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Best Bars To Watch The U.S. Open In Los Angeles

August 21, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Will Taylor)

(credit: Will Taylor)

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(credit: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)


Watching the U.S. Open will quickly become you summer pastime at the end of August. Cool off on hot days and step inside one of Los Angeles’ many sports bars for libations and big screen TVs to cheer on your favorite player.
(credit: Good Microbrew)

(credit: Good Microbrew)


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

This hidden sports bar gem not only has a vast selection of microbrews to choose from, but the food isn’t too bad either. An under-the-radar hot spot, Good Microbrew will be a popular destination during the U.S. Open with large, easy-to-see TVs which give patrons the best views and allow camaraderie amongst tennis enthusiasts. Good Microwbrew tends to get crowded during matches so it is best to arrive early and get a “good” spot at the bar. It is the kind of sports bar where customers are loud with cheering or groaning and where everyone is welcomed.

Photo Credit: Blue Dog Beer Tavern

Photo Credit: Blue Dog Beer Tavern


Blue Dog Beer Tavern
4524 Saugus Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 990-2583
www.bluedogbeertavern.com

Votes as one of L.A. Weekly‘s “Best Sports Bars,” the Blue Dog Beer Tavern should be on your must-visit list. The Blue Dog Beer Tavern serves the world’s most coveted and cutting-edge artisanal beers including locals from California and Oregon and breweries from all over Europe. Step into this beer haven and you will not be disappointed by any of the tavern recommendations. Maybe not your typical sports bar, the Blue Dog Beer Tavern attracts sports enthusiasts from all over the world and will be a sought-after location for watching the U.S. Open. Start off your tournament watching with one of the tavern’s tasty appetizers including the deep fried jalapeno slices or wings. For a heartier appetite, try one of Blue Dog’s famous hand-made burgers, which are grilled to perfection and served on an classic potato bun.

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Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles

Odell’s Tap Room at the Blue Palms Brewhouse (photo credit: http://www.bluepalmsbrewhouse.com)


Blue Palms Brewhouse
6124 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-2337
www.bluepalmsbrewhouse.com

No one can resist the Blue Palms Brewhouse Bucket of Salty Pretzel Balls and they will be served in abundance during the U.S. Open. A classic American-style alehouse, the Brewhouse will whet you whistle with a variety of cask ales, draft beers and interesting, virtually unheard of bottle beers cultivated from around the world. Grab your buddies and watch any, or all, of the U.S. Open schedule with stouts and ports served at the appropriate temps and an order of the Blue Palms Brewhouse Wings & Rings and Beer Steamers. Add the Blue Palms Brewhouse to your list of favorite sports bars because once you experience it, it will surely become your home away from home.

(credit: Barney's Beanery)

(credit: Barney’s Beanery)


Barney’s Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2287
www.barneysbeanery.com

An icon in West Hollywood, Barney’s Beanery has been serving sports spectators since 1920. As part of the area’s history, you won’t want to miss the chance to experience the U.S. Open here. In addition to an unrivaled selection of beers to meet even the biggest beer connoisseur’s taste palate, Barney’s Beanery features signature bar food including hot wings, jalapeno poppers and fried calamari. The hot spot is also known for its burgers and the mini Barney’s burgers are ordered in bulk during U.S. Open season. Restaurateurs David Houston and Avi Fattal have made a commitment to original owner Barney C. Anthony and have upheld his traditional philosophy of good times, enjoyable friends, bountiful beer and fabulous food.

(credit: Will Taylor)

(credit: Will Taylor)


Big Wangs
1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-2449
www.bigwangs.com

When you think of super-hot wings, ice-cold beers and big-screen TVs, Big Wangs should be at the top of your sports bar list. This small venue fills up fast and features an eclectic group of patrons, all of whom will be pouring in for the U.S. Open. Priding itself on a menu of both homemade bar fare and entrees and a list of beers to whet you palate, you will love the price tag on all Big Wangs has to offer. The sports bar’s claim to fame of having the most HD TVs than any other Los Angeles sports bar may or may not be true, however the happy hour deals (3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday) featuring the bar’s signature hot “wangs” will have you coming in every night.

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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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