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March Madness at Busby's: Not So Mad

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I've been checking out college hoops at various bars, like The Parlor and Q's and Barney's Santa Monica, so I felt it only appropriate that I hit up another Santa Monica sports bar: Busby's. I went Saturday around 4pm to ensure I would get a great seat for the UCLA game at 6:30.

Um, Busby's was about as exciting as watching the game in my living room. Okay, the food was better than my living room, but that's about it. Chicken tenders with buffalo sauce, two thumbs up. Spinach and artichoke dip, excellent. People watching... Uh... I literally do not have anything to write about, because there was literally no one there.


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I'm not really sure what happened. UCLA was playing Texas A&M in round two of the tourney, which has provided enough drama and upsets to last for the next three years. I figured people would be coming out of the woodwork to cheer on the Bruins. Maybe they did. I can just tell you, they didn't go to Busby's. I'm not sure where they were. In the douchebag aisle at Q's? If anyone knows, please tell me so I don't ever make this mistake again.

I apologize for even posting this, but it's for the sake of completion. Malingering's March Madness Sports Bar Tour marches on.


Busby's West
3110 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90025
310 828 4567

all photos by malingering, who had nothing else to look at