Sports bars in Sydney

Sports bars in Sydney

Sports bars in Sydney

Any avid sports fan would agree that the next best thing to watching a live sports game is watching it in a good sports bar!  Here are some suggestions for travelers who are passing by Sydney for good sports bars with live entertainment.  Surrounded by enthusiastic sports fans, great beers, and excellent food that fits the budget, what more could one want than these Sports bars in Sydney.

Whether BBM readers are from around the world, most of you have a few things in common. You love to travel, you’re outgoing, cultured and at the same time, you’re proud of where you’re from and have a love for sport. For those of us from the UK there’s often one home comfort that we won’t let go of and that’s our die hard love for the English Premier League. 

Sports bars in Sydney
Cheering on the home team in a city as sports-crazed as Sydney is more than a pastime — it’s a source of pride and pleasure. The city, fortunately, boasts a plethora of wonderful sports pubs where fans can catch the big game.

Watch EPL Cricket Rugby Tennis sports bars in Sydney Bars

When you’re travelling through Sydney or living there as an expat the BBM readers are more often than not the first line in front of the screen at the local pub who’s kind enough to stay open for the English Premier League matches. Catch the live action of Cricket, Rugby, and Tennis while sipping a drink at Sports bars in Sydney.

Just because you’re down under doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the EPL. The season is in full flow, so kick back with a beer for the footie at any of these Sydney sports bars to catch all the latest from the Prem.

Churchills Sports Bar

Sports Bar Sydney
live sport and entertainment.

Join the excitement of sports, mingle with your friends and enjoy a drink from the bar at Churchills!   Being the ultimate sports fan’s paradise, it offers every live sporting event available on the big screens, TAB, 7 betting stations, KENO and Trackside, as well as poker, pool and trivia along with a wide selection of local and imported beers and a huge bistro menu.

If you’re a lover of all things “sport” then Churchills is the place for you! Every day at Churchills Sports Bar promises to be a great one!

Even if your favourite team isn’t doing so well, the atmosphere and what’s on the list will certainly keep your spirits high!

With daily entertainment, awesome drink deals, a hearty food menu, pool and poker competitions, trivia nights, the daily $100 badge draw, plus heaps and heaps of live sport, make your way here for the next big game! Currently showing both English Premier League, Scottish Premier League, Champions League, and all local Aussie sports so there’s no reason for you to miss out on this season’s highlights even though you’re around the other side of the world!

  • Special Feature – Sports Channels 24/7

A special feature is that the giant sports wall of the Churchills bar is covered in HD screens playing every live sporting event across all the top sports channels, 24/7.  Some of the sports it plays include the following;

  • Major boxing championships
  • Local and international Rugby League Championships
  • Rugby Union Championships (Local and international)
  • Local and international soccer
  • International Cricket, Test Cricket
  • Motorsports
  • Major tennis competitions,
  • Racing including horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing​​
  • Wrestling​​

Churchills is one of those Sydney Sports Pubs with live entertainment for sports fan’s to be with every sporting event available on the big screens. They have a huge bistro menu, a great selection of local and imported beers, poker, pool, trivia and more. Free pool every Monday at 6-9 pm, $1 for the game on Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am-4 pm and Saturday a FREE sausage sizzle from 3 pm.

Every sporting event taking place is shown here on our vast amount of BIG Screens – from the late-night international soccer events to the mid-afternoon UFC and boxing. The Churchills Sports Bar is also a great place to meet friends for a drink or a bet. Join the excitement and mingle with your mates while you enjoy a drink from the bar. It’s all here to please everyone you’re with.


Permanent Residents only


Membership is open to any Australian permanent resident aged 18 years and over. It’s FREE, quick and easy to do at the bar. Just ask one of our friendly bar staff.


As a member, you’ll receive exclusive offers and discounts at the bar, dinner, and Super Cellars Kingsford.


 Members get automatic entry into 2 cash BADGE DRAWS every week, drawn Friday between 6 and 8pm and again on Saturday between 12-3 pm. Make sure to be in the bar at these times to claim your prize!


Perfect for any sports fans, our members receive FREE weekly email and SMS Sports Alerts to stay up to date with up-coming live sport action. You can opt-out of this service at any time.


By presenting your membership card at the bar, diner, Super Cellars Kingsford & other areas in the hotel, when you make any purchase, you’ll earn Reward Points. Best of all, entry to the program is free with your Churchills Sports Bar membership. The more you use your card, the more points you earn and the quicker you progress up the tier levels to gain extra benefits and rewards! Ask at the bar for more information.


Simply talk to our friendly staff at the bar about a replacement card.

Offers & Happenings

  • Free pool every Monday at 6-9 pm, $1 for the game on Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am-4 pm
  • Saturday a FREE sausage sizzle from 3 pm
  • $4.70 schooners – Thursday 5 – 6 pm, Friday 5-6pm and Saturday 12-2pm



Monday 7 am – 6 am

Tuesday 7 am – 6 am

Wednesday 7 am – 6 am

Thursday 7 am – 6 am

Friday 7 am – 6 am

Saturday 7 am – 6 am

Sunday 7 am – 12 am

Churchills Sports Bar has something for everyone.

​Interested in becoming a member? Just ask at the bar.


Churchills has plenty of weekly entertainment to keep you busy!  On Mondays we offer Free pool from 6 – 9pm, or pay $1 for a game Tuesday to Thursday from 9am-4pm. On Thursdays we have trivia from 8pm, Saturday a FREE sausage sizzle from 3pm and help yourself to $4.70 schooners – Thursday 5 – 6pm, Friday 5-6pm and Saturday 12-2pm.

​For our members, we also have our weekly badge draws that jackpot by $100 each week until there’s a winner! Be at Churchills Friday between 6-8pm and Saturday between 12-3pm for your chance to WIN. And if you’re an unlucky punter, there’s a Get Out Of Jail draw Saturday 5pm where you could win $100!

Phone: +61 2 9663 3648


Location: 532 Anzac Pde., Kingsford NSW 2032, Australia

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The Palace Hotel

Live Rugby at the Palace Hotel in Sydney Haymarket
Great food great beer and wine. Super service in the heart of Sydney.

A great Sydney CBD pub that will welcome any sports fan. With 14 + large screens and most EPL and major Rugby matches being shown, this is one of the best Sports bars in Sydney to watch all the EPL matches live.

Share the spirit of sportsmanship with rugby fans at the Palace Hotel, as you watch live international rugby matches!  Await Rugby Union Internationals, Super Rugby, Bledisloe Cup and Rugby 7 matches!  Order from the succulent lunch, nibbles and late-night menu as well as wines to suit your mood!

Address: 730-742 George St, Haymarket, NSW, 2000

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Weekly Special at Palace Hotel

  • $12 Tiger Jugs | ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
  • $10 Schnitzels | Mondays & Tuesdays
  • $10 Cocktails | Wednesdays 5 – 10pm
  • Pints at Schooner Prices  |  Thursdays 5 – 10pm
  • Free Schooner or Wine  |  Thursdays & Fridays 12 – 3pm
  • Friday Happy Hour $5.50 Beers & Wine  |  Fridays 4 – 8pm
  • Fried Chicken Special  |  Fridays & Saturdays

Sports Guide May 2022 Palace Hotel

Sports Guide May 2022 Palace Hotel
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P .j. O’Brien’s Traditional Irish Pub

P J O'Briens Melbourne Australia
P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, which is open every day, provides a taste of Ireland in Sydney. Guinness and whiskies from around the world are available for lunch and dinner. There is truly something to please every tastebud, whether you are a local or just traveling through.

Located on the corner of King & Clarence Street, P.J.O’Brien’s offers a taste of Ireland in the heart of the CBD. The warm glow of the open fire and traditional Irish music drowning out the hustle and bustle of city life. As daylight fades the ‘craic’ begins, settle in with a creamy pint of Guinness or one of our many beers, wines and spirits. 

Our kitchen offers a variety of savoury Irish dishes and contemporary pub meals. Let the friendly staff at P.J.O’Brien’s make your day or night an occasion to remember, come in, kick back and discover the ‘Craic’ that P.J.O’Brien’s is famous for!

PJ O’Brien’s – The Irish Pub

Live Music

Live Music Thursday to Sunday at P.J.O’Brien’s Sydney.

Thursdays Live Acoustic Soloist from 7pm.

Fridays Live Acoustic Soloist every Friday from 5pm followed by Duo til 11pm.

Saturdays Cabbage and Cara play from 6pm, an acoustic duo with guitar and violin. Irish and contemporary. Followed by live acoustic guest acts.

Traditional Sunday Sessions 6-9pm with Live Irish Music featuring Kelly’s Heroes, Jigs & Reels, Ballads & Sing-a-longs.

$17.5 Traditional Roasts ‘The Best in Town’.

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St.Patrick’s Day Sydney at P.J.O’ March 2024

Thursday 17 March – It’s time to celebrate – It’s going to be an epic St.Patrick’s Day!

Irish Dancers in the morning and Live Irish Music throughout the day.


Doors open 8am and we are offering a Big Irish Breakfast which includes a Pint of Guinness at $27.50 per person + booking fees.

Full Irish Breakfast
Grilled pork sausages, black & white pudding, bacon, mushrooms, fried egg, grilled tomato, baked beans & toast

Vegetarian Breakfast
Fried egg, mushroom, grilled tomato, avocado, baked beans, wilted greens & toast

Bookings are essential:  BOOK ONLINE NOW

The Bat and Ball hotel pub

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Live sports, great food and beverages. Our cafe and grill is open seven days a week, serving fresh, delicious, seasonal fare. Please note that while we still have COVID19 limits on seating capacity and social distancing in effect, specials and some menu items are not available.

The Bat and Ball hotel pub is the best place to watch some cricket while sipping a beer and playing pool. Plenty of beers on tap for you. The Bat and Ball Hotel Parkside is all about awesome food, music, service and drinks. It is a local pub with a brand new atmosphere. They are a pub, a regular bar, a local. You can relax, meet up, have a laugh, watch a game, grab some food, shoot the breeze and unwind.

Parkside Diner and Grill @ The Bat n Ball Hotel, Randwick

The diner and grill serves fresh, delicious, seasonal food seven days a week. Check out the weekday specials below or peruse the full menu.


A one Kg bucket of Hot Wings with Ranch sauce is $10 with the purchase of any drink from 5 pm to 9.30 pm.


It is Burger night at $11.90 from 5 pm. You can upsize to a double burger for an additional $2.


It is Steaks at $ 11.90 from 5 pm.


Oh it is Parmi Night at $11.90 from 5 pm served with Mexican, Hawaiian or Italian with two sides.


It is Big Daddy’s BBQ platter at $19.50 from 5 pm until sold out. Sadly it is not available on Game days.


It is Roast at $ 21.50 from noon until sold out.

Pub lunches

You can buy a pub lunch at $12 from Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 3 pm.


The Bat and Ball Hotel Parkside hosts special events from time to time.


They have a function room for hire for up to 80 guests. Birthdays, conferences, work functions, engagements, kid’s parties, school reunions, anniversaries, Christmas Parties – They ‘ve got you covered. For bookings and more information .

Address: 495 Cleveland Street, Redfern
Telephone: +61 2 8399 0303
Email: [email protected]

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Crest Sports Bar Kings Cross

With our friendly staff behind the bar and our ten plasma screens (including our new 100-inch monster!), the Sports Bar has the best atmosphere in the Cross bar none.

Contributing to the unforgettable atmosphere is our great outdoor area overlooking the famous Golden Mile, our new extensive food menu, and new in-house TAB kiosk.

Situated right next to Kings Cross Train Station you’ll never want to leave with our top quality amusement machines, pool tables and many great events and promotions.

But if you do feel the need to go home at some point you can always get a takeaway from our fabulous Celebrations Bottle Shop which is open 9am to midnight every night, with regular daily specials and great deals.

The Sports Bar is open 9am to 6am and we do open early/stay open late for big sporting matches.

We also have TWO of the happiest hours in the Cross with $3.30 schooners from 11am-1pm & 5pm-7pm every single day.

With the biggest screen on the Golden Mile, Crest Sports Bar is the home of sports in Kings Cross, showing all the Sports all the time. If it’s on, it’s on at Crest Sports Bar!

The Light Brigade Hotel

Sports comes first at this bar, the hotel bordering Paddo-Woollhara, posts its tv sports schedule online and has no qualms about turning every seat in the house to face the screen. No excuse for missing a single match at this bar, where the drinks are just as ambitious and vibrant as the football fans!

Woollahra’s Light Brigade has a rooftop, cafe, and lounge. But it’s the sports bar, called Sydney’s best sports bar, that you’ve come here for. While enjoying top-notch fare and lush settings, catch all of the major sporting events on their televisions.

Address: Corner of Oxford St & Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025

Phone: +61 2 9357 0888

Courthouse Hotel

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Offering an extensive wine list, a wide range of tap beers, and authentic pub food of the highest quality. We are a short 5-minute drive from Sydney CBD

A jug of beer and the signature house burger is not the only reason for heading into the cosy comforts of this Sydney sports bar. Located in Newton, football is pretty serious business here with no one minding you snagging a bar stool and sitting pretty for endless hours enjoying the games and drinks.

On enormous screen TVs in both bars at Darlinghurst’s Courthouse Hotel, all televised live sports are shown. This sports bar in Sydney CBD also features complete TAB facilities, two EBT’s, Keno, and all your favorite beer, wine, spirits, and pub food in the heart of Taylor Square.

Address: 189 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: +61 2 9360 4831

24/7 Sports Bar At The Star

The name alone is enough to have Premier League fans lining up outside of this bar, although the fact the place boasts three mega screens and, get this, 50 LCD screens is a pretty big lure on its own. Happy hour from 5-7 pm will bag you $5 house beers, spirits, and a wine. On the food front, you’ll find plenty of pub classics if you need to refuel at halftime.

80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont

The Sheaf

A star in Double Bay, this place consists of a lush, newly renovated garden bar, leaving the vintage public bar with a clear view of the large screen. Football, drinks, grub, and no one to disturb you make for excellent viewing.

429 New South Head Road, Double Bay

York 75 Sydney

A classic sports bar, with twenty screens (two in 3D). An upscale place with sports screens in private booths and cosmopolitan bar dishes. With mahogany walls, large booths for groups and a massive 20 screens, York 75 is Sydney’s favourite sports bar. The private booths seat up to eight, with personal LED screens and table service. And the entire space is available for hire for special events.

Address: 2/75 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: +61 2 9114 7319

Huxley’s Caringbah

Huxley’s is a classic NYC inspired sports bar offering American diner style food with a southern flare. Boasting an authentically fashioned interior, Huxley’s has great beer and entertainment on tap.

Offers & Happenings

  • Huxley’s Comedy night on 26 March
  • $15 Beer & Burger 12-3pm Friday & Saturday
  • $1 Wings on Wednesday
  • S10 Cocktails 7 pm till 9 pm Friday & Saturday

Address: 32 Banksia Rd, Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9531 4999



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Golden Age Bar

Beyond the bronze velvet curtains at the back of this fab cocktail bar is a tiny mirrored stage. Adjacent to Golden Age’s excellent film program is a weekly series of live gigs that span a diverse range of genres supporting the tradition of being one of those Sydney Sports Pubs with live entertainment.

Address: 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

The Vic Marrickville

This pub has a basketball ring, a huge outdoor movie screen, frequent markets and thankfully a huge stage for live music most weekends. The bands come from all genres and you’re just as likely to see an introspective acoustic set as you are to witness a punching-the-air rock show. 

Address: 2 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

Crowbar Leichhardt

Crowbar has settled in the former Bald Face Stag pub site and painted it both literally and figuratively black. Utilising the huge bar-adjacent band room they’re specialising in live punk, hardcore, metal, and the heavier side of rock. It’s still a pub at heart though, with tap beers, an in-house plant based bistro called Murdereats and a dog-friendly garden to enjoy a pre-gig schooner in.  

Address: 345 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia

The Lady Hampshire Camperdown

Like many ladies of a certain age, she’s had some work done, but still retains the bones of the original and the feel of a neighbourhood pub. The huge front bar is an altar to live sports most nights of the week but return on a blessed weekend eve and be treated to a raucous live show from bands of all sorts of genres. 

Address: 91 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

Cheers Bar

A popular venue with Brits, Cheers Bar on Sydney’s George Street is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. You’ll find most major EPL games being shown live with sound. Be warned, this bar can get super busy on a Saturday night so may not be everyone. Cheers Bar is among the best Sports bars in Sydney.

There’s a reason it’s known as Sydney’s classic sports bar. Cheers Bar’s sporting atmosphere is unrivalled, as is their selection of live sporting events. Cheers is the most convenient place to watch sports, as it is located just adjacent to Town Hall and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Address: 561 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: +61 2 9261 8313

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Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

The Pyrmont Bridge is a BBM readers favourite and has been for years. Another 24/7 licensed venue that is popular with expats and working holiday makers alike. If you’re living on the other side of Darling Harbour or having a few bevs around the Rocks, The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel is a great spot for some live EPL action. And for those avid fans, you can also reserve a table.

Address: 96 Union Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW

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East Village

The East Village Athletic Club on the second floor, one of Sydney’s premier sports bars, provides the ideal experience for each stage of your evening. This is the luxury sport viewing experience you’ve been looking for, with magnificent leather chairs and wood detailing, as well as a bespoke poker table. East Village is one of Sydney’s most enjoyable sports pubs.

Address: 234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: +61 431 622 944

Beach Road Hotel

If you’re looking for Sports bars in Sydney, Bondi, look no further than the Beach Road Hotel. There’s no better way to cheer on your favourite sports teams than with unrivalled coastline views, delectable pub favourites and munchies, and plenty of huge screens. 

Address: 71 Beach Beach Road, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Phone: 02 9130 7247

Woollahra Hotel

The Woollahra Hotel, often referred to as the best rooftop bar in the east, is also one of best Sports bars in Sydney. While cheering on your favourite sporting teams and events, enjoy the modern décor, fantastic range of beers, and pub fare.

Address: 116 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Phone: +61 2 9327 9777

Harlequinn Inn

The Harlequinn Inn, sometimes known as the Harley by its regular customers, is Sydney’s best sports pub for international and club rugby union. There are 26 screens for all of your favorite sports, as well as two massive projectors for important events. 19 beers on tap and your favorite pub fare round out your great sports selection.

Address: 152 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Phone: +61 2 9660 8146

Royal Oak Hotel

Hot local bands and DJs, as well as tense sporting events, provide live entertainment at the Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay. This Sydney sports bar serves excellent modern Australian food and features live sports from around the world on large screens in the back bar, as well as sports-themed specials.

Address: 28 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028

Phone: +61 2 9363 3935

Dick’s Hotel

We’re confident that if you come to Dick’s Hotel for the big game, you’ll end up staying for the organic beer garden and rustic comfort food. There’s no better Sports bars in Sydney to cheer on your side than this one, with daily specials and delectable food.

Address: 89 Beattie Street, Balmain NSW 2041

Phone: +61 2 9818 2828

Cricketers Arms Hotel

Watch a live game from the comfort of your bar stool across the road from the SCG to feel like you’re part of the action at the Cricketers Arms Hotel without the crowds. Whether you’re rooting for the Sydney Swans, Sydney FC, or Sydney Sixers, the crowd in this Sydney sports pub will be just as rowdy as the real thing, but much more intimate.

Address: 106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Phone: +61 2 9331 3301

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