The Best Sports Bars Newcastle has to Offer

The Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

Watch some live sports with a few pints and some good mates at one of these lively sports bars in Newcastle

If you’re heading out into this party city, whether it's for a big night out or a day on the town, these sports bars in Newcastle are worth checking out! Home to the Great North Run and The Magpies, this city is no stranger to sports. It’s also known for being the home of the legendary MTV series Geordie Shore, so you can guarantee there’s no shortage of places to drink! With all that being said, look at our list of the best sports bars in Newcastle below and find the perfect place to watch football, cricket or rugby with your mates!

1. Shark Club Gastro Bar

Gallowgate / Heber St | Website

Shark Club Gastro Bar

Since opening in 2011, Shark Club has been known as one of the best places to go after a pint, enjoying all the biggest matches in the UK. They like to think of themselves as ‘your best friends Man Cave’ with all the major league sports on the big screens, plenty of beer and enough staff to make sure you don’t ever go without a pint during the games. They also have Hi-Def speakers and fantastic food so you can enjoy a memorable experience with your mates.

2. Nine Sports Bar & Lounge

Strawberry Pl (St James’ Park) | Website

Nine Sports Bar & Lounge

For the Newcastle United fans and everyone else, Nine Sports Bar & Lounge is the perfect destination for home and away fans on matchday or the place to go to watch all major televised sporting events. You will find a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, a great menu with everything you’d need, and even a Sunday lunch! There are 35 large screen TVs dotted around the bar, so you will have the perfect view of the sports wherever you are sat. You can also hire private booths for major sporting events like the Super Bowl or Champions League.

3. Bar 52 Newcastle

Pilgrim Street | Website

Bar 52

Bar 52 has everything you need and is known for being one of the best sports bars in Newcastle. With pool tables, dart boards, beer pong and more to keep you entertained, this is a great place to hang out and drink even if there's no sports showing. They have multiple TV screens that show all major sporting events, so you can enjoy watching the game with friends. They also have fantastic food, like 1,2 or 3kg worth of wings or ribs! Yes, you did read that correctly... that’s a lot of food!

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4. Three Bulls Heads

Haymarket | Website

Three Bulls Head

You'll find the popular Three Bulls Heads thriving in Haymarket, a haven for live sports and drinks deals throughout the week. This pub stands out from the crowd after a recent refurbishment, offering a rotating selection of unique beers and ciders on tap to enjoy. Throughout the venue, you'll find big screens to catch the latest games and sports announcements no matter where you're sat!

5. Akenside Traders

Dean Street | Website

Akenside Traders

One of the city’s most popular nightlife hotspots, Akenside Traders is a brilliant Newcastle sports bar in the historic Quayside. With BT Sports and Sky Sports showing on their HD screens, this lively boozer is perfect for all craft beer lovers out there too! Inside this large and exciting venue, you’ll find the walls adorned with eclectic artwork and a full-size pool table for the punters. With regular DJ nights hosted throughout the week, there’s no wrong time to visit here!

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6. The Hancock

2a Hancock Street | Website

The Hancock

On the doorstep of the city’s two major university campuses is The Hancock, a popular and lively hangout for students, locals, and visitors alike. Inside this Newcastle sports bar, you will find three large high-def TV screens showing all kinds of live sports throughout the week. There are also a few pool tables around the venue you and your mates can enjoy too. Not only is it famous for its exciting atmosphere, but this bar is also noted for its incredible selection of drinks behind the bar and a pub-grub menu rivalled by few others.

7. Shearer's Bar

St James' Park | Website

Shearer's Bar

Shearer's Bar is the place to go for everything, including breakfast, midweek lunches, evening meals, sunday roasts and most importantly, the live sports they have here. You can enjoy live sports here on one of their large-screen TVs! This thriving sports bar offers a selection of delicious beverages whilst you can relax and watch your favourite sports. If you are planning on visiting, you can book a private booth for you and your mates to enjoy the best seats in the house. 

8. The WonderBar

Newgate Street | Website

The WonderBar

Whether it’s the middle of the day or night, WonderBar Newcastle is the ultimate place to hang out and catch some live sports on TV. Known for its fantastic food and drink and offering interactive darts to customers (the only bar in the city that has them!), this exciting bar also hosts live music every night of the week. Even after the game, this bar is a great place to carry on the party into the night.

9. Crows Nest

137 Percy Street | Website

Crows Nest

Whether you are looking for a place to start your night out or somewhere to sit and enjoy watching the football on a Sunday, the Crows Nest will be perfect. This Greene King pub has a beer garden, BT Sports, and Sky Sports, which are the three things you need for a successful live sports experience. They are open from 11 am to 11 pm and serve food up until 10 pm, which is perfect if you are there to watch the sports.

10. City Vaults

13 Bigg Market | Website

City Vaults

Known for being Newcastle’s No.1 Sports Bar and home of The Magpies supporters, City Vaults is the perfect place to go if you want to watch live sports with friends. This venue also doubles as a late bar and underground club, so if you fancy staying all night long, you can! BT Sport, Sky Sports, and Sky Sports Box Office are available to watch various major sporting events in one place.

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