Catch the Game at the Best Sports Bars in Los Angeles

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Best Sports Bars in Los Angeles

There’s no better place to watch the big game than in a room full of fans cheering on your team. Los Angeles may not be known as a sports town, but fans from all over know just where to go for beer, bites, and an entertaining game. While some might enjoy more divey options, head to any of the best sports bars in Los Angeles for a refined experience during your stay in LA.

3rd Base

This Hollywood destination attracts sports fans each night to enjoy an upscale sports lounge experience. With a sleek, thoughtful design and menu of bites with fresh ingredients, 3rd Base takes sports bars to the next level in a chic, social atmosphere. Stadium seating offers a unique perspective while signature cocktails give guests drink options for an elevated night out.

Free Play

Free Play gives Downtown a little bit of everything where you can both play a game and watch one. Their variety of vintage arcade games, all available for “free play,” give patrons a unique activity to indulge in while TV screens throughout show the big game. A menu of quality eats, craft beers and signature cocktails give Free Play the perfect game day experience.

40 Love

One of West Hollywood’s favored selection of sports bars is h.wood group’s 40 Love. The country club-inspired lounge is filled with TVs for you to catch a game while enjoying a more upscale experience. The outdoor greenery mixed with elevated bar food creates the perfect environment for entertainment.

The Parlor

A staple on Melrose, the indoor/outdoor space at The Parlor helps to redefine the sports bar experience through mixing comfort food with a classic design. With more than 50 TVs for you to tune into, your team is sure to be playing in the chic West Hollywood spot.


This unique Downtown eatery is a great place to catch the game, especially if you’re a fan of a plant-based meal. Their meatless menu will have you doing a double take as dishes provide a delicious alternative to classic bar food. There are also plenty of beers on tap to keep you buzzing as the big game plays on their mounted screens.


One of the oldest bars on the Westside, this local mainstay attracts plenty of sports fans to enjoy the indoor-outdoor space filled with TVs and beers on draft. The laid back atmosphere extends to the expansive patio with plenty of seating and screens for tuning in on a sunny day. 

The Nickel Mine

Duck into this spacious spot if you’re in the mood for beer, sports, and delicious pizza. This neighborhood spot has everything you’ll need to enjoy yourself, including a private event space if you want to invite some friends. Whether it’s for happy hour or a late-night outing, you can’t go wrong at this Santa Monica destination.


Head over to Thunderbird to experience the Southwest right in the middle of West LA. The deserts of Tucson inspired the décor while Tex-Mex bites fill the menu at this Santa Monica destination. Watch the big game while sipping a beer or choose from one of their innovative signature cocktails to quench your thirst.

Mohawk Bend

You won’t be able to resist a pizza from this Silver Lake locale that serves up tasty dishes that are sure to complement your night out. A projection screen shows sporting events while plenty of beers on tap give you all the options you need to stay buzzing throughout the night.

Caseys Irish Pub

This classic Downtown watering hole is perfect for both watching games and playing them. Show off your amateur ski ball, ping pong and foosball skills while watching the professionals on one their many screens. Whiskey is always a good choice in the Irish-inspired pub, or grab a beer to toast to your favorite team.

Imperial Western

If you’re ever killing time at Union Station, head into the newly revamped Imperial Western brewery to catch a game while enjoying some of their craft beers freshly brewed onsite. Grab a spot at the bar for a front row seat to the TV while snacking from a menu of burgers, tacos, and seafood.

The Naughty Pig

Stop into The Naughty Pig’s blue building on Sunset Boulevard to catch the game in a welcoming atmosphere. Dig into their delicious pizzas and tune into the numerous TVs to watch the game from anywhere in the room. Grab a chair at the outdoor bar seating to enjoy your beer with a breezy sidewalk spot, and stay late to check out the light-up dancefloor upstairs.

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