Best places to watch Canucks games in Vancouver

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With the 2015-16 NHL season approaching, many will be on the lookout for a local bar, with cheap beer, great screens, and a good atmosphere, for cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.

Here are some great places in Vancouver for watching Canucks games:

Doolin’s Irish Pub

This traditional Irish Pub on Nelson Street prides itself on being Vancouver’s sports action headquarters. With 10 HD screens and central sound, Canucks fans are guaranteed a great nights viewing. As far as food and drinks go, Doolin’s offers a variety of draught and bottled beers, wine, martinis, cocktails, and spirits, in addition to your typical pub grub.

Address: 654 Nelson Street
Phone: 604-605-4343
Website: doolins.ca
TVs: 10 HD TVs, plus a sizable projector screen

Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery

Home to 16 HD TVs and two 106 inch projector screens, Canucks fans won’t miss a puck, when they drop by Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery to watch the Canucks hit the ice. At the bar, NHL supporters can find a range of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, cocktails, scotch, and digestifs.

Address: 560 Smithe Street
Phone: 604-689-4460
Website: redcardspotsbar.ca
TVs: 16 HD TVs and 2 106 inch projector screens

Kingston Taphouse & Grille

This downtown pub provides a great setting for viewing the game, thanks to the Kingston’s five televisions and three projector screens. Not only will die-hard fans of the Canucks appreciate the televised action but they will also enjoy a range of tasty bites, like dry ribs, a pound of wings, and the Kingston Appy Platter, which is comprised of skillet prawns, a pound of wings, and a half serve of pizza.

Address: 755 Richards Street
Phone: 604-681-7011
Website: kingstontaphouse.com
TVs: 5 TVs and 3 projector screens

The Pint Public House & Sports Bar

They love their sports at The Pint, so much so they boast a staggering 68 TVs to watch various games on. Canucks fans making a point to stop by The Pint can expect a boisterous atmosphere, rounds of beer, and great mid-game snacks, like wings, ribs, sliders and nachos.

Address: 455 Abbott Street
Phone: 604-684-0258
Website: ThePint.ca
TVs: 68

The Lamplighter Public House

If you’re heading out the watch the game with a group of friends, look no further than The Lamplighter. Whenever there’s a Canucks game, hoards of people flock to the Gastown pub, which is home to 16 TVs and two projector screens. The pub also features a range of beers, ciders, seasonal taps, and an appetizing snacks menu.

Address: 
92 Water Street
Phone: 604-687-4424
Website: donnellygroup.ca/the-lamplighter
TVs: 16 TVs and 2 projector screens

The Charles Bar

Airy and modern, The Charles Bar provides patrons with bar and booth seating, as well as plenty of standing room, to watch the game. With five televisions, a video wall and one nine-foot HD screen, it’s no wonder that The Charles Bar can get crowded on sports days. In addition to their welcoming digs, The Charles Bar also offers their sports fans a well-crafted food and drinks menu.

Address: 136 West Cordova Street
Phone: 604-568-8040
Website: TheCharlesBar.ca
TVs: 5 TVs, video wall and one 9 foot HD screen

Malone’s Bar & Grill

Canucks fanatics will appreciate Malone’s extensive coverage of the game, thanks to the pub’s 18 TVs and large projector screen. Patrons can assure themselves and their friends have a seat to watch the Canucks battle it out by booking a booth for free.

Address: 608 West Pender Street
Phone: 604-684-9977
Website: malones.bc.ca
TVs: 18 TVs, plus one projector screen

Library Square Public House

Cheer on the Canucks at this sports-friendly party bar located at Library Square. This Donnelly Group pub has 17 television screens dotted around the ground floor area so that you can be stood in any section of the bar and not miss a single strike.

Address:
300 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-633-9644
Website: donnellygroup.ca/library-square
TVs: 17 TVs and 3 projector screens (one of which is 16 feet wide)

Boston Pizza Stadium District

Not only is Boston Pizza a convenient place to grab a beer before a game, its also a great spot to watch a game on TV. It’s big and features 14 taps of draught beer, a range of snacks (pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers), and a 300 inch big screen — the largest in Vancouver.

Address: 808 Beatty Street
Phone: 604-681-6170
Website: bostonpizza.com
TVs: 10 TVs downstairs, 8 TVs upstairs, plus one 300 inch big screen

Score on Davie

Come game night, Score on Davie is a popular (and rowdy) spot to be. The Davie Street hangout features 10 TVs dedicated the playoffs, and offers patrons a varied selection of Canadian pub grub, local wine, and craft beer.

Address: 1262 Davie Street
Phone: 604-632-1646
Website: TheScoreonDavie.com
TVs: 10

Dover Arms Public House

Catch all the Canucks games this season at the longstanding Dover Arms Pub, in the city’s West End. With nine TVs and one big screen, sports fans are assured a great nights viewing, with sound, in an a comfortable setting. To keep the energy levels high dig into the Dover Arms’ British-inspired pub grub and a pint or two.

Address: 
961 Denman Street
Phone: 604-683-1929
Website: doverarmspub.com
TVs: 9 TVs and one big screen

Colony Bar

This comfortable and casual Mount Pleasant watering hole is not only a great spot to knock back a few craft beers and some creative pub fare, but it is also a top destination to watch the game. Colony Bar on Main Street is home to six televisions (visible from very corner of the pub) and will play the game with sound.

Address: 2904 Main Street
Phone: 604-565-6246
Website: colonymainst.com
TVs: 6

Local Public Eatery

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Local Public Eatery in Kitsilano is where you come to watch a Canucks game in a lively and jam-packed environment. In addition to fostering a bustling atmosphere, the Cornwall Avenue pub offers local brews like Red Truck lager and Central City Red Racer on tap, and an elevated pub menu, which features yam fries, wings, Baja fish tacos, pulled pork poutine, jerk chicken sandwiches, and more.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue
Phone: 604-734-3589
Website: LocalKits.com
TVs: 13 


Best places to watch the Canucks

By Vancity Buzz

  • Doolin’s Irish Pub

    By Vancity Buzz

    This traditional Irish Pub on Nelson Street, prides itself on being Vancouver’s sports action headquarters. With 10 HD screens and central sound, Canucks fans are guaranteed a great nights viewing. As far as food and drinks go, Doolin’s offers a variety of draught and bottled beers, wine, martinis, cocktails, and spirits, in addition to your typical pub grub.

  • Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery

    By Vancity Buzz

    Home to sixteen HD TVs and two 106 inch projector screens, Canucks fans won’t miss a puck, when they drop by Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery to watch the Canucks hit the ice. At the bar NHL supporters can find a range of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, cocktails, scotch, and digestifs.

  • Kingston Taphouse & Grille

    By Vancity Buzz

    This downtown pub provides a great setting for viewing the game, thanks to the Kingston's five televisions and three projector screens. Not only will die-hard fans of the Canucks appreciate the televised action but they will also enjoy a range of tasty bites, like dry ribs, a pound of wings, and the Kingston Appy Platter, which is comprised of skillet prawns, a pound of wings, and a half serve of pizza.

  • The Pint Public House & Sports Bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    They love their sports at The Pint, so much so they boast a staggering 68 TVs to watch various games on. Canucks fans making a point to stop by The Pint can expect a boisterous atmosphere, rounds of beer, and great mid-game snacks, like wings, ribs, sliders and nachos.

  • The Lamplighter Public House

    By Vancity Buzz

    If you’re heading out the watch the game with a group of friends, look no further than The Lamplighter. Whenever there’s a Canucks game, hoards of people flock to the Gastown pub, which is home to 16 TVs and two projector screens. The pub also features a range of beers, ciders, seasonal taps, and an appetizing snacks menu.

  • The Charles Bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    With five televisions, a video wall and one nine-foot** **HD screen, it’s no wonder that The Charles Bar can get crowded on sports days. In addition to their welcoming digs, The Charles Bar also offers their sports fans a well-crafted food and drinks menu.

  • Malone’s Bar & Grill

    By Vancity Buzz

    Canucks fanatics will appreciate Malone’s extensive coverage of the game, thanks to the pubs’ eighteen TVs and large projector screen. Patrons can assure themselves and their friends have a seat to watch the Canucks battle it out by booking a booth for free.

  • Library Square Public House

    By Vancity Buzz

    Cheer on the Canucks at this sports-friendly party bar located at Library Square. This Donelly Group pub has 17 television screens dotted around the ground floor area so that you can be stood in any section of the bar and not miss a single strike.

  • Boston Pizza Stadium District

    By Vancity Buzz

    Not only is Boston Pizza a convenient place to grab a beer before a game, its also a great spot to watch a game on TV. It’s big and features 14 taps of draught beer, a range of snacks (pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers), and a 300 inch big screen, the largest in Vancouver.

  • Score on Davie

    By Vancity Buzz

    Come game night, Score on Davie is a popular (and rowdy) spot to be. The Davie Street hangout features 10 TVs dedicated the playoffs, and offers patrons a varied selection of Canadian pub grub, local wine, and craft beer.

  • Dover Arms Public House

    By Vancity Buzz

    Catch all the Canucks games this season at the longstanding Dover Arms Pub, in the city’s West End. With nine TVs and one big screen, sports fans are assured a great nights viewing, with sound, in an a comfortable setting. To keep the energy levels high dig into the Dover Arms’ British-inspired pub grub and a pint or two.

  • Colony Bar – Main Street

    By Vancity Buzz

    This comfortable and casual Mount Pleasant watering hole is not only a great spot to knock back a few craft beers and some creative pub fare, but it is also a top destination to watch the game. Colony Bar on Main Street is home to six televisions (visible from very corner of the pub) and will play the game with sound.

  • Local Public Eatery

    By Vancity Buzz

    In addition to fostering a bustling atmosphere, this Cornwall Avenue pub offers local brews like Red Truck lager and Central City Red Racer on tap, and an elevated pub menu, which features yam fries, wings, Baja fish tacos, pulled pork poutine, jerk chicken sandwiches, and more.

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