Sports Bars in Edinburgh

The big 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 been lucky enough to bag yourself some pitch-side tickets, the city's many pubs and bars promise a buzzing atmosphere, big screens, free-flowing pints and half-time snacks aplenty. So, whether you're celebrating a victory or drowning your sorrows, check out our list of the best sports bars in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 19th August 2021


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Known for its electric atmosphere and buzz, McSorleys is the Irish pub that never disappoints. Offering wall-to-wall sports coverage, with a huge projector screen too, it's an ideal spot to grab a bite to eat and catch up on the latest fixtures - from Six Nations matches to Premier League highlights.

Frankenstein / Bier Keller

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One of the city's most popular haunts, Frankenstein is an Edinburgh go-to for all things sport. Take a pew at one of the wooden tables and get the beers in while all the action kicks off on screen. They've also serve delicious South American-inspired food, keeping you replenished through to extra time.

Hanover Tap

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With comfy seats, HD screens and a large selection of cask ales, beers and cocktails, Hanover Tap is up there with the best sports bars in Edinburgh. Along with showing all the BT Sports and Sky Sports matches, the hangout serves up tasty grub if you fancy some half-time chomps. 

Belushi's Edinburgh

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Belushi's is the perfect Edinburgh sports bar to catch up on all the latest nail-biting action. With cheap drinks, delicious food and a constantly-buzzing atmosphere, it's a party any night of the week. And if you're a student? You'll be able to take full advantage of their deals, which include 25% off scran and £3 pints. 

Whether you're looking to watch some sport or have a play yourself, Marcos Pool Hall and Pizza Bar can do it all. Catch all the action live on big screens and when it's all over, head to the retro arcade or play a few games on the Xbox before taking to the trilliards table.


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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 nail-biting action at this cosy Old Town watering hole. 

Located on the corner of Forrest Road, just opposite the university, Doctors is a traditional Scottish boozer. Welcoming to locals and visitors to the city alike, this old school spot often screens football and rugby matches across multiple TVs. 

The Three Sisters is a spot that pulls out all the stops when it comes to showcasing live sport. As soon as the Six Nations tournament rolls around, the venue transforms itself from a traditional pub into a fan zone like no other, with a massive outdoor screen, street-food stalls and pop-up bars for those all-important top ups. 

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. In the summer months, the team here erect a huge outdoor screen, pulling in fans from across the Scottish capital, keen to get a slice of the electric atmosphere and bargain drinks.