Food & Drink

Every NCAA Team-Affiliated Bar in LA

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Fact: Watching your college football team at home while shouting at the screen is waaaaay less fun than watching them at a bar while shouting at the screen with your fellow alumni and fans. With that in mind, we’ve tracked down every college football team-affiliated bar in LA -- and divided them up by conference -- to ensure you’re not flying solo come game time.

If you don’t find your team below, it’s not because we don’t think you guys should win this year; it’s most likely we couldn’t find (or confirm) a designated bar. So if you know of one -- or want to start a watch party of your own at your local watering hole -- share the details with your fellow fans in the comments section. They may even buy you a beer at kickoff.

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BOSTON COLLEGE

Sonny McLean's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

CLEMSON

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

FLORIDA STATE

Prince O' Whales

Culver City

Vibe: A divey sports bar slinging breakfast, lunch, & dinner, as well as two patios and a bunch of TVs.

MIAMI

Barney's Beanery

West Hollywood

Vibe: The OG location of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”). If you want tons of life, this is your spot.

NORTH CAROLINA

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

PITTSBURGH

Barney's Beanery

Burbank

Vibe: The Burbank outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”). Substantially less bro-y than the West Hollywood & Santa Monica spots, too.

SYRACUSE

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

VIRGINIA

Sonny McLean's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

VIRGINIA TECH

O'Brien's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A local favorite serving up Irish & pubby fare, along with solid beer list and 15 TVs.

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CINCINNATI

33 Taps

Silver Lake

Vibe: Lots of space, 30+ draft beers, big TVs, and burgers that come with fries (the way the good lord intended).

CONNECTICUT

Sonny McLean's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

EAST CAROLINA

The Garage

West LA

Vibe: Tons of craft beer, a killer whiskey & bourbon list, and greasy gastropub fare inside an old auto shop.

TEMPLE

The Garage

West LA

Vibe: Tons of craft beer, a killer whiskey & bourbon list, and greasy gastropub fare inside an old auto shop.

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ILLINOIS

Baja Sharkeez

Hermosa Beach

Vibe: An always-bangin’ Hermosa favorite, full of daily specials, and an impossible-to-beat happy hour (as in a “buy one drink, get another one for 25 cents” type of happy hour).

INDIANA

Busby's West

Santa Monica

Vibe: Probably the most lively of all SaMo sports bars, Busby’s West almost enters the realm of club territory. Take that how you will, but at least they have multiple rooms and ping pong tables.

IOWA

Barney's Beanery

Santa Monica

Vibe: This is the Santa Monica outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”). Better yet, it’s only a few blocks from the ocean!

MARYLAND

The Garage

West LA

Vibe: Tons of craft beer, a killer whiskey & bourbon list, and greasy gastropub fare inside an old auto shop.

MINNESOTA

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sherman Oaks

Vibe: Tons of craft beer, a killer whiskey & bourbon list, and greasy gastropub fare inside an old auto shop.

NEBRASKA

O'Brien's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A local favorite serving up Irish & pubby fare, along with solid beer list and 15 TVs.

NORTHWESTERN

Rush Street

Culver City

Vibe: Sports bar by day, loungey DJ spot by night, Rush Street -- as the name implies -- is as much of a Chicago bar as you’re likely to find.

OHIO STATE

Sycamore Tavern

Hollywood

Vibe: Sycamore Tavern really isn’t much different from former bar The Happy Ending, but maybe that’s what you’re looking for. Syc Tav does a full American menu (very solid during happy hour), lots of beer, and an ample amount of TVs.

PENN STATE

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

PURDUE

Q's Billiard Club

West LA

Vibe: Like the name would suggest, Q’s is a pool lounge/sports bar spot. They do bar bites too, and have plenty of TVs.

RUTGERS

Busby's West

Santa Monica

Vibe: Probably the most lively of all SaMo sports bars, Busby’s West almost enters the realm of club territory. Take that how you will, but at least they have multiple rooms and ping pong tables.

WISCONSIN

BRÜ HAUS

Brentwood

Vibe: A German-inspired gastropub with better-than-average food, 25 beers, and a fierce Wisconsin allegiance.

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BAYLOR

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

IOWA STATE

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: the place can get rowdy on game day.

KANSAS

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

KANSAS STATE

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

OKLAHOMA

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned: The place can get rowdy on game day.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Sonny McLean's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

TCU

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

WEST VIRGINIA

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

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LOUISIANA TECH

Busby's East

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Expect ping pong, darts, TVs… and a complete madhouse at this Mid-Wilshire outpost of the Santa Monica hotspot.

MARSHALL

Barney's Beanery

Santa Monica

Vibe: This is the Santa Monica outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”). Better yet, it’s only a few blocks from the ocean!

NORTH TEXAS

The Yard House

Downtown

Vibe: The LA Live location of this chain always fills up for all things Texas, and remains the only place in LA where you can order a full yard of beer.

RICE

The Yard House

Downtown

Vibe: The LA Live location of this chain always fills up for all things Texas, and remains the only place in LA where you can order a full yard of beer.

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NOTRE DAME

Jameson's Irish Pub

Hollywood

Vibe: A super lively Irish pub with an unstoppable two-for-one daily happy hour, and lots of room to watch the game.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Little Bar

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: You’ll find all the best aspects of a dive bar inside Little Bar; friendly staff, darts, a great jukebox, TVs, and a full-on BYOFood policy.

MIAMI (OH)

The Parlor

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Over 50 TVs, a huge front patio, a ton of beer, and events most nights of the week. Be warned, though: The place can get rowdy on game day.

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NEW MEXICO

Clearman's Galley

San Gabriel

Vibe: You’ll feel like you’re on a boat while you watch the game, but look: sometimes that’s a good thing.

SAN DIEGO STATE

Barney's Beanery

Santa Monica

Vibe: This is the Santa Monica outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”). Better yet, it’s only a few blocks from the ocean!

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ARIZONA STATE

Barney's Beanery

Burbank

Vibe: The Burbank outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”) is substantially less bro-y than the West Hollywood & Santa Monica spots.

COLORADO

Barney's Beanery

Burbank

Vibe: The Burbank outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”) is substantially less bro-y than the West Hollywood & Santa Monica spots.

OREGON

Busby's West

Santa Monica

Vibe: Probably the most lively of all SaMo sports bars, Busby’s West almost enters the realm of club territory. Take that how you will, but at least they have multiple rooms and ping pong tables.

STANFORD

Sonny McLean's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A solid pubby spot full of darts, drinking, standard pub grub, and an impressive beer list.

UTAH

Barney's Beanery

Burbank

Vibe: The Burbank outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”) is substantially less bro-y than the West Hollywood & Santa Monica spots.

WASHINGTON

Baja Sharkeez

Manhattan Beach

Vibe: An always-bangin’ Hermosa favorite, full of daily specials, and an impossible-to-beat happy hour (as in a “buy one drink, get another one for 25 cents” type of happy hour).

WASHINGTON STATE

Barney's Beanery

Burbank

Vibe: The Burbank outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”) is substantially less bro-y than the West Hollywood & Santa Monica spots.

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ALABAMA

Rock & Reilly's

West Hollywood

Vibe: Tons of flat-screen TVs, quotes all over the walls from their fake founder, and tasty Irish food await you inside Rock & Reilly’s.

AUBURN

33 Taps

Silver Lake

Vibe: Lots of space, 30+ draft beers, big TVs, and burgers that come with fries (the way the good lord intended).

FLORIDA

Tony P's Dockside Grill

Marina Del Rey

Vibe: Part family restaurant, part beachside deck, and part sports bar, Tony P’s truly has something for everybody. The 120 beers don’t hurt much either.

GEORGIA

Goal Sports Cafe

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Probably one of the most fun places to watch the game, Goal does solid Tex Mex, comfy booths, and more TVs than you’ll ever need; there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

MISSOURI

Barney's Beanery

Westwood

Vibe: The Westwood outpost of the infamous, rowdy-but-fun pub (famous for their chili -- hence, “beanery”).

OLE MISS

O'Brien's

Santa Monica

Vibe: A local favorite serving up Irish & pubby fare, along with solid beer list and 15 TVs.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Q's Billiard Club

West LA

Vibe: Like the name would suggest, Q’s is a pool lounge/sports bar spot. They do bar bites too, and have plenty of TVs.

TENNESSEE

Q's Billiard Club

West LA

Vibe: Like the name would suggest, Q’s is a pool lounge/sports bar spot. They do bar bites too, and have plenty of TVs.

TEXAS A&M

1739 Public House

Los Feliz

Vibe: Probably the most lively of all SaMo sports bars, Busby’s West almost enters the realm of club territory. Take that how you will, but at least they have multiple rooms and ping pong tables.

VANDERBILT

Busby's West

Santa Monica

Vibe: Probably the most lively of all SaMo sports bars, Busby’s West almost enters the realm of club territory. Take that how you will, but at least they have multiple rooms and ping pong tables.

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SOUTH ALABAMA

Goal Sports Cafe

Mid-Wilshire

Vibe: Probably one of the most fun places to watch the game, Goal does solid Tex Mex, comfy booths, and more TVs than you’ll ever need; there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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