The NBA Finals begin today and you are not going to want to miss a second of the action this year. Will the Warriors avenge blowing a 3-1 lead? Who cares you just want to drink beer and watch sports? No matter what happens, you’re going to need a place to watch all the games. Don’t get stuck standing up watching them at Barney’s Beanery or Buffalo Wild Wings, though.
Here are the top 3 lowkey bars in Los Angeles to catch the playoff action.
If you haven’t already dropped half your check at the Americana in Glendale, stop by the Tavern on Brand. The exposed brick walls give this local watering hole a warm vibe that is complimented by the ice-cold beers on tap. The Tavern has several TV’s and projectors located all over for you to fake hate Lebron James all night without missing a thing. You’re sure to be buzzed by halftime with their unbeatable bogo happy hour that lasts until 7 pm every day.
Traffic in downtown can f#%$ing suck! Don’t play yourself. Grab a couple of your coworkers and wait it out by cheering on your adopted team at Bunker Hill Bar and Grill located in the Financial District. Order a Racer 5 beer on happy hour and take it out onto the patio to watch the playoff action under the lit up Los Angeles skyline. Happy hour is Mon-Sat 3pm-7pm and all day Sunday. Parking sucks, but that’s pretty much anywhere in DTLA.
The Greyhound Bar in Highland Park is as close to an old fashioned neighborhood bar as it gets. The bar has several TV’s and twenty hand-picked craft beers on tap for you to drink to Steph Curry’s three-pointer count. This isn’t your typical dive bar in HLP. The menu is phenomenal, the bartenders are friendly and if you live in the 90042 like I do, you get 20% your whole check on Tuesdays!!