Best Bars to Watch Sports in Leeds

Best Bars to Watch Sports in Leeds

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Best Bars to Watch Sports in Leeds

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June 20, 2016 9:24 am Published by
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Sometimes being cooped up in your pad with a 20 strong crowd to watch the footy just doesn’t wash. But where to go in Leeds? Despite their being a million and one bars, most haven’t forked out for a licence to show sport and so pickings can be slim. Here’s our list of the best places to view the big game and there’s something for everyone – from penny pinchers to hipsters, we got your back. Leeds have the best sports clubs for students. Look into the best student accommodation Leeds and enjoy life at Leeds.

Sid’s Little Egg

This cheeky little bar opened up quietly in 2015 (just opposite The Adelphi) but has amassed a steady following ever since. With a laidback vibe split over two floors, there’s screens to watch the match and a couple of pool tables to boot. With a fine range of beers from the likes of Ilkley Brewery, Magic Rock, Bad Seed and Flying Dog, there’s something on draught for everyone in your team.

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Aire Bar

Perched on the edge of the river sits the firm Leeds favourite that is Aire Bar. Large, airy and with a sizeable balcony, this joint has several screens dotted around as well as some pool tables too. The food in here is highly recommended, whether it be a hearty full English or one of their infamous Yorkshire burgers.

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So you’re a hipster with a football addiction but can’t stand hanging around with riff-raff? Brotherhood could just be the one for you. The undisputed thinking man’s sports bar not only has several screens showing the hottest matches, but serve up excellent food including hearty venison pie, hot dogs, roasted chipolatas and dripping roast potatoes. Their ales and cocktails are also second to none.

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The Hourglass

If you’re watching the pennies but still want to enjoy the game with a pint or two and some hearty pub grub, then you should seek out The Hourglass. Situated on Lower Briggate, this unassuming pub has two floors and boasts some of the best deals on draught, bottles, shots and cocktails. The food menu is pretty extensive and incredibly tasty given how cheap it is – the sharing planks are especially good (as long as you’re not dieting of course).

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Shooters Sports Bar

Set over two floors, Shooters is the biggest sports bar in Leeds and shows all major football and rugby matches, and also screens select boxing matches for those that book. You can hire a large area if you have a sizeable party and there’s several pool tables dotted around. Their gourmet burgers include kangaroo, wild boar and venison and their tasty bratwursts are imported from Germany, so you won’t go hungry here.

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