Get ready for an exhilarating showdown in Greater Fort Lauderdale as the Florida Panthers compete in the Championship Series against the Edmonton Oilers starting June 8.

After a thrilling playoff run thus far that saw the Panthers eliminate the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers, the South Florida side advanced to the finals for the second consecutive year.

If you have tickets to the home games at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise or are looking for exciting venues to watch the series, you’re in luck! Here’s your ultimate guide to watching the Championship Series in Greater Fort Lauderdale.


Official Schedule: 

Every game begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Game 1

Saturday, June 8 - Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise 

*Game 5

Tuesday, June 18 - Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise 

Game 2

Monday, June 10 - Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise  

*Game 6 

Friday, June 21 - Rogers Place, Alberta, Canada 

Game 3

Thursday, June 13 - Rogers Place, Alberta, Canada 

*Game 7 

Monday, June 24 - Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise 

Game 4

Saturday, June 15 - Rogers Place, Alberta, Canada

*If necessary 


Official Panthers Watch Party 

Check out one of the region’s watch parties for the ultimate viewing experience. All Championship Series away game watch parties will take place at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise. Fans can purchase a $10 ticket, which includes entry and parking. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation.

Baptist Health IcePlex

Another fantastic option is at the Baptist Health IcePlex inside the new FTL War Memorial and the adjoining restaurant, The Federal. Cheer on the Cats while enjoying great bar eats, indoor ice skating, giveaways, and more. 

Head over to Backyard in Fort Lauderdale for a lively and energetic atmosphere. Known for its dancing and occasional live bands, Backyard is a great spot to watch the series. Round up your friends and family to experience the excitement in an electric setting.


Sports Bars 

Sports bars offer the perfect setting to cheer on the Florida Panthers with fellow fans, creating an exciting atmosphere. With big-screen TVs, delicious food, and free-flowing drinks, you’ll feel right in the heart of the action. 

Quarterdeck Beach

Quarterdeck in Plantation is an official Panthers bar and will be throwing down for its watch parties. You can catch the action at four additional Quarterdeck locations: Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale beach, and Dania Beach

With locations in Plantation and along the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale, Bokampers is another excellent spot to post up for the Championship Series. Known for having plenty of big-screen TVs, bar food, and great pours, Bokampers offers an ideal setting for cheering on the Panthers. 

Funky Buddha Brewery

Finding a seat won’t be a problem if you head to the locals’ favorite: Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. This official Panthers bar typically hosts viewings in the expansive barrel room, with live T-shirt painting, mascot appearances, drink specials, prizes, and more. 

Another fantastic option is Milk Money Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale. This official Panthers bar will offer game-time specials on Jameson and Skrewball. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and camaraderie with fellow fans as you cheer on the Panthers!

Stop by The Flying Puck inside the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Coconut Creek for a more intimate experience. This hockey-themed sports bar is a hidden gem and ideal for hockey fans visiting north Fort Lauderdale. With its cozy atmosphere and dedicated fan base, The Flying Puck provides a perfect setting to enjoy the Championship Series while surrounded by fellow Panthers supporters.

Get your burger and beer fix at a few Las Olas Boulevard favorites. American Social consistently draws the best crowd in town, making it a fantastic spot to watch the Championship Series. Be sure to arrive early to snag a spot! 

B Square

Just a short walk west, you’ll find B Square Burgers & Booze, a burger institution in the city known for its delicious bites and ample space to cheer on the Cats. Newcomer Tin Roof Fort Lauderdale boasts numerous rooms to catch the game, ensuring you’ll find the perfect seat for all the action. It’s also known for nightly live music, showcasing the best local, regional, and national acts.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

You can’t go wrong by heading to the Hard Rock Sports Bar inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Be among other hockey fans in the ultimate setting to catch the games, complete with massive screens, comfortable seating, and a lively atmosphere. Enjoy a wide selection of drinks and classic bar fare while immersing yourself in the excitement of the Championship Series. Plus, with the casino and live entertainment nearby, you can keep the fun going before and after the game.