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LA’s Best Sports Bars For a Full Season of Football Action

Check out these spots for all the pigskin action in town

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With two prominent NFL teams in residence at SoFi Stadium, along with the presence of UCLA and USC, Los Angeles is all about football. It’s also a city filled with transplants who often bring their own collegiate allegiances to game day, making it vital to gather at agreed upon watering holes to avoid any awkward encounters. Here now are just some of the many fantastic local sports bars for finding all the best college and professional football action.

ADDED: Craft by Smoke and Fire, Electric Owl, Firestone Walker Brewery, Gallagher’s Pub & Grill, Martin’s Cocina y Cantina, Wood Urban Kitchen

REMOVE: 3rd Base, El Tejano, O’Briens Irish Pub, R Bar, T. Boyle’s Tavern, The Parlor (closed), Grunion’s, Hermosa Saloon, Danny K’s

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Barney's Beanery Burbank

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Micro-chain Barney’s Beanery is still all the rage with casual fans, many of whom come to cheer on their favorite college teams while also downing cheap, colorful drinks.

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Inside Barney’s Beanery.
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Mrs Robinson's Irish Pub

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This laid-back pub is only a few years old but is already making waves in Toluca Lake for its ability to show multiple games at once, its inexpensive drinks, and its robust all-day menu that includes traditional Irish pub fare as well as vegan and gluten-free takes. Plus, there’s live music many evenings as well.

Craft by Smoke and Fire

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The former Crack Shack space in Pasadena has been touched up and given new sports bar/restaurant life thanks to the Craft by Smoke and Fire folks. Expect Texas-ish barbecue and lots of TVs wrapping the big, open space, making this the hottest new spot for game day in all of Pasadena.

Crack Shack Pasadena’s wooden interior with brick wrapping and tall ceilings, at daytime.
The former Crack Shack space has even more sports action now.
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Elbow Room

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Local fans always have a lot to be proud of with their fan-favorite football teams, and they can mix it up with pizzas and frose at the Elbow Room during game days.

St Felix Hollywood

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This classic Hollywood spot is ideal for game days, due in part to its walkable location and consistently lively crowds.

Electric Owl

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Ernesto Uchimura’s burger prowess is legendary, but don’t sleep on his ability to create a great TV-watching ambiance as well. This indoor-outdoor Hollywood hangout is perfect for keeping one eye on the game and the other eye on fantastic burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and drinks.

A dripping cheese burger with bacon on a tall bun.
A stacked burger at Electric Owl.
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The Naughty Pig

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This staple Sunset Strip spot boasts nearly two dozen televisions, so it’s a good bet that everyone’s own favorite team will be visible from somewhere.

33 Taps Silver Lake

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It’s hard to imagine a more football-friendly spot than 33 Taps in Silver Lake, where the casual food and cheap beers are matched perfectly with a full wrap of televisions that run from corner to corner in the primary dining area.

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Inside 33 Taps.
33 Taps

Hi Tops Bar

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Elevated TVs sit on poles throughout the room, making for an immersive viewing experience that leaves room for just about every team to make it on the TVs.

A brick wall at Hi Tops in West Hollywood, California.
Hi Tops.
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The Nickel Mine

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The whiskey is strong at the Nickel Mine, the laid-back Westside bar that also caters to nearby UCLA fans — and don’t forget about the thin pizzas and wings.

Busby's West

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Busby’s West is the kind of everyday sports bar that every neighborhood deserves. This place caters to a variety of college football fans, including Sooners.

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Busby’s West

Rush Street

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The Midwest is represented well at Rush Street in Culver City, thanks to the longtime sports bar’s Chicago roots.

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Firestone Walker’s the Propagator

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It’s all about the beer at the Propagator, the Westside’s stellar hangout for all things Firestone Walker. The Central Coast beer star’s restaurant and bar location on Washington Boulevard is a great place to linger over a few drinks while watching the game.

Brennan's

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This classic turtle-racing spot has ample outdoor space for hanging out, and loves to throw games up on the TVs during the weekends.

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Turnbull's Tavern

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Whittier football fans congregate at Turnbull’s, particularly those Notre Dame believers who are always convinced that their team is going all the way.

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Bacon brussels sprouts from Turnbull’s.
Turnbull’s Tavern

Martin's Cocina y Cantina

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Find TVs tucked away everywhere inside Martin’s Cocina y Cantina in Inglewood. This mellow hangout does steaks, casual Mexican fare, and offers a full bar for those in need.

The Wood Urban Kitchen

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Inglewood’s Wood Urban Kitchen is a prime hangout for game day. Not only is it close to SoFi Stadium, it’s also got a killer indoor-outdoor TV setup, and slings some seriously tasty barbecue. What’s more, the weekends are jumping not just with local teams, but also with fans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, since the Wood also shows those often hard-to-find games.

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Hanging out at the small bar inside Wood Urban Kitchen.
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American Junkie

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This Hermosa Beach spot is right on Pier Avenue and offers delicious food in addition to all the games. Be sure to snag one of those half-baked cookies.

The Crest Sports Bar & Grill

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Old Town Torrance’s Crest Sports Bar is a prime hangout for college football fans eager to enjoy cheap game day food and drink.

Torrance Tavern

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For LSU fans in particular, it’s best to get to Torrance Tavern to catch the action as this longtime Tigers bar still draws a heavy Louisiana crowd.

Gallagher's Pub & Grill

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Gallagher’s does a bit of everything, serving as a neighborhood Irish bar, an all-day restaurant, a place for patio mimosas, and a game-day destination for catching some football. Better still, the patio has its own TV setups, so dining outside is still very much in play.

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Gallagher’s in Long Beach.
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Barney's Beanery Burbank

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Inside Barney’s Beanery.
Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

Micro-chain Barney’s Beanery is still all the rage with casual fans, many of whom come to cheer on their favorite college teams while also downing cheap, colorful drinks.

OLY 2016-2024-USA-LOSANGELES
Inside Barney’s Beanery.
Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

Mrs Robinson's Irish Pub

This laid-back pub is only a few years old but is already making waves in Toluca Lake for its ability to show multiple games at once, its inexpensive drinks, and its robust all-day menu that includes traditional Irish pub fare as well as vegan and gluten-free takes. Plus, there’s live music many evenings as well.

Craft by Smoke and Fire

Crack Shack Pasadena’s wooden interior with brick wrapping and tall ceilings, at daytime.
The former Crack Shack space has even more sports action now.
Wonho Frank Lee

The former Crack Shack space in Pasadena has been touched up and given new sports bar/restaurant life thanks to the Craft by Smoke and Fire folks. Expect Texas-ish barbecue and lots of TVs wrapping the big, open space, making this the hottest new spot for game day in all of Pasadena.

Crack Shack Pasadena’s wooden interior with brick wrapping and tall ceilings, at daytime.
The former Crack Shack space has even more sports action now.
Wonho Frank Lee

Elbow Room

Local fans always have a lot to be proud of with their fan-favorite football teams, and they can mix it up with pizzas and frose at the Elbow Room during game days.

St Felix Hollywood

This classic Hollywood spot is ideal for game days, due in part to its walkable location and consistently lively crowds.

Electric Owl

A dripping cheese burger with bacon on a tall bun.
A stacked burger at Electric Owl.
Farley Elliott

Ernesto Uchimura’s burger prowess is legendary, but don’t sleep on his ability to create a great TV-watching ambiance as well. This indoor-outdoor Hollywood hangout is perfect for keeping one eye on the game and the other eye on fantastic burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and drinks.

A dripping cheese burger with bacon on a tall bun.
A stacked burger at Electric Owl.
Farley Elliott

The Naughty Pig

This staple Sunset Strip spot boasts nearly two dozen televisions, so it’s a good bet that everyone’s own favorite team will be visible from somewhere.

33 Taps Silver Lake

A wraparound dining room with TVs during the day.
Inside 33 Taps.
33 Taps

It’s hard to imagine a more football-friendly spot than 33 Taps in Silver Lake, where the casual food and cheap beers are matched perfectly with a full wrap of televisions that run from corner to corner in the primary dining area.

A wraparound dining room with TVs during the day.
Inside 33 Taps.
33 Taps

Hi Tops Bar

A brick wall at Hi Tops in West Hollywood, California.
Hi Tops.
Jesse Woodward

Elevated TVs sit on poles throughout the room, making for an immersive viewing experience that leaves room for just about every team to make it on the TVs.

A brick wall at Hi Tops in West Hollywood, California.
Hi Tops.
Jesse Woodward

The Nickel Mine

The whiskey is strong at the Nickel Mine, the laid-back Westside bar that also caters to nearby UCLA fans — and don’t forget about the thin pizzas and wings.

Busby's West

Long dark shot of the outside of a sports bar, with neon.
Busby’s West
Busby’s West

Busby’s West is the kind of everyday sports bar that every neighborhood deserves. This place caters to a variety of college football fans, including Sooners.

Long dark shot of the outside of a sports bar, with neon.
Busby’s West
Busby’s West

Rush Street

Inside Rush Street.
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The Midwest is represented well at Rush Street in Culver City, thanks to the longtime sports bar’s Chicago roots.

Inside Rush Street.
Yelp

Firestone Walker’s the Propagator

It’s all about the beer at the Propagator, the Westside’s stellar hangout for all things Firestone Walker. The Central Coast beer star’s restaurant and bar location on Washington Boulevard is a great place to linger over a few drinks while watching the game.

Brennan's

Brennan’s Pub
Brennan’s Pub
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This classic turtle-racing spot has ample outdoor space for hanging out, and loves to throw games up on the TVs during the weekends.

Brennan’s Pub
Brennan’s Pub
Courtesy ABC

Turnbull's Tavern

A close up shot of bacon and brussells sprouts in a white bowl.
Bacon brussels sprouts from Turnbull’s.
Turnbull’s Tavern

Whittier football fans congregate at Turnbull’s, particularly those Notre Dame believers who are always convinced that their team is going all the way.

A close up shot of bacon and brussells sprouts in a white bowl.
Bacon brussels sprouts from Turnbull’s.
Turnbull’s Tavern

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Martin's Cocina y Cantina

Find TVs tucked away everywhere inside Martin’s Cocina y Cantina in Inglewood. This mellow hangout does steaks, casual Mexican fare, and offers a full bar for those in need.

The Wood Urban Kitchen

An indoor bar with television sets.
Hanging out at the small bar inside Wood Urban Kitchen.
Wonho Frank Lee/Eater LA

Inglewood’s Wood Urban Kitchen is a prime hangout for game day. Not only is it close to SoFi Stadium, it’s also got a killer indoor-outdoor TV setup, and slings some seriously tasty barbecue. What’s more, the weekends are jumping not just with local teams, but also with fans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, since the Wood also shows those often hard-to-find games.

An indoor bar with television sets.
Hanging out at the small bar inside Wood Urban Kitchen.
Wonho Frank Lee/Eater LA

American Junkie

This Hermosa Beach spot is right on Pier Avenue and offers delicious food in addition to all the games. Be sure to snag one of those half-baked cookies.