The Short Stop
Echo Park
1455 W Sunset Blvd., 90026

Walking distance from Dodger Stadium, The Short Stop is a watering hole for Dodger fans so expect to see a lot of blue and white on game days. The bar also has a great happy hour every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, $3 well drinks and $4 draft beers! Side note: Motown on Mondays is worth a visit at The Short Stop. This event features performers spinning originals, remixes and covers of your favorite Motown songs.

SOUTH (3D Bar)
Santa Monica
3001 Wilshire Blvd., 90403

What’s almost as good as watching a baseball game in person? Watching a baseball game in 3D! SOUTH is L.A.’s only 3D sports bar with every flatscreen 3D-capabale and powered by Vizio, so you’ll feel like you’re up closer and personal with players like the handsome Matt Kemp. SOUTH is also great for authentic and original Southern food like Hush Puppies, Chicken N’ Waffle Sliders and good ol’ Canal Street Jambalaya.

Far Bar
Little Tokyo
347 E 1st Street, 90012

If you want to munch on Asian-fusion cuisine, head over to Far Bar. This joint has sushi, tacos, pizzas, burgers and one very important baseball staple: Kobe beef hot dogs! If you’re feeling really fancy (and super hungry), they also serve entrees like New York Steak and Lamb Chops. TV screens above the bar make it the perfect place to watch the game and sip on a Bacon old Fashioned (which is only $6 during happy hour!).

Big Wangs
1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Expect this place to be packed on game days with enthusiastic, energetic fans. Big Wangs has perfect bar food snacks: nachos, potato skins, chili cheese fries, cheese sticks, etc. However, you must also try the Sweet Potato Tots, Disco Fries (aka Gravy Cheese Fries) and Pizza Fries.

Downtown (L.A. Live)
1011 S Figueroa St. B 101, 90015

Yes, it is a chain restaurant, but it is seriously one of the best sports bars out there for Dodger fans. With numerous TV screens, two bars (one upstairs and one downstairs) and an arcade, this bar screams “Fun!” and is perfect for the whole family. Plus, it’s located in L.A. Live, so after the Dodgers win, head over to the movie theater or check out the Conga Room.


San Francisco Saloon
West L.A.
11501 W Pico Blvd., 90064

If you’ve been worried about where to watch your current World Series champs, relax. The No. 1 spot worth going to in L.A. where you’ll definitely feel safe and at home is the San Francisco Saloon. This is Giants nation. Here, you can wear your orange and black without getting the evil eye from those in blue. The saloon is known for its burgers, which a number of them contain blue cheese, avocado, jack cheese, guacamole and more. Or, you can make your own. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and includes discounts on wings, quesadillas and nachos.


Little Bar Lounge
757 S. La Brea Ave., 90036

This New England-style lounge is perfect for Red Sox fans. Although they don’t serve food, don’t let that deter you from trying any of its 18 beers on tap (BTW: they welcome you to bring your own food). In between innings, pick up a game of darts or browse through the thousands of song selections on the jukebox. On a typical Saturday night, the place is packed so make sure you get there early on Red Sox game days.

Casey’s Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave., 90017

Known to televise the Red Sox games, Casey’s is a great, historic bar that serves yummy food and even yummier drinks. Casey’s has outdoor patio seating, booths and tables, a dart room and billiards, a live music stage and (of course) multiple TV screens. The bartenders are extremely nice, and I recommend one of Casey’s “specialties”: the Pickle Back, which is Jameson Irish Whiskey chased with homemade pickle juice. Sounds risky, but it’s worth a try! 


Barney’s Beanery
West Hollywood
8447 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069

Admittedly, it was hard to find a safe haven for New York Yankee fans in Los Angeles, but Barney’s Beanery might be the best bet. Of course, you might run into some Dodger fans if that’s the team the Yankees are playing, but you’ll still be guaranteed a good time. Barney’s has air hockey, pool tables, foosball, arcade games, trivia night (on Tuesdays), karaoke (on Wednesdays and Sundays) and shuffleboard. The bar has twinkling, colorful Christmas lights on the ceiling; street signs, license plates and more adorn the walls.