9 Best Sports Bars in Chester

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Beer, sports, and friends, what more could you want for a day out in Chester’s best sports bars.

Whether there is a specific sports tournament you are wanting to watch or just the usual live sports that is on throughout the week. There are always so many great sports bars in Chester for you to choose from. But sometimes it can be hard deciding where you and your friends should go to watch live sports. So to make things easier we thought we would do some research and put our 9 best sports bars in Chester together for you to read through and pick your favourite.

1. Old Dukes

Bell Tower Walk | Website

Old Dukes

If you are looking for somewhere to go that is just a stones throw away from the historic Chester Cathedral then Old Dukes is definitely the place for you! It’s a 2 floor sports bar that has a range of different areas to suit whatever vibe you are after. There are large screens in some areas where you can watch your favourite sports, there are areas that are a bit more relaxed with no TV’s and there are even heated and seated outdoor area perfect for great conver­sations and catch ups.

2. Music Hall Tap

2-3 Music Hall Passage | Website

Music Hall Tap

Tucked away in the Music Hall Passage around the corner from Old Dukes is Music Hall Tap. Known for being a live sport and music venue, this stylish and rustic pub has something for everyone. Attracting all types of people you can enjoy a craft beer, premium lager or cider and all the spirits you can think of! There are HD screens dotted all around the venue with BT Sport and Sky Sports available.

3. Rileys Sports Bar Chester

Victoria Road | Website

Rileys Sports Bar Chester

If you are wanting a venue where you don’t have to be just sitting down watching the sports then 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. They have American pool, English pool, Snooker, Darts, Ping Pong and Digi Darts! You will be able to keep yourselves busy playing your own games whilst watching the live sports on the TV’s.

4. Hickory’s Smokehouse

The Groves, Souters Lane | Website

Hickory’s Smokehouse

Hickory’s Smokehouse might not be the first place you think of when you’re looking for a sports bar. But as well as serving delicious food they also have booths with TV’s where you can watch a range of different live sports. So if you are looking for somewhere that you can get a delicious bite to eat as well as watch the sports then Hickory’s Smokehouse might be the perfect place for you to book into!

5. Town Crier

City Road | Website

Town Crier

If you are heading into Chester via train then the Town Crier will be perfect as it is just opposite the station meaning you don’t need to walk far at all! They have recently updated their large beer garden which makes it perfect for the summer months. As well as that they also have screens all around the venue perfect for watching the sports. Along with bookable booths with their own TV screens and charging stations giving your group a more intimate environment.

6. The Saddle Inn

21 Grosvenor Street | Website

The Saddle Inn

The Saddle Inn is a cosy, casual and extremely popular bar where you can enjoy a range of different sports on the TV’s that are dotted all around the venue. There is also a Jukebox where you can choose your favourite songs along with 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!

7. Off the Wall

12 St John Street | Website

Off the Wall

Off the Wall is a bar right in the hustle and bustle of Chester city centre. It has everything you need to satisfy your sports fix. TV’s all around the venue showing BT Sports and Sky Sports along with pool tables upstairs that are available for everyone. With some major events Off the Wall usually sell tickets where groups can head inside of a private room with large TV’s where you can get a unique and intimate experience.

8. Watergates Bar

11-15 Watergate Street | Website

Watergates Bar

Watergates Bar is another bar that is situated in the lively area of Chester where you can get all your sporting needs. There are TV screens in Watergates Bar that show all the major tournaments, it can get busy so it would be a good idea to book your table in advance if you know it is going to be a popular sports game to watch. The bar itself has so many amazing beers, lagers, ciders, and spirits available to drink too so you will never be short of choice.

9. Number Fifteen

98A Foregate Street | Website

Number Fifteen

Number Fifteen offers everything for race-goers and football viewers. There are TV’s inside the pub where you can watch different sporting events. Along with plenty of banter and laughs with the regulars who go there. It is an unbeatable atmosphere every day from the time it opens to the time it ends. As well as being a well known pub it also has boutique rooms that are great if you are visiting Chester races and need somewhere to stay!

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