With the 2015-16 NHL season approaching, many will be on the lookout for a local bar, with cheap beer, great screens, and a good atmosphere, for cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.
Here are some great places in Vancouver for watching Canucks games:
This traditional Irish Pub on Nelson Street prides itself on being Vancouver’s sports action headquarters. With 10 HD screens and central sound, Canucks fans are guaranteed a great nights viewing. As far as food and drinks go, Doolin’s offers a variety of draught and bottled beers, wine, martinis, cocktails, and spirits, in addition to your typical pub grub.
Address: 654 Nelson Street
TVs: 10 HD TVs, plus a sizable projector screen
Home to 16 HD TVs and two 106 inch projector screens, Canucks fans won’t miss a puck, when they drop by Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery to watch the Canucks hit the ice. At the bar, NHL supporters can find a range of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, cocktails, scotch, and digestifs.
Address: 560 Smithe Street
TVs: 16 HD TVs and 2 106 inch projector screens
This downtown pub provides a great setting for viewing the game, thanks to the Kingston’s five televisions and three projector screens. Not only will die-hard fans of the Canucks appreciate the televised action but they will also enjoy a range of tasty bites, like dry ribs, a pound of wings, and the Kingston Appy Platter, which is comprised of skillet prawns, a pound of wings, and a half serve of pizza.
Address: 755 Richards Street
TVs: 5 TVs and 3 projector screens
They love their sports at The Pint, so much so they boast a staggering 68 TVs to watch various games on. Canucks fans making a point to stop by The Pint can expect a boisterous atmosphere, rounds of beer, and great mid-game snacks, like wings, ribs, sliders and nachos.
Address: 455 Abbott Street
If you’re heading out the watch the game with a group of friends, look no further than The Lamplighter. Whenever there’s a Canucks game, hoards of people flock to the Gastown pub, which is home to 16 TVs and two projector screens. The pub also features a range of beers, ciders, seasonal taps, and an appetizing snacks menu.
Address: 92 Water Street
TVs: 16 TVs and 2 projector screens
Airy and modern, The Charles Bar provides patrons with bar and booth seating, as well as plenty of standing room, to watch the game. With five televisions, a video wall and one nine-foot HD screen, it’s no wonder that The Charles Bar can get crowded on sports days. In addition to their welcoming digs, The Charles Bar also offers their sports fans a well-crafted food and drinks menu.
Address: 136 West Cordova Street
TVs: 5 TVs, video wall and one 9 foot HD screen
Canucks fanatics will appreciate Malone’s extensive coverage of the game, thanks to the pub’s 18 TVs and large projector screen. Patrons can assure themselves and their friends have a seat to watch the Canucks battle it out by booking a booth for free.
Address: 608 West Pender Street
TVs: 18 TVs, plus one projector screen
Cheer on the Canucks at this sports-friendly party bar located at Library Square. This Donnelly Group pub has 17 television screens dotted around the ground floor area so that you can be stood in any section of the bar and not miss a single strike.
Address: 300 West Georgia Street
TVs: 17 TVs and 3 projector screens (one of which is 16 feet wide)
Not only is Boston Pizza a convenient place to grab a beer before a game, its also a great spot to watch a game on TV. It’s big and features 14 taps of draught beer, a range of snacks (pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers), and a 300 inch big screen — the largest in Vancouver.
Address: 808 Beatty Street
TVs: 10 TVs downstairs, 8 TVs upstairs, plus one 300 inch big screen
Come game night, Score on Davie is a popular (and rowdy) spot to be. The Davie Street hangout features 10 TVs dedicated the playoffs, and offers patrons a varied selection of Canadian pub grub, local wine, and craft beer.
Address: 1262 Davie Street
Catch all the Canucks games this season at the longstanding Dover Arms Pub, in the city’s West End. With nine TVs and one big screen, sports fans are assured a great nights viewing, with sound, in an a comfortable setting. To keep the energy levels high dig into the Dover Arms’ British-inspired pub grub and a pint or two.
Address: 961 Denman Street
TVs: 9 TVs and one big screen
This comfortable and casual Mount Pleasant watering hole is not only a great spot to knock back a few craft beers and some creative pub fare, but it is also a top destination to watch the game. Colony Bar on Main Street is home to six televisions (visible from very corner of the pub) and will play the game with sound.
Address: 2904 Main Street
Local Public Eatery in Kitsilano is where you come to watch a Canucks game in a lively and jam-packed environment. In addition to fostering a bustling atmosphere, the Cornwall Avenue pub offers local brews like Red Truck lager and Central City Red Racer on tap, and an elevated pub menu, which features yam fries, wings, Baja fish tacos, pulled pork poutine, jerk chicken sandwiches, and more.
Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue