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5 Los Angeles sports bars that are perfect for catching a game

Eugene Adams

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Sports, beer, and great food. It’s hard to think of a better combination than that.

Watching sports is fun no matter where you do it. But, watching a big game at a sports bar is even better. 

Thankfully, there is no shortage of great sports bars in L.A.

Here are 5 Los Angeles sports bars perfect for catching a game. 

Legends

Legends was opened back in 1979 by former Rams offensive lineman Dennis Harrah and his business partner. 

The walls are filled with NFL memorabilia and a Long Beach “Wall of Fame.”

Everything on the menu is delicious, but I highly recommend the burgers. 

Hours: 

Monday — Thursday: 11 am- Midnight

Friday: 11 am- 1 am

Saturday: 9 am- 1 am

Sunday: 9 am- Midnight

Note: The kitchen closes at 10 pm Sun-Thu and 11 pm Fri-Sat. 

Address: 5236 E. 2nd Street Long Beach, CA 90803

Phone: (562) 433-5743

Website: www.legendssportsbar.com

5 Line Tavern

5 Line Tavern has been serving quality food and beer since 2011. The menu includes great flatbread, burger, and sandwich options. 

The drink variety is tough to beat. They have a whopping 50 beers on tap. If you’re not in the mood for beer, they also have great wine and spirit options. 

Hours: 

Tuesday — Sunday: 4 pm- 12 am

Address: 2136 Colorado Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90041

Website: www.5linetavern.com

Idle Hour

The barrel-shaped exterior of Idle Hour is iconic. It’s soo iconic that it was given landmark status. In 2010 it became Los Angeles’s Historic-Cultural Monument #977

Idle Hour does a great job of keeping things simple. All-day wings and beer specials hit the spot. 

Hours: 

Monday — Friday: 3 pm-2 am | Happy Hour 3–6

Saturday: 1 pm — 2 am (Dinner Menu all day | Happy Hour 1–6)

Sunday: 11am — 2am (Brunch 11am — 3pm | Dinner 5pm — 9:30pm | Happy Hour 3–6)

Address: 4824 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601

Website: www.idlehourbar.com

40 Love

Don’t let the tennis-focused theme and decor fool you. This is a classic Los Angeles sports bar. 

With its giant plush booths and 25 flat screens, you can catch any game you want. 

The menu includes all the classics you would expect; burgers, wings, and tacos. But there are also some creative options like Wagyu hot dogs and crab cake sliders. 

During the week, you can come by for $6 draft beers, $7 well drinks, and $8 wine by the glass during happy hour. 

Hours: 

Monday — Thursday: 4 pm- 12 am

Friday: 4 pm- 2 am

Saturday: 11 am- 2 am

Sunday: 11 am- 12 am

Address: 829 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069 

Phone: (310) 855–7221

Website: www.the40love.com

Big Wangs

Big Wangs claims to have the most H.D. T.V.s of any restaurant in Los Angeles. I have no idea if that’s true, but they sure do have a lot—more than enough to make every seat in the house a great one. 

Wings and beer are the unquestioned stars of the menu. However, they also make great burgers and pizza. ​

Hours:

Monday — Thursday: 12 pm- 10 pm

Friday — Saturday: 12 pm- 12 am

Sunday: 10 am- 10 pm

Address: 5300 Lankershim BlvdNorth Hollywood, CA 91601

Phone: (818) 985–2449

Website: www.bigwangs.com

Final Note: Narrowing down this list to just 5 Los Angeles sports bars was difficult. I missed a lot of great bars. Comment below which bars you think should be included in my next list. 

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