Looking for a venue in Edinburgh to watch the six nations? Or a sports pub in Glasgow? Maybe a bar with screens in the ‘Deen? With the Six Nations 2023 kicking off this weekend, here’s a few of the best pubs and bars in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to watch all the rugby action.
242 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT
Fans flock to Malones every Six Nations season to catch every pass, kick and try, and for good reason! Huge screens on every wall, a cracking drinks selection - including Edinburgh’s only Tank Tennent’s - and Malones’ famous atmosphere are the perfect formula for an electric weekend of rugby.
Malones Edinburgh plan to open their doors at 10am - an hour earlier than usual - on Six Nations weekends so fans can secure their spot and start the day with a delicious morning roll fresh from the kitchen! The sports pub on Morrison Street will host the ultimate Six Nations fan zone, with an affordable Pies & Fries menu and a limited edition Six Nations drinks menu including Steins of beer, shots and spirits including the pubs own whiskey - Malones Irish Whiskey – and Smugglers Spirits. Take away pints anyone? Look out for the Innis & Gunn pop-up which will be outside Malones to celebrate Scotland’s home games! If you’re on your way to Murrayfield on the 11th February, 12th March or 18th March, make sure to leave a bit of extra time to drop by Malones and grab a takeaway pint or two for your travels!
Aside from being one of the best sports bars in Edinburgh, Malones is also the home of incredible live bands and musicians. Every Six Nations match day will end with live music - included in the line ups are outstanding young talent Connor Fyfe and favourites Busted Banjo and Ray Considine.
Malones are operating walk-ins only for Six Nations fixtures, so make sure to get there as early as possible, as this pub fills up fast! Find out more and view Six Nations menus on the Malones Edinburgh website.
Festival Village Waverley
Waverley Mall Rooftop, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ
One of Edinburgh’s biggest beer gardens will show all the highly anticipated action of the Six Nations on twelve large screens. They’ve been specially installed for the tournament, but what isn’t new is Festival Village’s bustling atmosphere and fantastic assortment of drinks and local street food. Be transported to the touchlines with Festival Village’s Six Nations Special cocktail: The Famous Bovril – a delicious mix of Famous Grouse and Bovril! And let’s face it, supporting Scotland in the Six Nations is hungry work, so Festival Village’s mouth-watering collective of independent local street food venders Say Cheese, Pizza Geeks and Butcher Boy will be a welcome sight!
Festival Village is a great outdoor spot for watching the Six Nations in Edinburgh, as it’s fully covered and heated and is easily accessible from Princes Street and Waverley station. A bustling beer garden, a rooftop bar and a foodie’s paradise all in one, Festival Village will host live music before and after every match, contributing an extra vibrancy to an already thrilling match day atmosphere.
Festival Village is a walk-in only venue so make sure to arrive in plenty of time for kick-off, visit their Facebook to find out more.
57-59 Sauchiehall Ln, Glasgow, G2 4AB
Looking for a pub in Glasgow to watch the Six Nations? This is an award-winning Irish bar in the city centre will be showing every Six Nations game live in their upstairs bar. A glance at Malones Glasgow’s impressive back bar will tell you, the drink choices here are almost limitless. As Chris Laidlaw once said: “beer and rugby are more or less synonymous,” and you’ll find plenty of both at this top-quality boozer. Malones Glasgow also stock plenty of spirits, including Smugglers Spirits and a HUGE whisk(e)y selection, the largest selection of Irish Whiskey in Scotland in fact! Ideal if you're an Ireland fan looking for a pub to watch the Six Nations in Glasgow! Malones Glasgow’s downstairs bar is getting a revamp, so after the game, take a sneaky peek downstairs to see how refurbishments are coming along!
To book a table email email@example.com.
90 Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BZ
If you’re looking to step out in Aberdeen to watch a Six Nations game or two, Malones Aberdeen will be showing every match on giant screens throughout the main bar, their extension Bit On The Side, and even in the beer garden! The atmosphere is not to be missed, the drinks will be flowing and the party starts just after the last whistle with live music kicking off from 6:30pm!
Malones Aberdeen operate a walk-ins only policy so they recommend to get in early and grab your favourite spot! Find out more on their Facebook page.
Ivy lodge Aberdeen
62-64 Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY
Ivy Lodge’s party atmosphere is renowned throughout Aberdeen, so if you’re in search of a vibrant Aberdeen cocktail bar that’s showing the Six Nations, this is the one for you! The recent addition of the bar upstairs and new Instagram-able look make Ivy Lodge the perfect venue to enjoy a fun, expressive cocktail while you take in all the action of the Six Nations. Games will be shown live on the outside terrace as well as in the upstairs bar, plus this stunning Aberdeen bar in Shiprow Village are throwing big DJ parties every Friday and Saturday until 2am!
Visit Ivy Lodge’s website to book a table.