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All the fun and games Downtown Oshawa has to offer

May 5th, 2020 by Roger Ragoonath

Sometimes it's nice to venture out for some leisurely activities in Downtown Oshawa. There are plenty of ways to have fun here, from eating at local restaurants to finding some entertainment. Downtown Oshawa is the perfect place to do different activities with friends, so we've listed some recommendations for a day full fun, games, and entertainment right here at home.

Archery 2 You

If you enjoy physical activity, you'll definitely want to check out Archery 2 You. Here you can participate in a number of archery style activities and games including axe throwing, archery tag, and archery range shooting. Even if you haven't tried archery before or need to brush up on some skills, lessons are available. Archery 2 You offers bookings for groups of six or more people, including corporate events, birthday parties, and more. You should definitely give this place a shot if you're looking for some high energy and excitement!

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Check out their website to find activity and booking details!

Brew Wizards Board Games Café

Brew Wizards literally brings the fun and games to Downtown Oshawa. Brew Wizards is a board game cafe; where customers can sit and play an array of games. Whether you enjoy the classics or are seeking something new, Brew Wizards has plenty of board games for you to enjoy. While you play, food and beverages are also served including coffee and craft beer. Special board game event nights are also held at Brew Wizards for board game fanatics. Brew Wizards is definitely the place to hang out for a chill, friendly outing.

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See all Brew Wizards has to offer on their website.

Regent Theatre

Lecture hall by day, stage/theatre by night. Regent Theatre is one of Downtown Oshawa's most known landmarks. The theatre holds over 600 guests comfortably and has exquisite architecture. For Ontario Tech University students, Regent Theatre is a lecture hall in the mornings and afternoons. In the evening and weekends, Regent Theatre displays a variety of movies, shows, and events for the Oshawa community. Regent Theatre has held film nights, movie marathons, musical performances, and much more. When you go to Regent Theatre, we highly recommend looking up at the beautifully designed ceiling, which was re-created in 2013 by Ontario Tech University to replicate the original design.

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Tickets, events schedules, and theatre information can all be found here.

Riley's Pub

We don't even know where to begin talking about Riley's because there are just so many great things here! Riley's is a pub that offers a variety of foods and beverages. It’s hard to leave Riley’s without a take out container because the portions are just so big! Beverages also range from soft drinks, juice, beers, cocktails, and more. But Riley's isn't just a typical pub-style restaurant. Riley's has multiple floors holding different hang out spots. Riley's boasts 16 pool tables for you and some friends to enjoy some fun, and a fireplace lounge to chill with a round of drinks. If you're looking for a place to hang out in Downtown Oshawa, Riley's is definitely the place to check out.

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See all they have to offer on their website.

Tribute Communities Centre Events

The Tribute Communities Centre holds loads of events for all genres (check out our Tribute to the Tribute Communities Center here). The most common event at the Tribute Communities Centre is Oshawa Generals hockey games, where guests can cheer on the local OHL team. However, shows, performances, sporting events, and more are always bringing excitement to Downtown Oshawa. Some of the events enjoyed by many over the years at the Tribute Communities Centre includes the Harlem Globetrotters, Oshawa Generals games, Cirque du Soleil, and an NHL Preseason game. You’re bound to find an eye-catching event at the Tribute Communities Centre.

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Check out their event schedule here.

Yuk Yuk's

If you're looking for a night full of big smiles and loads of laughter, Yuk Yuk's is the place for you. Yuk Yuk's is home to Downtown Oshawa's stand up comedy shows, ensuring you some big laughs. Comedians of all genres and talents come to Yuk Yuk's to give you endless entertainment. While some shows are friendly, others can be R rated, so attend with discretion. If you have a funny bone in your body, you can also give stand up comedy a shot at their open mic nights. Yuk Yuk's offers a mix of pub foods and snacks for you to enjoy during the show. The vibe at Yuk Yuk's is always so upbeat, and we guarantee you’ll leave laughing. We definitely recommend stopping by.

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Check out which comedians and events are coming soon on the Oshawa Yuk Yuk's website.