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These three Toronto sports bars were just ranked among the best in Canada

Postseason fever has descended over Toronto amid the Leafs' second-round NHL playoff series versus the Florida Panthers, an especially busy time for sports bars in the city.

Getting into the playoff spirit, online sportsbook Betway Canada has ranked the top 60 sports pubs in major cities nationwide. Unsurprisingly, Toronto has an impressive hold on the top five, including the number-one place to catch a game and some drinks in the entire country.

Pubs were selected based on reviews across online aggregators, the level of ratings, customers' overall experience, and establishments' service offerings.

Toronto can proudly boast three of the top-five-ranked joints in Canada, taking the 1st, 3rd, and 5th positions on Betway's ranking.

RS Real Sports

The city's largest and busiest sports bar was ranked the best in all of Canada by Betway. best sports bars toronto

Real Sports. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Known as much for its stadium prices as its stadium proximity, the bar fronting onto Maple Leaf Square is always a packed house during Leafs and Raptors games.

The Dock Ellis

The Dock Ellis at Dundas and Dovercourt ranked the third-best spot in the country after Score on Davie in Vancouver.

best sports bars toronto

The Dock Ellis. Photo by @thedockellis/Instagram.

Named after the star pitcher who allegedly threw a no-hitter whilst tripping on acid, the bar offers a more intimate vibe compared to the glimmering chaos of Real Sports.

Left Field Brewery

Toronto's baseball-themed brewery near Greenwood and Gerrard ranked fifth on the list of best sports bars in Canada, just behind Vancouver's Shark Club.

best sports bars toronto

The Left Field Brewery. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

The establishment's standout is a scoreboard salvaged from an old ballpark in Ohio, showing patrons details about what's on tap.

Other local establishments included in Betway's list of the top 60 sports bars/pubs in the country include The Aviary, Score on King, The Loose Moose, The Rec Room, Bottom Line, Dog & Bear, and The Ballroom Bowl.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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