5 of the best Edinburgh pubs for watching the Euros

The Euros kick off next month, and we'll be able to watch matches from the pub with a drink.

Published 11th May 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

With the Euros kicking off on the weekend of June 11-13, make sure you're clued up on the best pubs in Edinburgh to watch the action unfold.

Drinking inside will be well underway again by then, but that said, there's nothing more fun than watching the game in an atmospheric outdoor area.

And, if you're doing it right, the beer jacket should keep you warm enough anyway.

Here's a selection of pubs that are perfect for watching the Euros - bonus points if you can get to all five of them during the weekend.

The Pear Tree

(36 West Nicolson St, EH8 9DD)

Picture: University of Edinburgh

Perhaps the obvious first choice for fine weather, the Pear Tree offers an enormous courtyard with one of the biggest screens in Edinburgh for your viewing pleasure.

Not only is the booze selection more than large enough, the Pear tree has a great menu of bar snacks and light bites too.

And if it's raining, don't worry - there's plenty of screens inside.

McSorley's

(14 Forrest Road, EH1 2QN)

Picture: McSorley's Instagram

The Irish Bar with a Scottish Soul, McSorley's is a converted church in the middle of Old Town.

It's often packed to the brim on match days, offering a fun and celebratory atmosphere, with everyone getting involved in the game.

The obvious pint here is a Guinness, but there's also great selection of Irish whiskeys.

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The Ghillie Dhu

(2 Rutland Place, EH1 2AD)

Picture: Ghillie Dhu Instagram

If you're after something a bit more civilised, look no further than the Ghillie Dhu.

They're taking booth bookings in the main bar from the 7 June so you can enjoy a fine selection of beers and whiskys with your pals over the Euro weekend.

Chilled out, spacious, and with a superb food menu, why not make a lazy Sunday afternoon of it all here?

Teuchters Bar and Bunker

(26 William Street, EH3 7NH)

Image: Teuchers

Although Teuchters is a classic rugby pub due to its proximity to Murrayfield, it's a great choice for football fans too.

It's is cosy, laid back and opening up from the 20 May - watching the Euros here is a great idea all round.

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The Three Sisters

(139, Cowgate, EH1 1JS)

Image: https://www.instagram.com/thethreesistersbar/

What would this list be without the world-famous Three Sisters? Buzzing, vibrant and offering great value pints, this cowgate venue is a fab choice for both indoor and outdoor screenings.

If you're indoors, there's lots of different styles of room to suit your needs, including a dedicated Beer Hall which is dotted with screens just for sport lovers.

Outdoors boasts a huge courtyard with lots of pop-up style eateries - and a giant screen to immerse yourself in all the sporting action.

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