Party Earth Review More sophisticated than the average sports bar, Goal attracts an upscale clientele that gets just as rowdy on game days as any self-respecting crowd of sports fans should. Tucked away on a stretch of road known primarily... ... read full review
8334 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
M–F 4pm–midnight, Sa–Su 9am–midnight
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
More sophisticated than the average sports bar, Goal attracts an upscale clientele that gets just as rowdy on game days as any self-respecting crowd of sports fans should.
Tucked away on a stretch of road known primarily for its chic cafés and boutiques, the bar is an intimate space outfitted in elegant dark wood furnishings, comfy maroon leather booths on either side, and a line of tall tables with padded leather stools running down the middle.
A half-circle bar and standing area occupies the back of the space, while the front features a small outdoor patio.
The dim lighting and sleek décor might make Goal seem like just another lounge, but the row of vintage black-and-white sports action shots and the thirteen large flat-screen TVs – all tuned to sports, of course – call the place out for the sports bar it is.
Open every day, the bar is as popular for lunchtime escapes from work as it is for major sports events, when Goal gets so packed with fans that hopeful game-watchers have learned to call weeks in advance to reserve a table.
The somewhat exclusive vibe that Goal has created has become a major draw for an attractive and animated blend of clean-cut young professionals, the in-crowd, and the occasional celebrity, who prove that sports and style can make a winning combination.
Well-dressed young professionals, sports fans, and occasional celebrities, mid-20s to early 30s.
Thirteen flat-screen TVs. Karaoke Wednesdays 9pm–close. Popular music from an iPod playlist between games.
Upscale bar food including ceviche and nachos with crema mexicana. Patrons should call the bar’s voicemail system for reservations; if there’s a table available, they’ll get a confirmation call.
Appetizers $6–$12, entrées $12–$20. Beer $7+, cocktails $8+. Table reservations up to 6 people minimum $100. Valet along Third Street $4.50 before 6pm and $7 after.
Casual but stylish. Dress code: no tank tops, sleeveless t-shirts, or sports jerseys allowed for men.
During a major televised sporting event. Usually most crowded on Saturdays and Sundays.
Since Goal shuts down at midnight, El Carmen (8138 West Third Street) is a great spot to get drinks after the game.