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.
Placa Joaquim Xirau
+34 93 4126263
www.pflaherty.com

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 (they boast the city's longest happy hour, until midnight! Get your hands on a bucket of 6 beers for just €10) 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.
C/Bergara 3
+34 93 6674588
www.belushis.com/bars/barcelona

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 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.
Moll de Mestral 26
+34 680771462

Shenanigans
Run by the same experienced management team at Flaherty's (see above), Shenanigans 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. Twenty beers on the menu, some classic pub grub and snacks, and friendly international service.
C/Marques de Barbera 11
+34 93 4121219
www.shenanigansbarcelona.com

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 Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018, when it comes 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 near Marina metro station in Poblenou.
C/Pamplona 96

The George Payne
This Irish pub is located just by Urquinaona metro station and is a decent place in town for watching live sports on TV. A large 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.
Placa Urquinaona 5

7 Sins
This glamorous and friendly international bar just off Plac Universitat is right in the centre of town and, whilst you won't find Women's Kickboxing or the Kabbadi World Cup being screened, you'll find the biggest events, such as Champion's League and La Liga Football matches televised on a huge projector downstairs. Just call ahead to check they are screening your game.
C/Muntaner 7

Sports Bar Rambles
A classic case of does what it says on the tin, this venue is centrally located on Las Ramblas and has 16 big high definition screens (plus one giant one!), so you needn't miss a moment of the English Premiership, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League Finals, Superbowl, NBA, NFL, NHL or whatever other sweaty pursuit you can't get enough of. Grrrr! During the big tournaments, like the World Cup (next up 2018) or European Football Championships, Sports Bar Rambles screen every single match, and - by the miracles of modern technology - they will also have both English and Spanish commentary segregated by area. Catering mainly to tourists, it's not always as lively as some of the other venues on this page it's a good choice if you want to chill and watch the game.
La Rambla dels Caputxins 31
(***SADLY CLOSED NOW***).

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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Good list here. Pretty much covers all the main places, although there are one or two smaller ones around town. The Barca games are screened pretty much everywhere

reviewed by Tom from United Kingdom on Jan.18.2017

I will be in Barcelona during one of my US teams games NFL games Patriots vs Bills, is there any chance to be able to see it anywhere in the city, if so any reccomendations. Thanks

reviewed by Atro from United States on Oct.25.2016

I will be in Barcelona during one of my US teams games NFL games Patriots vs Bills, is there any chance to be able to see it anywhere in the city, if so any reccomendations. Thanks

reviewed by Atro from United States on Oct.25.2016

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reviewed by Oskar from Denmark on Oct.06.2016

Hi, there're a lot of sports bar in Barcelona, the question os to watch the match in company and not alone.
#WCQ starts today. Are you on business trip or living abroad?
Do you know what is #followyourcolours?
http://youtu.be/8-kQgSTrdxo sign up to the sports social network & share your passion
1-sign up
2- create an event and share it in followyourcolours.

reviewed by Oskar from Denmark on Oct.06.2016

Hi, Anywhere to watch the cricket today?

reviewed by dennis van maanen from New Zealand on Oct.02.2016

AFL Grand final at
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reviewed by Luke from Australia on Sep.30.2016

Hi
Anywhere to watch the AFL grandfinal on Saturday morning?

reviewed by Cameron from Australia on Sep.28.2016

Hi
Anywhere to watch the AFL grandfinal on Saturday morning?

reviewed by Cameron from Australia on Sep.28.2016

Hi - anywhere in Barcelona to watch the NRL Grand Final from Australia on Sunday?

reviewed by ian from Australia on Sep.27.2016

Hi, anywhere to watch afl geelong bs Sydney tomorrow 23 September in Barcelona? 11.50Am

reviewed by Anna from Australia on Sep.22.2016

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

reviewed by Anna from Australia on Sep.22.2016

where can I watch the Alabama football game? it's against Western Kentucky & starts at 8:30 pm

reviewed by Carol from United States on Sep.10.2016

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

In our way to Barclona this afternoon and looking for a locals bar to watch the Spain match rather than a big tourist pub.
Any suggestions appreciated, thanks.

reviewed by Ro from United Kingdom on Jun.21.2016

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

Staying in Barcelona for a few days on Las Rambles. Where can I go to watch American football/NFL today?

reviewed by John Varvaro from United States on Jan.24.2016

Staying in Barcelona for a few days on Las Rambles. Where can I go to watch American football/NFL today?

reviewed by John Varvaro from United States on Jan.24.2016





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

Can see rugby world cup in "bar Castaño" 36 Fontrodona Street near metro Parallel. Little bar and cheap beer

reviewed by terry from Ireland on Sep.30.2015

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 ?

thanksssssssssssssssss
zmwells@hotmail.com

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 mad...no 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

Moro!

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!!
+358503433999

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