McGettigans sports bar in Dubai

Your Ultimate Guide to Sports Bars in Dubai

In search of the best sports bar Dubai has to offer? From traditional Irish pubs to rugby-themed bars, we’ve narrowed it down to find you the most buzzing sports bars in Dubai.

1. Lock Stock & Barrel

There’s no other bar in Dubai that looks or feels like Lock Stock & Barrel – a completely original space that showcases a multitude of vibes. Whether it’s catering to sports lovers, live music fans, clubbers or foodies, the atmosphere is always electric and cool. From the industrial fittings and makeshift fire escapes to the stereo shrine dominating the two-storey arena, this place was designed for communal partying.

Price: Around AED 45 to AED 49 for a pint of draught beer

Location: Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, Barsha Heights

insydo tip: This place gets absolutely jam-packed on weekends, so unless you reserve a table for your group, you might find yourself shoulder to shoulder near the bar all night.

2. McGettigan’s

Steeped in Irish family tradition, McGettigan’s has transported Irish culture, cuisine and craic to both sides of the city. McGettigan’s JLT maximises space with a large outdoor and indoor bar for big sporting occasions, brunches, comedy festivals and rockin’ ladies nights.

Price: Around AED 38 for bottle beers

Location: Multiple locations but we’re loving JLT

insydo tip: McGettigan’s gets very busy on big match days – Six Nations, GAA finals (the national sports), so arrive early if you want a seat.

3. Nezesaussi Grill

Nezesaussi Grill is a rugby-themed bar fuelled by a passion for sports and good pub grub. With eight televisions hanging from the walls, 10 lining the perimeter of the ball-shaped bar and canvas frames celebrating jerseys of sporting days gone by, you’ll quickly be caught up in the hype that bounds from wall-to-wall.

Price: Around AED 40 to AED 42 for draught beer

Location: Multiple branches but we’re fans of Manzil Downtown Dubai

insydo tip: This sports bar has rugby as its focus, so bear this in mind when it comes to fixture clashes.

4. West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge

Big screens, British bistro food and beer on tap – an evening of sport doesn’t get much better than that. With a ‘super screen’ at the back of the bar, multiple screens dotted throughout and a state-of-the-art audio system, West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge caters to all your sport-watching needs.

Price: Around AED 40 for beers and standard spirits

Location: Mövenpick Hotel, The Walk at JBR

insydo tip: The bar has the longest Happy Hour in town: literally all day from 12pm to 9pm every day except for Mondays – that’s when Happy Hour is from 12pm to 3am. Anyone for AED 20 pints?

5. QUBE Sports Bar

Sports fanatics, you’ll love QUBE Sports Bar’s impressive four-sided, suspended TV screen; they create makeshift stadium seating for the World Cup too. Peckish fans can tuck into a host of international delights, ranging from healthy salads to fresh-from-the-grill steaks.

Price: Around AED 39 to AED 41 for a pint of draught beer

Location: Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba

insydo tip: There’s a daily Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm; selected beverages are also two for the price of one.

6. Kickers

Of all the sports bars in Dubai, Kickers stands out for one very cool reason: it overlooks a massive football pitch! A favourite haunt in Dubai Sports City, visitors are free to play an outdoor match with their league before heading inside for a few cold ones in front of the big screens. The spacious, budget-friendly pub reels in food lovers with a calorie-inducing menu of all-American favourites. Complimentary pool tables, foosball and popcorn guarantee a chilled night out.

Price: Around AED 38 to AED 41 for draught beer

Location: Dubai Sports City Football Academy, Sports City

insydo tip: If you have a tournament or you’re coming down with a league, you can hire out part of the venue with special drink and meal deals as well.

7. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill

A sports fanatic without a decent neighbourhood sports pub is just one more lonely soul in the city; something The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill just won’t tolerate. That’s why it offers some of the most budget-friendly prices in town for anyone looking to watch a match or enjoy a quiet mid-week drink. With three huge screens in the main area and several other monitors above the bar, our view of the match went undisturbed.

Price: Around AED 30 to AED 35 for bottled beer

Location: Multiple branches but we’re loving Bur Dubai (it has live musicians!)

insydo tip: The Huddle hosts happy hour daily from 4pm to 8pm, with free valet parking outside the hotel entrance.

Check out our entire category dedicated to pubs in Dubai.