The Six is home to the best Toronto sports summer has to offer—and we Good Beer Folks are stoked to have front row seats to the most action-packed events. Located just across the street from the Rogers Centre and less than a 10 minute drive from BMO field, our home, the Roundhouse Brewery, is the perfect place to throw back a brew or two and dig into some great eats at our Biergarten before or after a game.
If you’re looking to soak up as many Toronto sports as summer can serve up, keep reading. Here’s what sporting events are happening in Toronto, and where you can watch them.
Toronto Football Club at Bank of Montreal Field
Toronto FC fans are fierce, and this summer, the Reds are primed to give their loyal following one hell of a show. The season is off to a great start, so slap on your game face and check out the schedule here.
The Jays at the Rogers Centre
The Jays season is well underway, which means the commute home from work is going to be killer when they’re playing the Rogers Centre. (Praise Toronto bike share!) It also means that there are over two dozen perfect occasions to come by the Roundhouse, grab a cool brew and partake in some traditional German communal feasting (and fare!) at our new Biergarten.
Check out the Jays schedule here.
The Toronto Argos at Bank of Montreal Field
You’re going to have to sit tight for a bit to catch them at home, but the Argos will be back in action at BMO Field on August 1st, kicking off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Get your tickets and check out the rest of the season’s schedule here.
Can’t make it to the game in the flesh? Then you can always watch the best Toronto sports summer 2019 has in store from the cool, air-conditioned vantage of any of the best sports bars in Toronto.
How does one define the best sports bar in Toronto?
Well, friends, it’s largely a subjective call; a matter of personal preference if you will, but your best sports bar in Toronto will invariably have these characteristics:
Great energy! Lots of excitement, without English Premier League levels of frenetic violence.
Solid tech set up! Television—lots of them. Any sports bar worthy of being called one of the city’s best will have multiple televisions, perfectly appointed as to afford ideal viewing to all bar patrons. And let’s not forget good audio. People in the furthest regions of the bar may not care about getting full play-by-play of the game, but there should be at least one area—preferably up by the bar—where the volume is cranked for all to hear.
Good brews and eats. Obvi. The best Toronto sports bar to watch the best Toronto sports this summer will have a strong selection of great beer on tap and in the fridge, as well as a menu featuring all the classic sports bar fare. We’re talking nachos. We’re talking burgers. We’re talking incredible wings and fantastic fries. And of course, some alternative and equally delicious eats to accommodate (and delight) different dietary requirements and restrictions.
Easy transit access/parking. Whether you’re coming by the TTC or driving, the best sports bars in Toronto will make getting there—and staying there—easy. You won’t have to walk too far off the beaten path, or park a three clicks from your destination in some shady underground lot overseen by some dude who you’re pretty damn sure smelled your hair when you got out of the car.
There are other characteristics of a great sports bar, but these are the big ones. And which Toronto sports bars make the cut? Here are our favourites. Some are classics. Other’s are a little more unconventional, but still totally worth checking out.
- Hemingways: 142 Cumberland Street, Toronto
- Motel: 1235 Queen St West, Toronto
- The Dock Ellis: 1280 Dundas St, W. Toronto
- The Craft Beer Market: 1 Adelaide St E, Toronto
- The Aviary: 484 Front St. E. Toronto
- The Ballroom: 145 John St. Toronto
Whatever team you’re cheering for, these are the ultimate Toronto summer sports events and venues T-dot has to offer. Use this list as your guide, and you won’t miss a moment of the action.
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