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What beats going to a bar after work or on the weekends for a nice cold one? One thing that might is playing some lawn games with friends or strangers while enjoying a drink or two. Around the greater Los Angeles area, there are a number of bars where you can do just that. With summertime just around the corner, plan for a little exercise and some fun, not to mention having a brew at the same time. Among the establishments to visit:
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Tin Roof Bistro
3500 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, Ca. 90266
(310) 939-0900
www.tinroofbistro.com

Located in beautiful Manhattan Beach, Tin Roof Bistro offers a great atmosphere for locals and those visiting the area. Whether you come right from work all dressed up or in a more casual dressed manner, don’t hesitate to have fun. Sporting a casual atmosphere, the bar offers a wide variety of drinks, including appetizing cocktails. Guests can enter the “wine library” to see a whole host of wines from various regions. There are also wine tasting parties during the year. With a fountain situated in the courtyard, Tin Roof Bistro (open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. five days a week/11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) is appealing to the eyes, as it is to your taste buds. Step outside if you so choose for some games of bocce ball (watch for some tournaments from time to time) and cornhole.

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(credit: Doug B./yelp)


The Stonehaus
32039 Agoura Road
Westlake Village, Ca. 91361
(818) 483-1152
www.the-stonehaus.com

If you’re in the mood for a great glass of wine and some outdoor fun at the same time, you have come to the right place. The Stonehaus (open 6:30 a.m. 10 p.m. five days a week/ open to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) offers a variety of great drinks, including wines from around the world. Patrons to this European setting can also enjoy craft beers and cordials if they so choose. When it comes to some outdoor exercise, take part in some bocce ball with friends, or make some new friends in the process. If you’re really an exercise enthusiast, you can put your legs and feet in action by becoming part of the Stonehaus Cycling Club, allowing you to take part in group rides and more fun.

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(credit: Eric A./Yelp)


Everson Royce Bar
1936 East 7th St.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90021
(213) 335-6166
www.erbla.com

For those individuals or groups in search of a downtown bar with outdoor entertainment to boot, you can put the Everson Royce Bar on your itinerary. ERB, open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week, offers visitors some enchanting wines and great beers to go with a day or evening of fun. If wine is your drink of choice, enjoy Wine Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. In the mood for some food? The kitchen is cooking up favorites daily until 1 a.m. The outdoor patio area is a perfect place to gather, especially when the weather is at its Southern California best. If you want some game action, you can play some bocce ball, be it friendly or a little bit competitive.

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(credit: Jennifer H./yelp)


Union On Yale
232 Yale Ave.
Claremont, Ca. 91711
(909) 833-5104
www.uniononyale.com

Located less than an hour from downtown Los Angeles, Union on Yale is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or two after a long day or long week of work. For those individuals with a little bit of athlete in them, they can turn to the bocce ball court. Once they’ve worked up an appetite, then it is time to sit back and enjoy the outdoor dining experience, which comes with relaxing fire pits. Opening 11:30 a.m. six days a week (10 a.m. on Sundays), Union on Yale offers wines from not only California, but a number of European countries. Patrons can also opt for tap beers, bottle beers, and champagne if they so choose. There is also Happy Hour Monday – Saturday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. When it comes time to eat, the offerings include wild king salmon, pork chops, fried chicken, steaks and more.

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Angel City Brewery
216 South Alameda St.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90012
(213) 622-1261
www.angelcitybrewery.com

Situated in the heart of Los Angeles in the Arts District, Angel City Brewery has something to offer just about everyone. For those looking to a little exercise and fun, take part in a game of cornhole. Who knows, you may make some new friends along the way.
 
Speaking of exercise, ACB offers yoga every Sunday. If you really want to stretch those legs, you can join in a quick two-mile run throughout downtown L.A. beginning at 9:30 a.m., including the new ones you will meet at the brewery, followed by a Vinyasa flow class that morning. For the exercise and a beer, it is only $10. The brewery is open 4 p.m. to midnight (Monday – Thursday), 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Fridays), noon to 1 a.m. (Saturdays), and noon to midnight (Sundays). If exercise and a cold drink are on your schedule, enjoy all Los Angeles has to offer seven days a week.

Dave Thomas has been covering the sports world since his first job as a sports editor for a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania back in 1989. He has covered a Super Bowl, college bowl games, MLB, NBA and more. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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