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Five of LA’s best sports bars to watch the Super Bowl


The Super Bowl LIII is set to take place on February 3, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, nothing compares to watching the game in person. But not everyone is blessed with the funds to attend. Luckily, sports fans who want to watch the Super Bowl with a crowd of fellow fans have the option to attend viewing parties at sports bars.

Going to a sports bar instead of the stadium has its benefits. The costs for transportation, parking, and food are cheaper. Depending on which sports bar, one may also get to enjoy free wi-fi. During a game, it’s important to have internet access, especially if a person want to wager.

Sports betting has become legal in several states, which is why sports fans are now free to place their bets online. Aside from traditional bets, the Gambling website notes that unique bets are also trending. For instance, one can bet on wardrobe malfunctions, the duration of the national anthem performance, and more. With the free internet connection, fans will be able to wager in the last minute.

In LA, there are tons of sports bars to consider, given that the city is home to ten major league franchises. Here is a short list of some of the most popular sports bars in the area.

Sonny McLean’s

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The Irish pub in Santa Monica has always been a hot spot for Patriots fans. On Super Bowl Sunday, the place opens as early as 8 AM. The bar offers 40 beers and ciders on tap, and fans get to enjoy the game on 23 flat screen TVs. House specialties include Chicken Pot Pie, Fish and Chips, BBQ Herbed Meatloaf.

The Standing Room

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The Standing Room offers an eclectic menu selection of Korean-American items. For game day, it offers the $6 off-menu food specials, like chili dogs and wings. There’s also the $45 all-you-can-drink special on both beers and wines. The sports bar is located on Hermosa Avenue. Doors open at 11 AM, but the deals are usually available starting 1 PM.

Barney’s Beanery

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Barney’s Beanery dubs itself the “Eagles Nest West”, hence is another popular spot for NFL fans. One would have to reserve a seat here in order to watch on game day. Each reserved table includes complimentaries, but Barney’s reveals them on the day itself. The bar opens at 9 AM.

Tony’s Darts Away

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Tony’s Darts Away’s party hours run from 10 AM to 1 AM. Here, fans are treated to 4 quarters worth of beer on tap, and complimentary bar snacks like chips, pretzels, and crackers. The bar also offers a vegan-friendly menu. Additionally, fans get to enjoy raffles and gift certificate giveaways throughout the game.

Brack Shop Tavern

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50 cent wings and $15 pitchers on beer are the benefits fans get at Brack Shop Tavern’s viewing party. Also, if one reserves a table, it would include 40 wings and two beer pitchers.The bar also has a game room where fans waiting for the game can play darts, Pac-Man, and ping-pong. Brack Shop opens at 1 PM.

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