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Best Sports Bars in Leicester

The Best Sports Bars in Leicester

Looking for a place to kick back with a pint in hand and watch your favourite sports fixtures? These top sports bars in Leicester will do the job.

Sports bars always have an upbeat and energetic atmosphere, making them a top place for you to have a few drinks with your mates, especially if you’re fans of sport. Finding Leicester pubs showing football and other sports can sometimes be tricky as there are so many to pick from! We’ve scoured the web to find a list of the best sports bars in Leicester where you will definitely enjoy getting a fix of your favourite sports.


1. Rileys Leicester

Deacon Street, Leicester, LE2 7EE | Website

Best Sports Bars in Leicester - Rileys

Priding themselves on being home to the best cue sports facilities, darts lanes and other sporting facilities, Rileys Leicester is the best of the bunch if you fancy getting stuck into some sport yourself whilst having a beverage or two. They have heaps of tv screens so you can watch all the live sports, there’s even a three metre HD screen! If you’re fancying a late one, the venue stays open until 2am on Friday’s and Saturdays and is even based right in the city centre.

2. The Distillery

27 Market St, Leicester LE1 6DN | Website

Best Sports Bars in Leicester - The Distillery

If you’re after a sports bar in Leicester where you can not only watch the best live sports and knock back some drinks but also tuck into some really tasty food, then The Distillery will be the venue for you. With plenty screens dotted about the venue, it’s easy to catch a good view of sports fixtures. However, you can get the best seat in the house by hopping into their booths which have their very own personal screens!

3. The Loaded Dog

144 London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ED | Website

Best Sports Bars in Leicester - The Loaded Dog

Naming themselves the biggest and best student pub for live sport, The Loaded Dog is the closest pub to the University of Leicester which makes it a top pick for the students reading this. They have one huge screen, 10 flat screens and even an outdoor TV screen for if you want to soak up some sun whilst you watch some sports. Of course, there is a great bar with many drink options and even a large food menu. Get stuck into a game of pool, a fruit machine and test your punch on the boxing machine.

4. Soar Point

The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY | Website

Best Sports Bars in Leicester - The Soar Point

Are you a student but at the De Montfort University? The Soar Point will be the closest sports pub for you. It’s vibrant, lively and has an amazing atmosphere that you won’t find at many other venues. Their screens show BT and SKY Sports as well as may other gaming and entertainment events. If you’re fancying a late one, their bar stays open late on Friday and Saturday. However, if you’re not an avid drinker there’s an amazing coffee bar on site.

5. The Locker Room

5 Belvoir St, Leicester LE1 6SL | Website

Best Sports Bars in Leicester - The Locker Room

Based in the heart of the city centre, The Locker Room is open 7 days a week to ensure you don’t miss out on any sports fixtures! They have the city’s largest projector and over 25 screens, so you won’t find yourself struggling to see the action. If you want to get stuck into the action yourself, there are American and English pool tables and two Olympic grade ping pong tables. You can even hire out a space if you want an extra private viewing!


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