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Football fans who like to rah rah together can find lots of restaurants and bars throughout Los Angeles to watch their favorite college team. Where the drafts are flowing, there usually is a game on TV. For signature American bar fare, countless beers and spirits and fun times (no matter who wins), the following are some of the best bars for college football viewing this coming season in Los Angeles,
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Goal Sports Cafe
8334 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-5955
www.goalsportscafe.com

Established to offer a great sports experience, Goal Sports Cafe in West Hollywood is one of the best places in the city to spend your day watching the gridiron action of college football. Offering great food and drinks as well as a lively crowd and a big number of televisions, locals come here to cheer on their favorite team. And, with the amount of televisions on hand, you can be sure your favorite game will be played here.

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Q’s Billiard Club
11835 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-7550
www.qsbilliardclub.com

With multiple large screens, pool tables, terrific service and a full bar, you can count on Q’s Billiards to be the perfect spot to root for your team. The crowd here is lively and the bar offers pitchers of beer making it a top destination for all Angelenos.

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The Lab Gastropub
3500 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 743-1843
www.thelab.usc.edu

Steps away from the University of Southern California, home to the Trojans, The Lab Gastropub definitely welcomes all teams, but tends to serve the local university’s faculty, students and alum first. TVs are located throughout the restaurant for fans to catch all quarters of the game. Inspired by the classroom and laboratory, The Lab Gastropub menu features plates to share (named “Group Projects”) including Sriracha-BBQ chicken wings, guac fries, red pepper hummus platter or single entrees such as beer can chicken sandwich, mac & 3 cheese, 2.0 burger and steak and fries. Over 21 and you can order from the extensive draft beer menu (Angel City Eureka, Heretic Evil Twin, Stella Artois and more) and wine menu.

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Busby’s West
3110 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-4567
www.busbysla.com

Known for showcasing UCLA football games every Saturday during the season, Busby’s in Santa Monica is the sports bar to be at for Bruins of all ages. Fifty plasma TVs offer fans comfortable and easy viewing access. Aside from the normal bar grub, the bar prides itself on fantastic feasting, which includes filet mignon, BBQ brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, pizzas, fried chicken, burgers, salads and authentic Mexican food. The bar also serves breakfast every Saturday and Sunday, and a champagne sports brunch on the weekends.

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901 Bar and Grill
2902 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 745-7900
www.901barandgrill.com/

Located right off the USC campus, the 901 Bar and Grill is the must go to place if you’re a USC fan. Students, alumni and just plain old L.A. fans without a team to root for call this dive home.

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Rock & Brews
143 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 615-9890
www.rockandbrews.com

The brainchild behind rock icons and founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, and partners including restaurateur Michael Zislis and concert industry vets Dave and Dell Furano, Rock & Brews is one of L.A’s go-to destinations for college football game viewings. A perfect spot for catching the best games of the season, Rock & Brews will be offering customers (over 21) a free upgrade from a 16-oz beer to a 20-oz Player’s Pint on select draft pours if they come in sporting their team’s jersey during game time. The 2014 season at Rock & Brews includes 52 beers on tap, 21 television screens plus a jumbo nine-screen television, the 4th Anniversary Dopppelbock on Oak beer, which is currently on tap, and snacking on garlic cheese fries, oak-grilled artichoke and ahi poke tacos.

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Dog Haus Biergarten
93 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 683-0808
www.doghaus.com

Close to the Rose Bowl where the college football showdown takes place every year, Old Pasadena’s Dog Haus Biergarten is a relaxed and friendly environment for college football fans. The restaurant and bar not only has television screens inside, but there are also TVs outfitting the patio, aka “Biergarten,” for fans to root on their favorite team. Cold beers, signature gourmet hot dogs, sausages or burgers complete the Dog Haus menu. Keep an eye out for happy hour specials which offer $1 sliders and fries and $4 rotating tap and canned beers.

Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.