Grabbing a quick meal at L.A. Live before a sporting event at Staples Center can cost you $50… but there is one bargain option that no one really knows about… Burgers & Brews at The Mixing Room inside the lobby of the J.W. Marriott hotel.
Before (and after) every home game for the Los Angeles teams (Kings, Clippers and Lakers) you can get a burger and beer combo for $18. The menu is said to be inspired by L.A. famed food trucks. You get your choice of three different burgers: “Fat Jack” Bacon Burger, Turkey Burger or Veggie Burger. You also get your choice of draft beer including Shock Top Belgian White, Samuel Adams Seasonal, Stella Artois Lager, Fat Tire, Bass Ale and Bud Light.
I tried the “Fat Jack” burger. It’s an Angus chuck patty topped with bacon, jack cheese, avocado, grilled onion, pickles and tomato on a brioche bun. It’s served with a side of french fries. Yep, you get a burger, fries and a beer for $18, then you head inside Staples Center and spend another $100 on concession stand food.
Mixing Room 900 W. Olympic Blvd (inside the J.W. Marriott) 213.765.8600