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Where to watch NFL games in montreal?

Matteaucubed Sep 2, 2012 04:06 AM

I will be in Montreal during the weekend of 9/16 staying at the W. I'm looking for a bar/restaurant that will have the Giants vs. Tampa game on (game starts at 1pm). I'm not expecting great food, but a decent beer list would be nice.

Thanks in advance and Go Giants!!!

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    Matteaucubed Sep 4, 2012 10:19 AM

    To Clarify I am more concerned with the TV quality and being able to see/hear the games over the crappy bar food. I'm eating at Au Pied de Cochon later that night, so i am going to want to save my appetite.

    Are there bars that have satellite and the NFL package, so I am assured getting the game I want, not just the featured game on national TV?

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    1. re: Matteaucubed
      westaust Sep 4, 2012 10:31 AM

      To see the game shouldn't be a problem at any of the major sports bar places (cage aux sports, station des sports, champs) or even smaller pubs (MacLeans, Peel pub, Ziggy's...)

      however, getting the sound for that particular game can prove more difficult, depending on which other games are playing at that moment.

      1. re: Matteaucubed
        berbatov Sep 4, 2012 03:32 PM

        To be absolutely sure that particular Giants game will be on, you can go with Champs at the expense of horrible food. That is one place that will definitely have every game available. They have decent deals on pitchers but the beer list itself isn't great by any stretch of the imagination. Champs is on St. Lawrence just below Rachel.

        Also, as mentioned above, Station des Sports on St. Catherine and Fort would probably show it as well.

        If the local American affiliate of any of the networks is showing the Giants game (FOX possibly, as CBS usually shows the Patriots), then you can ask for it to be turned on at any pub/resto that has a TV and might have better food.

        1. re: berbatov
          PhilTG84 Sep 6, 2012 03:46 PM

          Station des Sports isn't a bad suggestion-- the beer selection is O.K. (it has mostly major brews on tap, and at $16 for a 4L pitcher, it's not bad). There are a few, one one Ste Catherine St. in the village, the other on Ste Catherine St./Forte. I used to frequent the latter, and it's not bad-- they turn-up the volume of games and usually have 7-8 games going at any one time in different areas of the bar.

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        Maximilien Sep 2, 2012 04:58 AM

        Surely, you can see those games at "Champs" on St-Laurent blvd. (call to be certain).

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        1. re: Maximilien
          maj54us Sep 2, 2012 09:24 AM

          champs is a big no no and huge no for food. Good for tv screens all over the place.
          it's all fried stuff and the cheapest nachos on earth. I think the buy a bag open it and put in a plate.

          I don' t know of any good pub with good food since bayou on rachel closed.

          1. re: maj54us
            SnackHappy Sep 2, 2012 11:51 AM

            Didn't Bayou just move down the street? I thought I saw it had relocated next to Chez Le Portugais. Unless I'm very much confused which wouldn't be that surprising.

            1. re: SnackHappy
              SnackHappy Sep 2, 2012 12:09 PM

              Ah yes, it would appear that I still have most of my marbles.


              1. re: SnackHappy
                maj54us Sep 2, 2012 10:01 PM

                I heard some of the partners open a bar called bayou but no food there or only sandwiches. Haven't been so don't know if it's a sports bar or not.

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            rakeypakey Sep 2, 2012 04:17 AM

            Head up to Winnies (sir winston churchill's pub) on crescent. Game w/ sound and football specials all day

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            1. re: rakeypakey
              BLM Sep 2, 2012 02:05 PM

              Good to know people can watch NFL games with sound at a establishment.

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