Los Angeles is a mecca for sports fans, from icons like the LA Memorial Coliseum and Dodger Stadium to the state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium and BMO Stadium. Restaurants and bars across the city are ready to serve fans, whether it's takeout for tailgating, massive screens and drink specials, or postgame bites. And for the competitive types, there are food challenges that will test even the heartiest appetites.
From dining near world-class venues to lively bars, Downtown LA is the place to be. LeBron James owns 19 Blaze Pizza franchises (and counting) - the USC location is perfect for Trojans or LAFC game day. At Tom's Watch Bar, experience 360° of sports games, including the massive "Megatron" screen - it's 13' high and 23' wide! Discover a Dodger Stadium speakeasy designed by the legendary Tommy Lasorda. Local bars have menus for everyone from vegans to your dog. The day is bookended by two infamous food challenges: the five-pound Manuel's Special Burrito and the fiery Orochon Ramen Special #2.
On the Westside, there are dining options and sports bars from Inglewood to Westwood. Fuel up before big games at SoFi Stadium and Pauley Pavilion, enjoy some of LA's best BBQ with your crew, or pick up a vegan soul food feast for a healthy twist on tailgating. Celebrate a Rams or Chargers win at the award-winning Three Weavers Brewery. Along with LA sports fans, Boston expats, Florida State and Ohio State alums have neighborhood bars to call their own.
Today's itinerary takes you from the San Fernando Valley to Pasadena. Pre-order the Big Mama's & Papa's Giant Sicilian Pizza and feed 50+ people at your UCLA tailgate party. Watch the games, sip a pint, and nosh on everything from Santa Maria-style BBQ to vegan fare and South African cuisine. Then there's one final food challenge for you to conquer: finish the 10-pound Big Fat Fatty at Fat Sal's in 40 minutes and it's free.
Plant-based bowls before the game at the Rose Bowl.