Opening a Sports Bar in LA

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  1. Fidelio

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    Let’s do it when there’s baseball and EPL on the same day
     
  2. Corky Bucek

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    I am willing to spend $100 on an Uber from the LBC to Hollywood for this
     
  3. fsuNizz

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    Down!
     
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  4. CTownND

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    I can do a Hollywood TMB meet-up whenever
     
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  5. fsuNizz

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    Was looking at 1600... good place to live or nah? Eventually need to find a one bedroom somewhere. Don't mind the hollywood area but it can be congested
     
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  6. Brocktoon

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    Just take the Blue Line, you'll get to see some of LA's nicest areas
     
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    Hey I did that last month. Can confirm I got Hep
     
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  8. Fidelio

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    I’ll bring name tags for usernames
     
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    Airbrushed hats
     
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    Maybe not the best thread for this, but I’m organizing a decent crew to meet near Hollywood blvd & Cahuenga to riot the streets and burn buildings later this month. PM me for details.
     
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  12. NilesIrish

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    Court the ND club of LA. You'll have all the hats.
     
  13. Good Effort! Good Game!

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    Great news, and good location. Only city with a worse assortment of "Sports Bars" is San Francisco, so I'm glad to have a new one in town.

    Any clue on when you're opening?
     
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  14. Boo MFer!

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    Live with Cocc, IMO.
     
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  15. Goose

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    Want to meet up and fuck this week/weekend?

    Might be there sometime between Thursday and Saturday night. Not sure yet
     
  16. Fidelio

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    Sorry to interrupt, but bring marcus and I’ll be there
     
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  17. Eathan Edwards

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    Camden/proper/argyle house are better.

    The time I was there was absurd. Everyone on my floor was a big insta person and literally no one on our floor was over 25. Was a shitshow.
     
  18. Blu Tang Clan

    Blu Tang Clan Whose moronic idea was it to order dry beers?
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    Wait, there's a TMB LA meetup? I could venture out of Manhattan Beach for that.

    Also, SIAP but having TVs prescheduled for certain games and having a flier which indicates which games are on which TVs would be awesome. Bar I went to in suburban Chicago used to do that and it was great. You'd walk in, they'd have a list of games and which TV each game would be on and you'd be set. The other option is just have a manager who's main job is to handle the TVs. There's nothing worse when going to a sports bar than a TV showing a tape-delayed event or something non-sports (Chive TV) and you can't get someone to change it. The waitresses are either busy, don't know how to work the remote/TV system or are completely clueless. Therefore you have shit like the Liberty-Virginia game replay showing on multiple TVs instead of it being changed to a game that was actually going on (this happened at a bar I was at on Saturday).
     
  19. Boo MFer!

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    Wow. Taking jabs at our #Virginia Cavaliers posters.
     
  20. HOOSINSC

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    we paid for those tvs. relax and watch
     
  21. OZ

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    I’m late as shit to the party, and I hope this has been said 100 times, but if you don’t have TVs that are angled for people to see correctly I’ll hate your bar.


    It better be a fucking large tv to not be angled correctly for the largest numbers of people that will be looking at it.
     
  22. OZ

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    Had a brewery in Beaverton, OR do this (of the 160 breweries within an hour of Portland it was the only one in a city of 90,000 people) and it failed because it’s layout separated families and drinkers.

    The beer was solid, the sports worked, the food was well above average.

    The layout was shit and it killed the bar. They couldn’t make up their mind between being 21 and over and going all in or bringing in kids and families with a dad that wants a couple beers.

    If you try to be everything you will be nothing. - Jon’s dead soul or OZ 2018
     
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  23. CTownND

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    I work out at the 'Nox in the Camden

    It looks super nice, I'd probably live there over 1600. Had a buddy in Sunset + Vine too and he liked it, plus you get a TJ's downstairs.

    I'm moving this weekend (1 floor in the same apartment building lol) but would be down for an LA TMB meetup for some game a diff weekend
     
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  24. fsuNizz

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    geez... sounds about right
     
  25. Jimmy the Saint

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    Not specifically a sports bar but a brewery in SF wouldn’t turn on a Rangers-Sens play off game or the NFL Draft for me “because it wasn’t local.” So the TV just sat turned off on a Saturday afternoon. Really rubbed me the wrong way.
     
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  26. ohhaithur

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    [​IMG]


    To go with the vegan cured meats
     
  27. Blu Tang Clan

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    San Francisco is one city that seems hostile toward sports bars. Finding a good one can be a pain in the ass.
     
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  28. VoodooChild5

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    Luckily it’s also not that big, so the closest sports bar is never more than a 5 minute Uber/Lyft away.
     
  29. Blu Tang Clan

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    But most of them pretty much suck. I randomly found a good one just south of Union Square a few years ago, and I went to a decent one that has Pittsburgh-style sandwiches when I was there last year, but sports bars aren't really a Bay Area priority.
     
  30. Good Effort! Good Game!

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    SF Athletic Club and Bus Stop were the only two places I could stand watching any games. I remember watching the last Pacers v Heat ECF at a tiny TV in the back of some spot in the Mission that had every other TV turned on to Sharks playoffs. So annoying
     
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  31. Boo MFer!

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    Lol it was annoying because the main TVs had a local team playing in the playoffs rather than two teams that are based a million miles away. Ok.
     
  32. Tiffin

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    I think your estimate may be a little off. Could be wrong, I'm not a cartographer.
     
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  33. Boo MFer!

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    I’ve been to Miami SEVERAL times and San Francisco once, so I’m practically an expert. Pretty sure they’re a million miles apart (in many ways).
     
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  34. Fidelio

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    We can all agree that the Bay Area sucks for anything more than a weekend visit
     
  35. Tiffin

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    Wow nice humble brag about all the traveling there de Soto.
     
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  36. Joe_Pesci

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    A lot of people are saying they are a million miles apart
     
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  37. dathalfnukkahd

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    Keep me in the loop on the meetup
     
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  38. buffs

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    A group of us went down to Arkansas to watch our buddy’s little brother who played outfield for Vandy at the time. We ended up at shotz and got thrown out after my friend who isn’t a fan of liquor felt left out and smashed his bud light bottle on the floor. That place was something else.
     
  39. wes tegg

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    I can’t get over how horrible of an idea Shotz was/is. :roll:
     
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  40. Corky Bucek

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    I can’t imagine how many times a night they play Shots song
     
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  41. wes tegg

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    I’m crying at the thought of an icy slush of bar funk on the ground loaded with shards of glass.
     
  42. Corky Bucek

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    Like you’ve said before it’s amazing that it made its way through a bunch of different levels to get opened.
     
  43. Boo MFer!

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    Yes. I have also heard this from many people, myself included.
     
  44. Sex Fuckhead

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    *note I was usually very high when eating it but it was walking distance from my place so no bias here (hear).
     
  45. wes tegg

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    It’s not really chicken. HTH
     
  46. Sex Fuckhead

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    Chik’n**
     
  47. Fancy

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    Smokes Poutinerie :warn:

    34 :siren:
     
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  48. Eathan Edwards

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    Actually never got to try that place, it’s closed now. Used to see the owner all the time at Kabuki (mediocre sushi place a block away) but never made it over there to try it out.
     
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  49. Corky Bucek

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    How many beer taps are you planning on having?
     
  50. Eathan Edwards

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    Because of the way they have to run the glycol lines we’ll probably end up with 16 taps, two wines and 14 beers.

    Basically have to choose between 8 and 16 and 8 would be a stretch to make work for sure.