13 June 2024

Edinburgh bars to watch EURO 2024

Big Screen for Sport at the Pear Tree

Top bars in Edinburgh to catch all the EURO 2024 action

As EURO 2024 kicks off, football fans in Edinburgh are eagerly scouting the best spots to catch all the live matches. From lively pubs with giant screens to cosy bars with a great selection of beers, Edinburgh offers a fantastic range of venues to enjoy the games.

Explore our guide to some of the top bars in the city where you can immerse yourself in all the excitement of EURO 2024.

  • Top Tip 1: Check schedules and confirm match timings to ensure you don’t miss your team’s matches.

  • Top Tip 2: Book ahead to secure a reservation.

  • Top Tip 3: Many bars are offering food and drinks packages, which are great for sharing with family and friends.

The Three Sisters

Known for its vibrant atmosphere, The Three Sisters is a staple for sports fans in Edinburgh.

This popular bar, located in the Cowgate, features a large outdoor courtyard with massive screens, ensuring you don’t miss a single moment of the action. Alongside  screening the games, they’ll be food and drinks packages available. Tables sell out quickly, so booking is recommended.

The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree is famous for its spacious beer garden and big screen, making it an ideal outdoor venue for enjoying the matches.

With a friendly atmosphere and a great selection of beers, it’s a popular choice for students and locals alike. Arrive early to secure a good spot, especially during high-profile games.

Biddy Mulligans

Located in the bustling Grassmarket area, Biddy Mulligans offers a fantastic blend of Irish charm, live music and a range of satisfying pub-grub dishes.

With multiple screens and a food and drinks package, it’s a fantastic place to cheer on your favourite team. Booking recommended.

Belushi’s Edinburgh

Situated near Waverley Station, sports bar Belushi’s Edinburgh is convenient for both locals and visitors.  

It offers an electric atmosphere, with numerous screens ensuring you have a great view from anywhere in the bar. They also serve a variety of food and drinks, including some great game day deals.

Hanover Tap

Located on Hanover Street in the New Town, Hanover Tap has multiple screens and a cosy setting, making it a great place to catch all the matches with friends.

Their extensive beer menu and tasty pub grub add to the experience.

Finnegans Wake

This traditional Irish pub is a favourite among locals for its warm atmosphere and live music. Finnegan’s Wake transforms into a lively sports hub during football matches, with multiple screens and a passionate crowd. Enjoy a pint of Guinness and soak in the festive spirit.

The Golf Tavern

One of the oldest pubs in Edinburgh, The Golf Tavern combines history with a love for sports.

Located near Bruntsfield Links, this pub offers a welcoming atmosphere with several screens to catch the games. Their food menu includes traditional Scottish dishes, providing a perfect matchday feast.

Haymarket Bar

Close to Edinburgh’s West End and Haymarket Train Station, the Haymarket Bar is a traditional pub with classic pub dishes and a varied drinks menu.

They’ll be showing all the games live. Book now to reverse your seat.

The Fountain

Directly opposite from Fountain Park, The Fountain is where to go for classic dishes served with a modern twist, as well as a wide choice of craft beers, wine and classic and signature cocktails. They’re dog-friendly and welcome under 18s until 8pm if ordering food.

Together with The Black Bull, Cold Town House, The Queens Arms, Element, and McLarens on The Corner, watch and save with their Euro Saver Wristband. Offering special EURO 24 savings, holders can get 20% off a la carte menus at participating venues, 20% off Yes Sir I Can Boogie t-shirts, 20% off Cold Town Beer web purchases, the chance to win a party weekend for 4 people in Edinburgh and access to the closing Euros Party at Cold Town House. Wristbands should be purchased in advance online.

Edinburgh Street Food

Famed for its food with global flavours, Edinburgh Street Food on Leith Street will be serving up bowls of flavoursome delights alongside showing all the match day games.

With ground level access throughout, the market is wheelchair accessible and has two accessible washrooms. Under 17s are welcome until 11pm but should be accompanied by an adult.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

The luxurious Greyfriars Hall in Virgin Hotels Edinburgh in the Grassmarket will be showing all of the Scottish and knockout games.

Catch all the action while enjoying food and drinks and live music from local DJs. Walk-ins welcome.

Bar 1874

A favoured watering hole for Heart of Midlothian fans, Bar 1874 is Hearts supporter’s bar at the club’s Tynecastle Park.

They’ll be showing all the Euro matches (excluding mid-week 2pm kick-offs), through the full duration of the tournament.

Albion Bar

At the Leith side of the city, the Albion Bar can be found at Hibernian’s (Hibs) stadium on Easter Road.

Complete with bagpiper, themed food and special guest appearances, they’ll be hosting three EUROs FanZones, showing each of Scotland’s games. Prebooking recommended.

From contemporary to traditional, Edinburgh abounds with bars for all tastes.

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