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AFL Grand Final, Friday, 9/28

San Diego Lions Australian Football Club Grand Final Extravaganza! 

Delicious food, drink specials and great camaraderie with the local team, family and friends, both old and new. All ages welcome as Social Tap is a family friendly establishment, indoor and outdoor seating.  360 degree viewing with over 20 televisions and amplified sound throughout.  A great staff, themed cocktails, amazing food and drink specials all await you!  Raffles, games and great SD Lions merchandise will all be available as well.


Flip Flop Formal, Saturday, August 4

It’s that time once again to dust off the suit, choose your fanciest tie and get your partner all spruced up for a night out with the San Diego Lions for the Flip Flop Formal! Simon and Lee will once again host this annual event on Saturday, August 4. El Unico Tacos will be providing the fresh made, delicious tacos and of course, we’ll have some downhome sweet goodies.
We’ll have plenty of beer, wine and margaritas.

Things to remember:
1. No shoes…it’s San Diego…wear your flip flops!
2. Adults only for this one.
3. Invite all your mates!

When:  Saturday, Aug. 4, 7pm onward

Where:  Simon and Lee’s, 5150 Foothill Blvd, San Diego, 92109

Cost:  $25 per person includes all you can eat Tacos, Desserts, and Drinks!

You can change the quantity of tickets needed on the PayPal page.  Or Venmo $25 per ticket to @SanDiegoLions referencing 2018 Flip Flop Formal

Flip Flop Formal Tickets



Sun & Surf Showdown Afterparty, Saturday, 6/16

The Arizona fellas will be making their way to Americas Finest City for the Sun & Surf Showdown on Saturday, 6/16. After the 2:00 pm match, we’re headed down to the Gaslamp, having great food and bevvies on offer at Social Tap Eatery. We’re hoping to get an AFL game on the big screen and maybe some drink specials as well! All are welcome!

Where:  Social Tap Eatery, 815 J Street, San Diego, 92101


AFL Watch Party, Friday, 6/1


The Western Bulldogs vs. the Melbourne Demons is the game slated for 8:45 pm here in SD this week. Since we have a bye for the Lions, let’s get together to check out a game. Come on down to Social Tap for some tasty suds and amazing grub, watch the game on multiple tvs and hang out with the San Diego Lions.
Note that the Padres have a home game at 7 pm, so parking will be at a premium, consider uber, lyft or teleport.

When:  Friday, June 1.  8:00 onward

Where:  Social Tap Eatery

815 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday 4/21

Low Country Style Crawfish Boil!

Crawfish, Crawdaddies, Mudbugs or Yabbies…whatever you call dem, we’re gonna eat dem!  Spend the day sippin’ cold beer, pinchin’ tails and slurpin’ heads.  We’ll boil dem up and lay dem out on the table to enjoy elbow to elbow with the San Diego Lions.  No utensils needed here!

When:  Saturday, April 21.  1:00pm onward

Where:  The Hubner’s. 2955 McGraw St., San Diego, 92117

This is a family friendly event, but we ask that you leave your fur babies at home.  No pets please.


Tickets can be purchased in advance here:

Please RSVP/pay before 4/13 so we can be sure there is an adequate volume of those little morsels!! MMMMMM!!!  Dem’s good little buggers!

San Diego Gulls Ice Hockey, Friday, 3/30


The San Diego Gulls ice hockey team, AHL affiliate for the Anaheim Ducks, will be playing the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Come out to watch the current #2 team in the Pacific Division battle it out on the ice against a Midwestern rival.

Group seating in Terrace tickets are $18/person.  Puck drops at 7pm.  If there’s interest, we’ll organize a pre-game drink around the corner at Banzai Bar or Bay Cities Brewing.

Friday, 3/30 is Autism Awareness Night and $2 Bud Light Night.  Yes!! That’s the cheapest beer in town!!

RSVP/Prepay for your ticket to save your seat by days end, Tuesday, 3/27.

Pie Day! Saturday, 3/10

Join us for our 11th Annual Pie Day!

Although we’ll be without Jan at the helm making her amazing meat pies, we’ll do our best in her stead with all the experienced meat pie building assistants.

One of the Lions great traditions, Pie Day is a great opportunity to catch up with old mates, welcome new faces around the club and charge into a new footy season. Join us for a great afternoon filled with homemade meat pies, libations and good cheer.

Pie Day directly follows our last session of Co-Ed Footy!

Everyone is welcome and we’d love for you to join us!


  • Meet & Greet – This is the best place to catch up with old mates and welcome new ones to the club.
  • Quarter Toss – This old favorite is back! Think carnival coin toss game in a bar.
  • Beer, Wine & Soda – Yes, they’re included! (Bob and Jan are in Norway, but they left behind a keg of his home brew).
  • Corn Hole Tournament – A good outlet for those competitive juices before the official footy season starts
  • Handball Game

All this for the very reasonable price of $25. All proceeds directly benefit the club!

Location: The Blankenship’s – 10727 Cariuto Ct., SD 92124
Date & Time: March 10, 2018 at 2pm (Following the last session of Co-Ed Footy)
Admission: $25 With the Early Lion Discount (Pay By March 8, 2018) or $35 the day of the event.

Purchase your admission here or pay at the event:

2018 Co-Ed Touch Footy League

Join us for the co-ed, non-contact version of Australia’s favorite game. Footy is a game based on Australian Football (which is NOT rugby). It is a fun-filled, energetic, co-educational, tag version of the game. This laid back social league is a great way for beginners from children to adults to try the sport. New players are mixed in with veteran players to ensure healthy competition, and skills training is provided for all new players.

What is Footy?

Imagine soccer, volleyball and basketball rolled into one cool game where everyone gets to be the quarterback at the same time. Another way to think about it is that Footy is like Ultimate Frisbee, with a few twists. The ball is passed quickly from player to player by either handpassing or kicking. There is no turnover rule, so the ball is almost always “live” resulting in a fast, free flowing game where everyone is involved. Scoring is usually frequent, so games are not only fun to play, but fast and exciting to watch!

The rules are simple and easy to learn (it will take about 10 minutes) and NO EXPERIENCE is required. In fact, we encourage it as the game is designed for complete novices! We’ll supply all the gear all you need to do is come dressed to play in shorts and shoes (cleats if you have them, they are not necessary).

There will be Social Events after each Co-Ed Footy Match, including the 11th anniversary of our World Famous Pie Day on March 10, 2018!
Date/Time Location (See maps below)
Feb 24 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
March 3 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
March 10 – 11am Bonita Cove Park
Bonita Cove Park: Bonita Cove, 1100 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109  (Please note this is the field next to the Roller Coaster)

Awards Night & AGM, Friday, November 10

What an amazing year it’s been!! The San Diego Lions are looking forward to getting everyone spruced up to celebrate, laugh and share stories from the year. We will present the annual awards and follow up with the AGM, electing executive board members for the new year. Bring your family, friends and Lions supporters.

The Social Tap Downtown is welcoming us once again on the patio.  Social Tap is found at:  815 J Street San Diego, CA 92101

For dinner you’ll have the choice of:

Braised Short Rib
     Red Wine Braised | Parmesan Grits | Heirloom Carrots
Rosemary Thyme Chicken  (Amazing btw!!)
     Skin-On Breast | Seared & Baked | Risotto
Cajun Shrimp Penne
     Vodka Cream Sauce | Sautéed Peppers

Please RSVP and pay in advance via paypal. $35/person. NOTE:  If purchasing more than one dinner please shoot an email to with your meal choice.

Dinner Option

San Diego Lions Day at the Races, Sunday 8/20

Del Mar Race Season is short but sweet, so take a day to relax and enjoy some of the world’s best racing right here in our backyard. Let’s meet at Red Tracton Steakhouse at noon across the street from the track, then take the shuttle over.We’ll spend the day placing our bets and sipping cocktails at the track! $6 entry. There’s a Best of BBQ event on the grounds as well in the Seaside Concert Area! $10 for 4 tastings.

When:  Sunday, August 20th.  Gates open at 12 noon, BBQ Championship opens at 1pm and first race posts at 2pm

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Red Tracton Steakhouse
Winners Circle Resort,
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075

BBQ Event Link: