Top places in Edmonton to watch the big game

The Summer Olympics begin in Rio August 5 and run until August 21, 2016. Watch world-class athletes from around the globe as they go for the gold in every sport from equestrian dressage to golf. If you want to catch the action on a big screen t.v. and cheer along with a crowd, check out these fun sports bars. Go Canada! [Image credit: iStock.com/andresr]

1st Rnd

1
11248 104th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2X4

This is the ultimate sports bar, offering up a heightened experience for true sports fans. The bar boasts 32 HD televisions, two HD video walls and one 136-inch video screen, which always shows the game of the week. Plus, they have a wide variety of pub grub, with everything from poutine and corn dogs to ball park pretzels and deep fried pickles. On tap, you’ll find about 30 different beers, including their own 1ST RND lager.

XIX Terwillegar

2
5940 Mullen Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 0S9

Adjacent to its elegant restaurant is XIX’s lounge, which is full of televisions. Soccer, hockey, football – you name it, it’s on a screen somewhere here. If you want to enjoy chef Andrew Fung’s amazing culinary creations while watching your fav team kick butt, then this is the sports lounge for you.

Wing's Sports Bar & Grill

3
8541 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S7

This sports bar, located on Alberta Avenue, serves up classic sports bar grub every day: draught beer and chicken wings for everybody! Catch the game and chow down on the ultimate pub food while knocking back a few pints.

The Pint

4
100-10125 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P1

Cheer on your favourite team while enjoying the fun atmosphere The Pint offers. They do specials every day, with mini dog Mondays, taco Tuesdays, wing Wednesdays and more. Enjoy their wings 40 different ways, or opt for a team platter to share with your friends – even if they’re wearing the wrong jersey.

Legends Sportsbar & Taphouse Ltd

5
9221 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5T5

They offer more than just standard sports pub food, with a menu that boasts fire dusted calamari, haddock and butter chicken. But, you can still enjoy your fav pub meals, such as pizza, wings, burgers and poutine, while watching professional athletes burn off all the calories you’re enjoying.

Capital Pizza & Steak House Bellerive

6
8304 160 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P1

The latest match is on the big screen, the beer is cold and the food is tasty – basically, this is the scenario every time you show up at this fun spot. There are VLTs in the lounge, so if you like absolute silence while you watch hockey, this isn’t the place for you. But, if you enjoy draught beer and nachos, plus a fun crowd to cheer along with, then you’re set!

Horseshu Sports Lounge & Maxim's Dining

7
13610 58 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 0R4

People flock to this friendly joint for their fantastic wings and pizza but stay for the game. You can watch your favourite teams go head to head in a comfy atmosphere, while enjoying some of the best pub grub in town.

Play Back Pub

8
594 Hermitage Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 4N2

This sports pub attracts a loyal following – many of the guests are regulars and consider the pub their home away from home. It’s not hard to see why; it’s a fun place with great specials, like Steak Night and Thirsty Thursdays. They also show UFC matches.

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