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Discovery of the Month: Real Sports Bar & Grill

By on April 9, 2013

By Amber Jackson

What’s REAL enough to make a grown man cry? Sports of course – and at Real Sports Bar & Grill in Ottawa, not only do they get it, they encourage it.

With an eye to pleasing sports fans, the hot spot boasts a whopping 99 HD screens along with 30 different beers on 82 taps. This place surely has all the markings for planners in search of a unique and exciting venue in the Ottawa area. In addition, the versatility of the space, the wall-to-wall sports themed decor and great assortment of food gives this place a hands-down home run!

Upon entering, the ambiance of the 14,000 sq ft space initially screams “guy spot!” I noted the cute girls in skirts, the half a dozen different sports games on giant TV screens and the loud cheers from various fans. However, as I toured the space with Kathleen McGuire – the onsite Sales and Catering Manager – she showed me how the two-storey space can in fact be transformed to accommodate more than just a bachelor party or a guy’s night out.

Be it a corporate festivity, a presentation, or a milestone event, the screens can be used to brand your event should you take on the task of renting the entire space for a minimum cost of F&B. The three areas in the space separated by hockey sticks and hall of famers can give your event various options; taking it from an intimate 20-person party up to a 500+ event. But don’t get me wrong, if you’re planning a bash for a die-hard sports fan, you may not want to change it at all. Luckily, kitchen wizard Chef Carl Baptista has mastered the art of mixing traditional bar food with fine cuisine.  Just make sure to bring your appetite!

Not going to Ottawa? Then visit Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto. Although I have yet to see it personally, if it’s anything like the one in Ottawa, grab a couple of buddies, roll up your sleeves, put your game face on, and get ready for a good time. Don’t forget, guests are always encouraged to be loud and root for their favorite team.

For more information contact: Kathleen McGuire |Sales & Catering Manager, Real Sports Bar & Grill, 90 George Street, Unit 100, Ottawa, ON  K1N 5W1 Phone: 613.680. 7325 ext 209 | Mobile: 613.301.1421 | Email: | Fax: 613.680.7208

Amber has worked in the hospitality industry for over 5 years. With a degree in Psychology to her credit, she completed the Event Planning program at LaSalle College. She also attended a fine arts high-school developing an ear for music and an eye for art. Since 2012, Amber is applying her knowledge of this ever growing industry as a full time member of The Planner team.



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