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Best Bars To Watch Hockey In Los Angeles

June 4, 2014 6:00 AM

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Whether you’re supporting the Los Angeles Kings or any other team in the National Hockey League, finding the right sports bar to watch live action matters. Half the fun really is being able to share your enthusiasm with fellow hockey fans. That should be easy in L.A. since the big city is home to lots of expatriates that hail from the upper Midwest and Northeastern states, as well as Canada. If you’re new to town, here are some of the best sports-dedicated pubs in L.A. where ice hockey loyalists get their kicks.
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Legends Sports Bar
5236 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-5743

Co-founded in 1979 by former NFL offensive lineman Dennis Harrah, this busy establishment features dozens of HDTV monitors. After becoming the nation’s first place of its type to utilize satellite technology to broadcast live sporting events from around the world, Legends has become a favored site for hockey enthusiasts. There’s even a secluded spot upstairs for NHL fans to secure for private viewing parties. While sampling some of the bar’s many adult beverage offerings, be sure to check out its appetite-pleasing drunken mushroom burger.

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Patrick Malloy’s
50 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 798-9762

In addition to standard pub grub, burgers and pizza, Patrick Malloy’s boasts a healthy bank of TV monitors to watch live NHL action. After opening its doors in 1996, the bar has been known for showing all sporting events, especially those that feature the L.A. Kings. Within an upbeat atmosphere, wide selections of beer and whiskey flow abundantly at reasonable prices. Some popular food items include seasoned chicken wings, calamari and chili cheese nachos. It’s an ideal place to spend time socializing with others that enjoy relishing the winter sport.

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8334 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-5955

Equipped with a parade of wall-lining TV monitors, Goal Sports Bar and Grill is where many hockey fans in the Beverly Grove district of LA prefer to mingle. This quaint spot provides easy access to NHL Center Ice, a cool arrangement that allows guests to view dozens of out-of-market games each week. Its chef-prepared food menu ranges from breakfast burritos to flank steak and fries. While serving a wide selection of tap beer, bartenders have been known to whip up some robust beer and specialty cocktails worth sampling.

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(credit: Amber T./Yelp)

Shark’s Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-2683

In this beachfront community, Shark’s Cove is considered a hot spot for NHL viewing parties. With more than 50 LCD monitors grabbing attention, this is a thrilling place to watch all live action leading up to the nail-biting Stanley Cup Finals. The sports bar is so into ice hockey that one of its more popular chicken sandwiches is named after the L.A. Kings. It offers a budget-cutting food menu that features calamari rings, steamed clams and all types of satisfying burgers. Adult beverages are also priced low, with light beer tabbed at only $1 per serving at 9pm.

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Barney’s Beanery
100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Suite H
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(424) 275-4820

Endorsed by the L.A. Kings, this fascinating entertainment center raises the bar when it comes to accommodating NHL disciples. The new beach city location is one of six sites throughout L.A. where hockey fans congregate to enjoy an abundance of delectable food items and palate-pleasing drinks. In fact, Barney’s Beanery offers more than 700 tasty dishes, alongside well over 200 beer selections. Blanketed by 60-plus HDTV monitors that broadcast a universe of sporting events, guests are guaranteed their chosen rivalry game on ice will be a featured attraction.

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Sharon Raiford Bush is an award-winning journalist who covers topics of social interest in greater Los Angeles. Some news articles she has authored have been archived by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Sharon also contributes to Examiner.com.

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