Where to DINE for the Super Bowl LIII

photo courtesy of @batchtoronto

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend!

Still looking for ways to celebrate the big game? Toronto is full of pubs, sports bars and restaurants ready to embrace this football phenomenon. And if you’re a sports fan, then you’re going to want to get in on the action.

The Citizen

552 King Street West (entrance on Brant Street)
photo courtesy of @thecitizen_to

Warm and cozy with rustic flare; the exposed wood beams and red brick walls give Citizen a historic atmosphere. Dim lighting and dark couches make it a comfortable space. But don’t confuse comfort with casual. The food is upscale and served with style. There are many appetizers and snacks perfect for sharing. My personal favourites include the gluten-free vegan General TSO Cauliflower and Beet & Avocado Tacos (but fear not meat-lovers, will of course find wings and burgers on the menu too).

On Super Bowl Sunday, The Citizen opens at 5:00pm and will screen the game their TV’s and projectors. Special game-time menus will be out.

(And FYI, at The Citizen, there is a dress code to adhere to).

Batch

75 Victoria Street  
photo courtesy of @batchtoronto

High ceilings, bright décor and big windows. Batch fits perfectly into the historic urban setting of our city. Their craft beers are numerous and fresh; some are even brewed onsite. The Cream Ale is light and fruity (and my usual choice with dinner), but the Canadian Brown Ale has a certain kind of sweetness you can’t help but enjoy.

Reservations for Batch will be necessary on Super Bowl Sunday, but you may get more than just a meal.

If you want to have some fun before the game begins, you can partake in Batch’s Beer Pong Tournament. Winners will receive prizes – and bragging rights of course.

But you’ll need tickets for this events and the spots are limited. It runs from from 2:00pm until 11:00pm, so jump to it.

Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto  

99 Blue Jays Way
photo courtesy of @waynegretzkysto

The space may not scream football, but it’s still a great place to sit with friends and enjoy the game. You aren’t likely to miss a moment of the event (given the place holds around 50 TV’s). And there certainly is plenty to share. When I go to Gretzky’s, The Greatest Guacamole Ever, Buffalo Cauliflower and Classic Nachos are a must (though my carnivorous friends would tell you they prefer the wings and ribs).

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