
  • Pete C.

    Still miss the old airplane hanger... The tubes of beer are killer. Last time I saw these were in a bar in Switzerland.

    Pete Chen · October 30, 2009
  • Jennifer E.

    Great spot to grab a beer and happy hour specials.

    Jennifer Evans · July 30, 2015
  • David F.

    Fish chips are Mortons. Get the sliders instead.

    David Flesh · March 12, 2011
  • Karla

    The back patio has fire pits and TV... It's wonderful

    Karla · February 18, 2012
  • Ryan R.

    Don't get the 24oz beer, it's really only a pint in a taller pilsner glass.

    Ryan Rowe · December 22, 2009
  • Luke J.

    Actually the steak teriyaki wasn't that great! Thanks foursquare you asshole!

    Luke Janssen · February 23, 2011
  • Patrick L.

    Great place to unwind and get some pitchers for happy hour. Low prices!

    Patrick Lee · July 6, 2010
  • Mariianne C.

    Where to go for World Cup and baseball big sport events in general. Fun!

    Mariianne Crary · February 19, 2015
  • Aaron J.

    Seriously??? A line to get in on a Wednesday night at 10:42pm?!?! Yeah, right. Kept walking.

    Aaron Johnson · December 30, 2010
  • Jacquie S.

    The one sided mirror in the men's room makes for great laughs!

    Jacquie S · February 28, 2012
  • John H.

    Good range of beers. Good for few post work beers with the team.

    John Heald · 2 weeks ago
  • Jason

    Ride the Bull and sweet talk your server into giving you a free shirt.

    Jason · February 10, 2010
  • Cassidy F.

    Go on game night, there are so many cute guys!But bring your girls as back-up

    Cassidy Flynn · April 22, 2010
  • Stephany

    Garlic tots ftw. Get them.

    Stephany · April 13, 2014
  • Ryan K.

    get $5 pitchers on Sun & Mon all summer.

    Ryan Knight · August 27, 2009
  • Frank R.

    Husband day care. Enough said... (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Frank Rimalovski · August 10, 2012
  • Bri D.

    dont get the chili or the sloppy joes they are awful

    Bri D. · November 7, 2010
  • denise w.

    Watch out for the men's restroom! Double sided mirrors!!

    denise w. · April 19, 2012
  • Jonathan S.

    Love the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo here.

    Jonathan Siddharth · January 7, 2012
  • Matt F.

    ride the mechanical bull named Bull Bukner! Sliders are pretty good too!

    Matt Foley · August 21, 2009
  • Jimi A.

    Satday nite i went in for a burger. Tgey charged me 10 dollar cover. What a rip off

    Jimi Atherton · May 22, 2011
  • Leap Year

    Fantastic sports bar complete with mechanical bull.

    Leap Year · August 4, 2011
  • Stephany

    Don't get the tomato soup. It tastes like pepperoni pizza sauce. Blech!

    Stephany · November 7, 2011
  • Renee B.

    It is really packed on weekends

    Renee Budak · September 12, 2013

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