Ditch The Dives And Watch A Game At Two Of L.A.'s More Sophisticated Sports Bars

In any season, watching your favorite sports team takes on various faces, as do the bar scenes across the City of Angels. For true fans, sports play a major factor in day-to-day activities and which location is best for the after work crowds. Without an NFL team here, the local attention rotates between the LA Clippers, Kings, Lakers and the Dodgers (who made the playoffs this year!). That is not to say the NFL does not have a fan base, and L.A. has plenty of sports bars around to satisfy any devotee. But what about those wanting to watch a game in a more sophisticated atmosphere, less dive bar, more upscale lounge?


Recently, we visited two classier options located on opposite sides of Downtown Los Angeles that offer creative libations and notable bar food; and of course, are great for catching a game. The Mixing Room mixes it up in the expansive J.W. Marriot at LA Live, and to the north, The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill which overlooks the city, just above the sloped street level.