So, the Raptors have made the NBA finals, but have you figured out where you’re going to watch the big game? Have no fear, we’ve mapped out a list of great venues showcasing the game to ensure you get the best seat in the house.
Serving up more than just the usual brews and pizzas, this restaurant chain will be showing the Raptors playing on multiple big screens at all locations. Various Locations.
Nothing screams #WeTheNorth quite like the Canadian Brewhouse. This restaurant chain specializes in brews with at least 20 on tap and every dish is neatly adorned with a small Canadian flag—poutine, anyone? But best of all, flat screen TVs pepper the walls everywhere ensuring prime seating for any sporting event. Various locations.
Central Social Hall
You made it through the week and now it’s time to relax and have some fun. Get out and get social with old friends or make some new ones—discussing the Raptor’s game is a great icebreaker! 10909 Jasper Ave., 780-705-1900; #280 525 St. St. Albert, 780-569-5044.
Cineplex South Edmonton
Watching the Raptors game on one of the largest screens possible sounds like a dream come true. Thanks to Cineplex partnering with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment that dream can be a reality. Sit in a theatre with all movie-watching amenities readily available and indulge in an immersive experience you would only otherwise find sitting courtside at the game itself. 1525-99 St, 780-436-8585.
You’ll find nothing but good sports here! Both Edmonton locations have been diligently following the Raptors as they play their way into NBA history. The basketball fever in the room is palpable and there’s a good chance you’ll be going home with some Raptor swag to commemorate this huge moment. 1672 Brbn St., West Edmonton Mall, 780-487-4600; 11248-104 Ave., 780-428-7177.
Don’t miss out on some awesome NBA-related deals at Edmonton’s Hudson Pub locations. If you come wearing Raptors gear (because why wouldn’t you) you’ll be rewarded with FREE wings. What are you waiting for? 10141-109 St, 780-705-0572; 10307 Whyte Ave, 780-433-4526.
Located in West Edmonton Mall, this location is easy to get to and offers a large screen viewing experience. Witness this big event in style and comfort! 8882-170 St, 780-444-2400.
The Rec Room
This super fun venue offers you everything you could dream of and more. Arcade games, a poutine bar, and the biggest flat screen TV’s, plus a licensed bar which allows kids and the kid in all of us to come out and play. South Edmonton, 1725-99 St, 780-702-1332; West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St, 780-900-8714.