Where You Can Watch Dodger Games In Los Angeles
With no end in sight for the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and literally every other cable and satellite provider in Los Angeles, millions of Dodger fans are in the dark when it comes to watching the Boys in Blue this season. For many, this normally means a trip with friends down to the local sports bar. However, since most sports bars carry DirecTV (because of football) this makes finding the right spot a real challenge.
SportsNet LA only made matters worse by having a list on their site of TWC subscribers that not only was horribly unreadable, but also listed many McDonald's, bowling alleys, and churches among their customers. Unsurprisingly it has since been taken down, but you can see the calamity here thanks to Google's cache. We did a little digging and found a few bars that do have Time Warner Cable, so you and your fellow blacked-out Dodger fans aren't left entirely in the dark. Don't worry Bill Plaschke, you won't have to drive down to your local Burger King again. (And as always, if you have your own favorite, leave it in the comments!)
BRÜ HAUS has a creative and tasty menu crafted by Charlie Hwang (M Cafe), with a good sausage selection, sweet potater tots with beetchup (trust me, the beetchup is good), and gigantic Bavarian pretzels. As the name implies, they have an extensive European beer selection that is always updated.
BRÜ HAUS is located at 11831 Wilshire Blvd. in Brentwood, (310) 473-2337
Mohawk Bend's excellent selection (Photo by Sean Davis via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
Are you a vegan Dodger fan? Then this is your spot. Mohawk Bend in Echo Park is committed to creating a menu full of locally-sourced, organic dishes that caters to everyone ranging from vegans to meat lovers. Just because you're going to a bar to watch sports doesn't mean you have to eat sports bar fare. California-style pizzas are their specialty, with a craft beer from their extensive selection to pair with it.
Mohawk Bend is located at 2141 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, (213) 483-2337
BARNEY'S BEANERY - WEST HOLLYWOOD
There are six Barney's Beaneries in the L.A. region, but only the original West Hollywood location has Time Warner Cable. With 60' HDTVs all over the place, you can enjoy the Dodgers alongside almost any other sporting event of your choice with their fully extensive menu of over 700 dishes and 200 beers.
Barney's Beanery is located at 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, (323) 654-2287
Uncle Tommy always has a home at The Short Stop (Photo by Salina Canizales via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
THE SHORT STOPOf course! Where else? The Dodger bar in town, just down the hill from Dodger Stadium in Echo Park. With $2 beers before every home game, you can walk into Chavez Ravine fully loaded before first pitch. At night, it turns into a hipster dance club for the gentrifiers of the neighborhood.
The Short Stop is located at 1455 W Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, (213) 482-4942
MOK MARU JONG SUL JIP
Like any sports bar worth its salt, there's plenty of draft beer (with great deals on pitchers) and TV screens. But Mok Maru Jong also serves up the full K-town experience: there's Korean bar food (Piper's is next door), Hite, soju or best of all Hite and soju deals. —Emma Gallegos
Mok Maru Jon Sul Jip is located at 222 N. Western in Koreatown, (323) 465-6803
RUSTY'S BAR & GRILL
Dodger fans in the Valley can drop by this Simi Valley spot and enjoy the game with their choice of local beers and wines, burgers made from beef ground daily, and exotic sausages (alligator?!). If you dragged along friends that aren't too keen on baseball, there's always the pinball machines for them.
Rusty's Bar & Grill is located at 1368 Madera Road in Simi Valley, (805) 955-0081
Hey sometimes you don't need something fancy and all you want is a cheap beer, some wings, and every game on TV at the moment broadcast right in front of you.
Busby's has two locations in the LA area, Miracle Mile and Santa Monica
PARAGON BAR AND GRILL
This is a late addition to the list, but we just wanted to let the Valley know we have not forsaken you. Not only do we have a Valley entry, but it's a gastropub. Fancy! So you can get slightly upscale bar food (sweet potato fries! flatbread!) and cocktails while you watch the game. But don't worry, they've got plenty of beer on tap, too. —Emma Gallegos
Paragon Bar and Grill is located at 8319 Louise Ave In Northridge, (818) 996-3353