College football and great food in WLA??
There are bars and OK food places with bar food only or bland food, but is there any places where you can watch a game, have a good meal?
Yeah, someone needs to try The Parlor.
It looks nice inside, but who knows about the food. I got one good report.
When push comes to shove, I would try The Shack on Wilshire near 26th. It's bar food, no doubt, but their burgers sometimes even make the "best of" threads. Salads are fresh and tasty, I speak from experience.
Let's put it this way, The Shack is pretty good without the college football.
I have friends who go to Busby's but they have reported back more about the cute waitresses than about the food -- come to think of it, I wouldn't trust these guys on food recs anyway.
I watch games at El Texate on Pico sometimes, but it's not a sports bar. They only get the local channels. But the food is good and they have a couple of TVs over the bar.
I also watch football in Joxers Daly on Washington near Sepluveda. They have a decent bar menu, but I tend to drink at Joxers and have my meal two doors down at Markie Ds, the Philly cheesesteak place. MDs has a tv, too. (There's the other The Shack in Playa, which I like better, location-wise.)
I've never eaten in Sports Harbour on Washington near Lincoln nor have I eaten in Brennan's on Lincoln.
Do you consider Baja Cantina a good meal? If so, they have games on in there, or at least they did when I worked around the corner. I'm sure they still do.
(As an aside, the hard part of this question is what constitutes West L.A. I say it's basically from a quarter-mile east of the 405, then west. Most people think WLA starts at their house, then goes to the beach. I know people who think Koreatown is in WLA, so who knows?)
Thank you for the comments~~~ So much info ;)
1. I did not know that Shack had salad
2. Does Sports Harbour serve food????
3. Last time I tried to get to Baja Cantina, there was a huge line and only valet... if those were not a problem I remember them having good food ;) yeah~
4. Brennan's have TV?
OK so much options and too much (a good thing)-- now I have to decide on one ;)
As a side note, they open at 12 on the weekends now so 5pm on Saturday would not be right as ther open. And if you wait, you'll eventually be able to snag a seat with a view of the TV. As others have mentioned, it's not much of a sports bar and they'll probably have the sound off on the game, but the food is so good that it wouldn't matter to me. I was there the other night and split the burger, the heirloom tomator salad and an order of sweet potatoes fries with a friend and it was just about the perfect amount of food.
I guessing you're looking for a chair where you can enjoy 1) great food, 2) sports on T.V.,and 3) sit in the sunshine? The above reposnses address 1 & 2, but not 3 ?
How about 2 & 3 ? Ummba grill in Century City has that:
Correction - there are 2 sides to that triangle that are outside.
Westwood Brewing Co. just installed 13 plasma screens. They have a outdoor patio where you can lounge, smoke, and easily look at four 50" (?) plasmas that are set up inside.
1, 2, & 3
You can call Warszawa and see what they're showing at 6:30 on their patio:
I am indeed looking for these 3 things :). 3rd stop kind of satisfies all three. They have an outside area, but there is no TV there, and the TV inside is passable for watching a game, but not ideal. It's really meant to be in the background since it's not a sports bar. They do have good beer and food though, so i've been willing to compromise on the stuff in the past. I'll check out the Ummba grill, that sounds like it could be a winner if the food is not too bad.