If you’re a die-hard Toronto baseball fan, then you’re still reliving the epic postseason. Rooting for the team is exciting all summer long, and into the fall, but what’s the best way to face your withdrawal once the winter hits? For all you baseball fans wondering how you’re going to get through a cold, hard winter waiting for the next season, rest assured there are tons of sports bars to watch sports in Toronto. These are a few of the top picks.
Real Sports Bar & Grill
Located next to the Air Canada Centre, Real Sports almost feels like you’re at the baseball stadium. Its sheer size and intensity turns any game into an event. With 25,000 square feet of space, 200 HD televisions, 100 beer taps, ballpark-worthy hot dogs, and loud, passionate sports fans, you’ll be sure to get a true Toronto sports experience here. Sit back with your pals, order a few beers, and get ready to enjoy the games.
If you can’t make it down south this year for baseball spring training, you can head over to Hurricane’s on Bloor Street West to watch the spring training games. This fun, always-busy roadhouse offers a diverse beer selection and hearty sports-watchin’ grub like the saucy, finger-lickin’ wings and the killer jalapeno grilled cheese. Everyone here is always sportin’ their favourite jerseys, so you’ll be sure to fit in with the crowd.
Betty’s at King and Sherbourne is a staple bar to watch sports in Toronto. When you enter, you spot the funky, eclectic interior, and siddle up the bar. The drink menu is impressive, you hear the nachos are to-die-for. Although you may miss baseball, this is the place to get through the winter by cheering on Toronto’s Leafs and Raptors. There’s an energy at the bar that feels palpable. It’s the feeling of true camaraderie when you’re having a beer with fellow sports fans.
Prohibition Gastrohouse is a fun, trendy speakeasy at Queen East and Broadview that serves upscale, fresh comfort food. Be sure to try the bison and chorizo chili or the delicious lamb shank. But don’t be fooled by the fancy digs, as Prohibition is still one of the best sports bars in the city and the patrons here love their games just as much as anywhere else. You know it’s best to show up early, grab a seat at the bar, and order from a wide array of draft beer during. While you’re waiting for the winter to end, you can high five all the hockey and basketball fans around you. After all, baseball isn’t the only game in town.