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The best sports bars in Kamloops and the Okanagan to watch a hockey game with friends

Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill has dozens of televisions for you to watch the game on.
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October 14, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The National Hockey League season is underway and if you get bored of watching at home and want to catch the games with like-minded fans — or foes — we rounded up some of the best places to settle in for the action 


For hockey fans in Kamloops, you've got some good options.

Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill has 56 televisions and shows major hockey games, fight nights, and other sports. With craft beer and more familiar favourites, it’s a great spot to get together with friends and immerse yourself in the game. You can check them out at 285 Lorne Street.

You can catch the game at Match Eatery in the Cascades Casino, located at 1555 Versatile Drive with plenty to do between periods. 

Another spot to check out is On The Rocks, located at 1265 Rogers Way. You can catch the game on big-screen televisions while eating their unique take on classic pub fare or one of the menu items inspired by different cuisines around the world.


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You can catch the puck drop in Kelowna at a variety of places, here are a few of them.

Dakoda’s Sports Bar and Grill at 1574 Harvey Avenue shows every NHL game and offers a 144 square inch pizza you can share with your buds.

Want a classic game night with wings and beer? Check out Wings at 1-590 Highway 33. This family-friendly location offers all kinds of food and classic wing flavours.

Check out Rusty’s Sports Lounge and catch the game on the 24 televisions in the restaurant that is located at 1525 Dilworth Drive. They also have 14 pool tables and some dartboards, as well as a full food and drink menu.

The Canadian Brewhouse is known for having the perfect game watching environment, and the location in Kelowna is no different. Visit them at 3030 Pandosy Street for some chef-designed food, including Canadian necessities like poutine done in unique styles.


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For those of you in Vernon looking to escape to a sports bar for the game, you've got a few spots to choose from.

Kal Sports Bar offers local options from craft breweries, distilleries and they keep a focus on local food. Check them out and catch the game at 3004 30 Avenue.

Of course, you can't forget one of the classic Canadian restaurants to gather with friends for the game. Don Cherry’s at 3914 32 Street in Vernon serves up familiar beers, craft brews and all kinds of food. You can even feel a little closer to the action while eating one of their specialty hotdogs, which might be even more satisfying than the ones sold at the stadium.

The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill show all kinds of sporting events, is decorated with vintage sporting gear and also has attached fitness opportunities like squash and racquetball courts. You can bring friends to work on some wings with interesting flavours or one of their many sports-inspired menu items. Visit them at 2319 53 Avenue.


If you want to watch the game and maybe also some live music, check out Tug’s Tap House at 260 Martin Street. They offer pub fare and all the traditional beers you’re likely familiar with, as well as some cider and brews from local sources.


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Visit Clancy’s Pub and Grill for a classic setting to watch the game. They offer pizza, pub fare, and plenty of craft beer from all over B.C. Check them out at 333 Martin Street.

The Copper Mug Pub claims to be the oldest in Penticton, and with two 80 inch televisions added to their screen collection, you’re sure to catch every move of the game. They offer classic pub grub, but if you’re feeling breakfast for dinner, they’ve got you covered. Visit them at 409-1301 Main Street.


Did we catch your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments below.  

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