A trip to North America's best sports bar (according to ESPN mobile)...
08.11.2010 - 10.11.2010 4 °C
Seeing as I wrote about a bar in the USA, I figured I should write about one in Canada as well.
Real Sports Bar and Grill is a newly opened bar in downtown Toronto, owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment who also own the Maple Leaf NHL team, Toronto FC soccer club and the Toronto Raptors. The bar was recently named the best sports bar in North America by ESPN Mobile.
It sure is big, and it sure is fancy. The TVs are massive! If you wanted to see an important game on a massive screen, Real Sports does seem a good place to do it.
I hadn't quite filled up on chicken wings at the Anchor Bar, so I ordered them again along with a pint of beer. It is nice being unemployed - if only for a couple of weeks - as it allows one to drink in the afternoon with no shame at all.
While the atmosphere of the place was great, the food and drink is quite pricey. I'd only imagine the bill one would run up if you took a table on Superbowl Sunday and watched all four hours of the game plus the six hours of pre-game show. It would be in the thousands.
So, is ESPN right? The best sports bar in North America?
It certainly is the prettiest. The prices, though, make me think they might be better places for a pint, a snack and the big game.