What do you want to watch?
Welcome to Dublin! Whether you're a local, tourist or something in between, this page is here to help you make the very best decision when looking for somewhere exceptional to settle down for the game. Whether it's soccer, GAA, rugby, golf or the nags that floats your sporting boat, we've handpicked what we think are the very best sports pubs in Dublin on this page - venues that go the extra mile to ensure a world-class fan experience whenever there's a big game, fight or race on TV.
Want to know more? Click on each pub's profile to see exactly what they look like, find out which games they're showing in the coming weeks and what special offers they're running through our free app. Why? Because life's too short to spend time in average bars. Cheers.
Dublin's sporting pedigree speaks volumes for itself, with the area chock full of athletic history. The Aviva Stadium is the beating heart of this rugby, GAA and soccer-mad city. This amount of high-quality sporting action is, of course, central to the local drinking establishments and there are some quality boozers in which to wet your whistle.
At FANZO we're here to help cut through the noise and find you the best sports bars in Dublin. That's why we've selected pubs from our exhaustive list in the Dublin area that we reckon are top notch, so have a read and see if any tickle your fancy. If there are any pubs in County Dublin that are bang on with their sports coverage and you think deserve a place on this list drop us an email on [email protected] as we'll check them out.
If you're looking for a more general view of sports in the city, why not check out our more complete list of all sports pubs in Dublin.
Pubs & Bars
The 51 Bar
A pub that's frequently nominated as one of the best in Dublin, The 51 Bar's homely vibe, reasonable prices and delicious carvery make it a firm favourite whether there's sport on or not.
The Living Room
Whilst the main bar is excellent, the Living Room's x-factor is a truly stunning outdoor garden arena. With room for hundreds of people all watching one mega screen, there are few better places in the world to take in a big summer fixture.
Don't let the traditional decor of this cracking 18th-century pub fool you, it's anything but stuffy come game day, boasting a boisterous atmosphere. With quality beer and their famous carveries, they provide everything you need for an afternoon watching sport at the pub.
Buskers On The Ball
Close to nirvana for any sports fans seeking out the sort of sports bar you're more likely to find in North America. Too many screens to count, showing every sport at once, surrounded by ping pong, air hockey, and pool tables. A great spot for international visitors.
Harcourt Bar & Garden Lounge
Dtwo know what they're doing when it comes to hosting a classic sporting occasion. Over 20 TVs, stadium-style seating and one 20ft mega screen ensure games here are always epic. Chuck in a gorgeous beer garden and you've got yourself a cracker.
Popular with locals and tourists alike, The Mercantile enjoys a great atmosphere for big games with big screens and decent grub, while serving a mighty fine pint of Guinness to boot.
With it's gloriously restored Edwardian bar and historical artefacts marking Irish history on the walls, Slattery's absolutely nails it if you're looking for the quintessential Irish pub experience while watching live sport on TV.
Trinity Bar Venue
25 TVs and 1 huge drop down projector make this pub in the heart of Temple Bar a must visit for anyone watching the game in central Dublin.
The Bleeding Horse
Whether it's GAA, soccer, rugby or golf on the TV, the Bleeding Horse always ensures a vibey atmosphere. This cavernous old pub boasts loads of nooks and crannies littered with screens ensuring you always get a view of the action.
Ryans Beggars Bush
A stone's throw from Landsdown Road, whether you've got a ticket or not, Ryans is the place to be in D4. Boasting a cracking BBQ, outdoor TV screens and a brilliant atmosphere, it's a firm fan favourite.
Murrays Bar and Grill
Sharing the same sensational beer garden as The Living Room, Murrays offer great grub and a cracking viewing experience if the weather's not looking so sharp. Set over three floors, this famous old bar is littered with screens and packs a fine atmosphere for any big game.