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February 2nd, 2016

Where to Watch Super Bowl 50 In and Around Marina del Rey

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Image source: CBS Sports Online

The Super Bowl is just five days away (February 7th!), and if you haven’t made your viewing plans yet, now is the time to start reviewing your options. If you’re hosting a party — refer to last week’s blog for some swell ideas. However, if you’re planning on hitting one of the awesome sports-friendly bars in and around Marina del Rey, then you have some big decisions ahead of you. Not that your choice will affect who walks away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but still, picking the right setting can be a big deal. Maybe you want to be near some water tranquility so you can get your bearings after a particularly painful fumble. Or maybe you want more than a seat for the game; you want prizes, drink specials and freebies to go along with the action! Whatever atmosphere you’re craving, our recommended bar options will suit every preference.

So take a look and have a great Super Bowl Sunday, fans!

Sports Harbour Bar
13484 W Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey

If you’re looking for a local dive with good food, well-made drinks and lots of flat screens, Sports Harbour is for you. Order up one of their amazing grilled quesadillas or the buffalo wings (or the brie and grape quesadilla if you want to be fancy!), wash it down with a cool micro-brew and cheer on your team with some Marina del Rey-gusto.

 

Tony P’s Tavern
4445 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey

Tony Ps

Tony P’s tavern is the perfect spot to catch the Panthers-Broncos action with eight huge high-definition flat screens, over 100 beers (including more than 16 California breweries), cocktails and wine, good food (pizza, spicy chicken quesadillas, potato skins and more), and a super friendly atmosphere. And of course, the harbor is just outside for those who need to take a break from the excitement. The tavern always sells out fast for Super Bowl Sunday and seats are just $20 each, so head up there today to score a spot. *The $20 price tag includes a commemorative Tony P’s Super Bowl shirt, drink specials and giveaways!

 

Brennan’s Pub
4089 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey

Since Brennan’s has proclaimed itself “L.A.’s Official Broncos Bar,” this place is definitely going to be rocking this Sunday night (especially if you’re a Denver fan). The TVs will be blaring, the drink specials will surely be flowing (especially when the Broncos score), and the good times will be rolling — big time. And for fans who work up an appetite during the game, they can enjoy some solidly good bar food, including staples like hot wings, jalapeno poppers, great burgers, fish tacos and homemade mac-n-cheese.

 

Killer Shrimp Bar
4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey

Killer Shrimp

Another great place to see the big game is at Killer Shrimp. The restaurant’s bar has seven massive flat screens, a nice selection of beer + all the cocktail fixings, and plenty of scrumptious food options like popcorn shrimp, clam chowder, Baja fish tacos and steamed mussels.

 

Prince O’ Whales
335 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey

Hop on to the other side of the Ballona Wetlands and you’ll find the awesome Prince O’ Whales sports bar in Playa Del Rey. This is a fun, casual spot to catch Super Bowl 50 with more than 17 HDTV flat screens capturing every minute of the game and two patios for some half time relaxation. You’ll also find a darn nice menu with breakfast dishes, appetizers, a great burger selection, fish & chips and salads.

 

Barney’s Beanery
1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica

Barneys Beanery SM

If you’re wanting the quintessential sport bar experience with a slew of football fans around you, Barney’s Beanery is your dream destination this Sunday. As expected, you’ll have lots and lots of flat screens to watch the game (over 16 of them!), a cornucopia of drink options, and a massive food menu where you can order pretty much anything. Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, turkey, beef or black-bean burgers, chimichangas, salads, pizzas, avocado melts, s’mores — seriously anything you’re craving, Barney’s has on their menu. 

What are your plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Let us know if you’re heading out to one of these great sports destinations for the game!    

 

Events

January 26th, 2016

Marina del Rey Spotlight: Super Bowl Party Planning

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We may not have a football team in L.A. to root for (YET!) but that sure doesn’t stop our spunky little coastal town from cornering the market on football fandom. Especially right now when the NFL’s biggest event is less than a couple weeks away (for the football-challenged, that would be Super Bowl 50). We’re all gearing up for the showdown between the Broncos and the Panthers and for a lot of us, that means hosting duties are sneaking up on us. If you live in one of the Marina’s sweet waterfront communities, you already have the perfect setting for a Super Bowl party (i.e. If your team is losing, those spectacular water views will take the edge off for sure). Now it’s time to make the menu plan, get some décor ideas down and make sure you have lots of comfy seating around the flat screen. To get your creativity flowing, we have a few suggestions to check out right here.

Events

January 12th, 2016

Come and Get It! dineLA Hits Marina del Rey from January 18th to January 31st

Food image source: Café del Rey Facebook

Food image source: Café del Rey Facebook

 

Get hungry, Marina del Rey, because one of the biggest foodie events in LA begins this Monday, January 18 with the wintertime dineLA 2016. If you’ve never taken part in this major gastronomic affair, let us just tell you — it’s worth every calorie and every penny. The lowdown is pretty simple: over 300 restaurants across LA take part with special prix-fixe, two-course lunch menus and three-course dinner menus priced between $15 and $25 for lunch and $29 to $49 for dinner. You reserve, you go, you eat, you take Instagram photos (read on for details), you tip and you go home super happy. Easy peasy, right? Exactly. And what makes it even easier is the fact that you don’t even have to leave the Marina to enjoy this delicious event! Because EIGHT great Marina del Rey restaurants are taking part — and so far, the menus sound straight-up fabulous.

So start booking your reservations now, because they’ll go quickly. And keep these three tidbits in mind as you make your plans:

Living

January 5th, 2016

4 Marina del Rey-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

2016 Beach

Happy 2016, everyone! Now that the New Year has officially arrived, there’s no avoiding what’s next on the agenda — yep, that’s right: It’s New Year’s Resolution time. Every year, most of us make up a list of lofty goals that we have every intention of accomplishing — pay off the credit card, get super in-shape, eat healthier — they all sound so doable that first week of January, don’t they? But then, the first week of February comes along and before we know it, we’re indulging in a Waterside Mall shopping spree, we sleep in through our workout, and we happily give in to that major fish and chips craving at Tony P’s. No one’s to blame…we’re only human (plus those fish n’ chips are really good)! So how do we avoid the traps of tough resolutions? Here’s an easy fix — pick fun, manageable ones instead! You know, goals you can definitely accomplish, and feel great about.

Need some ideas to get you going? Then take a gander below and get off to a fabulous 2016 in Marina del Rey!