LA maybe be without a professional NFL football team (for now), but there are still plenty of pigskin die hards that fill LA’s best football bars on game day. There’s a gathering spot for fans of almost every NFL team.
The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant, Hollywood
The West Wing, a group of die-hard Ravens fans in the L.A. and Orange County area, always meets at The Happy Ending, one of Hollywood’s hippest sports bars.
72 North, Pasadena
Bengals fans can earn their stripes at the 72 North, where the group’s been gathering since 2010.
Saint Felix, Hollywood
The LA Browns Backers meet at the Saint Felix, so there are plenty of people to ‘Boo’ and chant along with: “We want Johnny!”
Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood
24 beers on tap. $4 drink specials. And plenty of people talking about why the Steel Curtain was the best defense of all time.
The Outpost isn’t officially a Texans bar, but it’s the closest thing to a genuine Texas roadhouse you’ll find this side of the L.A. river.
Draft Bar and Grill, Studio City
Most recently, ColtS fans have called The Draft in Studio City their home. 30 flat-screen TVs means never missing a moment of Andrew Luck-action.
North End Bar And Grill, Hermosa Beach
A friendly beach dive bar voted “Best of the Beach” by Easy Reader in 2013. Plenty of specials to enjoy with the Jags.
Whiskey Bend, Burbank
Pool, dancing, and karaoke—the Whiskey Bend is the type of place where “everybody knows your name” and they all miss Steve McNair.
Busbys Sports Bar, Santa Monica
An 80-inch projection screen is the closest thing you’ll find to full-sensory Football submersion. Plus, free Buffalo wings at halftime of all Bills games.
Leo’s All Star Sports Bar, Glendale
Upscale with a casual atmosphere, Leo’s was recently voted the “Best Sports Bar in Los Angeles” by the Glendale News Press and serves breakfast through kickoff, from 9-11.
New England Patriots
Little Bar, Mid-City
At this classic Boston-inspired pub, one might expect to look out the window and see Paul Revere riding up. Sam Adams is always on tap, and the “Who’s better – Brady or Manning?” debate is always lopsided.
New York Jets
Suzy’s Bar & Grill, Hermosa Beach
The owner, who’s originally from New Jersey, is a green-blooded Jets fan, and the $9 pitcher special can’t be beat.
Brennan’s Pub, Marina Del Rey
Home of the famous Thursday night Turtle Races, this might be the only Irish pub with a giant Bronco logo on the wall.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Rec Room, Studio City
Customers (and true fans) who come dressed in Chief’s gear receive 10% off on their final bill! Get their early, or else be prepared to stand in line with some of the tribe.
Killarney Pub and Grill, Huntington Beach
Hands down, the place to be for Raiders fans in the vicinity of Southern California. Insane prices, more insane fans, it’s an experience as unpredictable as the Raiders organization.
San Diego Chargers
Tompkins Square Bar & Grill, Westchester
Tompkins’ offers a great burger and a solid list of beers and wines, plus the owner plays the Chargers fight song after every touchdown.
Tin Horn Flats, Burbank
Tin Horn Flats is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Bears Bars in LA. It’s become a Mecca for Chicago natives, so much so that a handful of regulars now have ‘reserved seating’.
Boardwalk 11, Culver City
While some come for the karaoke, Detroit fans come to watch their Lions on the big screen.
Green Bay Packers
Mom’s Bar, Santa Monica
Cheeseheads unite at Mom’s, where they only show the Packers game on TV.
Pineapple Hill, Sherman Oaks
Pineapple Hill is all about “Purple Pride” and trying to drown out the memory of Gary Anderson’s missed field goal in the 1999 NFC Championship game with reasonably priced alcohol.
City Tavern, Culver City
A gastropub featuring a small, but elegant menu. Plenty of dirty-birding abounds.
N/A. No organized following on the West Coast.
New Orleans Saints
It’s the Bourbon Street experience minus the stench of Bourbon Street—stiff drinks, hot jambalaya and gumbo, authentic beignets and live jazz.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33 Taps, Hollywood
33 Taps, aptly named for the 33 beers on tap, boasts not only a wide drink selection, but some savory pub grub, too.
Barney’s Beanery, West Hollywood
The Cowboy’s game always draws a crowd, but it’s the chili that converts them into regulars.
New York Giants
O’Brien’s, Santa Monica
For the past five years, O’Brien’s has been the unofficial LA hub for displaced Giants fans, and though small, is always brimming with enthusiasm on Sundays.
Britannia Pub, Santa Monica
Two-levels and 11 TVs mean there’s plenty of room to watch the game. The self-proclaimed ‘Eagles Nest West’ has even recently expanded its menu to include Philly-style cheese steak, cheese fries and more.
Joxer Daly’s, Culver City
The cozy atmosphere in this Irish pub makes the perfect place to park and watch the ‘Skins game. The owner, a former east coaster and avid fan, is constantly looking for new fans to cheer along with.
Big Wangs, Hollywood
Beer pong, an outdoor patio, and hot wings at Happy Hour.
San Francisco 49ers
90 West Lounge, Del Rey
Those who show up on Sundays not in 49er gear stick out like sore thumbs at the 90 West Lounge.
The Backstage, Culver City
Wearing a Seahawks jersey gets you a complimentary blue and green shot at halftime at this Seattle oasis, where you can find ‘local’ beer like Rainier and listen to Nirvana.
St. Louis Rams
Malecon Restaurant, Lakewood
The Rams fans at the Malecon in Lakewood are loyalists leftover from the team’s days in L.A. Great food in huge portions has a habit of turning most newbie’s into regulars.