With the football season back in full swing and the NFL set to return soon, it is a good time of the year to be a fan of all things sports. If you're a London resident, you might be wondering where the best sports bars are in order to get yourself a drink and enjoy the game with your friend. Here, we've compiled a list of London's finest sports bars for all of your viewing needs.
Located in Shoreditch, Bar Kick should be one of your go-to places for good times on match day. Serving dirty burgers, fried chicken and a whole range of different sports, you can't go wrong here. With twelve screens spread across two floors and table football dotted around, there's no shortage of entertainment.
The Kings Sports Bar
Located in the Empire Casino in Leicester Square, you'll be surrounded by the glowing lights of live sport from every angle here. There's plenty of space so you won't miss a minute of the action and you can book your place in advance too. They have food and drink in plentiful supply too.
Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill
In Fulham Broadway, not too far from Stamford Bridge, you'll find Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill. Loyal to the two clubs local to it, you'll find plenty of Chelsea and Fulham fans here. A smart-looking bar, you'll have no complaints finding yourself here on matchday, even if you're from another rival London club.
The Lost Hour
South of the river, in Greenwich is The Lost Hour, a welcoming bar that puts on a wide range of events from quizzes to retro-gaming. Besides all the extra entertainment, you'll find a brilliant place to watch live sport. With a street food-influenced menu, you'll feel spoilt the entire time.
Greenwood is one of the most beloved sports bars in all of London. You'll find this gem located right across from Victoria Station and they offer you a choice of F1, rugby, tennis, football, basketball, golf, boxing, pretty much whatever you want to see. It's the ideal place to bring some mates and go feral watching your team together.
Found right in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral, Pavilion's End is a newly refurbished place for you to get your sporting fix. A cool and modern space, you'll never miss any of the action here. They have all the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels you could wish for, whatever you want, they'll provide.
The Bat & Ball
Roll your socks down, bring your deodorant and your most competitive friends as here you can challenge them to a game of ping pong and be as intense about it as you like. There's a wide range of drinks here, plenty of screens to watch the game and live DJs to set the mood.
The Cabbage Patch
The Cabbage Patch is as traditional a rugby pub as it gets. Rightly called the most famous rugby pub in the world, you'll find it a short distance from Twickenham. The atmosphere on game day is unbeatable, with plenty of craft beer on tap and pub classics on the menu, it makes for an excellent spot to visit on the weekend.
Another find in Shoreditch, the Matchbox is a revolving door of brilliant sporting events. The bar has graffiti-style artwork, a space where DJs are playing to supply some atmosphere and some amazingly tasty burgers. This is the kind of place that could quickly become a regular.
Located a short distance away from the Tower of London, the Moretown Belle boasts thirty-one UHD screens, multi-screen walls and five sound zones that are designed to deliver the very best viewing experience. They don't do things in half measures here, so be prepared for a memorable day out.
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