We’d love to be in the stands for when Kershaw and the gang take on the Giants next Thursday for start of the Dodgers’ 60th anniversary of moving to LA, but not when the cheapest seats at Chavez Ravine currently exceed $100. Sure, there are some solid spots to catch the action in Echo Park, but DTLA’s food & drink scene elevates its game when it comes time for Dodger baseball. From dive bars to upscale spots where the food is just as good as the booze, DTLAer has you covered for where you should be catching the game next week in Downtown LA.
Located due north of the Arts District, the popular tap room will be hosting a Dodgers Opening Day party with festivities kicking off at 11 a.m. with the first pitch slated for 4:08 p.m. The event will include food vendors and a raffle for free Dodgers tickets to a future game along with a viewing party once action gets underway. Want to be a part of the action before heading to Dodgers Stadium? Boomtown Brewery is within walking distance of the free stadium shuttle located at Union Station.
700 Jackson St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012
Situated right in the thick of Little Tokyo, Far Bar is the perfect spot for enjoying a few drinks and bites on its inviting patio before heading inside to watch the Dodgers face the Giants. Happy hour kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. with highlights including wasabi fries, Ming’s wings, $3 Sapporos, and classic cocktails for just $8.
347 E. 1st St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012
Spring St. Bar
This neighborhood bar & sandwich shop offers a daily happy hour from 3 until 7 p.m. with 26 beers on tap that start at $4 and house wine for $6. Spring St. Bar also discounts a selection of rotating appetizers that go for $5 and a daily cocktail for $6. The pet-friendly patio is the place to head during the seventh inning stretch to enjoy one of the nine different made-to-order sandwiches available on the menu.
626 S. Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA 90014
Brack Shop Tavern
A welcomed addition to Downtown LA in 2016, Brack Shop Tavern combines the best of food, drinking, gaming, and sports under one roof in the Financial District. Happy hour starts at 3 p.m. daily and goes until 7 p.m. (all day on Mondays and Tuesdays) with craft cocktails and an assortment of elevated pub fare $10 or less including wings and queso dip, among the standouts. With TVs positioned throughout the space, there’s not a bad seat in the house and the newly-opened upstairs game room serves as the perfect respite for when the Giants make a third call to the bullpen.
525 W. 7th St. | Los Angeles, CA 90014
Los Angeles Biergarten
This multitiered space situated right in the heart of Broadway inside the historic Chapman building focuses heavily on sports and beer with over 100 brews available on draft as well as a full kitchen. Happy hour starts at noon and runs until 7 p.m. with a selection of 40 domestic and imported bottled beers available for just $3.
750 S. Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90014
Sixth Street Tavern
Located on the corner of 6th and Hope, 213 Hospitality’s Financial District gastropub offers patrons equally strong food & drink in an environment perfect for catching the game. Highlights from the happy hour menu (3 – 7 p.m. weekdays) include the cheeseburger ($8) and vegan nachos ($5) along with a Dark & Stormy for $7. More of a wine fan? Sixth Street Tavern has you covered with a $6 house red or white.
630 W. 6th St. | Los Angeles, CA 90017
Home to what DTLAer considers to be the finest buffalo wings in all of Downtown LA, Big Wangs is also one of the liveliest locales to watch the Dodgers with countless TVs situated both inside and on its patio. Thursdays mark the $8 pizza special along with the daily happy hour deals including rotating discounts on cocktails and beer.
801 S. Grand Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90017
Rock & Reilly’s DTLA
Featuring one of the stronger happy hour food menus in DTLA, Rock & Reilly’s is a deceptively expansive space that features two bars and plenty of table seating well within range of the numerous televisions throughout the restaurant. Daily happy hour runs from 3 until 7:16 p.m. with half off well cocktails and selected wines along with $5 draft beers. Each of the small plate options run $8 or less and include flatbreads, tacos, and a shamrock pretzel, among others.
615 S. Flower St. | Los Angeles, CA 90017