The First Modern Sports Bar in America
Legends Sports Bar is located in the heart of Belmont Shore and offers an incredible sports viewing experience on its enormous projection screen entertainment system. We offer bistro style burgers, a full bar and weekly specials. Come experience the incredible tastes offered only by The First Modern Sports Bar in America!
Legends Sports Bar was established in 1979 by former Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Dennis Harrah and his partner.
Dennis was the overall 11th pick in the 1975 National Football League and the first-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams. In his years playing on the offensive line, Harrah’s team averaged 2,450 yards rushing per year and won 61 percent of their regular season games. It was this winning attitude that he brought to his original Legends Sports Bar concept which has become know throughout the country as “the first modern sports bar in America”. It was Legends Sports Bar in Belmont Shore that became the first establishment to use satellite technology to broadcast live sporting events from around the world, thereby forging the way for thousands of like concepts nationwide.
Legends Sports Bar created an atmosphere where patrons could enjoy great sports broadcasts while surrounded by one of the largest private collections of sports memorabilia in the United States. This environment was unlike anything people had ever experienced; not just a place to go to eat and drink, but a place to go watch the game while enjoying great food and drinks with friends and fellow sports fans alike.
An incredible collection of sports memorabilia
Some of the items which have been collected over the years include over 100 authentic autographed baseballs signed by the likes of Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Stan “The Man” Musial, Micky Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, & Babe Ruth. Legends Sports Bar has in its collection, autographed jerseys from the greatest NBA and NFL players of all time. Also represented are unique items such as Shaquile O’neil’s autographed size 23 shoes, a pair of Mohamed Ali’s signed gloves and shorts along with his autographed ring bell from his last fight at Madison Square Garden. Hanging from the ceiling is the 2001 Indy car driven by the great Bobby Rahal. Every major sport is represented in the collection and is on display for patrons to see and enjoy.
Embracing our Long Beach Local Talent
A tradition since its opening, Legends Sports Bar has its local “Wall of Fame” which pays tribute to our local Long Beach athletes whom have represented this great city and have gone on to play professionally in their respective sports.
Legends Sports Bar strives to have the best audio visual equipment to enhance customers’ enjoyment of sporting events, which includes the largest HD quality projection television in the Unites States. We invite you to visit us and see for yourself why Legends Sports Bar is and always will be “the granddaddy of all sports bars”.