Now that fall is finally here, it means that college and — more importantly — the NFL season is upon us! Already the USC Trojans fired their coach, the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers are undefeated, and the season is only into Week 1.
The calendar has us thinking about where Los Angeles is the best place to catch all the NFL action. Whether it is playing a round of golf before grabbing a bite and a game, or if you’re heading out to watch all the games live, knowing the best spots in LA to watch is critical.
Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to set your fantasy lineup before you head out. The last thing you want is to get distracted or forget to put your lineup and watch as a player on your bench has the game of his life, especially in daily fantasy (DFS).
You need to use a lineup optimization tool regardless of your individual NFL DFS strategy to optimize your lineup. But, again, getting real-time data and professional analysis will give you a head’s up on the rest of your league.
The Top 6 Destinations To Catch The NFL in Los Angeles
The benefit of scouting out the top locations to watch the NFL is that you can think about this list as a scouting report for places to watch a game and possibly host your next fantasy draft.
- Sofi Stadium: Home to the Los Angeles Rams and hosting the Chargers, of course, Sofi Stadium heads our list of the top destinations to catch NFL action. The state-of-the-art stadium was built to maximize viewing of the game, from excellent seats to incredible jumbotrons designed to help you see all the live-action and replays. So grab all the team gear from the team shops, eat some fantastic grub, grab a beer, and sit back and enjoy an afternoon (or evening) of NFL action.
- General Admission: Designed for aesthetics and optimal viewing, General Admission is a close second on our list of top destinations to view all the NFL action. Located conveniently near NBC Universal and The Hollywood Bowl, General Admission offers freshly brewed beer, and organic, freshly made foods, the experience at General Admission is second only to being at the games in person.
- Barney’s Beanery: Located in West Hollywood is a place with tons of TVs, over 175 different beers, and 1000 food combinations. A favorite local destination since 1920, Barney’s has the vibe to chill out with while catching all the action. It also offers plenty of seating for special events, and the intimate space would be an excellent location for you and the rest of your league to hold your next fantasy draft.
- Trophy Wife Bar: Located in the hip part of Silverlake is Trophy Wife Bar. It opens at 4 pm during weekdays and brunch on Sundays, so come for a night game on Monday or Thursday night games and catch all the live NFL action on Sundays with over ten screens of 60”. Grab light appetizers and burgers while washing it down with your favorite beverages.
- 3rd Base LA: Built with sports viewing in mind, 3rd Base in Los Angeles is the preeminent sports bar to catch all the Rams and Chargers action and the rest of the NFL. From watching the games, a raucous crowd, and live music, there’s always something happening at 3rd Base.
For a premium experience, grab a premier cocktail and enjoy some farm-to-table food at 3rd Base. Choose between traditional appetizers, flatbreads, or more substantial meals from their incredible menu.
- Berkshire House: Nestled in Mid City, Berkshire House is a mixture of a cocktail lounge, happy hour hangout, and sports bar. With some of the best NYC-style pizza in all of Los Angeles, if not the west coast, Berkshire House is a sure-fire hit to catch NFL games from around the country. Tons of TVs blast regional and national action for every game, and the daily drink specials are sure to keep you coming back long after the game is over.
There are many great locations around Los Angeles to catch a game, and with Sofi Stadium being open, seeing a live game is a great suggestion. If you’re not a Rams or Chargers fan, the list of watering holes around Los Angeles should help you find the proper hangout to root for your team.