Whomever said Los Angeles wasn’t a football town, can suck it. The Rams will face off against the New England Patriots this weekend in Super Bowl LIII for what is sure to be the ultimate West Coast vs. East Coast match up.
The Los Angeles Rams last won the NFL championship in 1951, so 68 years later, you know this city is ready to party! (Ok, technically, the Rams did win with St. Louis in 1999, but we don’t talk about those years). Between the crowds, the drink specials and mouth-watering menus, check out the 12 best places to watch the Super Bowl in L.A.
In honor of the Rams’ Super Bowl appearance, Rocco’s Tavern has partnered with the legendary running back and Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson with a special menu. Featuring nods to Dickerson’s hometown, jersey number, SMU and NFL career, menu items include the 29 Burger, The Pony Express Pizza, 2105 Wings, Sealy Texas Fried Shrimp and Sealy Texas Red Snapper. Wash it all down with a Red Zone cocktail made with an energizing mix of Absolut Citron Vodka, energy drink and a splash of cranberry. The 29 at Rocco’s Tavern menu will be available at all Rocco’s Tavern locations in Studio City, Westwood, Culver City and Pasadena, as well as 901 Bar & Grill at USC in DTLA. Doors open at 11 a.m. for kickoff at 3:30 p.m..
12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 1000 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles; 3843 Main St.; Culver City; 44 W. Green St., Pasadena, Roccostavern.com, @roccostavern
Preux & Proper
Bring on the Southern hospitality this Super Bowl Sunday at the preeminent Preux & Proper in Downtown, Los Angeles. Keeping the Southern theme, as Super Bowl LIII takes place in Atlanta, there is truly no better Southern home on the West Coast to gather for this all-American tradition. Featuring four TV’s, there is room for everyone to find a good seat and cheer on the two championing teams. Kickoff this Sunday Funday with Sunday Brunch served from noon to 4 p.m. and stay for the epic game. Begin with a Wakey Wakey Bloody Mary prepared with bacon-infused vodka, Smog City Little Bo’ Pils, Blackstrap Worcestershire, hickory smoked black salt, sharp cheddar, pepperoni, cherry tomato and house-pickled okra, or make it a real Southern Sunday Brunch soirée with $15 Bottomless Mimosas.
Executive Chef Sammy Monsour’s sweet and savory Fried Chicken & Waffles brunch special made with Mary’s Free-Range Chicken breast, buttermilk cornbread waffle, honey, pecans, and butter of course, lots of butter. Preux & Proper wants the fun to continue “all day long” so they will be offering Happy Hour from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Barroom and the upstairs Proper Dining Hall while also shucking and serving $1 Oysters, $1 Wings and Handcrafted Pitchers of Cocktails inspired by the two competing Super Bowl 53 teams, which serve up to four guests. If guests are still hungry for more, they can indulge in Preux & Proper’s tantalizing Southern Barroom Eats such as the Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies served with house bourbon barrel-aged green hot sauce, boil spice and charred poblano butter, or make the entire team happy with a Deep Dish Biscuit Dough Pizza like the Paulie’s Pomegranate-Habanero B.B.Q. Pork with smoked red onions and Tillamook cheddar. This Southern Super Bowl Sunday will certainly become a tradition for all Super Bowls to come!
840 South Spring St., Los Angeles, PreuxandProper.com, @preuxandproper
Yamashiro may not be the venue that comes to mind for a Super Bowl party but hosts singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera and Brad Hoss are transforming Hollywood’s legendary Japanese oasis in the Hills into a rowdy Sunday Funday hotspot. This no cover bash will show the game on a 120” Screen in the restaurant’s Skyview Lounge and four TVs in the Skyview Bar. Guests can expect drink specials, food specials and the best damn view of the (hopefully) winning team’s hometown.
1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, yamashirohollywood.com, @yamashirola
Casita del Campo
Get your game face on and head over to Casita del Campo in Silverlake for some Super Bowl Sunday festivities and fun! Watch the big game on a large projector screen next to the bar with surround sound, all while enjoying delectably authentic Mexican cuisine, handcrafted margaritas and ice-cold beer. Recently introducing new draft beer selections; Negra Modelo, Cerveceria Manos De Calaca, Stella Artois, Firestone Walker 805 and Lagunitas IPA, Casita Del Campo now offers each of these beers by the glass or pitcher to share with friends as you cheer on your favorite team. For those who want something a little bolder, the margaritas are all available blended or on the rocks, featuring the Classic, Strawberry, Pomegranate,and many more flavors are also available by the pitcher to get the party started for the entire table.
After kickoff, fans are going to be craving some satiating appetizers made for sharing, like Casita del Campo guest favorite, the Casitas Special prepared with six delicious crispy mini tortillas topped with chicken, beef, jack cheese, sour cream and fresh guacamole, or go “game on” with everyone’s favorite Queso Fundido made of melted jack cheese and served in a crispy flour tortilla shell, topped with Mexican chorizo or mushrooms. Always a crowd pleaser, the Taquitos are served as three hand rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with beef, chicken, or potato with sour cream and guacamole. Plus the classic Homemade Guacamole, a tasty blend of avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro and lime juice, served in a crispy flour tortilla bowl with homemade tortilla chips is always a table touchdown. Viva Football!
1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CasitaDelCampo.net, @casitadelcampo
Known as Hollywood’s “upscale sports bar,” this refined restaurant/bar is for the football fan with a sophisticated palette. The Parlor boasts over 50 TVs, a large outdoor patio and a mouthwatering menu from Chef J.D. Escandon. For the big game, Parlor is serving up a special themed menu including a bacon-wrapped hot dog and pint of Angeleno IPA for Rams fans and New England clam chowder with a pint of Sam Adams for those cheering on the Patriots. No matter who you are pulling for, be sure to include one of the creations from the “Gurley Drinks” cocktail menu. Selections include the Gronk Juice with Bacardi silver rum, pineapple juice, lime juice and simple syrup; That Gurley Drink made with Ketel One Citroen lemon vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, simple syrup and cherry garnish; The Ultimate G.O.A.T. with Ultimat Vodka, lime juice and ginger beer; and Pot O’ Goff-ee with Teeling Irish Whiskey, lemon juice and honey. And what would a Super Bowl be without shots? Throw back a Blue Kamikaze with vodka, triple sec, lime juice and blue curaçao with lemon garnish for Rams, cherry garnish for Patriots.
7250 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323-930-2100, theparlorca.com, @theparlorhw
With giant plush booths and over 25 flat-screen TVs, 40 LOVE is the perfect neighborhood sports bar to cheer on your favorite team in the Super Bowl. The space is filled with dark wood, lush greenery and white brick—characteristic of a classic American country club. The menu has something for every taste from top-notch bar fare to healthy food options. Share a pitcher of draft beer with friends or order a specialty cocktail such as the Degrassy with Virginia black whiskey, cynar, lemongrass syrup, angostura bitters and lemon or the Sky Rockets In Flight with aperol, blackberry, grapefruit, lime, sparkling wine and soda. While you are there, keep your eyes peeled for famous fans. Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, Jaden Smith, Odell Beckham, Jr. David Arquette and more have all been spotted there. General admission is $50 on 40lovesuperbowl.eventbrite.com .
829 N. La Cienaga Blvd., Los Angeles, the40love.com, @40Love
No More Heroes
For No More Heroes’ first Super Bowl Sunday shindig, the rock ‘n’ roll West Hollywood bar is ready to go hard. Along with the game on seven HD TVs, the bash will also feature an unofficial pre-game beer pong tournament with Peroni, Bloody Marys, frozen Irish Coffees, pitchers of Pink Lavender Vodka Lemonade and killer food options. While you are there, be sure to take advantage of their $13 Bulleit Rye shot + Peroni Beer special and the red, white & blue margarita (because football is American as you can get.) The party starts at noon with DJ Corey Biggs on from then until the game. Booths and tables are first come, first serve. And not to worry, they’ll have food options as well. So come hungry and stay later after the game for DJ Esli Sugich who’ll be keeping up the energy from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.!
7746 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, nmh.la, @nomoreheroesla
Imperial Western Beer Co.
The party starts even before Sunday at Imperial Western Beer Co. The day before the Super Bowl, they will offer $2 off the crowler menu, for to-go/offsite consumption. On the day of the big game, the new brewery in Union Station will be offering a selection of beers for $10 per pitcher. And bonus for those watching the championship here, every $10 pitcher purchased before the game comes with a raffle ticket, with crowlers being raffled off on every touchdown. Be sure to fill up on bites such as Sourdough Grilled Cheese, House Smoked Mussels and Western Burger while you’re there.
800 N. Alameda St.. Los Angeles, imperialwestern.com, @imperialwestern
Rustic, roomy and always ready to host a good time, The Woodman in Sherman Oaks might just be our new favorite hangout. The casual gastropub, which opened in 2014, features a large floor plan, sidewalk patio and cool roadhouse elements, including wood walls and tables, red French doors and chairs made from tree stumps. At its core, The Woodman is a whiskey bar, boasting 75 unique kinds ranging from Kentucky bourbons to exotic Scotches. Of course, on Super Bowl Sunday, the beer will also be flowing. Fun draft selections include Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils, Founders All Day IPA and, local favorite, Saint Archer Blonde. You’ll definitely want to come hungry too. The menu is loaded with classic comfort foods with a twist including Chicken Biscuit Sliders, Loaded Potato Skins and Cheesy Fried Macaroni Balls. Oh, and did we mention? The Woodman boasts 16 TVs so you won’t miss a second of the action.
13615 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-386-9401; Thewoodmanla.com, @thewoodmanla
Pizza and Super Bowl Sunday go hand-in-hand. The Italian-inspired, wood-fired pizza joint from Alimento’s Zach Pollack is celebrating the big game by offering its “Touchdown Dance” special all day long, available for guests to order beforehand or at the restaurant. The $99 Touchdown Dance includes four pizzas, a bucket of wings and six-pack of Olympia.
2100 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, cosabuona.com, @cosabuona
Fiesta Football! With over a dozen flat screen TVs within the space, Jalapeño Pete’s is one of Studio City’s best sports bars. This super rad bar and taqueria offers Mexican munchies such as Street Corn, Nachos Del Rey, Mexican Wings and nearly a dozen type of tacos (the braised short rib ones are our fav). To drink, take your pick from margaritas, mojitos and many, many kinds of beer. It’s one of Jordin Sparks’ fav spots so you know it’s poppin’.
11618 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, jalapenopetesla.com, @jalapenopetesla
Over on the Westside, The Blue Room at Tavern will be serving a special menu from the start of Happy Hour through dinner, 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Check out the Shrimp Tacos with blood orange-Meyer lemon salsa, aïoli and roasted poblano slaw as a nod to the L.A. Rams and the Crab and Lobster Roll with tarragon, aïoli and chips in honor of the New England Patriots. There will also be a fun West Coast vs. East Coast Beer Pairings, Angel City Pilsner and Victory Prima Pilsner for $7 each.
11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, tavernla.com, @tavernla
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