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Pubs on board to support Whitecaps FC's MLS Cup playoff run

Around 20 bars and pubs throughout downtown and across the city are gearing up for Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s historic MLS Cup Western Conference Knockout Round clash away to Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday, November 1.

After playing Real Salt Lake on October 27, head coach Martin Rennie and his team will then turn their attention towards a win-or-go-home date with the Galaxy and their trio of stars in David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Robbie Keane.

The match next Thursday kicks off at 7.30 p.m. PT and will be shown live on TSN. TEAM 1040 Radio and CFAX 1070 in Victoria will also be broadcasting the match live.

With the Knockout Round battle taking place during the week, several pubs and bars across town and on the north shore have teamed up with Whitecaps FC and will be screening the match in HD and with sound to cater for the after-work crowd.

There will be food and drink specials for the big game as well as playoff ticket giveaways.

The Vancouver Southsiders supporters group will be setting up shop at their usual watering hole at Doolin’s Irish Pub on Granville Street while Rain City Brigade will be assembling at Library Square Public House on Georgia Street.

So if you’re finishing up late and need somewhere close by to watch Whitecaps FC history unfold, check out our partner pubs that will be televising Thursday night’s match:

Score on Davie – 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver

St Regis Bar and Grill - 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Kingston Taphouse - 755 Richards Street, Vancouver

Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub – 1177 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Ivanhoe Pub – 1038 Main Street, Vancouver

Sportstown Tavern – 4991 No. 5 Road, Richmond

Hamilton St Grill – 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Doolin’s Irish Pub – 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver

PHATter Sports Bar – 1055 Mainland Street, Vancouver

The Gillnetter Pub – 1864 Argue Street, Port Coquitlam

Smiley’s Public House – 911 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Hooker’s Green Public House – 1141 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Lamplighter Public House – 92 Water Street, Vancouver

Library Square Public House – 300 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Forum Sports Bar – 1163 Granville Street, Vancouver

The Charlatan – 1447 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Lennox Pub – 800 Granville Street, Vancouver

The Pint Public House & Sports Bar – 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver