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 7th September 2022




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, and a crackin' food and drinks menu.

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.

Tron

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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.

One place that's always bringing the atmosphere on match days is Golf Tavern. This Bruntsfield haunt boasts multiple screens across its ever-popular venue, with a fantastic range of refreshments to keep you energised, including cocktails, whisky, burgers and pizzas.

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.

If you're on the hunt for fabulous watering holes in Edinburgh, look no further than Ghillie Dhu. Get stuck into the latest sports fixtures all while chowing down on a classic steak burger or fish 'n' chips. Plus, there's a wide range of drinks to choose from.

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.

Belushi's Edinburgh

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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.

Hanover Tap, Edinburgh

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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.

Pilgrim

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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 athletic action at this cosy Old Town watering hole. 

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.

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.