Best Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In Los Angeles

January 30, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / Getty Images)

(credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / Getty Images)
From February 7 to February 23, cameras the world over will focus in on Sochi, Russia – host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games. For 16 days, families will gather around their TV sets to see which athleteswill take home gold, silver and bronze medals in their chosen disciplines. Some events, like speed skating, ski jumping and ice hockey, date back to 1924 while others are more recent. Whether you’re into figure skating or curling, you’ll be able to relish it all. Should you decide to slip away from the comfort of your home into a rousing social environment, below is a round up of some of the coolest bars in Los Angeles ready to give the 2014 Winter Olympics a warm welcome.

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(credit: Tsz Chan/www.gastrophoria.com)
8151 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-3030

If you’re looking for cold beer, hot toddies, infused vodka and scrumptious international cuisine, this Russian venue is a gold medal contender. Traktir offers an extensive wine collection to satisfy American, Eurasian and European taste buds. Within cosmopolitan ambiance, guests are treated to such delectable eats as flame-grilled shashlik, lamb chops and beef stroganoff, among other hearty dishes. While viewing the Olympics on any of the site’s several HD TV monitors, be sure to sample some of its hot appetizers that include meat-filled tortellini, stuffed cabbage, chicken crepes and Russian-style dumplings