Best Sports Bars in Birmingham
Looking to catch the next big sports event? Then check out some of these amazing sports bars in Birmingham for the next game!
For those of you who love live sports and sports bars, we’ve listed some of the best Birmingham venues to catch the next big fixture that come complete with brilliant atmospheres and great food & drink menus to make it an unforgettable experience.
1. Shooters Sports Bar
For the ultimate experience, Shooters sports bar Birmingham packs a real punch when it comes to hosting some of the biggest events in a variety of sports. With American pool tables throughout the venue and state-of-the-art LED screens (The biggest in Birmingham!), you and your group can enjoy televised football, NFL, cricket and rugby throughout the day and an atmosphere that’s hard to beat! And with being right in the city centre on the bustling Broad Street, this is a great place to stop by after a day in Britain’s Second City.
196 Broad St | Website
A well-loved chain of sports bars, Rileys Birmingham is one of the best when it comes to great venues, great atmospheres and even better live sport! With pool and snooker tables, darts lanes, table tennis and brilliant TV screens for all the biggest NFL games, rugby and football matches plus many more live events. Located right in at the heart of the Chinese Quarter towards the back of the Birmingham Hippodrome, this is a prime location for you and your group to stop by for a few drinks or games of pool whilst exploring the city centre. Why not try out some of the best bars in Birmingham during your night out.
22 Essex St | Website
One of the best sports bars in the country, Walkabout Birmingham is your no-nonsense kind of sports bar that has everything you need for a great experience with your group. Whether you’re dropping by for a few drinks before hitting the town or you’re looking to catch a big game, you can do either at Walkabout. With a relaxed atmosphere, great food and fantastic TV screens, this Australian themed bar really delivers when it comes to giving you a great experience.
Langley Buildings | Website
4. Hennessey’s Bar
For a classic Irish sports bar experience, head over to Digbeth to find Hennessey’s Bar, a family-run establishment that doubles up as a fantastic sports bar and a venue for live music in its large outdoor terrace… which also features their huge LED screen for sports! A popular hotspot for all different kinds of punters, Hennessey’s shows every big international live game in football, rugby and cricket, so you’re not likely to miss out on any action if you and your group happen to stop by here for a few drinks.
30-31 Allison St | Website
An establishment that has been showing live sport and serving great food and drink since 1972, Snobs Birmingham is a popular student night hotspot throughout the week but is also a fantastic bar & grill during the day, showing some of the best live sport events from around the world on their giant TV screens. And being one of the oldest nightlife venues in the city, you can expect the atmosphere to be unbeatable here!
51 Smallbrook Queensway | Website
6. The Goose
A popular student bar situated next to the University of Birmingham’s main campus in Selly Oak, The Goose is a fantastic place to get sat down with your group for some great food, great drinks and amazing live sports. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, this spacious pub is your typical no-nonsense venue, serving the best pub grub and comfort food to compliment the great experience you will have here.
561 Bristol Rd | Website
7. Sports Bar
Located in the iconic Resorts World Birmingham entertainment complex, the sports bar at this bustling destination is one of the best in the city with live sports from around the world with a whopping 18 giant screens. With a great food menu that ranges from quick bites to eat to full sit-down dinner options, you and your group can enjoy hours of entertainment at this late night sports bar. If you want to make it a special occasion, then this is the perfect place to head to. Fancying some pizza? Check out some of the best Italian restaurants in Birmingham for after you've watched the game.
Pendigo Way | Website
8. The Distillery
Calling itself home to Birmingham’s biggest outdoor screen specifically for showcasing live sport, The Distillery is a huge venue that sits alongside the Birmingham Canal right on the doorstep of the city’s NEC Arena, this fantastic venue is split between two floors, with a traditional pub & diner on the ground floor and a gin bar upstairs. With rustic décor and a welcoming atmosphere, you and your group can enjoy a host of live sports in this retro-inspired bar right in the heart of the action in the city centre.
4 Sheepcote St | Website
9. The Lord Clifden
An all-day venue in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, The Lord Clifden is a vibrant and modern pub known for its great food menu, high quality screens for showing live sport and for being the winners of the “Best Entertainment Pub” in the UK award in 2015. Famous for their eclectic collection of street art that features works from Banksy and many more, this is a really unique hotspot that’s popular with visiting groups and locals alike. Whether it’s the great atmosphere, the brilliant range of beers and cocktails or the urban artwork, this remains to be one of the most popular pubs in Birmingham.
34 Great Hampton St | Website
10. The Old Crown
Known for its age, The Old Crown lives up to its name in the sense that it’s the oldest surviving pub in the city! With records dating as far back as 1368, this traditional drinking spot is not only a great place to find a unique menu with great all-day food and amazing beers, but also some great screens for showcasing live sporting events throughout the year. So if you find yourselves in the area during your visit, its worth dropping by just to see the one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham.
188 High St | Website
Whether your celebrating a stag do in Birmingham or not. These sports bars will be a great addition to your weekend, especially if there are some games you want to watch in between any stag do activities you have planned!