Greatest locations to look at NFL groups in Southern California
Are you a Baltimore Ravens fan looking for a place to watch Justin Tucker try to break the NFL record for the longest field goal? Do you seek a place where you can wear your foam cheese head among other Green Bay Packers fans without weird looks from other patrons? Look no further, staff writers Sandra Barrera, Fielding Buck, Kelli Skye Fadroski, Marla Jo Fisher, Richard Guzman, Peter Larsen, Michelle Mills, Stephanie Schulte and Anne Valdespino sought out the top NFL team bars in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
However, if you’re a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Tennessee Titans — try as we might, we couldn’t find dedicated bars for fans of those teams.
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Busby’s Sports Bar
3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
Attracts 300 Bills fans for games with Labatt Blue beer (a Canadian import) and free wings at halftime.
Chili’s Grill and Bar
475 E. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino
Bills’ meet-up site for the Inland Empire with 11 TVs throughout the restaurant. Happy hour runs 3-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close on select days.
Wings ‘N Things Grill
18302 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach
This decades-long hangout of the Southern California Buffalo Boosters and the Bills Backers of Orange County pours draft Labatt beer and serves Buffalo favorites beyond wings, including Beef on Weck — a roast beef sandwich on a kummelweck bun.
Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill
4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks
Dolphins fans share space with the Vikings here. The bar has two projector screens, a full food menu and specials that include bottomless mimosas.
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
12770 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga
This is a frequent meeting place for the Fins Up So Cal Fan Club.
New England Patriots’ Tom Brady walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
New England Patriots
2405 Park Ave, Tustin
This bowling alley where the Orange County Patriots Fans meet up has a long bar, free wifi and 30 bowling lanes.
Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
2615 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
This Irish pub halfway between Santa Monica State Beach and Westwood celebrates all Boston sports.
New York Jets
Q’s Billiard Club
11835 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles
Jets meet-ups often get their own room with a projector or a good spot with pool tables, staff members say. The bar has 45 TVs and three patios.
7250 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
An official site of The West Wing Ravens fan club, learn more at thewestwingla.com.
5 Line Tavern
2139 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
The Bengals West fan club meets here to watch the games. Learn more at facebook.com/bengalswest.
Without a Browns win so far this season, Cleveland fans are wishful at StubHub Center in Carson on Sunday, December 3, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)
The Black Marlin
560 El Camino Real, Tustin
An official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club that serves Sunday brunch starting at 8 a.m.
The Chimney Sweep
4354 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks
An official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club where San Fernando Valley fans of Cleveland teams gather here on Sundays (or other game days) to watch the Browns.
Matt Denny’s Ale House
145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
An official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club.
Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
18389 Ventura Blvd.,Tarzana
An official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club.
2645 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa
Not exclusively a Browns bar, but it is an official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club.
Patsy’s Irish Pub
25571 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo
The Top Dawgs of OC fan club meets here weekly to watch the games. Try the corned beef tacos.
Saint Felix Hollywood
1602 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
An official watch site for the Southern California Browns Backers fan club, this is the 17th year that the Saint Felix has hosted Browns games in their Kardiac Kids lounge, with only Browns games shown.
Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar
32483 Temecula Parkway, Temecula
The Temecula Valley Browns Backers fan club meets here.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Jaguars won 45-42. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Blue Palms Brewhouse
6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Steelers fans and Ohio State Buckeyes gather here to watch games.
Cock ‘N Bull Pub
2947 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica
Most days this pub is full of Brits, but on game days, it’s packed with people from Pittsburgh.
Gabe’s Sports Bar
2965 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
People gather from all over Southern California here to watch the games so arrive early if you want to sit down. Fans organize potlucks during playoff games.
6922 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 109, Los Angeles
There’s Steelers memorabilia on the walls all year round here and during the games, Steelers fans take over an entire floor of the restaurant. It’s the home of the Hollywood Steelers Fan Club.
Iron City Tavern
589 W. 9th Street, San Pedro
This Steelers bar has beer and food specials during Steelers games.
Pins N Pockets Entertainment Center
32250 Mission Trail, Lake Elsinore
This is where the Steelers Inland Empire fan club meets.
Players Sports Grill
24401 Ridge Route Drive, Laguna Hills
Home of the Orange County Steelers fan club.
The Rusty Mullet
1708 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles
They call this place “Little Burgh.” It’s the home of Steeler Nation West fan club.
The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos
Home of the SoCal Black and Gold Brigade Los Alamitos Chapter
Cabo Cantina Hollywood
6669 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
For the last game of the season, the bar is expecting a traveling group of about 65 people in addition to regulars from the L.A. Houston Sports Fans Facebook group.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Half-priced appetizers and discounted drafts and well drinks are available during happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Colts fans are out of luck to cheer on the return of Andrew Luck.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles scrambles against the New England Patriots during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
10433 National Blvd., Los Angeles
Jaguars fans gather here and if there are enough of them, the Jags get on the big screen.
Sorry, Titans fans, there just isn’t a place to follow Marcus Mariota around these parts.
4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey
Broncos fans can take advantage of happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday nights. Bar opens at 10 a.m. on Sundays with brunch menu and pitchers of mimosas or sangria.
12430 Riverside Drive, Valley Village
With 100-plus HDTVs, Thirsty Merchant will open early for weekend games, and will host football appropriate happy hours. Priority seating and sound for fans and there will be drink specials.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters makes an interception and runs for yards as Los Angeles Chargers Kenny Wiggins (79) gives chase in the 1st quarter, at the StubHub Center in Carson Calif., Sunday, September 24, 2017.( Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze / SCNG )
Kansas City Chiefs
Champs Sports Pub
4103 Burbank Blvd., Burbank
Open at 9 a.m. on Sundays during football season with drink and food specials. Happy hour specials until 7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. Chiefs fans hang out here but all fans are welcome.
11618 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
Monday and Thursday happy hour runs 4-7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. until close with various drink specials. This is a “hot spot” for Chiefs fans with special playlist, shots at halftime and food menu — the bar serves plain wings and Chiefs boosters bring in their own Kansas City barbecue sauces.
Chargers Philip Rivers complains to a referee at StubHub Center in Carson on Sunday, December 3, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)
Los Angeles Chargers
The Hub Kitchen & Taps
1749 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa
The 15 large-screen TVs can be seen anywhere in the bar.
5646 Paramount Blvd., Long Beach
Muldoon’s has a projection screen and 16 large-screen TVs.
Newport Rib Company
2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa
Fans wearing Chargers gear receive happy hour prices when Chargers games are on..
S&P Restaurant & Sports Bar
13225 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs
S&P has 32 large screen TVs and drink and beer specials during Chargers games.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warms up before an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Killarney’s Pub and Grill
209 Main St., Huntington Beach
A former Raider will stop by and sign autographs nearly every week during the season.
Draft Pick Sports Bar and Grill
15856 Imperial Highway, La Mirada
The bar has 3 projection screens and 30 TVs, with most tuned to Raiders games when the team plays.
Upper Deck Sports Lounge at Splash Kingdom
1101 California St., Redlands
5 projection screens and multiple TVs throughout the venue. The kids can play in the trampoline park while parents watch the games.
Avenue Restaurant and Music Lounge
1750 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim
This is where you’ll find the Orange County chapter of the Southern California Dallas Cowboys Fan Club.
Chiki Chiki Wings and Sports
16312 Arrow Blvd., Fontana
Good place to watch with a big group since you can order the 50-piece chicken wing plate.
11122 W. Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood
Happy hour all day, which means you pay a little extra to “Texas Size” your drink or get a second one.
8528 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera
This is where the Los Angeles chapter of the Southern California Dallas Cowboys Fan Club meets.
Q’s Billiard Club and Restaurant
11835 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Head upstairs to hang out with other Cowboys fans during the games.
Topo’s Mexican Restaurant
12598 Central Ave., Chino
The Inland Empire chapter of the Southern California Dallas Cowboys Fan Club meets up here for games.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to throw during the first half of an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Giants
O’Brien’s Irish Pub
2226 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
This is the home of the Los Angeles New York Giants Fan Club, so get there early because it gets packed.
West 4th and Jane
1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica
Free draft beer with any burger during Monday Night Football plus happy hour between 4-7 p.m.
Celebrities Sports Grill
127 W. 40th St., San Bernardino
Big burgers, big steaks and big screen TVs.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) during a NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 in Los Angeles. Philadelphia Eagles won 43-35. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
318 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
More than a dozen TVs on both levels are tuned to the Eagles game and the bar serves Philly favorites like cheesesteaks on Amoroso rolls.
The Greyhound Bar
5570 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Beer buckets and pitcher specials during the football season.
11168 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Bartenders tend to put on their own specials during games, so make sure to ask since they vary.
Summers Sports Bar
3770 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach
Drink specials during games plus an outdoor patio with a ocean view.
Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill
801 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949-220-9414
210 5th St., Huntington Beach, 657-301-2200
Nosh on Chicago-style deep dish pizza and watch the big games on either 30 big-screen HDTV’s or the 4K projector screen in Newport or one of the 25 HDTVs at Cruisers Huntington Beach location. Both bars offer their Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas until 2 p.m. One of the owners is a diehard Bears fan, the other, a Green Bay Packers fan. Though both bars are certainly Chicago-leaning, they welcome all walks of football.
Rosati’s Pizza Pub
30680 Rancho California Road, Suite 2, Temecula
Enjoy a slew of specials while watching the Bears charge into victory on one of several flat screen TVs located throughout the venue. Food and drink specials will change depending on the game and day.
9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City
An upscale restaurant, bar and lounge that brings a little of Chi Town’s famous Rush Street to Southern California. Catch a Bears game in one of the lounges or out on the patio deck on one of the 15 widescreen TVs.
Despite having one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL, it seems like Southern California has no love for the Detroit Lions. A few bars have even switched over from being Lions bars to becoming the new home for Seahawks or, gulp, Bears fans. If you’re a Detroit Lions bar and not ashamed to admit it, give us a shout.
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Green Bay Packers
3014 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach
Beaming with green and yellow pride, The Eldo celebrates the Green Bay Packers with Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. They have bottomless mimosas from 8-11 a.m. every Sunday/. During Thursday games, patrons can enjoy Kill the Keg Thursday’s with cheap pints until the keg runs dry.
Events Sports Grill
10560 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
Congregate with other Green Bay Packers fans and watch the games one one of the large screens above the bar or the smaller screens placed around the venue. There are a variety of specials offered which change depending on the day and game.
Marlin Bar & Grill
5874 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach
A group of Green Bay Packers fans get together to watch each game on the 7 HD projection screens and 16 other flat-screen TVs. There will be different food and drink deals offered on game days throughout the season. There’s a Sunday brunch and 16-ounce bloody marys, mimosas or screwdrivers offered all day.
Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill
4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks
They share the spot with Miami Dolphins fans, but this proud Minnesota Vikings bar has two projector screens and 10 other strategically placed flat screen TVs and a variety of drink specials happening depending on the game and day.
5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Sunday games there are food specials that include breakfast tacos and burritos, burgers, wings and more. There are drink specials, too.
9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City
Watch the Falcons games on six big screen televisions with the volume on. Sunday mornings there is a brunch menu, plus bottomless waffles and mimosa specials.
630 W. 6th St., #116-B/C, Los Angeles,
Watch Panthers games on a large HD projection screen, as well as big screen televisions around the bar, all with the volume on. There are rotating game day food and drink specials, including the “blue cup,” a 32-ounce Pacific draft served in the blue North Carolina-famous “He’s Not Here” cups.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) walks off the field after a 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
New Orleans Saints
6541 Hollywood Blvd. #102, Los Angeles
Saints fans will find a Cajun-Creole menu and Bourbon Street-style drinks, with drink specials on game days.
Preux & Proper
840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles
Upstairs is fine dining, but downstairs, the bar is a place to relax with an open-air frozen daiquiri bar and soul food, plus drink specials on game days.
Scarlet Lady Saloon
5411 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City
This friendly dive bar is dedicated to the Saints and gets packed on game days, so you may want to get there early. It has big screen televisions and serves inexpensive but stiffly-poured drinks. There isn’t any food here, but the bar doesn’t mind if you bring in your own and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sorry, there are no bars dedicated to Bucs fans and with the way they’ve been playing, we understand why you’re in hiding.
Cardinals fans apparently hide in their homes on game day. We couldn’t find Southern California bar for the team that’s just across the border in Phoenix.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) walks off the field as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 during a Wild Card NFL football playoff game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 06, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Los Angeles Rams
901 Bar and Grill
2902 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Across from the Coliseum, this is the home of the So Cal Rams Booster Club, which celebrated its 3rd Annual Rams Kickoff Breakfast on Aug. 11 with appearances by Rams greats Eric Dickerson and Rosie Grier. Check website calendar and socalramsboosterclub.com for more special events.
Big Wangs/Wangs Tavern
5300 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 818-985-2449
801 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 213-629-2449
With 100-plus HDTVs, Big Wangs in North Hollywood will be open early for weekend games, and will host football appropriate happy hours. The Los Angeles location, now known as Wangs Tavern, welcomes Rams at this bar close to the Coliseum. .
Lake Alice Trading Co.
3616 University Ave., Riverside
Bar opens at 9 a.m. for Sunday football, food specials on Monday and Thursday game nights.
Legends Sports Bar
5236 E. Second St., Long Beach
Legends was founded in 1979 by former Rams offensive lineman Dennis Harrah and his business partner John Morris.
Flights Craft Beer & Sports Grill
5119 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne
A place for Rams fans as well as Dodgers, Kings and Ducks. Brunch specials during weekend games.
44 W. Green St., Pasadena
12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
3843 Main St., Culver City
1000 Gayley Ave., Westwood
The Studio City typically hangs out a “Welcome Home Rams Fans” sign. Pizza, wings and Italian comfort food with happy hour specials.
104 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton
Rams and Chargers fans hang out here, where they have drink and appetizer specials.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Saloon Company
11501 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
This is the kind of place where most people show up in team shirts and jerseys and some of them paint their faces like they’re actually at the game.
Old Crow Smokehouse
21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Old Crow is a more casual gathering spot for 49er fans. It is located in the Pacific City shopping center just across PCH from the beach.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, and backup quarterback Austin Davis, left, sit on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Backstage Culver City
10400 Culver Blvd., Culver City
Said to be the biggest gathering spot for Seahawks fans outside of Seattle, Seahawks players sometimes do autograph signings and family members in the area come here to watch their guys play. There are Seahawks’ shots at halftime, too.
Costa Mesa 55 Tavern+Bowl
1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa
Most game days feature drink and food specials, and hey, if the game is a bore you can always bowl, too!
8 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
Check out the Seattle Seahawks games on one of the many screens located throughout the bar with drink and food specials. There’s also a champagne bucket deal with fresh squeezed juice on Sundays.