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tj2007 Dec 6, 2008 10:10 AM

Looking for a place to watch the De La Hoya fight tonight. Looking for a spot we could grab a decent bite to eat at the same time. Any recommendations?

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    thebutcher Dec 6, 2008 10:30 AM

    Footbal Factory at Bathurst/Richmond...lots of TV's - if you get a booth you get your own personal TV.
    Gretsky"s?
    Wheatsheaf?

    1. JamieK Dec 6, 2008 10:59 AM

      The Harbour Sports Grille on Yonge near Queen's Quay is pretty good for a sports bar -
      http://www.harboursportsgrille.com

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        BloorWestie... Dec 7, 2008 01:43 AM

        Yes I second Harbour good for a downtown sportsbar...

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          Googs Dec 7, 2008 07:50 AM

          Okay now I gotta ask... How's the food at Harbour Sports gentlemen? I long for a place where I can get a decent meal and watch a hockey game. Not all sports fans want nachos and beer. Okay we do, but not as a steady diet. I have a niche that needs scratching.

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            Wahooty Dec 7, 2008 09:07 AM

            Not quite in your neighborhood, Googs, but you might want to try The Dizzy on Roncesvalles sometime. It's not your typical sports bar food, although I don't know that their use of the word "gastropub" is really warranted. Definitely a step above beer and nachos, though - they don't even have nachos on the menu. :)

            http://thedizzy.ca/

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              Googs Dec 7, 2008 10:30 AM

              Thanks Wahooty. If I'm out that way on game night, I'll check it out.

              Has anyone tried The Bottom Line? If the food lives up to the website mythology it would be spot on. That is, they seem to follow the basic credo of tasty bites that don't require much cutlery. Hard to concentrate on Don Cherry while carving...
              http://www.bottomlinerestaurant.com/

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              JamieK Dec 7, 2008 09:29 AM

              It's a convenient spot for me to meet with a certain group of friends every now and then. So I don't go for the food or even the sports. It's more about the beer, the snacks and the patio for me. Having said that, I like their nachos. The place also has a more upscale-ish feel to it than your typical sports bar.

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                gregclow Dec 8, 2008 06:59 AM

                I'd second the recommendation of The Football Factory, mentioned earlier in the thread. While the main screens are generally tuned to a soccer match, the booths all have personal flat-screens that you can flip over to whatever you want to watch. And the food is fantastic.

                http://www.thefootballfactory.ca/
                http://www.tasteto.com/2008/11/04/pub-crawl-the-football-factory/
                http://www.martiniboys.com/Toronto/Th...

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