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LA's Best After College Bars

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There's bars of all types in Los Angeles. So, for bro time, you know there has to be plenty of bars to fit your needs. The following are the best and frattiest bars throughout LA.

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33 Taps
6263 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-1400

Located on the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, 33 Taps has over 280 seats consisting of two levels, an upstairs dining room with foosball, pool tables and a private bar along with the private Vine Bar downstairs which boasts a 12-foot projection screen. The sports bar and restaurant has over 40 HD televisions, and as the name suggests, 33 beers on tap, some are rotating. They boast one of the best happy hour's in the area with 13 selections of $3.50 pints and some great bar bites as appetizers.

Baja Sharkeez
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Baja Sharkeez
3600 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-8811
Multiple Locations

After father-son duo Ron and Greg Newman traveled around together to Arizona, Texas and Mexico to research other restaurant and nightclub concepts, they settled on a casual but cool concept which became Baja Sharkeez. Their beach cantina and restaurant concept, which now has five locations, a Monday through Friday happy hour and a plethora of TV's to watch any sporting event is a great spot to frequent. Along with their bloody mary bar, they have the Baja Sharkeez Tower, which is 100 ounces of beer for only $20.

Barneys Beanery
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Barney's Beanery
1037 Broxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7777
Multiple Locations

Barney's Beanery, opened in 1928, is one of the original Route 66 Roadhouse restaurants and an icon in Hollywood lore. From rockers to hippies, from big names to has-beens to never-was', all have dined and been welcomed into this staple of the Los Angeles Restaurant scene. Barney's Beanery has over 40 beers on draft, one of the best happy hours in the city, and a newspaper-sized menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner available day and night. Open 365 days a year, Barney's Beanery is a comfortable and casual fun dining experience for all.

Big Wangs
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Big Wangs
1562 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-2449
Multiple Locations

Big Wangs opened its first location because, according to their owners, we "couldn't find a sports bar that was fun enough, so we created the ultimate sports bar chain with more TVs, games, and specials that anyone else." Guests stop by Big Wangs for their drink specials, which are seven days a week. Also available is great food and their signature Wang-Banger shot. Big Wangs also has a monthly Wang-ferno wing eating contest and the occasional surprise wet t-shirt contest!

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5364 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-2615
Multiple Locations

Whether you visit their Santa Monica location (Busby's West) or their Miracle Mile location (Busby's East), you are in one of the top sports bars in LA. Busby's West has two bars, multiple flat screens, a screening room and a multitude of games including: billiards, foosball, darts and board games all for free. And, at the larger Busby's East, there are more than 50 TV's, great bar food and drink selections, a game room, and when the games are over, the bar turns into a dance party.

Cabo Cantina
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Cabo Cantina
11829 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 312-5840
Multiple Locations

With five locations in Los Angeles, Cabo Cantina has a two-for-one happy hHour (4-8pm, 7 days a week) as well as a two-for-one late night happy hour. The Tex-Mex eatery and bar with locations having up 50 large HD flat screens, serves Mexican favorites such as a sizzling fajita platter and nachos combined with a chilled cerveza or chilled tequila shots, or the frothy Mega Margarita. Whichever location you are at, you will feel like you are on Spring Break with cheap drinks and fun activities.

The Craftsman
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The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
119 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 573-8426

The Craftsman is a neighborhood Santa Monica beachside bar set in the living room of a 1920's craftsman style house. It is an ideal place for college dudes to get outside the frat house and into the scene of a bar that still feels like home with cheap strong drinks, amazing burgers, great music and most importantly games (giant size Jenga, shuffleboard, etc.). Located right by Third Street Promenade, The Craftsman is laid back, cool and an ideal location to have a good time. They even have cozy couches and weekly moves on a big screen!

The Hudson Bar
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The Hudson
1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-6686

In the heart of West Hollywood, The Hudson is home to plenty of draft beers, bottle selections, and a daily happy hour from 4-7pm. During happy hour, guests can enjoy inexpensive drafts, well drinks, wine and snacks, and there is always a good crowd for big basketball and soccer games. The crowd is a mix of guys wearing crisp suits and button-downs to semi-hipster clothing, and it gets busy especially when DJs spin Thursday through Sunday nights.

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Q's Billiard Club
11835 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-7550

Q's, which opened in 1989, was established to be a pool hall and bar/restaurant. The owners wanted to guests to be able to make drink orders while playing pool and have a good bar/food menu and a DJ instead of a jukebox. And if pool isn't your game, there is foosball and a bunch of wingback chairs and booths to hang out in. Q's has a daily happy hour (4-8pm), with many menu items at half price and is a great late-night hang out spot on the Westside.

The Parlor
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The Parlor
7250 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 930-2100

With over 50 screens, giant HD projectors, and a beautiful outdoor patio, complete with misters and fire pits to accommodate any weather, The Parlor on Melrose has become known as one of the top sport lounges and best place to watch any sporting event in the city. Courtesy of Chef Ulises Pineda-Alfaro (Plan Check, Escala, ASAP Phorage), The Parlor recently upgraded it's classic American menu (including a mouth watering Country Fair Style Funnel Cake complete with Thrifty's vanilla ice cream), as well as a brand new craft cocktail list by paying homage to America's favorite moments in sports history by Oakason Hoffman (SBE). Among the favorites are The Great Bambino {Absolut Pear~St Germain~Lemon Juice~Champagne} and their famous Punch Bowl selection. Happy Hour M-F from 3-7pm.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi
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