Eater: 16 Awesome Spots to Watch the LA Rams Win the Super Bowl

Eater: 16 Awesome Spots to Watch the LA Rams Win the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIII is going to be a party in Los Angeles

By Farley Elliott

Southern California has a spot in the Super Bowl this year, thanks to the recently-relocated Los Angeles Rams. Led by a young core including quarterback Jared Goff, coach Sean McVay (he’s only 33, for those asking), and running back Todd Gurley — to say nothing of all-everything defensive tackle Aaron Donald — the team is set to take the sports-watching world by storm this Sunday. They’ll be matched up against the dreaded New England Patriots, the NFL’s perennial favorites, so it should make for a competitive game, and an even better drinking and eating experience. Here now, 16 great sports bars for catching every angle, screaming with the crowd, and downing lots of beer, presented north to south.

1. Springbok Bar & Grill

16153 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 988-9786

Van Nuys sports bar Springbok is a Victory Boulevard staple for beers, burgers, sausages, and the like. Better still is the space, a pseudo-rustic recreation with sports memorabilia on the walls and a rather unique clientele holding down the stools.

2. Tony’s Darts Away

1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 253-1710

As one of the city’s few truly vegan-friendly gastropubs and sports bars, Tony’s Darts Away is home to some pretty good vegan bar eats (buffalo potatoes, anyone?) and boasts a robust tap list.

3. Mr Furley’s Bar – Glendale

224 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
(747) 240-6500

There may be no bigger single space to watch the game than at Mr. Furley’s Bar in the heart of Glendale. The cavernous room houses countless TVs as well as pool tables and other distractions, but the real heart of the place is the 3600-degree bar ready to pour from a long list of craft beer.

4. The Crack Shack – Pasadena

30 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(424) 901-0077

San Diego export Crack Shack has been making big inroads into greater Los Angeles, including a new warehouse-y space off Green Street in Pasadena that features a back bar with multiple televisions, plus a standalone wall with four synchronized TVs showing one big image of the game.

5. The Greyhound Bar & Grill

5570 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 900-0300

The Greyhound is the Eastside’s best sports bar, a place for wings and drinks and rooting fans that line up early, sometimes hours before the games even start.

6. Barney’s Beanery

8447 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2287

Without reservation, Barney’s Beanery is perhaps one of the premier places to catch a cheap stiff drink and a game. It helps that the place has so much history behind it.

7. 40 Love

829 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-7221

40 Love may be the hottest place to catch the game in LA. The upscale sports bar from the H.Wood Group crew looks gorgeous, feels fun, and offers enough booze and food to ensure great people- and football-watching all at once.

8. The Parlor

7250 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 930-2100

The Parlor is one of LA’s most iconic sports bars, a place for folks to drink (sometimes a lot), catch all the action from countless TVs, and scream to their hearts’ content. Sounds just about perfect for the Super Bowl.

9. Bludso’s Bar & Que

609 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583

Barbecue, beer, and lots of TVs make Bludo’s a popular destination along La Brea for the football crowds. Arrive early or expect a big wait on game day.

10. The Nickel Mine

11363 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-0239

The Nickel Mine’s sharp digs boast exposed brick walls and dark woods, plus simple New York-style pizzas and a smart-looking bookshelf along the back.

11. Butcher’s Dog

11301 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 444-2929

Butcher’s Dog is part British pub, part classic American hangout, and part downright sports bar — all tucked into a space that’s just off one of LA’s most enduring Japanese food strips, naturally. The result is an eclectic menu of food and booze, with plenty of TVs for catching the big game.

12. Busby’s West

3110 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-4567

Busby’s West is an anchor sports bar for the Westside, with big booths and lots of TVs for enjoying the game. And hey, the nachos aren’t half bad either.

13. The Doughroom

3409 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(424) 258-6194

The Doughroom boasts perhaps the best pizza on this list, and a wall of TVs along the back wall make it (usually) a relaxed place to alternate one’s attentions between the food and the game.

14. Firestone Walker Brewing Company – The Propagator

3205 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 439-8264

What could be better than craft beer and sports? Not much, especially for anyone spending time at the Propagator in Marina del Rey, home to Firestone Walker’s award-winning selections and housemade brews.

15. Ercoles 1101

1101 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-1997

Ercoles should stay busy during the Super Bowl, given its location in the heart of already busy Manhattan Beach. The place feels mostly like a dive bar, but cheering fans pointing at one of the many televisions inside should turn it into a definite sports bar for the Super Bowl.

16. Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar

5236 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-5743

Legends in Long Beach is, well, a legend in the Southern California sports bar scene. The place is littered with televisions and fans every single weekend for one event or another, and should be at or above capacity for the Super Bowl.

Source: Eater