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Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

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Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Hi, again! As advised this the first trip ever to L.A! I would love to go to the game, but we're gonna have to watch on tv instead, can an expert suggest the best place to watch. Who wants to sit in the hotel! Thank you

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1. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Where within LA will you be on that day?

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2. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

We will have a rental car and were thinking we could drive to any location. Areas of choice are Staples, Beverly/Hollywood, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. We want to do a lot of sightseeing and don't mind the commute to fun, upbeat places. If this makes sense.

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4. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Well if you're in Downtown, you can go to Los Angeles Brewing Company, The Yard House, or Dublins. All are primarily sports bars/pubs and will normally be showing the game. However, this is Christmas, so you'll want to check to make sure they're open.

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5. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Just do a yelp.com search for sports bars for whatever neighborhood you are in. Call first to be sure they are open.

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6. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

The issue will be that its Christmas Day - most places will be closed.

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7. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Okay, yes, that's right! We have to keep in mind a lot of happenings may not be going on during this time. If all else fails, there's family in the Bay area; however, L.A. was the vote.

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8. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Thank you all! Also, for the reminder that it will be Christmas Day, with all of the excitement that aspect of the trip kind of got overlooked!

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9. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

Well, the ESPN Zone Sports Bar should be open, next to the Staples Center (also the one in Anaheim). Universal CityWalk is open on Christmas Day, and the Johnny Rockets Sports Bar is a good option.

I think the best option is to look for a Sports Bar, which has a higher chance of being open, and also would have things like the sound on for the game, making it more of a party atmosphere.

I might also look for Lakers Fan websites (and things like Facebook) and see if they will be hosting viewing parties....

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10. Re: Best Place for Lakers game watch party on 12/25

ESPN Zone is closed, has been since July.

Edited: 01 October 2013, 22:18