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Where To Watch Women’s Soccer In LA

Where to catch every game this summer

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Long-time soccer fans have likely, at one point or another, had the experience of sitting on their couch, watching a big game at some unreasonable hour, and having to either yell into a pillow or bite their own hand so as to not wake up housemates or the rest of the family.

With the women’s soccer world championship set to kick off on July 20 in New Zealand and Australia, American fans once again find time zones working against their sleep schedule; while the first two U.S. matches will kick off at 6 p.m., the group stage finale begins at midnight on August 1 – and the final is set for the 20th at 3:00 a.m.

Still, showing up is part of being a fan, and it’s worth making plans to cheer on the women’s team (and yes, show some support for women’s sports as a whole.) Even with the clock working against the U.S. soccer supporters, there will be several places in Los Angeles to grab some food, a pour of Johnnie Walker, and a seat in front of a television to root on the States – or any other country – without having the neighbors complaining about the overnight noise. Here are a few of our favorites.

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The Garage on Motor Ave

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The Palms emporium is three sports bars in one: The “garage” space features more than 30 televisions, the outdoor patio can be a more relaxed setting than the rowdy indoors, and the Motor Club has a touch more upscale feeling – at least until karaoke kicks in on Fridays and Saturdays. A big benefit to watching tournament games here: the time difference means that The Garage’s late-night pizza specials will be in effect for weekend matches.

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Underdogs

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As the local home base of one of the country’s biggest supporters’ groups, Underdogs is one of the best bets to not only be broadcasting the States’ matches, but also air game commentary. In addition, the Glendale underground (hence the pun) bar stays open until 2 a.m. every night, which is a big plus during a tournament that will feature multiple midnight kickoffs.

The Fox and Hounds

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If there’s soccer in the world, you can see it at Fox and Hounds. This will certainly be the case during the tournament, with the bar planning watch parties for both U.S. and England matches – even when those games take place in the wee morning hours (with the amount of international footy shown here, opening the pub at 4 a.m. is a regular occurrence anyway). Expect fans here to wake the Studio City neighbors if either the Yanks or the Lionesses – or both! – make the final.

The Nickel Mine

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If a college sports bar graduated, it may look like this West Los Angeles standby – a mountain of televisions, but also a dark, wooden interior and a staff that knows how to whip up a mean cocktail. Early matches will be busy here, but the bar’s 2 a.m. closing time (somewhat rare for the westside) may make it an option for those midnight kickoffs, as well. Pair a Johnnie Walker Old Fashioned with a slice of the bar’s New York-style pizza for the full experience. 

Barney's Beanery

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When Barney’s opened more than 100 years ago, international soccer barely existed, and television didn’t at all. But the West Hollywood legend has long had a if-it-airs-we’ll-show-it policy, and with plenty of TVs, there’ll definitely be screens dedicated to the tournament. It’s also the perfect spot for a group indecisive about what it wants to eat, thanks to a menu of everything from pizzas to burritos to the restaurant’s original emphasis, chili.

Busby's West

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The eastern outlet of this sports bar may be gone, but the Santa Monica’s branch is still kicking, now with a television-lined beer garden to complement the large interior. Simple pub food done well is the theme here, with a wide variety of options – tacos, pizza, burgers – that peaks with an eight-ounce filet mignon. The best feature: halftime arcade basketball shootouts and ping-pong duels in Busby’s “play” area.

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Rocco's Tavern

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With multiple locations spread across the city and out to Pasadena, Rocco’s is often the neighborhood’s favorite sports bar. It’s late hours and plethora of screens means cup matches will be available here, alongside the menu mix of bar and Italian favorites. The spacious patio at the Studio City location is also ideal for kicking back with a Black Label cocktail, especially on summer evenings after the Valley heat has subsided.

Hi Tops Bar

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Bistro fare (including vegetarian options) and a thumping soundtrack are to be expected at this San Francisco import and gay sports bar in West Hollywood. The handheld menu items are the way to go, with a selection of sandwiches and burgers ranging from the plausibly healthy (grilled chicken) to the indulgent (bacon beef). And its front patio lends itself nicely to everyone’s favorite halftime activity: people-watching on Santa Monica Boulevard. Of note: Hi Tops has, in the past, paired with Johnnie Walker-sponsored Angel City FC for watch parties.

33 Taps Silver Lake

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Silver Lake may not have the reputation for having many sports fans, but those who are here are well acquainted with this Sunset Boulevard destination. The reverse happy hour here (every day from 9:30 p.m. until close) will come in handy for those late nights, and vegan options like the banh mi fries make it a place where everyone can find menu items to their liking. (A second 33 Taps location opened in Culver City in June, as well, for those on the other side of town.)

LAces Bar

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This Koreatown sports bar was a popular spot for the men’s tournament last December, and it will likely draw crowds for the women’s game as well. Beloved food truck (and dearly departed brick-and-mortar restaurant) The Bun Shop runs the kitchen here, with its titular finger food being the menu’s highlight – though save room for the deep-fried Oreos. Also, stand next to the shoe-and-laces chandelier for a cute photo-op.

Founders Ale House

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A favorite for American football on fall weekends, this Pico-Robertson pub features a menu of scratch-made entrees and a reverse happy hour featuring both food and drink. And yes, while the name does indicate a preference for beer, there’s a strong spirit collection, too; anything off the burger menu will pair nicely with a Johnnie Walker Black pour. Large communal tables in the middle of the room contribute to a sociable atmosphere – and a lot of screaming and jumping when the U.S. scores.

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The Garage on Motor Ave

The Palms emporium is three sports bars in one: The “garage” space features more than 30 televisions, the outdoor patio can be a more relaxed setting than the rowdy indoors, and the Motor Club has a touch more upscale feeling – at least until karaoke kicks in on Fridays and Saturdays. A big benefit to watching tournament games here: the time difference means that The Garage’s late-night pizza specials will be in effect for weekend matches.

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Underdogs

As the local home base of one of the country’s biggest supporters’ groups, Underdogs is one of the best bets to not only be broadcasting the States’ matches, but also air game commentary. In addition, the Glendale underground (hence the pun) bar stays open until 2 a.m. every night, which is a big plus during a tournament that will feature multiple midnight kickoffs.

The Fox and Hounds

If there’s soccer in the world, you can see it at Fox and Hounds. This will certainly be the case during the tournament, with the bar planning watch parties for both U.S. and England matches – even when those games take place in the wee morning hours (with the amount of international footy shown here, opening the pub at 4 a.m. is a regular occurrence anyway). Expect fans here to wake the Studio City neighbors if either the Yanks or the Lionesses – or both! – make the final.

The Nickel Mine

If a college sports bar graduated, it may look like this West Los Angeles standby – a mountain of televisions, but also a dark, wooden interior and a staff that knows how to whip up a mean cocktail. Early matches will be busy here, but the bar’s 2 a.m. closing time (somewhat rare for the westside) may make it an option for those midnight kickoffs, as well. Pair a Johnnie Walker Old Fashioned with a slice of the bar’s New York-style pizza for the full experience. 

Barney's Beanery

When Barney’s opened more than 100 years ago, international soccer barely existed, and television didn’t at all. But the West Hollywood legend has long had a if-it-airs-we’ll-show-it policy, and with plenty of TVs, there’ll definitely be screens dedicated to the tournament. It’s also the perfect spot for a group indecisive about what it wants to eat, thanks to a menu of everything from pizzas to burritos to the restaurant’s original emphasis, chili.

Busby's West

The eastern outlet of this sports bar may be gone, but the Santa Monica’s branch is still kicking, now with a television-lined beer garden to complement the large interior. Simple pub food done well is the theme here, with a wide variety of options – tacos, pizza, burgers – that peaks with an eight-ounce filet mignon. The best feature: halftime arcade basketball shootouts and ping-pong duels in Busby’s “play” area.

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Rocco's Tavern

With multiple locations spread across the city and out to Pasadena, Rocco’s is often the neighborhood’s favorite sports bar. It’s late hours and plethora of screens means cup matches will be available here, alongside the menu mix of bar and Italian favorites. The spacious patio at the Studio City location is also ideal for kicking back with a Black Label cocktail, especially on summer evenings after the Valley heat has subsided.

Hi Tops Bar

Bistro fare (including vegetarian options) and a thumping soundtrack are to be expected at this San Francisco import and gay sports bar in West Hollywood. The handheld menu items are the way to go, with a selection of sandwiches and burgers ranging from the plausibly healthy (grilled chicken) to the indulgent (bacon beef). And its front patio lends itself nicely to everyone’s favorite halftime activity: people-watching on Santa Monica Boulevard. Of note: Hi Tops has, in the past, paired with Johnnie Walker-sponsored Angel City FC for watch parties.

33 Taps Silver Lake

Silver Lake may not have the reputation for having many sports fans, but those who are here are well acquainted with this Sunset Boulevard destination. The reverse happy hour here (every day from 9:30 p.m. until close) will come in handy for those late nights, and vegan options like the banh mi fries make it a place where everyone can find menu items to their liking. (A second 33 Taps location opened in Culver City in June, as well, for those on the other side of town.)

LAces Bar

This Koreatown sports bar was a popular spot for the men’s tournament last December, and it will likely draw crowds for the women’s game as well. Beloved food truck (and dearly departed brick-and-mortar restaurant) The Bun Shop runs the kitchen here, with its titular finger food being the menu’s highlight – though save room for the deep-fried Oreos. Also, stand next to the shoe-and-laces chandelier for a cute photo-op.

Founders Ale House

A favorite for American football on fall weekends, this Pico-Robertson pub features a menu of scratch-made entrees and a reverse happy hour featuring both food and drink. And yes, while the name does indicate a preference for beer, there’s a strong spirit collection, too; anything off the burger menu will pair nicely with a Johnnie Walker Black pour. Large communal tables in the middle of the room contribute to a sociable atmosphere – and a lot of screaming and jumping when the U.S. scores.

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