Watching a sports match-up live would probably be our first choice followed possibly by a second-pick of staying at home and having the guys over, but if you’re looking for a great place to watch the game with friends, then you need to go to the mighty sports bar. Found in city-centres and small boroughs, downtown and suburbia, these bars offer a wide variety of adult beverages, cheap eats and TVs with all the latest sports.
These are the top 10 Canadian sports bars.
Sharx – Montreal, QC
A hangout for locals as well as students who attend nearby Concordia University, Sharx always has all the biggest match-ups, great deals on drinks and a slew of pool tables.
McLeans’s Pub – Montreal, QC
Right in the heart of downtown Montreal, McLean’s is one of the hottest sports spots in the city. Try their McLean’s burger – 1/2lb triple grade-A beef with cream cheese and slices of crispy bacon.
Don Cherry’s – Ottawa
A top 10 Canadian sports bar article would be incomplete without including the venue owned by our loud-mouthed audaciously-dressed hockey spokesman Don Cherry. His bar in Ottawa is especially popular during the NHL season.
Flying Beaver Bar & Grill – Vancouver, BC
Great microbrew beers and inspired menus along the Fraser River await you at this popular Vancouver haunt. With outdoor and indoor hang-out areas, catch all the latest games till closing at midnight.
Garage Sports Bar – Calgary, AB
Garage really caters to its clientele – with extensive coverage of all sports leagues (NHL, CFL, NBA, NFL, NLL, FIFA, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball), UFC fights, major league baseball, college sports, and world soccer, if they don’t have your match-up on one of their many TVs just ask them to change the channel.
St. James Gate – Moncton, NB
A more sophisticated venue than some of the rowdier places on this top 10 list, the St. James Gate in Moncton features award-winning cuisine and one of the city’s premiere selections of wine, scotches, draught, and imported beer.
Fox and Fiddle – Toronto, ON
A Toronto fixture, the Fox and Fiddle is known for their hearty English-style fare, array of draught beer including microbrews, domestics, premiums, and imports, along with their three 100-inch screens that make you feel like you’re at the game.
Real Sports Bar & Grill – Toronto, ON
There’s a 199 HD TVs in this jam-packed sports bar in downtown Toronto – now that’s a lot of sports! Their executive chef and in-house super-fan has perfected their menu to include all the best sports-noshing faves, like his renowned slow-roasted baby back ribs.
Movado Sports Bar – Winnipeg, MB
Movado is all about having the best while getting your sports fix too – premium spirits, hand-squeezed juice made to order and 10 beers on tap. And, on Fridays and Saturdays, there’s happy hour pricing all day long.
Sopranos Bar and Grill – Victoria, BC
Open till 2am, Sopranos has food and drink specials every night of the week, all of the NHL, NFL, CFL and UFC pay-per-view events you could want, and for a twist on your night, they also have karaoke.