It’s time to hit up some local watering holes, because the Toronto Raptors games have returned.
Everyone knows that half the fun of watching sports is being in the company of other serious fans, so why not hit up one of your local spots for a pint and a burger?
These are the places to get your sport on as the next season takes off.
Steam Whistle’s Biergärten will be screening the games this season and, so long as most of the restaurant is paying attention to the score, sound will be on! To ensure you get to hear commentary, bring your pals along and prove you’re eager for the full experience, volume and all.
Address: 255 Bremner Boulevard
Assembly Chef’s Hall
At this choose-your-own-adventure eatery, you can enjoy the game’s action alongside a vast selection of eats and drinks, catering to every appetite and dietary style. Whether you’re into a burger or a Buddha bowl, this is the place to sit back, relax and fill up on eats while you spectate.
Address: 111 Richmond Street West
Walrus Pub Pong Bar
While Walrus’ main floor will screen the games silently, you can head downstairs for the full, sound-on effect in the restaurant’s Pong Bar. Tuck into mouthwatering eats and refreshing drinks while you enjoy spectacular athletic performances alongside friends.
Address: 187 Bay Street
Dog & Bear
This spot makes screening the Raptors games a priority. Count on volume on all counts… that’s: food, drink, and sound. The eats are great, the beer is cold and the vibe is warm and welcoming. You really couldn’t ask for more.
Address: 1100 Queen Street West
The Pint Public House
Enjoy the games at this downtown hub, perfectly located for those finishing work at rush hour. Instead of jumping into the hustle and bustle of the downtown commute, slip on over to this spot to unwind and enjoy.
Address: 277 Front Street West, Toronto
“The best place to watch the game,” Drake’s Pick 6ix Sports is a no-brainer NBA 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
No longer Real Sports, the iconic sports-bar-turned-restaurant at Scotiabank Theatre is now titled RS. And when you enter the re-vamped space, the first thing your eyes see is a reminder of the Toronto Raptors’ Championship win. If that doesn’t work up your appetite for good food and good spectating, we don’t know what else will. Enjoy the game on any of the space’s screens — including the 63-footer.
Address: 15 York Street
While you may not be able to attend one of these at every game, when Jurassic Park hosts a tailgate party, you’ve got to go. Enjoy pre-game programming with numerous giveaways, partner activations, a live DJ, and special guests. If you attend, you’ll also have the chance to win exciting prizes including tickets to the game at Scotiabank Arena. Arrive early, as space is limited.
Address: 15 York Street