Where to Watch the 2018 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 than Edinburgh 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 2018 Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh.
Last updated on 26th January 2018
Known for its electric atmosphere and constant buzz, McSorleys Irish pub on Forrest Road is perfect spot to watch the Six Nation 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, the bar offers the complete package for watching the powerhouses of European rugby go head-to-head.
Mad party bar Belushi's doesn't stop with giant burgers and sharing cocktails, oh no. This Edinburgh bar is screening all the Six Nations matches on their massive screens, stick around after to commiserorate or celebrate with a whole load of party-goers.
It might be famous for having the prettiest beer garden in the entire city, but The Peartree is also one of the best sports in Edinburgh. Despite also showing live tennis and cricket in the summer, alongside the biggest football matches, the venue really comes to life when the Six Nations Rugby is on. Grab a pint, settle into your chair and watch all the action unfold on the giant screen in the beer garden.
The Three Sisters is a pub that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to watching the Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh. As soon as the Six Nations tournament rolls around, the venue has transformed itself from a traditional, cosy pub into a boisterous, live sports bar like no other. The team erect huge inflatable rugby posts in their courtyard, alongside a massive outdoor screen so that their many guests don't miss a single tackle, kick or try.
Doctors is a pub that perfectly couples tradition with contemporary. Sitting across the road from the prestigious McEwan Hall, the venue's cosy atmosphere is perfect for anyone looking for a chilled place to watch the 2018 Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh. Whether you're supporting Laidlaw and the boys, cheering on Eddie Jones' England set up or screaming Ireland's Call at the top of your voice, this sports pub in Edinburgh won't disappoint.
A vibrant craft beer and barbecue bar that's built a reputation for itself by hosting live music performances by Edinburgh's most promising up-and-coming artists, Clerk's Bar in the Newington area has now put its finger in yet another pie by showing live music. Mosey on down to this friendly pub, sink a few ice-cold pints of craft beer and let the live sport on their screens take care of the rest.
Quirky and cool bar Pilgrim has bags of charm, from 100s of battered suitcases to a 1930s cinema setting. It's also a great choice for an Edinburgh bar to watch the Six Nations as they screen all the action.