7 Best Sports Bars in Los Angeles to Catch a Lakers Game

The city of Los Angeles has no shortage of entertainment venues and nightlife options. One of the city’s most popular pastimes is cheering on the Lakers. Whether you are sitting in the Staples Center or watching from a sports bar, the energy that comes from watching the game is unbeatable. Thanks to the endless restaurants and bars in Los Angeles, there is no shortage of options when it comes to finding a place to watch the game. Here are some of the best sports bars in LA to catch the next Lakers game.   

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345 N La Brea Ave, Fairfax

German Restaurant Known for its Hearty Schnitzel, Brats, and Beers

Grab a beer and enjoy the game with some friends. Image courtesy of Yelp

Since 2011, Wirshaus has been a staple in Los Angeles for its authentic German food and freshly-tapped beer. With over 35 German beers as well as a wide selection of German and Austrian wines, you can rest assured you will find a drink you enjoy here. Some of the restaurant’s most popular menu items include schnitzel, potato pancakes, currywurst, and pretzels. Vegetarian and kid-friendly dishes are also available.

When you aren’t stopping by for a game day, you can visit one of the Wirshaus’s regular events. From Bavarian Night to Oktoberfest to Sunday Brunch, there is no shortage of events going on at Wirshaus. If you want to stay in to watch the game, but still enjoy the Wirshaus experience, you can also order delivery for food and beers. 

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“For my entree, I got the Wirsthaus schnitzel. It was topped with egg and the schnitzel itself was really good.  For my sides, I got Brussels sprouts and fries with onions. Both of the sides were tasty. The fries were really good with a small hint of pepper flavor in it.” - Yelp Review

Berkshire House


143 N La Brea Ave, Fairfax

Cocktail Lounge Meets Neighborhood Watering Hole in La Brea

Watch the game and enjoy a beer on one of the restaurant’s many TV’s. Image courtesy of Yelp

Located on La Brea’s restaurant row, Berkshire House is one of the best sports bars in Los Angeles for watching your favorite sports events. In addition to the numerous TV’s placed around the restaurant, Berkshire House also features plenty of seating options to accommodate your group. Numerous draft beers, wines, and specialty cocktails like the Japanese Apricot and the Mule in a Pear Tree are available. Share a plate of buffalo wings and pub chips with your friends while you enjoy the game. 

“Great time! The staff was super friendly and fast. Christian, the manager, is awesome. Come by and say hi to this man. You won’t regret it. We got a pepperoni pie and it is definitely the most NY style pizza here that I have had in L.A. We tried the wings too and they were on par.” - Yelp Review

Electric Owl


1451 N Gardner St, Hollywood

An Upscale Sports Bar in West Hollywood

Enjoy a creative cocktail with a savory meal while watching the game. Image courtesy of Yelp

For an eclectic assortment of delicious cocktails and mouth watering meals, add the Electric Owl to your restaurant bucket list. The minute you step inside the cozy restaurant, you are greeted with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Treat yourself to one of the bar’s Signature Cocktails such as their Tequila Tang or their Jungle Juice. Electric Owl also serves a Juicy Mimosa Kit, which includes a bottle of sparkling and a side of 8 oz of their house tang and an OG Mimosa Kit that includes 8 oz of fresh-squeezed orange juice. 

On Wednesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Electric Owl hosts a 420 Happy Hour for home. A wide array of specials, from a 420 Smash Burger to a Cheesy Hot Sizzle perfect for filling up your stomach are featured. All specials are served in a snack size for $4.20 each. 

“This place is so sweet, lots of outdoor garden space with plants and trees all around. We had cocktails and this gorgeous chopped salad, excellent service, wonderful ambiance. We will definitely return!” - Yelp Review 

Slam Dunk Sports Bar


14226 Whittier Blvd, Whittier

Popular Sports Bar in Los Angeles Offering Drinks, Food, and Free Pool on Game Nights

Slam Dunk Sports Bar offers drink options for every taste. Image courtesy of Yelp.  

Featuring a live band, karaoke, DJ, and signature drinks, it is no wonder Slam Dunk Sports Bar is a popular venue near Los Angeles. Live bands are featured every Friday and Saturday from 9 PM to 1:30 AM. From Tuesday through Thursday, patrons can enjoy music from a live D.J. and even test our their own vocal cords on Wednesday for Karaoke Night. 

Sunday Football days are also hosted at Slam Dunk, with finger foods served from 10 AM to 2 PM. Free pool is also offered all day every Monday to Wednesday. Slam Dunk Sports Bar also offers a fine variety of signature drinks, including Raspberry Lemon Drops, Appletini, Grande Michelada, and Black and Tan. 

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“Greatest place to celebrate with the absolute best staff that is so attentive and polite! We had the best time celebrating with our friends and family. They made it so easy to plan and have the most fun party ever... Thank you Slam Dunk!” - Yelp Review 

The Village Idiot


7383 Melrose Ave, Fairfax

A Laidback and Welcoming Restaurant That Will Make You Feel Right at Home

Fill yourself up with a hearty platter of fish and chips. Image courtesy of Yelp

Looking for an LA bar where you can just enjoy yourself? A restaurant with the name of The Village Idiot doesn’t bother with stiff formalities or pretentious dishes. Relax and hang out with friends in this casual bar while enjoying delicious meals. Enjoy a hearty steak and potato pie or braised short rib for dinner with your favorite glass of white. Or stop by Happy Hour for a sweet cocktail. 

“The Village Idiot is a British Pub right on Melrose Ave. This is a great spot to grab a drink while watching a game. They show all the soccer games and they have the schedule up on their chalk board.” - Yelp Review

The Morrison


3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Atwater Village

Atwater Village Pub Known for its Signature Craft Burgers

Wings and fries are the perfect meal for your Saturday night. Image courtesy of Yelp

Located in Atwater Village, Morrison Pub has garnered a large fanbase for its signature crafted burgers, sides, crafted cocktails, and desserts. From the pub’s daily lunch specials to its themed menus for big holidays, there is never a dull moment there. In fact, Morrison Pub has garnered a number of prestigious awards including Best Happy Hour in LA by LA Weekly, #7 Restaurants in the USA by Yelp, and the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant by USA Today. Stop by for Happy Hour or a Weekend Brunch to try them out for yourself. 

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“We ordered our usual favorites - pretzels, Blvd salad, spicy chicken & turkey sandwiches. As always, the food was amazing! I love that the spicy chicken sandwich was actually spicy and the fries were still crispy. We also ordered cocktails which came in cute little mini jugs.” - Yelp Review



3801 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Bar Popular for its Upscale Service

Dine on fish tacos and a glass of white wine. Image courtesy of Yelp.

From its Poke Guacamole to its Chipotle Calamari, it should come as no surprise that FISHBAR is a top Manhattan Beach destination for delicious and inventive seafood dishes. FISHBAR specializes in mesquite-grilled fish, king crab, Maine lobster, scallops, and more. All of the restaurant’s fish are flown in daily from around the world, ensuring only the freshest meals for its patrons. 

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“I had the Ahi Dinner plate and it was outstanding. The Thai Chili dipping sauce added a little zing to the meal. I got the sliced tomatoes and sautéed spinach for my sides and those were equally fantastic.” - Yelp Review 

Anyone who has ever sat in a sports bar in Los Angeles during a game has seen the unmatchable energy that emanates from each fan. It’s indescribable. This is one of the many reasons why Los Angeles is such a special city. Which bars on the list are your go-to places for watching the game? Let us know in the comments!

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