Best Sports Bar for Obsessives - 2012
Studio City's The Draft is loud, fun, divey and one of the most entertaining places to watch the NFL, Lakers, Clippers and Kings, not to mention Ultimate Fighting Championships and Floyd Mayweather–Manny Pacquiao fights, for which you won't be charged a cover. The enclosed front patio has competition beer pong with three tables (winners get a gift card), skee ball and a hoops game. Inside, there's a Wii corner with three personal beanbag loungers and a pool table with two-piece cues. There's a big trivia night, too. But the main draw in this vast bar are 28 TV screens tuned to different games. Most are muted, except for the one huge screen showing whatever is the week's Big Game — which has the sound turned up. On NFL nights, all 28 screens get a sticker marking which two teams will be featured, directing fans where to sit. Cheering erupts in rolling intervals, creating a constant din. It's all very A.D.D. People love it. 2430 Riverside Drive, Studio City. (818) 508-8652, thedraftbarandgrill.com.