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Top 5 bars to watch the Super Bowl

A large NFL football Super Bowl XLIV is seen along the beach Jan. 28, 2010, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
A large NFL football Super Bowl XLIV is seen along the beach Jan. 28, 2010, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
AP Photo/Morry Gash

Why watch the Super Bowl at home when you can enjoy the camaraderie of other football devotees and dilettantes in a place where testosterone levels are acceptingly high and the chance of unwanted disturbances is conveniently low? If cheap eats, inexpensive beer and good company are your criteria for a pleasant Super Bowl experience, then eat, drink and be merry at any of the following sports bars.

Champs: 3956 boulevard Saint-Laurent, (514) 987-6444

With two floors and thirty TV screens, there is no need to worry about getting a good view of a must-see game at Champs. There is no lack of sports bar food either –indulge in chicken, ribs, burgers and whatever else your belly desires.

La Station des Sports: 2051 Ste-Catherine West, (514) 931-5559

Known to be an inexpensive place to eat (the likes of fish and chips, wings and calamari), drink (the 4L pitcher of beer at $17.50 seems to garner the attention of sport bar-goers) and enjoy the company of fellow sports lovers, La Station des Sports may be the solution to your Super Bowl conundrum.

Chez Serge: 5301 St-Laurent, (514) 270-3262
Chez Serge is a little more funky in overall ambiance and décor than your typical sports bar. Ride the mechanical bull, have a beer and watch your favourite sporting event from one of the HDI plasma TV screens on the wall (just don’t do it all at the same time).

Peel Pub: 1196 Peel, (514) 844-7296

Because it is a fairly large space and conveniently located, Peel Pub usually gets relatively crowded with locals and tourists alike. Feel free to rely on Peel Pub for live coverage of any sporting event.

PJ Pub: 6910 St Jacques, (514) 489-6356

For those who prefer not to mingle with the downtown crowd in what can sometimes be a crammed setting, know that you can have a little more room to breathe at PJ Pub, where you can still get your much needed pub grub and benefit from multiple TV screens for your viewing pleasure of the Big Game.

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