Huddle up, fam, because it’s time to figure out your Super Bowl party plan. Sure, you could hit a Costco and buy 400 frozen wings, but you know you and your friends deserve better. Every sports bar in L.A. is almost guaranteed to be a mess on Super Bowl Sunday, so we’ve rounded up a few alternatives for where you can watch grown men smash into each other for a living. Some are cocktail bars, some are Thai restaurants, but all will be showing the game and offering plenty of beer to nurse as you watch the Super Bowl. Ready? Go!
When is Super Bowl LII? Sunday, February 4, 2018
What time? Kickoff is at 3:30pm PST
Who’s playing? New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles
Who should I root for? Our money isn’t on either team (but ugh, Tom Brady), nor is it on halftime-show entertainer Justin Timberlake—we’re rooting for the bizarre sexy-dance robot in JT’s recent music video. We welcome our new breakdancing robot overlord.
Watch the Super Bowl at these L.A. spots
We're not throwing shade on American wings when we say Thai wings are some of the best takes on this Super Bowl staple—and if you've tried 'em, we know you'll agree. This Sunday, find unlimited Thai wings along with other bottomless Thai fare, plus endless Singha beer and soft drinks at Ayara Lūk. We're talking nonstop chicken satay flatbread, Thai sausages, nam prik dip platters, spicy Thai lobster rolls, pad Thai nachos and more, not to mention halftime raffles and tailgate games. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door, but children 5 and under get in for free.
Block Party isn't a sports bar, but it's where you'll want to be for a vegan-friendly Super Bowl Sunday. The Highland Park spot will be projecting the game in HD—with sound—and slinging drinks specials from 3:30pm till close. And because it's not a Super Bowl party without the food, expect a stellar lineup of vegan and vegan-friendly fare from Mama's Tamales (pupusas, tamales and more), Charlie's Brownies (vegan desserts), Food Art by Lauren (fried "chicken" with mumbo sauce) and others. Touchdown.
Brack Shop Tavern's party has a number of things going for it: seven flat-screen TVs—including one enormous one above the bar—that'll all be broadcasting the Super Bowl; 50 cent wings; and $15 pitchers of Budweiser and Goose Island IPA, all from 1pm til the end of the game. Rolling deep? Book a package in advance to nab the game-day special: a reserved table, 40 wings and two beer pitchers, entirely for $50 (good for parties anywhere between three and 12 people.)
Over in Marina del Rey, the freshly reopened Brennan's is throwing a Super Bowl house party that includes specials soft pretzelswith beer cheese for $6 and $5 canned beer all day long. While you won't find Brennan's famed turtle racing that night, you can at least catch the game (with a few vegan specials on hand, too).
How do $1.25 sliders sound? We thought so. At all Dog Haus Biergarten locations—and that includes USC, Old Town Pasadena, Long Beach and Northridge—find the game on TV and happy hour specials from 3pm to midnight. That means $2 off draft beer and wine, $3 16-ounce cans of PBR, $2 off single mixed well drinks and $1.25 sliders, tots and fries. Talk about a score.
Make a morning of beachy revely before hitting up Hotel Shangri-La's watch party in Santa Monica, and be sure to keep your swimsuit on hand: The Super Bowl is taking over the hotel's poolside garden, where you can hang from 1 to 7pm and watch the game on a big-screen TV, chow down on grilled-before-your-very-eyes BBQ and quench that thirst with cold beer. Each ticket includes a burger, wings, nachos, two sides and two beers, but you know there'll be additional menus and drinks to nosh and sip on all day long. Nab your $52 ticket here.
South Bay, stand up. Laurel Tavern's offering some killer game-day specials, including $20 buckets of Corona, $4 draft beer, $1 smoked Louisiana hot wings, and two-for-$4 sliders. Those less concerned with food and more concerned with the game itself, never fear—catch the whole shebang brodcast via "extra-large" projector.
If you already anticipate doing some liquid damage on Sunday, your best bet is Hermosa Beach's the Standing Room, where you'll find a $45 all-you-can-drink special. Running from 1pm through the end of the game, this insane deal includes domestic beers, draft beers, well drinks and glasses of house red and white wine. Help pad your stomach with $6 game-day specials, including Korean-BBQ-spiced and classic hot wings; BBQ pork ribs; and chili dogs. For the love of your headache on Monday, remember to hydrate.
STK's poolside lounge within the W in West Beverly Hills is celebrating with a special tailgate-inspired menu that includes short rib grilled cheese, guac and chips, mac and cheese, $5 draft beer and a lineup of $8 frozen drinks (frosé, margaritas and Moscow mules, for those keeping score at home). You can also expect select premium bottles at $52—in honor of the 52nd Super Bowl, naturally—and multiple flat screens playing the game.
One of Burbank's best bets for this year's game is Tony's Darts Away's Super Bowl house party, where they'll be raffling off prizes at the end of every quarter. (Bonus: Show up before 3:30pm and receive two raffle tickets.) They're also serving complimentary chips, pretzels and crackers throughout the event, plus offering specials like $2 chili, bean, ranch, and queso dips, all from 10am to 1am. That's a full 16 hours of Super Bowl partying. Pace yourselves.