Canada is known for a number of different reasons, from beautiful landscapes and emerald lakes to spectacular mountains and excellent skiing locations. However one of the biggest reasons why Canada is such a respected country is because of its sporting heritage, with world-famous athletes competing in Olympic Games as well as sports leagues all over the globe.
From Curling to Lacrosse, Basketball to Soccer, the Canadians have dominated a number of sports over the years. Not only is it the home of Ice Hockey (the country’s most prevalent winter sport and spectator sport), but the Canadians also generate great success at the Winter Olympics – many of which have been hosted by the country itself.
One of the main hubs for sport in Canada is Toronto, and the city’s home basketball team – the Blue Jays – as well as the Raptors, generate some of the biggest attending crowds in the country. Although spare tickets to these games can be scarce, Toronto benefits from a huge community of sports bars dedicated to showing as many games as they can. Let’s take a look at some of Toronto’s best sports bars!
Real Sports Bar & Grill
This is the number one sports bar in Toronto, and customers can benefit from ESPN coverage of all major sporting events as well as great beer and excellent service. Situated next to the Air Canada centre at Maple Leaf Square, Real Sports Bar & Grill also offers a great food menu too, including succulent beef burgers and tasty fries – just what you need when settling down for the big game!
With over 100 taps serving more than 30 different brands of beer, Real Sports Bar & Grill really looks after its customers. 199 HD televisions dominate the walls of this magnificent establishment, and if you’re looking for a challenge, try and attempt the 67 oz AAA Canadian Grill Roasted Rib Eye, including a pound of chips and free drink refills!
Ballroom – “Eat. Drink. Ball”
Second only to the Real Sports Bar & Grill, the Ballroom is another great place to chill out and watch the game. Inside you’ll find a boutique bowling alley that extends out onto a huge patio – an excellent addition in the summertime. Furthermore, the Ballroom can hold over 900 people across its two vast open-plan floors, offering lots of comfortable seating as well as table service.
When it comes to the food at the Ballroom, the head chef is certainly worth his weight in gold. From the famous chicken wings to the loaded nachos, this bar is undoubtedly one of the best in Toronto!
Wheat Sheaf Tavern
If you’re looking for an alternative spot to watch the game, then what not try the vintage Wheat Sheaf Tavern. Not only is it Toronto’s oldest bar, first opening its doors in 1849, but it’s one of the only bars in the city to encompass that ‘cheers’ vibe in their immaculate service. With 13 HD televisions to go with the intimate atmosphere this bar creates, there’s no better place to watch the Hockey than the Wheat Sheaf Tavern.
This guest post has been written by James Honnan Mellett who writes on behalf of cruise.co.uk.