Here you will find a list of the best sports bars and pubs in the great sporting city of Melbourne. Melbourne has long been considered the home of sport, especially by the locals. There is merit to the argument with the city hosting international events such as the Australian Open, the Australian Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup. Not to mention the AFL. Below are our current favourites when it comes to atmosphere during live sports events. These pubs will certainly have the game on and are likely to have a few of the key ingredients we deem necessary for ultimate the live sports experience. This list covers all of metropolitan Melbourne so if you are just looking for bars in the CBD try this page.
When you are in Melbourne you can actually feel the buzz around sport, it’s tangible. With one in eight tourists listing sport as their main reason for visiting the city, it is easy to see why there are so many great pubs showing sport. We love the options you get from Melbourne's many hubs. Richmond’s pregame vibe down Swan street, Fitzroy’s artsy eccentricities, Collingwood's local feel and St Kilda’s sun-drenched beer gardens are all highlights for us. These venues below are known to locals as the best places to see the game, fight or race. What you will generally find is that the commentary will be on, the grub will be superb and there will be multiple screens for your viewing pleasure. If you are visiting Melbourne this list may be a good starting point if you are a local then why not try a new haunt? This list will grow and change as we visit more venues. We are always open to suggestions for additions so feel free to nominate your local.