With warm weather in full swing and the 2020 Summer Olympics on deck, it’s a good time to be a sports fan. Whether you’re rooting for the Dodgers or a transplant looking to cheer on your hometown, you can almost bet there will be a great sports bar around every corner in Los Angeles. To save you some time, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sports bars for you to enjoy in-person or from the comfort of your home. Check them out below!
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Founders Ale House
This neighborhood spot on Pico is generally crowded on weekends with patrons playing board games, darts, and arcade games upstairs. On game nights, it gets a little louder. Founders Ale House projects “big-deal” games on the big screen, and features many more on the TVs along the walls. The beer list here has enough variety to get you through the game(s), along with your standard bar eats like burgers, wings, tots, and more!
Address: 8771 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Even if you're not into sports, the environment at Joxer Daly's will have you cheering — if not for a team, then at least for the awesome plate of nachos in front of you. Decorated in team flags and knick-knacks, this spot draws in fans and neighborhood locals alike for that cold pint and traditional sports bar atmosphere. If you need a spot to watch the Premier League, you can count on Joxer Daly’s to have their doors open early for you on gameday.
Address: 11168 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
The Garage on Motor
The Garage on Motor has been a local favorite in the Palms and Culver City area of Los Angeles for over 10 years. With over 30 TVs throughout the restaurant and patio, this restaurant makes it easy to find just the game you’re looking for. They also host most major MMA and boxing events, so make sure to stop by for the next fight night!
Address: 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles 90034
The Red Lion Tavern
For over 60 years, The Red Lion Tavern has been one of Los Angeles’ most beloved neighborhood taverns. This L.A. landmark continues to serve up traditional German food and a wide selection of German beer in a cozy old-world atmosphere. They recently expanded their patio into their two huge parking lots, and have TVs set up to watch the NFL and college ball, along with Liga MX and UEFA matches.
The Village Idiot
Located on Melrose, this local sports bar is an excellent place to watch any game, but it’s particularly great for soccer matches. During big tournaments, they keep track of the standings on a chalk wall and show every game regardless of the timezone. Meaning, if you need to catch a game bright and early, The Village Idiot will be there for you. As for the food, make sure to try the house-made spicy Italian sausage and the steak and potato pie!
Address: 7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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