Place to watch playoff game in South Bay...
Looking for a place for half way decent food and to watch the NFL playoff game in the South Bay. It's "date night" with the husband, so nothing too rowdy... does this exist? Also, we'll be rooting for the Patriots... if that makes a difference!
I really like the San Pedro Brewing Company.
Really good beer brewed on the premises and a good menu. It's bar food, nothing fancy, but the burgers and the rest are really good.
I don't know who they go for in the pros, but during college football/basketball season it's a UCLA Bruin hang out.
I also like 1321 Taproom. It's in the heart of Torrance. I think I had the Buffalo burger last time I was there. It's not a sports bar per se (SP Brewing Co. is more of a sports bar) but there are a ton of TVs and the games are always on.
Kai sushi and sportsbar (in the shopping center at Crenshaw and Lomita in Torrance) will definitely have the game on. Sushi is decent (not stellar) but the atmosphere is more relaxed and they are really nice and don't mind (even encourage) lingering through the game.
This would be my choice if the game trumps the food for this outing but you still want something interesting and tasty. We watched the Saints game there last weekend. Was empty early, but filled up (but not full later). Quite mellow and several families with over kids were there, so not rowdy at all. Another bonus is tht rolls are cheaper between 5 and 7 and beer and sake are half price. Haven't had much of the cooked food.
Other sushi places (like Honda on PCH er Hawthorne) will have the game on too. Honda has better food, but the atmosphere at Kai is more conducive to lingering for the entire game.