8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory
The World Cup is underway! While we're not causing earthquakes here in Los Angeles, we know a ton of you are following to see who will claim the title.
Looking for a spot to watch it with your fellow fans? From bars to bowling alleys, we've got your guide to where to catch the games around the city. And here is the full schedule if you need it.
THE FOX AND HOUNDS
This is the bar for die-hard fans. The Fox and Hounds promises to show every World Cup match. They will open 15 minutes before the start time of the earliest matches. They boast 10 TVs throughout the bar and two projector screens. You'll have to plan ahead for the more popular matches, though, since the bar requires tickets for the England vs. Panama game on June 24 and the England vs. Belgium game on June 28.
The Fox and Hounds is located at 11100 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604.
World Cup Group Stage tickets are now available And are ONLY required for these matches:— The Fox and Hounds Studio City (@FoxandHounds818) June 8, 2018
France v Australia 6/16
Tunisia v England 6/18
England v Panama 6/24
England v Belgium 6/28
Tickets are $5 each with a limit of 5 per person. No other Group Stage matches require tickets. pic.twitter.com/YzpWDOBies
Joxer Daly's is the place to go for a traditional pub vibe. They've got lots of TVs, a dart board, a pool table, and a full bar. They'll be opening at 5 a.m. just for the World Cup and will serve a full Irish breakfast. They recommend that fans call to check that they're open for their games at (310) 838-3745.
Joxer Daly's is located at 11168 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230.
YE OLDE KING'S HEAD
They call themselves an "Ambassador for all things British," and claim to be one of the most recognizable British pubs in the world. Crowds might be a bit bigger on days when England is playing, but Ye Olde King's Head will broadcast all of the World Cup games. For fans looking for a bit more from their viewing experience, the pub is also walking distance from the beach and Santa Monica Pier.
Ye Olde King's Head is located at 116 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401.
This Koreatown bar will open as early as 5 a.m. on game days. Guelaguetza offers breakfast and big screens for early-bird soccer fans. It's earned approval from L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold and offers authentic Oaxacan food. Call the bar at (213) 427-0608 or visit their website to find out what games they're screening.
Guelaguetza is located at 3014 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006
Big Wangs claims to have more HDTVs than anyone else in the city. They will screen every soccer game and open their doors at 5 a.m. for the earliest games. They're even offering a World Cup breakfast burrito for early-risers.
Big Wangs has two locations at 5300 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 and at 801 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Shark's Cove will open at 5 a.m. for select games, but otherwise they'll keep their regular hours, which means opening at 11 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. weekends. They boast 50 flat screens inside and outside on their patio and a breakfast menu added for the soccer season. The bar recommends to call ahead to check which early morning games they'll be screening at (310) 545-2683.
Shark's Cove is located at 309 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES
LA Plaza offers plenty of activities during some of the most popular games of the season! McDonalds will host viewing parties at the plaza for the Mexico vs. Korea game and the Germany vs. Sweden game both on Saturday, and for the final match on July 15th. Entry is free, but requires registration. They promise interactive activities, live entertainment, and a free McDonald's breakfast.
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is located at 501 N Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
HIGHLAND PARK BOWL
L.A.'s oldest bowling alley might not be the first place soccer fans would think to go to watch the World Cup match, but it boasts a unique experience. It will show every game from the quarterfinals until the finals on the alley's 15-foot projector, so viewers can watch while they bowl.
Highland Park Bowl is located at 5621 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042.
WANT TO HANG WITH ME? You can find me at the S. Korea vs Mexico watch party at Wilshire Park Place in Koreatown. Kick off starts at 8AM.
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