Where to Watch the Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh

Much like the Fringe Fest, Edinburgh is a completely different city when the Six Nations is in town. Whether you're screaming out Swing Low, Sweet Chariot or well-up every time you hear the bagpipes play Flower Of Scotland, there are few better places thanĀ our city during the two months of the tournament. To make sure you don't miss a single tackle or try of this year's competition, we've pulled together a list of all the best bars and pubs to watch the Six Nations in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 1st June 2021

Belushi's Edinburgh

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Mad party spot Belushi's doesn't stop with giant burgers and sharing cocktails, oh no. This Edinburgh sports bar is screening all the Six Nations matches on its massive screens, throwing huge post-game bashes, whatever the result.

If you're looking for somewhere a little more low-key to catch all the action on the pitch, head to American-style pool bar, Marcos. Screening every match live, this place offers unbeatable drinks and pool table deals for those nail-biting game days. 

Frankenstein / Bier Keller

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Believe it or not, the team at Frankenstein know how to host a killer match day. With a resident oompah band on hand to play national anthems and plenty of space on long tables to settle in with a brew and a bite to eat, this is the perfect lively Edinburgh pub for watching all of the Six Nations action. 


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Armed with a huge projector screen, a fully stocked bar and a comfort food menu that can rival any, McSorleys offers the complete package for watching the Six Nations rugby tournament in Edinburgh. 

Sitting across the road from the prestigious McEwan Hall, Doctors is another popular Edinburgh pub for watching the rugby. And whether you're screaming for Scotland, willing a Wales victory or encouraging England, the warm and welcoming atmosphere here never disappoints. 

Located on George Street, Tigerlily is the perfect spot to catch the rugby action after a day of exploring Edinburgh's city centre. Serving up a sumptuous brunch menu along with whole lotta' cocktails, you'll be suitably fuelled to watch the live action on their huge screen.

Watching the Six Nations from your sofa? That doesn't mean you have to miss out on restaurant-quality nosh. Our guide to the UK's tastiest DIY meal kits will see you getting busy in the kitchen at half time, whipping up a feast of freshly baked pizzas, double-stacked burger or hangover-busting bacon naans.

Cold Town House

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Located beneath Edinburgh Castle, you couldn't get much more central than this Grassmarket spot. While the rooftop here is perfect for sunnier days, Cold Town House will be screening all the Six Nations matches on the huge projector screen in their ground-floor bar. And for those half time munchies? There's a full menu of mouthwatering oven-baked pizzas.


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Cool and quirky bar Pilgrim has bags of charm; from 100s of battered suitcases to a 1930s cinema setting. Head here during the tournament and you can expect a warm atmosphere, friendly locals and a huge range of ales on tap.

It might be famous for having the prettiest beer garden in the entire city, but The Pear Tree is also one of the best for sports. If you're on the hunt for an outdoor screen to watch the Six Nations in Edinburgh then look no further than this buzzing Nicholson Street spot.

While bars may be shut, that doesn't mean you have to settle for subpar supermarket booze. These Edinburgh bars are delivering cocktails directly to your door, from the classic smoky old fashioned to mint-infused espresso martinis.

Transforming from a traditional cosy pub into a boisterous live sports bar from February through to March, The Three Sisters can be easily identified thanks to the huge inflatable rugby posts that flank its courtyard. Head here for the massive outdoor screen and you're guaranteed to catch every touch, try and tackle.

If you're on day two of a full weekend of Six Nations action, then you may want to consider a tactical Dishoom delivery. Their bacon naans are the stuff of hangover dreams, setting you up perfectly for an afternoon of nail-biting action.