11 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 8th Mar 2024
Updated 8 th Mar 2024

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 3 February 2024, Scotland took on Wales in Cardiff, and won, the first time they'd do so in the Welsh capital since 2002.

Before that, at 8pm on Friday 2 February, France played Ireland, followed by Italy vs England at 2.15 on Saturday 3 February.

On Saturday 10 February at 2.15pm, Scotland will took on France at Murrayfield, and the less said about the try that never was, the better.

After that, Scotland took on England at Murrayfield on Saturday 24 February at 4.45, and kept the Calcutta cup in Scotland.

Next up, Scotland play Italy in Rome at 2.15 on Saturday 9 March before taking on Ireland in Dublin on Saturday 16 March at 4.45.

As we approach the final couple of weeks of the tournament, 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.

Bag o' Nails

(165 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6AA)

This west end pub (which won our Scran awards Independent Pub Of the Year 2023) has a great atmosphere on game days, so much so that it is one of Richie Gray’s favourite pubs in Glasgow and was chosen to home his personalised tournament tap of Tennent's. 

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Open till 1am, rugby fans can watch all the action on the bar's seven HDTV’s and large projector screen.

It also serves food and has a great range of beers, spirits and wine.

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.


(Argyle Street Arches, City Centre)

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

Platform can be a hidden gem for some, but is 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 meal deal, which is £15 for a burger, fries and a pint. 

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. 

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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.

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)

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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.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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