This entry is for all you armchair athletes out there…got sports on my mind because:
- I just scored tickets to a Maple Leafs hockey game
- Just had lunch in Toronto’s newest, hottest jockspot…
This is the time of year when sports fans are really spoiled for choice here in the city. (Unless they want to see a winning team – but that’s a whole nother story…). Both Leafs and Raptors (basketball) season are in full swing, and Lacrosse is just starting up. All 3 games are incredibly entertaining to watch, weather you’re a fan or not. And if you can’t get to a game live, there are some great restaurants and bars in town to catch the action on a big screen.
First and foremost, for the biggest screen you’ll ever see – not to mention dozens of others – head over to the new Real Sports Bar & Grill, across from the Air Canada Centre. Surprisingly, the food is really good, too!
The pub across the street from the Delta Chelsea Hotel – The Queen and Beaver – is also a great place for a bite, while cozying up to the screen near the fireplace. And up the road on Yonge is the popular Hoops Sports Bar and Grill, With TV’s in the booths, a whole whack of satellite dishes, and a great vibe, Hoops has survived the closing of the nearby Maple Leafs Gardens to become a beloved local sports bar.
And if you want to get active yourself, check out T.O.’s newest hotspot, The Ballroom, a bowling and bistro hangout with 10 lanes, ping-pong tables and FIFTY television screens!