The Best Live Sports Pubs in Scotland
From Hadrian’s Wall to John O’Groats, the great nation of Scotland is no stranger to sports or great pubs!
Whether you’re enjoying an afternoon in Edinburgh or an evening in Aberdeen, these epic sports bars in Scotland are great places to watch the football, rugby, UFC or anything else you can think of. With great atmospheres featuring that classic Scottish craic and more big TV screens you can count, take a look at our list below.
1. McNasty's Aberdeen
A traditional-style boozer in the heart of the Granite City, McNasty’s Aberdeen is a top quality Scottish sports bar that also doubles up as a lively karaoke venue too! Boasting eleven large HD TV screens across the bar, you’ll find all kinds of live sports events playing here throughout the day. Inside you’ll find a stylish and modern décor with plenty of places for you and your mates to get sat down with a pint and a bite to eat.
2. The Ballroom - Edinburgh (Meadowbank)
One of Scotland’s best-loved pool hall chain bars, The Ballroom is a fantastic venue for playing and watching live sports, no matter what time it is. Packed with over 20 pool tables offering both American and British playstyles, there’s also a whopping 25 large-screen TVs showing sports across the venue. Not only that, but this place is also famous for its amazing food menu, an extensive range of drinks and a brilliant modern jukebox you can help yourselves to, just like back in the old days!
3. The Foundry - Perth
At the heart of the idyllic small town of Perth is The Foundry, a brilliant place to catch all the live sports action from around the world. Inside, this spacious and contemporary pub has a New York loft-style décor and, of course, plenty of HD big screens around. Serving food throughout the day as well as stocking some of the best beers from around the country and further afield, you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking for a classic sports pub experience in this town.
4. The Auctioneers - Inverness
A modern and spacious venue, The Auctioneers is a well-loved pub in the city of Inverness, most notably for hosting live sports. With a large projector screen that takes front-and-centre at the venue, you’ll find plenty more HD screens dotted across the bar as well so that you don’t miss anything exciting. With plenty of different places to get sat down to enjoy your evening, you won’t be stuck for a great selection of food and drinks here either!
5. Cold Beer Company - Stirling
In the heart of this idyllic Scottish town is the Cold Beer Company. As you may expect from the name, this is the place to go to in Stirling if you’re looking for an eclectic range of weird and wonderful beers from across the globe. Not only that, but you’ll find three panoramic HD screens suspended above the main bar. With plenty of smaller screens spread across the venue as well and even hosting a couple of dart boards for the halftime break, you simply can’t go wrong with the Cold Beer Company.
6. Footlights Bar & Grill - Edinburgh
A large and exciting place to drink and watch live sports in the capital, Footlights Bar & Grill is a wonderful Scottish sports bar right in the middle of the city, just on the doorstep of Edinburgh Castle. Boasting six large HD screens showing all the action across the venue, you will also find two large laser projectors here too, for the bigger events. So whether you’re looking to watch the Scottish League or the Champions League, this is the place to do it!
7. Grace's Irish Sports Bar - Glasgow
In the middle of the iconic Merchant Quarter you’ll find the fiercely independent Grace’s Irish Bar. With a huge main floor, this is an awesome fan pub when it comes to the biggest live sports events, whether its Celtic v Rangers or the World Cup quarter finals! Of course, you’ll find a lively and exciting atmosphere here too, as is a staple with Irish bars! If you don’t want to miss out on all the craic whilst watching the game then this place is a no-brainer.
8. Sportsters - Falkirk
A huge modern venue, Sportsters Falkirk is a fantastic well-kept secret when it comes to live sports pubs in Scotland. Inside, you’ll find this place to resemble more of a high-end nightclub, with plenty of floor space and split-level floors… but one big difference you’ll notice is the amount of HD screens showing live sports around the venue! Upstairs, you’ll find a cosy private area perched above the main bar with three additional screens for your entertainment. Also noted for its amazing food menu and great range of drinks, this place is a top choice.
9. Old Bank Bar - Dundee
Just like the name suggests, this unique and old-world style sports bar in Dundee is situated in a former bank building, still retaining the typical regal architecture you’d expect to find with high ceilings and spacious rooms. When it comes to live sports, this place will have you covered as you will be able to find a big-screen TV showing sports in most corners of the bar. With an extensive range of spirits, beers and cocktails on offer as well as food, you simply can’t go wrong here if you’re looking to enjoy a pint in an historic venue.
10. East Port Bar - Dunfermline
Situated on the town’s busy bar street, East Port Bar is a stylish and vibrant boozer that’s probably the best place to watch live sports in the area. Boasting two licenses for both BT and Sky Sports, you’ll find HD screens across the venue and plenty of comfy seats so you won’t miss a moment. With constant great offers on drinks and a pub-grub menu that’s hard to beat, East Port Bar is a top choice.
11. Legends Sports Bar - Aberdeen
A proud, family-run venue situated just off Crown Street is the fantastic Legends Sports Bar Aberdeen, a modern and eclectic venue that has plenty of pool tables on offer… 10 to be exact! Although, if you’re more of a darts fan, don’t worry as you’ll be covered here too with five lanes built in. For live sports, Legends has both Sky and BT Sports, as well as showing all the big pay-per-view events like UFC and more.
12. Platform 8 - Inverness
Noted for being one of the top places to grab a drink anywhere in the city, The Keg Inverness is a fantastic Scottish sports bar. With an unassuming exterior, inside you’ll find a brilliant atmosphere when the sport is on, as well as a well-stocked bar and a stunning stripped-back décor. With both classic pub-style seating as well as German-style benches, there’s plenty of space to get sat down comfortably to enjoy all the action.
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