Best Sports Bars In Ireland

The next best thing to a pitch-side seat? Save your money on stadium tickets and instead visit these pubs and bars showing live sports in Ireland. With huge sharing platters to keep the whole gang full, Guinness on demand and games to play after the match, you won't go home disappointed (even if you support the losing team).  

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Last updated on 27th November 2023

Dublin: The Sin Bin

Ditch the rowdy bar crowds and settle in somewhere a little more swanky with The Sin Bin. Out of all the pubs showing football in Dublin, this is where to seek the star treatment; think hand-crafted cocktails, award-winning gins, luxe leather booths and wood-fired pizzas.  

Dublin: Searsons

Beloved Dublin boozer Searsons is one of the only places you can get oysters with a side of Guinness, mixing traditional Irish charm with high-end dining. There are also cocktails and a dedicated whiskey bar, so there's no chance of getting thirsty even if the game goes into extra time. 

Belfast: Franklins Sports Bar

Franklins Sports Bar knows that TVs, great food and fresh pints are all that fans ask for when it comes to game day. But this spot goes the extra mile with the addition of comfy booth seating, pool tables, dart boards and one mega 6.5-metre screen, making it one of the best sports bars in Northern Ireland for many Belfast locals. 

Dublin: Buskers On The Ball

Home to the city's largest indoor video wall, it's hard to claim that Buskers On The Ball isn't the best sports bar in Dublin city centre. With deals on food throughout the week and a cocktail menu featuring a selection of old fashioneds, plus interactive games from pool to ping pong, you'll want to stay long after the final score is announced.