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Discover the best sports bars in Dubai

Discover the best sports bars in Dubai

Whether you're seeking a cozy corner to quietly support your local team with a pint, or you're ready to join a lively crowd for global tournaments, having a list of Dubai's top sports bars at your fingertips is essential. These establishments are equipped with screens showcasing the sports you love, and they offer delectable pub fare and drink specials to cater to all your needs.

In our recent assessment for the Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards, we embarked on a quest to uncover which sports bars in Dubai share our passion for sports. The result is a guide to the establishments leading the way in this realm. Although our winner, Crown & Lion, is temporarily closed and set to reopen soon, the other contenders are certainly worth exploring.

Take a look at Dubai best sports bars:

Highly Commended garden on 8 A vibrant terrace that comes alive on match days, garden on 8 is a destination that perfectly complements Dubai's largest hops garden. With picnic tables aplenty and numerous screens showcasing major games, this venue promises a fantastic atmosphere. Whether you crave small bites like sweet potato fries and popcorn chicken, or heartier pub classics with regular drink specials, you'll find a variety of options to keep you well-fed and hydrated during matches. Booking a table in advance ensures uninterrupted viewing for you and your friends. Address: Media One Hotel Dubai, Dubai Media City Website: www.instagram.com/gardenon8 Contact: 04 427 1000

Phileas Fogg A Sunday afternoon spent at Phileas Fogg is a must, regardless of whether you're a football enthusiast. With a restaurant, sports pub, garden, and amphitheatre, this expansive venue can accommodate up to 1000 guests simultaneously, creating an epic atmosphere for major games. Additionally, they serve one of Dubai's finest roast dinners, making it an excellent option for those times when your team is playing on a Sunday. Address: Montgomerie Golf Academy, Emirates Hills Website: www.foggs.xyz Contact: 04 572 4477

Shortlisted Barasti Known for its great food, extensive beer selection, outdoor setting, and live sports broadcasts, Barasti is one of Dubai's most popular spots to watch sports. The vibrant atmosphere on game day, coupled with a multitude of indoor and outdoor spaces, ensures that you'll likely find a seat as long as you arrive early. The central and sizable screen is often the focal point, guaranteeing a memorable experience. Address: Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina Website: www.instagram.com/barastibeach Contact: 04 318 1313

Brooklyn Bar For a top-tier sports bar experience in Dubai that won't break the bank or solely focus on trendy craft beers, Brooklyn Bar is your go-to destination. Drawing inspiration from New York City's hip district, this venue boasts numerous screens adorning its walls, along with a pool table and darts board for active participation. An enticing happy hour between 2-9pm daily further sweetens the deal. Address: Elite Byblos Hotel, Al Barsha Website: www.instagram.com/brooklyndubai Contact: 04 455 4800

Fibber Magee’s Beyond being a haven for perfectly poured pints and Irish music, Fibber Magee’s also ranks among Dubai's top sports bars. An iconic establishment in the city, the welcoming atmosphere encourages you to proudly don your team's jersey on game day. Special all-inclusive packages often accompany major events, so arriving early secures a prime spot. Address: Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Rd Website: www.fibbersdubai.com Contact: 04 332 2400

Goose Island Tap House More than a sports bar, Goose Island Tap House elegantly screens sports events, elevating the experience. Numerous large screens broadcast major games, and the impressive selection of 14 curated draft beers deserves applause. The addition of a Barrel Room for tastings, pool tables, and a golf simulator adds extra layers of entertainment to this refined venue, making it one of Dubai's premier places to watch sports. Address: FIVE Jumeirah Village Website: www.instagram.com/gooseislanddxb Contact: 04 455 9989

Kickers Frequently suggested as a meeting point for football and rugby enthusiasts, Kickers stands as a solid choice for catching the big game. The happy hour from 12-6pm, reasonably priced house spirits, and pool tables offer a well-rounded entertainment experience alongside the screens. Moreover, the bar overlooks a floodlit football academy, giving you a chance to immerse yourself fully in the action. Address: Dubai Sports City Website: www.kickerssportsbar.ae Contact: 04 448 1001

McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah A second home for the Irish community, McGettigan’s is a complete package of significant matches, delectable cuisine, and a vibrant atmosphere. After the final whistle, the celebration continues with live bands on the main stage performing feel-good hits. The Irish have more than one reason to rejoice, as McGettigan’s was honored as the Best Sports Bar in Dubai at the Time Out Nightlife Awards 2021. Address: JLT, Cluster J Website: www.mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai.html Contact: 04 356 0470

McGettigan’s, JLT A beloved spot in Madinat due to its impressive selection of draft beers and comforting menu, this McGettigan's branch remains a fantastic choice for catching live sports action. With excellent food offerings, such as Wagyu beef chili nachos, succulent steaks, and nutritious salads, this spot caters to every palate while you cheer on your favorite team. Address: Souk Madinat Jumeirah Website: www.mcgettigans.com/souk-madinat-jumeirah-dubai.html Contact: 04 447 0219

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