- Business Advocacy
28 West, located at 28 W. Main St. in downtown Alhambra, is a cozy sports bar and lounge that serves a small menu of gourmet bar foods. Owned by Adam Cortinas and Richard Valenzuela, 28 West is one of the only sports bars in the area that shows major sporting events such as UFC fights and boxing. The location has two jumbo projection televisions and nine big screen televisions. The bar’s décor is tasteful with dark wood, red walls, and magenta-accented furnishings. The walls feature some sports memorabilia.
Alice Cortinas, the general manager of 28 West, is especially proud of the menu because the chef uses quality ingredients such as Angus beef for burgers, and bread and buns are sourced from a local bakery. Some of the favorite items on the menu include hot wings, pizza, burgers, and hot sandwiches.
“We’re really focusing on our food and the quality. For example with our pizzas, we use fresh dough and the freshest ingredients that are cut daily. Nothing is ever frozen,” Ms. Cortinas said. “We’re also experimenting with new items in the next month and plan to start selling empanadas that we will be making in house. Our empanadas will also be great to order to-go if you are having your own party at home.”
28 West will be gearing up for March Madness for the NCAA basketball tournament, but the bar also shows baseball, soccer, basketball, and football games. When there’s a big game, 28 West will bring in a DJ to play music in between commercials. Ms. Cortinas said the crowd varies from young adult to more mature, but the food, drinks, and comfortable atmosphere bridge the gap from young adults to their parents who want to come in and cheer for their sports team while enjoying drinks.
28 West is open from 5 p.m. to midnight during the week and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day, except when there is a big fight. On fight nights, the bar offers drink specials. True to its name and address, the bar has 28 handles of craft beer to domestic and Mexican imports. On Wednesday nights, the management brings in a local band.
This local bar welcomes families with children if the children sit in the booths. 28 West can accommodate large and small parties. To host a private event, contact Alice directly at 626-524-0417 to make reservations. For more information, visit 28 West’s Web site at http://28westbar.com/ or call 626-281-1777.