Catch all the live action in one of Belfast’s best sports bars. Enjoy live Rugby World Cup games, football, GAA, horse racing, boxing and golfing events. Settle down with friends as you get ready to watch your favourite team or player beat their opposition. In the list below you will find pubs that offer a selection of beers & ciders, as well as cocktails and pub grub. Don’t forget to see if you can book a table for popular sporting events.

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Fountain Lane

Sport is shown daily on the big screens, including Football, GAA & Rugby. Fountain Lane has been feeding and watering Belfast since 1901. With a wealth of history as a tavern for the city, call in for good food, great craic and live sport.

Filthy McNastys

Filthy McNastys

Filthy McNastys is the hotspot of the Dublin Road area, open 7 nights a week with live music every evening & streaming all sporting fixtures on the big screens. The main bar has a selection of 20+ draught beers and an extensive cocktail menu.

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Established in 1918, Lavery’s proudly holds the title of Belfast’s oldest family-owned pub. Catch all the excitement of your favourite sporting events on the big screens at Lavery’s, creating a lively and energetic atmosphere for fans.

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Doyen Belfast

A stylish and traditional bar on Belfast’s Lisburn Road, the perfect spot for sipping a carefully crafted cocktail or their own Doyen Lager and watching the sport. Depending on the season all major live sporting events taking place will be shown. Pop down and grab a seat as you enjoy the game.

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The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery

Catch all major live sporting events in the bar shown across multiple big screens, from Premier League to their NFL Sundays. The Deer’s Head is the perfect city centre destination for beer enthusiasts. With tasting flights available, it’s also the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to explore craft beer for the first time.

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Ben Madigan's Kitchen & Bar

Ben Madigan’s Bar and Kitchen is a welcoming community bar in the North of the City. They have a first-floor function space that is very versatile and is the perfect place to catch all major sporting events which are shown on their big screen.

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Robinsons Bar

Established in 1895, Robinson’s bar is one of Belfast’s longest-running bars. Robinsons Bar is a great spot to watch your favourite live sports. This traditional bar show live horse racing daily, all live Premier League and European football matches. You can also watch live Ulster and Ireland Rugby matches shown in Saloon. Also, American Football can be watched but for a limited time. Contact Robinsons Bar if you have any enquiries.


Franklins Sports Bar

Franklins Sports Bar is known as the man cave of linen house, showing a variety of sports across multiple TV’s, Franklins is most notably a hub for major sports tournaments due to its show-stopping 6.5 meter mega-screen in the centre of the venue. Sports fan can enjoy all the latest action along with a huge selection of beers, pizzas, burgers and wings.

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The Bowery

Lisburn Road’s neighbourhood bar and gastropub. Set in the heart of the Lisburn Road, The Bowery is South Belfast’s premier neighbourhood pub for fantastic food, classic drinks and live sport. With screens throughout the bar and restaurant, The Bowery is the perfect place to catch all the live Rugby and Football action throughout the year, as well as all other major sporting events.

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Pug Uglys

Welcome to Pug Uglys, old dog, new tricks bringing you a quirky Irish venue in the heart of Belfast. Pug Uglys will show all major sporting events taking place live on the big screen. Email to book a table or call 028 9032 0030.

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White's Tavern & Garden

Refurbished in 2019, White’s Tavern & Garden is located on Winecellar Entry, which was named after the many wine and spirit merchants located there. Watch major sporting events, such as Premier League and Six Nations on their big screen. Gather your friends or colleagues, and reserve your spots. The craic is 90 for sure!

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Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen

Discover the charm of Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen. Never miss a moment with a range of sports including football, rugby & GAA shown across the 15 screens daily. Requests are very welcome.

Crown Liquor Saloon

Crown Liquor Saloon

The Crown Liquor Saloon, also known as the Crown Bar, is a pub in Great Victoria Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The most famous pub in Belfast. You won’t find another place like it. Catch the major sporting events in this historic bar, including the World Cup.

Errigle Inn

The Errigle Inn

The Errigle offers the best televisions and sports coverage that Belfast has to offer, as a dedicated Rugby Venue and the official sponsor of Ulster Rugby Women’s XV. The atmosphere on big match days is amazing, with five bars and over 26 26 HD and 4K screens showing GAA, horse racing and soccer to name a few. Ideal for the beer connoisseurs amongst you, choose from a variety of over twenty different beers on tap from big brands to more unusual craft beers.

Cutters Wharf

Cutters Wharf

Belfast’s best riverside bar! Enjoy the stunning views, great food and live sport. Cutters Wharf screen the vast majority of sports, especially the Rugby and Football, and are able to show two different channels if requested. They would usually base what they have on in the bar based on demand.

Morning Star Bar

Morning Star

The Morning Star show most major sporting events such as Golf, Rugby, Boxing, Soccer and more! Housed in the most ornate Victorian Grade 2 listed building it is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket along with the Gold Winged Lion of St Mark sitting proudly on the corner.

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Belfast Empire

The atmosphere at the Empire can get pretty electric in this old, converted church when there’s a big match on, and if you’re in the mood for celebrating come the final whistle, you can stay on to enjoy some great live music.

Sweet Afton Bar and Kitchen

Sweet Afton

Sweet Afton features a beautiful large centred bar surrounded by high and low raised seating areas, and boasts numerous televisions and screens in highly visible areas around the bar. From football and rugby, to golf and GAA, Sweet Afton seeks to screen sport for all enthusiasts; details of what is being shown can be found on the social media channels throughout the week. The bar has a robust drinks offering, including Happy Hour from 4 to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday, and a regular rotation of monthly drinks offers, including beers, wines and cocktails at reduced prices.

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