Sports Bars in Universal City


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  • Big Wangs
    The poultry patrons at Big Wangs give smashmouth sports fans their fill of multiple HD screens, affordable drinks, and gigantic, tasty wings at a lively East Coast–style bar atmosphere. Browse the menu to find an array of tangy sauces, from garlic buffalo to chipotle barbecue, to deck out the plump drumettes ($6.49–$18.75). Pair a frothy 34-ounce brew, such as Sierra Nevada ($9.50), with the tasty tater tots ($3.50) to lovingly douse the championship coach within your stomach. Diners can also dig their digits into savory handhelds such as the blackened ahi sandwich ($12.49) or Big Wangs burger ($9.99).
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    5300 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA US
  • Jillian's
    At Jillian's, a colorful, 10-lane alley, a nightclub ambiance pairs with modern d?cor and ample entertainment to host parties. A restaurant sates between-set hunger pains with a menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas. On Fridays and Saturdays, Jillian's hosts club nights, during which a sound system pumps music. Four billiard tables draw pool sharks, and guests can also enjoy an arcade of 84 electronic games between songs or bowling frames. For birthday parties, a private suite hosts up to 50 people who can play Wii games on a giant projector screen. The venue itself can accommodate anywhere from ten to 1,200 guests and also provides catering.
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    1000 Universal Studios Boulevard
    Universal City, CA US
  • Hooters
    Although it now has more than 430 locations in 28 countries, Hooters wasn’t always welcomed by the public. In fact, when it opened in October 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, the founders of the restaurant were “quickly detained for impersonating restaurateurs,” according to the company's website. But the restaurant was able to prove it was more than just a pretty face—that it was serious about serving tasty American food and frosty brews—and its popularity exploded in the decades to follow. Amid its beach-themed vibe and flat-screen TVs, Hooters still fuels appetites with original chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. Of course, nobody carries those casual eats and icy pitchers better than the Hooters girls. To complement their friendly smiles, their uniforms harken back to the ones the original waitresses wore in 1983: orange hot shorts and white tank tops with the emblematic owl on the front—though that owl has lost its Lionel Richie perm.
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    6922 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Barney's Beanery
    For a quick bite to eat, Barney's Beanery's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Barney's Beanery's TV. Eat out with the little ones at Barney's Beanery, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. At Barney's Beanery, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Barney's Beanery — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Or, take your grub to go. You can also serve food from Barney's Beanery at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. Cyclists are in luck. Barney's Beanery provides bike parking. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Barney's Beanery, so plan your budget accordingly. Barney's Beanery accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Barney's Beanery — they're open for all three meals.
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    8447 Santa Monica Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA US
  • Gym Sports Bar
    Rich Schmutzler and Nick Leonard, co-owners of GYM Sportsbar, had a lot in common: they were both varsity athletes in college, loved to watch sports, and felt left out as sports fans in the gay community. To fix that, they founded GYM Sportsbar in New York City—a dedicated sports bar that played video and audio simultaneously. The concept caught on so quickly that they decided to open a second hub in L.A. “When we first started, I got a lot of Scooby Doo faces, like, ‘huh?’” Schmutzler told the Los Angeles Times in a 2009 article about the business. But soon, those questioning looks turned into smiles as mostly male crowds began flooding to the West Hollywood GYM. Today, they host weekday happy hours along with gatherings for recreational sports teams, alumni associations, and other local groups.
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    8737 Santa Monica Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA US
  • Rock & Reilly's
    The legend behind Rock and Reilly's Irish Pub is a tale taller than Paul Bunyan. Reilly, it's said, was born in Ireland during a bar fight, and took a man's life on that first day. His father lost him during a poker game at the age of two, and Reilly won himself back within six months. Then, at the age of three, he set out to cure America of what he saw as a disease: prohibition. The remedy, of course, was whiskey.? The stories may be out there, but the pub itself couldn't be more tangible. Irish-inspired pub food, such as corned-beef sliders or a cheese steak made with Irish cheddar, help soak up the booze, while Reilly's Hooch, seven draft beers, and more than 50 whiskeys keep spirits raised.
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    8911 W Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA US
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