The finish line, the end zone, dangling from the hoop—these are the places where you live.
Also: in front of a cold pint, surrounded by flat-screens, watching other people doing the dangling. Which
is where an upscale new restaurant and sports bar called Goal
comes in—it opens Thursday on Third
Street, just in time for that little 65-team basketball tournament getting under way.
Basically, it's the one thing that's been missing from this patch of road. While she's brunching or shoe
shopping, you can sidle into a maroon booth to catch the game over a beer and The Juicy J
a half-pound burger stuffed with pepper jack. (They're open noon to midnight daily, so it works for a
lunchtime escape from the office too.)
It's a simple rectangle of a space designed by Kris Keith (BoHo
), but we detect an East Coast vs. West Coast vibe to the opposing rows of maroon booths down
either side—note the vintage Dodgers pic to the left, Yankee Stadium to the right—so you'll want to
choose your spot carefully. If you're just here for the Kirin Ichiban (a Japanese beer), the tall bar tables
down the middle are neutral territory.
Above it all: a row of 13 flat-screens all the way around. So even if you're dying to catch the
International Tournament of Underwater Ping-Pong, they can probably spare at least one screen.
8334 W Third St
Los Angeles, CA 90048