Party Earth Review No matter the time, ’tis standard at O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant to find live Celtic beats blazin’ and a raucous young crowd knee-deep in Guinness and banger sandwiches. Sunny Santa Monica afternoons – all 360 of them a year – lure local business types and casual shoppers to the small corner patio, where they indulge ... more
2941 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: Nikki’s is a stylish, but subtle bar within feet from the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Nikki’s offers a welcome escape from all t ..." more
72 Market Street
Venice, CA 90291
Restaurant / Sports Bar
Reviewed by Nicole S.
"My Take: The Shack is a great restaurant and bar to watch any sporting event. The food is simple but very good and they have cheap beer all day. They ..." more
185 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Bar / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review Quite possibly Hollywood’s most energetic and unapologetic meat market, The Happy Ending caters to a rowdy crowd of jocks and sorority types in tight t-shirts and baseball caps. The vibe at this free-for-all drinking den can be summed up by its four main attractions: the giant wheel on the wall that’s spun hourly to determine ... more
7038 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sports Bar / Irish Restaurant
Reviewed by Lauren A.
"Overall: Are you ready to “hoov a good time?” If so, be sure to check out the Tipsy Goat in Thousand Oaks. This funky bar is a popular go-to. Unprete ..." more
159 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
British Restaurant / Pub
Reviewed by Garret H.
"Before moving to Hermosa Beach, I had lived in CA for five years and never found a spot that I could regularly go to to watch a sporting event - then ..." more
1334 Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Lounge / Sports Bar
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 for its chic cafés and boutiques, the bar is an intimate space outfitted in elegant dark wood furnishings ... more
8334 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Party Earth Review The quintessential Hollywood roadhouse since its opening in 1920 on historic Route 66, Barney’s Beanery transformed from a place where travelers could trade in their license plates for a free beer, to a gathering spot for Tinsel Town icons like Clark Gable and Errol Flynn, to a rowdy hangout for rockers like Hendrix, Joplin ... more
8447 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
One of the great things about living in a sprawling metropolis like Los Angeles is the massive assortment of professional sports teams, and an even better thing about living here might be the astounding number of sports bars in LA.
Local fans are sometimes accused of being the fair weather variety, but this city bleeds purple and gold at sports bars all over town when the Lakers are on the court, and maybe just as much white and blue for Dodgers baseball. From hipster-heavy Silver Lake and celebrity-riddled Hollywood to glitzy Beverly Hills and laidback Venice, sports bars in Los Angeles keep armchair athletes active, rowdy, and whetted.
The two major teams aside, LA also plays host to more basketball with the Clippers, hockey with the Kings, a second baseball team with the Angels, soccer with the Galaxy, major golf and tennis tournaments, and of course big time college rivals the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans who fight every year for a berth in the annual Rose Bowl game.
Finding a bar with any of these teams playing on the TV is hardly a chore no matter where you find yourself, although choosing which team you ought to root for while there can be dicey depending on what kind of sports bar it is. When in doubt, follow the crowd, or just find the best dedicated Los Angeles sports bars for you here on Party Earth.