9 of the best bars in Aberdeen to watch live sport
Other than watching the sport live in person, nothing beats watching it in a pub surrounded by fans as they go wild when their team scores.
The buzz that a pub atmosphere can bring to a game is electric, and it’s totally better than sitting alone, especially when you can celebrate with others.
In Aberdeen alone, there are loads of places to grab a drink and a bite to eat while being surrounded by live sports on a multitude of screens.
With the Six Nations kicking off next weekend, here are some of the best places to visit for live sports recommended by the Food and Drink team.
Legends Sports Bar
This Aberdeen sports bar has 10 pool tables, four darts lanes and a variety of craft beers on tap.
Not only is it a great place to relax with friends thanks to the variety of activities available, but there are also plenty of screens to view your must-haves.
Address: 23 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HD
The Dutch Mill
This popular West End watering hole is one that many have frequented throughout the pandemic due to the installation of a huge beer garden marquee.
With TVs inside the hotel’s pub area and a few outside under the marquee, there’s a bucket-loaded atmosphere here at this family-run establishment.
You can also grab a bite to eat while cheering on your favorite team and working your way through the bar’s extensive drink offering – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
There is currently no parking on site, but you can park on the street in the area.
Address: 7 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4NR
McGinty’s Meal and Ale
Immerse yourself in the best of pubs in this place in the heart of the city center.
From Scottish favorites and pub classics including steak pie, hash and skirlie, fish and chips and fajitas, to lighter lunch options including wraps, paninis and salads, you can dine or dine while enjoying the game.
With a wide range of local spirits and beers, not to mention some of the UK’s biggest brands, there’s something for everyone at McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale.
Address: 504 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TT
Home to Big Mannys’ Pizza, this sports bar has been a local favorite for years.
With a focus on local and also serving some of the best New York-style pizza in town, why not grab a slice and a beer while watching live sports?
With a range of draft beers, you’ll be spoiled for choice, and there are plenty of spirits and wine options to choose from too.
The place is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along for the fun.
Address: 145 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BN
Watch one of the many sporting events broadcast live on one of the bar’s 14 huge Ultra HD screens.
Not only does McNasty’s serve food all day, you’ll also find cocktails on tap here, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
Do you imagine yourself as a king or queen of karaoke? Then head to the bar on Friday and Saturday nights where you can put your voice to the test.
Address: 37 Summer Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SB
Located at the upper end of Union Street, The College is a hip bar that regularly broadcasts sports fixtures.
It’s been open for over 20 years and offers everything from high-end cocktails to local beers.
Boasting a bespoke sports viewing system that includes a huge cube in the center of the bar offering a view of the action from all angles, you won’t experience the sport anywhere else in the city quite like this.
There are also two other large screens and individual screens in each of the booths and at selected tables.
Address: 9 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD
at my cameron
The oldest pub in the city, Ma Cameron’s has been serving the people of Aberdeen for over 300 years.
It is therefore not surprising that he has a some ghost storiessome employees seeing beer taps open when no one else is around.
But never fear, the screams and cheers from the fans at this bar will keep the ghosts at bay.
Featuring all Six Nations matches, you can also grab a bite to eat throughout the day while enjoying the game.
Address: Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JG
The old school
This pub on Little Belmont Street is a haven for all ages to frequent when there’s sport.
Displaying all Six Nations matches, you can sit back and watch the rugby to your heart’s content. Plus, there’s an extensive menu of food options to keep your hunger pangs at bay while doing it.
There is also a range of pool tables to play a few games for those who want to make an afternoon or evening out of it.
Address: Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JG
This traditional Irish bar is a great place if you’re looking to watch live sport.
The lively setting offers a range of drinks, and while they don’t serve their own food, you can have Aberdam’s burgers and Dutch fries delivered to your seat from the business a few doors down.
There is always live music on most weekend evenings, so be sure to check it out as well.
Address: 90 Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BZ
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