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The Best Sports Bars in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 25, 2016

sports bars torontoThe best sports bars in Toronto are loud and rowdy places to catch the game with fellow fans. They run the gamut from massive, modern behemoths to cozier neighbourhood spots, but they all stream games with the sound on and feature an average beer selection and concessions that'll make even ticket holders envious.

Here are the best sports bars in Toronto.

Real Sports Bar

Real Sports Bar

The 25,000 square-foot MLSE-owned space boasts 200 HD TVs and 114 draught beers. Find the place packed at game time as sports fans cheer on the local team and get down with chicken wings and nachos. More »

The Dock Ellis

The Dock Ellis

This low-key, indie sports bar on Dundas West covers all of the bases with plenty of TVs, craft beers on tap, foosball and pool tables. If you've worked up an appetite, try the wonton nachos or Sriracha lime wings. More »

The Dog & Bear

The Dog & Bear

This neighbourhood sports bar in West Queen West airs all Leafs, Raptors, Jays, NFL and EPL games on its nine TVs, including a 70 inch projector. Choose from 20 brews on tap and score beer-friendly foods like wings, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos and burgers while you're there. More »

The Contender

The Contender

Who needs pay-per-view when regular season games, playoffs, big fights and WWE Raw are all streaming live at this Dundas West bar? Daily beer specials as well as ballpark concessions, like hot dogs smothered in cheese sauce, chili nachos and big league sandwiches keep sports fans happy well into overtime. More »

Amsterdam Brewhouse

Amsterdam Brewhouse

Catch the game on Toronto's waterfront at this sprawling brewpub where TVs surround the bar. Expect to find a wide range of house brews on tap, while the menu, with soft pretzels, pulled pork sandwiches and Buffalo cauliflower, wins big from the kitchen. More »

The Loose Moose

The Loose Moose

The Loose Moose, near the ACC and the Rogers Centre, is a convenient pre-gaming spot. Raucous fans congregate to catch the game with a vast selection of draught beers and a menu full of tacos and poutine that's far superior (and cheaper) than what's offered inside the stadium. More »

The Ballroom

The Ballroom

Beers and bowling might be the main event at this bar in the Club District, but the multi-storey venue excels at sports-related entertainment of all kinds. It features lots of TVs, making it an excellent destination to take in a major league game; there are even screens by the bowling lanes so it's impossible to miss a touchdown or a goal. More »

Hurricane's

Hurricane's

TVs throughout the space, a rowdy local clientele and a lineup of reasonably priced beers, nachos and wings make this Bloorcourt roadhouse an ideal spot to cheer on your favourite team. More »

Wayne Gretzky's

Wayne Gretzky's

Warm up with a poutine and a Molson Canadian at this hockey-first bar in the heart of Toronto. This is the place to be during playoff games, and while you'll find the place populated with feverishly loyal fans, you might also see the odd American tourist rooting for the opposite team. More »

Round the Horn

Round the Horn

TV screens airing the game, sports memorabilia and trophy displays adorning the space set the right tone at this laid-back bar on Roncesvalles. The drinks menu is dominated by local brews, while a hot dog-centric snack menu is better is better than the ballpark concession stands. More »

The Craft Brasserie

The Craft Brasserie

This bar has a high score with 120 beers on tap. It's a source of pride for this beer hall in Liberty Village. It also has big screen TVs scattered throughout the space and its menu of beer glazed ribs, sliders and smoked wings up the ante on the average sports bar experience. More »

The Dizzy

The Dizzy

NHL, NFL, CFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, BPL, NCAA and Champions League games are all televised at this local bar on Roncy. Whether you're celebrating a win or consoling a loss, the bar, stocked with draught beers and whisky, has your back. More »

Football Factory

Football Factory

As you might guess from the name, this bar is all about football. With TVs mounted inside every booth, you can find English Premier League and Toronto FC games everywhere so you won't miss any of the action. The place opens at 7 a.m. on weekends to accommodate overseas matches. More »

Shakey's

Shakey's

Leafs number 16, Mike Walton, a.k.a Shakey founded this bar. And while its ownership changed hands throughout the years, the place remains a magnet for Buds fans on game day. Shakey's lineup of craft beers, chili fries and burgers win big, no matter how badly the Leafs are doing. More »

Rally Sports Bar

Rally Sports Bar

This bar and smokehouse on O'Connor shows every major sporting event known to mankind and serves up a menu of BBQ and beers. Find 40-plus HD TVs throughout the 7,000 square foot-space tuned in to NFL, UEFA, NHL, NBA, MLB, UFC or boxing. More »

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