The LA Sports Bar Directory

It doesn’t matter what team you root for - we’ve got a sports bar for you. More than 200 of them, actually.
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There’s nothing better than watching your team on a very big screen, with some very cold beer and some very hot wings. Actually, watching them win a Super Bowl or the World Series is probably better, but we both know that’s not happening this year.

So instead, go enjoy the camaraderie that comes with watching a game with your fellow fans and shouting at the TV. Where? Glad you asked. We’ve spent the entire offseason compiling this list of (almost) every single sports bar in your neighborhood. From mega-bars with more TVs than ESPN HQ to local dives that will definitely have the game on - and just about everywhere in between - consider this your definitive directory of LA sports bars.

We’ll continue to update this list as new spots pop up, so make sure to check back often. And remember, it’s not whether you win or lose - it’s how you watch the game.

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The Morrison broadcasts everything National, Football, and League (plus other sports, too). They’ve got a hefty burger menu, an excellent craft beer list, and a dog-friendly patio - you might never have to leave.

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With locations in Atwater Village and Sunland-Tujunga, Link N Hops has a whole lot of sausages - from traditional dogs like smoked pork and spicy Italian to more novel flavors like rattlesnake and wild boar. TVs to watch the game, too.

Lincoln Kitchen & Tap


Four score and seven beers ago, we discovered Lincoln Kitchen & Tap, a very presidential sports bar in Glendale Junction. Their menu is filled with bar snacks like pretzels and fried pickles, and their big, open space is ideal for cheering on your favorite team.

Although baseball is technically our nation’s pastime, we can’t think of anything more patriotic than playing pool at a sports bar with seven TVs. Head to Green Room Billiards and grab a cue and some beers - for America.

Your team is playing like week-old trash, so you might as well drink fresh beer. And that’s what you’ll get at The Pub at Golden Road, where they’re pouring stuff that’s brewed on-site, in a modern space with lots of TVs and a solid menu of snacks.

Beverly Grove

With TVs lining the walls (and hanging overhead), and every conceivable league’s sports package available, this place looks and feels like ESPN Central Command. Better food, though.

Ample screens and a relaxed atmosphere make this a great spot for the sports fan who enjoys chicken strips and charcuterie plates equally.


One of LA’s best bars, period, Tony’s earned its rabid fan base with a fun atmosphere and excellent bar food. They’ve also got plenty of board games if you need a distraction when your team implodes in the third quarter.

The original is an iconic dive bar in Historic Filipinotown, and this second location isn’t much different - it is bigger, but it’s still a great spot to watch a game, shoot some pool, and enjoy a cold beer with their famous hot chicken.

Close your eyes and picture a place called Champs Sports Pub. We bet it looks exactly like this Burbank staple, which has been showing games and serving beer and wings since 1983. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

This prolific chain has locations all across LA and the South Bay, featuring a menu full of creative burgers and a bar lined with enough TVs for everyone to see their game.

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Barney's Beanery - Burbank


If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

Over Under Public House


This sleek spot may feel more like a lounge, but with TVs everywhere and a menu loaded with fried shareables, burgers, and wings (lots of wings), it definitely has the heart of a sports bar.

A solid, no-B.S. sports bar with a menu full of pictures (so you can just point at a burger if team has you feeling depressed), and Sunday specials like $15 buckets of beer and $5 margaritas. They also have Sunday night karaoke if you want to celebrate a big win.

This omnipresent chain of cavernous bars has a menu full of market-tested American fare and a beer list so lengthy you can scroll through it via a tabletop tablet, and if any of that is news to you, perhaps it’s time to leave the rock you’ve been living under.

Black Angus Steakhouse



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This casual, western-themed steakhouse chain has a bar filled with TVs for all your sports-viewing interests, western and otherwise.

Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill

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Sure, the Hollywood and Highland location may be gone (R.I.P.), but Tinhorn’s Burbank outpost (opened in 1939) remains - and it’s a great place to grab a beer (or six), catch a game (or three), or just kill an afternoon on the back patio.

A true neighborhood gem, not to mention the only drinking establishment in the universe that would proclaim, “We are proud to call ourselves a Miami Dolphins bar,” The Snug is a fun, low-key spot to watch a game. Though you might want to eat beforehand - their food menu consists entirely of chips, nuts, and popcorn.

In this case, the “Hollywood Way” doesn’t refer to getting an HBO deal because your dad is a studio exec - it’s a sports bar in Burbank with some seriously good BBQ. Unlike your typical lineup of bar snacks, they use a slow cooker for everything from pulled pork sandwiches to BBQ nachos and tri-tip quesadillas.

Costa Mesa

The self-proclaimed “Most authentic Irish pub in Orange County″ has been pouring Guinness and serving traditional faves like corned beef and full Irish breakfasts for more than 30 years, and dealing with Eagles fans for a time period that surely feels three times as long to their employees.

Culver City

Rocco’s has locations all over LA County, each loaded with TVs and more exposed brick than an HGTV home-makeover marathon. The menu features all the bar-food staples, plus Italian dishes like chicken parm, linguini, and, uh, “Italian fries.”

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The decor will remind you that you’re overdue for an oil change, but that can wait until Monday - because The Garage is basically the ideal sports bar, with plenty of TVs, really good food (get the coconut red curry wings), and solid selection of beers and whiskeys.

As the name implies, they’ve got good pizzas (the goat cheese-topped Van Damme rules), but The Doughroom also has an excellent selection of craft beers and plenty of TVs to watch the game. Consider this a solid neighborhood spot.

The Westside has a strange affinity for British/Irish pubs, but Joxer’s may be the grandaddy of them all. Sure, they fly the Liverpool F.C. flag out front, but this bar is paradise for fans of every sport. And if you hate sports, it’s still fun to show up and watch depressed Redskins fans.

This cavernous Culver City sports bar is always packed, though it reaches new levels of insanity whenever any Chicago team is playing. Put it this way, when the Cubs won the World Series, every local news station had a camera truck parked outside. Boy, those were some interviews…

Lobster & Beer does both of those things very well, and while the industrial decor doesn’t exactly scream “New England Seafood Shack,” you’re not looking for authenticity when you just want to watch a game. And you can definitely do that here (they have fit an impressive amount of TVs into the space), all while enjoying one of three different lobster rolls.

This neighborhood fave is primarily known for their balls-to-the-wall karaoke nights, but on game days, they’re filled with Seahawks fans (who, it should be noted, get first dibs on the TVs) and lots of locals, too. Even if your team loses, you’ll have a good time at Backstage.


Far Bar is a craft beer haven in Little Tokyo that serves solid Asian-fusion food. Look for their miso mayo-covered Far burger, and if you don’t get the wasabi fries, your team kind of deserves to lose.

If the only type of beef you like is the kind between Lakers and Clippers fans, then head down to Beelman’s Pub. Their menu is filled with plant-based snacks like adobong mani (peanuts with garlic), tater tot nachos and something called the “Katsu Everdeen bowl,” which is a championship-level pun.

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Bunker Hill Bar & Grill


Bunker Hill Bar & Grill is the non-controversial choice you need for a big group. The menu has (close to) every cuisine under the sun, including sushi, tacos, sandwiches, and burgers, plus a large outdoor patio.

With its mixture of steel and glass architecture and rotating menu of Belgian-style beers, catching the game at Little Bear feels more like you’re in Brussels rather than a warehouse in DTLA. They also have a decent domestic beer menu, as well as late snacks like fried chicken sliders, chimichurri sliders, and Sriracha mac and cheese.

Established in 1942 (or as we like to think of it, five years before the Lakers were founded), Redwood Bar & Grill is certified Los Angeles landmark. Decorated like a pirate ship, drowning your sorrows after a particularly bad loss has never been more fun.

There’s no gentle way to put this - Casey’s Irish Pub is an all-out sh*t show. But that’s exactly what we like about it. The space is gigantic (read: there are multiple bars), there are rooms dedicated entirely to arcade games, as well as all the Guinness you could ever need.

Dublin's Irish Whiskey Pub


One day we’ll do a proper study on why Irish pubs make the best sports bars, but in the meantime, we’ll just keep heading to Dublin’s. It’s got everything you could possibly need - draft beers, screens that wrap around the entire bar, and something called the “Irish Margarita,” which comes with Jameson, tequila, and creme.

With its giant screens and extensive burger menu, The Down and Out is a great place to catch the game. They also have karaoke and trivia nights, for the days between LA Galaxy matches (a.k.a. purgatory).

We usually have a Pavlovian aversion to any establishment that actively makes the choice to replace an “S” with a “Z,” but this USC-faithful sports bar is actually pretty solid (unless you happen to be a Bruin, of course).

Los Angeles Biergarten


Not be confused with the K-town outpost of the same name, this German sports bar has over 100 draft beers on tape, as well as a long list of Internationally Recognized Bar Snacks like wings, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Nirvana Sports Bar & Grill


Nirvana is one of those places that you wish were nearby every night when last call looms. Part sports bar, part karaoke lounge (it only costs $1.50 to belt your little heart out to Sheryl Crow’s version of “The First Cut Is The Deepest”), and part Japanese restaurant, it’s a great place to end the night in Little Tokyo.

The Office Bar & Grill


Existing at that sweet, sweet intersection of work and pleasure is The Office Bar & Grill. Located a mere six minutes away from Dodgers Stadium (at the time of writing), this is the perfect spot to worship Joc Pederson and eat homemade Mexican stew.

This omnipresent chain of cavernous bars has a menu full of market-tested American fare and a beer list so lengthy you can scroll through it via a tabletop tablet, and if any of that is news to you, perhaps it’s time to leave the rock you’ve been living under.

Appropriately located at L.A. Live, this massive, multi-level shrine to all things sports has the essentials - more than 155 TVs (including “Megatron, the biggest screen in LA”), a large menu, in-game specials on food and drinks - and plenty of bells and whistles, too, including a self-serve U-Pour system for beer, wine, and cocktails.

Eagle Rock

At the 5 Line Tavern, they go beyond your average burger/wings/beer lineup, with over 50 brews on tap, and dishes like cheesesteak empanadas, fried cheese curds, and cast-iron mussels.

What could be more apropos than watching people throw the ol’ pigskin around at a restaurant called The Oinkster? An undeniable neighborhood staple, this Filipino spot has everything, including house-cured pastrami by the pound, ube milkshakes, and locally sourced California draft beers.

If you can’t find something for you at Piencone Pizzeria Creamery and Pub, it’s time to change something about your personality. During the day, this multihyphenate is a great place to grab a slice or cone, but come game time, head to the adjoining Pub 1954 for beers, sports, and more sports.

Echo Park

Mohawk Bend almost seems too good to be true - with one of the best (and most affordable) California beer lists in the city, large screens, impressive space and excellent vegan food, this spot is perfect for almost every occasion. Just make sure that whatever brings you here, you finish with their killer cast-iron chocolate chip cookie.

Between the black vinyl booths and the standard tacos/wing/nachos/burgers menu, this simple American diner doesn’t have a ton of personality, but neither did Tim Duncan. And he won five NBA championships.

A 15-minute walk (you heard that right) from Dodgers Stadium, this dive-y spot has somehow unlocked the secret to operating a near-perfect sports bar. Cheap drinks, pool tables, disco balls, dance parties and a Happy Hour that goes until 10pm, what more could you need to celebrate (or distract from) a night at the ballpark?

El Segundo

They’re located inside the Toyota Sports Center, where the LA Kings practice, and offer very cool views of the rink, which means you’ll have something else to look at when your team falls apart in the second half.

Quite possibly the only sports bar in the world that shares a name with an Edward Ruscha work, Standard Station has been serving beers and showing games since 2011, and is a favorite spot for sports-obsessed locals.

A true dive bar in the very best sense of the term, Old Town Patio is a no-frills, super-fun spot with a decent amount of TVs to watch the games and (yes) a patio, too.

Fairfax/La Brea

This former camera shop has been given a dark, sorta-steampunk-y makeover… but they also have a decent amount of TVs to watch games, and friendly bartenders, too. You could definitely wear a cape here.

A bar in the Farmers Market with an ever-changing selection of craft beers on tap, 326 is almost always an epicenter of activity, and a refreshingly different way to spend game day.

Want a side of football with your wiener schnitzel? This biergarten is showing NFL games (and actual football, not the American kind) on seven TVs and a 120-inch projection screen outside.

New to Mid-City is Berkshire House, a casual, neighborhood spot perfect for grabbing a drink and watching the game. With a spacious, multi-level interior, wrap-around couches, and TVs that number in the double digits, Berkshire House has got everything sports fans need, plus a menu that includes a mix of chicken wings, pizza, and cheesesteaks, as well as $3 drinks (!!!) during Happy Hour.


This small-ish spot is more neighborhood hangout than full-blown sports bar, but the menu ticks all the boxes, and they do have more TVs than you’d expect from the outside.

They’ve got 52 taps of craft beer from around the globe and free peanuts (the hallmark of any good bar), and while they’re not explicitly a sports bar, they do have a couple screens that will be showing games on Sunday.

Now this is a sports bar. There’s a scoreboard hanging above the front entrance, a genuinely overwhelming number of TVs, a full menu of bar food favorites, and plenty of room for you to decompress after you just missed out on that Sunday night parlay.

Located in a former billiards bar, and named after the creepiest landlord in TV history, Mr. Furley’s has plenty of space to shoot some pool or play a game of shuffleboard, and one of the best daily Happy Hours in town (buy two drinks, get the third one free). This is a perfect place to catch a game, and pretend that the cue ball is Cooper Kupp’s head whenever he fumbles.


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Flights Craft Beer + Sports Grill


A regularly rotated tap list, an aviation-themed menu (as you can probably guess, wings play a big part), and plenty of TV screens make Flights an elevated (sorry) sports bar experience in Hawthorne.

Coach's Sports Bar & Grill


A solid, no-frills sports bar that has everything you need. We’re not sure who the titular coach is, but we’re pretty sure he or she approves of their efforts.

Hermosa Beach

While every sports bar is patriotic almost by default, American Junkie takes it one step further - expect lots of craft beers, plasma TVs, and a commitment to serving food made only with products from the USA (a fact they really highlight on their website). Plus, beer, wine, and signature cocktails are 50% off during Happy Hour - and nothing is more quintessential ’Murica than that.

Not to be confused with the online Canadian pharmacy of the same name (which, just so you know, specializes in cheap erectile dysfunction meds), Hermosa Saloon is a neighborhood spot with widescreen TVs, free wi-fi, and (!!) free hot dogs on Sundays.


Located in the W Hotel in Hollywood, Station might just win the award for having the most frills on this list. Filled with firepits, indoor palm trees, and a “smart casual” dress code, if you’re a C-List celebrity visiting from out of town, this is the place for you.

Blue Palms Brewhouse is a bar on Hollywood Blvd. that doesn’t feel like a bar on Hollywood Blvd. The beer selection is great, the TVs are exactly the way they should be (big, HD, and loud) and there’s no painful rowdiness or Spider-Man impersonators in sight.

Sycamore Tavern has everything your little heart could want out of a sports bar - filet mignon sliders, tons of beer on tap, and 55 flat-screen TVs. Yup, 55 flat-screen TVs.

When you find out that Jameson’s is owned by the same people behind Cabo Cantinaa lot of your questions will be answered. Mostly “Why is that very drunk tourist going absolutely off on bowl of potato skins?”

Whether you were dragged to this area by an out-of-town relative, or you are the OOTR who’s making a pilgrimage to Terry Bradshaw’s star, let’s face the facts: The game is on and you’re in Hollywood. Head to Elbow Room - with its black tile walls, leather booths, and great beer selection, you could really do a lot worse.

Hidden behind a couple joints out front, this bar and grill is as undercover as you can get on Hollywood Blvd. Part steakhouse, part hookah lounge, and part sports bar, you can always count on Secret to have something going on.

Quite possibly the only spot on this guide with chandeliers and lamps with fishnet stockings, St. Felix is an incredibly versatile bar in Hollywood. From a weekend brunch to Monday Night Football, it’ll always be a pretty solid choice.

Ending up at Cabo Cantina at some point in time is one of the great inevitabilities of life, and we’re not here to judge. Sometimes sh*t hits the fan, and the only logical place to go is a place where almost everyone is yelling, and the drinks are strong as you need them to be.

Highland Park

The Greyhound Bar & Grill


The Greyhound is the official home of the LA Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club, run “Blue Hour” deals on drinks and food during every Dodgers game, and have a solid menu that includes genuinely good wings (try the Guatemalan Insanity Pepper if you’re crazy - or a Simpsons fan). The Greyhound may be a slightly upscale sports bar, but it’s a sports bar nonetheless. A really good one.

This dive-y Highland Park staple is more bar than sports bar, but they do have TVs that are usually showing games, a really good taplist, and a much better jukebox than any Buffalo Wild Wings.


Located inside the Hollywood Park Casino, this slightly upscale sports bar features plenty of screens (including a massive setup around the bar) and a pretty good variety of craft brews on tap.

This sleek sports bar actually leans into the whole “lounge” aspect, so while there are plenty of TVs to watch your game, there’s also the occasional DJ or live performance, too.

The bar’s got TVs to watch all the games, but Fiesta Martin also has a separate dining room if you need to take a break - and enjoy some good Mexican food, including a chimichanga burrito that is approximately the size of a football.

This upscale sports bar is located inside the LAX Marriott, and feels very much like an upscale sports bar located in an airport-adjacent chain hotel.


Although Biergarten might seem just another run-of-the-mill sports bar, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Drawing from both German and Korean influences, the menu is filled with snacks like kielbasa and kimchi pancakes, and its wide-open space makes it the ideal place to watch your team embarrass themselves on national television.

Yes, The Bun Shop sells excellent bao, but it’s much more than that. The neighborhood watering hole/functional sports bar also takes on bar staples with a Korean twist, like their fries with furikake and crispy pork belly burgers.

Whether you’re here to contemplate Western philosophy or just catch the latest Laker game, just make sure that you get a plate (or two) of some of their KFC (Korean Fried Chicken).

This long-running Ktown spot often feels like an underground lounge, but on game day, it becomes a proper sports bar. The projector gets wheeled out, and win or lose, everyone’s ordering the kimchi pasta.

Strikezon was made for one reason, and one reason only - to have borderline illegal amounts of fun. Come to watch the Dodgers play, then stay to play out your own Cody Bellinger fantasies via their virtual batting cages.

Gaam is the kind of rowdy sports bar/lounge that you take a bunch of friends to when you want to eat fried rice by the pound and drink until you are thanking the Gods for creating rideshare apps.

A relaxed and simple bar in Ktown. They’ve got all the wings your heart could desire, a large beer selection, and even larger television screens. The perfect place to come with a few friends and stay for an hour or five.

Not to be confused with a popular Mexican chain of a similar name, Baja’s Grill is a sports bar specializing in all things seafood. Grab a platter of king crab legs and make your way to one of the tables directly in front of the giant projector set up in the middle. Or near one of the dozens of other screens around. It doesn’t matter. We’re sure Pedro Baez doesn’t care where you stare at his butt from.

A favorite amongst sports fans and tenured professors, The Faculty is a low-key bar with healthy-ish menu options and a rotating wine and beer list on the chalkboard (check with your classmates for updates).

Whether you’re trying to watch every Blackpink video or just want to catch the latest Galaxy game, Cafe Nandarang is a solid place to spend your night. Their list of noodles is better than it needs to be, and the comprehensive draft beer list is equally as good.

Drinking at R Bar feels like being transported back to Prohibition (i.e. you need a password to get in) - except there were no flat-screens in the 1920s, and you won’t go to jail for ordering a Moscow mule. Check their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for the aforementioned daily password.

Long Beach

Legends Sports Bar & Restaurant


They’ve got locations in Long Beach and Huntington Beach, and describe themselves as “The first modern sports bar in America,” which means a collection of sports memorabilia and a Wall of Fame, an incredible amount of TVs, and a special luxury “Skybox” that can be rented out for especially big games.

This Long Beach institution was first opened in 1924, and they pride themselves as being both a sports bar and a neighborhood dive. Joe Jost’s is a great place to watch a game, or chat up some locals, or work your way through certified bar-food classics like house-made pickled eggs and the “Joe’s Special” sandwich, with a Polish sausage, Swiss, and mustard on rye.

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

Congregation Ale House


They serve signature beers and feature a hearty, pub-approved menu loaded with pretzels, burgers, and (of course) sausages. You can enjoy all of that and watch the game at the bar - which also happens to feature a stained-glass window, in case you’re looking to pray for this Hail Mary to work.

This omnipresent chain of cavernous bars has a menu full of market-tested American fare and a beer list so lengthy you can scroll through it via a tabletop tablet, and if any of that is news to you, perhaps it’s time to leave the rock you’ve been living under.

Padrino's Draft House & Grille


The sign outside says “Drinks/Music/Sports,” and they’re not lying. Padrino’s has good drink and food specials on game day (huge portions, too), and lots of TV screens. There’s music, but nothing that’s going to take away from your sports-watching.

They’ve got more than 25 TVs, all the sports packages, and food-and-drink “Football Specials” that actually run all week long. We’re not about to question why.

This neighborhood spot has everything you could want from a sports bar, plus incredibly friendly bartenders, too. While the crowd usually roots for SoCal teams, all fans will feel pretty welcome at Baddeley’s.

Dempseys Sports Bar & Grill


A dependably solid sports bar, so long as you’re not looking for anything fancy.

A neighborhood joint that’s usually pretty packed for big UFC fights (and on NFL Sundays), with a big menu of filling food and friendly bartenders at the ready.

A local favorite that’s pretty buzzing during big games - with plenty of screens to accommodate the crush - but still manages to maintain the feel of a friendly dive bar.

Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille


A lively waterfront spot with a large outdoor area and a menu filled with all the usual pub food, Shenanigans also has lots of TVs, and plenty of room for you to spread out while watching your game.

Quinn’s is a dependable local spot with tons of seating, a rotating craft beer menu, and fun daily specials (our favorite is Thursdays, where you get $1 off refills and get to keep the glass).

With its wide assortment of board games, photobooths, and burrito options, this local dive is a Good Bar, and an even better one on game day.

Between the windowless space, assorted memorabilia lining the walls, and freely flowing beer, Caliz Sports Bar kind of reminds us of a divorced dad’s basement. And what better place to watch sports?

The Eldo has been around for a whopping six decades and doesn’t seem to show any signs of stopping (kind of like Tom Brady). Not that it should - they’ve got a great craft beer list that changes monthly and a South African-leaning menu.

Glory Days Beachside Sports Bar & Grill


Whenever your “glory days” were (please just don’t say high school), this is the bar to relive them in. They’ve got a large menu of American dishes, and TVs mounted onto a rock wall, which makes you feel like you’re in a cave, which is extremely chic.

Muldoons is a great little Irish bar for all your game day needs. It’s simple and dependable, plus their mascot is a spectacled, orange-bearded mix between a leprechaun and John Lennon.

We’re going to be very honest right now. Iguana Kelley’s could have been almost anything in the world and we would have liked it, just based on its name. Luckily, it’s also a pretty fun dive bar that gets rowdy on the weekends, and the perfect pre/post game hang.

An absolutely massive bar and restaurant. Leather booths, bar seats, patio space, tables next to pictures of pirates - Panama Joes has it all. Plus their menu is filled with Mexican foods like hand-rolled taquitos and flan de azucar (custard infused with vanilla bean and caramel), and there are always great drink specials on game day.

Maybe you moved here from the Bay Area, or just really idolize Joe Montana, but if you love the San Francisco (or rather, Santa Clara, cough cough) 49ers, you’ve found your new home. The full bar offers eight television screens, burgers, hotdogs, and scarlet and gold for as far as the eye can see.

A man’s best friend is a solid sports bar. Check out the pup-friendly bar for gourmet sausages and something called a “blizzard beer system” that serves drinks at a cool, cool 29 degrees (aka too cold to hold). Cool.

Do Blondies have more fun? Find out at this dive bar, which is always filled with a friendly enough local crowd, and has a great mix of indoor and outdoor space. Plus, they have a free popcorn machine.

On The Rocks Bar & Grill


Everything about On The Rocks is huge - the space, the television, the patio, beers, the American menu - everything. Also good to note: there’s a kids movie room for when you need to the freedom to say whatever you want when Jared Goff inevitably (and quite literally) drops the ball.

Los Feliz

This two-story bar on Vermont is booked and busy 24/7, but the best time to visit is during Sunday morning football season. Yes, it’s very likely that you’ll have to endure a few obnoxious fans from faraway places (aka Boston), but at least you’ll be doing it over an excellent burger and beer.

We love Ye Rustic Inn for many reasons, namely that they serve great wings and don’t take themselves too seriously. A self-proclaimed “place to escape from all the bullsh*t,” this dive bar has everything from free wifi to absinthe-based drinks to a wing spice level simply labeled “suicide.”

Manhattan Beach

This spacious seafood spot features a sizeable bar with TV screens that are always showing games, yet it still feels more like a restaurant than a sports bar - which is perfect if you’re bringing along a couple casual fans.

Just steps from the beach, Brewco is an always-fun space with a friendly, beer-obsessed staff ready to pour you their favorites, and enough TVs to ensure you never miss a play.

There’s a surfboard hanging overhead, and so many TVs we lost count. OB’s has been a Manhattan Beach staple since 1985, and has built a loyal following that shows up for every game.

A solid neighborhood spot that’s been open since 1957, the Hangar has 17 TVs showing games, shuffleboard, and pool. Oh, and it’s a Packers bar, in case you felt like wearing your Bears jersey.

Grunions Sports Bar & Grill


Opened in 1974, Grunions is a sports bar with a laid-back beach attitude, though they have a surprisingly aspirational mantra: “We pride ourselves on being the only local sports bar that has every game on all the time.”

This kitschy bar/restaurant in Manhattan Beach has everything you’d expect from a place called “Baja Sharkeez” - a cartoon shark mascot with a gold tooth, 84 oz. party buckets filled with tequila, rum, and grenadine, “Flamin’ Fajitas,” etc. It’s also a great place to watch sports, from UFC fights to the Super Bowl, with tons of specials on drinks and food.

Marina Del Rey

This brew bar took over the Washington Ave. space formerly occupied by Sports Harbour, and though they’ve given it a thorough scrubbing, it’s still a spot where locals go to shout at their favorite teams on TV.

Another MDR spot that was recently renovated, Brennan’s still does the whole Thursday night turtle racing thing, but they’ve upgraded both the interior and the outside porch, added a weird bonus area to play cornhole, and put TVs just about everywhere.

A laid-back local favorite, 90 West has enough TVs for everyone to watch their team, plus a solid stash of board games if the game turns into a blowout. They also let you bring in food from outside.

This omnipresent chain of cavernous bars has a menu full of market-tested American fare and a beer list so lengthy you can scroll through it via a tabletop tablet, and if any of that is news to you, perhaps it’s time to leave the rock you’ve been living under.

People in Marina del Rey need something to watch besides whales - so they head to Tony P’s, a waterside restaurant and bar with an impressive tap list (including lots of local brews), a five-course, $65 food-and-beer prix fixe, and eight massive LED screens for maximum sports viewing.


There are two locations of this absolutely massive warehouse of debauchery, but the Eastside outpost is even bigger and badder than its Westside complement. Between the arcade games, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course, pool tables, live entertainment, and medley of sports games blaring in the background, it’s impossible to not have a good time and/or an aneurysm here.

North Hollywood

With its fantastic front patio, full bar, and complete cornhole set up, El Tejano is the kind of place where everyone wins, even if your team doesn’t. Plus, drinks are dirt-cheap and the tortilla chip bin is self-serve… double score.

Both locations of this central-government-obsessed bar are located in former banks, and both locations are excellent places to eat and drink. The atmosphere is always fun and unpretentious, plus you can add bacon to any order free of charge on Wednesdays.

All you need to know about Wangs is that their logo is a picture of a really jacked chicken in a muscle tee that bares an uncanny resemblance to Hulk Hogan. Well, it might be helpful to know that they also have an expansive menu of burgers, wings, and other bar food, but we’re mostly interested in that first thing.


Congregation Ale House


They serve signature beers, and feature a hearty, pub-approved menu loaded with pretzels, burgers, and (of course) sausages. You can enjoy all of that and watch the game at the bar - which also happens to feature a stained-glass window, in case you’re looking to pray for this Hail Mary to work.

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Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena


This beer, burger, and sausage chain recently renovated their Old Town Pas location, and while sports may be a secondary attraction, there are still plenty of TVs, and the menu is better than your run-of-the-mill franchise spot.

A semi-secret spot located next to The Ice House, T. Boyle’s Tavern gives off Paddy’s Pub energy from the outside, but inside, it’s a spacious, solid sports bar with everything you could want while watching a game, minus impromptu games of Chardee MacDennis.

The 50/50 in their name is a reference to a half-beef-half-bacon burger, and it must be good, because Slater’s now has locations in four states. The Pasadena spot is filled with TVs and arcade games, making it a solid spot to watch your team. There’s also a very involved build-your-own-burger menu that’s more entertaining than the Miami Dolphins.

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

This prolific chain has locations all across LA and the South Bay, featuring a menu full of creative burgers and a bar lined with enough TVs that everyone will get to see their game.

Rocco’s has locations all over LA County, each loaded with TVs and more exposed brick than an HGTV home-makeover marathon. The menu features all the bar-food staples, plus Italian dishes like chicken parm, linguini, and, uh, “Italian fries.”

This omnipresent chain of cavernous bars has a menu full of market-tested American fare and a beer list so lengthy you can scroll through it via a tabletop tablet, and if any of that is news to you, perhaps it’s time to leave the rock you’ve been living under.

Named after the businessman, investor, and tycoon Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, this very British pub in Pasadena serves very British fare like beans on toast and crumpets, and they’ve got over 60 beers on tap. It was also once referenced on The Big Bang Theory, if you care more about that than their FIFA World Cup events.


Founders is a casual neighborhood spot that transforms into the place to be on game day. The wrap-around screens ensure that you’re never missing the action, the rotating beer list is good enough to get you through the game. Plus, the menu features a healthy mix of vegan and non-vegan bar foods like corn dogs, chili, and burgers.

Playa Del Rey

An essential Playa del Rey dive bar, it’s a quick walk from the beach, and features absolutely no frills to speak of. Which is why it’s so much fun. Come here and watch the LA Rams on a TV that probably showed the St. Louis Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV

Another buzzing Playa spot that’s always filled with locals, The Shack is a beach dive through and through, and it’s always a great spot to catch a game or just hang out.

Redondo Beach

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

Located on the second floor of a mall, there’s a ton of reasons to visit Pitcher House. From foosball tables, to their 31 flat-screen TVs, and a $2 off special on all beers during Monday Night Football, head here post-beach.

Santa Monica

The Nickel Mine is deeply utilitarian - it provides a place to watch sports in an area where there aren’t many. But that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a solid place to eat and drink. The Happy Hour specials here a great, and the pizzas are pretty good.

Even though the Eastside outpost of Busby’s is bigger and badder, that doesn’t mean that this location isn’t also absolutely nuts. Between the beer pong competitions, shuffleboard, air hockey tournaments and FIFTY television screens, it’s impossible to not have a good time and/or an aneurysm here.

JP’s is the ultimate dive bar, complete with a jukebox, trivia nights, and sports games at extra high volumes. Nothing on the menu is going to blow your mind - it’s your standard wings, burgers, and beer combo - but it doesn’t need to.

Sonny’s is so much more than your typical Westside sports bar. With great IPAs on tap, extremely heavy pours, and bartenders who genuinely do not give a f*ck, it reminds us of drinking spots on the East coast (in a good way). BTW, this place is really into the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Sox.

Despite basically being on the pier, Big Dean’s has somehow avoided turning into a total tourist trap. With a great local crowd, prime beach location, and cheap drinks situation, if you’re watching the game in any other spot in a one-mile radius, you’re doing it wrong.

SM’s go-to UK pub, Britannia (aka The Brit) has been on the Promenade for over two decades. Which, for context, is longer than the number of years Julio Urias was alive when he joined the Dodgers in 2016. Expect rowdy crowds, pub foods, and lots of boxing on TV.

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

Although Gabe’s technically welcomes loyalties of all shapes and colors, come game time, this place quickly turns into a Steelers Zone. Plus, they’ve got pool tables, cheap drinks, and plenty of solid food options on the menu.

If your biggest problem with Happy Hours is that there’s not more of them, head to The Brixton. This low-key bar/restaurant has a whopping three per night, as well as a mac and cheese that should not be skipped.

No matter what mood, crew, or team you’re rooting for tonight, head to The Arsenal. This place has everything from lounges that look like the setting of a murder mystery dinner to chic outdoor patios, and all of the poutine, sliders, and beignet-battered Oreos in between.

The unofficial/official home of the Green Bay Packers in LA, this bar definitely can get crowded during football season. The drinks are cheap, and the staff is friendly, and if you come on a weekend, they’ll probably have some sort of food truck waiting outside.

With multiple locations over Los Angeles, Jimmy’s is sort of a chain, but one that’s still great to catch the game at. Almost everything on the menu is good, but our favorite thing is the Jimmy Burger, which comes with jalapenos and pimento cheese.

The flagship taproom of the excellent beer company, SMBW is an ideal place for big groups and day drinking. Objectively, their Head In The Clouds hazy IPA is number one, but we also really enjoy a good ol’ glass of their cucumber kolsh.

If you’re a fan of the New York Giants or LSU football, you know all about O’Brien’s. This Santa Monica sports bar has plenty of space, lots of TVs, and is always packed with folks who sound more and more like Ed Orgeron as the game goes on. So, yeah, it’s a blast.

Sherman Oaks

There are a handful of TVs in and around the bar, so you can definitely come in to catch a game, but you’ll stay for Boneyard’s BBQ - which is cooked Santa Maria-style (dry-rubbed and grilled over red oak wood). The baby back ribs are our go-to, though they have a solid bistro menu of salads, seafood, and even some vegan options.

One of our favorite places to drink in The Valley, Blue Dog has a great patio, good food, and excellent service. The TVs are all in the main bar area for prime game watching, but there’s plenty of outdoor space to clear your head when your team self-destructs in the fourth quarter again. They’re also extremely dog-friendly here.

If watching sports and drinking craft beers in your dad’s shed is your idea of a good time, The Woodman is the bar for you. Inside, there are tables made out of tree trunks, woodworking tools on the walls, and plenty of corrugated metal - plus more TVs than we can count.

The Oaks has karaoke six nights a week, TVs on every wall, and enough space to spread out in a big leather booth - or hunker down at the bar to watch you game while enjoying a craft brew from their regularly rotated taps.

Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill


They’ve got a fireplace, food and drink specials during every single Dodgers game, and friendly bartenders who occasionally lose count during their pours. Plenty of TVs and a good crowd, too. In short, everything you need to enjoy a game.

They’re a restaurant, wine bar, sports bar, and live talent show competition (for the record, it’s called “The Gong is Back,” and you can pay $25 to be a “celebrity judge”). In other words, On The Thirty has literally everything you need, whether you give a crap about sports or not.

Silver Lake

Jay’s is very simple, very low-frills, and a very good sports bar. Dark and dive-y, their bar menu is solid and full of plenty of vegan ops, and there’s usually some sort of deal going on during game days, making it a total utility player for the neighborhood.

Trophy Wife is a solid sports bar with a pretty dumb name. Located right above - and owned by the people behind - Mi Corazon, the solid parts include TVs in every direction, a dog-friendly patio, and hefty burritos, and the pretty dumb parts include specialty drinks with names like “Right Swipe Sangria.”

This bar/restaurant remains one of our favorite places to grab a drink (and watch a game) on the Eastside. It has everything from spicy blueberry wings to a bottomless brunch special on the weekend but what really sealed the deal for us was when we saw the name of their “Rye’d or Die” cocktail. That’s when we knew that we had to spend the next Clippers game here.

33 Taps is a sports bar with lots of television screens, vegetarian-friendly options, and a very specific number of beers available on tap. The food is nothing to write home about - it’s your usual roundup of pizzas, burgers, and tacos - but they do have a little pup menu (that comes with a complimentary bowl of water!).

South La

Novacane Sports Bar & Grill


There’s not a ton in the way of atmosphere, unless you count neon signs and TVs hung on cinder-block walls, but since when does that matter? Novacane is a great place to watch a game or a UFC fight, and enjoy a menu full of tacos, burritos, and “bomb-ass beans.”

Banditos Tacos & Tequila


Located across the street from the Coliseum and Banc of California Stadium, Banditos doesn’t just show Rams, Trojans, and LAFC games, they show every game. With more than 15 TVs and a solid menu of tacos (and tequilas), this might become your new happy place.

Traditions Bar & Grill


They’re actually on the USC campus - in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center - so you probably won’t have a great time if you show up in a Bruins jersey, but Traditions is a prime place to watch the Trojans play. Fight on.

This sleek, spacious bar/arcade is located inside the Fields LA food hall next to Banc of California Stadium, and is a unique way to catch a game. There are TVs galore, and the food comes from folks behind Otium, so it’s a bit beyond your standard wings and nachos (though they have both of those, too).

First opened in 1947, this rowdy USC bar - known to students and alumni as “Nine-Oh” -has specials every day and tons of TVs. It’s the ideal spot if you don’t care about ever hearing what’s happening in a game.

A big spot near Boyle Heights, Indie Brewing is a great alternative to the crowds at some of the DTLA-proper breweries, and they pack ’em in during Dodgers games, or whenever there’s a big soccer match.

Don Leo's Mexican Grill & Sports Cantina


They’ve got TVs on every wall (and above the bar), banquettes lining the dining room, and a menu filled with Mexican staples served in XL portions.

Studio City

Whether you’re from across the pond or consider football an American sport, The Fox and Hounds is a great place to watch the game. Not only do they serve breakfast all day, but their menu is filled with staples like shepherd’s pie, Cornish pasties, and the perennial favorite: fish & chips.

A fun neighborhood spot, Jalapeno Pete’s is an ideal place to catch some football and eat solid Mexican food. There’s tons of space inside and outside for all kinds of activities, and they’ve got one of the best Happy Hour specials in town - BOGO drinks from 9pm-2am, daily.

Rocco’s has locations all over LA County, each loaded with TVs and more exposed brick than an HGTV home-makeover marathon. The menu features all the bar-food staples, plus Italian dishes like chicken parm, linguini, and, uh, “Italian fries.”


From the Steely Dan-inspired name to the photos of Farrah Fawcett lining the walls to an appetizer section entitled - you guessed it - “You’re Killing Me Smalls,” Hey 19 is what nostalgia culture would look like if it came to life as a sports bar.

Torrance Tavern is the kind of unpretentious bar that every neighborhood should have. Head over to TT for some of the most dependable breakfast burritos, wines, and beers in town.

The Valley

Though they’ve got TVs to watch your game, sports are essentially secondary to craft beers at this local hangout - where, if you’re lucky enough, you might even get to taste some Pliny on tap.

Brewz Sports Cafe & Grill


Everything you’d expect from a sports bar that spells “brews” with a Z, including a cool window that lets you peer into the taproom, if you need to mull the fortunes of your fantasy team.

They’ve got a killer outdoor space with picnic tables and room to play cornhole, and comfy booths and plenty of TV screens inside.

The Crows Nest Sports Grille


A solid neighborhood sports bar with pool tables, 28 TVs to watch the game, and way better bar food than you’d expect… especially at breakfast (!)

Named after a sports-obsessed district within Budapest that has produced an alarming number of Olympic athletes, Ujpest has plenty of specials - including free hot dogs on Monday - pool leagues during the week, and lots of TVs to watch your team. Also, and this is important, they speak Hungarian.

They have dollar bills stuck to the ceiling, neon signs on every single wall, and a dedicated crowd of locals - which is to say, it’s a great place to watch a game, and an even better dive bar.

Founded by a trio of South Africans looking for a place to watch rugby, Springbok shows all kinds of sports (even the ones you understand), and features a menu filled with American staples and South African favorites.

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A sizeable sports bar with plenty of TVs (and, for some reason, a stage), Dirty Bull is a Woodland Hills favorite that also hosts dart leagues and karaoke nights.

A no-B.S. locals bar that’s dark and dive-y in all the best ways, Petie’s has live music, a friendly staff, and lots of TVs. You’ll probably forget you’re in a strip mall.

Lots of TVs, a decent amount of space to spread out, friendly bartenders, and a deceptively good menu of bar food… and loco mocos.

This sleek, spacious sports bar has miles of TV sets, an expansive whiskey collection, and a kitchen that’s serving “authentic New York pizza.”

Sports, darts, drink specials during games, and a BBQ spot next door. Pat’s has everything you need.

J.J. Sullivans Irish Bar


An Irish pub with all the trappings, JJ’s has a good amount of space to settle in and watch your game and shoot some pool. The bartenders are also very friendly.

Open since 1974 - and rebuilt in 2005 after a fire - this local fave has all the hearty fare you’d expect from “The best English pub in town” (shepherd’s pie, Cornish pasties, bangers and mash), plus a crowd full of Packers fans every single Sunday, 14 large screens for games, and weekly live music and trivia.


OK so this massive brew pub is technically in Marina del Rey, but they like to call this their Venice location, so, whatever. They have great food, lots of screens, and are pouring house-made beers, making this spot a Westside favorite. Get there early if you definitely want a seat for the game.

This legendary beachside dive is best known for their burgers (and for the fact that Jim Morrison used to drink here), but they do have two pool tables and plenty of TVs that always seem to be tuned to a game, so… consider it a sports-ish bar?

West Hollywood

The Parlor

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A great place to meet your fellow Michigan Men (or Women), The Parlor is a super-sized sports bar with more than 50 TVs, an outdoor patio, and plenty of food and drink specials during games… which even extend to Ohio State fans.

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

They’re serving quite possibly the best BBQ in LA (not exactly a ton of competition, we know), in a space that’s perfect for a first date, a birthday bash, and yelling at your favorite team on TV, obviously.

Quite possibly the New Yorkiest bar in Los Angeles, Village Idiot has a solid number of TV screens, solid food, and a staff that’s way more attractive than your average sports bar.

An ideal spot for a low-key drink most nights, Electric Owl is jam-packed during big games, but it’s worth battling the crowds for one of the best burgers in the city, affordable cocktails, and a decent beer list.

Despite being on The Strip, Rock & Reilly’s somehow remains a low-key favorite to watch your team while enjoying some interesting new takes on traditional pub food, like corned beef sliders.

A multi-level restaurant and bar with live music upstairs, plenty of TVs in the bar, and a lounge in the back where you can sit and be alone with your thoughts. Like, “Why did I draft Jameis Winston?”

A comfortable spot to spread out and take in a game, The Belmont doesn’t really feel like a sports bar, but they’ve got TVs tuned in, and a menu that lends itself to long afternoons.

With giant plush booths, a white-brick-and-dark-wood interior, and more than 25 TVs around the room, 40 Love feels very much like a country club… if you’re into that sort of thing.

This Weho sports bar never met a pun it didn’t love (the sign outside reads “Cold pitchers, hot catchers,”) but there’s much more happening here. The crowd is lively, the drink specials are generous, and with plenty of TVs and a full kitchen, it’s the kind of place anyone can watch a game.

A solid, super-friendly sports bar on Sunset, The Naughty Pig is a comfortable place to watch a game and enjoy a slice (or three) of their pizza.

West La

A straightforward spot with plenty of TVs around the bar, enough space to keep you from punching a Patriots fan, and a menu that’s not flashy, but filled with solid burgers, flatbreads, seafood, and steaks.

They’ve been open since 1934, though we suspect the throngs of 49ers fans showed up later. Like its name implies, the San Francisco Saloon always has plenty of Bay Area transplants at the bar, but this lively sports bar is a guaranteed good time no matter what team you root for.

A sizeable sports bar/pool hall that’s basically the Dave & Buster’s of billiards, Q’s has ten tables to shoot pool, bar games, and enough TV screens to give ESPN a run for their money.


If you’ve ever watched a sporting event at a bar in LA County, there’s a 50/50 chance that bar was a Barney’s Beanery. With locations from Redondo Beach to Pasadena, their big, boisterous sports bars are everywhere, and definitely get wild on NFL Sundays.

Deja Brew Taproom & Kitchen


A great neighborhood sports bar with a rather unfortunate name, Déjà Brew has a regularly rotated tap selection, good food, and, yes, TVs.

They’re a restaurant first and foremost, but with a couple TVs nestled by the sleek bar, Westside is a low-key spot to watch a game and try a wide variety of flatbreads and sandwiches.

They’ve got TVs strategically placed throughout the restaurant, ensuring you won’t miss a play, plus a deep roster of German beers and stick-your-ribs bar food.

You can probably guess that it’s a haven for Philadelphia sports fans, and fittingly, they’ve got a full menu of hoagies - but Philly West is a guaranteed great time for anyone (not rooting for an NFC East team).

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