Keen to watch a game and not sure where to go? Then take a look at these 50 sports bars spread all over Sydney. Many have big screens and show both national and international competitions. So, whether you lack Fox Sports, Sky or ESPN at home, or just want to soak up the atmosphere with other fans, take your pick of fantastic viewing locations right here.
Sports bars are shown in alphabetical order.
1. Ashfield Hotel, Ashfield.
The Sports Bar is exactly what the name says: a bar for SPORTS! If there is someone playing a televised sport anywhere in the world, this bar claims to show it. Opening times vary between 9am and 4am.
2. AV8 Bar & Cafe, Mascot.
With a square wooden bar and exposed-brick walls, it offers sports viewing and hearty pub grub.
3. Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown.
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4. Canterbury Bulldogs Sports Bar, Belmore.
A place where you can watch your favourite sporting teams in comfort while soaking up the atmosphere. Open 11am till late.
5. Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington.
Live sports screening. Open 24 hours.
6. Cheers, Sydney.
Fox 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ESPN, ESPN2 and BeInsports. Open till late.
7. Churchills-Sports-Bar, Kingsford.
Expect great entertainment every day and night. Every sporting event taking place is shown here on the vast number of big screens – from late night international soccer events to mid-afternoon UFC and boxing.
8. Club Five Dock RSL, Five Dock.
Catch all the latest games in the huge Dockers Sports bar. Opening times vary between 9am and 4am.
9. Cock’N’Bull, Bondi Junction.
Live sports shown via Fox Sports. Opening times vary between 8am and 2am.
10. Courthouse Hotel, Darlinghurst.
Head to the Public Bar which has all sports live on the big-screen TV. Open early till late.
11. Criterion Hotel, Sydney.
Enter The Snug for the perfect place to lose a few hours with a cold drink and a hearty meal, or enjoy all the big games on the massive TV screens. Opening times vary between 9am and 6am.
12. Eastern Creek Tavern, Eastern Creek.
A great place to get together with friends or family to watch a game and enjoy a drink. Fully renovated with big screen TVs. Opening times vary between 10am and 3am.
13. Empire Hotel, Annandale.
With classic brews on tap, sporting matches on TV and a casual atmosphere, the Public Bar is a great place to visit. Opening times vary between 10am and 12am.
14. Freeway Hotel, Artarmon.
Twenty big screens showing Fox Sports, TVN and Sky. Open early till late.
15. GPO Grand, Sydney.
Enjoy a wine or beer, as well as sports on plasma television. Opening times vary between 12pm and 12am.
16. Greenacre Hotel, Greenacre.
Your typical suburban pub catering to the needs of locals and visitors, with sporting events shown live. Opening times vary between 10am and 6am.
17. Greengate Hotel, Killara.
Go to the Highway Bar to relax on leather lounges, or outside on the terraces, challenge mates to a game of pool or catch the latest scores on the big screen. Opening times vary between 10am and 12am.
18. Grey Gums, Penrith.
Facilities include a large plasma screen showing the latest sporting events, a pool table and dart board. Open 10am till 12am on all days except Saturday when it is open 24 hours.
19. Harlequin Inn, Sydney.
‘The Harley’, as it is affectionately known by the locals, is Sydney’s premier rugby and sporting pub. It is also the home of the All Blacks Supporters Club. Opening times vary between 10am and 12am.
20. Huxley’s, Caringbah.
All sports televised from football to Formula One. Opening times vary from 12pm till late.
21. King St Brewhouse, Sydney.
Watch local and international sport live on screens and plasmas. Union, football, tennis, motorsports, racing, cricket, American sports, golf and more. There is Fox Sports, ESPN and free-to-air. Open till late.
22. Longueville Hotel, Lane Cove.
Boasting a fully featured Sports Bar, the Longy is a sport lover’s haven. Featuring Fox Sports and Sky Racing. Opening times vary from 10am till late.
23. Macarthur Tavern, Campbelltown.
Watch league, UFC and lots more right here. Opening times vary from 10am till 3am.
24. Magpies Waitara (Asquith Leagues Club), Waitara.
Whether it’s the ‘Sport of Kings’ or the ‘Battler’s Steeds’, all that is racing throughout the country is televised via Sky Channel on the dedicated Big Screen Television and a multitude of monitors with all the latest information. Opening times vary between 10am and 2am.
25. Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale.
Missed out on a front row ticket to the match? Don’t despair. In Mona’s Sports Bar, you’ll feel like you’re there. Opening times vary between 10am and 3am.
26. Newmarket Hotel, Mascot.
You won’t miss a second of the action at all major sporting events with the 20 plasma screens and a two-storey big-screen in the Beer Garden. Opening times vary between 10am and 1am.
27. North Bondi RSL Club, North Bondi.
Ample sports on ample TVs are available to members and their guests. Open till late.
28. Northies Cronulla
Combining state-of-the-art technology, including Cronulla’s largest television, the Sports Bar is the prime location to catch live action. All NRL games are shown on the big screen. The Sports Bar is also home to boxing, UFC, Super 12 Rugby, Cricket, Superbowl, World Surf League and much more. Open till late.
29. Paragon Hotel, Sydney.
Live racing from all major Australian cities. Plus Fox Sports, ESPN and Sky. Open 10am till late, 7 days a week.
30. Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill.
The Sports Bar is the best place to see Rugby league, AFL, Super Rugby and International sporting action! Seven massive TV screens, plus a massive 65-inch LCD screen. Opening times vary between 10am and 4am.
31. Royal Hotel, Sutherland.
Watch NRL on the big screen, or enjoy a game of pool. Opening times vary between 10am and 3am.
32. St Leonards Tavern, St Leonards.
Stacks of sports showing on screens around this intimate bar. Open till late.
33. Surry Hills Hotel (formerly Triple Ace Bar), Sydney.
A long-standing, unpretentious pub with live sports and a lounge with a fireplace. This bar loves its footy codes. Opening times vary between 9am and 6am.
34. The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Surry Hills.
Check out the big telly for major sporting and cultural events (free-to-air only). Opening times vary between 12pm and 12am.
35. The Hotel Steyne, Manly.
The pub’s Magic Millions bar is the place to watch your team play, whether it be NRL, Rugby Union, Tennis, Boxing, UFC, Cricket, NFL, golf, the races and so much more. Open till late.
36. The Light Brigade Hotel, Woollahra.
Brigade Bar is the place to catch all major sports games on the big screens. Opening times vary between 10am and 1am.
37. The Mill Hotel, Milperra.
You can watch the whole NRL season’s football here. Book your spot on a Cider and Slider night and eat while you watch. Open till late.
38. The Neutral Bay Club, Neutral Bay.
The sports bar here shows Fox Sports all day, including AFL, NRL, Super 14, Tri-Nations, The Australian Open, Test Match, One Day and Twenty Twenty Cricket, top European and international soccer matches, the tennis and golf Grand Slams, Six Nations Rugby, the Olympics and numerous other major sporting events. Opening times vary between 7am and 11pm.
39. The Racquet Bar, Elanora Heights.
Watch live sports on the big screen at this unassuming hidden Pittwater gem. Opening times vary between 2pm and 12am.
40. The Regent Redfern, Redfern.
View all your favourite sporting channels: Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Sky Racing, ESPN and more. Opening times vary between 10am and 12am.
41. The Royal Oak Hotel, Double Bay.
A continuous roster of the best live sports and entertainment from around the world, viewed from the comfort of one of the lively, spacious bars. Opening times vary between 10am and 1am.
42. The Sheaf, Double Bay.
Follow the roar of sports fans into this casual and classic sports bar where you can catch any and every game. Opening times vary between 10am and 2am.
43. The Star 24/7 Sports Bar, Pyrmont.
With 6 mega screens, more than 50 LCD TVs and a 34-square-metre LED screen, you’ll never miss a minute of the action, no matter what you’re into. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
44. The Warwick, Warwick Farm.
Shown in the main image above, you can watch games live and loud. Opening times vary between 10am and 4am.
45. Touchdown Sports
Located in the Rydges Hotel, this bar boasts over-sized plasma monitors, showing all the latest sports from around the globe. Open 10am till late.
46. Verandah, Sydney.
You’ll be impressed by the full coverage of ALL live sport. Open weekdays, 11.30am till late.
47. Winning Post Bar, Rosehill.
Located at Rydges Parramatta, there are large indoor and outdoor projector screens for all major sporting events. There is also LIVE entertainment on Race Day Saturdays from 5pm. Open from between 10.30am and 11.30am till late.
48. Yagoona Tavern, Yagoona.
Catch all your favourite sports action in the bar or just enjoy a game of pool. Opening times vary between 10am and 12am.
49. York 75, Sydney.
With 20 screens – two in 3D – you’re sure to find some great seats, the perfect beer and that sport you love. York 75’s private booths seat up to eight, with personal LED screens and full waitress service. Open 12pm till late.
50. Woolpack Hotel, Parramatta.
A state-of-the-art sports bar with indoor and outdoor plasma screen TVs. Opening times vary between 7.30am and 4am.
We’d love to hear about your experiences at these venues, and if we’ve missed any other great sports bars around Sydney. Tell and list in the comments below.