Three Game-Changing Sports Bars
The most sportsman-liked hangouts for Super Bowl XLVII
Say goodbye to rough-and-tumble sports bars. Some much more refined players have arrived on the scene, just in time for Super Bowl XLVII (February 3). Here are a few contenders for the most sportsman-liked hangouts:
Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery, Moda Hotel, Vancouver
This spacious downtown spot appeals to girls and guys equally with a modern decor featuring exposed brick, black leather banquettes and sleek red chairs.
Screen scene 18 HD TVs, including two 106-inch projector screens.
Italian comfort foods like wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and pasta star on the menu, while the usual pub grub—chicken wings, burgers and steaks—is elevated.
16 on tap, plus numerous imports and its own Red Card Lager.
Real Sports Bar & Grill, Maple Leaf Square, Toronto
On some nights, the wine-sipping ladies rule the roost. On big game nights, it’s the boys, but both are at home here amid the minimalist decor (mock trophies and a hockey stick chandelier are the only sports paraphernalia). Dim lighting helps everyone look good.
199 HD screens, plus a giant 39-footer. There are also TV screens over each urinal in the guys’ loo!
Try the Thai sweet chili wings or the Triple Threat Sandwich with pulled pork, peameal bacon and smoked beef brisket.
More than 80 types, with a strong showing of Canadian beers.
Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo, Las Vegas
The key word here is comfort, with well-cushioned stadium-style seats, VIP boxes, a neutral palette and an outdoor patio close to The Strip.
100 HD sets, one of which is 16 feet wide.
With star chef Emeril Lagasse at the helm, there’s a southern vibe to the cuisine with faves like shrimp po boy sandwiches, five-spice baby back ribs and tortilla-crusted crab cakes.
Brands like Coors and Bud are served by the bucket or pitcher and there is a large selection of tequila and cocktails.