Hockey teams are facing off in Edmonton, one of only two NHL hub cities for the revamped 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After the Qualifiers and Round Robin to determine participants and seeding, Round One runs August 11–23. While the Edmonton Oilers may not be one of those participating teams (RIP and wtf), several Edmonton venues are still in the hockey spirit in support of the three remaining Canadian teams! Enjoy food, drinks, and your (second-)favourite team on the big screen.
Note: This list will be updated as the season progresses.
1) Campio Brewing Co.
The parking lot of this craft brewery transforms into the self-dubbed Campio Beer Arena, with a massive screen to cheer on your team of choice on the patio. Plus, if you order the Big MacDavid pizza, their friends at Mealshare will provide a meal for a youth in need.
10257-105 St. | 587-635-1952
2) The Rec Room
Both locations have multiple big screens and fantastic food menus. Reservations recommended and limited, but walk-ins are welcome. Tables to be spaced six feet apart for physical distancing requirements.
South Edmonton | 1725-99 St. | 780-702-1332
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St. | 780-900-8714
3) Kelly’s Pub
Located on the hip 4th Street Promenade, this local watering hole broadcasts live sporting events on their many flat-screen TVs and has regular drink specials.
10156-104 St. | 780-451-8825
4) Mercer Tavern
Located in the Warehouse District downtown, Mercer Tavern prides itself for offering typical pub fare that contain the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Many TVs inside and on the patio!
10363-104 | 587-521-1911
5) Craft Beer Market
Craft Beer Market has over 100 beers on tap to choose from—both local and internationally brewed—which means you’ll have plenty to choose from while watching the game.
10013-101A Ave. | 780-424-2337
6) Central Social Hall
Get out and get social with old friends or make some new ones—discussing the playoffs is a great icebreaker.
Downtown | 10909 Jasper Ave., 780-705-1900
St. Albert | #280, 525 St., St. Albert Tr. | 780-569-5044
7) Metro Billiards
From open to close, play billiards while watching sports! Metro has wing and drinks specials, rotating taps, and a steady stream of NHL games.
10250-106 St. | 780-990-0704
8) 1st RND
Grab a burger and a beer and watch the game on the gigantic video walls at 1st RND! They feature mouthwatering classic pub food and over 75 brands of beer and various rotational taps—plus wing and drink specials.
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St. | 780-487-4600
Downtown | 11248-104 Ave. | 780-428-7177
This craft steakhouse and cocktail bar recently installed five big-screen TVs, just in time for the playoffs! Daily happy hour specials available.
10190-104 St. | 780-540-0606
Canadian teams in Round One of the Playoffs are the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, and Montreal Canadiens!
Aug 11: Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames
Aug 12: St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks; Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Aug 13: Stars vs. Flames
Aug 14: Stars vs. Flames; Blues vs. Canucks; Canadiens vs. Flyers
Aug 16: Stars vs. Flames; Blues vs. Canucks; Canadiens vs. Flyers
Aug 17: Blues vs. Canucks
Aug 18: Stars vs. Flames*; Canadiens vs. Flyers
*Aug 19: Blues vs. Canucks; Canadiens vs. Flyers
*Aug 20: Stars vs. Flames
*Aug 21: Blues vs. Canucks; Canadiens vs. Flyers
*Aug 22: Stars vs. Flames
*Aug 23: Blues vs. Canucks; Canadiens vs. Flyers