Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Los Angeles
Wings, burgers, pitchers of beer and two red hot football teams
Well, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will be squaring off in the 52nd edition of the NFL’s annual ratings bonanza, and much like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick being at the game, one can always count on Eater dishing on where to watch the game away from home this time of year.
Game day doesn’t have to only be about the game; whether it’s taking the kids to the airplane runways at the Proud Bird while eating Bludso’s ‘cue, lazing about in hip Baja beach digs in Santa Monica, or hitting those gorgeously restored lanes in Highland Park, it’s not too hard to find something for non-football fans to do.
So whether rooting for the Eagles, the Pats, or corporate America’s finest commercials, here’s a list of where to catch the big game this year, presented from west to east:
1. Bludso's Bar & Que
609 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 931-2583
Walk-ins will be prohibited on game day, so make sure to nab a reservation for the big game at Bludso’s Bar & Que, which might be simply the best place to catch a game in town, period, for what seems like every year since its inception. Throw back drinks, eat some of the city’s better ‘cue, and make sure to celebrate with one of those mighty fine Rucker pies.
2. The Bungalow Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 899-8530
If looking for an eclectic Baja beach vibe for a Super Bowl hangout, The Bungalow is the answer. Table bookings will come with a bucket of beer, and food specials will include nachos, chili dogs, and chili cheese fries.
3. Sonny McLean's Irish Pub
2615 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 449-1811
Sonny McLean’s has been a Boston fixture in Santa Monica for years, so Pats fans will feel right at home tucking into some fried Ipswich clams, pizzas, and even samosas as Brady and Belichick try to win a playoff by a single possession for the zilionth time. Doors open at 8 a.m. on game day and seating is first come, first served.
4. The Oaks Tavern
13625 Moorpark St Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 789-0401
The Oaks Tavern will be open at 2 p.m. for Super Bowl Sunday, and Eagles fans will be happy to know that they are more than welcome to cheer against Tom Brady and the Empire while enjoying 25% off everything until 7 p.m.
5. Tony's Darts Away
1710 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 253-1710
Everyone’s favorite Burbank gastropub listed their Super Bowl party’s hours as 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., which is plenty of time for a pregame, during game, and post-game order of their disco fries. Also on tap will be “4 Quarters Worth of Beer,” or four beer tickets for $24, in addition to complimentary bar snacks, raffles, and giveaways.
6. Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 483-2337
The vegan-friendly gastropub will be hosting a meat-free tailgate party, including meatless takes on “pulled pork” sliders, “beef” jerky and fried “chicken” to be served from 2 p.m. to halftime.
7. Brack Shop Tavern
525 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 232-8657
Brack Shop Tavern might have one of the better reservation deals on this list; a table can be booked for $50, which would net each table two pitchers of Goose IPA and 40 chicken wings in addition to holding down a table. A la carte, wings will be 50 cents a pop and pitchers of Goose IPA and Bud will be 15 bucks.
600 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 622-1022
Vegetarian and vegan eaters rejoice. Beelman’s plant-based pub food will be primed for the gastropub’s Super Bowl party, including the restaurant’s Impossible Meat burger. Just remember to keep that vegan diet going strong with a healthy dose of those garlic fries.
9. The Greyhound Bar & Grill
5570 N Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 900-0300
Wings by the pound, beer by the bucket and simply just a great place all-around, Eagles fans are sure to feel right at home at Highland Park’s Greyhound.
10. Highland Park Bowl
5621 N Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 257-2695
LA’s snazziest bowling alley will be showing the game in all three rooms, including a 15-foot screen that’ll hang over the lanes. Drink and pitcher specials are also on tap, so if one feels like knocking down some pins between commercials and throwing down some brews over pizza, Highland Park Bowl might be the play.