Right up there with apple pie, chicken wings are about as American as you can get. Let’s face it though: Los Angeles has a ton of spots to get chicken wings. Practically every sports bar has them and other restaurants around the city do as well. Not every restaurant or sports bar does it right though. To kick off football season, we’ve scoured the city to bring you the top spots to get tasty wings.
1562 North Cahuenga Blvd.
With 4 locations in LA county, Big Wangs delivers the real deal when it comes to their chicken wings. With a menu that offers wings tossed in your choice of a variety of sauces, at Big Wangs you can choose from their Lil’ Wang(6 pieces), Big Wang (12 pieces) or their Super Wang chicken wings with 18 pieces. Choose from delicious sauces including Mild Buffalo, Hot Buffalo, Garlic Buffalo, Cajun Buffalo, Chipotle BBQ, Teriyaki, Rochester, Sweet & Sassy, and Lemon Pepper. In addition, these crunchy delicious wings come boneless if you’re into that. These chicken fingers are freshly breaded and are tossed in your choice of sauce.
Hot Wings Cafe
7011 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Located on Melrose Ave. among the unique shops of the famous strip, Hot Wings has been serving up their delicious chicken wings to LA patrons since 1986. While most restaurants come and go, this eatery with locations in Glendale, Pasadena and Valencia, offers up crisy Buffalo style chicken wings dipped in your choice of mild, hot, extra hot, bbq, spicy bbq or lemon-petter. Whatever size and sauce you order, your small (12 pieces) or large (16 pieces) order will come with their very own ranch or bleu cheese dressing along with celery and carrot sticks. You can’t go wrong with these classic and tasty wings.
Ye Rustic Inn
1831 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
While one might not expect Ye Rustic Inn to put together some of the best wings L.A. has to offer, this Los Feliz sports bar certainly does. These crispy, tangy chicken wings come with the restaurants unique vinegar-based hot sauce which keeps patrons coming time and time again. With the option of ranch or bleu cheese, the wings are perfectly cooked too, with tender and moist chicken that practically falls off the bone.
532 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
While not your classically flavored chicken wings, the Jidori chicken wings at Koreatown’s Beer Belly easily make our list as some of the best chicken wings around. Chef Wes Lieberher serves up these tasty appetizers with your choice of Buffalo Blue, Honey Dijon or Volcano Chipotle. The latter, which happens to be the spiciest sauce is one to hold in fear though. Whatever sauce you choose, these hot wings are the perfect compliment for a sports game or if you just have the craving. The Koreatown pub also offer local craft beers which are great to wash down the crispy and tasty wings.
3833 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
If double-fried chicken wings with hot & sweet sauce and Korean flavors sounds good to you, then you’re not alone. Located in Koreatown amongst a myriad of other top eateries, KyoChon serves up something special for their take on this classic. These Korean fried chicken wings are extremely flavorful, crispy and tasty. Choose between their honey, hot or soy-garlic sauce. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong though.