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 than 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 Rugby in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 3rd February 2020


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Armed with a huge projector screen, a number of plasma TVs, a fulling stocked bar and a comfort food menu that can rival any, McSorleys offers the complete package for watching the powerhouses of European rugby go head-to-head.

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 also offers unbeatable drinks and pool table deals for those nail-biting gamedays. 

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 action 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.

Transforming from a traditional cosy pub into a boisterous live sports bar from February through to March, The Three Sisters can be easily identified by 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.

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.

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 rugby. Whether you're screaming for Scotland, willing a Wales victory or encouraging England, this pub won't disappoint.  

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. Showing live tennis and cricket in the summer, alongside the biggest football matches, the venue really comes to life when the Six Nations rolls around. 


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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.