Where to watch the Leafs and Raptors playoffs in Toronto

Apr 11 2019, 4:06 pm

It’s playoff season, Toronto!

The Toronto Maple Leafs will kick off their playoff run today in Boston against the Bruins,  and The Raptors will try to work some magic of their own on Saturday, April 13, against Orlando.

Everyone knows that half the fun of watching the game is being in the company of other serious fans, so why not hit up one of these local watering holes?

These are the spots to get your sport on as these playoff games take off.

Tailgate Parties at Maple Leaf Square

Fans can look forward to watching the games on the big screen alongside thousands of passionate fans at Maple Leaf Square during the team’s respective playoff tailgate parties. Fans have the chance to win trips to road games and also enjoy giveaways, fun activations, special guests, a live DJ, and more. Plus, Real Sports Bar & Grill will have a beer vendor set up and Real Sports Apparel will sell exclusive playoff merchandise at a pop-up location.

Address: 15 York Street

Locomotive Hall at the Steam Whistle Roundhouse


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Steam Whistle will be hosting parties for the games on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday, and more dates will be added when details about the Raps are released. Doors open at 7 pm and Mas Viento will be serving up empanadas for $10.00, so you’re bound to get your beer and grub fix. Their capacity is 500 and the party is first come, first served, so make sure you arrive early.

Address: 255 Bremner Boulevard
Phone: 416-362-2337


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Assembly Chef’s Hall


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To celebrate the playoffs, this downtown food hall is giving away tickets for Leafs and Raptors games. At the eatery, you can enjoy the action with some of Toronto’s top DJ teams spinning your fav tracks before and after the game, plus commercial breaks. As one of the only spots in town that’ll play games with the sound on, plus a wide range of some of Toronto’s most delicious flavours, this is definitely a place to be.

Address: 111 Richmond Street West
Phone: 647-557-5993


Walrus Pub and Pong Bar


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Free playoff pong and cheap playoff pints launch at Walrus Pub and Pong Bar when the game ends today, and continues every Leafs or Raptors game night while they’re still up and playing. Enjoy free pong play and $5 pints of Bomber Lager from the final whistle until close.

Address: 187 Bay Street
Phone: 416-363-7261


Northern Maverick Brewing Co.


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This 400-seat eatery is the perfect place to catch a game with friends while enjoying house brews and classic Canadian fare. The sound will be on, and in addition to the usual winning dishes, fans can enjoy Chef’s BBQ specials and $5 lagers and whiskey shots as they cheer on the home team.

Address: 115 Bathurst Street
Phone: 416-540-4030


Pick 6ix Sports

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Recently announcing their comeback, Drake’s Pick 6ix Sports is a no-brainer NBA Playoff destination. Now reimagined as a dedicated sports bar, the space has 38 flat screen TVs, so no matter your seat, it’s a good one. Plus, enjoy pub favourites like signature burgers, pizza, wings, and beef brisket nachos, plus a wide range of drink options to wash it all down. 

Address: 33 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-861-9966


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