(credit: O'Connell's Sports Pub & Grille)

(credit: O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille)


It’s game day, and what better reason to visit the local pub or sports bar that is filled flat screens playing the latest MLB game? The MLB playoffs are best watched in the company of other locals with libations and food. Here are some of the best bars to catch the MLB Playoffs in Orange County.
(credit: Loan D./Yelp)

(credit: Loan D./Yelp)


Michaels Sports Pub & Grill
15192 Goldenwest St.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 373-5665
www.michaelssportspubandgrill.com

Like many great sports bars, Michaels Sports Pub & Grill is filled with large flat screens so that customers can catch the latest game while enjoying their food and drinks. The Pub also has various activities for entertainment including pool tables, air hockey, shuffleboard and foosball. This bar gets lively and is a great “after work” spot for the locals. Grab your friends and catch the night’s game.

(credit; Campus Billiards & Sports Bar via Facebook)

(credit; Campus Billiards & Sports Bar via Facebook)


Campus Billards & Sports Bar
9111 Valley View St., Suite 107
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 952-2731
campus-billiards.com

This full service sports bar is a great place to grab one of the 24 beers on tap and offers a wide selection of drinks and food to enjoy while you cheer and boo through your MLB game. The campus bar is also a big local supporter of the Dodgers and shows all their games at their venue. This place also has a great happy hour deal that runs from noon to 7:00 p.m. Locals love the service and food and amazing deals. Being able to catch the games is an added bonus.

(credit: O'Connell's Sports Pub & Grille)

(credit: O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille)


O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille
19047 Bushard St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 964-6741
hboconnells.com

Locals love this sports pub and grille for game day to get away from the tourists that overcrowd the bar. Flat screens line the walls of the bar with each one showing whatever sporting event is happening that day. There is always a place to sit and the drinks and food are great and affordable. They open daily from 11:30 a.m. and from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call the pub for their specials, as they change from time to time.

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(credit: The Daily Dose)

(credit: The Daily Dose)


The Daily Dose
2963 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 863-0908
facebook.com/ocdailydose

One of the newer sports bars in the Orange County area is located in a great location in Irvine. The Daily Dose is a great place for locals to come enjoy a drink, food and watch the game. The daily drink specials and events held change every week, so stay updated on their Facebook page for their latest special events for the game of the week. This location is close to many local businesses, so it is a favorite for the past work bar stop to catch a game.

(credit: Mutt Lynch's)

(credit: Mutt Lynch’s)


Mutt Lynch’s
2300 W. Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1556
muttlynchs.com

Established in 1976, Mutt Lynch’s is one of the best dive bars in the Orange County scene that located on the Newport Beach Peninsula Oceanfront. Grab the Balboa ferry and walk over to Mutt Lynch’s right from the entrance onto the Island. The menu items are some of the best grub in the area that go hand-in-hand with your local game on the flat screens. They pride themselves as being a friendly house of libations that is open at 7:00 a.m. every day and closes at midnight Sunday to Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance journalist covering all things Southern California. She has traveled to the Middle East in 2013 and 2014 covering the Syrian refugee situation in Jordan. That experience inspired her to become the founder of InOneMinute.org which uses the power of mobile technology and philanthropy to meet specific needs of women around the world. Her previous work can also be found on Examiner.com and AXS.com.

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