Certainly, not all sports bars are created equal. There are a number of factors to consider – including the menu, game day specials, beer selection and the crowd – and several options in South Bay stand above the rest when it comes to best places to catch a game.
Grunions Sports Bar & Grill is an old-school neighborhood place with a neighborhood feel in the heart of Manhattan Beach. The menu isn't special, but has enough options. The bar itself is big and has plenty of stools, plus there are plenty of high- and low-top tables from which you can see multiple TVs.
North End Bar & Grill is a favorite of Manhattan Beach locals where members of the Los Angeles Kings actually hang out, which makes for a great atmosphere on game nights. The drinks tend to be stiff and the bar fare is better than most expect. The Happy Hour beers are $3 and there are Monday Night Football specials.
Game Changers in Hermosa Beach is a true sports bar, with 54 beers on tap and too many flat screens to count. It's at its best on Sundays, when you can watch every game at once, but beware it is a Pittsburgh Steelers bar. The service can be spotty, but the food is better than you would expect.
The Hangar Inn is a Redondo Beach dive bar that doubles as a sports bar if you're into a more low-key scene. There are only 14 beers on tap and 24 in the bottle, but you will get a much higher level of service from the friendly staff. The menu is basic but very affordable, and breakfast is served until Noon for late risers.