The British and Irish lions begin their tour very soon. If you’re struggling to decide where to watch the games then we’ve got your back. These 5 fantastic bars in Edinburgh will be showing all of the action. We recommend booking to avoid missing out – check each bar’s website for more information.
The Black Bull
12 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
The Black Bull is a no-fuss-no-muss sports bar with 8 different screens showcasing all of the games. They’re a fantastic venue to watch any sporting even in, and the British and Irish Lions are no exception. Alongside tasty pub grub, The Black Bull have the new Cold Town Beer towers which can be filled with 4 or 6 pints of your choice.
Cold Town House
4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
If you are a fan of beer then this is the venue for you. Cold Town House is kitted out with their very own microbrewery. All of their draught Cold Town Beers are brewed on site and go straight from the brewery equipment into a keg and then into your glass. On their ground floor Brewhouse area, they have multiple screens for you to watch all of the action on.
If that isn’t enough, they were previously finalists at the London Pizza Awards in 2019 – keep yourself fueled up with one of their delicious Neapolitan pizzas.
The Queens Arms
49 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP
The team down at The Queens Arms know a thing or two about their sport, and they know even more about hosting a great night. A hidden jewel below the cobbles of Frederick Street, The Queens Arms uses seasonal ingredients to create cracking dishes that you’ll love.
They have handpicked cask ales from Scotland’s top independent brewers, a cracking range of malt whiskies, wines, bottled beers and draught lagers, and are teamed with a house cocktail list – whatever you fancy, they have you covered. Make sure that you let them know you’re booking to watch the game when you make your booking.
1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AE
If you are a fan of all things rugby then you should be checking out The Huxley more often. The bar has gotten quite a name for itself as one of the top places to watch any rugby match over the last few years, and The Lions are no exception.
The Huxley do banging burgers including their new Doughnut Burger – a beef bun served on a doughnut (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!) They also have Cold Town Beer towers to let you pour pints at your own table while you watch the match.
McLarens on the Corner
8 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD
Imagine having your own private area with your friends and family for the games. Now you don’t have to imagine.
McLarens on the Corner in on the Holy Corner in Edinburgh has recently opened their beautiful private dining area called The Loft. The Loft features screens which you and your group can catch all the action on while being served like royalty.
As it is a private dining area, we recommend enquiring as soon as possible to avoid missing out.