As all good sports fans will know, the 6 Nations rugby tournament is underway once again and Murrayfield in Edinburgh will be hosting three matches in February and March. While tickets to see the Scotland v England game on March 11th or the Scotland v France match on February 12th will be hard to come by, there’s no reason why you can’t soak up the atmosphere at one of the city’s top sports bars.
There are several excellent watering holes for watching a game and enjoying a pint (or two), but we’ve picked out three of the best for you to consider.
Aspen Bar and Grill
66 South Bridge
Aspen Bar and Grill is a great place to watch live sports as it has many smaller TVs, in addition to the main screen, so no matter where you end up sitting or standing, you should get a good view of what’s going on. The food on offer here is standard pub fare, with burgers and chips the most popular items on the menu. And if beer’s not your thing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the extensive cocktail menu they have.
32 Forrest Road
Doctors is another firm favourite among sports fans, with four HD screens showing you all the action in crisp quality, as well as a large projector screen, and an impressive selection of ales behind the bar. What’s also nice about this place is that it has a very friendly atmosphere and is still something of a locals’ bar, despite being situated in the heart of the city centre. You can expect some friendly rivalry during big sports matches, particularly internationals.
9b Victoria Street
Our final suggestion is Finnegan’s Wake, another central pub that’s got a great atmosphere on match days. It’s one of the venues that will be screening all the 6 Nations action (in case you can’t get tickets). There are several big screens here, as well as smaller TVs positioned around the bar. It’s spacious with a lot of standing room (although it will be packed on a match day) and the bar offers a good variety of beers, ales and other drinks to keep everyone happy.
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