It's the National Football League season. Whether you have a favourite team or not, it’s time to decide your favourite pub to watch a game with your drinking buddies.
Where can you have a frothy beer while cheering for that field goal that you never saw coming?
Here are five places in New Westminster that have multiple television screens, beer on tap, and an environment that allows you to shout ‘Give me a touchdown!’ without being judged.
Match Eatery and Public House
Watch football players battle it out on the field while noshing on shrimp tacos and dirty fries at this eatery, pub and sports bar combo. Set in Starlight Casino, the eatery seems pretty serious about sports — especially with menu items that are named ‘Game, set, match… burger’ and ‘Food truck double down’. Match Eatery hosted an NFL kickoff party on Sept. 8, marking the beginning of a long season of football fun that ends in February 2023.
Located at 350 Gifford St.
Details: Visit Match Eatery website
Union Jack Public House
The pub, which is usually buzzing with live music and karaoke nights, also has a huge NFL customer base. Union Jack was launched in 2013 — a new face to the 1979-founded Moonrakers. Head to this historic location to watch young athletes make history while sipping on some cool lagers and a side of hot 'Stadium fries' or a full-sized nachos.
Located at 525 Seventh St.
Details: Visit Union Jack Facebook page
At Begbies, you can order a drink that’s believed to be invented by Ernest Hemingway — an absinthe and sparkling wine combo called ‘Death in the afternoon’ — while enjoying America’s popular sport. According to the pub’s website, they screen “all sports” including UFC Fight Night, NHL Hockey and NFL Football, and have four-hour open mic sessions on Mondays that feature local singer songwriters and performers.
Located at 609 Columbia St.
Details: Visit Begbies Tavern website
The Thirsty Duck Pub
Grab a classic chili hot dog or a burger-and-beer combo and settle down to watch a game at this long-standing 12th Street watering hole, this season. With its doors open well past midnight (till 1.30 a.m. on all days except Sunday), the pub makes for a good hangout spot for those who work late shifts, or just want to end their day with a mug of beer while watching athletes compete to cover some yards.
Located at 606 12th St.
Details: Visit The Thirsty Duck Pub
The Terminal Pub
For those who want to watch the game but also catch up with friends over some Mediterranean pita bread and beef dip, The Terminal Pub might have the perfect balance. The pub will screen the NFL games but with no sound — except for the big ones, they confirm. Ease into a conversation about Patriots, Dolphins and Bears, while working on a plate of ribs and spaghettini at this recently-renovated neighbourhood noshery.
Located at 115 12th St.
Details: Visit Terminal Pub website