In case you haven't heard, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be squaring off this Saturday in one of the most hyped boxing matches in history. Pay-per-view buys look to cost about $100, so if you don't mind crowds and you're only watching with a couple of friends, you're probably better off heading to one of these bars. It's important to note that many of these places will be reserving seating ahead of time, so call ahead.Read More
Where to Watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight This Saturday in LA
Surprisingly, not too many sports bars in L.A. are carrying the fight.
Famous for showing just about every UFC card, Biergarten will switch to a more traditional fight this Saturday. Reservations are recommended, as are the brats and short rib poutine.
2. Sidebar at the Beverly Wilshire
For a foodie-friendly way to take in the fight, Sidebar at the Beverly Wilshire might be a good bet — a $40 cover gets all-you-can-eat bar bites (menu items not included) and a signature cocktail. Chefs Ari Rosenson and Ken Concepcion are planning a number of specialty menu items including the cleverly named "Knuckle Sandwich," a crispy pig trotter number that's been topped with pickled red onion and whole grain mustard aioli in a housemade honey bun.
3. Tom's Urban
This small chain of sports bars puts out a surprisingly good truffled lobster roll. It will also be carrying the fight, though reservations are recommended.
4. The Holloway
Los Angeles, CA 90026
This Echo Park diner-and-sports-bar will be showing the match and undoubtedly be dishing out some of the best egg-topped burgers in L.A. Don't skip the mac and cheese, either.
5. Rush Street
This upscale sports bar in Culver City is carrying the fight (and promises a DJ and dancing afterward), but you might want to call and make a reservation ahead of time.
6. 33 Taps
The Dodger-friendly bar will be carrying the fight, though they also recommend reserved seating.
Rivalry is already known as one of L.A.'s more popular sports bars, and they have one of the cheaper covers in town for the MayPac fight, at $25 a head.
8. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub
The West Hollywood Iirish Pub/Sports Bar will keep their famous grilled cheeses coming and the beer flowing when they show the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout on May 2.
9. The Rec Room
Valley Village, CA 91607
Studio City's The Rec Room will be carrying MayPac on most of its 30 monitors. For those not inclined to the spectacle of pugilism, there's some bar box pool tables and, of course, tons of beer.
10. San Francisco Saloon
A fantastic variety of surprisingly good burgers (yay!) and way too many Giants fans (boo!) make S.F. Saloon a great place to catch the fight if you're from the Bay Area, or if you like burgers in general. $30 cover, first come, first served basis (No reservations).
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11. Barney's Beanery
Every Barney's Beanery in Los Angeles except the Santa Monica location will be carrying the fight. They're implementing a limited premium reservation system in addition to regular covers, so plan to get there early.
12. Freddie's 35er
Freddie's 35er will be carrying the fight, and tickets are $20 presale and $30 at the door. No seating is guaranteed, so prepare to pack it in at this Pasadena watering hole.