Kings Stanley Cup Final: Find a public viewing party tonight

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While 2,500 Los Angeles Kings fans gathered outside of Staples Center on Monday and witnessed the team's victory against the Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, they might have to shift indoors for Wednesday's game.

According to an LAPD advisory, there will be no public outdoor viewing, and there will be no special parking around L.A. Live.

The L.A. Kings VIP Game 4 Watch Party will be held at Club Nokia, since Nokia Plaza and Nokia Theatre are booked for the Electronic Entertainment Expo in town.

The LAPD was not planning to send any officers to Club Nokia, where the main viewing party is happening tonight, according to police.

Club Nokia can hold about 2,300 fans, but to make the event more intimate and easier to control, the venue planned to limit the number of guests to 1,500. All tickets have been distributed for this VIP event.

If you don't have a ticket, there are still a bunch of places to go and watch the game with the Kings family.

Hooters of DTLA 

Address: 248 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (213) 222-9464

Hours: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

This Hooters is located near L.A. Live, so if you want to be close to a lot of other Kings fans, this might be your best bet.

The game will be shown on multiple TVs, but the manager said he expects the place to be more packed tonight since the Electronic Entertainment Expo is happening the same night. So be there early if you want to get a good seat. 

Gasser Lounge in Redondo Beach

Address: 1500 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Hours: 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.

One of the most recommended bars by Kings fans on Reddit. It's a rock 'n' roll bar with a cool vibe.

They show every Kings game, and you'll see shots all around when the team makes a goal. The owner even hooked up goal lights and goal horns in the ceiling.

Shark’s Cove

Address: 309 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: (310) 545-2683

Hours:  11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

How much is this place into ice hockey? They have one of their popular chicken sandwiches named after the L.A. Kings! It would be a must try on a game night.

With more than 50 LCD monitors, Shark's Cove is definitely a hot spot to to enjoy the exciting moments of the Stanley Cup Finals.  On Wednesday night they offer $4 Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels — even after Happy Hour — and $1 draft during the Power Hour from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. You'll be well covered with reasonably priced drinks for the whole night.

Goal Sports Cafe

Address: 8334 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: (323) 655-5955

Hours: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Located in the heart of the West 3rd St. corridor, Goal Sports Cafe is where many hockey fans in the Beverly/Grove area mingle during the games.

Their access to NHL Center Ice allows up to 40 out-of-market games a week, from the first face-off to the final stretch of the season, which means  "you’ll feel the chill of the arena," according to the cafe's website.

Patrick Molloy's

Address: 50-A Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach 90254

Phone: (310) 798-9762

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

You can find a fun crowd for the King’s game at Patrick Molloy's in Hermosa Beach. The pub will be open until 2 a.m.. Several screens surround the room, so you can be sure you won’t miss much when the party grows. 

King's Head in Studio City

Address: 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

Phone: (818) 990-9055

Hours: 1 p.m. — 1 a.m.

King's Head started over 35 years ago and  "has developed a reputation as one of the finest, most recognizable British Pubs in the World." King's Head pub has a causal and homey feel, complete with a dining room and outdoor patio. Enthusiastic about the World Cup, it has been and will be a great place to watch the game again! You may even find a new favorite spot, cheers! 

Legends Sports Bar in Long Beach 

Address: 5236 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

Phone: (562) 433-5743

Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Known as “the first modern sports bar in America”, Legends was the first establishment to use satellite technology to broadcast live sporting events from around the world.

With the largest HD quality projection television in the Unites States,  Legends provides a really good audio and visual enjoyment for sports fans.  There is  even a secluded spot upstairs so that fans can secure a private viewing party.  

For more on how Legends is preparing for the big night,  co-owner Matt Peterson was talking on Take Two at KPCC.

With contributions by Evie Liu and Cassidy Kean

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