07/25/2012 10:05 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2012

Olympics In San Francisco: Ten Amazing Spots To Watch The Games (PHOTOS)

Let the countdown begin! This Friday, millions will look toward London as the XXX Olympic Summer Games commence.

And the excitement isn't limited to your couch. If you're looking for somewhere fun to watch the opening ceremony or your favorite Olympic sport, search no further.

San Francisco has an endless array of options, whether an authentic British pub helps you channel the energy from across the pond or a giant outdoor screening puts you in the mood.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see our ten picks for catching the games. The whole she-bang starts this Friday at 1:30 PST on NBC.