Game on! Catch the match at these Vancouver sports bars

Vancouverites love their sports, whether it's hockey, soccer, football or baseball. Whichever team you’re rooting for, Vancouver has a home for you in one of our many high-energy sports bars. These local favourites are ideal venues for diehard fans to take in a game and sink a few drinks. [Photo of The Lamplighter Pub courtesy of the Donnelly Group]

G Sports Bar & Grill

1208 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M4

With seven satellite feeds streaming to 24 HD TVs and a nine-foot projection screen, G Sports Bar is all sports all the time. Not your typical pub fare, G’s kitchen boasts the best wings and beef dips in town. Canucks game-day specials include discounted meals with a same-day Canucks ticket in hand. And with every Canucks goal, you'll get a free Fireball shot. No wonder this Granville strip hole-in-the-wall is such a hit with locals.

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery

560 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0A8

If you’re looking for standard pub food to go along with the game, Red Card is not your best call. It offers so much more than you'd expect, serving up high-end Italian cuisine, gourmet thin-crust pizzas, fresh pasta dishes and a robust selection of beers and cocktails. The two monster projection screens and more than a dozen HD TVs ensure you never miss a moment of the action. Plus, the foosball tables will help keep you limber during intermissions.

The Fish Shack

1026 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5

Catch of the day meets match of the day at the Fish Shack on Granville Street. With nine televisions throughout the space and an enormous drop down projector screen, there’s no way you’ll miss any of the action. The menu features plenty of snacks that are great for sharing (think crispy calamari, fresh oysters and popcorn shrimp) as well as fishy mains like blackened tuna tacos, Po’ boy sandwiches and classic fish and chips platters. Be sure to check out Game Day features and food and drink discounts during cocktail hour from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

Two Parrots Taverna

1202 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M4

Two words: Canuck Beers! Fans here will love the discount beers offered with every puck our beloved Canucks put over the goal line. Located at Davie and Granville, Two Parrots’ raucous atmosphere fits right into the neighbourhood – especially around playoff time. The menu features elevated pub fare, including a two-pound burger that comes free of charge if you can finish it inside an hour. Game on!

Score On Davie

1262 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3

With a massive dining area, street-side patio, large bar and countless TVs, Score on Davie is perfectly designed to host rowdy sport fans. The menu features a blend of typical pub food, tapas and west coast faves. Don't forget to check out Vancouver’s craziest Caesar. This 20-ounce drink is “garnished” with roasted chicken, a minature Score Burger, a pulled pork Sriracha-glazed slider, onion rings, chicken wings, a pulled pork mac 'n' cheese hot dog and a brownie for dessert.

The Lamplighter Public House

92 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

As the official Vancouver home for the Manchester United FC Supporter’s Club, this Gastown bar hosts footie fans from across the Lower Mainland. The historic pub might have first opened in 1925, but today the modern interior boasts state-of-the-art flat screen TVs as well as the city’s largest HD projection screen. You’ll find hoppy craft beers on draught and Happy Hour specials from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays. Big kids looking for some pre-game entertainment can enjoy pool, darts, foosball and pinball.

Black Frog Eatery

108 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M8

One of our city’s hidden treasures, the Black Frog is located in Vancouver’s Gastown district at the foot of Water and Cambie. The pub’s atmosphere has a pronounced British feel and the decor features jerseys and pennants hung from the walls alongside NHL and European football memorabilia. The crowd-pleasing pub fare, lengthy list of taps and bottles and televisions on every eye-line keep sport fans happy.

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