BEST SPORTS BARS AND PUBS IN BELFAST

Searching everywhere for the best sports pubs Belfast has to offer? This page has everything you'll need. We've done the heavy lifting and chosen a bunch of the very best sports bars that Belfast has to offer, everything from the most atmospheric GAA pubs to the very best bars to watch Ulster rugby in. It can be a bit complicated when it involves selecting the very best bars nearby so we've done the research for you in terms of excellent bars showing live sport on television. Whether you're looking for the lavish or the local, you will certainly find what you need below. If we've left out one of your faves why not drop us an email and say so at info@matchpint.ie.

Pubs & Bars

The Errigle Inn

Belfast

The Errigle offers the best televisions and sports coverage that Belfast has to offer. We are a dedicated Rugby Venue and the official sponsor of Ulster Women's Rugby. The atmosphere here on big match days is amazing. With 5 bars and over 26 High Definition screens with 4k Ultra HD screens in the Pinewood Bar we are able to show it all; GAA, Horse Racing and Soccer to name a few. The Errigle Inn is known as one of Ireland's most famous traditional pubs with a great history for excellent music and atmosphere, The Errigle Inn has a reputation for serving fabulous food, drink and entertainment. Set on the outskirts of Belfast City Centre, The Errigle Inn provides an ideal location for any occasion such as a private function, corporate event, a great meal and a fantastic night out. There are five bars, an off license, roof gardens and a beer garden. Food is served throughout the building. We take great pride in the quality and range of our products, constantly reviewing and adding to our offering. We update our food and drinks menu seasonally, we regularly add to our range of spirits, liqueurs, beers, ciders and selection of wines.

Franklin's Sports Bar

Belfast

Newest and greatest sports bar in Belfast! Come check us out

The Garrick Bar

Belfast

It has been said that the famous 18th-century Shakespearean actor David Garrick – who coincidentally was involved in the wine trade before he succumbed to the lure of the stage – once visited this bar for a drink, but that seems a highly unlikely notion. Garrick did visit Ireland on a few occasions, mostly performing in Dublin, but he died in 1779, around a century before the Garrick bar was founded. It’s possible, however, that the 'Garrick' name could have been inspired by the Garrick Club, a fashionable London rendezvous which was founded in 1831 as a place where ‘actors and men of education and refinement might meet on equal terms’. The Garrick Club was a favourite watering hole of the author William Thackeray, who visited Belfast in 1842 and for all we know he may have planted the suggestion in someone’s head at that time. Around the time of Thackeray’s visit, the site of the Garrick was occupied by the marble and stone yard of William Low, who later ran a unique combined enterprise of spirit dealer and cement merchant in Victoria square on the site of what is now The Kitchen Bar. At some point during the 30 years that followed, a tavern was established at the corner of Chichester Street and Montgomery Street, and in 1870 McCauley, McCashin and Co, who described themselves as rectifying distillers and wine and spirit merchants, were dispensing drinks at this location. The Garrick name was in use by 1892 at the latest, when W.J. McCoy ran the Garrick Bar and Billiard Room. Before the turn of the century, the bar became the second licensed premises to be acquired by the burgeoning partnership of Braithwaite and McCann and for many years had served as the firm’s head office in the city. Recently owned by the O’Neill family, who were proprietors of Robinsons in Great Victoria Street for some years, designed the interior with a smart combination of tiling and woodwork, which has earned the venue the accolade of Belfast’s Best Kept Small Building on a number of occasions. The Garrick was bought by Beannchor Ltd in May 2006 and in February 2007 was taken over by the manager Colm Oates.

Sweet Afton

Belfast

Open 7 day's a week Sweet Afton is the perfect spot for some drinks or a spot of casual pub grub. Named after the poem Sweet Afton by Scotland's favourite son Robert Burns, Sweet Afton is bringing it back to the traditional side of things. Showing all major sporting event's on our large screen's with lunch and dinner menu's along side our SA Curry Club and Weekend Brunch Menu's... and don't forget the beer.... we're pretty proud of our selection of draft, bottled and tinned beer... And if you like a beer, or a cocktail or two call down on a Friday or Saturday night and be entertained by our resident DJ's playing vinyl only til the wee hour's.

Rockies Sports Bar

Belfast

The Jeggy Nettle

Belfast

A friendly local pub for local people, for village people, for city types, for students, beer drinkers, whiskey lovers, sport watchers, friends, lovers and dogs.

Pug Uglys

Belfast