Time to break out the peanuts and cracker jacks and get ready for some baseball. Root, root, root for the home team at these top spots to catch the LA Dodgers.

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3001 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-9988

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

SOUTH in Santa Monica is easily the West Ends go-to Sports Bar for Dodgers Games. Drop in on game night prepared for most intense sports scene outside of Dodger Stadium itself. SOUTH has a huge space and the walls are covered end to end in TV’s which translates into epic surround viewing. The food is to die for, with Cajun delights like jambalaya and fried pickles to some good old-fashioned comfort food like the best mac and cheese ever to grace your taste buds. Add to that the quick and super-helpful service, and you’ve hit a home run.

Far Bar
347 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-9990

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 2  a.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Far Bar is one of LA’s favorite Little Tokyo hidden gems. It rates as one of the best quality gastropubs in the entirety of Downtown LA, serving up a host of mouthwatering fare in addition to a dizzying array of spirits. The ambiance strikes a perfect note of shabby chic, with the entrance off a tiny alley-way and twinkle lights  covering the patio. Inside there are several large screen TV’s to watch the games in lounge-style comfort. Whatever the games outcome, you always win at Far Bar.

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Stovepiper Lounge
19563 Parthenia St
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886-2526

Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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This mid-valley haunt has long been a neighborhood favorite. There are five large TVs dedicated to screening LA Dodger games nightly. Inside the wood, dark curtains and fireplace set up a homey cabin feeling that’s incredibly warm and cozy. The bartenders are friendly and know their stuff. There are always some free snacks and shots offered during games to enhance your fun. When the games aren’t on, there’s a large stage that hosts karaoke and live bands with ample room for dancing.

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Leo’s All Star Sports Bar
2491 Honolulu Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 249-5858

Hours: Mon to Thu – 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun – 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

This traditional American sports bar is a must stop for baseball fans. The owners, Leo and Leslie are two of the biggest sports junkies you’ll ever meet. The menu is an eclectic sampling of fresh quality fare, ranging from the classic burgers and fries to pizza and pastas. With service that’s snappy and full of smiles, you’re sure to feel right at home. What really makes Leo’s Star shine though is the fantastic mix of patrons you’ll find there: even when it’s standing room only, you can’t help but feel like you’re among friends and family.

ESPN Zone 
1101 Figueroa St, Ste. B101
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 765-7070

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Located at LA Live across the street from Staples Center, home of the LA Clippers, LA Lakers and LA Kings, ESPN Zone is LA’s unofficial Sports Bar Head Quarters. There are more than 150 dedicated HD flat screen TVs inside and outside showing baseball. The food holds its own against neighboring restaurants. No matter how busy the Zone gets – and it’s always bustling – the bartenders and wait-staff are friendly and don’t miss a beat, or mess up your order.

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Kristen Lowman spends her days writing and her nights at concerts. She lives on the Miracle Mile in the City of Angels. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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