Come 8:00 pm on February 13th, the whole of the US, not to mention many fans from around the world, will be focusing their attention on the biggest event in the sporting calendar: Super Bowl LVI.
In this year’s event, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will be contesting the privilege of winning the Lombardi trophy, the Super Bowl odds suggest the LA Rams are in pole position to ensure the trophy stays at the home of the Rams, the SoFi Stadium. It’s sure to be a special event, with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr Dre and Mary J. Blige all taking the stage at half time.
Of course, out in Toronto, there’s interest in the big game. Below is a look at some of the best places in the city to catch the action.
Here are the best places to watch the super bowl in Toronto
The Ballroom Bowl
Out on 145 John Street, the Ballroom is a terrific place to relax and, at the same time, get yourself geared up for the big NFL clash. While you’re waiting for the game to start, you can enjoy some high-end bowling, savour some beer and, of course, treat yourself to the Super Bowl staple of chicken wings.
Head to 15 York Street and you can catch the game at this amazing sports bar that has around 200 screens, so no matter where you sit, you won’t miss a touchdown, crunching tackle or horrendous refereeing decision. It’s a popular bar and makes a real effort on Super Bowl day, so you’ll have to arrive early or, if possible, book a spot.
Not only the screens are plentiful. The bar offers more than 100 beers on tap. The pub grub is to die for, as well. On the menu, you’ll find chicken wings, nachos, calamari and more to get your teeth into while you follow the action.
Craft Beer Market
The Craft Beer Market, at 1 Adelaide Street East, has only been open a few years but does a roaring trade. Book early or expect to find it full come Super Bowl time as fans of the game cheer on the teams while sipping heartily on one of the many different beers the establishment offers. The menu is also inviting, boasting tacos, chicken wings, nacho barrels, crispy chicken sliders and more.
St Louis Bar and Grill
Come Super Bowl time, this bar and grill is one of the most popular spots in town. There’s no place quite like it. The vibe is friendly and relaxed, and people of all ages can feel at home there. St Louis Bar and Grill is also renowned for its devilishly good chicken wings, a reputation which is definitely a plus on Super Bowl day.
The patio is open if you don’t fancy being inside. If you prefer to enjoy the action from the comfort of your living room but still once some of those delicious chicken wings, you can order food for delivery.
Sometimes you can’t beat tucking into a juicy burger in front of the game. Wahlburgers on Super Bowl Day is just the place to do it. The chain has two Toronto locations: 46 Blue Jays Way, Old Toronto, and Toronto Pearson International Airport at 6301 Silver Dart Drive. So if you have to travel and are arriving back in Toronto the evening of the game, you don’t necessarily have to miss it. You can catch it at the airport and then make your way home.
At first, a Wahlburgers restaurant may not seem like an obvious choice, but the Wahlberg brothers are long-time New York Patriots fans. Don’t be surprised if on the day, Patriot-themed burgers are on the menu and there are plenty of giveaways and live music. The Wahlbergs love their NFL just as much as they do the burger business.
Brazen Head Irish Pub
Another fine place to bask in the Super Bowl atmosphere is the Brazen Head Irish Pub on 165 East Liberty Street. The bar has already got its Super Bowl bundle of pizza, chicken wings set up for takeaway or eating in.
One thing for which the bar is noted is it’s love of a good tailgating party (a social event held around the back of a vehicle), which it likes to hold on Super Bowl days. Although these parties are more a US tradition, they’re starting to become popular in Canada as well.
February has begun already, and fans are counting down the days until the Super Bowl. Whichever one of these locations you’re in when the match begins, you’re in for a fabulous experience.