Party Earth Review In a part of town where even sports bars can have velvet ropes, Big Wangs is a relaxed and welcome retreat for ex-frat boys and their sorority counterparts who just wanna have fun in a friendly, no-frills sports bar. While... ... read full review
1562 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
M–F 11am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
In a part of town where even sports bars can have velvet ropes, Big Wangs is a relaxed and welcome retreat for ex-frat boys and their sorority counterparts who just wanna have fun in a friendly, no-frills sports bar.
While a steady stream of friends and daters clamor around the pool and beer pong tables up front, the real draw here is just through the archway in the main bar area, where twenty flat-screen TVs and their uninterrupted flow of sports broadcasts bring in waves of cheering fans, especially during football season when the place can get pretty rowdy.
Die-hard fans of both beer and sports often show up early and stay the whole day huddled on stools around tall tables, but once the final whistle blows on the screen, the real games begin as jocks and preppy guys start shouting pick-up lines to ex-cheerleaders over the thump of hip-hop and Top 40 tunes.
Football aside, Big Wangs is a great neighborhood party spot where the best passes are made between the guys and the girls, and flirting is a contact sport.
Rowdy frat and sorority types, preps, and jocks, 21 to 30.
DJ plays selector nightly after 10pm. Special nights include Pizza and Pitchers on Mondays, Karaoke after 10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wing Night on Wednesdays, and Sunday Funday. Pool tables. Beer pong. Flat-screen TVs.
Standard bar food including burgers and wings. Happy Hour M–F 3–7pm. Late-night Happy Hour nightly 10pm–midnight.
Appetizers $6–$18, salads $5–$10, entrées $9–$15. Beer $3–$10 or $9–$14/pitcher, wine $6, cocktails $9+, mixed drinks $6+, shots $7+. Valet $5–$10 from morning to night.
Jerseys or t-shirts with jeans for guys, sports gear or jeans and t-shirts for girls. Modest dress code enforced.
Fridays and Saturdays are always a good bet, but Big Wangs is busy any time there’s a big game or a popular team playing – especially on Sundays during football season.
Capitol City Sports Grille (1615 North Cahuenga Boulevard) is a more refined and more expensive version of Big Wangs.