What's the best sports bar on the Danforth?
- grandgourmand Jan 6, 2012 02:58 PM
I'm meeting up with a few friends to watch the NFL playoffs on Saturday. We usually go to St. Louis, but I really am not a fan of the place.
How are the TVs at Brass Taps? I haven't been in ages, so can't really remember.
My friends like the waitress at St. Louis (I can't say that I'm offended by them, to be fair), so that would form part of the equation, preferably. Sorry, no PC way of putting that.
gg, you haven't mentioned any food or taps criteria. I'll assume you're just looking to have a good time with your friends enjoying some beers and the game.
Further afield, but a worthy addition to your search is Rally Sports Bar & Grill on O'Connor between Eglinton and St Clair. Now I don't drink beer so I don't recall much. I think they have 6 on tap and several more domestic and imported available. No microbrews yet, but they're still developing the place.
Speaking of which, it's a 6000 sq ft behemoth split into 3 areas. Naturally, the bar, a quieter side room with booths, and a huuuuuge back room. Anywhere you are there's a flatscreen in your line of vision. The main game is always audible without blasting you. The back room has a big screen that , I believe, is visible from space.
The food I've had has been hit and miss. Hey, it hasn't even been open a month. You might enjoy the slider trio of burger, brisket, and pulled pork. I expect all things to improve rather than ease into mediocrity. They're an ambitious set of people who own and operate Rally.
Bonus points for having their own free parking lot out front.
Danforth is lacking in the sports bar category imho. Brass Taps is usually my default, because the grub is good and there's almost always a good special.
Gabby's just east of Pape on the south side isn't all bad, but the food lacks and the tv's are just OK ... not sketchy like the surrounding spots on that strip.