This weekend it’s all about the big game. While the Philadelphia Eagles go up against the New England Patriots, thousands of Angelenos will be digging into 50-cent wings, bottomless beers and $2 shots. So where will you be? Check out our top picks on where to watch, eat, drink and play on Super Bowl Sunday.
Folks looking to get the party started earlier in the week can hit up one of the many new happy hours happening around town. We identified a handful of worthy and delicious menus from Glendale to Santa Monica.
Not so big into football? I’ve also go tidbits on other events happening this week including CoffeeCon, Boomtown Brewery’s three-year anniversary party, Smorgasburg Dumpling Day and Taste of SteelCraft
As always, enjoy all the tasty news bites below!
Where to Enjoy The Super Bowl in L.A.
DTLA’s Brack Shop Tavern will open its doors at 1 p.m. and offer 50 cent wings and $15 pitchers (60oz) of Budweiser and Goose Island IPA. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and deals will last until the end of the game.
Baldoria located in Little Tokyo will be showing the game and offering happy hour throughout the entire game. Happy hour includes $8 pizzas and 20% off all beer, liquor, and wine. $2 shots will also be offered during every touchdown.
Mohawk Bend located in the heart of Echo Park, will host a Vegan Tailgate Party from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with special game day offerings like the ‘Vegan Tailgate Platter’ from 2 p.m. until halftime, featuring vegan versions of sausage, pulled pork sliders, beef jerky and fried chicken paired with Anchor Lager for $23. In addition, Bowl of Wings will start at 3 p.m. serving real chicken wings with three different sauce choices for $12.
Ayara Lūk will host their popular Game Day Viewing party that will have football fanatics stuffed with bottomless Singha beer and AYCE Thai eats like Pad Thai, Chicken Satay and Spicy Tahi “Lobstah Roll.” There will be a 100 inch screen playing the game and tickets cost $60 in advance, $75 at the door and kids under 5 are free.
Chicas Tacos will team up with Boomtown Brewery in DTLA for a Big Game Fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. Guests can purchase eats by Chef Eduardo Ruiz while they watch the game on two 16-foot projection screen at Boomtown Brewery who will serve cool brews and wines all day.
Laurel Tavern in Hermosa Beach will play the Super Bowl on an extra-large projector and offer food and drink specials like $20 Corona buckets, $4 draft lager, $1 Smoked Louisiana Wings, and 2 for $4 sliders.
Recently re-opened Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey will host a Super Bowl House Party with food specials like Buffalo cauliflower $9, Buffalo Chicken pizza $15, Vegan Chili fries $9, Soft Pretzel with Beer Cheese $6 and $5 canned beer all day.
The Standing Room is hosting a Football Tailgate Party with a $45 all-you-can-drink and $6 off-menu food specials. The AYCE drink deal includes domestic, draft, wells, and house red or white wine. Food specials include Chicken Wings (Korean or Hot), Pork Rib Wings with Knob Creek BBQ Sauce, and Chili Cheese Hot Dogs, all of which are not on their daily menu. The deal starts at 1 p.m. and ends when the game is done.
Free Halo Top When it Rains
Starting February 1, Halo Top Creamery located in Canoga Park will launch a new soft serve giveaway that offers complimentary sundaes to the first 10 visitors who come in and say “It’s Sprinkling” on rainy days. This promotion last through Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the last day of winter.
New Happy Hours
Glendale’s newest eatery, Rinjani, is launching happy hour Mondays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. offering $2 off all beer, wine, sake and appitizers.
Menu of Indonesian appetizers include: Gado-Gado, Satay, Roti Prata fried flatbread with Indonesian chicken and much more.
Filifera, the rooftop bar and lounge atop the Hollywood Proper Residences, recently launched “Golden Hour,” which takes place Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. offering six craft cocktails and select wines for $9, $5 craft beers and elevated bites that run $5 to $10.
Madre, Torrance’s newly opened authentic Oaxacan restaurant just launched a new happy hour menu that includes $8 cocktails such as the Smokey Mule, Frosé and eats like Tostada de Mole ($6), Shrimp Ceviche ($7), and Garnachas ($8).
Ruby’s Cafe in Santa Monica launched a new happy hour that runs every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drink specials include $5 beers, $6 glasses of wine and $7 spritz. Food specials listed on the menu include Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta, Creamy Chicken Pasta, Chicken Avocado Salad, two burger options all paired with a beer or glass of wine for $12.
MiniBar’s Winter Happy Hour will serve two mini versions of a dirty martini for $5 each from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night through the end of February. Offerings include the “Fat Cow” with Black Cow Vodka, mushroom-soaked vermouth and a pickled mushroom and the “Dirty Bird” with London Dry Gin stirred with olive juice, pickle juice, vermouth and mini pickles.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday January 30th, 2018
Join Los Angeles magazine at their headquarters for the 5th annual Best New Restaurants Celebration, where they’ll shine a spotlight on some of their favorite local restaurants, chefs, and culinary masters.
Wednesday January 31st, 2018
The Slurring Bee makes its way to The Virgil this Wednesday for a bar spelling bee with a money prize, bee-themed prizes and guaranteed slurring if you choose to participate.
Thursday February 1st, 2018
Los Angeles-based pop up noodle cart, Woon will team up with Highland Park’s neighborhood cocktail bar, ETA, for a one-night event featuring noodles, pork belly baos, drink specials and music by Dublab’s Jasmin Blasco. Happening from 6 p.m. until the food sells out.
Chinatown After Dark going down at Far East Plaza happens every first Thursday of the month and is a testing ground for chefs in our city as well as a place to enjoy local music.
Head to Angel City Brewery for LOL’s and cold beer when Last Laugh Comedy celebrates their one year anniversary this Thursday.
Friday February 2nd, 2018
Greenbar Distillery will open up their facility for a tour of their organic distillery. The tour is one hour long and guests will have a chance to learn about the process of spirit making and taste some of the Greenbar portfolio.
Saturday February 3rd, 2018
CoffeeCon happening at The Reef in DTLA February 3-4 features a tasting floor, top coffee experts, tasting seminars and even hands-on brewing labs. Some of the classes from CoffeeCon 2017 included Intro to Grinding, Advanced Espresso, Latte Art, Turkish Coffee and more. General admission for one day cost $20, a general admission with tasting seminar cost $45 while weekend general admission cost $25 and if you tack on one tasting seminar your ticket price will be $50. Check for discounted tickets up to 50% off on Goldstar before making your purchase.
Boomtown Brewery will celebrate their three-year anniversary with a free 14-hour party. Stop by beginning at noon and enjoy a brand-new Anniversary Beer, a White Imperial brewed with rose petals and raspberries, plus T-shirt screen printing, a photo booth and food vendors serving food all day.
Smorgasburg Dumpling Day at Santa Anita Park will introduce the most interesting new dumplings in So Cal, from the likes of Workaholic, Brothecary, and more. Tickets cost $30 a person.
BLVD Kitchen in Sherman Oaks will host a little pre-Valentine’s Day celebration where you can meet the BLVD Sweets Artisans, taste some treats and decorate some cookies. The event is free to attend and open to all ages.
SteelCraft Long Beach will celebrate their one-year anniversary this Saturday with Taste of SteelCraft a mini food festival with live music, a kids’ movie screening at sunset, raffle and more. Tickets cost $30 and will include samples from Steelhead Coffee, DeSano Pizzeria, Pig Pen Delicacy, Tajima Ramen, Waffle Love, PLUS a full size beer from Smog City Brewing or a refreshing shave ice from The Fresh Shave.