Shark Club in Toronto. Photo By: Ian Muttoo
Do you want to head to a pub and expect more than just a drink? Do you want to tune in to the latest news about Toronto’s sports teams? If you said “yes” to any of these — or both — then head to the best sports bars the city has to offer.
Lounge in pubs that offer more than just a place to watch your favourite sports teams. Some of these pubs even have foosball and large Keno screens for betting.
As you walk along the streets of Toronto, taking in the eye-catching store signs, business signs, commercial signs, banners signs, graphic design, and beer banners of myriad sports bars, it can get quite overwhelming to pick out where you’ll settle in for the night. So, here’s a distilled list of the top seven pubs in Toronto for your game nights.
1. Shark Club
This chic and modern pub has large screen displays to catch your fave sports team in action. You can even change the channel that suits your viewing needs. Enjoy great beer and meals while lounging with your friends on a great sports night.
Address: 10 Dundas Street East, Suite 310, Toronto
2. Wayne Gretzky
This hockey-themed bar brings together all the playoffs of Canadian and American teams. Named after the great Wayne Gretzky himself, this bar has all the greatest personal collection items from the hockey player himself. The bar boasts of 40 TV screens and a menu filled with mouth-watering grub.
Address: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
3. St. Louis Bar & Grill
Enjoy discounted wings and beers on Tuesdays at St. Louis Bar and Grill. There are TVs and large display screens during game seasons featuring the Raptors, Blue Jays, and Maple Leafs. You can also grab poutines, ribs, or tacos during your game night with the boys.
Address: 2050 Yonge St., Toronto
4. Real Sports Bar
This pub dominates most of the sports bars in Toronto as it has 200 HDTV sets with all of your favorite sporting channels. It offers over 120 draft taps and great nachos, wings, and burgers to chow on. Expect this place to be jam-packed during game seasons as it has been voted the number #1 sports bar in Toronto.
Address: 15 York Street, Toronto
5. Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse
This comfy and country bar houses 40 TV screens displaying the sports channel of your choice. It offers yummy ribs, pork poutine, and salmon to munch on during game shows. Also, it has 13 draft taps of your favorite beer.
Address: 1660 O’Connor Drive, Toronto
6. The Ballroom
The Ballroom is a club in the Entertainment District that comprises of over 60 TV screens showing Toronto’s favorite sporting channels. Other than good food, it has foosball, ping-pong, and Xbox for your entertainment. It boasts of a massive space, accommodating 900 people during sports seasons.
Address: 145 John Street, Toronto
7. Meating At The Bottom Line
This restaurant and bar is more of a chic, high-end version of a pub. It’s even considered as Toronto’s classiest sports bar, providing guests with HDTV screens. The bar was owned by a former NHL player, so don’t be surprised to encounter other players and athletes here on game nights.
Address: 22 Front Street West, Toronto