Top Transit-Friendly World Cup Watch Parties in L.A.

If you’re wanting to watch the FIFA World Cup next week in the company of other soccer fans, you’re in luck: There’s no shortage of watch parties happening around Los Angeles. Even better, many of them will take place in locations that are easy to Go Metro to! Here are some of the most transit-accessible venues that will be showing games.

Boomtown Brewery in the Arts District is an official U.S. Men’s National Team watch party site and will open early on Nov. 21, 25 and 29 to show all U.S. matches. They’ll also show all other games that happen during their regular business hours.

Take the B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), or L Line (Gold) to Union Station

Guelaguetza in Koreatown will be showing only games that occur during business hours. Guelaguetza is just over a ten-minute walk from the Wilshire/Normandie Station, but it might be worth the trek because a) award-winning Oaxacan cuisine and b) not looking for parking in Koreatown.

Take the D Line (Purple) to Wilshire/Normandie

Lucky Baldwin’s in Old Town Pasadena and Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub in Pasadena will show some of the early-morning matches; they advise to call for each location’s schedule.

Take the L Line (Gold) to Del Mar Station or Memorial Park Station for Lucky Baldwin’s and to Allen Station for Trappiste.

The Chap in Hollywood will show 11 a.m. matches starting Monday.

Take the B Line (Red) to Hollywood/Vine Station

The Fox and Hounds in Studio City will be open for some early-morning matches.

Take the B Line (Red) to Universal/Studio City Station

The Greyhound Bar & Grill in Highland Park will show all U.S., Mexico and England games.

Take the L Line (Gold) to Highland Park Station

Tom’s Watch Bar in Downtown will be showing 11 a.m. matches, along with all sorts of other sports, on its numerous screens.

Take the A Line (Blue) or E Line (Expo) to Pico Station

Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica will open for games at various early-morning hours.

Take the E Line (Expo) to Downtown Santa Monica Station

Specific Match Watch Parties

Monday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. USA vs. Wales LAFC-hosted watch party at Santa Monica Brew Works.
Go Metro: Take the E Line (Expo) to 17th St/SMC Station.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. Mexico vs. Poland LAFC-hosted watch party at Banc of California (RSVP required). Take the E Line (Expo) to Expo Park/USC Station or the J Line to 37th St./USC Station.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. Mexico vs. Argentina Fan Fest 2022 watch party at L.A. State Historic Park.
Go Metro: Take the L Line (Gold) to Chinatown Station 

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  1. Why are you promoting an organization and country that pays no attention to human rights? FIFA and Qatar are both morally corrupt. How about encouraging mass transit to protests instead?