Tired of staring into your beer, peeling the label off the bottle? Try one of these chill sports bars if you're sick of listening to your friends yapping all night.
Sherlock Holmes Pub- 8519- 112 Street Northwest
Go to Sherlock to watch U of A games live! There's a full schedule on their website so you never have to miss a good game. Plus have you heard of fried beer cheese? Yeah well it's insanely good, and they're serving it up hot at the pub.
Hudsons Canada's Pub- 10307- 82 Ave NW
This is a straight up sports bar. The staff are incredibly friendly, the food is great, and the screens are nice and big. It can be a little loud at times but how else can you expect to really get in the spirit of the game? Did I mention there's a bacon mac and cheese sandwich? I can't even.
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar- 8230 Gateway Blvd
This place has just one big screen, but if you can get a seat in view it is totally worth it. The vibe is super chill and unique. The cocktails are to die for, and this is some of the best Mexican food in Strathcona.
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Boston Pizza- 10854- 82 Ave NW
And last but not least, old reliable. Want to have a no-nonsense night and relax with a slice in front of the TV? Boston Pizza is here for you. Don't worry about phoning ahead, there's always tables available, and staff are always friendly. Make sure you try the nachos!