Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. Arguably America’s favorite honorary holiday, the big game is something that sports fans and food lovers alike look forward to all year.
Whether you’re in it for the football, the commercials, or the snacks, it’s time to start planning for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Feb. 2nd. Where should you take the team? In Los Angeles, your options of where to huddle up are endless. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your list, we can help. Here are our 10 recommendations on the best places to watch the Super Bowl in L.A.
Boomtown is hosting a Super Bowl bash with not only beer specials and food vendors, but a limited release craft beer and giant screens broadcasting the big game live. Taking place inside their giant tap-room, this promises to be one of the best parties you’ll be invited to. Highland Hickory will be BBQing, special release beers are discounted, and even better yet: it’s absolutely free. Seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to get there early.
We would be remiss if we didn’t include Hotel Shangri-La’s poolside Super Bowl Viewing Party in our list, as it seems like a poolside viewing party is quite possibly one of the most L.A. ways to watch the Super Bowl. So if you’re looking for an elevated Super Bowl Sunday experience, this is it. The entrance fee is $55 per person, which includes a BBQ lunch with all the football game food classics. Guests are also invited to kick it up a notch with a cabana rental and bottle service.
If you’re a fan of southern cooking and bourbon, Yardbird is the place to be during the big game. Exalted for their collection of more than 60 standout bourbon releases, from small batch to hard-to-find classics, the Yardbird cocktail menu alone is worth the visit. The “Supper Bowl” special menu starts January 31st and carries on through Super Bowl Sunday.
Hot dogs and beer are combo made in Super Bowl heaven. Dog Haus is one of our favorite casual haunts to gorge on gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, chicken sandwiches and cold craft beer. If you’re looking to score a deal while rooting for your team, head to their Biergarten location for all-day food and drink specials.
Without a doubt, sports bars are an ideal setting for an enthusiast to watch football. Loud and full of energy, a lively crowd of fans makes you feel as if you’re at the game yourself. This atmosphere is what makes this Hollywood bar one of our favorites for cheering our team on. While we love their nachos and lobster pizza, it’s their massive theater screen that puts them solidly on our list.
Game day gorging doesn’t have to be gluttonous. Whether you are bringing your haul home or just want a relaxed spot to enjoy the game, the Farmers Market has a feast of food and drink goodies to help you celebrate in a healthy way. At the market you can find high-quality and locally-sourced ingredients, butchers, grocers, and fast-casual dining concepts.
Have kids? Come here! The Proud Bird will be screening the game on multiple screens and offering special Super Bowl happy hour deals. What makes this a great spot for everyone? Their “All You Can Eat” Unlimited Bazaar Pass is discounted for the little ones. No reservations are required, making this the perfect casual spot to relax.
For an authentic Super Bowl experience, visit one (or all) of some of L.A.’s most fun sports bars: Big Wangs and its affiliates The Thirsty Merchant, and El Tejano. Combined, they boast 100+ HDTV’s, making every seat there the best in the house. Every location is offering a killer deal on wings, with Big Wangs and El Tejano taking it over the top with a $2 deal for second or double drinks. If you feel like taking part in a game or two yourself, each location will be hosting fourth quarter giveaways.
This rock & roll-themed bar is promising a killer happy hour from 5-7 p.m. for those who visit during Super Bowl Sunday. Patrons will enjoy one of the largest selections of beers in WeHo and a free select appetizer for every 64-oz pitcher of beer ordered. You may go for the hi-def screens, but you’ll stay for the 50 percent off all food and drink Super Bowl happy hour special.
Let’s be honest, very few parties are worth fighting traffic for. If you plan on hunkering down this Super Bowl Sunday to watch the game from the comfort of your own couch, you’re in luck. Staying home doesn’t mean missing out on delicious football game grub. Goldbelly has quickly become our favorite ordering service. It can deliver Chicago deep dish pizza straight from Gino’s East or the Original Philippe’s French dips to your doorstep. Hailed as purveyors of the best gourmet food, it takes just a few clicks to bring your favorite food home, no matter where your perfect game day meal is from. Pro tip: shipping takes time, so plan ahead.