Best bars for watching sport in Edinburgh

Best bars for watching sport in Edinburgh

Beer & Skittles

Places with a lively atmosphere on match day


Watching the game? From the Six Nations to the Superbowl, whether it's football or rugby, horse racing, cycling or darts, these Edinburgh bars with big screens and big match atmosphere are brilliant for seeing sporting events.

Beer & Skittles
Basement, 14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
Stylish basement bar with a fine selection to accompany televised football, rugby, NFL, horse-racing, darts and much more. | read our review of Beer & Skittles

26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH
The city's rugby fans know this pub is in love with the game. Six Nations and World Cup days are heaving and good-natured. | read our review of Teuchters

The Three Sisters
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS
Spacious Grassmarket bar aimed at a younger crowd with a large courtyard screen for watching big events in summer. | read our review of The Three Sisters

The Tourmalet
25 Buchanan Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8SQ
This pub was inspired by a love of the Tour De France, and if it's that time of year it'll be on the screen.
Read our review of The Tourmalet

Caley Sample Room
42–58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2JR
This homely easy-going local is also the 'home' pub for fans of nearby Hearts, where diners and football-watchers have found an equilibrium. | read our review of Caley Sample Room

Finnegan's Wake
9b Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE
This good old-fashioned massive Irish bar doesn't break the mould, but it's brilliant for big-screen sports including Gaelic football.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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