The Best Sports Bars in Toronto
The best sports bars in Toronto run the gamut from massive, modern behemoths to old school, cozier neighbourhood spots, and they each offer their own unique experience. While some are loud and full of TV screens (nope, wait a minute, they're all loud and full of TV screens), others up the ante with above average beer selections and pub food with a modern twist.
Here are the best sports bars in Toronto.
One of North America's best sports bars, Real Sports easily tops the list of Toronto's best. This place isn't so much a sports bar as it is A SPORTS BAR!! It's a sprawling 25,000 square feet of high-fiving and chicken wings directly beside the ACC. There are 114 beer taps, 200 HD televisions (one of which is 39 feet tall) and they claim to broadcast every sport played on the pitch, court or ice. More »
Something like the polar opposite of Real Sports, The Dock Ellis is a low-key sports bar cheekily named for a pitcher famous for throwing a no-hitter on acid. There are plenty of TVs but you'll also find communal tables, craft beer on tap, foosball and pool tables for those not glued to a game. With cheaper food than most sports bars, this is a welcome respite for those who want to catch a game at a bar but want to avoid the trappings of your typical sports bar. More »
Not only is The Loose Moose a convenient spot for a beer before a game, it's also a great place to watch a game on TV if you couldn't get a ticket (or can't stomach the beer prices at the ACC or Rogers Centre). They claim to have the largest draught selection in city and they have a decent menu too. It's big, rowdy, and largely full of sports fans and manages to retain some soul and charm amidst other pretenders along the same stretch of Front Street. More »
With comfortable leather booths, lots of TVs, proximity to the ACC and the Rogers Centre, decent food, and an increasingly respectable draught and wine list, Torontonians that are able to look past the cheesy, touristy stigma of the Great One's bar know that it's still a damn good place to watch a hockey game (or baseball, I guess). More »
For Little Italy locals, there's really no better place to catch a game. It's a classic neighbourhood bar with craft beer on tap, 30 plus bourbons, and good food. There's also pool, pinball, darts, and an atmosphere that's made this a neighbourhood mainstay for decades, whether there's a game on or not. More »
A great, rowdy, Bloorcourt neighbourhood joint to watch a game, Hurricane's is a down and dirty roadhouse with relatively cheap food in big portions, a handful of decent beers on tap and, naturally, a whack of TVs. 'Nuff said. More »
Roncy's sports bar is perhaps easy to dismiss at first glance as just another sports pub, but there's something about it. Whether it be the attention paid to the food, the friendly staff, or the local clientele, there are plenty of reasons that will make you want to come back time and time again. It certainly doesn't hurt if you're a sports fan given that they have daily televised sports from the NHL, NFL, CFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, BPL, and NCAA. OMG. More »
Spoiler alert. There will probably be soccer on when you show up at The Football Factory. Indeed, fans of the beautiful game have few better places to catch an English Premier League or Toronto FC game given that this bar boasts TVs at every table and opens at 7am on the weekends so you won't miss any of the overseas action. Expect decent food, a dozen good beers on tap, and a sea of red before and after every game at BMO field. More »
This West Queen West neighbourhood sports bar has big booths, exposed brick walls, nine televisions (one of which is a 70 inch projection screen) and is simply a big cavernous space in which to watch sports and eat pub food. Odd trivia. Two of the co-owners are the guy who played Snake on Degrassi and Kenny from Kenny vs. Spenny, so they have that going for them, which is nice. More »
This East York sports bar is 7000 square feet and features 40 HD TVs. They serve slow cooked barbecue and a fairly unremarkable list of the usual suspects of draft beer. They claim to show every major sporting event every day of the year from NFL, UEFA, NHL, NBA, MLB, UFC, and boxing but are more than willing to flip the channel to a What Not to Wear Marathon. No, really. Just ask them. More »
With two floors, 52 TVs and an upscale menu featuring items like flatbreads, sirloin steak, and even mac and cheese, The Ballroom is more than just a bowling alley. There's also ping pong, pool, bubble hockey, foosball, and, every Thursday throughout the NFL seasons, Bud Light Cheerleaders. Warning! Once you eat a burger in the presence of beer-affiliated fake cheerleaders you'll never be able to eat a burger any other way. More »