Best Sports Bars & Pubs in Melbourne CBD

You can watch pretty much any sport live in the CBD if you follow this list. Click on a fixture and let us guide you. Melbourne’s CBD is just big enough to be exciting but small enough that it is walkable. So got a big list of fixtures on a Saturday? Want to mix it up. Here is a compilation of the best Melbourne CBD sports bars. The lively Bourke Street Imperial is an absolute must on this list and for American Sport’s fans, Kicks is your destination for sure. In fact, while you are at it check out our list of the best bars showing NBA.  

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Melbourne CBD

Melbourne's CBD is known for its European style laneways, great cafe’s, exceptional restaurants and rooftop bars. When it comes to live sports venues it is no slouch. Melbourne has a strong reputation of being the sporting capital of Australia. Melbournians take this seriously and live sports bars in Melbourne are known for their atmosphere during the AFL season. Melbourne’s CBD is walkable from end to end so a pub crawl is a very realistic option for those of you who prefer to sample a bunch of pubs before settling in. If you find yourself on the other side of the MCG try this list of best sports pubs in Richmond.

Crafty Squire

Crafty Squire

Home to Melbourne CBD's only working microbrewery, the Squire is one for beer aficionados. Fresh brewed beers and live sports on screen, sign us up.
Duke of Wellington Hotel

Duke of Wellington Hotel

Watching a game of the footy at the Duke is a right of passage for Melbinre sports fans, it could almost be on the citizenship test and for good reason. The Duke is an iconic Melbourne sports pub that caters for the most passionate fans. Screens-a-plenty, cold beers and only minutes walk from Melbourne's sporting precinct.
The Wharf Hotel

The Wharf Hotel

If its sport and waterside style you seek, then look no further than the Wharf Hotel. A generous outdoor beer garden and big screen TV is your perfect combination for watching sport whilst overlooking the mighty Yarra River.
Bourke Street Imperial

Bourke Street Imperial

The Imperial is hands down one of our favourite pubs in Melbourne. This one has it all, a sun-drenched rooftop bar plus two further levels of sporting greatness. The Imperial is home to a number of premier league supporters groups, so it's great for football of the European variety as well as the local game.
Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Another venue for those who are serious about good beer, Beer DeLuxe Fed Square has over 150 beers on tap. Located in the high of activity that is Fed Square, come for the footy, stay for the fun.
Kicks

Kicks

One of the newer sports focused venues in the CBD, Kicks is a sprawling haven for sports fans. You'll find this one on the second level overlooking Elizabeth St. Perch yourself up at one of the three (!!!) big screens and soak it all in.
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Turf Bar

Turf Bar

This place sits right in the middle of a Venn diagram for ultimate sports bar and traditional english pub. Right in the heart of the CBD, head downstairs and enjoy the perfect mix of old world charm and full on sports. This place has zoned audio, so you can listen to the commentary for whatever game you desire. A genuine must visit.
The Common Man

The Common Man

A short but scenic walk from the CBD, The Common Man is your best bet for a sports pub on the south side of the Yarra. With a monstrous mega screen and decked out beer garden, if it's sports in the sun you're after, look no further.