Six places in Toronto to watch the men’s gold-medal Olympic hockey game on Sunday

Six places in Toronto to watch the men’s gold-medal Olympic hockey game on Sunday

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Things are looking good for Toronto sports fans: Canada made the men’s hockey final, the city okayed early-morning bar hours, and the weekend weather forecast looks less depressing than it has in months. Now it’s just a matter of choosing the ideal destination to watch Canada take on Sweden in Sochi. Here, six places that will definitely be open and serving booze by 7 a.m. on Sunday.

1. Real Sports Bar & Grill
It’s big, loud and right downtown, meaning you’ll be in the thick of the euphoric revelry (or maudlin tears, depending). Reservations for Sunday morning are full, but bar stools are still up for grabs.
15 York St, 416-815-7325,

2. The Dock Ellis
The ideal spot for sports fans who ask a little more from their bar food. Expect fewer jerseys, more hipster plaid.
180 Dundas St. W., 416-792-8472,

3. The Dog and Bear
This traditional British pub from the Parts and Labour crew offers 20 beers on tap, plus fun-to-eat brunch dishes like Toad in a Hole.
1100 Queen St. W., 647-352-8601,

4. The Queen and Beaver
Expect to meet a lower-key sportsman at this downtown pub. The reservation book filled up fairly fast, but there is limited room for walk-ins.
35 Elm St., 647-347-2712,

5. Monarch Tavern
The budget-friendly tavern in Little Italy is making pancakes in honour of the occasion—with patriotic maple syrup, of course.
12 Clinton St., 416-531-5833,

6. The Curzon
Leslieville’s comfy dive has tons of early-morning deals in the works, including a beer-and-slider special, five-dollar bottles of Pabst and (for iron-stomached watchers) three-buck shots of Jim Beam.
1192 Queen St. E., 416-850-3650,