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Best LA Bars To Watch March Madness

March 11, 2015 6:00 AM

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March Madness – the Christmas, New Year’s, and Mardi Gras for college basketball fans – will soon be upon us. You can watch it on CBS starting March 14 or you can go to one of these places in Los Angeles and be surrounded by sports fans.

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(credit: Barney’s Beanery)


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

Whether you’re in West Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica or Westwood, Barney’s Beanery offers a great place for you to catch all the action of March Madness. With TV’s spread throughout the bar, as well as pool tables, great drinks, and most of all, a lively crowd, you can be sure that you’ll get the full experience. Showing their appreciation and love for the sport of Basketball, Barney’s Beanery will be showing every game of the tournament, day and night. That means a whole lot of games to be watched! In fact, 2 of the days have 32 games EACH day. Come for the drinks, delicious food, games and more.

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Goal Sports Cafe
8334 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-5955
www.goalsportscafe.com

When it comes to a bar that knows what they’re doing in terms of sports, what better one to visit than one named after an actual sports phrase, “goal”. At this West 3rd Street drinking spot, patrons come for its cozy and swanky vibe, as well as for the booths and standing tables that cover the restaurant, providing ample space to watch any basketball game your little heart desires. Add reasonably priced drinks, and great service, and Goal is the perfect spot to watch all of the madness of March’s basketball season.

sharkeez Best LA Bars To Watch March Madness
Sharkeez
3600 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-8811
www.sharkeez.net

Sitting in the prime area of Manhattan Beach is Sharkeez, the ultimate sports bar and beach cantina. Here, you can be sure it wont disappoint. With flat-screen TV’s, some of the best Mexican food around, premium drinks and cocktail specials, it’s a great place to catch all the madness of March. If you get hungry with all of the cheering, Sharkeez offers a big menu of bar food including tacos, burritos, fajitas, salads, and burgers.

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(credit: Wendy B./Yelp)


The Happy Ending Bar and Restaurant
7038 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-7038
www.thehappyendingbar.com

If you’ve ever set foot in this Hollywood watering hole, you’d know that it makes for a great place to get down and have some fun. When March Madness hits though, the fun antics don’t stop. You just get the extra benefit of having a bar where you know you can catch the games. Along with beer pong, and pretty much any drink you can think of, The Happy Ending Bar in Hollywood is definitely a sports bar if there ever was one. For the tournament, TV’s are everywhere, so you can be sure you’ll get to see any game you want. Add in a fantastic and lively atmosphere and you have a recipe for a great day or night. They have more than 35 big televisions in a bar that is more than 10,000 square feet. The food’s pretty good too!

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(credit: Christopher C./Yelp)


SmithHouse Tap & Grill
10351 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 432-4360
www.smithhousela.com

Decent bars to watch the game can be pretty tough to find, but SmithHouse located near Westwood and Century City is the answer to those problems. With a terrific selection of over 100 beers on tap, as well as bottled, you’ll find that you won’t have any trouble finding a TV in this cozy gastropub. The TV’s here are not just for watching the news. You’ll get a front row seat to all the action of the basketball games here. The atmosphere here is great, and if you’re planning on watching the game, pretty much any seat in the house will give you the ability to see multiple TV’s from where you’re sitting. This spacious sports bar with comfortable booths is not only kid-friendly, but they also have free valet parking. Beat that!

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(credit: Julie C./Yelp)


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

Always a popular option for kicking back and watching games is Rush Street in Culver City. The restaurant, bar and lounge, serves up lunch, brunch and dinner and offers multiple TV’s throughout in a great lively setting. The food is great, and you’ll be set with games being played in every direction.

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

Offering multiple TV’s across this sports bar, this Silver Lake neighborhood watering hole is a great place to catch all the games this year. It’s a popular spot for local beer where sports fans go for the great selection of drinks, high quality TV’s, and lively crowds during game-time.

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