The Best Sports Bars in Birmingham

Shooters Sports Bar, Birmingham
Shooters Sports Bar, Birmingham | © Facebook

Freelance Travel and Music Writer

Quite the underrated city for sport, and the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games host, Birmingham has a history of it all: football, cricket, rugby, you name it. It’s also a city fortunate enough to be home to an array of sports bars, from the more traditional bars through to some of the more sport crazy venues. Here’s our rundown of some of the best!

1. Rileys

Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, British

Rileys Birmingham
© Facebook
Riley’s is one of the most reputable sports bars in Birmingham, and not just because of their pool tables! Here you’ll find all major live sports televised, as well as table tennis, darts lanes and a separate fanzone to watch all the big matches. It’s also open 24 hours on weekends!

2. Snobs Bar & Grill

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub

Little do most people know that everyone’s favourite indie club Snobs actually has a day-time bar and grill. In said bar and grill they regularly show the biggest football, rugby and boxing matches, with great value food and drinks too. It’s a regular tradition to watch evening game there and carry on into the club…

3. Shooters Sports Bar

Bar, Pub Grub

Shooters Sports Bar, Birmingham
© Facebook

Proudly the home of Birmingham’s biggest LED screen, Shooters is one of the city’s newest sports bars. Showing a range of sports, from football to darts and boxing to NFL, this place should cater for everyone. Oh, and their food is pretty good too.

5. Hennessey's Bar

Bar, Pub Grub

One of Birmingham’s most popular Irish bars, Hennessey’s is a great choice to watch live sport. Situated in Digbeth, just a short walk from the Bullring and Birmingham Coach Station, this family run favourite is perfect for watching the football before partying into the early hours.

landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article