Where to Pre-Game, Post-Game and Watch the Game in Toronto
He shoots, he scores… a good deal, that is!
When it comes time to enjoy the big game, Toronto fans know how to make the most out of cheering on their favourite team. For a pre-game meal just steps from Scotiabank Arena to the best places to watch and where to celebrate with post-game drinks, O&B has got deals across the board during Leafs and Raptors home games. We’ve rounded up the best game night (and day!) happenings across the city where die-hard fans and spectators alike can get in on the action.
Enjoy Dinner and Drinks Before the Game
4 Front St. E
Whether you’re gearing up to enjoy a night of live sports or you’re just in it for the steak, Toronto fans can dig into the game day special at Biff’s Bistro before any home hockey or basketball game. From 5pm ’til the game starts, enjoy a 16oz rib eye steak for two served with frites, green beans, Béarnaise sauce and red wine jus for only $80. For just a toonie a piece, enjoy $2 oysters daily from 2–6pm with the purchase of a bottle of wine (while supplies last). Plus, swing by daily for Cocktail Hour from 4–6pm and sip on $12 “Biff’s Favourites” cocktails. Although the best deal might be their parking — a steal at just $3 after 5:30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends with validation.
6 minute walk to Scotiabank Arena.
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front
33 Yonge St.
A little afternoon fun never hurt anyone! Whether you’re looking to grab a post-work drink or some brews and bites near the Leafs and Raptors home turf, O&B Café Grill, Yonge & Front’s Happy Hour has you covered. From specials on frosty pre-game beers to signature cocktails and wine, there’s a go-to feature for every taste from 2–5pm, Monday to Friday. While you’re sipping on Happy Hour specials, why not dig into the Game Day Burger or try Yonge & Front fan favourites like the Butter Chicken or Glazed Salmon Fillet. Plus, enjoy underground parking for $3 after 5:30pm on weeknights and all day on weekends when you validate!
6 minute walk to Scotiabank Arena.
18 Wellington St. W
When it comes to Leafs and Raptors fans, residents of The Six are known to go big or go home. In that spirit, Jump’s mouth-watering game night special Surf & Turf definitely fits the bill. Featuring a 6oz beef tenderloin, scallop and shrimp skewer, sunchoke purée, Swiss chard, rosemary and sherry jus, this delicious $57 feature is available when Toronto is on home ice or court. Plus, add a 6oz wine pairing hand-picked by Jump’s sommelier for $19. Plus, check out Jump’s Happy Hour deals Monday to Friday from 2–6pm. Skip the hassle (and the cost) of parking in the core and park at Jump for only $2 from Monday-Friday after 5pm and $3 on Saturdays after 3pm.
7 minute walk to Scotiabank Arena. Accessible via The PATH.
The Rabbit Hole
21 Adelaide St W.
Still a short walk from the hub of the action, hop on down to The Rabbit Hole and wet your whistle before or after game night gets underway. Located at the foot of Scotia Plaza Tower, stop by for Happy Hour where some of the best drink deals in the area are flowing Monday to Friday from 3–6pm and Wednesday to Saturday from 8:30pm. Cheers to some serious savings on select draught beer, bubbles and select wines, plus Rabbit Hole favourite cocktails and rail spirits. Talk about a slam dunk! Hungry? Dig into some hearty British pub fare like Steak and Mushroom Pie and Ale-battered Halibut & Chips. Fancy a snack? You can’t miss the Scotch Egg, Welsh Rarebit and Beef Tartare.
10 minute walk to Scotiabank Arena. Accessible via The PATH.
Sap Canadian Comfort Food
401 Bay St.
Looking for a deal that offers more bang for your puck (ahem, buck)? Stop by Sap’s bar and lounge to pre-game with their extended Happy Hour during Leafs and Raptors home games! From 2pm until close, enjoy $5 Furnace Room Beardmore Kölsch, $5 bar rail, $1 per ounce wines and $10 classic cocktails alongside tasty bar bites! Sip your beverage in the lounge or cherry-pick a seat at the bar. Don’t miss out on this nothing-but-net special!
Watch with Us or Stop by Post-Game
Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery
42 Liberty St.
Elevating game night to a whole new level, there’s no better place in Liberty Village to watch your favourite team take on the competition. Serving up epic BBQ, mouth-watering burgers and Yorkie Pudding + Corn Chip Nachos to solo fans and team-sized groups, Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery’s TV-clad brewpub has got it all. Pull up a chair at the bar or watch from the dining room and enjoy Happy Hour drink specials from 3pm until close. Once the game ends, stick around to celebrate (or…drown your sorrows). Catching a TFC, Argos or Marlies game? Stop in on your way to or from BMO Field and Coca-Cola Coliseum.
Staying In? Order Game-worthy Eats at Home
Bayview Village, South Parking Lot, 2901 Bayview Ave.
Watching the game at home? Beauty Eats is your go-to spot for an epic game night spread. Those tuning in from Friday to Sunday can enjoy Weekend BBQ Specials like low and slow, smoked and sticky BBQ Pork Back Ribs and heavenly House-smoked Brisket and Brisket Sandwiches (Friday and Sat only). Or, take a bite out of their Detroit-style Pizza cooked in deep blue steel pans using the proper Motor City method. Don’t worry, they’ve got Nachos, Kick-Ass Wings and Fried Chicken to boot. That’s what we call a fully stacked lineup! Drop in or order online for takeout and delivery.
There you have it, Toronto — a play-by-play of some of the city’s best spots to celebrate all things sports, whether you like to pre-game, post-game or simply enjoy the game! What are you waiting for? It’s game on!