Here’s where you’ll catch Destination Toronto staff watching the game. 

Toronto is a great sports city with passionate fans to match. Whether you’re looking for a pre-game hangout or couldn’t nab tickets to the game (or 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend), these sports bars are the top picks among Destination Toronto staff.


Previously known as Real Sports, RS boasts 25,000 sq ft dedicated to the love of all things sports. You’ll find whatever game you’re looking for on one of RS’s 199 amazing TVs, including Toronto’s largest screen.

This mega sports venue is next to Scotiabank Arena, home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. It’s the place to be on game day—so make sure to get there early to grab seats.

The Dock Ellis

If you’re looking for a spot to catch the Blue Jays game, look no further than The Dock Ellis. Retro memorabilia lines the walls to provide distraction during commercial breaks and a rotating menu of local craft beers keeps the fun flowing.

Add a burger and some wings, and you’ll be ready for a home run!

Insider Tip: “Your check comes with a baseball card, so you can build your collection the more times you go. And when the bar is named after the late eccentric Pirates pitcher, you know you’re in for a good time!”

King Taps

Located in the Financial District, King Taps is a favourite for post-work happy hours, drink specials and especially lively sound-on game days. Come for the game and stay for the handmade pizza, rotating beers on tap and cool crowd at this two-floor sports hub. Watch for game day deals and specials.

Also see: Best Places for Happy Hour in Toronto’s Financial District

Queen and Beaver

Soccer fans gather just off Yonge-Dundas Square at the Queen and Beaver on game days. Priding themselves on being a good, proper neighbourhood pub, you’ll feel right at home cheering on your favourite English Premier League teams or catching the game to support Toronto’s epic sports scene.

Insider Tip: “Hands down the best especially for football. Get there early. Best fish and chips in the city. Watching football at Q&B is like sitting in your coziest living room cheering on a team with all your best friends.”

The Ballroom

Looking for a spot to both play and watch the big game? The Ballroom is a fan-favourite entertainment complex offering 10-pin bowling, ping-pong, foosball and video games to keep you entertained, even if your favourite team isn’t playing.

But don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the action even if you are occupied with scoring a strike—the 55 TVs and mega-projectors throughout the venue are always playing the latest game.

Insider Tip: “Be sure to stick around after the game on Friday and Saturday nights for live music featuring different DJ’s.”

The Rec Room

The Rec Room has got it all! This 40,000-square-foot entertainment destination has tons of arcade games for guests to enjoy, along with an awesome virtual reality experience with real-time effects and gear.

Located across from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Rogers Centre, it’s a great place to meet friends and watch the big game on over 80 big screens.

Insider Tip: “If you plan on playing games before or after the game, get a TAG bracelet and load it up with credits at one of the kiosks. Redeem your points for fun prizes!”

Peaches Sports Bar

This gem in Parkdale is a great place to watch the big game with your closest friends. Enjoy a beer and classic sports fare, or treat yourself to an old-fashioned and a steak.

Peaches Sports Bar provides an inclusive and exciting environment to cheer on your favourite team. The community loves it for being queer-friendly and welcoming. 

Also see: 30 Toronto Queer+ Restaurants, Cafés & Bars Where Everyone is Welcome

Left Field Brewery

Root for the Toronto Blue Jays at Left Field Brewery. This baseball-themed brewery is perfect for drinking craft beer and catching games on the big screen.

You can even bring your four-legged friend with you as the dog-friendly brewery hits a grand slam for fans of the game, good company and great beer. And don’t forget to check out their merch!