Sports can only be watched at an awesome place with awesome people. Great food, a vast beer selection and screen size all get rolled in to the equation. We’ve listed a handful of the best sports bars in the city you need to visit.
Now before we begin, we know that we can’t have a Toronto Sports Bar Round Up without giving a shout out to Real Sports Bar, but there are lots of other great places around the city that need some love also. Some of these you might know and others you may not, but either way these are places that you can have a good time with the boys and maybe even meet a pretty lady along the way. Just remember, we’re gentlemen so lets keep it classy and have a good time.
Monarch Tavern is a great place if you’re looking to keep things fun but also low key. This Little Italy gem, is really a staple in the neighbourhood that people have been going to for decades to get their weekly fix of Serie A or Premiership soccer. A classic neighbourhood bar with craft beer on tap, 30 plus bourbons, and good food. There’s also a pool table, pinball machine and a dart board that add to the comforting atmosphere.
The Dock Ellis
Cheekily named for a pitcher famous for throwing a no-hitter on acid, The Dock Ellis is a low key pub that has cheap food, plenty of TVs, communal tables, craft beer on tap, foosball (or Gitoni as the North York kids like to call it) and pool tables. This is a great place for those looking to catch a game while avoiding the typical rowdiness of other sports bars.
The Football Factory
It’s no surprise that if you visit The Football Factory, there will probably be soccer playing somewhere in the bar. Luckily there is a TV at every table, as the owners like to boast about, so you’ll’ be able to catch all the action no matter where you sit. Another great feature about this place, is that they open at 7am on weekends… What more could anyone ask for? Expect decent food, a dozen good beers on tap, and a army of red jerseys before and after every TFC game.
Hunter’s Landing is a roomy sports bar with two floors, a decent size patio & mezzanine seating. Serving up a menu of hearty Canadian fare & drinks, it’s great for catching a game on a hot summer day. With a good looking crowd and cool atmosphere it’s no wonder their patio is always packed on Saturdays. Or it could be because of their signature drink/meal called The Landing Cure Ceasar … Trust me, you have to see this thing to believe it.
Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill
Located at Yonge and Dundas, Shark Club is a lively sports bar with a third-floor patio that overlooks the downtown core. It’s been voted as Canada’s best sports bar twice and is the place to be if you are looking for a premium sports experience. With a massive HD TV in the middle of the bar and 57 smaller ones, you’ll have a great view of the game no matter where you’re sitting.
We’d also like to give a nod to:
The Dog & Bear, The Loose Moose, and The Dizzy.