The Best Sports Bars in Birmingham

Shooters Sports Bar, Birmingham
Shooters Sports Bar, Birmingham | © Facebook
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer1 February 2018

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!

Rileys

Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, British, $$$
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Rileys Birmingham
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!

Snobs Bar & Grill

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub
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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…

Walkabout

Bar, Australian, $$$
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Walkabout Birmingham
Walkabout Birmingham | © Facebook

The Aussie Bar, or Walkabout as it’s officially known, has been a mainstay on Broad Street for just about as long as we can remember and is one of the best places to watch sport in Birmingham. With a number of large screens and plenty of tables across their versatile club space, it’s no wonder why people flock here whenever there’s a big sporting event on.

Hennessey's Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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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.

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