Watching Live Sports in Barcelona

You've just touched down in Barcelona, and whilst you know you should be taking advantage of the nice weather and go and see some Gaudi, or at least take a token stroll around the Barri Gotic, the fact is the big game is on - and there's no way in hell you're going to miss it! If only you can find it...

That's where your sports-loving amigos at Barcelona Life come in handy, because whether it's the Euros, the next World Cup, the Champions League, El Clasico, a crunch fixture in the Premiership, or the FA Cup final we're desperate to see it too. And that's just the football! As for Formula 1, the Six Nations rugby or the Cricket World Cup, suffice to say we'd rather be in the pub catching all the action than on the beach getting burnt.

Naturally a city of Barcelona's size has plenty of great bars and pubs for catching live sports on TV, and without doubt every kebab house and shabby neighbourhood joint will be screening Barca games. But if you're an American feeling lost without somewhere to watch the Superbowl, an Englishman missing Wimbledon tennis, or any other international sport, then a good bet is to drop by either one of the city's many Irish bars, or one of the specialist sports bars dotted around town.

We've compiled a shortlist of our favourites, so check below for some of the best places to catch the big match live...

Above: Enjoying some pre-game beers and burgers.

Barcelona Sports Bars & Pubs

Flaherty's Irish Bar
You'll be hard pressed to find a pub more committed to sport than Flaherty's, which on top of screening every English Premiership game of the season also shows the Rugby Six Nations, Golf Ryder Cup, Formula 1 Racing, major Ice Hockey tournaments and boxing contests and much more on their seven TVs (including two king-size projectors). Got a special request? Well call ahead and they'll do their best to show it. Friendly staff, lip-smacking pub grub and a range of ales, beers and stouts on tap make Flaherty's a close second to being in the stadium. Located in a quiet square just off Las Ramblas.
Placa Joaquim Xirau

Belushi's Bar
Recently refitted this international bar now boasts 10 HD plasma TVs, and three giant projector screens, bringing you the latest sporting action from America, Australia, the UK and beyond. Bookmark this spot if you want to see the best of the NFL (every Sunday), NHL and NBA, as well as the latest from the worlds of baseball, rugby, cricket and aussie rules. This being one of the world's most football-crazy cities, naturally there's plenty of soccer action too, particularly from La Liga, the Premier League and Champions League. All crunch matches, such as play offs, derbies, finals and special events etc, are televised with English commentary... and with plenty of drinks promos behind the bar you can expect a raucous atmosphere to go with the occasion. For those who like to combine game day with a bite to eat, their kitchen offers up a mean burger and fries, along with plenty of tasty salads and wraps if you're working on your bikini body. Find it a stone's throw from Placa Catalunya, at the top of Las Ramblas.
C/Bergara 3

The Wild Rover
Another very centrally located haven of all things sporting, you can find this homely wood-panelled Irish pub at the bottom of Las Ramblas, where it screens not only the Spanish and English football, but also the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, and both the Champions League and Europa League, on its two giant projectors and six large plasma screen TVs. Those with green blood running through their veins can also catch all the action from the Gaelic Athletics Association. Rounding off their complete programme is televised rugby, basketball, tennis, boxing and UFC fights, plus F1 and Moto GP racing.
C/Santa Monica 2

Run by the same winning team at Flaherty's (see above), Shenanigans is one of Barcelona's most charismatic Irish pubs and screens action from major tournaments of all denominations, and of course the best of the Spanish football league and the EPL. They've got a sizeable back room, segregated from the main bar, where you can view one TV, whilst along the main area another four high definition screens are mounted up high for easy viewing. With twenty beers on the menu, some classic pub grub and snacks, and friendly international service, be prepared to make this your second home during the World Cup 2018. The pub is very central, just a minute's walk off Las Ramblas, in Raval.
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Looking for the number one place to watch the NFL in Barcelona? You may have just found it! One of the city's best craft beer bars, this American-style beer hall screens the best match ups from the National Football League every Sunday during the season, with drinks and food promos starting at 7pm. Come down as the mercury rises during the play offs all the way to the Superbowl. It's not just about gridiron though, CocoVail screens NBA, NHL and MLB on its three large screens, as well as international sports, including big soccer games like El Clasico and the Champions League Final (because who wants to miss them!?). Love college sports? Then you're in the right place, as they screen college football and basketball including all the mayhem of 'March Madness'. No wonder US Erasmus students love this place so much.
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Sonora Sports Tavern
A big studenty beer hall with huge screens, Sonora is a great place to watch Barca in action and other La Liga matches and will be a certainty for all Spain games during World Cup 2018 and Euro 2020, when they come around. However call ahead to check what other games and sports events they screen as Sonora mostly caters for locals - and how England are doing in the cricket may not be of much concern to them (scandal!). Located in between Marina and Bogatell metro stations in Poblenou.
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Kennedy's Irish Sailing Club
Not the exclusive members-only club full of white-suited captains and admirals that the name suggests, but a beautifully decked out Irish pub on the Port Olimpic marina perfect for catching the game in. The friendly staff will show almost anything you like on their two projectors and three plasma screens and if you fancy mixing sporting action with a day at the beach then Kennedy's location is just about perfect. They also have a great terrace overlooking the harbour. Some of the venues either side of it aren't the best, especially at night, but if you can get past that it's a fine locale for enjoying a game.
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The George Payne
This Irish pub is located just by Urquinaona metro station and is another great place in town for watching live sports on TV. A vast projector screen in the back room relays the action (albeit not in high definition) as the crowds lay into the pints and bar snacks. Get there well ahead of kick off if you don't want to be left outside, as it can get crowded, especially for Barca matches.
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Watching Sports Live

If you prefer to watch live at the stadium, court or trackside than in the pub, then you can read more about various events in our article on sports in Barcelona, can click here to find out how to buy tickets to Barcelona FC matches at Camp Nou, or check our page about attending the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.

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Hi, I was wondering where I could watch an AFL game in Barcelona (Eagles VS Swans)? It would be about 0900 on a Sunday...

reviewed by Marc from Australia on Mar.12.2018

Hi, I was wondering where I could watch an AFL game in Barcelona (Eagles VS Swans)? It would be about 0900 on a Sunday...

reviewed by Marc from Australia on Mar.12.2018

How can I watch live tennis in Barcelona throughout march, april and may?

reviewed by Marie from United Kingdom on Jan.23.2018

Hey anyone know where I can watch the AFL (Australian) grand finale tonight?

reviewed by Jourdie from United Kingdom on Sep.29.2017

We will be in Barcelona on 31 Aug and would like to watch World Cup qualification between Netherlands - Sweden. Does anyone knows where we can watch the game?

reviewed by Tommy B from Sweden on Aug.03.2017

In Barcelona on the 5 Sept and want to know of a bar to watch the Moldova v Wales WC 2018 as it is played at the same time as the Ireland v Serbia game

reviewed by Evan Evans from United Kingdom on Jul.10.2017

Hi, anywhere to watch afl geelong bs Sydney tomorrow 23 September in Barcelona?

reviewed by Anna from Australia on Sep.22.2016

Watch celtic game on Wednesday

reviewed by from United States on Jul.16.2016

Anywhere I can watch Wimbledon final tomorrow?

reviewed by Georgie from United Kingdom on Jul.09.2016

I'm looking to watch ufc 200 tonight. Any recommendations

reviewed by Sam from Australia on Jul.09.2016

Every time I go to Barcelona I love to meet with my friends to watch the football in a bar called SNOOKER, its perfect because it's in the center and they have two big
TV's.. And after we watch the football we always play pool or table football. It's an amazing place!!

reviewed by Martha from United Kingdom on May.16.2016

Where can we watch the Anthony Joshua fight on April 9th?

reviewed by Vix from United Kingdom on Mar.26.2016

Where can I watch the ufc McGregor vs Diaz on Saturday 5th march

reviewed by John from Ireland on Feb.28.2016

any place to watch ufc nest saturday 27th?????

reviewed by bianca from Brazil on Feb.25.2016

I am looking for a bar in Barcelona near ramblas where I can see the Rangers v Kilmarnock game ( Scottish ) on Saturday 6th February.

reviewed by Iain from United Kingdom on Jan.29.2016

Where can I watch the El Clasico in Barcelona on 11/21/2015 ?

reviewed by Steffi from Germany on Nov.10.2015

Where can I watch moto go on sunday

reviewed by Paul from United Kingdom on Nov.03.2015

Is there any sports bar in barcalona that will be showing NFL Oakland Raiders game.

reviewed by Gail Flores from United States on Oct.26.2015

Where can I find a sports bar televising the game. PATS/Bills game today?Thanks. In Barcelona?

reviewed by John from United States on Sep.20.2015

Does anyone know if there is a sports bar in Barcelona where multiple matches are broadcasted? For the Champions League for instance

reviewed by Ronald from Netherlands on Sep.16.2015

Anyone know a good bar in Barcelona where I can catch the Rugby world cup opening and England vs Fiji match on the 18th?

reviewed by A.Layton from United Kingdom on Sep.15.2015

Does anyone know if the English SkyBet Championship games are shown if there due to be screened on in the UK on Sky?

reviewed by Jamie from United Kingdom on Aug.25.2015

Does anybody know we're there showing the Aussie rules football in a pub in Barcelona this weekend.. Dockers --- west coast .. Thanks..

reviewed by David kavanagh from Australia on Aug.13.2015

not a review but a question:
What would be the Best Place to watch 2015 Copa America Final... with the least amount of Chileans around?

reviewed by A10NSO from United States on Jul.02.2015

anyone know where will be screening the NRL State Of Origin on the 8th July ?


reviewed by Zebrina from Australia on Jun.30.2015

Super Rugby semi finals tomorrow Sat 27th. Where is best place to catch it on TV in Barcelona

reviewed by Flash from Australia on Jun.26.2015

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows anywhere that will be screening UFC189. I'm pinning my hopes on the Irish bars as it's mcgregor but any others ideas would be helpful. Thanks

reviewed by Matty Jarvis from United Kingdom on Jun.16.2015

where's the best place to go on Sunday for the do-or-die match against WestHam?

reviewed by Rolf from United Kingdom on May.18.2015

Does anyone know where can I watch V. Guimarães - Benfica in Barcelona? Its the title game and (unfortunately) it will start at the same time as Atletico - Barcelona. I REALLY need to watch this game. Is there such a place where I can watch portguese league matches? Thanks in advance

reviewed by Akash Manilal from Portugal on May.15.2015

I will be in Barcelona at El Prat Golf Course tomorrow night. Does anybody know the nearest place which will be broadcasting Sky Sports for the play-off game between Plymouth Argyle and Wycombe please? Cheers and COYG

reviewed by Gareth from United Kingdom on May.13.2015

I will be at Barcelona during CL final, does anyone know if it's being broadcasted on squares or only in pubs?

reviewed by Sjouke from Netherlands on May.13.2015

Im in Barcelona this coming weekend,need to watch Man Utd v Arsenal. Best place to watch?

reviewed by Kyle Davey from United Kingdom on May.12.2015

Going to Barcelona tomorrow for a week, then Marrakech for a week, can anyone tell me where I can take my die hard west coast eagles fan hubby to watch?

reviewed by jess from Australia on May.02.2015

Hello, does anybody know if it is possible to watch Ice Hockey World Championships matches in Barcelona from 13th till 19th of May? Please help, this is an urgent need for me and my Finnish boyfriend

reviewed by Emmi from Finland on Apr.28.2015

Anyone knows a place here in Barcelona to watch the Benfica Vs Oporto game this sunday 25/04 at 18h? It's the best game of the portuguese league and i really need to watch it.. Help please guys

reviewed by Ricardo Campos from Portugal on Apr.24.2015

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reviewed by Istreamsports from United States on Jan.19.2015

I will be in BCN for new years and am trying to find a bar to watch some US College football games that will be on Jan 2nd around 2AM CET. Any help is greatly appreciated.

reviewed by Josh from United States on Dec.15.2014

Anyone know which Bar will have LFC vs BASLE 10/12 tomorrow night please

reviewed by P Hackenbacker from United Kingdom on Dec.08.2014

Please let me know where can watch Newcastle v liverpool before we go barca match later that day

reviewed by Sue Cain from United Kingdom on Oct.30.2014

You know any pubs that show F1 this weekend? At 8am.

reviewed by jade from Finland on Oct.01.2014

any pubs showing the AFL grand final on 27/9

reviewed by from United States on Sep.21.2014

Anyone know where to see USA-Finland Basketball on the 30th of August?

reviewed by Santtu from Spain on Aug.28.2014

Where can I watch the arsenal vs crystal palace game at 6:30 in Barcelona? Help!

reviewed by Joseph from United Kingdom on Aug.16.2014

Vart kan man se Bajen i Barcelona?
Where can you se Hammarby in Barcelona? Some good bar?
It is panic!!!!

reviewed by Adam from Sweden on Jul.20.2014

Anyone know where we can watch super rugby in Barcelona? Keen to watch the playoffs tomorrow (19th July 2014). Cheers

reviewed by Moses from South Africa on Jul.18.2014

Anybody know a bar I can watch NRL rugby league - Australian

reviewed by Mas from Australia on Jul.18.2014

Does anyone know what bar will be showing the world cup final thats closest to the barcelona airport?? we arrive at 7:30pm on the sunday of the world cup final and kick off at 8pm looking for nearest bar that shows football from barcelona airport

reviewed by Katie Atkins from United Kingdom on Jul.02.2014

does anyone know where to watch the wimbledon final, Barcelona seems to have gone World Cup tennis to be found

reviewed by louise quadrelli from United Kingdom on Jun.30.2014

Does anyone know where to watch the state of origin on Wednesday? The world cup is not making it easy. :)

reviewed by billy from Australia on Jun.15.2014

Any idea where to watch AFL (Australian Football) in Barcelona? There is a game Friday the 20th of June at 11:50am that I'd like to see

reviewed by from Ireland on Jun.08.2014

Do you know where to watch Roland Garros tomorrow (8 June).

reviewed by Ferran from Spain on Jun.07.2014

Apparently Paddy Flaherty's is showing it. They say from 11 but think undercard starts at 8.30 so they might put it on from then if we ask.

reviewed by Jim from United Kingdom on May.31.2014

Also very keen to watch Froch v Groves, anyone know where? Tried Belushis this morning but they're not showing it.

reviewed by Jim from United Kingdom on May.31.2014

Where can I watch Froch v Groves this weekend? Any sports bar?

reviewed by Alex from United Kingdom on May.29.2014

We're in Barcelona for Primavera and want to watch the Froch/Groves boxing rematch on the 31st May (Sat).

Is there anywhere near or close to Diagonal Mar that will be showing it?

reviewed by Rolz from United Kingdom on May.26.2014

Katsoin tuon P.Flahertyn irkkupubin ohjelman, siellä näyttäisi olevan ice hockey finals tänään klo 20. Sinne siis!

reviewed by Tiina from Finland on May.25.2014


Meillä sama homma, finaali pakko nähdä :) josjoku tietää missä matsin vois nähä, niin laittaisitteko tänne?

reviewed by teemu from Finland on May.25.2014

Hei Hoosalo! Jos löydät paikkaa niin ilmottaisitko mulle missä näkisi finaalin huomenna?? Oon yksin Barcas ja olis pakko nähdä se peli!!

reviewed by Henna from Finland on May.24.2014

Where can I watch ice hockey world championsip final tomorrow in Barcelona?

reviewed by Hoosalo from Finland on May.24.2014

Is there a place where I can watch (in the city center) barcelona - Real Madrid (semifinal Eurolegue basketball???) on the 16th of May???

reviewed by Ruben from United States on May.08.2014

Coming to Barcelona to watch the first weekend of the World Cup play offs - any suggestions of best bars...other than those mentioned?

reviewed by Andrew from United Kingdom on Apr.26.2014

Munich vs United 7.45 9th April?

Exact same date and time as Madrid vs Barca mind

reviewed by CliveAnderson from United Kingdom on Apr.08.2014

Where can I watch the leyton orient game on sky on Saturday?

reviewed by Katie from United Kingdom on Mar.11.2014

any bar viewing Sothsi ice hockey on friday feb 21st??

reviewed by kari from Finland on Feb.19.2014

Where can I watch Man C vs Chelsea tonight in La Ramblas?

reviewed by Khairul Abbas from Singapore on Feb.03.2014

Is there anywhere that will be open late enough to be Playing the New England Patriots vs Indianapolis Colts NFL playoff game tonight? The game is at 2:15-5:15am... Thanks!

reviewed by Dave from United States on Jan.11.2014

Where is the best place to watch Man U v spurs tonight... I am a spurs fan..Irish bars are usually Man U based! Thanks

reviewed by Rob Thomas from United Kingdom on Jan.01.2014

Where can I see UFC 168 at Barcelona?? Tonight! Thanksss

reviewed by Tarcisio Mendes from Brazil on Dec.28.2013

Looking for a bar which will be showing UFC 168 on the 28th/29th December. Any ideas?

reviewed by Andy Lister from United Kingdom on Dec.16.2013

do you know where i can see sporting cp - paços de ferreira for the portuguese league this sunday (1st December) Many thanks

reviewed by david from Portugal on Nov.26.2013

Anyone know where to watch Portugal vs Sweden tomorrow nov 16?
The Swede

reviewed by The Swede from Sweden on Nov.14.2013

well you'll find bars that show el clasico in almost every corner :) very famous is e.g. the "sports bar", but it's gonna be crowded like crazy..

reviewed by Maren from Spain on Oct.25.2013

Do every one what is the place to watch elcalsico saturday 26. October

reviewed by mohamad from Cape Verde on Oct.24.2013

Hi guys, does anybody know where in Barcelona we can watch the Dortmund-match against Freiburg tomorrow 3:30 pm? Many Thanks in advance

reviewed by Scheede from Germany on Sep.27.2013

Where is the closest place to Novotel Cornella to watch the Manchester Derby on Sunday?

reviewed by Prit from United Kingdom on Sep.17.2013