14 Sports Bars in LA for Watching Football This Fall

From mega-venues to dive bars to restaurants with TVs.

We Angelenos may not have as high a concentration of jersey-wearing, team-obsessed, diehard fans as some other cities, but that just makes our sports bars all the more diverse as they cater to transplant-fueled fanbases. You can catch a game at a no-frills dive bar, keep an eye on multiple matches at a frenetic mega-venue, or watch some midday soccer over a pint at a low-key British pub. Whether you’re looking for a different spot to get your game on each week or a neighborhood joint with like-minded fans who hate the same rival teams you do, here are 14 of LA’s top spots for sports viewing.

Market Tavern Los Angeles
Market Tavern Los Angeles

Market Tavern

Fairfax
Gary Twinn, a former punk musician from the UK and longtime manager of the nearby E.B.'s Beer & Wine Bar opened this modern British pub with a rock-and-roll edge at the Original Farmers Market a year ago. Chef Brandon Collins (Fia, Waterloo and City) is behind the Cal-meets-English pub fare menu that features killer fish n chips, haddock risotto, and, of course, bread pudding. Market Tavern plays all the big games in addition to showing English football and rugby matches. There’s a traditional Sunday roast every weekend with classics like roast beef and horseradish and leg of lamb with mint sauce, and discounted happy hour deals on food and booze are offered every day from 3–6 pm.
How to book: Call 323-452-9299 for reservations. Walk-ins welcome.

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Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co.

Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co.

Boyle Heights
The menu at this buzzy Boyle Heights pizzeria helmed by chef and pizzaiolo Jorge Sandoval sits below the historic Paramount theatre and is pretty much made for game days with brick-oven pies, loaded fries, and a wide variety of wings topped with everything from mole to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Wash any and all of the above down with one of the many draft beers on offer, or pitchers of margaritas, while catching a game on one of the venue’s multiple TVs.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

40 Love
40 Love

40 Love

West Hollywood
Despite its tennis-focused name and decor, this country clubby sports bar shows all types of sporting events—from baseball to football to cricket to golf—on its two dozen TVs. Choose the wooded interior bar and lounge or the white brick-covered tented patio for your drinking and dining pleasure. The menu offers some fun bar food-with-a-fancy-twist options, including a Wagyu hot dog and crab cake sliders in addition to burgers, wings, and tacos. The weekday happy hour offers $6 draft beers, $7 well drinks, and $8 wines by the glass from 4–6pm.
How to book: Reservations via Resy. Walk-ins welcome.

Trophy Wife Bar

Silver Lake
This stylish sports bar-restaurant on the corner of Hyperion is pretty sports agnostic, showing NBA and MLB games, international soccer matches, plus early NFL games (it opens at 10 am with a brunch menu on Sundays), but it definitely draws in an avid USC fanbase since the owners are also behind Bandito’s Bar near campus. There’s a nice weekday happy hour with two-for-one drinks from 5–9pm and Taco Tuesday runs all night with $2 tacos, $3 shots, and $5 margaritas.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

Barney's Beanery interior
Barney's Beanery

Barney's Beanery

Multiple locations
Sports fan or not, everyone knows Barney’s, which launched nearly a century ago with its original WeHo location. The historic hangout—now plastered with screens of all sizes, Technicolor knick-knacks, and old license plates—now operates four additional spots sprinkled around the city and that always draw an especially, er,enthusiasticcrowd come football season. The menu is massive with pizza, burgers, sliders, wings, and its “famous” chili, breakfast is served all day, and booths come with their very own individual TVs.
How to book: Reservations via OpenTable. Walk-ins welcome.

Busby’s

Santa Monica
After 15 years, the Santa Monica location is still rocking that OG frat house atmosphere with its heavy UCLA crowd (though that free limo service to and from campus seems to be on hold), games galore, and a burger-and-pizza-heavy menu. With 50 TVs, all the sports packages, and three bars, it’s also a no-brainer for watching football day or night on the Westside. Check out the weeknight happy hour from 4 to 7pm, when well drinks go for $5, and you get $2 off all draft beers.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

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Big Wangs

Big Wangs

North Hollywood
This place claims to have more HDTVs than any other venue in LA. While we haven’t counted, it does seem to have a serious number of screens, plus plentiful plates of wings of all types (ghost pepper! Chipotle BBQ!), karaoke, and pool.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

Brennan's
Brennan's

Brennan's

Marina Del Rey
The nearly 50-year-old former dive bar may be best known for its legendary turtle races (which now take place the first and third Thursdays of each month), but after a major overhaul a couple years back, the pub unveiled a new interior, an updated menu, and a dog-friendly outdoor space with games. They recently added axe-throwing, so maybe hold off on the shots till after you’ve tossed your hatchet. On weekends and Monday nights, NFL Sunday Ticket takes over the bar’s multiple screens and you can usually expect food and drink specials.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

beer on tap
The Garage on Motor Ave

The Garage

Palms
This industrial-ish spot inside an old auto body shop shows games on 30 TVs, spread out inside and on the outdoor patio, which you can watch while indulging in a menu of solid pub fare, burgers and Boston-style bar pies. There's also an excellent selection of beers, bourbons, and whiskeys, on the off chance you feel like drinking during the game. Come fall, it attracts a big contingent of local Eagles fans, who—legend has it—get Yuengling lager brought in special for games. And if there’s a big MMA or boxing match coming up, The Garage is likely screening it, so you can make it your fight night hangout.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

the parlor patio
The Parlor Hollywood

The Parlor

Hollywood
Other than all the screens, 20 beers on tap, the fact you’ll hear college fight songs celebrating touchdowns on Saturdays, and plenty of UFC action, this sleek space doesn’t read like your average sports bar. There’s also a comfort-meets-bar-food menu with smashburgers, fried chicken sandos, Frito pie, and loaded tater tots, plus chilaquiles, breakfast tacos, and biscuits and gravy come brunch.
How to book: Reservations via Yelp. Walk-ins welcome.

Jalapeno Pete’s

Studio City
When you’re sick of beer and bar fare (hey, it might happen), head to this Valley venue with a Mexican menu of tacos galore (from al pastor to pescado to butternut squash, all of them $2 each on Taco Tuesday!) and tons of interesting tequila and mezcal offerings. Games are always on, and the buzz spills out onto the sidewalk patio with floor-to-ceiling roll-up windows. Bonus: There’s a BOGO happy hour starting at 9 pm until close every night.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

Rush Street
Rush Street

Rush Street

Culver City
No surprise here: This giant dual-level downtown Culver City bar is, indeed, a Chicago-themed bar with beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. It’s got a loungey vibe at night with a DJ on weekends, comes equipped with a roofdeck, and is a full-on restaurant with a menu ranging from ahi tacos to a NY strip. Come game time, it becomes a serious sports bar with tons of TVs (along with a brunch menu on Saturday and Sundays so you can show up early for NFL-watching). During the pandemic, the place expanded their sidewalk patio around the corner and added outdoor TVs for al fresco game day viewing.
How to book: Reservations via OpenTable. Walk-ins welcome.

Britannia Pub

Santa Monica
This cozy corner British pub a short walk from the Promenade is always popular with European soccer fans but, come fall, it dubs itself the “Eagles Nest West and local home of Penn State” so expect a serious contingent of both teams’ fans in the crowd. Thursday night karaoke on the patio recently returned, and happy hour runs from 4–6 pm on weekdays, offering draft beers, well drinks, wine, and fish and chips for $7 each.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

sandwich
Hangar Inn

The Hangar Inn

Manhattan Beach
This 60-plus-year-old Green Bay Packers bar on Aviation Boulevard draws a raucous crowd of jersey-wearing fans when football season is in session, with game-viewing on the cozy venue’s 17 TVs. You can, of course, watch non-Packers NFL, Dodgers, and college games, too, as well as get in on some billiards and shuffleboard. Once a beer-only spot (with 50 cents off all types of suds before 7 pm daily and $2 off Coors and Coors Light pitchers during Dodgers games), The Hangar now offers a full bar, plus a food menu heavy on burgers and sandwiches.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

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Lizbeth Scordo is a food and lifestyle writer who’s always asking, “How long is this game?” Follow her not following football on Instagram @modlizbeth and Twitter @lalizbeth.