With the recent Raptors win, Toronto has caught basketball fever! The excitement is just the latest iteration, however, of the many ways Toronto supports its teams. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, or hockey, one of the best things about watching the game is getting together with friends over some drinks to cheer your team on. Check out our favourite places to do just that near Vision at Pat Bayly Square! This list of Ajax sports bars offers a little something for every fan.
The Edge Lounge
For sheer number of screens, it’s hard to beat the Edge Lounge on Bayly St West. With 10 plasma TVs and a cozy vibe, thanks to overstuffed chairs and fireplaces, the inviting atmosphere will make you feel right at home. While you’re waiting for the game to start, why not play billiards on one of their Brunswick pool tables? As a plus, The Edge features a well-rounded list of cocktails and classic sports bar fare like burgers and wraps. Our favourite, however, is their famous wings! If you’re feeling brave, try their Suicide wings, which are the hottest they offer. Visit the Edge when you’re looking to catch the next baseball or hockey game at you local Ajax sports bar.
If you love a traditional English pub, our next option is for you! Magwyers bills itself as a contemporary Canadian take on a classic pub, with a striking wood bar, comfortable seating, and a glowing fireplace completing the atmosphere. They take particular pride in their menu, which has been crafted by their chef to mix local ingredients with traditional British dishes. Look out for their Roast Beef and 70c Wing Special, a favourite among their customers! Of course, they offer an extensive list of beers on tap as well, including domestics like Mill St Organic and imports such as Guinness and Carlsberg. However, it’s the large-screen TVs and deep couches that really sell Magwyers as the next Ajax sports bar to catch the game! You’ll find the welcoming atmosphere will quickly make this your favourite spot to cheer on your team with friends.
King’s Castle Bar and Grill
Kings Castle Bar and Grill is all about elevated pub grub and a great drink menu with imported and local choices. One example is their Goat Cheese Dip, which is baked and topped with sundried tomatoes and herbs and served alongside fresh naan. Their burgers, however, are the real crowd pleaser! We love their signature King’s Banquet Burger, which layers a peppercorn prime rib patty with gorgonzola and sauteed mushrooms. For drinks, check out their over fifty beer offerings on tap. Of course, don’t let the food distract you from their multiple large screen plasma TVs. It’s no wonder Kings Castle is a local favourite Ajax sports bar!
Portly Piper Pub
In terms of the most impressive views, Portly Piper Pub just may be the one to beat on our list. Their 120 inch Matrix tile wall needs to be seen to be believed, and truly immerses you in the action of the game. If you’re the type who likes to fully concentrate on your team, however, they also have several plasma screens in private booths. Take advantage of one of the many specials while you watch, including half-price wings on Thursday, for which they are famous! We’re sure the friendly pub atmosphere and amazing screens on offer will make Portly Piper your Ajax sports bar pick.
Now that you’ve reached the end of our list, we’re sure you’ll have an easier time picking your next Ajax sports bar to catch the big game. With many nearby friendly joints offering great food and service, it’s just one more reason to call Vision at Pat Bayly Square home. Make sure to follow along on the Medallion blog for more local Ajax tips and here’s to your team winning!