Excited for the Vancouver Whitecaps games next week? Here are 14 restaurants and bars with live screenings.

Make your #VancouverComeBack by supporting the Vancouver Whitecaps and your favourite local establishments! Teaming up to support the #VancouverComeBack initiative, MLS is Back Tournament matches are now available to watch at local pub partners in the city.

Catch every ‘Caps game

July 15: vs. San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. PT
July 19: vs. Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. PT
July 23: vs. Chicago Fire FC 6:00 a.m. PT

There are more than 64 locations broadcasting matches throughout the MLS is Back Tournament, including every ‘Caps match. For a complete list, visit whitecapsfc.com/watchitlive All establishments will be abiding by physical distancing and health regulations, so space may be limited. Fans are encouraged to call ahead.

Wondering where to catch the game? Here are our top picks:

Ballyhoo Public House

An intimate neighbourhood watering hole with a scuffed, vintage-modern feel and a menu featuring pub staples alongside local craft beers and a selection of old familiars. Manhattan by way of Dublin, located in Vancouver’s Theatre District.

Image: Ballyhoo Public House


Belmont Hotel

You know that friend who always says, ‘my house is your house?’  Well… Belmont Hotel declares themselves that friend. From morning coffee, scummy meals, late-night snacks, beer on tap and, most importantly, watching your favourite sports team, they got you covered.

Image: Hotel Belmont

Cinema Public House

Ideally located on one of the busiest corners in the historic Theatre Row section of Granville Street. The dining room, well lit by custom chandeliers, under which guests can enjoy modern pub food, or simply enjoy craft beer and cocktails at leisure.

Image: Cinema Public House


Colony – Entertainment District

Keep good company at the centrally located Colony bar, which offers great food, drinks, and games!

Photo: Colony

Dublin Calling

Offering up a modern Irish themed setting, you can expect every match on the pitch to be broadcasted on their big screens, alongside classic pub grub, dart lanes, pool and ping pong!

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Vancouver’s only tide to table oyster bar and shellfish market can be found in the heart of Vancouver’s stadium district at 762 Cambie Street. This flagship location provides the city with the freshest shellfish and seafood experience in British Columbia. The bar is perfect for pre and post-game drinks and food.

Image: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar

If you like Italian, you will love Frankie’s menu, which brings some of southern Italy’s famous flavours, pasta dishes and tasty hand-stretched pizzas, as well as not-so-traditional Italian dishes to the table. What better way to enjoy a game then with some classic Italian food.

Image: Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar


Lamplighter Public House

Housed in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel (est. 1899) in Gastown, this pub was renovated in 2007 and retains its original tin-stamped ceilings, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and railings. The rest of this storied room has been given a grand renovation, including a new sound system, classic pub furniture and flatscreen TVs. A long-time favourite Vancouver watering hole, the Lamplighter is the city’s loved pub for good reason: friendly service, honest local pub fare and a large selection of craft beer and cocktails.


Lions Pub

Just steps from Waterfront Station and the Downtown core, this English style pub has lots of traditional British fare on the menu, including bangers and mash, Yorkshire pudding, truffle and parmesan potato fries, and daily house-made savoury pie. The beverage menu features over 27 draught and 25 bottled beers. Step inside for high definition flat-screen TV’s and all sports you could want to watch.

Image: Lions Pub

Rogue – Gastown

Situated right next to waterfront station, this roomy joint provides stiff drinks and tasty meals for any occasion. Make this occasion the ‘Caps MLS games.

Shark Club Sports Bar Grill

Shark Club proclaims itself as Sports HQ. What makes them so confident? Towering big screens showing every game and fight imaginable and a teeth-rattling audio system because a true sports bar always has featured games with the sound on, right? Not to mention, they’ve got an all-star staff that are in-game shape to bring the best damn atmosphere outside of the stadium.

Image: Shark Club Sports Bar Grill

Steamworks Brewing Company

The Gastown Brewing Company, which is located onsite and brews Steamworks beers, uses steam to fire its kettles. The instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer. Whether you’re in the mood for a thirst-quenching lager or a full-bodied Stout, they’ve got a beer to please your palate. Speaking of palate, food doesn’t take a back seat at Steamworks, with favourite being their wild BC salmon dishes and lean Lamb Tenderloins.

Three Brits Public House

In the mid-1800s ‘Three English Greenhorns’ bought and settled the West End giving a beginning to Vancouver’s Three Brits public house — a beachfront hangout overlooking English Bay. As the neighbourhood’s original craft brewhouse, 10 draught taps still pour BC and import beer best matched by it’s locally sourced menu.

Image: Three Brits Public House

Village Taphouse

Taking everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, dozens of hi-def flatscreens, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Taphouse.


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