Two of the country's best craft-beer towns will face off next weekend on the gridiron for Super Bowl XLVII, and if you're a lover of craft-brewed suds and want to watch the game with like-minded beer drinkers, here are 10 spots where you can get pints of the good stuff while enjoying the spectacle.
Chloe's at Golden Road Brewing — The hidden, sprawling private-event space at the Atwater Village pub is opening its door for a Super Bowl party featuring a 120-inch screen, the pub menu and an assortment of GRB brews. There's no cover; RSVPs are highly recommended. Doors open at 2 p.m.; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table. The game will also be screened on the TVs in the main Golden Road pub if you can't get a spot in Chloe's.
5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, (213) 373-4677.
Two $30 bottomless beer deals — Mohawk Bend in Echo Park and Tony's Darts Away in Burbank will be running food-and-beer specials that include an all-you-can-consume option that will last from kickoff until the trophy is hoisted. The $30 deal includes a variety of pizzas at Mohawk Bend or anything off the menu at Tony's.
Mohawk Bend, 2141 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 483-2337.
Tony's Darts Away, 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, (818) 253-1710.
38 Degrees — Always a great place to catch a game and some choice brews, 38 Degrees will again host a Super Bowl party. It's the only time that owner Clay Harding will turn on the sound for a game, and it's sure to be a raucous event.
100 W. Main St., Alhambra, (626) 282-2038.
Bludso's Bar-&-Que — The year-old La Brea outpost of the venerable barbecue joint will again offer all-you-can-drink brews during the game. Scrimshaw Pils, Racer 5 IPA, and Black Market Hefe are the available craft options.
609 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 931-2583.
Blue Palms Brewhouse — A Pittsburgh Steelers bar during the regular season, this low-key spot in Hollywood should be neutral ground for the big match-up. During the game there will be four buck select beers and, as usual, some of the best pub food in L.A.
6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 464-2337.
The Daily Pint — The lauded Santa Monica bar will open up at 1 p.m., well before kickoff, and feature drink specials and complimentary barbecue while screening the game.
2310 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 450-7631.
The Garage on Motor Ave. — This spot in the Palms neighborhood splits the difference between a straightforward sports bar and a craft-beer spot, and it's sure to be lively on Super Bowl Sunday.
3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 559-3400.
Plan Check — Salt Lake City's Epic Brewing is taking over the taps for the Super Bowl celebration at Plan Check's new Fairfax location. Tasting flights for $1 to $4 (depending on which quarter the game is in), discount drafts and food specials (including a beer float conceived by cocktail wiz Matthew Biancaniello) will be available.
351 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 288-6500.
Beachwood BBQ — Heading to a Super Bowl party instead of a bar? Both Beachwood locations will have take-out specials of party platters so you can be a hero when you show up with a growler and some nachos, wings or a pork slider buffet. Get your order in ahead of time by calling either location.
131½ Main St., Seal Beach, (562) 493-4500, and 210 E 3rd St., Long Beach, 562-436-4020.