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The Best Sports Bars in Toronto

The best sports bars in Toronto have jumbotron-sized HDTVs, or at the very least, a couple of big screens and a decent sound system. Come for the game—whichever team you're cheering on—and stay for the chicken wings and beer on tap.

Here are the best sports bars in Toronto.


RS Real Sports
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RS Real Sports

This city’s ecosystem of sporty venues would be incomplete without Toronto’s most colossal sports bar. Come before, after or during the game for the epic 39-foot-tall big screen, 199 HD screens and 126 draught beers. It's steps from Scotiabank Arena and the Rogers Centre.

The Loose Moose
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The Loose Moose

This landmark by Union Station has been a hub for sports fans since 1989. There’s nothing like the urgency of watching your favourite team on the big screens to help you down one of the ridiculously massive Angus beef burgers this pub has on menu.


Score on King
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Score on King

King East’s outpost of the popular Vancouver bar comes equipped with screens and plenty of seating to watch the playoffs. A visit here means an obligatory Caesar order, which can range from absurd to full-meal monstrosity.

The Dock Ellis
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The Dock Ellis

The hometown spirit is strong at this unpretentious Dundas West bar. While down-to-earth, you’re not limited to Coors Light or Canadian: craft beers still reign supreme. It helps to have a stellar food menu too (the fried chicken sandwich knocks it out of the park.)


Dog & Bear
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Dog & Bear

Expect nearly every game to be playing at this English pub on West Queen West. Slide into a cozy booth, take a seat at the bar or stand with the masses to cheer on the Raptors with a pint in hand.


The Ballroom
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The Ballroom

Prepare for a full-sensory sport takeover at the Entertainment District’s bowling alley bar. There are two floors and scores of flat screens TVs to distract yourself with the game. But don’t get too distracted if you want that X mark on your bowling scoresheet.

Hurricanes
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Hurricanes

If Toronto is playing, expect it to be screening at Bloorcourt’s laidback watering hole and sports hub, open since 1985. Keep your eyes glued to one of their 12 screens and celebrate a Leafs-Raps-Jays win with a platter of nachos. 


McSorley's Saloon
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McSorley's Saloon

Grab a bowl of peanuts from the self-serve barrel and get to cracking at this Bayview Avenue staple. The decor is on point here, and with 17 TVs scattered around the place, you’ll never miss a shot.

Brass Taps Pizza Pub
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Brass Taps Pizza Pub

This kushy pub is decked to the nines with high-top tables, TVs and a heated patio with its own set of HD screens. It’s so very hard being a sports fan—good thing that the Muskoka cottage-inspired section has comfy couches to post up with some ‘za for the game.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at McSorley's. Additional photos by Loose Moose, Hurricanes.


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