The Top 12 Live Sports Bars in Sydney

The Top Live Sports Bars in Sydney
The Top Live Sports Bars in Sydney

How about enjoying life relaxing and having the best meals, drinks as well as watching your favourite sports? This type of entertainment that we want all at one place gave rise to sports bars. It is a place where you can watch continuously a live sports event being televised and broadcast for you as well as you have a social gathering of your friends and enjoy drinks and good food. Here are the The top 12 live sports bars in Sydney.

In Sydney, the spurge in such sports bars is on the rise and you will find that the city has the very best places to relax, wine and dine and of course, catch up with all the latest sporting events.

The Top 12 Live Sports Bars

1. 24 *7

Live Sports Bars
Live Sports Bars

The Star
Lvl 1, Casino, The Star 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 2009

Telephone 02 9777 9000

24/7 is a hub of all things related to sports. Inside the casino, this bar is open 24 hours a day where you can enjoy sports events like FIFA World Cup or English Premier League. The bar features three mega screens as well as more than 50 LCD TVs. The menu is pub classics and there’s a paperless TAB right in the centre of the action. Plus, the bar has a slew of specials including Happy Hour (Mon-Fri, 5-7 pm) with $5 local beers, house wine and spirits.

2. Court House

Court house
Court house

202 Australia St, Newtown 2042

Telephone 02 9519 8273

This old pub is warm, comfortable, and big enough to fit anyone and everyone. The Courthouse is the nucleus of the Newtown community. The outdoor space is at least twice the size of the indoors, and the beer garden is where you want to be when the sun is shining and jugs of cider are the order of the day.

This beer-and-burgers joint has no Wi-Fi and they don’t have a website but a FB Page so it’s all about the local knowledge when it comes to the specials Price per person including drinks Up to $50. It is open Mon-Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm.It’s been a community lounge room for decades and once you love it, the enthusiasm for spending all your time and money here never wanes.

3. Cricketers Arms

Cricketers Arm
Cricketers Arm

106 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills 2010

Telephone 02 9331 3301

Games are screened on TVs artfully placed so that the bar staff can see them too, and if it’s a home-ground game over at the SCG you want to get in the door before the full-time buzzer sounds – postgame, this place fills fast. This Surry Hills pub is the perfect place for a post-game wrap up. With great settings they have also DJ booth tuning in some reggaeton, old-school rock’n’roll, jazz, Latin, hip hop and some alt-country when the mood takes them.  As one of the closest public bars to the SCG, this well-worn local is the next best thing to being at the game when the Swans are playing.  The price per person including drinks Up to $50 and is open Mon-Fri 3 pm-midnight; Sat 1 pm-midnight; Sun 1-10 pm

4. Light Brigade

Light Brigade
Light Brigade

2A Oxford St, Woollahra 2025

Telephone 02 9357 0888

Stationed at the far end of the Paddington stretch of Oxford Street, the Light Brigade Hotel is worth holding out for. The Light Brigade is such a home away from home that they even post the TV schedule on their website so you know what’s on. They love their sport so much that they turn every seat in the house to face the big screen like it was a cinema, and they have awesome drinks and food. Price per person including drinks Up to $50 It is open Mon-Thur 11 am-midnight, Fri, Sat 11 am-1 am, Sun 11 am-10 pm

5. North Bondi

North Bondi
North Bondi

120 Ramsgate Ave, Bondi 2026

Telephone 02 9130 3152

North Bondi have one of those ludicrously large projector screens for the preferred game, plus TVs mounted around the main room of this beachfront RSL. The drinks are wallet-friendly so are the meals. You have to sign up as a temporary member to get in, also you’ll find a range of themed entertainment on most nights of the week. Price per person including drinks Up to $50 Open Mon 12 noon-10pm; Tue-Thu 12 noon-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-12 midnight; Sun 10am-11pm

6. The Sheaf

The Sheaf
The Sheaf

429 New South Head Rd, Double Bay 2023

Telephone 02 9327 5877

This sports bar of the Double Bay establishment has a beautifully renovated leafy garden bar, with a great view of the big screens for sports. Although there is a gaming lounge – complete with aquarium, stained glass bar and outdoor fountain – and a pleasant, older-style front bar with sporting memorabilia and big-screen TVs, the beer garden has the most prized seats in the house. Head through the central corridor lined in an incredible collection of music memorabilia and make straight for one of the picnic tables under the ancient tree. On Thursdays, they have darts and pool competitions, plus poker games if you prefer gambling on yourself rather than the horses. You’ll pay more than $20 for a main here, Price per person including drinks Up to $50 The Sheaf is open Mon-Wed 10 am-1 am; Thu-Sat 10 am-2 am; Sun 11 am -midnight.

7. The Steyne

The Steyne

75 The Corso, Manly 2095

Telephone 02 9977 4977

Steyne is a public bar which draws huge lots of its fans. This old bar has made many new renovations. It now has a cocktail bar called Blackett’s, a Chinese restaurant upstairs too, public bar and has something for everyone. Price per person including drinks $10.00 to $50.00 and is open Mon-Sat 9am-3am; Sun 9am-midnight

8. Surly’s

182 Campbell St, Surry Hills 2010

Telephone 02 9331 3705

This is a spot for barbecue and American brews with two big screens mounted behind the bar so you can get a lean on and catch every play. There are four big screens in the main room – the one above the bar ensures a vacant stool is a rare sight – and one up on the low lit mezzanine. You can watch the full range of Sunday night football games with glass of beer, barbecue or have your pick of the menu and the bar. Price per person including drinks Up to $50 and is open Tue-Sun noon-midnight

9. York 75

York 75
York 75

Level 2
75 York St, Sydney

Telephone 02 9240 3000

This is the place where your booth comes with it’s own, individual TV screen. This bar is above Bistrode CBD, which itself is stacked on top of the Hotel CBD. This is  a quietish place to relax and enjoy. It’s the gentle glow of the individual booth TVs that is the most exciting thing about this place. So if you are desperate to catch some of the Netball World Cup and no one is screening it you can watch it here.

Even if you don’t get a booth the main room also boasts six big screens, and there’s four more in the pool room. You could watch rowing, tennis, basketball, MMA, AFL and ice hockey all at once if scheduling allowed. The bar list is also compact and so is the snacks menu and is open Mon-Fri 11.30-late; Sat 5pm-late

10. Dolphin

Dolphin Bar
Dolphin Bar

412 Crown St
Surry Hills New South Wales 2010

Telephone 02 9331 4800

Famous for quality beef burger and an enjoyable pub in the city has plenty of  TV Screens to watch sport and nightly food specials during the week, this is one of the The Top 12 Live Sports bars In Sydney.The Dolphin pulls a diverse crowd and its size and location means it is always busy particularly in summer when the outdoor seats are impossible to nab.  With three floors to choose from and a great outdoor patio area complete with handing seats and comfy lounges it’s a good pub for large groups who want to chill out.  The upstairs bar gets a chilled older crowd while the main bar downstairs can be a bit dominated by blokes watching sport, but there’s lots of room for everyone and overall the prices for food and drinks are reasonable.

11. GPO Middle

GPO Middle-The Top 12 Live Sports bars In Sydney
GPO Middle

1 Martin Pl
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Telephone 02 9229 7700

Located in the centre of the Lower Ground Floor, GPO Middle Bar is pivotal in bringing all the GPO venues together and creating a special place to have drinks and meet friends. The bar provides a wide variety of wine and beers and numerous food options to choose from as well as plasma television to enjoy live sports. Also on Friday and Saturday evenings, you can also move to Crystal Bar or Coach Bar should you wish to dance the night away.

12. Players

Players-The Top 12 Live Sports bars In Sydney

589 Crown St
Sydney New South Wales 2010

Telephone 02 9699 3460

Players is a great Sports Bar a place big and open with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. You will enjoy the tacos, beer and the atmosphere. It is a great place to catch the game with their 13 TV Screens.  Also have projector screening of games so that everyone can watch the live sport event , You will love their $10 meals specials every day from 12 midday to 9pm, Their Casino is open 24 hours and have members discounts. So if you’re ever in the area and need to meet up for the game or a beer it is the best place to book your seat.

There are few other sports bars too where you can have similar fun and entertainment. The choice is plenty, it is only you to decide what and where you want.

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Kamal Kaur