9 Best Chester Sports Bars

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Perfect for watching the Premier League or the Six Nations, these fantastic sports bars in Chester are the ideal place for great food, beer and atmosphere!

Whether you’re excited to watch a specific event or just fancy heading somewhere different to drink with your mates, these Chester sports bars are the places to go. With so many choices out there, however, finding the right home can be challenging! But fear not; we’ve compiled a list of the best below.

1. The Old Dukes

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Old Dukes

If you are looking for somewhere to go that is just a stone’s throw away from the historic Chester Cathedral, then Old Dukes is the place for you! It’s a two-floor sports bar with various areas to suit whatever vibe you are after. There are large screens in some places where you can watch your favourite sports, areas that are a bit more relaxed with no TVs, and even heated and seated outdoor spaces perfect for great conversations and catch-ups. With pool tables and shuffleboards-to-hire, you’re guaranteed a great time here.

2. Music Hall Tap

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Music Hall Tap

Music Hall Tap is tucked away in the Music Hall Passage around the corner from Old Dukes. Known for being a popular and exciting live sport and music venue, this stylish and rustic pub has something for everyone. Attracting all types of crowds throughout the week, from party-goers to after-work chatters, you can enjoy a craft beer, premium lager or cider and all the spirits you can think of! HD screens are dotted around the venue with TNT Sports and Sky Sports available, so you won't miss any of the action, even if you have a few pool games on the tables upstairs! What's not to love?

3. Rileys Sports Bar Chester

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Rileys Sports Bar Chester

If you want a venue where you don’t have to sit down watching the sports, you will want to head to Rileys Sports Bar. Not only does Rileys offer live sports on their large screens that are placed all around the venue, but this Chester sports bar also has an American pool, English pool, Snooker, Darts, Ping Pong and Digi Darts! You can keep yourselves busy playing games while watching live sports on the TVs. It's worth noting that Riley's is a membership-only chain, but don't worry; you can sign up beforehand on their website.

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4. Hickory’s Smokehouse

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Hickory’s Smokehouse

Hickory’s Smokehouse might not be the first place you think of when looking for a sports bar. However, as well as serving delicious food, they have booths with TVs where you can watch various live sports. The atmosphere at this bar is also next to none, with a beautifully lit beer garden out front and plenty of seating to sit down & relax. So, if you are looking for somewhere you can get a delicious bite to eat and watch the sports, then Hickory’s Smokehouse might be the perfect place to book!

5. Town Crier

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Town Crier

The Town Crier will be perfect if you travel to Chester via train. Being just opposite the city’s train station, you won’t need to walk far to find this legendary boozer! This pub has recently updated its large beer garden, making it perfect for the summer months, with each heated booth featuring its TV screen. The same goes for the inside, with stalls in the front bar, each featuring a built-in screen. The Town Crier is an excellent choice with a fantastic pub-grub menu and plenty of pints on tap.

6. The Saddle Inn

📌 21 Grosvenor St » | Website »

The Saddle Inn

The Saddle Inn is a cosy, casual and trendy bar where you can enjoy various sports on the TVs around the venue. There is also a Jukebox where you can choose your favourite songs and a pool table you and your friends can use. The interior is pretty quirky, too, with guitars on the walls, crazy lighting and even some t-shirts that you can buy with The Saddle Inn on them! This bar is also noted for its eclectic live music nights featuring local bands and a pool table in a more private room at the back of the bar. In a nutshell, there’s never a wrong time to visit here!

7. Off the Wall

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Off the Wall

Off the Wall is a bar in the hustle and bustle of Chester city centre, right next to the historic Amphitheatre and other unique bars. Spread out over two floors, you’ll quickly get your fix for watching live sports here with big screens dotted all around the venue. With a bar on each floor, pool tables upstairs and a large smoking area set back against the historic Roman Walls, this Chester sports bar is always a good idea.

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8. Watergates Bar

📌 11-15 Watergate St » | Website »

Watergates Bar

Situated in the city’s Independent Quarter, Watergates Bar is a unique and exciting place to drink on any day of the week, let alone when there are live sports on TV! As you arrive, you head down the stairs of an ancient Roman crypt, where inside, you’ll be blown away by the architecture as sandstone columns hold up this entire bar. You’ll find everything you know and love at the bar, from great pints on tap to spirits and ciders. Whatever your tipple is, you won’t be stuck for choice.

9. Number Fifteen

📌 98A Foregate St » | Website »

Number Fifteen

Situated on the popular walking route for party-goers walking into the city from the train station, Number Fifteen Chester is a fantastic sports bar you should consider! Inside, this laid-back bar has a pool table and dart boards for punters. With a beautiful atmosphere that’s hard to find nowadays, this no-nonsense Chester sports bar is an excellent place for a classic experience. If you happen to be visiting the city for the famous Race Days and need a place to stay, this bar also offers boutique rooms upstairs.

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