Best pubs for NBA

We get it. Being an NBA fan in Australia is hard. How are we supposed to watch our team when they're playing at 10:30 on a Tuesday morning and you've got back to back meetings. How are you supposed to contain yourself in a quiet office when Kawahi Lenoard hits a four bounce corner three over a leaping 7'2" Joel Embiid to knock your team out of the playoffs? (I certainly did not. For the record - that was bulls@#t) What we also know is that the best way to watch is with fellow fans, and for that, we've got you covered. Here you'll find the very best pubs to watch the biggest games with the best atmosphere.

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Pubs & Bars

Bourke Street Imperial


One of the oldest and best sports pubs in Melbourne, the Imperial has you covered for the NBA. With loads of big screens over three levels of pub, you'll be able to see the game from any angle. For the ultimate viewing experience, head to the rooftop and watch the game on the jumbo-tron

Browns Plains Hotel


South Brisbane's premier pub for watching the NBA. The BP has all the action on massive 102 inch screens, so you won't miss a single block, dunk or foul.



If you're in the CBD and want to catch a game of ball, this is your place. These guys have some of the best quality screens we've seen and they play with sound on.

College Lawn Hotel


A definite favourite amongst Melbourne's sports fans, College blends old school pub with fresh sports bar perfectly. If it's NBA in the sunshine you're after, College is your go to.

The Precinct Hotel


Arguably the best pub in Melbourne's sporting hub suburb of Richmond, if an unrivalled vibe for watching sport is what you're after, look no further than the Precinct. Whether it's inside the bar or in the beer garden, these guys have you covered.

The Common Man

South Wharf

The Common Man is just special. Right by the river, with a huge mega screen and giant marquee will have you feeling the birdcage vibes whilst you what the NBA

Turf Bar


A hidden gem in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Sports fans have been flocking here forever to watch every sport under the sun. Our favourite thing about Turf bar? They've got zoned audio, so if the commentary doesn't match what's on your screen, just move to another area of the pub. Genius.