KELOWNA, BC — Downtown Kelowna has a number of dining options but very few places that are oriented towards sports fans. This is very odd when you consider that Prospera Place, home of the WHL’s Rockets, is just a couple blocks away from the core of downtown. Fortunately Sturgeon Hall has everything a sports fan needs.
It is just a couple blocks down Water Street from Prospera, so it is no wonder that many Rockets players themselves head there for a post-game meal. As the menu itself says, “At the Hall we live for the Rockets and the Habs.” What more needs to be said?
Sturgeon Hall is operated by two fine gents, Bernie and Louie, and there is almost always at least one of them in the house during a game night. The restaurant itself has two sections, one with hockey memorabilia (local heroes are celebrated accordingly) and one with a large amount of Canadiana.
You can sit near either the game-used Scott Hannan jersey or on the wall that is a tribute to the Canadian icon that is Shania Twain. Either spot will give you a great view of the large-screen TV showing the game of the night.
The menu boasts an image of a masked figure that strikingly resembles Canadiens legend Ken Dryden, and the inside offers more Canadiana to patrons. There is the Josh Gorges Burger named after the Kelowna Rockets alum and Habs blueliner, the Pam Anderson chicken burger (make your own breast joke here), and even a Bill Shatner veggie burger. Though the burgers are the perennial favourites, the Hall also offers great nachos, a Wednesday wing special, and a weekend brunch menu for the early risers.
With an average tab of under $20, Sturgeon Hall is a great place to eat, have a drink, and not worry about breaking the bank to enjoy yourself while watching the game.
Sturgeon Hall is located at 1481 Water St., Kelowna, BC. (250) 860.6446
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