Football in LA's tough: either get behind a team with a former USC/UCLA stud, or desperately search the net for clips of the XFL's LA Xtreme, who're almost as relevant to good football as the same-named paintball team who gets top Google-billing. For places to watch the former, check out:
Da Bears' Gastropubbery: Rush Street
9546 Washington; Culver City; 310.837.9546
Culver City's Chicago-themed gastropub's got a totally separate, 90-person-capacity lounge for fans of Da Bears/UCLA's Kahlil Bell, where they're rocking a $20 bottomless bloody mary bar, and slangin' $12 Pitchers and $4 Blue Moons, which you'll down once in a...10 minutes.
They've also got a monster brunch menu at RushStreetCulverCity.com
Beer-driven Steelers Mayhem: The Blue Palm
6124 Hollywood Blvd; Hollywood; 323.464.2337
Mostly known for an insane beer list (including rotating craftiness from Big Sky, Eagle Rock, and more), this Hollywood bar's totally dedicated to Pittsburgh and former Trojan Troy Polamalu, with specials like $6 pitchers, $3 pints, and just-during-the-game specialty items like ham n' cheese-filled pretzel rolls -- eat too much, and you'll end up with the not-just-during-the-game, ham n' cheese-filled stomach rolls.
Check out the beer list and game schedule at BluePalmsBrewhouse.com
Pubby Jetsiness: Timmy Nolans
10111 Riverside; Toluca Lake; 818.985.3359
Formerly a Bills joint, this Irish bar's got 6+ flatscreens, 30+ bourbons, burgers/fried grub, and come gametime, a grip of Sanchez-loving NJ transplants that moved in when the former Buffalo business petered out -- much like actual Buffalo!
The full menu's at TimmyNolans.net
Patriotic Pints: Sonny McLean's
2615 Wilshire Blvd; Santa Monica; 310.449.1811
The SaMo bar that bills itself as "Your Boston Sports Headquarters" serves up bacon/fried potatoes for morning games, is covered in Sox, Celts, and former UCLA wideout Matt Slater's Patriots gear like banners and jerseys, though any mention of the latter might get you bum-rushed by a confused Masshole.
Full deets at SonnyMcleans.com
Divey Seahawkedness: The Backstage
10400 Culver; Culver City; 310.839.3892
One very enthusiastic Seattle fan's transformed this Sony-adjacent dive into a Blue haven on game days, with the bar serving up a gratis shot each time the team scores called the "Seahawk Breeze" -- just hope none of it ends splattering up on your shoulder.
Boat-schloads of SoCal players are on the team; the bar's website's at BackstageCulverCity.com
March in with the Saints: Five0Four
6541 Hollywood Blvd; Hollywood; 323.960.0224
This foliage-laden, just-opened, Bush-loving N'awlins spot's run by a couple of displaced Southerners, and is discounting food/booze before and during Saints games, like $4 draughts, $5 daquiris and wells, and $5 jambalaya and gumbo, all under the banner of the "Tailgate Special", which just like the Stargate special, will probably never be enjoyed by any girls.
Peep the full goodness at Five0Four.com