Having been a lifelong Southern California resident, I felt that it was my duty to put together a map of Los Angeles Rams hot spots. Is it fun to just stay home, order a pizza, and watch the game on your couch? You bet your ass it is. However, you probably paid 30 bucks for that new blue and white Rams shirt, better take it out on the town.
Here are some bars you can sample:
A) Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub
840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles (323) 936-7151
I’ve already written about Tom Bergin’s on this site. It’s a favorite of mine. I’ve had many an Irish Coffee (I drink like a baby!) It’s an old school original with deep roots to the Rams. Don’t expect to see a lot of Rams fans (unless Todd Gurley and Jared Goff start to kicking serious ass) but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a great time watching the game.
B) Rocco’s Tavern
12514 Ventura Blvd, Studio City (818) 985-9876
The only bar in the valley to make the list, Rocco’s has several locations in Southern California, but hit up the Studio City location for the Rams. Since I’m Studio City adjacent, this will be my spot for the season. Last year, they sported a “Welcome Rams fan” sign out front, so that’s good for something. There’s also a pretty great patio outside. Happy hour is from 3-7pm on the weekends.
C) Legends Sports Bar
5236 East 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 433-5743
Founded in 1979 by former Rams offensive lineman Dennis Harrah and his business partner John Morris, Legends is a serious sports bar that should be a go-to for Rams fans in the Long Beach area. This place is big, with long picnic tables and giant screens.
D) Palapa Grill
104 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton (714) 879-7571
Billed as the Los Angeles Rams headquarters, this is a lively tiki bar is located in downtown Fullerton, showing all of the games with full sound. They will be running specials on game day, so check it out. They are also home of the Fish Bowl — a gigantic blue drink that you can embarrass your friends/family with!
E) Flights Beer Bar
5119 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne (310) 676-8228
As the name would suggest, this place doesn’t mess around; with 40 beers on tap. Flights is a hometown sports bar that caters to local sports teams. It has 60-inch TVs and a projector. This is a solid spot for Rams fans in the South Bay.
F) Lake Alice Trading Company
3616 University Ave, Riverside (951) 686-7343
This is a two-story bar with 17 TVs showing NFL games on Sundays. It’s not a fancy place, but if you’ve been to Riverside, then you won’t be expecting folded cloth napkins in the shape of a swan. Do expect 50 cent wings on Monday nights, terrible fries, and a big parking structure out back.
G) The Garage on Motor
3387 Motor Ave, Los Angeles (310) 559-3400
I spent a lot of time living in the West LA area, and the Garage Motor Club is an interesting spot. If you’re the type of Rams fan that wants to get pumped up in a crowded bar, this is your spot — it can get pretty rowdy on game day. They also have ping pong and shuffle board, if you’re into that.
H) Big Wangs Hollywood
1562 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood (323) 469-2449
Is Big Wangs a Rams bar? No it is not. Is it a massive sports bar with dozens of TVs and a motley bunch of NFL fans that will end up drunk and probably fighting each other in the parking lot at around 4pm? Yes it is. Bring your Rams jersey and be prepared to block a punch.
Obviously, there are so many more places that will be showing Rams games in Southern California. If you have a bar that you love to frequent, let us know about it in the comments!