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6 Best Sports Bars in Sydney [2023]

Sports Bar Sydney

Best Sports Bar Sydney
Best Sports Bar Sydney

If you’re looking for a great sports bar in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the six best sports bar Sydney in town, so you can enjoy all the action from the comfort of a great venue. Whether you’re a fan of rugby, cricket, soccer, or American football, these sports bars have got you covered. So grab your friends and head on over to one of the best sports bar Sydney!

1) York 75

York 75 - Sports Bar Sydney
York 75 – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: York 75 via Merivale)
Key ServicesPersonal LED screens
Address75 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9114 7319
Operating HoursTue, Wed12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At York 75, give your sports viewing a new dimension with 3D displays. Otherwise, choose from several private booths with personal LED screens or one of their twenty big screens. In addition to being a sports bar, York 75 is also home to Sydney’s first in-house TAB and extended trading license. York 75 is without a doubt one of the most atmospheric bars in Sydney CBD.

Key Differentiators:

  • In-house sports betting
  • Personal LED screens
  • Classic collegiate bar

Customer’s Review:

Ascend the stairs of Hotel CBD and you get to this somewhat hidden sports bar. Scores of big and small screens on every wall and in every direction, just as they should be. Decent selection of tap beer and a few bottles, similar to other types of booze. Snag yourself a private booth and you can watch a game on the big screen and a separate game on your screen. A sports lovers paradise, equipped with a TAB!

Bojan Kovacevic

2) Newmarket Hotel

Newmarket Hotel - Sports Bar Sydney
Newmarket Hotel – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: Newmarket Hotel)
Key ServicesExtensive menu
AddressNewmarket Hotel & Manhattan Superbowl, Cnr Gardeners Rd & Botany Rd, Mascot, NSW, 2019
Phone02 9669 5591
Operating HoursMon-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-12am

This sports bar in Sydney airport will satisfy your appetite for sports (and food). The halftime activities at Newmarket Hotel go far beyond drinking in the beer garden and using the TAB machines and including bowling. If you’re not a Rabbitohs supporter, simply keep quiet.

Key Differentiators:

  • Friendly staff
  • Fantastic food and drinks
  • Extensive menu

Customer’s Review:

Its large spacious venue is great for children, and families and the outdoor beer garden is pet friendly. The food is fantastic too, weekly specials plus an extensive menu and some of the best wood-fired pizzas in the area ensure there is something for everyone. Sports fans will be happy with all sports covered on many large screens throughout the venue. Great specials for members too. Highly recommended.

Justin Donnelly

3) East Village

East Village - Sports Bar Sydney
East Village – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: East Village)
Key ServicesTraditional Aussie pub setting
Address234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst NSW
Phone0431 622 944
Operating HoursMonday – Friday 12pm – 12am
Saturday 11am – 12am
Sunday 11am – 10pm

The East Village Athletic Club on the second floor is the finest place to watch a game. From first-rate food and drinks, live sports on TV, pool tables, three dance floors, cabaret acts every night of the week and karaoke after hours—this is where it’s at in Sydney. This is the ultimate luxury sports viewing experience, complete with beautiful leather seats and wood elements, as well as a bespoke poker table. East Village is one of Sydney’s most entertaining sports bars.

Key Differentiators:

  • Traditional Aussie pub
  • Large communal tables 
  • Offers fine wine & craft beer

Customer’s Review:

This was the perfect venue for a perfect day. The staff were amazing and helped in every way they could. The food was delicious with most of my guests making comments. The rooftop was a perfect setting for the number of people I had. The staff was accommodating to changing dates and changing times and were very understanding of my circumstances. They made everything happen seamlessly!

Lisa Steele

4) Courthouse Hotel

Courthouse Hotel - Sports Bar Sydney
Courthouse Hotel – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: Courthouse Hotel)
Key ServicesFriendly and secure environment
Address189 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone+61 2 9360 4831
Operating HoursMonday 10:00 am 2:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am 2:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am 2:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 am 4:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am 4:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am 2:00 am

At the Courthouse Hotel’s two bars, all televised live sports are shown on big screen TV’s. This Taylor Square sports bar, located in the heart of the city, offers TAB services, two EBTs, Keno, and all your favorite beer, wine, spirits, and pub grub.

Key Differentiators:

  • Bar & Bottleshop Gaming
  • Bistro dining available
  • Friendly and secure environment

Customer’s Review:

Beautiful spot and has great staff. Parmi is too fancy for its own good tho, total overkill with the prosciutto and the underage mozzarella. Just get the schnitty it’s perfect. Heads up tho the cop shop is next door so start your pub fights further down the road.

Sam Bowden

5) Harlequinn Inn

Harlequinn Inn - Sports Bar Sydney
Harlequinn Inn – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: Harlequinn Inn)
Key ServicesPremier sporting pub
Address152 Harris St (Cnr Harris & Union Sts)
Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Phone02 9660 8146
Operating HoursMon – Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

The Harlequinn Inn, popularly known as the Harley to its numerous frequent visitors, is Sydney’s top sports bar for international and club rugby unions. There are 26 gigantic displays, as well as 2 enormous projectors, for all of your favorite sports. 19 draughts and your favorite pub foods can be added to complement your fantastic selection of sports.

Key Differentiators:

  • Premier sporting pub
  • Offer 19 beers on tap and over 20 screens plus 2 giant projector screens
  • Help organise your special event

Customer’s Review:

A good place to watch rugby union games and close to the city. Large windows all along two walls with plenty of bar stools to sit and people-watch in Pyrmont. The food is pretty good too.

Chui-Ting Lee

6) Royal Oak Hotel

Royal Oak Hotel - Sports Bar Sydney
Royal Oak Hotel – Sports Bar Sydney (Credit: Royal Oak Hotel)
Key ServicesAttentive staff
Address28 Bay St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Phone(02) 9363 3935
Operating HoursMonday- Thursday: 10am- midnight
Friday- Saturday: 10am-1am
Sunday: 10am-11pm

The Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay offers a variety of live music, with hot local bands and DJs as well as spicy sporting events. At the Sports Bar, you’ll find great contemporary Australian cuisine as well as live sport from all around the world on massive screens and sports-themed specials.

Key Differentiators:

  • Attentive staff
  • Great entertaining areas
  • Upmarket pub-style and in immaculate condition

Customer’s Review:

The perfect pub in Double Bay to sit and have a leisurely lunch and a drink or two. The staff is attentive, the food is good and, with lots of outside seating and opened windows, it’s a safe and friendly environment.

Michael Black

Sports Bar Sydney

If you’re looking for a great place to watch the game, Sydney has no shortage of sports bars. From traditional Aussie pubs to upmarket establishments, there’s something for everyone when it comes to watching sports. Our list of the best sports bar Sydney will help you find the perfect spot to catch all the action. So grab your friends and head on down to one of these great sports bar Sydney!

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