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15 best sports bars in sydney

15 Best Sports Bars in Sydney

The next best thing to the thrill of a live sports game is watching your favourite game in one of the best sports bars in Sydney. We’ve gathered the top Sydney sports bars ranging from your most comprehensive sports bar in Sydney airport to the liveliest sports bar in Bondi. Surrounded by your mates, other avid sports fans and great beers and nosh, there’s no easier way to cheer on your team.

Best Sports Bars in Sydney

With huge screens, 24 hour live games and a whole range of different leagues and competitions, when it comes to finding the best sports bar, Sydney has got you covered. We can’t guarantee your team will end up on top, but at least with this list of the 15 best sports bars in Sydney (in no particular order) you certainly won’t miss any of the action. Here’s our list of the 15 Best Sports Bars in Sydney:

east village rustic wooden bar

1. East Village

  • Address: 234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Phone: +61 431 622 944
  • Trading hours: Sun-Fri 11am-12am, Sat 11am-10pm

Each level of East Village provides the perfect experience for each stage of your evening; the most important obviously being one of the best sports bars in Sydney, the East Village Athletic Club on the second floor. With beautiful leather seats and timber details plus a bespoke poker table – this is the luxury sport viewing experience you’ve been searching for. East Village is one of the funnest sports bars Sydney has to offer.

beach road hotel bar

2. Beach Road Hotel

  • Address: 71 Beach Beach Road, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
  • Phone: 02 9130 7247
  • Trading hours: Mon-Tue 11am-11pm, Wed-Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-10pm

If you’re after a sports bar in Bondi, you can’t go past the iconic Beach Road Hotel. With unparalleled coastal views, delicious pub classics and snacks and plenty of big screens, there’s no better way to support your favourite sporting teams.

churchills interior cafeteria

3. Churchills Sports Bar

  • Address: 532 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032
  • Phone: +61 2 9663 3648
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat 7am-6am, Sun 7am-12am

This establishment is your go-to sports bar at Sydney airport. V8, A-League, NBA, baseball – you name it and Churchills Sports Bar will air it. While you’re there also enjoy pool, badge draw, keno, poker, trivia and killer steaks, burgers and fries.

the light brigade pizza and wine

4. The Light Brigade

  • Address: Corner of Oxford St & Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025
  • Phone: +61 2 9357 0888
  • Trading hours: Mon-Thu 10am-12am, Fri-Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-10pm

The Light Brigade in Woollahra has a rooftop, bistro and lounge. But what you really came here for is the sports bar, aka the best sports bar in Sydney. Catch all the major sports games on their screens while enjoying top-notch nosh and leafy surroundings.

york 75 wooden interior bar

5. York 75

  • Address: 2/75 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Phone: +61 2 9114 7319
  • Trading hours: Mon-Tue 12pm-9pm, Wed 12pm-10pm, Thu-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 12pm-8pm

Give your sport viewing an extra dimension with 3D screens at York 75. Otherwise, opt for private booths with personal LED screens or a larger one of their twenty screens. This sports bar in Sydney CBD also features in-house sports betting, onsite TAB and an extended trading license. York 75 is quite possibly the most atmospheric sports bar Sydney CBD has to offer.

courthouse hotel facade

6. Courthouse Hotel

  • Address: 189 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Phone: +61 2 9360 4831

Both bars at Darlinghurst’s Courthouse Hotel show all televised live sports on big-screen TVs. In the hub of Taylor Square, this sports bar in Sydney CBD also has full TAB facilities, two EBTs, Keno and all your favourite beer, wine, spirits and pub food.

woollahra hotel girl pointing in indoor grass field

7. Woollahra Hotel

  • Address: 116 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
  • Phone: +61 2 9327 9777
  • Trading hours: Mon-Tue 4pm-12am, Wed-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-10pm

Often referred to as the best rooftop bar in the east, the Woollahra Hotel is also easily one of the top sports bars in Sydney. Enjoy the modern décor, great selection of beers and pub grub, all while cheering on your favourite sporting games and events.

harlequin inn facade against cityscape night

8. Harlequinn Inn

  • Address: 152 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Phone: +61 2 9660 8146
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat 10am-12am, Sun 11am-10pm

The Harlequinn Inn – affectionately known as the Harley to its many frequented visitors – is the best sports bar in Sydney for international and club rugby union. They have 26 screens for all of your favourite sports, as well as two giant projectors for big events. Supplement your great selection of sports with 19 beers on tap and your favourite pub eats.

royal oak hotel whimsy interior

9. Royal Oak Hotel

  • Address: 28 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028
  • Phone: +61 2 9363 3935
  • Trading hours: Mon-Thu 10am-12am, Fri-Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-11pm

The live entertainment at the Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay comes in the form of hot local bands and DJs and well as spicy sporting events. This Sydney sports bar has great modern Australian cuisine and at the back bar you’ll get live sport from all around the world on big screens and sports-themed specials.

guests in function space at dicks hotel

10. Dick’s Hotel

  • Address: 89 Beattie Street, Balmain NSW 2041
  • Phone: +61 2 9818 2828
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-12am

Come to Dick’s Hotel for the big game and we’re sure you’ll end up staying for the organic beer garden and rustic comfort food. With daily specials and a scrumptious menu, there’s no better Sydney sports bar at which to egg on your team.

cheers bar interior dining space

11. Cheers Bar

  • Address: 561 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Phone: +61 2 9261 8313
  • Trading hours: open 24 hours

It’s the classic sports bar in Sydney CBD for a reason. The sporting atmosphere at Cheers Bar is unparalleled, as is the list of live sports being shown. Located right next to Town Hall and open 24/7, you can’t get much more convenient sport viewing than Cheers.

the park house front yard

12. The Park House Front Yard

  • Address: 2 Park Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103
  • Phone: (02) 8998 3000

No matter what sort of sporting enthusiast you are, The Park House Front Yard will have you covered. The mega screen features all your favourite live sporting actions and is complemented by 40 craft beers on tap and an inviting outdoor brew garden. Don’t miss this Sydney sports bar catering to the Northern Beaches.

crowd at star casino sports bar

13. The Star Casino

  • Address: Level 1, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Phone: +61 2 9777 9000
  • Trading hours: Open 24 hours

If you like your sport live, large and loud then the Star Casino’s 24/7 Sports Bar is the place to go. Whether it’s the premier league, the AFL or the NFL, one of the Star’s 50 LCD TVs will be playing your sport of choice. The Sydney sports bar offers all your favourite pub classics and a TAB right in the centre of the action.

14. Newmarket Hotel

  • Address: Cnr of Gardeners Road & Botany Road, Mascot NSW 2020
  • Phone: +61 2 9669 5591
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-12am

From boxing to Superbowl this sports bar in Sydney airport will sate your sporting appetite (and your food-related one as well). The halftime activities at Newmarket Hotel extend far beyond drinking in the beer garden and using the TAB facilities – try your hand at their attached bowling alley. Just be sure to lay low if you’re not a Rabbitohs fan.

15. Cricketers Arms Hotel

  • Address: 106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Phone: +61 2 9331 3301
  • Trading hours: Mon-Wed 3pm-12am, Thu-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 2pm-12am, Sun 2pm-10pm

Feel like you’re a part of the action at the Cricketers Arms Hotel without the crowds by watching a live game from the comfort of your bar stool across the road from the SCG. Whether you’re supporting the Swans, Sydney FC or the Sydney Sixers, the crowd in this Sydney sports bar will be just as rowdy but much more intimate than the real thing.

Key Things to Consider for Sydney Sports Bars

The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:

  • Price – how expensive is your food/drinks.
  • Variation – menu variety and ability to make changes when needed.
  • Location – whether that be in the center of all the action or somewhere quaint and quiet.
  • Service – good service makes the experience at a restaurant that much more enjoyable.

Alternatives to Sydney Sports Bars

If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Sydney, we’ve got you covered with some of the options listed below. You can also check out our list of fun things to do in Sydney. If you’re looking for a more specific cuisine, check out our list of burgers or ramen restaurants. If you’re full, we can also help you with your search for the best rooftop bars or show you the best Sydney museums.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Sports Bars in Sydney

With an editorial team full of foodies, Man of Many has had the unique opportunity to directly sample and experience the atmosphere of the best spots in Sydney. It is also based on our experience, in-depth research and customer reviews of sports bars in Sydney. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating our selections. Our editors have taken into account food, service and atmosphere while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside of the CBD. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

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Sports Bars in Sydney FAQ

What makes a good sports bar?

Living in Sydney, we're spoilt for choice for good bars. Usually, we rank bars on three things: food, drinks and atmosphere. These are all important in sports bars too, but you've also got to take into account screens. Because, what's a sports bar without TV's to show the footy?

What's the best sports bar in Sydney

It's damn near impossible to pinpoint the best Sports Bar in Sydney. Check what's in your area and go from there. If if it's not your vibe then keep checking the others on the list. We're sure there's something for everyone.

Where can I watch American Sports?

If you're into NFL, NHL, NRL or even the Alaskian Cornhole League (it's probably a thing), then check out the Star Casino's 24/7 Sports Bar.