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 FIFIA World Cup to Wimbledon to the Super Bowl, 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
Beer and sport are equally celebrated in this basement bar, with a decent outside space and lots of strategically placed wide screens so you don't miss a moment of the action.

Ghillie Dhu
Spacious, friendly and on the way to Murrayfield, the Ghilli Dhu's big screens are particularly well-used during the Six Nations and other rugby events.

McSorleys Irish Bar
Sure, you'll find football and rugby on at McSorleys, but why not drop by for one of their Gaelic football matches for something a bit different?

In the heart of the West End and well-loved for its beer, whisky and food, this is also one of Edinburgh's definitive rugby pubs.

The Three Sisters
This pack-em-in Saturday night bar on the Grassmarket also happens to have one of the best big screen set-ups in Edinburgh.

The Ventoux
As the name suggests this Tollcross bar (and its Leith sister the Tourmalet) are obsessive about the Tour De France and other big-name cycling races.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. 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.
A Teuchters
26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH
Friendly, relaxed bar with a neighbourhood feel and an impressive collection of single malts and Scottish gins.
B Ghillie Dhu
2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD
Big on events and ceilidhs, this grand, cavernous city centre bar and restaurant attracts locals and tourists alike.
C The Ventoux
2 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH
Friendly local boozer that’s comfortable in its own shabby – but emphatically not shabby chic – skin.
D McSorleys Irish Bar
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN
With live music every night, regular sponsorship of local university sport teams, lots of student-focused nights, a reliable pint of Guinness and a good value bar menu, it’s safe to say the craic is strong in this one. Sure, McSorley's (formerly…
E The Three Sisters
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS
A lively central bar with a large outdoor courtyard with a 200" TV screen, perfect for watching your favourite sports. The venue also has 21 screens indoors and three separate Sky packages, so we can cater to your needs if you want to watch another game…