The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
1. The Phoenix14 N LA Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills
2. The Parlor7250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
3. Busby's East5364 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
4. Busby's West3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
5. Q's Billiard Club1835 Wilshire, Los Angeles
6. Dillon's Irish Pub & Grill6327 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
7. Baja Sharkeez52 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach (& other locations)
8. Big Wangs1562 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles
9. Happy Ending7038 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
It's pretty hard to argue with a place whose motto is, "Just great beer, strong drinks, and steak frites". Phoenix offers a no-fuss attitude and eats that range from Ahi tuna tacos to fried chicken out of their rustic, 4,000sqft digs.
This Mid-City joint is a great spot to watch some football (or any other sport) and enjoy some reasonably priced drinks and bites.
Busby's East may have the most comprehensive checklist of "stuff a sports bar should have" you've ever seen. Every television sports package and 40 flat screens? Check. Extensive food and drink menus? Check. Free bar games, arcade games and board games? Check. Live bands, DJs and a lively nightclub scene? Check. Checkmate, Busby's East.
The Santa Monica iteration of the East-West Busby's due, Busby's West features all sorts of games, whether they're being watched on the many TVs or played on their pool tables, alongside inexpensive drinks and a fun, young crowd.
Q's is a sprawling pool hall with three patios, a ton of TVs for watching the game, and plenty of pool tables so you can play your own games as well.
Located in Hollywood, Dillon's offers a full menu of American fare along with a full bar featuring 21 beers on tap and a wide selection of wines, and liquors, as well.
This South Bay mini-chain is a go-to for bros and beach goers alike for its sports bar-meets-Mexican restaurant vibes. The loaded menu features hearty tacos and burritos with an emphasis on seafood, plus burgers, tortas, and fajitas. A drinking hub above all, Baja Sharkeez doles out party buckets and pitchers of tropical drinks, margaritas, and mojitos, and naturally, has a killer weekday happy hour. The beach is within walking distance, so if you load up on one too many super-sized margaritas, you can walk it off as the sun sets over the Pacific.
Big Wangs is the place to be to catch a game, throw back some brews, and eat some above-standard American food. There are over 10 TVs with premium sports broadcasts, weekend brunch booze deals (like their 32 oz. Bloody Mary), and, of course, excellent wings.
The boozy dream of a group of people including former Mint chef Matthew Gladstone, this massive ode to gratification rests upon the three pillars of bar awesomeness: a great happy hour, an ambitious menu, and flatscreens -- 30 of 'em.