Pubs To Watch Rugby in Cardiff

Is there a better city to watch rugby in than Cardiff? Almost certainly not. The raucous atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium is one thing, but the passion for the sport extends way beyond this wonderful sporting arena and into most of the pubs and bars dotted about the city. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite bars toting TVs, pints and good grub in this guide to rugby pubs in Cardiff.




One of the best places to watch the rugby in Cardiff, this unique pub and restaurant near Pontcanna offers its own on-site microbrewery so you can be sure you're getting only the freshest pints. The ultimate spot to pitch up for Six Nations matches, Brewhouse & Kitchen can also sort you for excellent food and a relaxed outdoor seating area.

One of the best bars in Cardiff Bay, The Dock is a sprawling multi-level pub boasting two outdoor terraces and views over the water. More than that, it's an excellent spot to catch the rugby as it switches all its screens to the sports channels and gets the beers flowing nicely.

Located within cheering distance of the Millennium Stadium, The Old Arcade's legendary showcase of memorabilia makes it one of the most atmospheric places to watch rugby in Cardiff. Surrounded by the jerseys of some of the greatest players of our time, watch every try and every drop goal on 7 screens dotted about the place.

One of the funnest party pubs in Cardiff, The Vulcan Lounge is one of the best places in the city to watch the rugby. Popular with students and locals alike, this high-energy watering hole cracks out the projector for the occasion, and follows up the occasion with a big post-match blowout complete with cheesy tunes and cheap pints.

Another lively boozer trusted by sports fans come matchday, Yard Bar & Kitchen is located right in amongst the action of St. Mary's Street. There's a good buzz to this place no matter what time of week you're coming by, with good value food and live music every Friday and Saturday to hang about and enjoy after the final whistle.

A fun bar in Canton, The Landsdowne is one of the best places in Cardiff to watch the rugby. A classic local boozer with a sprawling outdoor area, this pub offers charm, great beers and a phenomenal atmosphere whether it's matchday or just a Tuesday evening.

A great Cardiff pub for rugby fans, The Cambrian Tap offers a charming spot to catch up on all the sporting excitement. On top of scrum halves and soaring trys, you'll find a slap-up selection of filled pies, a mammoth craft beer selection and one of the friendliest atmospheres in the city.

If you're close to the City Arms and Wales score a try, you will know all about it. Mostly because it's right next to the national stadium, but also because the fans here make a real racket themselves whenever those red men cross the line. To top it off, the City Arms is renowned for its excellent range of beer so there's always an interesting drop of ale to be had here.

The first thing that springs to mind with The Goat Major? Delicious pie and pint combinations, of course, but there's really much more to this lovely Cardiff rugby pub. A leading spot for those looking to catch a few trys, The Goat Major creates a passionate atmosphere, especially for Blues and Wales matches.