Ok, you can stop looking. You have found the ultimate guide to live sports bars in Richmond. When we think of sports pubs we think Richmond. The perfect location tucked in close to the MCG, so close you can hear the siren, what better place to watch some live footy before heading to the ‘G’. On this page you will find a list of profiles for the best sports pubs in Richmond. Click on a profile for more information on how many screens they have, if they serve food, the exact location and pretty much every detail a sports fan like you needs.
If you're a die-hard footy fan and looking for the best places to catch the AFL, look no further than our best pubs for AFL page here.
Pubs & Bars
Prince Alfred Hotel
Fantastic beer beer garden with a projector screen showing the games. Great pub for the footy but they show plenty of other sport here as well. Always an enjoyable vibe at this excellent example of a Melbourne pub.
Newly renovated pub where the Great Britain used to be. Really good burgers. Nice beer garden which is dog friendly.
London Tavern Hotel
If a computer was asked to scan the internet and then design the perfect footy pub, the Tav is likely what it would spit out. A must visit for sports fans, especially good pre or post MCG, as it's only a Brett Lee throw from the boundary away from the stadium.
Richmond Club Hotel
Go here, you should. Perfect mix of old pub charm with modern amenities. Our favourite thing about this place? Easy, the view. You can see the whole city from the top level balcony and its epic.
The Precinct Hotel
The Precinct is never a bad option for watching sports. One of the bigger pubs in Richmond with a classy outdoor area, you won't be disappointed with the atmosphere here. In that sweet spot of a sub 5 minute walk to Melbourne sporting precinct (get it?) this is the perfect destination whether you're on your way to watch live, or happy to watch from a big screen.
The Swan Hotel
Affectionately known by locals as "the dirty swan", this epic pub is anything but dirty when it comes to live sports. These guys live and breathe sport. A little further from the G than some of the others in this list, but a strong option if you want to settle into a seat and watch in HD.