Best public transport-friendly World Cup watch parties in Los Angeles

If you want to watch the FIFA World Cup next week in the company of other football fans, you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of watch parties in Los Angeles. Even better, many of them will take place in places that are easy to reach by metro! Here are some of the most accessible venues by public transit that will host games.

Boomtown Brewery in the Arts District is an official holiday site of the United States Men’s National Team and will open early Nov. 21, 25 and 29 to show all U.S. games. They will also show any other games that are running during their regular office hours.

Take the B line (red), D line (purple), or L line (gold) to Union Station

Guelaguetza in Koreatown will only show matches that take place during business hours. Guelaguetza is just over a ten minute walk from the Wilshire/Normandie station, but it might be worth the trip for a) award-winning Oaxacan cuisine and b) not looking for parking in Koreatown.

Take line D (purple) to Wilshire/Normandie

Lucky Baldwin’s in Old Town Pasadena and Lucky Baldwin’s Trappist Pub in Pasadena will show some of the morning games; they advise calling for the schedule for each location.

Take the L (Gold) line to Del Mar station or Memorial Park station for Lucky Baldwin’s and to Allen station for Trappist.

The Chap in Hollywood will air games at 11 a.m. starting Monday.

Take the B line (red) to the Hollywood/Vine station

The Fox and Hounds in Studio City will be open for select early morning games.

Take the B line (red) to the Universal/Studio City station

The Greyhound Bar & Grill in Highland Park will show all games from the United States, Mexico and England.

Take the L (gold) line to Highland Park station

Downtown Tom’s Watch Bar will show games at 11 a.m., along with all sorts of other sports, on its many screens.

Take line A (blue) or line E (Expo) to Pico station

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

Take the E (Expo) line to the Downtown Santa Monica station


Match Watch Specific Parts

Monday, November 21, 11 a.m. USA vs. Wales Watch Party hosted by LAFC at Santa Monica Brew Works.
Getting to the subway: Take the E (Expo) line to the 17th St/SMC station.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8:00 a.m. Mexico vs. Poland Watch Party hosted by LAFC at Banc de California (RSVP required). Take the E (Expo) line 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 LA State Historic Park.
Go by subway: take the L (gold) line to Chinatown station


How to take the metro

  • To plan your trips by public transport, we suggest you download Transit app, Metro’s official smartphone app.
  • Regular Metro fares are $1.75 one way with free transfers for two hours. Fares can be paid with TAP cards. TAP cards can be purchased from TAP vending machines in all metro stations. Runners can also use their smartphone as a TAP card by downloading the TAP app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Many of our train and bus stations have free or paid parking. For the complete list of parking lots by bus or train, click here.

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