Southern California is a sports-obsessed paradise, with millions of cheering fans and dozens of collegiate and pro teams spread across the region. All of that action means there’s a big need for sports bars that serve quality food and drink, have great sightlines to lots of TVs, and don’t skip on the energy in the room, either. LA offers a bunch of places that fit the bill, from craft beer-obsessed hangouts in the Valley to places for great barbecue, excellent wings, and some seriously fantastic pizza. Here now are 14 of the best sports bars to catch the action around Los Angeles, from the Super Bowl to March Madness and more, listed geographically.Read More
14 Roaring Sports Bars in Los Angeles for the Super Bowl
Where to catch all of the biggest sports action
Surly Goat Encino
The growing Surly Goat empire is focused heavily on craft beer, making this Encino location a great spot to sip away for hours while enjoying the game from one of several TVs.
Blue Dog Beer Tavern
One of the more dog-friendly stops on this map, Blue Dog has a patio, a central indoor area and a very good happy hour.
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The Nickel Mine
The big, brick-walled Nickel Mine sports bar and restaurant is a Westside staple with tons of TVs, a menu that moves from tacos and fries to wings and mozzarella sticks, and an ample happy hour.
The new-ish Tiny’s Hi-Dive in West LA is more than just a dive bar. It’s a restaurant, a cocktail hangout, and a place to keep one eye on the game while chatting with friends from a deep red booth. While this may not be the absolute must-stop sports bar destination for the most hardcore fans, it’s a great place for casual watchers who love good food and drink.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company - The Propagator
On game day, get to Firestone Walker early and order baby back ribs, fish and chips, and pizza with a QR code. The service is fast, and the beer selections plentiful.
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Hi Tops Bar
Hi Tops Bar is San Francisco’s friendliest gay sports bar, stationed centrally in LA on Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson and San Vicente. There’s ample outdoor seating with birds-eye views of the interior TVs and delicious cauliflower on a stick, pretzels, and a blackened ahi tuna burger to boot.
Flights Sports Bar
Flights in Hawthorne is more than just a sports bar, it’s a cozy nod to the area’s aviation history that is today lined with TVs and loaded with fine pub fare, just off the 405.
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The Wood Urban Kitchen
Wood Urban Kitchen BBQ’s vibes are always ready for LA’s sports teams, with indoor and outdoor viewing areas. It’s Inglewood’s ideal spot to get a drink, eat killer brisket, and take in the NFL action.
Torrance Tavern’s shaded patio is the place to be for South Bay sports fan. The mood’s sure to be good with solid food, drink, and the latest game. Try the wide nachos platter or reliable burgers.
Barney’s Beanery is an LA institution with multiple locations across the city. The decor is roughly matched to each address, including lots of neon-lit bar seating and banquettes and plenty of TVs for catching the game.
Pijja Palace is all the rage in Silver Lake right now, thanks to its mash-up of Indian, classic American, and Italian American flavors — but don’t sleep on the many TVs and great drinks inside, too.
Fans love to show up and show out at Underdogs, the subterranean hangout with loads of TVs in the heart of Glendale. From simple beer and shot options to pop-ups like the weekly Ozzy’s Apizza new New Haven-style pies, this is the spot to hang out with loud locals when the game is on.
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
The Greyhound is one of LA’s best sports bars period, owing to the place’s well-made drinks, quality food, and just-boisterous-enough crowds. For LA-specific game days (particularly the Dodgers), be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat.
The Firkin Pub & Grill
Gather ‘round sports fans. The Firkin has multiple big-screen TVs on its private patio, while on the menu diners can find beer, wine, and some tasty chicken tenders.