Best Sports Bars In Edinburgh

The important match is just around the corner and you're searching for the perfect spot to see your team battle it out. While you may not have bagged pitch-side tickets, the city's many boozers promise a buzzing atmosphere, big screens, freshly poured pints and half-time snacks. So, whether you're celebrating a victory or drowning your sorrows, check out our list of Edinburgh's best sports bars here.

Last updated on 17th April 2023

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh

Grosvenor Casino is always a bustling hangout on game days. Home to a whopping 18 HD screens showing all kinds of matches, day and night, this has to be one of the best live sports bars in Edinburgh. Head on over for rugby, football, golf, boxing and everything in between.


After sports bars in Edinburgh Old Town? Fun boozer Tron is a fair bet, as it's just off the Royal Mile and fronts a big screen on the lower level, alongside a pool table for half-time or between meets. Better yet, the food and drink here is affordable too.

Biddy Mulligans

Bringing a load of Irish spirit to Edinburgh, Biddy Mulligans is always a lively spot, especially come game days. Set yourself up at one of the cosy tables to cheer on your team. And if you need refreshments? Comfort food and cracking drinks are on the menu.


Located on the corner of Forrest Road, just opposite the university, Doctors is a traditional Scottish boozer that welcomes locals and visitors to the city alike. The old school spot often screens football and rugby matches across multiple TVs, with hearty grub to fuel you through.

The Pear Tree

It might be famous for having one of the city's most beautiful beer gardens, but The Pear Tree is also a knock-out sports bar in Edinburgh's Old Town. In the summer months, the team erect a huge outdoor screen, pulling in fans from across the Scottish capital.


Working in tandem with the bar's incredible drinks discounts, Pilgrim's screens showcase live sport at every possible opportunity. From huge international fixtures to more obscure events, you can always expect to catch some form of athletic action at this cosy Old Town watering hole.