Pubs to Watch Rugby In Edinburgh

'Edinburgh' and 'rugby' is a match made in heaven. With Murrayfield just a short stroll away from Princes Street, the city welcomes sports fans from across the world by hosting Six Nations games and Autumn International test matches. But away from the main event, the city is also home to some truly amazing pubs, all offering the perfect spot to catch every kick, tackle and try live on TV. Grab a cold pint at the bar, sink into a cosy armchair and watch your team battle it out in Edinburgh's best sports pubs. 

Last updated on 17th February 2021

Offering one of the best rugby-ready atmospheres in the city, this Grove Street bar and pizza parlour is not just bringing you live screening of all the UK's biggest rugby events, they've also got pool tables, Xbox, retro arcade games, tasty beers and cocktails and delicious stone-baked pizzas.

Where to watch the rugby in Edinburgh? Hanover Tap are a top choice, boasting HD screens that show all the Sky Sports and BT Sports action. What's more, they also house an impressive collection of craft beers, ales and cocktails.


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Known for its electric atmosphere, McSorleys Irish pub on Forrest Road is perfect spot to watch live Rugby in Edinburgh. Armed with a huge projector screen, a number of plasma TVs, a fulling stocked bar and a comfort food menu that can rival any, this vibrant spot offers the complete package when it comes to watching live sport. 

No venue in Edinburgh quite showcases live sport like the Peartree. Sitting on West Nicholson Street, the famous pub's beautiful beer garden is complete with it own giant projector screen, on which the team show every second of live rugby action. Serving ice cold pints of lager, locally sourced ale and fresh barbecue plates, the team really understand what watching live rugby is all about.

Whereas some pubs would rather offer a relaxed, cosy vibe for anyone wanting to watch rugby, The Three Sisters on the Cowgate instead hopes to create the same atmosphere found in rugby stadiums across the UK. Erecting huge screens in its courtyard during the Six Nations, the fully stocked bar and barbecue pit outside makes it the perfect pub for watching rugby in Edinburgh. 

Unlike many of the city's other sports pubs, Doctors on Forrest Road is a more modest venue and instead offers its patrons a welcoming, serene spot to watch live rugby in Edinburgh. Standing out with its traditional decor and living-room homely atmosphere, you won't find a calmer pub in Edinburgh to watch the big match in.