It’s time to decide where to watch the UEFA Euros 2021. Of course, circumstances being what they are, we suspect some of you have been mulling this one over for quite some time! However, with the best sports bars set to reopen – if they haven’t already – and all our favourite venues swinging back into action, this summer is going to be the summer of live sport.
UEFA Euro 2021 was, of course, delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t need to tell you that – it’s why you’re watching it in 2021, after all! But you may be a little out of touch with where the best bars to watch football are located these days. Do you remember where to go, what to do? Do you even remember how to order a pint?!
Well, we can’t help with all of that, but we can definitely help you out by recommending the best sports bars to watch the UEFA Euros 2021 in the UK. These are some of the country’s most exciting sports bars, all throwing open their doors for the summer, so start checking the fixtures, get your bookings sorted, and get ready to settle in. If you’re craving an outdoor vibe, don’t forget to check out our guide to the best beer gardens across the country.
The best sports bars to watch the UEFA Euros 2021 in the UK
1. Committee Room No. 9, Glasgow
A good sports bar should deliver three things: big screens, good drinks, and a tasty food menu to keep you going throughout the match. Glasgow’s Committee Room No. 9 gives all this in spades.
Found in the Merchant City, Committee Room No. 9 shows all the sports you could want on its seven giant HD screens. You can book out a booth for a prolonged session, making it the perfect place to linger for a few games. As the pub is a 10-minute walk away from Tennent’s Brewery, pints of refreshing lager are the order of the day. Food-wise, there are plenty of sharer plates available. However, we’d say that you’re going to want to make some room for the Banging Wings, which come in a variety of marinades and sauces. We’d have to say go for the Taps Aff, which are drenched in Buffalo Hot Sauce.
18 John Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1JQ | committeeroom9.co.uk
2. Cafe Football, Manchester
Housed in the legendary Hotel Football opposite Old Trafford, Cafe Football is a perfect place to eat, drink and soak in a few Euros games. For the brave souls among you, we recommend trying the Euro 96. Those who try this package deal get a six-pint tower and a six-dish platter for the game, as well as chances to win prizes with spins of the #CFEurosWheel.
The food menu is stuffed with both indulgent treats and health-kick mainstays. The Scholesy Steak Pudding is something of a local legend, and definitely worth ordering if you’re properly famished.
99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0SZ | hotelfootball.com
3. NINE Sports Bar, Newcastle
Another bar that lives in the shadow of the local football ground, NINE Sports Bar is at the Gallowgate end of St. James’ Park. Its whopping selection of 35 large TV screens means you’ll always have a good seat for the action, and private booths are available to hire.
There’s a huge food menu to tuck into, with pizzas, burgers and classic pub grub to tempt you. Drinks-wise, if you’re not in the mood for draught beer then there are also plenty of cocktails on offer. The Pinky Blinder, a light and fizzy combination made with pink gin, is a particular favourite,
St. James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne | nufc.co.uk/stadium/nine-sports-bar/
4. The Porterhouse, Central London
Nestled in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, The Porterhouse is a veritable warren of a pub. With tables sprawled across three levels, and multiple bars serving drinks, it’s also a great spot for watching the football. You may have trouble finding your way back to your table from the bathroom, but you’ll pass several TV screens as you go. So you won’t miss any goals!
One of the best sports bars to watch the UEFA Euro 2020 in London, The Porterhouse has a huge selection of draught and bottled beers, and a food menu replete with pub-grub classics. Also, upstairs houses the whiskey bar, which is a great place to end up for some deep post-match analysis.
21-22 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA | porterhouse.london
5. Sharkey’s Sports Bar, Bournemouth
The UK’s premier sports bar? Sharkey’s makes a claim to the title, and to be honest, the place has got to be in with a shot for one of the best sports bars in the country. Boasting more than 60 TV screens and projectors, this is without a doubt the best place to watch the Euros in Bournemouth.
You can relax and play a few games of pool or table tennis before the match. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, book one of the VIP rooms for a private space for you and your mates. Either way, the beer will keep flowing thanks to the regular deals and offers. Can there be a better way to watch the Euros than with beer delivered by the pitcher? We’re struggling to think of one!
215A Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ | sharkeyssportsbar.co.uk
6. The Tron, Edinburgh
The home of live sport in the heart of Edinburgh, The Tron will always have a game on the screens! The team are clearly as excited about the Euros as we are – they already have all the fixtures on their site, and it’s easy to book your spot to make sure you get in for the games you want to see.
Beers, wines, cocktails, spirits – whatever your poison, The Tron probably stocks it. The food menu is replete with all the hearty classics you’d expect, and there’s also a vegan/veggie menu for the plant-based football fans. Everyone’s welcome at The Tron!
9 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW | thetronedinburgh.co.uk
7. Bar Kick, East London
The only place you need to know about in Shoreditch for live sport – say hello to Bar Kick. It publishes its fixture schedule well in advance, and will of course be showing all of the Euro games. The menu is piled high with fat burgers and deliciously crispy fried chicken. And, of course, all of this you can wash down with the plentiful selection of beers on tap.
Think you might get in the mood to play a few games yourself. Bar Kick also has table football tables available to hire for 30 or 60 minutes at a time. The ideal way to celebrate a win – or commemorate a loss. (Hey, we’re realists.)
127 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE | barkicklondon.com
8. Cambridge Brew House, Cambridge
Sometimes, it’s about the beers as much as it is the games. The Cambridge Brewhouse is known as a great place to kick back and watch a game of football. However, it’s also one of the best beer hubs in the country. The on-site microbrewery produces a range of ales for you to sample, and there are plenty more national and international beers available to try.
The food selection is also top-notch, with sharing boards that are perfect for spreading amongst friends. For the meat-eaters, we’d particularly recommend the smoked meats, cheeses and fish dishes, all of which are prepared on-site using the in-house smoker.
1 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LH | thecambridgebrewhouse.com
9. The Woodville, Cardiff
In the heart of the student community in Cathays, The Woodville is an ideal pub to catch the Euros. The bottomless brunch is available for sessions of an apropos length of 90 minutes. Plus, you can swap prosecco for craft lager if that’s more the vibe you’re in. Which, let’s face it, is probably the case!
A classic pub with a terrific beer garden, The Woodville is the perfect place to be when it comes time to watch the Euros with your mates in Cardiff. Grab a pint and enjoy!
1-5 Woodville Road, Cardiff CF24 4DW | pubswithmore.co.uk/thewoodvillecardiff
10. Belushi’s Camden, North London
In the beating heart of Camen, Belushi’s is just a short hop away from the Northern Line. It’s recently been renovated to accentuate the party atmosphere. Happily, there are still HD screens and projectors dotted around practically every table. So you can be sure the team hasn’t forgotten the place’s roots as a sports bar.
Sit and relax in one of the booths, or if you’re a large enough group, hire out the Cavern area for a private experience. Camden has plenty of local beers, including of course the legendary Hells, so you’ll be well-sated while enjoying the beautiful game.
48-50 Camden High Street, London NW1 0LT | belushis.com/bars/london/camden
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