Real Sports Bar and Grill
15 York St., 416-815-7325
A sports bar on steroids, Real Sports is a 25,000-square-foot amphitheatre of game-watching excess with 199 HD flat screens, including one that’s two and a half storeys tall. The beer menu is supersized, too. With more than 70 domestic and international options, everyone from the Steam Whistle ($6.50) devotee to the Belgian Früli Strawberry Wheat Ale ($5.75) enthusiast leaves happy. The adventurous can try the beer blends, like Darth Maple ($7.55), which mixes Canadian, Murphy’s Irish Stout and tears of defeat.
488 College St., 416-966-5050
A recent move from the Entertainment District to the College Street strip hasn’t changed much about Smokeless Joe, home to one of Toronto’s biggest beer lists. The rotation on the 20 taps is Ontario-heavy, with brews like the fruity Hawaiian-Style Pale Ale ($7) from Toronto’s Spearhead—yes, it’s actually brewed with pineapple—and the hoppy Smashbomb Atomic IPA ($6.75) from Barrie’s Flying Monkeys. The crowd is a little older and wiser than at Little Italy’s surrounding establishments.