Even though Los Angeles isn’t home to an NFL team, that doesn’t mean the city’s legion of football fans aren’t interested in the game. With games now starting on Thursday afternoons extending to Monday night, there are plenty of great places to catch NFL action. Between the great atmosphere, drink specials and tasty appetizers, the places listed here are the best the city has to offer.
1562 N Cahuenga Blvd
Located in the heart of Hollywood and nestled in a mini-shopping center, this remains one of the go-to places to watch football. With it’s booths to lounge, extensive bars and huge number of TVs, fans from all teams are likely to find a new friend when they head to this hot spot. Combining a great atmosphere with cheap drinks – there’s constantly a special running – and food specials, Big Wangs is one of the best spots to catch NFL action in the city.
5 Line Tavern
2136 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
It’s rare that a place where you’d hunker down to watch a football game has such an extensive beer selection – 50 on tap – and a delicious menu like the 5 Line Tavern does. Recently featured in a New York Times piece on the football scene in Los Angeles, regulars can attest that the cool decor and awesome customer service is better than given credit. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar where you can knock down some premium beers, along with one of the best bar menus in the city. In fact, 5 Line Tavern features everything from a kosher salt pretzel to rack of lamb to a veggie burger, so it’s not a surprise why this is considered one of the top venues on the east side.
The Happy Ending
7038 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Since it opened nearly a decade ago, The Happy Ending has established itself as the bar for New York Giants fans. Though it also boasts an array of activities on Saturdays, this Sunset haunt features plays every game and whenever Big Blue scores, a patron has a chance to spin a wheel where there’s a short drink special for everyone. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a celeb or two taking in the Sunday action.
8334 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Smaller than some of the other places on here, you need a reservation to get a table at Goal on football Sundays. The wait is well worth it though. The tight space allows little wiggle room, especially since the TVs are placed above the small booths. With a high-end menu and a cool swanky vibe, you’re watching your football in style at Goal.
7250 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
If you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan, there may not be a better place to spend a Sunday from September through December. In fact, The Parlor is actually semi-affiliated with the purple and black, dedicating an entire room to the team’s fans. As for the rest of the space, every game gets the proper attention and legions of fans can watch inside by the bar and big screen or enjoy the bar’s outdoor patio area while taking in the game on the small screen.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
A long time favorite, Barney’s locations are some of the most popular places to see a game. The place is always properly staffed and what’s even better is that the bar is sectionalized and labeled so that fans know where to set up shop when their game is on. With prompt service, great bar food and a vibe that gets rowdy as multiple games reach its conclusion, Barney’s is one of the most exciting places to see a game in the city.