Posted 29.9.23

10 of the Best Sports Bars in Dublin

10 of the Best Sports Bars in Dublin

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Want to know where to watch football in Dublin? Or maybe some GAA, rugby or even American sports? Our nation is known time and time again for its top-class sports supporters and fans – we sure know how to have the craic whatever the result might be. We’ve created a list of the top sports bars in Dublin so you can join in on the fun whether you’re interested in darts, GAA, soccer, rugby or golf.

1. The Back Page

This Dublin sports bar offers the full package: Brewtonic craft beers, huge screens showing a range of sporting events and delicious handmade pizza. Whatever your sport of choice is, you’re guaranteed to have the craic at The Back Page.

2. The Bleeding Horse

Located off Camden Street, The Bleeding Horse has an active schedule for their large screens showcasing a host of sports including GAA, darts, golf, Formula 1, Premier League, rugby, soccer and Tour de France. The bar also hosts live entertainment sessions on weekends and has a food menu full of delicious grub.

3. The Living Room

Known as ‘Ireland’s No. 1 Sports Bar’, The Living Room is a sports fan’s dream – featuring some of the largest screens in Europe and multiple extra screens, wherever you sit you’re guaranteed to see the action. After the match you can expect a huge party with live DJs playing till late.

4. The Woolshed Baa & Grill

Situated on Dublin’s Parnell Street, The Woolshed is a household name when it comes to sports bars in the city. Fans can cheer on their teams in a buzzing atmosphere with pitchers of beer and delicious bites from their large bar menu. They also serve fishbowl-sized cocktails for you and your friends to enjoy.

5. Blackbird

Blackbird has a beer garden that’s perfect for outdoor sports screenings on those sunny Dublin days. Considered to be both a sports bar and a craft beer bar, fans can enjoy a range of craft beers, ciders and freshly made pizzas while shouting for their team. During the summer months Blackbird has been known to host half-time barbeques and other themed events.

6. The Bridge 1859

Sport is at the heart of The Bridge 1859 pub. Owned by Ireland and Leinster rugby players Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Rob and Dave Kearney and located a stone’s throw from the Aviva Stadium. The Bridge is the place to be on match days. Head for a drink before or after watching the match at the stadium or watch the game on their large screens for the next best thing.

7. Sinnott’s

With 14 large screens set throughout the bar and a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, Sinnott’s is a favourite among sports fans in Dublin City Centre. Showcasing a variation of sports from GAA to American Football, the atmosphere promises to be electric at Sinnott’s as sports fans gather together to support their chosen teams. Sinnott’s have a full food menu for when that post-match hunger kicks in.

8. The 51

Home to an award winning carvery and 11 HDTV screens, The 51 bar is a staple among Dublin pubs. Filled with atmosphere and just moments away from the Aviva Stadium.

9. The Boar’s Head

The Boar’s Head Pub comes hand-in-hand with GAA in Dublin. Often frequented by players from past and present and packed with super fans on match days, this is the place to be if you haven’t got a ticket for Croke Park. A traditional pub in every sense of the word, fans are sure to make friends in this snug pub where matches are often followed by a good singsong.

10. The Hogan Stand

Just minutes away from the action at Croke Park, The Hogan Stand provides all the pre and post-match entertainment for GAA fans with food and drink specials, live music and large HD screens for showing GAA matches. The atmosphere at this bar on match days is like no other.

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Four Star Hotel at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium

Just a 15 minute walk from the Aviva Stadium, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge have a range of special offers on stay packages for sports fans, families, business travellers and everyone in between. Enjoy luxurious bedrooms, delicious local food and a sun-filled terrace at the doorstep of Dublin’s city centre.

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