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The Best Live Sports Pubs in Newcastle

Best Bars in Newcastle

Home to the Magpies, there’s no wonder that this sporty city has so many awesome places to watch live sports!

What can we say about this city? It’s a party haven, that’s for sure, but when it comes to places to watch live sports, you’ll be more than impressed with the best sports bars in Newcastle we’ve listed for you below! From cool and modern bars to old-school city boozers, take a read and find the next best place to watch the football, rugby, cricket or whatever you enjoy watching.


Bar 52 Newcastle - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

1. Bar 52 Newcastle

A large and welcoming sports bar in the heart of the city, BOX Deansgate has become one of the best places to catch live sports in Manchester city centre with a huge and spacious venue on the iconic Deansgate. Open from midday ‘til midnight, this Manchester sports bar is packed full of big-screen TVs showing everything from the Premier League to the Six Nations. In-between game time, why not challenge each other to a game of pool or a round of shuffleboard? Whatever your favourite bar games are, you’re bound to find something you’ll love here.

📌 Pilgram St » | Website »

Shearer's Sports Bar & Lounge - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

2. Shearer's Sports Bar & Lounge

Another brilliant Manchester sports bar in the city centre, Directors Box offers a cool and modern atmosphere and makes for a great place to kick back with a few pints to watch the football, rugby or whatever’s broadcasting on the day. Known for their delicious food menu featuring hearty burgers and pizzas, this Manchester sports bar also has a great selection of pints on tap as well as tonnes of spirits and mixers if you fancy a cocktail or two.

📌 St. James' Park » | Website »

The WonderBar Newcastle - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

3. The WonderBar Newcastle

A large and welcoming sports bar in the heart of the city, BOX Deansgate has become one of the best places to catch live sports in Manchester city centre with a huge and spacious venue on the iconic Deansgate. Open from midday ‘til midnight, this Manchester sports bar is packed full of big-screen TVs showing everything from the Premier League to the Six Nations. In-between game time, why not challenge each other to a game of pool or a round of shuffleboard? Whatever your favourite bar games are, you’re bound to find something you’ll love here.

📌 The Gate » | Website »

Shark Club Gastro Bar - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

4. Shark Club Gastro Bar

Just on the doorstep of St James’ Park you’ll find the popular Shark Club Gastro Bar Newcastle. Situated inside the Sandman Hotel, this Newcastle sports bar has long been a favourite for local footy fans and visitors from far & wide. Particularly famous for its awesome food menu, they serve everything from hearty burgers to seafood here. Inside the venue, you’ll find huge TV screens hanging above the bar as well as plenty more along the walls, so you’ll never have a bad view of all the action!

📌 Gallowgate » | Website »

Percy Arms - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

5. Percy Arms

Whilst this may seem like a small Newcastle sports bar from the outside, the Percy Arms is actually one of the best places in the city if you’re looking to catch all kinds of live sports. With at least four large screens covering the entire bar area, this place really boasts a lively atmosphere on match days and of a regular weekday evening, for that matter! With awesome prices on drinks across the bar too, you simply can’t go wrong with the Percy Arms if you’re looking for a classic pub experience.

📌 Percy St » | Website »

City Vaults - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

6. City Vaults Newcastle

Probably one of the largest sports bars in Newcastle on this list, the City Vaults has a little bit of everything no matter when you decide to pay a visit here. Of course, if it’s a match day, you can guarantee the atmosphere will be rocking in here, with tonnes of place for punters to watch the football on their large TV screens. By the evening, this place comes alive with a resident DJ and plenty of space to drink and dance, resembling more of a nightclub than a sports bar at times!

📌 13 Bigg Market » | Website »

Akenside Traders - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

7. Akenside Traders

With a bright and welcoming atmosphere, Akenside Traders is a cool and modern Newcastle sports bar that makes for an awesome venue for watching the Premier League, World Cup or whatever it is you fancy watching. Stocking both well-known beers and a rage of locally-sourced brews too, the prices on the menu are more than agreeable for a city centre bar. Inside the venue itself, you’ll find a large 4-screen TV covering the main area with more dotted around the rest of the bar.  

📌 Dean St » | Website »

Passing Clouds - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

8. Passing Clouds

Probably one of the largest sports bars in Newcastle on this list, the City Vaults has a little bit of everything no matter when you decide to pay a visit here. Of course, if it’s a match day, you can guarantee the atmosphere will be rocking in here, with tonnes of place for punters to watch the football on their large TV screens. By the evening, this place comes alive with a resident DJ and plenty of space to drink and dance, resembling more of a nightclub than a sports bar at times!

📌 3-4 Bigg Market » | Website »

The Strawberry - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

9. The Strawberry Newcastle

If you’re looking for an amazing NUFC fan pub then The Strawberry Newcastle should be your go-to place! Only a short walk away from the stadium, this traditional Newcastle sports bar has all the classic elements of a city pub that boasts an unreal atmosphere on match days. With a roof terrace for punters, this place also boasts a huge collection of NUFC memorabilia, so if you’re a big follower of the club, why not pop along and see for yourself?

📌 7-8 Strawberry Pl » | Website »

Pacific House - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

10. Pacific House Newcastle

A large and modern Newcastle sports bar right in the heart of the city, Pacific House Newcastle is another brilliant place to watch live sports, boasting with a sleek and stylish vibe inside with plenty of space to kick back and watch the match. On entering the bar, you’ll find six huge TV screens high above the main area, as well as more dotted elsewhere around the venue. Open ‘til late throughout the week, this is the perfect place to carry on the party after fulltime too.

📌 12-22 Northumberland Rd » | Website »

The Junction - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

11. The Junction

Right next to the Haymarket Metro stop you’ll find The Junction Newcastle. Situated just a short walk away from the stadium and the iconic Northumberland Street, this lively Newcastle sports bar boasts all the frills of a classic city centre pub, and that of course means plenty of live sports broadcasting on their TVs too! With great prices on food and drink, it’s the ideal place to get sat down with a bit of lunch before enjoying the football, rugby or whatever else is showing on the day.

📌 Percy St » | Website »

The Bodega - Best Sports Bars in Newcastle

12. The Bodega

Housed within an ornate Victorian building is The Bodega Newcastle, a fantastic venue situated on Westgate Road that’s packed full of large TV screens for live sports. Inside, this impressive Newcastle sports bar boasts a huge vaulted stained glass ceiling and tonnes of space to watch the football or rugby. Around this huge bar you’ll find more than enough screens to enjoy watching, as well as offering awesome prices on drinks and food - you simply can’t go wrong.

📌 125 Westgate Rd » | Website »


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