What's better than dinner and the Dodgers?

And if you're still hungry after dinner, there are Dodger Dogs. Photo by Sam Howzit via Flickr Creative Commons

And if you’re still hungry after dinner, there are Dodger Dogs. Photo by Sam Howzit via Flickr Creative Commons

Dinner and the Dodgers with discounts! Go Metro to dine at any of the following four restaurants before a game and get a special offer on the house.

Bow & Truss – located in the NoHo Arts District, dinner service begins at 5 p.m. daily. Get fancy with some cheese and charcuterie or tuck into a flat iron steak. For dessert, try the delectable tres leches cake. Show your valid TAP card and save 15% on your bill. (Metro Red Line to North Hollywood Station, walk 2 blocks south on Lankershim Blvd)

Kings Row Gastropub – located in Old Pasadena, opens at 11:30 a.m. on weekdays, 10:30 a.m. on weekends. Chow down on the signature King’s burger or try the falafel burger if you’re vegetarian. Show your valid TAP card and save $5 on all food. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, Metro Rapid 780 to Colorado/Fair Oaks)

Far Bar – located in downtown Little Tokyo, opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. on weekends. Start your meal with garlic butter edamame or wasabi fries, then load up on their sushi rolls. Show your valid TAP card and receive 10% off on all food. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Metro Bus 30 or 40 to Judge John Aiso/1st)

The Lab Gastropub – located at the edge of USC, open from noon to 8 p.m. Mon – Sat, closed Sundays. Order up a plate of chipotle chicken nachos or Korean short ribs. For lighter fare, try the Green Goddess wrap. Show your valid TAP card and save 10% on your bill. (Metro Expo Line to Jefferson/USC Station, Metro Bus 81 to Figueroa/USC-McCarthy Way)

After eating, head to Union Station and hop on the free Dodger Stadium Express to the game!

3 replies

  1. What’s better than dinner and the Dodgers?

    How about dinner and the Philharmonic? Maybe prime rib at Musso & Frank, followed by an evening of Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky? Or a hamburger at JuicyBurger, followed by Bugs Bunny at the Symphony? Or some “Mongolian Barbecue” at the H&H food court, followed by an evening with John Williams? Or pasta at Miceli’s, followed by an evening of Liszt and Respighi?

    Not that I’ve heard of any discounts for Metro riders, at any of those places.

    At any rate, as far as baseball is concerned, I prefer the Angels. Even though lately, they’ve been snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

  2. True, but I’m a subscriber, and I have better seats than what’s available through the discount, so it doesn’t apply to me. But it certainly applies to any non-subscribers who follow any of my suggestions.

    And of course, you get a substantial savings just by taking Metro to the Bowl, even without any discounts: on-site parking (stack-parked!) starts at $17, and goes up, so with the price of gas, even a family of four would probably at least break even by taking Metro, and certainly a smaller group would save a few bucks. (Coming alone, from Orange County, and parking at the Wardlow station, I probably save around $30 per concert, just by taking Metro!)

    Note also that (as both the Metro Bowl page and the Bowl Parking page point out) if you don’t feel like walking up the hill from the Hollywood/Highland Station (about a mile and a half each way, platform to seat), the Bowl’s shuttle service is free to Metro riders.