10 Best Sports Bars in Pasadena CA | Tabelog

By :  PigTrip    Dec 22, 2015
As the home of the world famous Rose Bowl, Pasadena hosts a number of great sports bars, with an even greater amount of local, passionate fans, to watch everything from soccer to MMA. With the UCLA-USC rivalry still going as strong as ever, visitors can expect lively experiences in the neighborhood sports bars. Here’s our round-up of the best places to wet your whistle while you watch the action.

#1 Slater's 50/50

Ever wondered what a 50% ground bacon burger would taste like? Now you've got your chance to sample this unique burger! Pull up a seat at Slater's contemporary style bar, and order its famous 50/50 burger. The bar features high definition televisions where you can watch the action while indulging in a rich, bacony delight.

#2 Der Wolfskopf

As a beer hall, Der Wolfskopf sports a very vintage, almost brooding, European atmosphere. You can enjoy Bavarian classics like bratwurst while watching the game from rustic picnic tables. You can also sit at a bar that features several wide-screen TVs while sampling a flight of German brews.

#3 Rocco's Tavern

With panoramic views of high definition TVs from every part of the bar, you can catch glimpses of the latest games with the locals. The seating in the tavern sets you up close and personal with energetic fans. Be sure to come for the USC-UCLA game and wear your best team sweatshirt to get the full neighborhood experience. While watching, try some pizza or their two kinds of wings: the bone-in are oven-baked, then deep fried; the boneless are corn flake crusted, deep fried first, then finished in the oven.

#4 Dog Haus Biergarten

Craft beers and sports; what's not to love! Another German eatery tops our list as one of the best sports bars in the city. You can lounge by the bar or catch a college football game on the outdoor patio with a cool German beer—and a bacon wrapped dog on a grilled King’s Hawaiian roll.

Dog Haus Biergarten
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#5 Choza 96

If you’re a soccer fan, Choza 96 is the place for you. Serving empanadas and other authentic Peruvian cuisine from the bar, Choza 96 will make your mouth water while offering a crystal clear view of the game. Come here during the World Cup for an extraordinary time.

#6 Barney's Beanery Pasadena

Located in the heart of the historic Old Town Pasadena district, Barney's Beanery provides a lively, festive atmosphere. There’s an indoor psychedelic bus, colorful booths backed by motorcycles, billiards and foosball tables, TVs on the walls and a kitschy display of dozens of license plates on the ceiling. Come any night to cheer with the locals for an all-time favorite NBA team, the Lakers.

#7 T. Boyle’s Tavern

Tucked away on a side street, T. Boyle's Tavern may appear hidden to the untrained eye. But for the locals who visit this bar, this place is home. With an easy and comfortable atmosphere, this sports bar offers visitors a wide selection of beer and wall to wall TVs. The bottom floor consists of a billiards room, and the main stage often hosts karaoke and live music from local musicians.

#8 Freddie's 35er Bar

On any given night, patrons can watch everything from college football games to UFC matches on the big screen. Freddie's is known for offering complimentary popcorn to anyone who asks, making it one of the most unique sports bars in the city.

#9 Q's Billiard Club

Featuring a billiards club on the top floor, Q's Billiard Club offers visitors both an indoor sports bar and an outdoor patio with widescreen TVs to watch UCLA games. Who knows, you might find yourself wandering to the top floor to play a game of pool or two.

Q's Billiard Club
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#10 Bowlmor Pasadena

Bowlmor is not your grandma's bowling alley. With private suites, modern decor and lane-side service, this venue offers a more upscale bowling experience than the average alley. It doesn't hurt that each lane includes a large, high definition TV allowing you to keep track of the latest game between frames

Bowlmor Pasadena
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#11 Katsu-Hama

There’s fried chicken, and then there’s chicken katsu, a breaded-and-fried cutlet with more intense crunchiness. Two locations within close proximity offer the proteins pork filet, pork loin, chicken breast, chicken leg and shrimp—with or without curry. Revel in the interactive approach to the toppings that lets you grind sesame seeds into your own sauce at the table.