Last year, despite a decline in casual dining due to the economic strain felt by many, the “breastaurant” was the fastest growing restaurant category to pop up around the country. The formula is pretty simple; find pretty young waitresses willing to dress in reveling uniforms, cover every available wall with a flat screen, and serve decent bar food with an extensive beer list to a predominately male clientele. Similar to Charles Barkley's Weight Watcher's commercial about still eating "man food" while dieting, the food served at "breastaurant" eateries, such as CANZaciti Roadhouse, Twin Peaks, and Titled Kilt, is a menu completely dedicated to the foods men love. Menu offerings include chicken wings available in thirty or more different sauces, pizza, burgers, and other finger foods that give men a reason to leave their man cave.
"He is heading down the court, he grabs the ball, but he is blocked. He spins, spots a way out, he swerves to the run and with no hesitation at all HE SHOOTS aaaand HE....drinks?" Whether you're a sports fan or not, the bars on this list have a great atmosphere--a lot of comradeship and mututal drinking. They're the perfect place to go grab a beer.
Opened less than two years ago, The 13th Step has quickly become an East Village staple. On any day of the week the line loops around the block. The 13th Step is not the place if you're looking for fancy, pretentious or conversation-friendly volume. It is however, the bar to visit if you want loud die-hard sports fans, a fratty scene and cheap drinks. Also, if you're looking to play some beer-pong this is the place for you. They actually have professional (if beer-pong can be called professional) beer-pong tables installed in the back.
It’s the baseball post-season and our beloved Dodgers are battling their way to the World Series. We’ve already defeated the mighty Albert Pujols and his fellow redbirds, but we still have a long way to go. This of course only means one thing: get drunk and watch them play with 100 of your closest friends.
The Short Stop
1455 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Just a hop, skip and a bar crawl away from Dodger Stadium sits The Short Stop. This divey haunt is the only sports bar amongst the lot to actually feature vintage Dodger memorabilia. There’s plenty of cheap brew, a dance floor to burn off the buzz, and an old school photo booth to commemorate the good times. Come for the game and stay for the party - provided the Dodgers win of course.