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The Old Pro

The Old Pro

Sports Bar, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
University South, Palo Alto
  • Leap Year
    "Fantastic sports bar complete with mechanical bull."(5 Tips)
    Douglas G.
    "Great bar food, especially the garlic tots."(3 Tips)
    "Pulled pork sliders - very good."(6 Tips)
    Jacquie S.
    "The one sided mirror in the men's room makes for great laughs!"(2 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • sliders
  • garlic tots
  • beer
  • good for groups
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  • Jana K.
    Jana KlotterNovember 16, 2015
    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!
  • Brian A.
    Brian AbadAugust 8, 2014
    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
  • Pippin L.
    Pippin LeeMay 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Shankar S.
    Shankar SaikiaAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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 .......
  • Kirk H.
    Kirk HerlitzApril 22, 2015
    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.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NormanSeptember 10, 2016
    When you have fans from the Midwest and east coast watching games, your wings need to be legit. Sweet sauce wings should be called something else.
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KidwellMay 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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!!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NormanSeptember 10, 2016
    The new wings are god awful. Just fry them and mix them in Frank's red hot and they'd be 1000% better! The sugar in the buffalo sauce is just KILLING ME!
  • Leonardo D.
    Leonardo De La RochaFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious lobster tacos from the happy hour menu. The sweet potato fries are always on point here.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJune 24, 2015
    Sliders and hamburgers, good American fare with garlic tots, a great place to watch sports events
  • Sascha K.
    Sascha KuhlmannJune 8, 2011
    The Mango/habanero chicken wings are really really spicy......the ghost chilli is insane...but it's fun for people who can handle it :)
  • Allan W.
    Allan WaysideJanuary 27, 2016
    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.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PeggDecember 17, 2014
    A multitude of TVs.. Great sight lines and good selection of beer!
  • Joe R.
    Joe RagoApril 9, 2013
    Make sure to be nice to the guy/girl running the mechanical bull. It makes all the difference.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayJune 10, 2016
    Great bar food, especially the garlic tots.
  • Tom
    TomDecember 30, 2012
    Lamb sliders are pretty great! Especially with the garlic herb tots.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LamOctober 21, 2010
    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...
  • @MarquetteU
    @MarquetteUJanuary 17, 2012
    Wear your blue and gold and cheer on the Marquette University Golden Eagles basketball team! Click "read more" for additional info. Read more
  • Aaron
    AaronSeptember 13, 2015
    Tons of seating and great beer selection.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KristofferAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Funny: The $7 1lb of wings special is pricier per lb than just getting the 2 lb order on the regular menu ($13).
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansJuly 30, 2015
    Great spot to grab a beer and happy hour specials.
  • Danny C.
    Danny ConwayNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    ask for the wings with half bbq sauce and half buffalo sauce
  • Shane P.
    Shane PearsonAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of good people watching especially during happy hour. It is a scene.
  • Kourosh B.
    Kourosh BehnamSeptember 15, 2016
    Standard sports bar. They make you pay a cover charge at the door but then you can use the receipt as credit for drinks and food
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't beat their happy hour prices on beer. $6 pitchers 11am-6pm weekdays.
  • Dom
    DomNovember 2, 2014
    Decent food for a sports bar. The pulled pork sandwich is a bit light on meat but tasty
  • Christine K.
    Christine KaraptianSeptember 13, 2012
    If you really like tater tots-order real ones and don't waste your time with sweet potato tots.
  • Karla
    KarlaFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The back patio has fire pits and TV... It's wonderful
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NormanSeptember 10, 2016
    The OP moniker in the buffalo wings stands for overpoweringly sweet 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
  • John H.
    John HealdApril 14, 2016
    Good range of beers. Good for few post work beers with the team.
  • Mariianne C.
    Mariianne CraryFebruary 19, 2015
    Where to go for World Cup and baseball big sport events in general. Fun!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 17, 2014
    Good for large groups but otherwise it kinda sucks. Pub food and beer. Mechanical bull is interesting.
  • Stephany
    StephanyApril 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Garlic tots ftw. Get them.
  • warner s.
    warner smith IIIApril 28, 2010
    Great Food and I enjoy Their Old Pro Pale Ale. Also, Ride the Bull if you are brave enough!!!
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiAugust 10, 2012
    Husband day care. Enough said... (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jane A.
    Jane AllenOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Every time I come here my soda is flat and they act so confused about it. Every single time.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NormanSeptember 10, 2016
    Hate the new buffalo wings, buffalo wings are supposed to be hot not sweet and what's up with the coating. #saynotofrufruwings
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SiddharthJanuary 7, 2012
    Love the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo here.
  • Jacquie S.
    Jacquie SFebruary 28, 2012
    The one sided mirror in the men's room makes for great laughs!
  • Priscila M.
    Great atmosphere to have drinks
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LeeJuly 6, 2010
    Great place to unwind and get some pitchers for happy hour. Low prices!
  • David F.
    David FleshMarch 12, 2011
    Fish chips are Mortons. Get the sliders instead.
  • denise w.
    denise w.April 19, 2012
    Watch out for the men's restroom! Double sided mirrors!!
  • Shadi M.
    Shadi MehraeinAugust 7, 2009
    The chicken the old old pro on El Camino and new old pro. A little different but soooo good. Main reason I come back.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesJuly 1, 2016
    Great food for a bar!
  • Nitin
    NitinAugust 7, 2015
    Perfect place to hang out with friends !
  • Rubi P.
    Rubi PDecember 21, 2012
    Cant go wrong with the Nachos!
  • Renee B.
    Renee BudakSeptember 12, 2013
    It is really packed on weekends
  • Leap Year
    Leap YearAugust 4, 2011
    Fantastic sports bar complete with mechanical bull.
  • Rob O.
    Rob OwenAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great people watching on a Friday night...
  • John C.
    John C.July 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Relive your frat party days -- but with an added touch of class. ;) Read more
  • Adam
    AdamOctober 13, 2011
    Pulled pork sliders - very good.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JohnsonDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously??? A line to get in on a Wednesday night at 10:42pm?!?! Yeah, right. Kept walking.
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MooreSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I've yet to see anyone ride that bull.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SteinmetzSeptember 4, 2014
    Ride the bull! And entertain us!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NormanSeptember 10, 2016
    I'm just shocked. The wings used to be good until someone apparently became too clever for their job
  • woody m.
    woody marshallOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Budweiser and Wings. Enough Said.
  • David S.
    David SNovember 26, 2011
    The beer is awesome!
  • Cassidy F.
    Cassidy FlynnApril 22, 2010
    Go on game night, there are so many cute guys!But bring your girls as back-up
  • Lee S.
    Lee ShepJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Locals don't ride the Bull
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 30, 2011
    Try the s'mores!!
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoDecember 17, 2014
    Ride the bull. That's all.
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 30, 2011
    Try the s'mores!!!
    CharlesLarkin.comMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget about the Agel VLT
  • warner s.
    warner smith IIIApril 28, 2010
    When I'm in Palo Alto, I have to go to The Old Pro
  • Alp Can U.
    Alp Can UtkuMay 5, 2016
    Food and beers!!!
  • Pete C.
    Pete ChenOctober 30, 2009
    Still miss the old airplane hanger... The tubes of beer are killer. Last time I saw these were in a bar in Switzerland.
  • Jason
    JasonFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ride the Bull and sweet talk your server into giving you a free shirt.
  • Fred
    FredJuly 15, 2010
    they serve smores. good after a few rounds.
  • The GSB Thunderdome
    The GSB ThunderdomeSeptember 13, 2011
    That bull is not going to ride itself
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeAugust 9, 2014
    Wine on tap? It wasn't bad...
  • Stephany
    StephanyJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ride the bull after doing a patrón shot.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RoweDecember 22, 2009
    Don't get the 24oz beer, it's really only a pint in a taller pilsner glass.
  • Stephany
    StephanyNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the tomato soup. It tastes like pepperoni pizza sauce. Blech!
  • Ayesha Y.
    The people here are boring!!
  • Ian W.
    Ian WilsonJuly 15, 2010
    drink the the envy of all your friends.
  • amber a.
    amber ardaApril 5, 2010
    my favorite sports bar
    CharlesLarkin.comMay 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing like going Pro!
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShenkApril 21, 2010
    Ride the bull. Reward yourself with a Jager bomb.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BrickerOctober 30, 2010
    what's with the window for the guys bathroom?
  • Adam R.
    Adam RifkinMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Thanks Brett -- I bought 2 pitchers and texted 7 friends.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FoleyAugust 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    ride the mechanical bull named Bull Bukner! Sliders are pretty good too!
  • Brett B.
    Brett BullingtonFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If this is Adam, buy two pitchers and text 7 friends.
  • Bri D.
    Bri D.November 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    dont get the chili or the sloppy joes they are awful
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KnightAugust 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    get $5 pitchers on Sun & Mon all summer.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OLearyOctober 1, 2010
    Hotties all around
  • Richard L.
    Richard LiuNovember 30, 2009
    Garlic fries are rock solid
  • S Y.
    S YAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Uh, not so sure I want to be 4sq mayor of a sports bar.
  • Jimi A.
    Jimi AthertonMay 22, 2011
    Satday nite i went in for a burger. Tgey charged me 10 dollar cover. What a rip off
  • Sarah Ann J.
    Sarah Ann JohnsonJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Time for a Jager Shot!!!
  • ben s.
    ben saitzNovember 15, 2009
    Beerkooza looks awesome, but I'd need a buddy
  • Jason
    JasonMay 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pass on the buffalo wings... Not worth it
  • Valdeci
    ValdeciAugust 18, 2014
    O melhor hambúrguer que comi!
  • Eudiza Q.
    Eudiza QuevedoNovember 16, 2015
    Dicen los Facebook que es el lugar que confirma que eres uno de ellos
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