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Jan 8, 2009 11:05 AM

Great sports bars near West LA

I know if one drives out to Corona or outlying LA areas, they have great sports bars like nationals or champions. Other than sports harbor near the marina..and the hoighty toighty ones on wilshire in SM, any others anyone can recommend? Has to serve food too!

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  1. Busby's on Santa Monica. Which "hoighty toighty ones on Wilshire" do you mean?

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    1. re: a_and_w

      I'd like to know that too... The Shack? O'Brien's? Hoighty toighty?

      1. re: hyacinthgirl

        I would imagine he/she's referring to the Parlor and South.

        1. re: hyacinthgirl

          Yes, feedthebelly should really check out both those places, which aren't hoighty toighty at all. I prefer the food at the Shack, but O'Brien's has more TVs and is definitely the place to go if you're a Boston sports fan.

      2. SF Saloon on Pico for football games and burgers.

        1. how about HOOTERS, its definitely not hoighty toighty.

          1. The bar @ the W Hotel in Westwood is great. It's a little upscale, but the lounge is huge and has 2 or 3 bars in it.

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            1. re: liltamby5

              I love that the bar at the W Hotel is mentioned here!!! Talk about shooting way wide of the mark.

              What sorts of sports bars have you been too liltamby5? Maybe if the "sport" involved spotting various types of overpriced womens' shoes or possibly purse dogs.

              I agree that South is not the greatest, but I wouldn't call it hoighty toighty. I'd simply say that they're trying way too hard and not succeeding particularly well.

              1. re: JeMange

                It's just that who wants to go to a sports bar that has velvet ropes and a line on Thursday-Saturday nights like is usually the case at South and the Parlour? I mean, obviously a lot of people, but yuck.

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  LOL! South really does have a split personality, doesn't it? I would never, ever think of venturing inside when there's a line and velvet rope. But when there isn't, it's really a mellow and positive place to watch a game. I've noticed they're now grilling ribs, etc. on Sundays on the patio.

            2. yankee doodles on 3d street.

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              1. re: bu dat

                hoighty toight like the south. i like the south's concepts..but it seems to clean and spread apart inside. and the idea to serve southern food will never ever ever work there for long.