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Maple Leafs News and Views => Main Leafs Hockey Talk => Topic started by: scottishguyintoronto on August 23, 2014, 05:32:43 PM

Title: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: scottishguyintoronto on August 23, 2014, 05:32:43 PM

With the new season upcoming I was wondering if anyone had any info on meetup groups to watch leafs games in sports bars etc.

As previously mentioned I've been in Toronto a year and most of my mates are Scottish, English or Irish guys who don't really follow hockey. My 2 mates who got into the leafs with me have went home to the UK and now I'm at a lose end regards watching games.

Was searching the meetup site to see if there was any organized groups for people watching leafs games. Didn't find anything.

I really want to watch the leafs in a social enviroment this year. One of the key reasons that made me want to come to Toronto was the hockey and being able to watch games in bars etc.

Anyone know of any meetup groups to watch Leafs in downtown toronto? Don't have the sort of money to buy tickets for games but defo interested in hitting a sports bar for some atmosphere.

Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: OldTimeHockey on August 24, 2014, 05:58:29 AM
Are these self help groups? If so, I'm in!
Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: Rebel_1812 on August 24, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
which bar were you thinking about? 
Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on August 27, 2014, 12:49:23 AM
Sorry, I can't say I know of any specific meetup groups of Leaf fans.  However, if there should ever be a gathering of people from this site for a game, I'll do my darndest to attend, although with two young kids it's often hard to find a good day to work it out.

As an aside, good for you for hanging in there with the Leafs, scottishguy.  I was afraid the horrible end to last season would have killed your great enthusiasm for the team.  Good on you for coming right back for more.  Cheers!
Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: BMan on August 27, 2014, 11:42:43 AM
ScottishGuyinTO, are you signed up for meetup.com? It's a free website that has tonnes of groups you can join, sometimes for like $5, but if you can't find a group, you can always start one. There is a group called British Ex-pats, just to give you an idea of what it's about. There is also a group there for your Irish friends. I heard this site has been gold for new immigrants. Maybe you could give the Leafs night out at the pub a whirl. Especially when you ask a bartender or owner who is looking for more revenue, if you could use their establishment for a group setting. You could be doing them a favour and they may pay you back in spades in other ways. Just a suggestion. Good Luck!
Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: pmrules on August 27, 2014, 03:24:16 PM
Sorry, I can't say I know of any specific meetup groups of Leaf fans.  However, if there should ever be a gathering of people from this site for a game, I'll do my darndest to attend, although with two young kids it's often hard to find a good day to work it out.


I would be down for something like this.  Let me know some dates well in advance, and I can be made available and watch with ya!

Real Sports is the best place to watch the Leafs in Downtown Toronto. 

Otherwise, most other restaurants/bars will definitely have "the game" on.
Title: Re: leafs meetup groups??
Post by: Bender on August 27, 2014, 03:46:57 PM
Sorry, I can't say I know of any specific meetup groups of Leaf fans.  However, if there should ever be a gathering of people from this site for a game, I'll do my darndest to attend, although with two young kids it's often hard to find a good day to work it out.


I would be down for something like this.  Let me know some dates well in advance, and I can be made available and watch with ya!

Real Sports is the best place to watch the Leafs in Downtown Toronto. 

Otherwise, most other restaurants/bars will definitely have "the game" on.

Agreed!

Real Sports is great but it's a bit crowded. I've always like Jack Astor's and the Firkin is an ok stand in.