REAL SPORTS: Toronto's Sports Bar on Steroids
So how does Real Sports stack up? In keeping with recent athletic history, it’s a sports bar on some terrifying steroids. With 25,000 square feet, over 100 taps (I lost count) and 199 screens (no joke), it’s the bar equivalent of one of those juiced-up baseball players from the late 1990s, the ones with chipmunk cheeks, rapidly expanding hat sizes and testicles the size of green grapes.
But that’s not to say it doesn’t have balls to spare. The piece de resistance is a two-storey, 39-foot screen above the centre bar that makes the space feel like a stadium itself. With so many suited up Bay Street types looking for a place to unwind once the market closes, Real Sports is as loud as a stadium when somebody scores. [...]