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40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 10 Jun 2018, 17:20
by argo1
The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday (June 14) in all its celebratory glory as host Russia plays Group A opponents Saudi Arabia in Moscow at 11 a.m. TSN/CTV (they are seven hours ahead).

The biggest sporting event of the summer is about to kick off! FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15 and while Canada doesn’t have a team competing, the month-long tournament will attract soccer fans from across Toronto as they cheer on countries around the world.

If you’re looking to catch the action on a big screen and score a beer (or even breakfast), here are the Toronto bars that will be airing the games live.


Bairrada Churrasqueira
Reservations are recommended if you want to watch World Cup on the patio at the College Street Churrasqueira. Expect Portugal games to take precedence whenever airing.
Address: 1000 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-539-8239
Address: 1560 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-346-1560
Address: 2293 St. Clair West, Toronto
Phone: 416-762-4279
http://www.bairrada.ca/


Baro
Consider this Latin American restaurant on King West as Columbia HQ during World Cup. The restaurant is hosting viewing parties on big screens for Colombia’s group stage matches along with food, drink, and team Colombia giveaways!
Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-363-8388
http://barotoronto.com


Batch
This brewpub will be airing the games on during regular hours. Programming still to be confirmed.
Address: 75 Victoria Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-238-1484
http://batchtoronto.com


Betty’s
The King West bar hosts the Danish Canadian Chamber of Commerce in screening all the Denmark games during World Cup!
Address: 240 King Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-1300
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/bettys-toronto


Canecas Sports Bar
Cheer on Team Brazil here! The sports bar on Rogers Road is home to the Roosters, aka A Galo Toronto.
Address: 605 Rogers Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-652-3085
https://www.zomato.com/toronto/canecas-york


Cafe Diplomatico
The absence of the Azzurri from this year’s World Cup, doesn’t mean screens will go dark at this Little Italy institution. Look forward to watching matches on the patio as well as on big screens inside.
Address: 594 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-534-4637
http://www.cafediplomatico.ca


Craft Beer Market
Reix Events hosts a finale party on Sunday, July 15 at 10.30 am. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will be donated to the MLSE Foundation. tickets are $20
Address: 1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
Phone: 437-922-2337
http://craftbeermarket.ca/toronto


The Dock Ellis
Named after the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher who said he threw a no-hitter in 1970 under the influence of LSD, this fun sports bar has communal tables, Ontario craft beer on tap, and numerous big and small TVs. And situated between Little Italy and Little Portugal, it’s definitely centred in one of the city’s soccer hot spots.
Address: 1280 Dundas St. W.
Phone: 416-792-8472
http://thedockellis.com/


Don Quixote
Right in the centre of St. Clair “the capital of soccer when it comes to celebrations during the World Cup,” according to Toronto City Councillor Cesar Palacio, this restaurant has a huge patio and outdoor TV screens. Palacio also likes Rio 40 Degrees and Tricolore Bar & Cafe on St. Clair.
Address: 1331 St. Clair West (near Lansdowne)
Phone: 416-652-7777
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/don-quixote-toronto


Duke Pubs
The chain of public houses is hosting a foosball tournament during the entire month of World Cup. There will be a Point Race competition with weekly events and challenges happening every Wednesday at 5 pm at the Duke of Cornwall, Devon, Richmond, Somerset, and Westminster and 7 pm at the Duke of Kent and York.
Address: Duke of Cornwall, 400 University Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-640-3853
Address: Duke of Devon, 66 Wellington St. West, Toronto
Phone: 416-642-3853
Address: Duke of Kent, 2315 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-485-9507
Address: Duke of Richmond, 20 Queen St. West, Toronto
Phone: 416-340-7887
Address: Duke of Somerset, 655 Bay Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-640-0921
Address: Duke of Westminster, 77 Adelaide St. West, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-2761
Address: Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave. – Just north of St. George Station.
Phone: 416-964-2441
https://dukepubs.ca/


EarlsCourt BBQ
The smokehouse on St. Clair will be airing matches every Sunday with AYCE BBQ brunch. Once the quarter-finals kick off, the restaurant will show every game until the finals. Look forward to $5 featured pints or cans of craft beer plus some special suds from whichever countries make it to the last game.
Address: 1278 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Phone: 647-931-0904
http://earlscourtbbq.com/


The Elephant & Castle
Expect this King West pub (and its patrons) to be cheering for England throughout the World Cup games.
Address: 212 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-598-4455
https://www.elephantcastle.com/home/king-street


The Feathers
This Scarborough bar is sure to attract English supporters during the World Cup games.
Address: 962 Kingston Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-694-0443
http://thefeatherspub.ca


The Fifth Pubhouse
You can “work” AND watch World Cup on weekdays from 8 am at this public house that’s hosting viewings in partnership with Flexday.
Address: 221 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-0390
https://thefifthpubhouse.com


Firkin on Yonge
Choose a Firkin, any Firkin. There are 25 Firkin pubs in Greater Toronto so I just went with the one I most recently visited in downtown Toronto, where I walked up to the second floor, and enjoyed myself with friends on a Union Jack patterned couch. Britannia definitely rules here.
Address: 207 Yonge St.
Phone: 647-345-0455
http://www.firkinpubs.com/firkinonyonge/


Football Factory
This traditional English pub majors in all things football so you can be sure that the game will be on – with sound – throughout the entire tournament.
Address: 164 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-4625
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_R ... tario.html


Gretzky’s
During game times only, this iconic Toronto sports bar is offering 40 Mini Wings with a pitcher of Budweiser for $40 plus look forward to Labatt giveaways including shirts, hats, flagged towels, and soccer balls.
Address: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Phone: 416-348-0099
http://gretzkys.com


Hemingway’s
“Every game all tournament, even the crazy early ones,” including the 6 am Australia vs. France match. License permitting, the Yorkville pub plans to start serving from 9 am.
Address: 142 Cumberland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-4625
http://hemingways.to


The Irish Embassy
Located in the Financial District, there is no Ireland or Northern Ireland to cheer for this year, but that won’t put a damper on the World Cup celebrations at this large bar and restaurant. And if it’s too crowded there’s always their sister property, P.J. O’ Brien’s around the corner (39 Colborne Street).
Address: 49 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-866-8282
http://irishembassypub.com


Macho Radio Bar
The Tex Mex restaurant in City Place will be hosting the games when they’re on during regular hours.
Address: 92 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Phone: 416-623-2323
http://machoradiobar.com


The Monarch
Another neighbourhood gem in Little Italy, between Dundas West and College, this one’s a real landmark having served the area since 1927. Fifteen local craft beers and the best selection of bourbon whiskey is on tap upstairs.
Address: 12 Clinton St.
Phone: 416-531-5833
http://www.themonarchtavern.com


The Office Pub
The John Street location will be open as early as 8 am for games and is billing itself as the Colombian Head Quarters for World Cup 2018. Look forward to drink specials like $6.50 pints of Heineken during game time and lots of prizes including a jersey, a 50″ TV, TFC tickets, and more!


The King Street location is opening for games at 9 am and will be offering a $6.99 breakfast special and $6.50 Heineken pint during World Cup games.
Address: 117 John Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-977-1900
Address: 7 King Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-827-1815
http://www.theofficepub.ca/


Opera Bob’s Public House
As the home to the Manchester City Supporters Club, this pub is almost definitely going to attract English supports during World Cup matches.
Address: 1112 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-536-5585
http://operabobspublichouse.com


Otto’s Bierhalle
Cheer on Deutscher Fussball Bund at this German beer hall promising two massive screens and many bier specials. A full schedule for the games is already posted.
Address: 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-901-5472
https://www.ottosbierhalle.com


The Oxley
This red house in Yorkville with an inviting forest green interior is for the more refined soccer fan with two patios, and two bars including the adorable upstairs pub, The Snug. Also, among their “classic British dishes” are roast beef with Yorkshire pudding for Sunday brunch. You may also like to check out its equally stylish sister property, the Queen & Beaver, at 35 Elm Street, between Bay and Yonge, especially the second floor outside deck.
Matches will be shown from 11 am onwards (if not earlier, depending on demand). While England games remain at the heart of the atmosphere, the pub will appeal to a broad fan base.
Address: 5 St Joseph Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-1501
https://theoxley.com


The Pint
Home to an expansive selection of wings and beers, this pub on Front Street is billing itself as Germany HQ during World Cup hosting public screenings for all GER games with the German Consulate General Toronto.
Address: 277 Front Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-340-6395
http://toronto.thepint.ca


The Piston
Calling itself England HQ, The 3 Lions Den promises to show all England games live on “a massive crystal clear HD screen with full immersive sound.” English football trivia, draws, and English Indie, New Wave, and Punk music will be spinning before and after the matches. PLUS there’s a ‘Full English’ Breakfast buffet on offer for the early game(s).
Address: 937 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-532-3989
https://www.thepiston.ca


Queen and Beaver
This English public house will be showing ALL the games and will even offer a few breakfast items such as coffee, tea, a breakfast sandwich, and hot scones for those early morning games.
Address: 35 Elm Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-2712
https://queenandbeaverpub.ca


Real Sports
The massive sports bar boasts an XXXL screen as well as TVs in view from practically every table.
Address: Maple Leaf Square 15 York Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-815-7325
http://realsports.ca/BarAndGrill/toronto


Rio 40
Cheer on Team Brazil while tucking into a big bowl of feijoada at this restaurant in Corso Italia.
Address: 1256 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Phone: 416-654-6363
http://www.rio40restaurant.com


The Rushton
Follow the Swiss flags to find this viewing party (happening during Swiss games) at this St. Clair West bar. The party is hosted by Swiss Club Toronto.
Address: 740 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Phone: 416-658-7874
http://www.therushton.com


Royal Meats
Balkan favourites (think Chevaps and Shopska) are on the menu and expect Serbian and Croatian games to take priority at this BBQ joint in Etobicoke.
Address: 710 Kipling Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-251-1144
https://www.royalmeats.ca


Shark Club
Join the action at this Yonge-Dundas bar that’s opening at 8 am during World Cup – taps start flowing at 9 am! Early risers can even enjoy a World Cup Breakfast of Champions during the early games.
Address:10 Dundas St East, Suite 310, Toronto
Phone: 416-506-0753
https://www.sharkclub.com/location/toronto/


Scallywags
Dedicated to airing international sports (including football) on their cute rooftop patio and rustic indoor bar, this homey locale is the perfect place to get your English, Brazilian, and Spain FIFA fix. Dish on their all-American comfort food (pizza! burgers! nachos!) while you watch all of the action on one of their 30 plasma screens.
Address:11 St Clair Ave. W.
Phone: 416-922-3737
http://www.scallywags.ca


Striker
The full schedule for group stage games is already listed online at Toronto’s first LGBTQ sports bar.
Address: 31 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-929-9595
http://strikertoronto.ca


The Wickson Social
While sister spot, The Queen & Beaver (https://queenandbeaverpub.ca/) will be fully embracing its British spirit, this public house boasts a broader fan base and will be screening major games along with individual games from 11 am onward dependent on request.
Address: 5 St Joseph Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-1501
https://thewicksonsocial.com


Wvrst
Germany sausages and German games! Since the Musket shuttered in 2017, this might be the number one destination for German football fans to congregate.
Address: 609 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-703-7775
https://www.wvrst.com/



Sources:
http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/l ... cup-soccer
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/fifa-world ... -bars-2018
http://www.flare.com/localist/where-to- ... 18-canada/

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 22:13
by revterb
If you're downtown, Same place as Shark Club one level up - Milestones at Dundas Square has a bar section that's playing some of the games too. Good outdoor patio too.

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 16 Jun 2018, 15:11
by Robi
Couple of more places:

Copacobana Steakhouse http://www.thecopa.ca/
Where: 150 Eglinton Ave. E

Hunter’s Landing http://hunterslanding.ca/
Where: 82 Fort York Blvd.

If you're downtown by the AGO, there's 3 bars right across the street (Village Idiot, Provo and Sin & Redemption) but none of them have TVs, but if you go up a block north to Baldwin St. there's all the ramen and TVs you could want, Mo'Ramyun isn't bad

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 21 Jul 2018, 18:50
by zoltan.hunt
Robi wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 15:11
Couple of more places:

Copacobana Steakhouse http://www.thecopa.ca/
Where: 150 Eglinton Ave. E

Hunter’s Landing http://hunterslanding.ca/
Where: 82 Fort York Blvd.

If you're downtown by the AGO, there's 3 bars right across the street (Village Idiot, Provo and Sin & Redemption) but none of them have TVs, but if you go up a block north to Baldwin St. there's all the ramen and TVs you could want, Mo'Ramyun isn't bad
Those three do have a some beers though :)

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 22 Jul 2018, 13:20
by JimFry
zoltan.hunt wrote:
21 Jul 2018, 18:50
Robi wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 15:11
Couple of more places:

Copacobana Steakhouse http://www.thecopa.ca/
Where: 150 Eglinton Ave. E

Hunter’s Landing http://hunterslanding.ca/
Where: 82 Fort York Blvd.

If you're downtown by the AGO, there's 3 bars right across the street (Village Idiot, Provo and Sin & Redemption) but none of them have TVs, but if you go up a block north to Baldwin St. there's all the ramen and TVs you could want, Mo'Ramyun isn't bad
Those three do have a some beers though :)
Yes, Provo has a ton of Ontario craft brews, but closes too early! The other two are open later and have more pub feel to them and a lot of Euro beers.

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 25 Jul 2018, 10:56
by argo1
... or better yet, College St. past Bathurst :)

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 02 Aug 2018, 20:15
by Robi
zoltan.hunt wrote:
21 Jul 2018, 18:50
Robi wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 15:11
Couple of more places:

Copacobana Steakhouse http://www.thecopa.ca/
Where: 150 Eglinton Ave. E

Hunter’s Landing http://hunterslanding.ca/
Where: 82 Fort York Blvd.

If you're downtown by the AGO, there's 3 bars right across the street (Village Idiot, Provo and Sin & Redemption) but none of them have TVs, but if you go up a block north to Baldwin St. there's all the ramen and TVs you could want, Mo'Ramyun isn't bad
Those three do have a some beers though :)
Depends on preferences I suppose. I am picky when it comes to beer. What kind do you like? Might be able to recommend a better place for next year.

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 05 Aug 2018, 15:05
by zoltan.hunt
Robi wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 20:15
zoltan.hunt wrote:
21 Jul 2018, 18:50
Robi wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 15:11
Couple of more places:

Copacobana Steakhouse http://www.thecopa.ca/
Where: 150 Eglinton Ave. E

Hunter’s Landing http://hunterslanding.ca/
Where: 82 Fort York Blvd.

If you're downtown by the AGO, there's 3 bars right across the street (Village Idiot, Provo and Sin & Redemption) but none of them have TVs, but if you go up a block north to Baldwin St. there's all the ramen and TVs you could want, Mo'Ramyun isn't bad
Those three do have a some beers though :)
Depends on preferences I suppose. I am picky when it comes to beer. What kind do you like? Might be able to recommend a better place for next year.

Thanks yes, there's no shortage of good beer places downtown - the good thing about those two is the prices at Village Idiot / Sin and Redemption are better than a lot of other downtown places for the same beers (you pay about $2-3 more on some of the Belgium beers at places like bier markt).

Re: 40+ Places Where to watch FIFA 2018 in Toronto

Posted: 09 Aug 2018, 01:04
by Robi
zoltan.hunt wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:05
Robi wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 20:15
zoltan.hunt wrote:
21 Jul 2018, 18:50


Those three do have a some beers though :)
Depends on preferences I suppose. I am picky when it comes to beer. What kind do you like? Might be able to recommend a better place for next year.

Thanks yes, there's no shortage of good beer places downtown - the good thing about those two is the prices at Village Idiot / Sin and Redemption are better than a lot of other downtown places for the same beers (you pay about $2-3 more on some of the Belgium beers at places like bier markt).
Anyone who sells Belgium beers at a higher mark-up only gets away with it cause people are willing to pay for it. I am cheap and I don't need a fancy beer. I like basic brews.