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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.
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Last updated on 16th January 2024
Whether you're looking to watch some sport or have a play yourself, Marcos Pool Hall and Pizza Bar can do it all. Catch your team live on big screens and, when it's all over, visit the retro arcade or enjoy a few games on the Xbox before taking to the billiards table.
Home to a fabulous number of HD screens, plus both BT and Sky Sports, Amber Rose has earned itself quite the reputation as a fantastic sports bar in the city centre. Grab yourself a seat to enjoy the games with affordable grub to hand, as this joint also offers weekly deals on food and drink.
A swanky hotel bar with views that overlook Edinburgh Castle, Angels Share is the perfect place to hunker down and enjoy an afternoon of sport. When major fixtures take place, this joint sets up a large projector screen, giving you front-row seats to the tournaments.
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.
One of the city's most popular haunts, Frankenstein is an Edinburgh go-to for all things sport. Take a seat at the long, wooden tables and get the beers in while the tournaments kick off on the screen. It also serves delicious stone-baked pizzas, keeping you replenished through to extra time.
Boasting one of the city's best beer lineups, with 26 craft taps, Innis & Gunn is a great spot to grab a pint and settle in for an afternoon of sports. The pub possesses several HD screens, as well as live music on the weekends - perfect for celebrating those all-important wins.
Belushi's is the perfect Edinburgh sports bar to catch all the latest nail-biting action, boasting Sky, BT and ESPN. With cheap drinks, delicious food and a constantly lively atmosphere, it brings the party every night of the week. And if you're a student, you can take full advantage of the bargains available.
Housing comfy seats, HD screens and a large selection of cask ales on offer, Hanover Tap is up there with the best sports bars in Edinburgh's city centre. Along with showing all the BT and Sky Sports matches, the hangout serves up tasty grub if you fancy some half-time chomps.
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.
Undoubtedly one of the best places to watch sports in Edinburgh, Metro in the Apex Grassmarket is offering you incredible views across the Old Town, as well as all the live games. Check out their calendar of matches and make your way over where a buzzing crowd and cocktails await.
McGonagall's Gin & Whisky Emporium is a unique sports bar that serves some of the best gin-laced cocktails around. Fronting cosy interiors and hearty Scottish dishes, it's a quirky place for watching all of the latest fixtures with a drink to hand.
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.