Cheer on Team USA and your favorite athletes during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with friends and family at one of many Olympic-viewing opportunities popping up around Los Angeles. Get into the games, share the thrills of victory and agonies of defeat with others at one of the winning places we handpicked just for you. Choose your fancy from English pubs to upscale hotels to interactive athletic events where you can pretend to go for the gold.
If a hip, high-tech, trendy atmosphere is your scene then head on over to Planet Dailies. Start out early and hit the coffee shop to watch the morning games or come back later to get your party on in the cocktail lounge. Fans can easily catch all the action during the Olympics on one of Planet Dailies’ 26 televisions, or Mixology’s eight.
Kids eat free on Sundays! Grab the family and catch the games while digging into Wirthaus’s Bottomless Brunch Specials. You won’t miss a minute of history being made or records broken while you lap around the buffet and dive into pancakes. There is something for everyone at Wirthaus. Work off those sausage links with a game of Ping-Pong in the Ping-Pong room , or relax outdoors on the dog-friendly patio, while enjoying one of Wirthaus’s 35 German beers and wines.
Get a true taste of Britain on the West Coast at Ye Olde King’s Head. This British pub is a home away from home for British residents and tourists alike. During the 2012 Summer Olympics cheer on Team USA alongside the Brits without crossing the pond. Munch on flakey flavorful fish and chips while watching the games during the season at Kings Head from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
Root for local athlete Jessica Hardy from Long Beach at the newly renovated Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica as Hardy goes for the gold in the 100-meter free style swim The Delfina is featuring a “Build Your Own Burger Bar” at the new Poolside Grille and Link Café. You can create your own all-American burger with a gold-medal array of toppings- everything from exotic to traditional. The patriotism continues with burgers served with Delfina’s Yukon gold potato shoestring fries. The burger bash will run from the Olympics Opening Ceremony through Labor Day.
Did you know 12 out of the 14 members of the USA Water Polo Team are from Southern California and all 14 are from the Golden State? Support our local athletes at the Avalon situated between Beverly and Canon Drive in a quiet residential slip of town. The luxury hotel is set around a dramatic pool terrace with private cabanas all just steps from shopping at the finest boutiques, galleries and restaurants nearby. This weekend Avalon is offering a gold, silver and bronze level Olympic viewing menu perfect for groups ranging from six to twelve to watch the opening ceremonies.
Olympic Pub Crawls in Santa Monica
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There’s no reason to stay in one bar for the games this year when you can participate in a pub-crawl. Cheer on another Long Beach native gymnast McKayla Maroney, a powerhouse vaulter and watch records break as you visit some of the best bars in Santa Monica. The producers of PubCrawls.com, are looking to once again break into the record books and host another epic event for the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics.
Saturday July 28, starts at 8:30 a.m. at Universal City Walk with Dion Jackson
Join First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, strives to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. You can find local Olympic Fun Day events on the First Lady’s Let’s Move website which right now has a great page about how to set up your own local Olympics, full of fun and fresh air!
RSVP and start planning your local Let’s Move! Olympic Fun Day Meetup here.