With the 2014 World Cup imminently about to begin, this seemed like a good time to make some recommendations for soccer viewing throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Although it’s impossible to create an exhaustive list of soccer hot spots, this list is a pretty good starting point. Each location includes a link to their Yelp page for further inspection and qualification. We tried to make an effort to diversify the locations so that no matter where you lived in L.A., you might be able to find a good home base.
Please let us know in the comments below if we missed your favorite spot so we can add it to the mix. And enjoy the football!
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English pub. Opens at 6am on the weekends. Great place for fish ‘n chips and a pint of guinness. Even has free wifi. Definitely among the best spots in the city to catch a soccer match.
2947 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cafe Brasil: Locations in Venice and Culver City
Fan of Brazilian football? Want to watch the national team play and enjoy delicious food? This is the place for you.
10831 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
11736 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
During the 2010 World Cup they literally showed every single match. Lots of TVs, decent food, and normally they’ll lean toward rugby or EU soccer if that’s what you’re into.
7038 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
German pub. Has an amazing sausage platter, good beer selection, and fantastic brunch as well. Maybe not the best T.V. situation, but an authentic soccer experience for sure.
2366 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone number (323) 662-5337
Lucky Baldwin’s: Locations in Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre
One of the most renonwed bar chains in the city for watching soccer. Fine selection of beers (lots of Belgium), pub food, loads of TVs, and they’ll pretty much always have soccer playing.
17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Old Town Pasadena
1770 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
21 Kersting Ct
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Argentinian market with delicious sandwiches and empanadas that also happens to have multiple flat screen TVs with loads of soccer. That open daily at 7am, but will be closed by the early evening, so this won’t be the place where you catch a night game, but still a fun spot.
2715 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
English pub out in Studio City with large projection T.V., lots of authentic pub food and great fans who will make your soccer viewing experience come to life.
Also, props for these guys for properly knowing how to pour a pint of Guinness. Cheers!
11100 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
As one Yelper said… “Joxer Daly’s is a Celtic FC fan’s dream bar”
If you’re down with the Celtic green then this is the place for you. but during world cup it’s a great general soccer bar to cheer on your favorite side (they will show every single World Cup game).
11168 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
These guys recently moved in case you hadn’t noticed. Bar contains 3 massive Projection screens and they’re also the home of the American Outlaws chapter for Los Angeles. In case you didn’t know, The American Outlaws are a group created to unite & strengthen U.S. Soccer fans from all parts of this country. Kind of rowdy, but a quality bunch.
6327 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Home of the American Outlaws chapter in Long Beach. Having once lived on Pine Ave. for several years and frequenting Shannon’s, I can personally testify to perfectly grimy and spirited atmosphere. Also make a surprisingly good breakfast burrito.
209 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone number (562) 436-4363
Solid option if you’re looking for a soccer crowd in DTLA to watch the game with and enjoy a pint.
613 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
As the name would imply, you’ll find South African fare at this Van Nuys restaurant and bar. They love their UEFA champions league soccer here, and of course their rugby too. Will be showing all 2014 World Cup games as well.
16153 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Get a proper English breakfast, watch some soccer on multiple big screens, and enjoy the action with a raucous crowd. Right near Ocean Ave.
116 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Recommended by We Like L.A. reader Rita (props), this joint serves authentic Oaxacan mole, has non-stop Mexican-South American soccer on the telly (multiple screens), and even offers a Mariachi Band from time to time (though maybe not during World Cup). If you’re a Mexican national team fan, great place to enjoy the action.
3014 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Did we miss the place where you like to watch soccer in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments below so we can update the article and make it more useful for everyone!