McGregor vs Mayweather. Champion vs Champion. The fight that
movies are based on dreams are made of.
But paying almost $100 for a pay-per-view fight?
That’s money better spent on a meal and few pints at the bar… where you can post up and watch the August 26 bout for a much more reasonable fee.
Here’s a few places where you can do just that around Vancouver—just make sure to get there somewhat early for prime seats.
With early bird tickets available for just $15 and a 240-inch screen, the Blarney Stone is an attractive place to be come August 26. There’s no hiding who they’re going to be cheering for: A McGregor tribute is taking place at 3 pm, and a complementary beer is available for anyone who arrives before 5 pm.
Address: 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Facebook: Blarney Stone
Cinema Public House is playing host to the big fight with doors opening at 5 pm and tickets selling online for $20. That means perfect timing to enjoy their happy hour specials, or order a plate or three of their maple bacon wings.
Address: 901 Granville Street, Vancouver
Watch the game while enjoying the Bimini’s $4 beers (that’s “all day, every day, forever” $4 beers). While you can purchase tickets online for $20, the bar still works on a first-come first-served basis, so your best bet is to get there early.
Address: 2010 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Fans of Game of Thrones will already know The Butcher and the Bollock as the go-to place for live television, and its 202-inch screen will be airing the McGregor Mayweather fight live in all its glory.
Address: 911 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Catch the fight in Gastown at the Lamplighter—we promise there won’t be any trivia questions to daunt you this time around.
Address: 92 Water Street, Vancouver
Malone’s is offering an early bird discount on tickets purchased leading up to the fight for $15 ($20 at the door). The tickets will only get you entry, however – finding a table or place at the bar is entirely on you.
Address: 608 West Pender Street, Vancouver
As the place to go in Vancouver for live sporting events, it’s no surprise that Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery has the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight on the docket. Get there early to catch a few NFL pre-season games leading up to the big event.
Address: 560 Smithe Street, Vancouver
An ideal place to watch UFC or Boxing—or some strange mix of the two, in this fight’s case—the Shark Club has $7 double Ciroc Highballs and $5.75 Dos Equis on special whenever two big contenders enter the ring.
Address: 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
The Sports Bar at Rogers Arena will be airing McGregor and Mayweather going at it, and though it may not be quite as thrilling as a live Canucks game from the stands—there’s that Vancouver bias—it’s still sure to be a great event viewed on their many TVs.
Address: 99 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
The tickets for the Pint’s showing of the fight are a little more expensive at $30 for early bird and $40 at the door BUT they do get you reservations at a table. So, for whoever truly believes that “time is money” and can’t make it there early to secure a seat, this is probably your best bet.
Address: 455 Abbott St, Vancouver
Watch the fight while playing some ping pong! The Back and Forth Bar is airing the fight live, and is only charging $15 admission. Use that spare cash on a few of their $5 beers, or to bet on a few games of table tennis.
Address: 303 Columbia St, Vancouver
A great place to catch the fight, as The Charles Bar in Gastown boasts a nine foot HD screen where they’ll be airing it live. Their $4.50 16 oz beers are sure to go well with the big event, and tables can be booked at [email protected]
Address: 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver
Know of any other spots showing the big fight? Let us know in the comments!