What’s the Score: Discover DTLA’s Premier Sports Bars
Sports bars have gone upscale. From giant screens, state-of-the-art sound systems, luxe interiors, and curated menus, these sophisticated venues are knocking it out of the park. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, many of your favorite neighborhood bars, pubs, and breweries offer a congenial viewing experience, along with an excellent selection of beers on tap, craft cocktails, and chef-driven fare. DTLA tops the leaderboard with options to suit every fan, with the perfect atmosphere for watching the game and grabbing a bite with your friends. Many venues are in close proximity to THEA. Check websites for game schedules.
Tom’s Watch Bar LA Live 1011 S Figueroa St. b101 Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tom’s Watch Bar has the biggest screen in L.A. Yes, you read that right. If you must know, Tom’s also has more than 155 screens, both inside and out, so you can catch every game from any seat in the house. With premier game day bites like Deep Dish Nachos, Loaded Tots and Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken, you’ll be fueled up to root for your team.
Lucky Strike LA Live 800 W Olympic Blvd. Ste. 250, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Nestled just steps away from the Crypto.com Arena, Lucky Strike LA Live is the perfect place to watch the big game and enjoy delicious cocktails and tasty bites. On Sundays, Lucky Strike is open early and has enough screens to watch all the day’s action. They also have special discounts on beer and seltzer buckets for you and your buddies. When the game is over, keep the competitive juices flowing with a game or two of your own. Check out their luxury suite that offers a private setting with 4 lanes, 2 billiards tables and a private bar.
Yard House LA Live 800 W Olympic Blvd. A-115 Los Angeles, CA 90015
An LA Live staple, whenever there are sports, beers and burgers involved, Yard House has all three. With 160 beers on tap, featuring over 100 beers from local and imported breweries, there’s something for every fan in your group, no matter what team they’re cheering for. The chefs at Yard House are constantly coming up with new ways to introduce globally inspired flavors to favorite American dishes, giving the menu a worldly yet familiar feel.
First Draft Taproom & Kitchen 1230 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Featuring 70 taps of craft beer, wine and cider, First Draft Taproom & Kitchen is a great place to hang out with your friends and enjoy your favorite games. To help get you fueled up, Chef Zinahi has created a robust menu including handcrafted burgers, pizzas, wings, specialty flatbreads, salads, fries, and a classic Sunday Brunch.
Spring Street Bar 626 S Spring St. B Los Angeles, CA 90014
If you’re looking for a cheerful spot to catch a game, Spring Street Bar has two screens, a full bar, 26 domestic craft beers on tap, and an eclectic menu from Eleven 03 Sandwiches, offering flavors from around the globe. If you prefer dining outdoors, they have a patio facing Spring Street, where there’s always excellent people watching. The bar is dog-friendly and they only ask that your furry pals remain on leash and are well-behaved.
Homebound Brew Haus Union Station 800 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Homebound is a raucous Dodger-loving Brew Haus and beer garden stashed away in LA’s Union Station. A popular Dodger fan hotspot, Homebound plays all games on their indoor and outdoor TVs as well as the projector. If you want to attend a live game, the Dodgers shuttle picks up fans out front for every home game. Enjoy beer from their extensive tap list, along with a full bar and tasty menu including brats, specialty sausages, burgers, pretzels, and shareable bites.
Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub 815 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Watch your favorite sports team on walls of TVs, while enjoying an ice cold beer and wings. Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub shows Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Clippers, and more, along with PPV events like boxing fights as well as UFC. Dublin’s offers a carefully curated handcrafted menu, including small bites, burgers, sandwiches, and Irish specialties. Their large selection of draft beers almost guarantees you’ll find your favorite. No game on tonight? No problem. Dublin’s screens some of the most viral videos of all time on Chive TV.
Limericks Tavern DTLA 615 Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Limericks Tavern is a modern gastropub that delivers classic Irish and American comfort food and 60 kinds of beer on draught. If you think you’ve had classic Irish food before, then you will love what Limericks Tavern has to offer, with signature items such as Irish nachos, fish n’ chips, and braised short ribs. If you’re a huge sports fan, Limerick’s is the perfect place, surrounding you with HD screens while you cheer on your favorite sports team. All UFC PPV fights are shown with no cover charge.
Far Bar Little Tokyo 347 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ready for Monday Night Football? Located in the historic Far East Building in the heart of Little Tokyo, Far Bar offers something for everyone looking for a good time, including watching your favorite teams this football season. Far Bar is a chill gastropub offering American & Asian food, like burgers & sushi, plus beer & cocktails. They have been listed as the No. 1 bar in Downtown LA from LA Weekly in 2013, Discover Los Angeles Guide to the “Best places to Watch the World Series,” and featured in Hopped LA’s “Downtown Beer Guide.”
Photo #1: Lucky Strike LA Live
Photo #2: Tom’s Watch Bar
Photo #3: Lucky Strike LA Live
Photo #4: Yard House
Photo #5: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
Photo #6: Spring Street Bar
Photo #7: Homebound Brau Haus
Photo #8: Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub
Photo #9: Limericks Tavern DTLA
Photo #10: Far Bar Little Tokyo