Bars and Pubs near The Emirates Stadium
Looking for somewhere half-decent to drink before Arsenal matches? Our list of bars and pubs close to The Emirates Stadium was created with you in mind. Whether you’re looking for a quiet (ish) spot to talk tactics with your mates or a full-on, raucous boozer to get you warmed up for matchday, there’s something here for you. Check out our recommended tips for pubs before Arsenal games below...
With fresh beer brewed on-site in the Brewhouse’s very own micro-brewery, this is an excellent place for a drink before Arsenal games within a 15-minute walk of the stadium. There’s a steady buzz come matchday but it’s nothing too intrusive or rowdy, and with good quality pub classic fare on the menu, there’s every reason to come by early and settle those pre-match nerves with delectable food and drinks.
Found on the heart of bustling Upper Street - just a few minutes down from Highbury & Islington station - this cracking pub also boasts one of the best beer gardens in Islington. Naturally an ideal stop-off before matches in the warmer months, The Vineyard features craft beers and ciders from as far afield as Germany, America and New Zealand, as well as a menu of ‘seven deadly gins’. A friendly hangout with no strict matchday policy, The Vineyard would be a good pub for away fans before Arsenal matches.
Looking for a traditional English pub near Arsenal to warm up as 3pm nears? The White Lion underwent a fresh facelift in 2016 and is now one of the best-looking pubs close to Finsbury Park. Head in for a few pints before taking the short walk to the ground; there’s a cracking range of both local and continental craft beers, as well as an eye-catching wine list if you’d prefer a few glasses of vino.
Another unmissable pub near Arsenal FC is The Duchess of Kent; something of a hidden gem just a stone’s throw from Highbury Corner. With top notch beers including the likes of Doombar, Broadside and Redemption in stock, get the pints in and talk through Arsenal’s title challenge for the season. The Duchess also has Sky Sports on the big screen, so you can keep up to speed with the team news without having to hurry towards the stadium.
Those wondering where to drink before Arsenal matches might easily overlook The Dolls House, but its extensive range of drinks, buzzing atmosphere and good location on Upper Street makes it a strong shout. We’d suggest getting here around lunchtime to take full advantage of the fresh, seasonal produce on the menu, washed down with anything from pints to Pimm’s and wines to whisky.