Real Sports Bar & Grill 416-815-7325 http://www.realsports.ca/bar Sun-Wed 11am-12am, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am
This is not your ordinary sports bar. They have their own executive chef, Tony Glitz, whose ideals inspire a fresh, never frozen menu. Many of his dishes hold influences from East Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. So much to choose from, everything looks so appealing. I decided to start with 3 mini cheeseburger sliders, topped with a tangy secret sauce. Mini they may be, but the house-made sauce packs such a powerful punch ,you‘ll think you’ve just eaten a full size burger. If you‘re standing take a seat because gourmet nachos have arrived. The Real Sports nachos are one of the best you will find in the city. Loaded with a 3-cheese blend, fresh jalapenos, green onion, Pico de Gallo and sour cream. You can have a personal or party size with extra add-ons like: guacamole, chili, BBQ chicken and BBQ pulled pork. The wings here are just as fancy, I get them with a dry lime salt and pepper rub and a side of honey garlic sauce to dip. Crunchy, juicy, fresh never frozen wings that makes me think of enjoying a lemonade on a warm summers day. I take a breath and it is time for dessert. Yes, that wasn’t a typo, dessert at a sports bar. My victim was a 10-layer devil’s chocolate cake. Chocolate sponge layered with rich ganache served with vanilla bean ice cream. Make sure you’re not the only one having dessert because this slice can feed a small village. I felt like a kid again sitting with a giant piece of cake in front of me, so playful.
An imaginative cocktail list filled with sweet and sour, milky and clear. Caesars served by the pitcher, and over 30 beers on tap. Many great wine choices by glass or bottle. I love that every wine has a detailed description. A selection so large you’re bound to find something to fit your need.
The one pitfall to Real Sports Bar and Grill is the fact that I can never get a table. Sure you can make reservations, but most of the time all the tables have been booked a month in advance and you’re left with the “first come first served” tables, which are few and far between. The thought of fighting to find a table on chaotic game night, makes me happy that it was just a thought, and I stayed at home.