The Guide to 2018 World Series Specials in Los Angeles

Food and drink specials, travel tips and more!

The Dodgers celebrate their 23rd National League Pennant | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers, Facebook
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the second consecutive year! The Boys in Blue are facing off against the Boston Red Sox.

Dodger Stadium is one of the true cathedrals of baseball, home to some of the greatest moments in baseball history, unforgettable sunsets, and the iconic Dodger Dog.

For baseball fans from near and far, read on for the best food and drink specials - along with useful travel tips - for the best World Series experience in L.A.

DINE: Local Favorites & World Series Specials

Blue Heaven Doughnut Sundae at Dodger Stadium
Blue Heaven Doughnut Sundae at Dodger Stadium | Photo courtesy of @LADExecChef, Twitter

Dodger Stadium has a wide range of dining options, from the classic Dodger Dog to Base Bowls and elotes. Last year, Ryan Evans, the Executive Chef for Levy Restaurants at Dodger Stadium, tweeted a few World Series specials, including the amazing Blue Heaven Doughnut Sundae, as well as a lobster roll and al pastor fries served in a helmet. What does Evans have cooking for 2018? Stay tuned!

Chicken Katsu Sando at Tsubaki
Chicken Katsu Sando | Photo courtesy of Tsubaki

Restaurants across L.A. are featuring World Series specials:

Tsubaki - A classic izakaya in Echo Park, Tsubaki is a short 10-minute walk from Dodger Stadium, making it the ideal stop for bites and drinks before each World Series game. Tsubaki will open early for World Series pregame parties from 1:30-5pm on Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27; and (possibly) on Sunday, Oct. 28. Guests can expect a variety of yakitori (charcoal-grilled jidori chicken skewers), Tsubaki’s chicken katsu sando, beer, sake and more. Fans can also pick up the chicken katsu sando with fries to-go on the way to the ballpark ($15 from 2-5pm). View the full menu at the Tsubaki website

25 Degrees - Located at the Hollywood Roosevelt, 25 Degrees is offering the “Combo 25,” which includes a “Dodger Burger” (angus beef patty, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, blue cheese, mayo + fries) and “LeShake” (blueberry shake + caramel swirl) in honor of LeBron James and the Lakers.

Baldoria (Little Tokyo) - On World Series game days, Baldoria will offer all-night happy hour, including $2 shots for every Dodger home run. As a nod to the Boys in Blue, Baldoria will also offer Blue Cheese Smashed Fingerling Potatoes ($8).

The Oinkster (Hollywood): A cartoon hamburger reclines in red sunglasses by the entrance to Andre Guerrero’s second comfort emporium, which Design, Bitches molded to include a sleek patio and dining room. The Oinkster Hollywood houses two 45-inch flat screen TVs. The menu is all about burgers, sandwiches and salads. Pastrami, rubbed with “secret spices” and cured for two weeks, is especially popular.

L.A. Baseball Minis at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
L.A. Baseball Minis | Photo courtesy of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken - Just in time for Game 1 on Oct. 23, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Downtown L.A. posted on Instagram that the L.A. Baseball Minis are back! Pick up a box of a dozen mini Dodger-themed doughnuts for $23—ideal for gifts, viewing parties and offices to show your L.A. pride. Your box includes 4 minis with "LA "logo, 4 minis with blue & white sprinkles, and 4 mini “baseball” doughnuts with red stitching. Available online and in-store.

Baltaire (Brentwood) - For fans on the Westside, Baltaire’s bar/lounge is an elevated destination to watch the Dodgers play while enjoying the restaurant’s newly launched happy hour, featuring game day-inspired snacks like Jidori Chicken Wings ($8) and a killer Crispy Chicken Sandwich ($8), alongside select $5 beer and $8 wine and cocktails.

The Sweet Cream goes Dodger Blue at Magpies Softserve
The Sweet Cream goes Dodger Blue at Magpies Softserve | Instagram by @magpiessoftserve

Magpies Softserve (Silver Lake & Tarzana) - This family-run, chef driven softserve and pie shop has locations in Silver Lake and Tarzana. For the World Series, Chef Rose Schwartz has turned their Sweet Cream blue in honor of the Dodgers.

Boneyard Bistro (Sherman Oaks) - With numerous TVs, 45 rotating taps, and Santa Maria-style BBQ, Boneyard Bistro is the ideal location in the Valley to watch the Dodgers during their World Series championship run.

DRINK: Sports Bars & World Series Specials

The Kershaw Cup at Big Bar
The Kershaw Cup | Photo by Eugene Lee, courtesy of Big Bar

Big Bar (Los Feliz) - One of L.A.'s best craft cocktail bars, Big Bar at Alcove Cafe is featuring The Kershaw Cup throughout the World Series: made with coconut washed Grey Goose Vodka, "Go Blue" Curacao, lime, pineapple and turbinado, garnished with Kershaw!

Brack Shop Tavern (Downtown L.A.) - Brack Shop Tavern is a one-stop shop for classic cocktails, craft beers and great food in DTLA. Guests wearing Dodger gear on game days will receive a free fried pickle appetizer for the table.

Prank Bar (Downtown L.A.) - With a seemingly endless happy hour, Prank is the perfect place to cheer on the Boys in Blue! From 2:40pm-7:02pm, and 9:42pm-10:47pm, a selection of Prank’s favorites including organic chicken wings, spicy cauliflower, and nachos are $7. Margaritas, Old Fashioneds, Moscow Mules, and other classic cocktails are also $7.

Corner Cantina (DTLA) - Formerly known as Sixth Street Tavern, Corner Cantina is serving World Series specials like $4 Redemption Rye shots, $8 Blue Frozen Margaritas, $8 Carne Asada fries, and $4 Elote. 

Beelmans Pub (DTLA) - The $12 special features the V/NV "Gameday Dog," served on a vegan pretzel bun with ketchup, mustard, and relish + a Pint of Trumer Pilsner. 

Spring St Bar (DTLA) - World Series specials at Spring St. Bar include: $4 Redemption Rye shots, $8 Dodger Dogs, $8 Micheladas, $6 Nachos and $8 “Turn or Burn” (Blue Vodka, Lime, Ginger, Soda).

LA WINE (Chinatown) - Located a mile from Dodger Stadium, Chinatown’s newest wine bar is the perfect pre- or post-game spot to grab a glass of California’s finest. During Dodger games, all beer at LA WINE is $5.

Mikkeller Burger
Mikkeller Burger | Photo by Wonho Frank Lee

Mikkeller DTLA will be showing the World Series on their 160” screen in the main room (normally hidden away in the ceiling!) with the sound on. They're offering their Burger and a Beer deal throughout the entirety of the World Series (normally Monday thru Wednesday from 5-7pm). This deal features the Mikkeller Burger with a Mikkeller San Diego beer for $15.

Boomtown Brewery (Arts District) - One of DTLA's top craft breweries, Boomtown Brewery will be playing every game with audio. Game 1 is also Unlimited Taco Tuesday! Just $20 gets you your first beer, unlimited tacos for 2 hours, plus $2 off additional beers. From 4-10pm every Tuesday, arrive by 8pm to get the full 2 hours worth.

The Greyhound (Highland Park): For those who can’t get their Blue on at the stadium, hop on the Metro Gold Line from Union Station to Highland Park for The Greyhound’s Blue Hour, which lasts from the first pitch to the last out of every game. Dodger deals include the" $7 inning stretch" shot & beer, “The Kershaw” for $22 with a pound of wings & bucket of beer, “The Mannywood” for $99 with 2lbs. of wings and a bottle of champagne (for that epic win), among other specials.

The Parlor (Hollywood) - With 50+ TVs, large outdoor patio and American comfort food paired with a variety of beers and cocktails, The Parlor in Hollywood is a classic sports bar redefined. During World Series games, Chef Jason Fullilove will be serving up his elevated take on a Dodger Dog: kielbasa, pulled pork, coleslaw, fries on a hot dog bun for $10.

Severance (Melrose) - Opened on Melrose in September 2018, Severance presents "Art of Failure" for the World Series. Losing team fans will have access to happy hour all evening: $8 wines, $6 draft beer, selection of $8 sherry and champagne cocktails, and a rotating red & white $25 bottle of wine.

Getting to Dodger Stadium

FlyAway bus from VNY to LAX
FlyAway bus to LAX | Photo courtesy of Van Nuys Airport, Facebook
  1. LAX FlyAway: With this shuttle bus service created by Los Angeles World Airports, travelers can easily catch a bus on the Lower/Arrivals level at LAX and head to one of five neighborhoods where routes are offered seven days a week. One-way fares range from $8.75 to $10. For more info, visit the FlyAway website.
  2. Dodger Stadium Express: The Dodger Stadium Express is free for all ticketholders. Fans can easily catch the bus from Union Station or the South Bay to the game and avoid the hassle of parking spots & fees. Free for all ticketholders - without a ticket, a one-way fare from Union Station is $1.75 and from the South Bay, the fee is $2.50. For more information, visit the Dodger Stadum Express page.
  3. Walk to Dodger Stadium from Chinatown: For those who take the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown, they can choose to depart and enjoy a scenic walk along Yale Avenue to the ballpark, which is a popular route for Dodger fans entering the stadium on foot. The walk is about 30-40 minutes, so plan ahead and enjoy the car-free, hassle-free and cost-free way of getting to the stadium.
  4. Metro Bike Share: There are dozens of Metro Bike Share stations throughout Downtown L.A., offering convenient car-free access to Union Station and the Dodger Stadium Express.