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.

Last updated on 30th August 2022




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.

Heralded in Cardiff as being one of the very sports bars in the city, O'Neill's is of course an ideal spot to watch the rugby. Venture over to this Irish haunt to experience an electric atmosphere, as well as delicious food and fresh pints aplenty.

Toting a stylish lounge dedicated to all-things sports, Grosvenor Casino is certainly a top spot to catch the rugby. Head on over to cheer on your team while in a lively atmosphere, as well as chow down on a range of scrumptious British bites.

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 Goat Major

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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.

The Lansdowne

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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.

The Old Arcade

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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.

The Vulcan Lounge

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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.

Yard Bar and Kitchen

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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.

The Cambrian Tap

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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.