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The Benchwarmer

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Welcome to your favorite community sports bar! The Benchwarmer is a fully licensed sports bar and restaurant inside RIM Park, and the flagship location of Food and Beverage Services at the City of Waterloo.

The Benchwarmer delivers great experiences for our community patrons and sport teams. Come and check out our competitive prices, daily beverage specials and locally-driven sports bar menu.

Contact us (see details above) for daily beverage specials and team deals.


The Benchwarmer is a full service sports bar and restaurant with menu options to suit any appetite. Our diverse menu includes:

  • Healthy choices: a selection of customizable entree salads
  • Snacks: fries, wings, rings, and more!
  • Sandwiches: a variety of updated classics with your choice of side
  • Poutine bar: your choice of toppings on Canada's national dish
  • Other stuff: nachos, panzerotti, pizza and more! 


  • Mon. to Thu.: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Fri.: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sat. to Sun.: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.