Best sports bars in Liverpool

Well-known for its bustling nightlife, highly-successful football team, and rich music history, Liverpool has a vibrant and friendly reputation that makes it an incredibly popular spot for sports bars.

Now, this sensational UK city is home to more than 100 fantastic sports bars showing live sport on TV, which makes choosing the best sports bar in Liverpool no easy task – especially if you’re not a local Liverpudlian yourself.

So, to help you pick the perfect sports bar in Liverpool that’ll keep you feeling upbeat and entertained all evening, we’ve identified five of the very best sports bars this city has to offer.

Top five sports bars in Liverpool

Regardless of whether you’re a forever footie fan or passionate about pool, you won’t want to visit Liverpool without popping into one (or several!) of these Liverpool sports bars during your stay.

Legends Sports Bar 

At Legends, there’s certainly no shortage of sports being shown. You can watch everything from football and boxing matches to horse racing, golf cricket, and even F1 action – all on brilliant large screen TV’s.

Located on Matthew Street, you’ll hear this well-known sports bar before you see it as it boasts live music acts as well as live sport to ensure a beyond buzzing atmosphere.

Alongside serving up the essential beers and spirits, Legends also offers massive fishbowls that are perfect for sharing with pals, two for £8 cocktails, and a tempting list of bombs (yes, we’re talking Jager, baby Guinness, and skittle bombs)!

Riley’s Sports Bar

Just a speedy two-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station, Riley’s Sports Bar is a popular spot for young and adult sports fans alike thanks to a friendly atmosphere and wide range of entertainment options.

This welcoming sports bar in Liverpool features everything from English and American pool tables, to dartboards, fruit machines, and table tennis areas, so keeping yourself and your friends amused during half time is truly effortless.

Then, when the game gets underway again, you’ll have a plenty of TV screens to choose from including a new 75-inch screen that makes you feel like you could be sat in the midst of the stadium or stood ringside.

For those that like a tasty snack whilst sating their appetite for live sport, Riley’s Sports Bar dishes up a range of moreish house-baked pizzas, as well as belting build-your-own burgers, generously topped nachos, and finger-lickin’ chicken – yum!

The Bierkeller (Shooters Rack ‘n’ Roll)

There’s no way we could create a list of the top five sports bars in Liverpool without including The Bierkeller.

The lively venue is home to Shooters Rack ‘n’ Roll – The Bierkeller’s American sports bar showing high-quality live sport on countless screens with an electric stadium atmosphere to boot.

Our Shooters Rack ‘n’ Roll sports bar is also home to a huge projector screen, allowing us to show up to three live sporting events at once – what more could you want? Perhaps some good-quality Bavarian-inspired grub?

With both plant-based and more traditional options on the menu, you can watch your favourite team rule the pitch while indulging in juicy bratwursts, sourdough pizzas, and even our signature loaded fries.

To wash it all down, there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold pint of Pilsner, but we also serve up delicious draught beer and steins of tasty cocktails, as well as white, red, rosé, fizzy, and low-alcohol weine.

Punch Tarmey’s

Looking to borrow a little luck of the Irish to help your home team score a win? Look no further than this sports bar in Liverpool – Punch Tarmey’s!

This warm and inviting Irish bar can be found on Grafton Street in Cains Brewery Village and offers sport fanatics the opportunity to watch their favourite team on not just a TV screen, but a wall.

With three bars in total and one huge video wall on the inside of the venue and one outside, you can watch thrilling live sporting events come rain or shine.

As well as delighting their customers with their live sport viewing options, they also have a great variety of drinks including many different beers on tap (but if you don’t order a pint of Guinness, you’re probably in the wrong bar)!


With two Liverpool venues (one in Concert Square and another on Matthew Street), you’re never too far from a McCooley’s when you stop off in this vibrant city.

The Matthew Street venue is a particular favourite among punters thanks to the bar being situated over three floors and even including a sunny roof terrace.

Serving up traditional pug grub like scampi, chicken wings, classic beef burgers, and loaded nachos, you won’t go hungry while you enjoy a healthy dose of live sport from any one of McCooley’s large TV screens.

With live music and pool tables also on offer, it’s no wonder McCooley’s is one of the best sports bars in Liverpool!

Why wait until Oktoberfest? Book The Bierkeller today!

It’s no secret that Liverpool is home to plenty of fantastic sports bars, but what makes The Bierkeller stand out from the crowd?

Well, like all our UK venues, our Liverpool-based sports bar is bursting with live entertainment in the form of our famous Bavarian Oompah-inspired show, The Bierkeller Live.

Boasting a lively atmosphere, traditional wooden benches, and authentic bier hall décor, you can rest assured that you’ll be welcomed with open arms from the moment you step foot into The Bierkeller.

We’ve also fitted countless screens across the venue (including an unmissable projector screen in The Bierkeller’s Shooters Rack ‘n’ Roll sports bar), allowing us to show up to three different sporting events live at once!

Eager to get involved? If you’d rather be part of the action than simply watching it, no problem. We’ve kitted out The Bierkeller with dartboards, pool tables, and beer pong tables galore, so you can celebrate, let off steam, or relax in the way you want.

On top of providing every punter with a Bierhaus buzz, we also offer a wide range of Bavarian-inspired food and drink (from steins of beloved haus bier to sauerkraut-topped bratwursts) for a good night, guaranteed.

Ready to book your bench at this sports bar in Liverpool? We can’t wait to see you!