The best Edinburgh bars to watch the Six Nations rugby in

Don't worry if you don't have a ticket for Murrayfield, we have you covered, here are five of the best bars in Edinburgh to watch the Six Nations in.

Published 24th Feb 2017
Updated 20 th Sep 2023

Malone's at the Mall

(Waverley Mall Rooftop, EH11BQ)

Picture: Facebook Malones
Picture: Facebook Malones

This purpose built fanzone is the perfect place to catch all of the action, with room for hundreds of rugby fans, three huge outdoor screens, plenty of pub grub (including wood fired pizzas and gourmet hotdogs by Firedog) and all the beer and craic you'll need.

Once the rugby is finished there will be live music and a party atmosphere, especially if we (or the Irish) win!

Teuchters Bar

(26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH)

One of the first names on anyone's lips for those looking to enjoy some post match or pre-match pints, Teuchters Bar is an old fashioned, no-nonsense pub with a great approach to rugby and catering for the fans.

With friendly staff and a great atmosphere, the bar resides on William Street in the west end of the city. With great Scottish beers a plenty and scran designed with hungry fans in mind, you'll have the perfect base to enjoy the game.

The Three Sisters

(139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS)

Picture: Three Sisters Facebook
Picture: Three Sisters Facebook

The Cowgate is the home to another great sports bar in the Three Sisters, who go all out on match day, offering everything from breakfasts to post game after parties. Part of the SCRUM fan zone, you'll be glued to the action on their multiple HD TVs and the 200” courtyard screen.

Come for the game, stay for the atmosphere (and the food).

The Bothy – Murrayfield Hotel Bar

(18 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6HN)

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If you are lucky you can get close to the action without a ticket as the The Bothy bar is situated close to the stadium, with screens showing the match and plenty of seats it's a great place to support Scotland without having to buy a ticket.

Should you want to make a weekend of it, then they have accommodation on offer but be warned it goes quickly.

Biddy Mulligans

(94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR)

Picture: Biddy Mulligans Facebook

Situated in the ever popular Grassmarket, Biddy's is another haven for rugby fans and the perfect place to pull up a pew (or more likely stand) and watch the action unfold.

Another bar that gets packed with patrons on match day, the atmosphere is usually electric with Scotland and Ireland fans enjoying the games.

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Don't worry if you need to refuel before the match, they have a great menu packed full of Irish classics and pub favourites.

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