Casual Sports Bar Hosting Los Angeles-Area San Francisco Fans
Bay Area transplants in Southern California’s South Bay Beach Cities are gathering at OB’s in Manhattan Beach to watch Sunday’s 49ers-Falcons game for the NFC Championship.
The winner goes on to play the New England-Baltimore winner in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. And if you want to party with Patriots fans, they will be at Fat Face Fenner’s Faloon on the Hermosa Beach Pier or, for those not in the South Bay, Sonny McLean’s in Santa Moncia (get there two hours earlier if you want to get into Sonny McLean’s!).
Game time for the 49ers game is noon (breakfast at OB’s ends at 11 a.m.), and 3:30 for the Patriots game.
OB’s may be best known as having one of the South Bay’s best Taco Tuesdays, but this small pub-type of bar is also a favorite of long-time and laid-back locals for sports. It’s particularly popular for Lakers and Dodgers games.
Its capacity is only about 50 people, so its an intimate setting. The food is good and there’s a huge variety, from the standard burgers and sandwiches to tacos and some of the best stir fry you can find anywhere. The BBQ sandwich with the steak fries are also highly recommended. There’s a barrel of peanuts and you just throw the shells on the floor.
There are about a dozen beers on tap and several dozen bottles in a cooler. A full bar serves up anything you care to order and there’s also several good tequilas and high-end scotches from Scotland.
The waitresses are usually really cute and as spicy as the rooster sauce on the table. If they like you, they may slip in a free drink on the tab.
OB’s is located at 3610 Highland Ave. That is next to Sharkeez and across from Pancho’s. Rosecrans is the cross street.
If OB’s is full, then simply go next door to Sharkeez, another good sports bar in North Manhattan Beach.. Or “El Porto,” as many of us residents prefer to call this part of the beach city. But if you’re drinking – and OB’s has a way of making you drink quite a bit because it can be so much fun – don’t drive.
Parking is limited but try Highland, the small two-level parking lot at Rosecrans and Highland, or along Rosecrans.