Sports bar in downtown LA?
Tickets fell through for the Lakers game this Sunday -- we are staying in the downtown LA area -- any fun sports bars in the downtown area.
Decent food, good TV viewing?
Yeah, with Trifecta closed and Grand Ave Sports Bar closed, I send a lot of people to Fox Sports Bar at the Staples Center. I don't know if the Yardhouse is planning on positioning themselves as a sport bar when they open at L.A. Live later this year.
Remember, scalping tickets is illegal, and you shouldn't walk to Olympic to pick them up there from a stranger.
People come to Casey's looking for a sports bar, but it's really an Irish pub, so we don't usually have the sound on our 7 televisions, except for the big games (a dozen times a year). We show a good mix of European and American sports.
Casey's Irish Bar and Grill
Flower Street Café & Sports Bar is close to my work but I don't go there (and cannot comment on its food), well, because of the sports on all the tv's and karaoke. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those, just not for me:
Flower Street Café & Sports Bar
811 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Entrance is on Flower just north of Wilshire
"Watch all your favorite sports while you enjoy a pleasant restaurant atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, we have 9 big screen TVs and something on the menu for everyone. Breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour, dinner or just getting together with friends, you're always welcome at Flower Street Café & Sports Bar.
Karaoke Thursday and Friday nights!"
WBR Underground is also close to my work but I don't go there (see above
WEILAND BREWERY UNDERGROUND
505 S Flower Street, Suite B-410
Los Angeles 90071
hours: mon - fri 11am - 2am
SAT - SUN CLOSED (but, rumor has it, that could change…keep checking back!)
"Welcome to the Weiland Brewery Underground. An American Bistro in Downtown Los Angeles featuring late night dining until 1:30am with a full Bar, great beer selection and over 100 of the best wines California has to offer. We are conveniently located, underground, in the City National Bank Building. Parking is accessible from either 5th Street or Flower Street. We offer a full bar with plasma TV's for our sports fans. Come visit us for our delicious food and don't forget to to indulge in one of our Weiland specialty brews, including Honey Blonde Lager,India Pale Ale, Amber Ale and our Hefenweizen. Join us for our Early and Late Happy Hours! Our two Happy Hours are from 3pm-7pm and 10pm-1:30am. Discounts on Food and Drink!"