I’m a certified Olympics junkie. I’ve worked the last seven Olympics for NBC Sports and this is my first time participating as a couch-surfing spectator. I’ve got everything I need for the next 17 days: apps to stream video on my iPad, mobile phone results notifications, websites bookmarked, TV schedule printed. But sometimes, it’s fun to watch with a crowd. So here’s a list of places to watch the Games in LA.
If you really want to feel like you’re there, try watching at some of the British pubs around town:
If you’re looking for something a little more high end, try the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills (9400 West Olympic, Beverly Hills). They’re offering gold, silver and bronze viewing menus.
Lots of area sports bars will carry the games all day long.
If you just want to stay home, the LA Times has put together a viewing guide.
On August 12, when you’ve finally had enough table tennis, track and field and rhythmic gymnastics, watch closing ceremonies on a pub crawl. Details for Olympics Pub Crawl 2012 are here.