L.A. has always been a great sports city, ever since the Dodgers and Lakers came to town (oh right, the Clippers too). On Saturdays, there's local UCLA and USC college football, and on Sundays, almost twelve hours of the National Football League. Yes, L.A. doesn't have its own pro football squad, but that means transplants all across town can find a sports bar featuring their hometown team. And for fans of the other football, there's MLS, English Premier league and more. Just in time for the height of fall games, here's the best places to watch sports in Los Angeles.Read More
19 Great Places to Watch Sports in Los Angeles Right Now
1. The Library Alehouse
This Main Street craft beer bar is a swell place to catch any game, especially football all day on Sundays. There's enough taps to session the whole day, along with a pretty stellar burger.
A spacious, fun place to watch any game, and especially MMA, Biergarten has a solid selection of craft beers and other brews by the pitcher, plus a steady menu of Korean bites and burgers to munch on while viewing.
3. Beer Belly
With slightly smaller confines than the average sports bar, Beer Belly makes up with fantastic craft brews that are hard to get elsewhere, plus a gluttonous menu of mostly fried bits that are a hit with any sports fan.
4. Casey's Irish Pub
Los Angeles, CA 90017
This classic Irish pub in Downtown is always a convivial atmosphere to down some times and catch a game, especially football and baseball. You'll feel transported to the East Coast real quick.
5. Joxer Daly's
For some reason the Brits love to congregate here to watch the English Premier League and anything else relating to sports popular in the Commonwealth. And this, despite being a sort of Irish bar.
6. Tony's Darts Away
This terrific craft beer bar has more than enough TVs to catch a sports event from any angle. So pair that playoff baseball or Sunday football with a pint of IPA. There's board games too for non-sports fans.
This diminutive sports bar packs in fans willing to watch just about anything, from football to UFC. There's a swell happy hour will make it easier to share things like nachos or mini corn dogs with your fellow fans or maybe even rivals.
8. The Garage
Los Angeles, CA 90034
This rather expansive room in Palms is the new casual hang in the neighborhood, with plenty of televisions, a respectable group of craft beers, and even a ping pong table outside for daytime games. The happy hour specials are pretty great too.
9. San Francisco Saloon
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Seemingly straight out of SF's North Beach, this casual saloon in West LA is a good find for those aching for Bay Area sports. That means Giants, 49ers, Warriors, Raiders, and more.
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10. The Doughroom
This New American restaurant has a friendly marble countertop bar with two widescreens for catching any game. Sundays feature brunch and football, while weeknight might mean playoff baseball and the start of basketball season. It's all good with a pint of Beechwood BBQ beer and a bowl of pasta or a creative pizza.
11. Freddy Smalls
Though the TVs get put away once major sports games are done, this is a great place to catch a nighttime Laker game or Dodgers game, paired with chef Charlie Parker's fantastic steak sandwich, brussels sprouts, and other bites. Oh, and of course pretty good cocktails like the Paddy's Girl, made with whiskey, maraschino, and blanc vermouth.
12. 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill
This casual bar & grill in Alhambra has one of the most extensive beer lists in San Gabriel Valley. It's hard to deny the appeal of sliders and a pint to go with the second half of a football game.
13. SmithHouse Tap & Grill
There might be more taps here than the garden variety Yardhouse at this Century City restaurant, but there's probably only the same number of TV screens (still impressive). The burgers and other small bites make for easy sharing with big groups.
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Still one of the most popular locals spots in Little Tokyo, there's plenty of beer and TVs to fuel hours-long sports viewing at Spitz. Throw in some of those filling doner kebab sandwiches and call it a day.
15. Bludso's Bar & Que
This Mid-City barbecue not only has some of the best brisket and ribs in town, it has expansive TVs for watching sports. It opens at 12 on Sundays, meaning plenty of time to catch the latter half of NFL games.
16. Barney's Beanery
This divey spot on 3rd Street Promenade has all the traditional sports bar items - TVs galore, plenty of open seating, and enough beer to keep a crowd well entertained. Maybe the best place to catch a game seven or tight playoff game.
This Mexican restaurant in Westchester has sling some of the best Oaxacan food on the Westside, along with a slew of TVs for optimal TV viewing. Throw in a swell craft beer list and you have the makings of a great sports-viewing experience.
18. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub
This rowdy pub on Sunset Strip is always a great place to catch a game. And the attractive crowd doesn't hurt the vibe either. The extensive menu is pretty heavy on the burgers, though there are some shareable bites like Bingo wings.
19. Rush Street
Sunday brunch here, with bottomless drinks, works really well with Sunday football at this spacious eatery in Culver City. The sliders and burgers are solid, as are the steak & eggs. And since this is a Chicago-inspired place, the Chicago Bears get heavy viewing.