Best Sports Bars & Pubs in Melbourne

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. 

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Melbourne

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. 

Auburn Hotel

Auburn Hotel

Find yourself in Melbourne's inner east? Head to the Auburn Hotel. Solid pub for an all round experience. Good beers on tap, great grub and a really sunny garden out the back. Can be a decent crowd for Hawthorn games especially. Good for AFL but they show NRL, Cricket and heaps more.
College Lawn Hotel

College Lawn Hotel

A Melbourne institution. This pub will be on anybody's list of top sports venues in Melbourne. Tucked away in Greville Street Prahran this place is popular for all major sporting events and everything in between. Great for the major codes but also for NBA, NFL and Cricket. Food is always good and with 18 screens you should get a decent view!
Duke of Wellington Hotel

Duke of Wellington Hotel

European Bier Cafe

European Bier Cafe

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park Hotel

The Wharf Hotel

The Wharf Hotel

Newmarket

Newmarket

Bourke Street Imperial

Bourke Street Imperial

This is the type of sports bar that can bring the feeling of the stadium to the pub. Standing room only for big matches, has a couple of big screens and good sound for the commentary. Great rooftop garden bar for sundowners before the big game. Very popular for English Premier League matches.