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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.

  1. foodyDudey Jan 6, 2012 03:46 PM

    TheTV's at Brass Taps are OK, but much older than the ones at St Louis. If your friends like some waitress at the latter, they will not be happy with the selection at Brass Taps. Have you tried the Fox and Fiddle? I haven't been there but they must have TV's. (and waitresses)

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      Herne Apr 13, 2012 11:41 AM

      The TV's at the back of the Brass Taps are adequate but would be better if they were larger. Food is usually very good and the beer isn't as expensive as it could be.

    2. Googs Jan 7, 2012 04:52 PM

      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.

      1. Googs Jan 7, 2012 04:52 PM

        Oops! Link and website.
        http://www.facebook.com/rallysportsbar

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        Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse
        1660 O'Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4A 2R4, CA

        1. Googs Jan 8, 2012 09:19 AM

          Where'd ya end up?

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            earthmomma Jan 8, 2012 08:25 PM

            Just noticed a brand new sports bar at Woodycrest and Danforth (just east of Pape). Seems clean and a step up from the bar in that location before.... can't recall the name. It's next to the Pizza Pizza.

          2. Baelsette Jan 10, 2012 05:27 PM

            It's called Legends. Still looks kind of sketchy........

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              James Goneaux Apr 13, 2012 09:24 AM

              TKOs at Coxwell and Danforth is worth a visit. Ok, its my local, and pretty tiny for sports bar, but there is always something on, the staff is great, the wings are damn good.

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                mariecollins Apr 13, 2012 11:03 AM

                I like TKO's too.

              2. justinisthebest Apr 17, 2012 08:58 AM

                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.

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                1. re: justinisthebest
                  foodyDudey Apr 17, 2012 09:05 AM

                  The wings place at Danforth and Carlaw has new TV's, and waitresses. I only tried it once when they first opened but was not happy with the food, but it may be better now.

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