10 of the best Glasgow pubs to watch the Six Nations

Swap the comfort of your sofa for a livelier atmosphere and watch the events of the Six Nations Championship unfold live on screen at one of Glasgow’s best sports bars.

Published 30th Jan 2023
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Here are some of the best pubs showing the Six Nations in Glasgow, ideal for when it kicks off in February.

At 4.45pm on Saturday 4 February 2023, Scotland will take on the auld enemy at Twickenham in their bid to keep the Calcutta cup after last year's victory at Murrayfield.

Before that, at 2.15pm, Wales will play host to Ireland at the Principality Stadium - marking the first game of this year's Six Nations.

On Sunday 5 February at 3pm, Italy will take on France in Stadio Olimpico.

Next up, Scotland take on Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday 11 February, in a bid to keep their winning streak going, after a convincing victory over England at Twickenham.

With the Six Nations kicking off next weekend, we take a look at some of Glasgow's best bars to take in all the action.

Waxy O’Connors

(44 West George Street, G2 1DH)

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Spread across three floors, with six bars and nine spaces to enjoy, this bar is the place to be to catch all the action from the Six Nations.

Numerous screens are scattered throughout the quirky forest-like interior making for easy viewing, and with a menu featuring Irish and Scottish classics, alongside plenty of Guinness, ales and beers, you’ll be kept well fed and watered.

The Curler’s Rest

(256-260 Byres Road, G12 8SH)

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Showcasing every fixture from this year’s Six Nations rugby championship, the Curler’s Rest offers a laid-back, homely setting to watch the game, with plenty of classic pub dishes, craft beers, gins and ales to enjoy throughout.

Find out more and book here.

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(Argyle Street Arches, City Centre)

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Free to enter, a dedicated brewery bar and plenty of street food stalls and oh yeah, did we mention the 5-metre screen which will be screening every game?

Platform is a bit of a hidden gem but well worth checking out both for the games and the food.

Committee Room No. 9

( 18 John Street, Merchant City, G1 1JQ)

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Home to four giant HD screens, with sporting action from the Six Nations, Premiership and more, you can expect a buzz of atmosphere at this stylish pub, perfect for watching a game alongside friends with a great range of draught beers on tap.

Bookings are being taken now for all the Six Nations matches and their Scrum and Scran meal deal, which is £15 for a burger and a pint.

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The Ark

(42-46 North Frederick Street, G1 2BS)

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Tucked away next to Strathclyde University and City of Glasgow College, The Ark may be a popular bar among students, but being home to one of the biggest screens in the city, it’s a lively haunt for sports fans and a great spot to watch the events from the Six Nations unfold. 

If you need to take a breather from any drama, The Ark also has a large beer garden.

Malones Glasgow

(57-59 Sauchiehall Lane, G2 4AB)

With HD projector screens and numerous 4k Ultra HD TV’s throughout, Malones’ coverage of a host of major live sporting events is hard to beat.

It also offers a great selection of food if you get peckish, with pizzas, burgers, steaks and chicken dishes all on the menu.

The Merchant

(134-136 West George Street, G2 2HG)

Nestled just a short walking distance from Glasgow’s major travel links, hotels and ‘Style Mile’ shopping district, this two floor traditional pub provides a cosy spot to relax with a drink and enjoy all the live action from the Six Nations.

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If you get peckish, there's also a food menu that features traditional pub grub, and if you're in early, you can tuck into breakfast.


(128 Renfield Street, G2 3AL )

This welcoming Aussie bar in the heart of the city centre is a popular hub for sports fans thanks to its array of plasma screen TVs showcasing everything from football and boxing, to wrestling and, of course, this year’s Six Nations championships.

Enjoy a cold beer and one of their indulgent burgers while you watch.

The Record Factory

(17 Byres Road, G11 5RD )

It may be best known for its gigs, after parties and DJ nights, but with three large projectors and big TV screens, this lively bar is also a great haunt to enjoy some live sports including all the Six Nations games.

On the food menu there's loaded fries,  wings, pizzas and specials.


(232 Woodlands Road, G3 6ND)

Picture: Dram Glasgow

Showcasing both live music and sport, Dram is often a buzz of activity, making it an exciting venue to cheer on the home team during the Six Nations.

And with a tasty food menu, fresh coffee and more than 70 malts on offer, you’ll be well catered for while you watch the game.

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