It's a great time of year for sports fans! There's wall-to-wall football, the Major League playoffs are about to start, and the NBA and NHL seasons are right around the corner. So if you live in North Hollywood and need a place to watch the game, then you're in luck. Look no further than LA.com for your guide to the best sports bars in NoHo.
Kansas City BBQ Company: Most restaurants are happy to cook their ribs in an oven and call it barbeque. At Kansas City BBQ Company in North Hollywood, however, they take barbequing very seriously. All meats are treated with an original blend of spices, and then smoked to perfection using real hickory wood imported all the way from Oklahoma. In L.A.-speak, that's the equivalent of having it shipped in from Russia! Sports fans can also catch the game on several LCD screens spread throughout the bar area, with over 70 beers to choose from. Now that's the way sports (and barbeque) should be done.
10863 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; 818-754-0030
Big Wangs: Why do people go to Big Wangs in North Hollywood? The most obvious answer that comes to mind is their hot wings. After all, it certainly helps when you're drummy to flat ratio trumps place like Hooters. But the real reason people go to Big Wangs is football. Because no matter if it's the USC Trojans, or the Jacksonville Jaguars, you can bet that every game will be on. That being said, their wings are pretty good too.
5300 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 130, 91601; 818-985-2449
Pat's Cocktails Lounge: Where can you watch the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers and Trojans, all while shooting a game of pool? I'll give you a minute to mull it over. Got it? If you haven't figured it out yet, then you've probably never been to Pat's Cocktail Lounge in North Hollywood. Not only is it a great place to grab a beer with friends and watch the game, but it also doubles as a pool hall. Because what better way to win the money back you lost on the Raider game, then with a friendly game of billiards. You didn't hear that from me, though.
12121 Riverside Dr., 91607; 818-761-7340
Foxfire Room: It has the two staples of any dive bar – a dartboard and jukebox. But when the Laker game is on, the Foxfire Room becomes a sports bar. It's small (tiny is probably a better word), but beer and drinks are cheap, and the atmosphere is always inviting. The Foxfire Room also hosts a karaoke
12516 Magnolia Blvd., 91607; 818-766-1344
The Scene: Although its name may have you thinking differently, it's definitely not one of the trendy clubs where girls and guys get dressed up and wait in long lines just to be noticed. What you can expect from The Scene, however, is a neighborhood bar where drinks are always cheap and sports are always on the tube. So maybe a better name for it is The un-Scene. On second thought, maybe not.
13307 Saticoy St., 91605; 818-983-1676
Salsa & Beer: With a name like Salsa & Beer, what more could you ask for? How about some of the best authentic Mexican food in NoHo! At Salsa & Beer you get great food – like fajitas, enchiladas, and flautas – and a wide variety of ice-cold Mexican beer all under the same roof. Salsa & Beer may seem like a restaurant, but they also have a bar area with plenty of TVs for sports watching. And yes, there's also a complimentary salsa bar, with all types of red, green and orange salsas. Bet you didn't see that one coming.
11669 Sherman Way, 91607; 818-503-1220
Timmy Nolan’s Tavern: If you’re looking for a calm atmosphere to watch a football game, than Timmy Nolan’s in Burbank might be your go-to spot. It’s a sports bar, but without all the annoyingly loud drunk people that populate places like Big Wangs and Hooters. Timmy Nolan’s has more of the low-key atmosphere of a neighborhood pub, meaning you can sit back, relax, and watch the game in peace. They also serve ice cold Guinness on tap (as if that was even a question).
10111 Riverside Dr., 91602; 818-985-3359