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Hey all,

 

In LA this weekend. Just wanted to know if Busby's is still the place to be for the Bills game Sunday morning. I've never been but a quick google search said that was where I should be. Their site hasn't been updated since last year though (or I'm not looking in the right spot).

 

If not there, can anyone recommend a good sports bar with a big screen that will also have the audio? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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I was there a few years ago. Most definitely is the place to be, unless something drastic has happened in two years. Had a blast there. 

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35 minutes ago, jimmy10 said:

I was there a few years ago. Most definitely is the place to be, unless something drastic has happened in two years. Had a blast there. 

Awesome, thanks! 

 

Does it fill up? Should I get there early?

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2 minutes ago, QB Bills said:

Awesome, thanks! 

 

Does it fill up? Should I get there early?


hard to say. I recall it’s a pretty big place with a lot of rooms and nooks and crannies, but got pretty full. I got there early to stake out a hightop for me and my friend and that worked out great. 
 

Paging @LABILLBACKER for input...

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37 minutes ago, QB Bills said:

Hey all,

 

In LA this weekend. Just wanted to know if Busby's is still the place to be for the Bills game Sunday morning. I've never been but a quick google search said that was where I should be. Their site hasn't been updated since last year though (or I'm not looking in the right spot).

 

If not there, can anyone recommend a good sports bar with a big screen that will also have the audio? 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

I’d call in advance. I was in Asheville, NC a few weeks ago and the internet gave me two options as the TRUE Bills backers bar. One was closer than the other and I happened to walk in while the wife was shopping (they give away mimosas!)  and ask a guy in a Bills jersey about the place that swore they were THE deal.  He said “Oh, that should have been taken down a couple years ago!” 

 

Everything on the internet may not be true. Who knew? 

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19 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

Yes, Busby's is the top Bills bar in SoCal....

Busby’s is the best in LA. The best in SoCal is in San Diego at the PB Local. 

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3 minutes ago, uticaclub said:

 

Busby’s is the best in LA. The best in SoCal is in San Diego at the PB Local. 

Blasphemer!! ;)

 

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Busby's is the place!

 

I was there when the Bills played the Rams a few years ago for the Saturday tailgate.

 

HOWEVER.... unless things have changed there is limited parking.  Lots of neighborhood around yet if you find a place to park you run the risk of being towed. 

Go as early as possible!

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Awesome! Thanks so much for the replies, all. Any thoughts on what time I should get there? Do they stop letting people in if it's at a certain capacity?

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28 minutes ago, QB Bills said:

Awesome! Thanks so much for the replies, all. Any thoughts on what time I should get there? Do they stop letting people in if it's at a certain capacity?

It's rather big. You will be able to get in. It doesn't get crowded until game time and there are 5-6 different rooms that show the Bills.

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Back in the 90's one of the best places in LA used to be in Burbank at a place called Bobby McGees. It was owned by a couple from Buffalo. Place was Rockin!  of course the Bills were awesome at that time so that helped. They had a big dish and would pirate the main game feed. During commercial breaks you could sometimes hear the announcers talking to each other off air. Heard some pretty good stuff. Got to see OJ do a horrific rendition of the National Anthem while off air waiting to do a sideline report after the real Anthem. It was hilarious.  I went there every Sunday for years before Sunday Ticket became available.  I think that place is a BJ's now.  

I have never been to Busby's. I hear its great, but it's in Santa Monica. Thats an hour drive for me and games are at 10am here.

Every year I say I'm gonna make it there for a game but having Sunday Ticket for 22 years makes it too easy to roll out of bed at 9:45am and Bam, game is starting. 

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6 hours ago, Hellcamino said:

Back in the 90's one of the best places in LA used to be in Burbank at a place called Bobby McGees. It was owned by a couple from Buffalo. Place was Rockin!  of course the Bills were awesome at that time so that helped. They had a big dish and would pirate the main game feed. During commercial breaks you could sometimes hear the announcers talking to each other off air. Heard some pretty good stuff. Got to see OJ do a horrific rendition of the National Anthem while off air waiting to do a sideline report after the real Anthem. It was hilarious.  I went there every Sunday for years before Sunday Ticket became available.  I think that place is a BJ's now.  

I have never been to Busby's. I hear its great, but it's in Santa Monica. Thats an hour drive for me and games are at 10am here.

Every year I say I'm gonna make it there for a game but having Sunday Ticket for 22 years makes it too easy to roll out of bed at 9:45am and Bam, game is starting. 

The group from Bobby McGees is the same one that is at Busbys now. It morphed to there, led by TSW's own AKC. 

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6 hours ago, Hellcamino said:

Back in the 90's one of the best places in LA used to be in Burbank at a place called Bobby McGees. It was owned by a couple from Buffalo. Place was Rockin!  of course the Bills were awesome at that time so that helped. They had a big dish and would pirate the main game feed. During commercial breaks you could sometimes hear the announcers talking to each other off air. Heard some pretty good stuff. Got to see OJ do a horrific rendition of the National Anthem while off air waiting to do a sideline report after the real Anthem. It was hilarious.  I went there every Sunday for years before Sunday Ticket became available.  I think that place is a BJ's now.  

I have never been to Busby's. I hear its great, but it's in Santa Monica. Thats an hour drive for me and games are at 10am here.

Every year I say I'm gonna make it there for a game but having Sunday Ticket for 22 years makes it too easy to roll out of bed at 9:45am and Bam, game is starting. 

West Coast game schedule sounds so awesome. 
would be totally useless on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. At least now I get a few hours in the morning to get somethings done. I married a west coast gal and trying to talk her into moving back that way sometime in the future.

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8 hours ago, Kelly the Dog said:

Yep. Be there. I will be there with a couple hundred of my closest friends. It’s a great spot. 

Here, I’ve got this script you and your friends can look over during the commercials...😁

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2 hours ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

Here, I’ve got this script you and your friends can look over during the commercials...😁

Perfect. Bring it in, we'll get a good laugh. ;)

 

To the OP, by all means come down to Busbys. It's a great place and you'll have a blast. I do believe, however, that the game will be on local TV as it will be in a lot of the country. 

 

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Does Busby's have a franchise in Mexico or Cypress? Asking for a few friends who are traveling. 

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7 minutes ago, BringBackFergy said:

Does Busby's have a franchise in Mexico or Cypress? Asking for a few friends who are traveling. 

Ha. No, although the owner does own a couple other wildly different LA bars around town, including (unless he sold them) Ye Olde King's Head, an aunthetic English pub and the classic Sagebrush Cantina in Calabassas.

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15 hours ago, Kelly the Dog said:

Ha. No, although the owner does own a couple other wildly different LA bars around town, including (unless he sold them) Ye Olde King's Head, an aunthetic English pub and the classic Sagebrush Cantina in Calabassas.

Sagebrush is awesome! I live in Woodland Hills and we go there often. Although Casa Vega is our favorite.

I figured Busbys was probably the same crowd as Bobby Mcgees. I'm sure I would see some familiar faces. The footage from there after the Dalton TD looked insane!

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On 12/5/2019 at 5:05 AM, Kelly the Dog said:

The group from Bobby McGees is the same one that is at Busbys now. It morphed to there, led by TSW's own AKC. 

 

I used to hang with the crowd at Bobby McGees when I first moved to LA years ago. Damn near turned me into an alcoholic. I'd get there at 9 a.m. for the early game, and the windows and doors were all blacked out, so my East Coast body and brain was telling me it wasn't really 9 a.m., but noon, and I always drank at noon with some wings when I hung with the Orlando backers.

 

It took me about five games of getting drunk by 11 a.m. before I pulled back. That was just the time when DirecTV introduced Sunday Ticket and almost saved my liver.

 

Lesson learned? It's much better getting drunk at home at 11 a.m.

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On 12/4/2019 at 6:58 PM, QB Bills said:

Hey all,

 

In LA this weekend. Just wanted to know if Busby's is still the place to be for the Bills game Sunday morning. I've never been but a quick google search said that was where I should be. Their site hasn't been updated since last year though (or I'm not looking in the right spot).

 

If not there, can anyone recommend a good sports bar with a big screen that will also have the audio? 

 

Thanks in advance!


Yes, Busbys is the joint to be at by far 

On 12/5/2019 at 8:08 AM, Kelly the Dog said:

Ha. No, although the owner does own a couple other wildly different LA bars around town, including (unless he sold them) Ye Olde King's Head, an aunthetic English pub and the classic Sagebrush Cantina in Calabassas.


both great spots too in general

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On 12/4/2019 at 6:58 PM, QB Bills said:

Hey all,

 

In LA this weekend. Just wanted to know if Busby's is still the place to be for the Bills game Sunday morning. I've never been but a quick google search said that was where I should be. Their site hasn't been updated since last year though (or I'm not looking in the right spot).

 

If not there, can anyone recommend a good sports bar with a big screen that will also have the audio? 

 

Thanks in advance!

Busby's is a yes.

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This is kind of a late update, but just wanted to say thanks to those who suggested Busby's for the game Sunday. It was a struggle getting up after a long Saturday night but so worth it, even though the end result wasn't so great. And a special thanks to all the kind people there who were friendlier than I could have imagined. Scott, Jeff and a few others who's names I didn't catch. Not sure if you're on this board, but thanks for your hospitality.

 

The highlight though..

 

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Never change, Bills fans.

 

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