The Number One Sports Bar for Canadians Isn’t in Canada. It’s in Puerto Vallarta.
5 July, 2019
Let’s say you choose the Bay of Banderas because of its 51 miles of spectacular beaches. Let’s say you came to Puerto Vallarta for all the 5-star resorts and hotels. The wide, gentle Pacific. The amazing people, art, shopping. Those alone contribute to making Puerto Vallarta one of the best travel destinations in the world. Now there’s a whole new delicious reason to visit if one of your passions is eating like a king. From a little hole in the wall, selling the world’s best tacos to a five-star, world-class gastronomic palace of pleasures with Michelin stars. Puerto Vallarta never disappoints.
When the sky gets grey and the winds turn cold, millions of Canadians turn Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, into the 11th province. As many as 2 million Canadians, wing their way to Mexico for the winter season, and many to Puerto Vallarta. When they do, they come to the number one sports bar of Canadians, Blake’s Restaurant and Bar, on Puerto Vallarta’s main street, Avenue Francisco Medina Ascencio, in the Plaza Villa Vallarta
Megan Kravetsky, a charming, engaging and energetic red head from Winnipeg set out to create and update Blake's, the favorite sports bar for Canadians by combining her Winnipeg heritage, her more than 15 years in the restaurant industry and her 20+ years visiting Puerto Vallarta as a tourist and it all added up. She bought Blake’s, long a Canadian sports bar favorite last September, kept what was great, improved the food, brightened things up and improved the vibe, so Blake’s is not just famous for its great Canadian home-style food, but for its happy, causal and totally, at home, atmosphere. When you’re here, you’ll hear “eh” as much as gracias and Buena dia. That’s why when Canadians are away from home, they gravitate to the home away from home atmosphere of Blakes, the #1 choice of hungry and thirsty Canadians.
If you’re hungry for your favorite NHL local games, the wide screen TV’s at Blake’s will bring you the Jets and Bomber games along with your Poutine and brews, Blake’s will become your home away from home because every Canadian agrees that Blake’s is the best Canadian Sports Bar in Puerto Vallarta. It will also be your favorite Canadian music venue. Show up at Blake’s on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday afternoon and the place is packed and rocking to live bands and Rock and Roll. The outside patio is wall to wall with happy Canadians tapping their feet and raising their glasses. It’s got everything Canadians love without the cold. That’s why it’s the number one sports bar of Canadian travelers who come to Puerto Vallarta in record numbers.
If you’re a carnivore, open wide for Blake’s unbelievable, Flintstone size ribs, brought to you by a super friendly and experienced wait staff. They even have an authentic Rueben on real New York Rye Bread that is a treat here in the land of sunshine and powder white beaches. And I’m originally from New York, so I know.
Feeling crabby? Blake’s crab cakes come out fried to a golden brown, in a house made dressing that will make you happy. Megan told me they will accommodate any dietary restrictions, including allergies and offer both vegan and vegetarian options. And take my advice, save some Sundays for Blake’s famous Prime Rib nights. They’re cooked exactly the way you like them. And be sure not to miss their Manitoba parties, whether you’re from there or not.
Canadians have always been thought of as good neighbors and Megan has brought that tradition along with her. One of the goals of Blake’s is to help all her commercial neighbors gain business and exposure. Her philosophy is when Blake’s does well, so do the other Plaza businesses. It’s a win-win for all. Especially you.
We’re number one. That’s why Blake’s is the sports bar Canadians that come to Puerto Vallarta love best. Come check it out, you’ll feel right at home, only warmer.