The Dodgers rollicked their way through the Braves in the National League Division Series, then made a crotch-chopping mockery of the Brewers’ Jeremy Jeffress to seal Game 7. The challenge that lies ahead, though, is daunting. The Red Sox were the dominant team of the regular season and home of two of baseball’s best bats in Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. They come from knocking off the defending World Series Champions, the Houston Astros in dominant fashion.
It’s going to be an absolute barn-burner, so make sure to grab chicken wings and sandwiches tight, sip the brew slow, and drink for every crotch chop and bat-flip. Dodgers-Red Sox is going down, and here are the places to catch it.
The Nickel Mine
This Westside sports bar is ideal for the sports purist who needs the best possible World Series viewing experience. The food and drinks are pretty standard, though.
11363 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Firestone Walker makes some of the best craft beers in the business, and this massive brewpub takes care of everything from the quality brews to approachable food in a huge space that’s rare for the Westside.
3205 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey
There’s no doubt Valley masses will gather at Sherman Oaks’ The Woodman to catch the World Series over game-friendly gastropub fare.
13615 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
This Valley “bistro” feels a bit more like a pub, although the food is plenty up to the task. From hulking $22 “OMG” burgers to all the ribs you’ll ever need, it’s a great place to catch a ballgame and decent eats in the Valley.
13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The Doughroom has better ingredients, better pizza and is definitely not Papa John’s. The Culver City locals pizzeria is quickly becoming a neighborhood mainstay for catching ballgames, and the World Series should be no different.
3409 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
This boisterous sports bar in Palms is one of the most exciting places to catch a sports game, and the Dodgers playoff run is proof of that. With affordable drinks, a large craft beer menu, and easy-going pub fare, it’s also transit-adjacent, making for an easier trip in and out.
3387 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
The Standing Room Restaurant
Hermosa Beach’s location of The Standing Room will be airing the big game with a special meal deal of a chili cheese dog plus one draft beer for only ten bucks.
1320 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
With 17 TVs and happy hour specials from 3 to 7 p.m., it’s no wonder Rush Street has become Culver City’s go-to for Dodger fans.
9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City
Always one of the most popular places to catch a ballgame in town, Barney’s should be packed with baseball-obsessed fans looking to see their team win for the first time in nearly three decades.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Bludso’s Bar & Que
Fewer things are more American than baseball and barbecue. Pair the two together at this casual barbecue spot with a full bar and craft beer, plus some of the best smoked meats in town. And there are TVs in virtually every angle, making it the perfect place to soak in the World Series.
609 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tony’s Darts Away
One of LA’s best craft beer bars, this neighborhood bar in Burbank has plenty of TVs to enjoy the game, plus both vegan and non-vegan fare that appeals to a wider crowd.
1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank
Perennially one of the best sports bars in LA, the Korean-German menu also makes for one of the best baseball-viewing experiences in the city. Heck, even sports guy Bill Simmons hung out here a few weeks ago.
206 N Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Beer Belly might still be limited to a single TV against a side wall, but it’s one of the most laid back places to catch a ballgame — and you can bet that the brews and those great Beer Belly wings are going to knock it out of the park.
532 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
33 Taps Silver Lake
With game day pitcher specials and burger and beer combos for $14, Silver Lake’s beloved 33 Taps is making itself quite a haven for Dodger fanatics.
3725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Downtown’s Mikkeller drops down the 160” screens that are usually hidden away in the ceiling for World Series games. Catch the bar’s $15 burger and Mikkeller San Diego beer deal throughout the duration of every game.
330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rock & Reilly’s DTLA
The Downtown location of raucous Irish Bar Rock & Reilly’s boasts 7,500 square feet for debauchery and a whopping 33 televisions, making it quite the place for the after-work crowd to catch the games.
615 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Brack Shop Tavern
Come dressed in your best Dodger gear on game day to score a free appetizer for the table at craft cocktail haven Brack Shop Tavern. Talk about a home run.
525 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
On World Series game days, expect a slew of merriment-enhancing specials at Little Tokyo’s Baldoria, including $1 shots of whiskey for every Dodger home run and, in homage to the Dodger’s signature color, blue cheese smashed fingerling potatoes to soak it all up. Should the home team win the whole series, everyone at the bar will toast with a free glass of champagne.
243 S San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Few places are as guaranteed to be packed with one’s Dodger kin as the Oinkster. Add to that the vastly improved version of In-N-Out’s Animal Fries (yeah, I said it) and that wonderfully artery-clogging pastrami, and you’ve got a proper World Series hangout.
2005 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
Beloved Highland Park bar The Greyhound is known for being a hub for die-hard sports fans. And with large-format specials running from the $22 Kershaw with one pound of wings and a bucket of beer to the $99 Mannywood with two pounds of wins and a bottle of champagne, it’s no doubt Dodger fans will come out in droves.
5570 N Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Source: EaterLA (updated for 2018)