Where do we start?…. A long time ago, in The Land far away—was a team. Always competitive and they were World Champions 5 times in their first 15 years in the NFL. Then a loser bought the team and ruined it, finally moving to Baltimore. Our team was resurrected in 1999, and we still follow them every Sunday. We’re from all over Ohio. We gather every game day in our NEW church of the NFL — The Jolly Joker Tavern, 5225 Kearney Villa Rd., San Diego (next to Sonic Drive-In).

So, whether you’re from Cleveland, Ohio, or you inherited the Browns gene from a parent, spouse (ex-spouse—hey, it happens) or a DNA transplant—join us every week to watch our beloved Cleveland Browns. Good food, cold beer, and everyone is welcome (except people from Pittsburgh) to share in all things Browns. Gather for the game, stay for the fun, and share in the camaraderie. Go Browns!!


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President’s Message (2022)

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If you’re reading this, you bleed Orange & Brown. According to Browns coach, Kevin Stefanski, YOU matter! Welcome to the Dawg Pound West—The Jolly Joker Tavern!!!

I want to take a minute and thank you for sticking with us during the last years! We all suffered by not being able to enjoy the first winning season in over a decade together in 2020 because of Covid. Capped by an awesome of a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. How epic was that? Covid killed the old Elbow Room and we ended up in Downtown San Diego for the 2021-22 season.

So here we are, back in our newly remodeled home, the Jolly Joker Tavern. While we’ll miss the old Elbow Room, we look forward to working with our new hosts Amber, Mike and their manager, Dan Johns.

The San Diego Browns Backers are here to help provide you with that sense of home. Back in the CLE-- stadium hot dogs with that special mustard, that cold wind off Lake Erie, the snow, the rust on your car, the gray skies, the Great Lakes beer…..Enough!

We live in San Diego! While our heart is in Cleveland, we are all fortunate to have landed here in America’s Finest City. We seek to give you that feeling of being home-- surrounded by friends and family as we cheer on our favorite football team—The Cleveland Browns! Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions on how we can make your game watching experience better. This year we’ve got new T shirts, a great Grand Prize for each raffle and we’re bringing in Great Lakes Beer again!! All proceeds from our raffle drawings and T shirt sales goes to the Cleveland Browns Foundation. Our goal is to exceed our 2021 donation of $3,500. We’d like to raise $5,000 in 2022! Buy as many raffle tickets as you can afford knowing that even if you don’t win, you’re helping kids back in Cleveland.

Finally, we ask that you treat the Jolly Joker Tavern like you would your own home. Treat the staff with kindness and respect. If you’re at a table with open seats, invite a Browns fan to sit with you—make a new friend (hell, they like the Browns so they can’t be all bad!). Amber & Mike, the owners, want everyone to have a good time while earning a living. We appreciate their hospitality and as our hosts, we want to make sure our friends and fans don’t get outta hand.

If you see someone causing trouble or being rude, crude and socially unacceptable, let me know or one of my fearless leaders know, so we can diffuse the situation. We want your time at our Dawg Pound to be an awesome experience. So, raise a glass and Go Browns!!!

Michael McSweeney
SDBB--Fearless Leader