The Rio 2016 Olympics kick off on this month, and while attending the world’s biggest sporting event in Brazil might be a bit out of the price range for most of us, Vancouver’s local pub scene has your back.
Featuring daily food and drink specials, pubby atmospheres, and a colossal amount of televisions, here are a few ideas of where to take in an event or two while cheering on your favourite athletes.
Olympic fever hits the Shark Club on West Georgia Street. The premium sports bar has over 60 TVs and two huge media walls, so they will play it all. Sound will be dependent on what the most popular event is at any given time.
Address: 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
This Yaletown sports bar is offering non-stop coverage of the Olympic Games. With a 9 am opening time sports fans won’t miss a single sprint, kick, or throw.
Address: 1055 Mainland Street, Vancouver
TVs: 18 Tvs
Malone’s will be broadcasting all of the most popular events, all of the semi-finals and finals, as well taking requests from patrons if they would like any particular event to be turned on. During the vast majority of these games Malone’s daily Hoppy Hour is on.
Address: 608 West Pender Street, Vancouver
TVs: 18 TVs, plus one projector screen
Providing a top-notch setting, this downtown sports bar is a firm favourite when it comes to watching any type of televised sporting game. Red Card plans to show the Olympics on numerous screens throughout the duration of the games.
For cheap drinks and all your Olympic viewing needs head on over to the Cambie. This casual haunt will be playing a stack of events, including early morning games as they’re open from 7 am to 2 am Sunday through Thursday, 7 am to 3 am on Fridays, and 8 am to 3 am on Saturdays.
Address: 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
TVs: 13 (brand new HDTVs)
The home for all fans in Vancouver to cheer on Team Ireland, The Blarney Stone will be showing all live and replayed events between the times of 11 am and 2 am (3 am on weekends). Prime time events will be shown on the pub’s 240 inch viewing screen and daily drink specials and food features will vary from day to day.
Address: 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Timber on Robson Street offers a Canadian-themed setting for those who bunker down to watch the Olympic Games in the eatery’s comfortable-casual surrounds. With 10 TVs Timber will be screening a range of events (some with sound, some without). If loads of people request one particular event, especially a gold match like women’s basketball or men’s soccer, the staff can put it on all TVs with sound.
Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
The Village Taphouse is a terrific spot to watch the Olympic Games. The brick-lined tavern will broadcast a range of events on their screens over the next couple of weeks. Check out their weekly drink specials here.
Address: 900 Main Street (Village at Park Royal), West Vancouver
The Donnelly pubs will be showing the Olympics live throughout the games. While their emphasis will be on the core pub sports like soccer and rugby, the staff is ready and able to able to tune in whatever feed or Olympic sport the guests would like to see.
Expect all big screens to be tuned in whenever Canada takes to the pitch, track, or field to compete.