With the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 2016 season currently under way, many will be on the lookout for a sports-friendly bar, with cheap beer, great screens, and a good atmosphere, for cheering on their number one fighter.
Here are some great places in Calgary to watch all the UFC action unfold.
Note: Cover charge is charged on an event-by-event basis, so it’s best to call ahead and see exactly what the deal is.
Shark Club – Deerfoot Meadows
Interested in watching the UFC on the largest LED TV in town? Head on over to Shark Club’s Deerfoot Meadow location. In addition to housing 50 regular TVs, the dedicated sports bar boasts one wall-sized screen. The bar also features a range of beers, ciders, spirits, cocktails, and an appetizing snacks menu. $5 cover charge is collected upon entry on UFC game days.
Address: 7995 11th Street SE
TVs: 50 plus one wall-sized screen
Come match day, this casual hangout will screen the UFC fights. If you’re interested in stopping in at Bootleggers, call ahead to see if they will be offering any drink and food specials.
Address: 3444 32th Avenue NE
TVs: 52 HD flat screens, and one large projector screen
Schanks Sports Grill – Calgary South
Home to 72 regular-sized TVs and 13 big screens, UFC fans can catch all the action when they drop by Schanks Sports Grill to watch top ranking fighters battle it out. The sports-crazed joint also offers a varied selection of beer and typical pub grub.
Address: 9627 Macleod Trail
TVs: 72, in addition to 13 big screens
Shark Club – Calgary North
They love their sports at Shark Club’s Calgary North branch, so much so, the sports-friendly bar will be screening the UFC matches ($5 cover charge) with sound. Shark Club’s Calgary North outpost features three media walls, 25 screens scattered throughout the Sports Bar, in addition to 11 TVs located on the patio.
Address: 2493 27th Avenue NE
TVs: 25 plus, in addition to 3 wall-sized screens
This traditional Irish pub on 17th Avenue is not only home to a boisterous atmosphere, and cold pints of Guinness, it also screens a range of sporting matches, including the UFC.
Address: 1230 17th Avenue SW
Jamesons Irish Pub’s Brentwood branch will also be showing the UFC on their TV screens. Settle in to watch the fights with a draft beer and the pub’s signature Irish Stew.
Address: 3790 Brentwood Road NW