It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not 4/20 quite yet. It is playoffs season in Toronto, which means Raptors and Leafs fans alike are gearing up for their most exciting time of the year. Playoff games kick off this weekend, and we know there is nothing that can come between you and your Toronto sports teams. That is why we’re rounding up a list of our top places in the city to watch the games.
Best Places to Watch the NBA and NHL Playoffs in Toronto
Pong Bar at Walrus Pub
Watch the game or play ping pong for free, while enjoying a $5 pint of Bomber Lager every night that the Raps play. Just steps away from Scotiabank Place, Maple Leaf Square, and Jurassic Park, be part of the team at this casual beer hall style pub.LEARN MORE
Pick 6ix Sports
After recently announcing their comeback, Pick 6ix Sports is an obvious choice for any @champagnepapi supporters. Featuring over 38 flat screen TVs, the new and improved restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the classics like burgers, wings, and nachos, while rubbing elbows with the T.O. bigwigs.
This is not only a good spot to catch the games – complete with large screens – but also a potential place for celeb spotting. The list of actors/musicians/athletes who have been to Regulars recently include Drake, Shaquille O’Neal, Kawhi Leonard, Austin Matthews (Leafs), Shawn Mendes and so many more! If you’re lucky, you just might get a chance to meet your favourite star.LEARN MORE
Real Sports Bar
Right in the thick of it, Real Sports Bar is a great pick for your playoffs viewing party. Experience the game with your fellow fans on their 39-foot HD Big Screen, as well as 199 HD TVs throughout the space. You won’t miss a second of the action here.LEARN MORE
Cactus Club Cafe
First Canadian Place or Sherway
Looking for a place to watch the game, but don’t have time to change after work? Head over to Cactus Club Cafe for fine dining with a side of killer basketball. Plus, their new Sherway Gardens location is now open so you can watch the game from both ends of the city.
Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
If you’re as much of a craft brew fanatic as your are sports, you’ll definitely want to check out this 400-seat restaurant and bar. Serving an impressive lineup of house brewed beers and all of your foodie favourites, Northern Maverick Brewing Co. will be showing the games, sound ON.LEARN MORE
Dog & Bear
Chow down your favourite pub-grub while cheering on your favourite teams at this Queen West hotspot. Imagine yourself surrounded by fellow fans, great British-style pub atmosphere, and a never ending flow of good drinks and good times.LEARN MORE
Eaton Centre or Yorkdale
Show your team spirit at one of 5 JOEY Restaurant locations across Toronto. Sip on signature cocktails or sample their extensive Happy Hour menu every day from 3-6pm and 9pm-close. This sleek, industrial-inspired vibe is for the upscale sports fanatic.LEARN MORE
With over 50 beers on tap and a menu featuring elevated versions of the classics, Kings Taps is a no brainer when it comes to choosing a place to watch the playoffs. And if that doesn’t seal the deal, buy a $5 tall can of Coors Light or Canadian on game days to be entered to win a pair of playoff tickets for each round.LEARN MORE
The Pint Public House
Just by sheer proximity to the action, The Pint is a go-to for sports fans young and old. Relive some of your favourite sports moments of all time thanks to their memorabilia-covered walls, while.LEARN MORE
Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto
Watching the playoffs at a restaurant owned by one of the greatest hockey players of all time? We call that a match made in heaven. Surround yourself with Wayne’s personal collection of memorabilia, while catching the game on over 50 HD TVs. Did we mention they celebrate “APPY” hour every day from 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and $6 pints of Steam Whistle?
Assembly Chef’s Hall
Amidst all the action and with one of the best setups in the city, Assembly Chef’s Hall is the playoff headquarters of Toronto. Perfect for big and small groups, the space is equipped with a giant projector and is home to some of the best chef’s and game day eats in the city, from BBQ to fried chicken sandwiches.LEARN MORE
Nestled in the heart of Toronto, Petty Cash features outstanding drink deals, menu items, and of course, a perfect view of the game from any seat in the house!LEARN MORE
MARBL doesn’t joke around when it comes to playoff season. With massive projects and crisp sound systems, space is home to some of the biggest sports fans in the city!
Baro’s rooftop patio is one of the newest additions to the city and the easiest choice when it comes to deciding where to watch the playoffs! TV’s line the bar which offers a great view of the game!LEARN MORE
Where are you planning to watch the playoff games? Be sure to rock your jerseys and rep your fave players, and share your photos with us on social using #TorontoVIBE.