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Best Bars To Watch Super Bowl 2014 In Los Angeles

January 23, 2014 5:00 AM

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On Super Bowl Sunday, many revelers will gather around the tube for the most-watched annual television program in the U.S. This contest between the two top teams in the NFL has become so popular that retail stores empty during the game and some churches are even forced to side-line their afternoon and evening services. Lots of viewing parties will take place at sports bars, where food is plentiful and alcohol pours like a Gatorade shower. If your game plan includes diving headfirst into the Super Bowl fray, here are some of Los Angeles’ best watering holes to goal-kick the action.
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(credit: Angela H./Yelp)


Rush Street
9546 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-9546
www.rushstreetculvercity.com

Holding position near the 50-yard line in downtown Culver City, this multi-level eatery, bar and lounge is a Super Bowl party ready to happen. Pumped up by the Chicago sports vibe, this venue scores by offering football fans two bars and lounges, in addition to a display of widescreen TV monitors. Its extensive chef-prepared food spread presents a wide variety of tempting sidekicks and entrees, including meatball sandwiches and barbecued pork sliders. It also snaps an impressive beer and cocktail menu with $5 bottled beer prices always in motion.

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(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Good Microbrew and Grill
3725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-3645
www.goodmicrobrew.com

Designed for gridiron fanatics, this popular hangout in L.A.’s Silverlake community delivers all-purpose yardage when it comes to satisfying its guests on Super Bowl Sunday. Although this business promotes itself in lowercase lettering, its enthusiastic offerings are in all caps and bold-faced. Surrounded by a dominant bank of TV monitors, NFL zealots are treated to a broad range of comfort food items, including calamari and boneless chicken wings. It also offers its eligible receivers a rushing fleet of specialty microbrews some 300 strong and growing.

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(credit: TK/Yelp)


Los Angeles Brewing Company
750 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-0500
www.labrewingco.com

Considered the headquarters of sports viewing, this hot spot never fails to turn up the heat for devotees of the NFL. It’s huddled right inside the Chapman Building that’s located within the historic Broadway Theater District of downtown L.A. On Super Bowl Sunday, look for many football fans to gather around the site’s high-definition TV screens. While tackling such heavy-hitters as flat-iron steak and southern-fried chicken, feast your eyes on its dutiful beverage menu. A staunch home-team supporter, this place gives California’s beer makers plenty of vigorous play.

Related: Best Sports Bars To Watch LA Teams

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Jameson’s Irish Pub
6681 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 798-5360
www.jamesonsirishpub.com

When the NFC champs square up with the winners of the AFC, expect this lively hangout on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to bloat with sports fanatics. A platoon of huge high-definition TV monitors keeps this pub’s backfield well-animated, with drafts and crafts slinging at constant call. All of its specialty cocktails are poured with a heavy hand as though the bartenders were fullbacks in their previous lives. The site’s food menu certainly gains valuable yardage, offering such gut-filling eats as slow-roasted prime rib, homemade stew and many other Irish grubs that pack a gluttonous punch.

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(credit: Big Wangs)


Big Wangs
5300 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-2449
www.bigwangs.com

On game day, nearly everyone that crowds into this poultry-loving sports bar cries fowl in a good way. Most of its line-backing meat dishes contain chicken, from juicy boned-in and boneless wings to teriyaki chicken quesadillas and generous portions of shredded chicken nachos. Its inexpensive beverage menu renders a flavorful selection of signature cocktails and premium drinks, with some beer prices clipped as low as $3 per serving. With nearly 30 HD monitors covering the field, guests are able to assume goal-line advantage wherever they choose to stake their claim.

Related: LA’s Best Bars For Foodies

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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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