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31 bars & pubs for watching the Super Bowl in Toronto

Super Bowl 50 between the Panthers and the Broncos goes down this Sunday February 7 and Toronto bars and restaurants are getting ready for the big event with booze and big screens. Below is a round-up of places that have revealed their plans for the big day. For additional destinations, check out our lists of the top sports bars in Toronto.

Here are my picks for where to watch the Super Bowl in Toronto.

WHERE TO WATCH THE GAME

Early Mercy
Head to King West for Early Mercy's first Super Bowl bash. The event will feature a pub-style buffet ($25 per person), buckets of beer and plenty of post-game shenanigans.

The Addisons
Ring in the Super Bowl with a house party vibe. The venue, made to look like a retro home in Beverly Hills, is hosting a tailgate party kicking off at 3 p.m. Expect plenty of drink specials, games, party snacks and giveaways.

SET
This King West dance club is where to go if you want to skip gorging on wings at a dive bar. Its Super Bowl 50 affair will have 150" projection screens, free foosball, a top-notch menu, giveaways and more.

Fuse Restaurant Entertainment Emporium
Fuse, a new venue/restaurant hybrid in Corktown, is hosting Broalition Presents Super Bowl 50 & After Party. You'll get to watch the game on big screens while taking advantage of food and drink specials (menu is TBA).

The Ballroom
Hit up this Club District spot for a good old fashioned pig roast. Aside from eats more interesting than your average game day menu items, you'll find discounted drinks and plenty of giveaways.

Drake Hotel
If you've been jonesing for nachos, burgers, wings and beer, The Drake has got your back. It's cooking up a game day feast filled with pub fare favourites for its tailgate party this Sunday.

Hemingway's
Hemingway's tailgate party isn't the flashiest in the city, but it's got all the necessities: hot dogs, chilli, cheap tall cans and multiple big screens.

The Office Pub
The Office Pub is hosting its 5th annual Super Bowl bash on Sunday. Entry costs $40 and includes three domestic drinks and an AYCE buffet. Want more? There's a burlesque half-time show and prizes, as well.

Lithuanian House/Bar Lokys
In the market for something a little different than your average tailgating festivities? Head to the party at Lithuanian House. Before the game kicks off watch live pro wrestling in the main event space and then move downstairs to Bar Lokys to enjoy the game.

Smoque N Bones
The West Queen West eatery hasn't released very many details on its Super Bowl event, but if you're a lover of barbecue fare you won't walk away disappointed - it has some of the best in the city.

The Hideout
The Hideout offers comfy couches, drink specials, darts, pool and snacks. If you chili is your go-to game day meal you're in luck; the Queen West bar is also hosting a cook-off in honour of the event.

Bistro 422
Bistro 422 is a no fuss, no muss option. Grab one of its extra cheap beverages, kick back and enjoy the game.

Dominion Pub & Kitchen
The new incarnation of the Dominion on Queen is hosting its first ever Super Bowl fiesta this weekend. You'll find cheap beer, $4 caesars, themed eats, games, prizes and more.

Wayne Gretzky's
Football may not be the sport of its namesake, but Wayne Gretzky's doesn't discriminate. It's throwing a game day party complete with AYCE pub food and prizes.

Football Factory
Though Football Factory is a soccer bar through and through, it's throwing a bash for American football's biggest night. Expect giveaways, squares boards, specials and good company.

McQueen's Pub
This Leslieville pub is hosting a shindig with cheap drinks, pub grub specials, and prizes to be won.

Spirits Bar and Grill
If you're in the Church Wellesley Village area, Spirits is a tried-and-true option for game watching. The sports bar is hosting a viewing party complete with cheap sandwiches, wings and pints.

Skin + Bones
Skin + Bones is known for serving eats like rapini croquettes and house-made gnocci, but it's trading that in for a menu filled with pub fare (and $5 tall boys) for game day. Its party will also have a 17-foot HD screen, so you won't have to worry about squinting to see the plays.

The Abby
Trying to save your pennies? This laid-back Little Italy joint is throwing a viewing party complete with $5 pints and $5 burger and fries specials.

Safari Bar & Grill
The best sports bar in the Avenue and Lawrence area is celebrating football's big day with massive screens, beer and food specials, free pool and prizes.

The Loaded Dog
The Loaded Dog has yet to release details about its party, but the Scarborough bar is used to catering to sports fans and has a menu filled with pub grub.

The Gull and Firkin
The Gull and Firkin, one of the few sports bars in the Beaches, is hosting a bash featuring barbecue eats, tall boy specials and half-time contests.

Duke of York
If you're a U of T student, you're in luck. The Duke of York is hosting an exclusive game day wing-a-thon that requires your TCard for entry.

Duffy's Tavern
Duffy's Tavern in Bloordale Village is hosting a no frills viewing party with a 15-foot screen and food and drink specials.

Rally Sports Bar and Smokehouse
This East York outpost is well-equipped for game day: the space is 7000 square feet, features 40 HD TVs and specializes in barbecue fare. In honour of the big event it's doing a AYCE buffet and giving away prizes.

The Grover
If you're a resident of the Upper Beaches, head to The Grover on game day. The party here will have a special menu, drink deals, giveaways and trivia.

Camp 4
One of the city's top sneaker stores is teaming up with the Dundas West watering hole for a Super Bowl bash. Details are still being hashed out, but you should aim to arrive early as capacity is limited.

Williams Landing
Equipped with 18 big screens and two projectors, this Liberty Village pub is worth leaving your living room for. Instead of attempting to craft your own seven layer dip, opt to indulge in pub fare at Williams Landing's annual buffet and pig roast celebration.

Hunters Landing
Hunters Landing, unsurprisingly, is hosting a very similar event down near the Harbourfront. It's offering big screens, a pig roast, an AYCE buffet and prizes.

The Corner House
The Corner House on Gerrard Street East is having a low-key celebration on the 7th. You'll find nacho and drink deals plus plenty of screens to watch the game.

Drums N Flats
If the Super Bowl had a signature dish it would be wings, and Drums N Flats has some of the best in the city. Post up with a plate of flaming hot drumsticks and watch the Panthers and Broncos go head-to-head on one of the many flat screens.

TAKE-HOME SUPER BOWL

Barque
One of the city's top barbecue joints is offering a series of take-home options including favourites like smoked chicken wings, corndog bites and taco kits. Get your orders in by Thursday or you'll have to settle for something else.

Momofuku
If you're looking for something a little swankier than traditional game day eats, opt for Momofuku. The restaurant is offering packages that'll serve 1-12 people with everything from Korean style fried chicken to roasted pig head.

SanRemo Bakery
SanRemo Bakery is an Etobicoke institution best known for its freshly-baked breads and pastries. While those would be welcome at any Super Bowl bash, you may want to take advantage of one of its specials. For the day it's offering wing and pizza combos that serve big crowds and won't break the bank.

Lisa Marie
This Queen West favourite is offering a bevy of traditional game day snacks available for take out. Its menu includes coleslaw, mac n' cheese, fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs and more.

The Friendly Butcher
In honour of the Super Bowl, The Friendly Butcher has created a meat-centric take-out menu. You can order favourites like chicken wings, pork ribs and chilli con carne. They also have snackable items like chips, guac and seven layer dip available.

Pili Pili
Pili Pili is doing traditional Super Bowl snacks with a Tanzanian flare for Sunday's game. Its take-out menu includes Pili Pili nachos, fried kebabs, poussin poutine and more.

Big Crow
Big Crow has stacked its Super Bowl Sunday menu with ribs, wings, chuck chilli, garlic bread and much more. Remember to place your order before Thursday or you may have to DIY.

Marky's BBQ Smokehouse
Marky's is making large-scale platters for game day filled with barbecue favourites. If you've got more than ten people attending your event, this is the way to go.

Photo of Hunters Landing by Jesse Milns.


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