Whether you’ve been watching the Canucks all season, or you’re just jumping on the bandwagon for playoffs, we pass no judgment– so long as you’re rooting for the home team. If tickets aren’t in the cards, head to one of these bars to catch the games. Because your TV can’t give you a high-five.
G Sports Bar and Grill
Keep tabs on the Canucks – and every other team – with seven satellite feeds on 24 HD TVs and a nine-foot screen. Plan a playoff party with up to 30 pals and score the G Spot’s VIP room. 1208 Granville St., 604-687-7684.
Just a few blocks from GM Place, this joint feeds off the arena’s energy. Watch for ticket giveaways and cameos by the likes of Bobby Hull. Post-game, hit the dance floor. 180 West Georgia St., 604-687-4275.
Have a date on game night? Take her to this stylish Yaletown spot, where you can grab a cozy booth, enjoy upscale comfort food – and watch the Canucks out of the corner of your eye. 102 – 1165 Mainland St., 604-696-0400.
Go early to grab a big booth at this downtown haunt, a favourite of local sports journalists. Stay late to celebrate the win. 608 West Pender St., 604-684-9977.
Enjoy gussied up pub fare and classic cocktails here. And keep your eyes peeled for actual Canucks – though maybe not till after the playoffs. Word is the team loves this place. 101 – 300 West Georgia St., 604-633-9644.
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