The only thing better than watching the big game at home on the couch is at the pub with a bunch of like-minded fans and an icy cold pint in hand. Fortunately Perth – a sports mad state it must be said – is filled with plenty of great spots to do so:
Patriots Sports Bar
Arguably the most “sports bar” of Perth’s sports bars, Patriots next door to the Brass Monkey rocks 22 screens, 3 huge ones and a couple of private booths if you’re getting real deep. Showing sport seven days a week, their open kitchen will fuel your football-infused fire with hefty American pub fare, including a tidy kilo of wings for $20.
209 William St, Northbridge
The Wembley Hotel
It’s hard to go past The Wembley’s green courtyard + big screen combo for footy action during winter. Their happy hour and monster menu offerings don’t hurt either, and if you’re keen to party on after things can get pretty rowdy (in a good way).
344 Cambridge St, Wembley
The Saint George Hotel
If you like a sun-drenched beer garden and big screen to go with your sporting action, it’s hard to go past The Saint. The alfresco area is plenty spacious too, so you can grab something off their huge menu, pull up a pew and wash it down with a pint while your team kicks goals.
2 Morris Rd, Innaloo
Hyde Park Hotel
The Hydey’s front bar is massive, rocking a state of the art Sports Lounge featuring 10 TVs showing all kinds of sport from all over the globe. It’s also packing a couple of pool tables, a TAB next-door if you fancy a punt, and a bunch of great meal deals all during the week.
331 Bulwer St, West Perth
Crown Sports Bar
A place for the true sports nuffies, Crown’s huge Sports Bar rocks sport from all over the globe, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their huge screens will put you right in the thick of the action, or you can book out a special VIP box for you and 18 mates for something a little more intimate.
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
Varsity Bar & Burgers
From humble beginnings tucked away off Broadway in Nedlands, Varsity has become a burger and sports powerhouse around Perth across six locations, including their newest spot in the brand new FOMO Freo precinct. The American sports theming creates a pretty unbeatable game day atmosphere, while you’ll create a healthy stomach lining with their big burgers, pizzas and fried chicken.
Northbridge, Morley, Nedlands, Waterford, Joondalup, Fremantle
Ocean Beach Hotel
While the front Saloon Bar might have some of the best Indian Ocean views you’ll find in Perth, out back the Public Bar is all sport, all the time. You can also dabble yourself with a spot of pool (and sometimes ping pong), and retire to their huge beer garden when you need a breather from the action.
140 Marine Pde, Cottesloe
The Inglewood Hotel has had customers bending the elbow since 1936, and their dedication to sport with heaps of screens has definitely helped. For big games they’ll even set up a huge screen inside, they’ve got plenty of beers on tap and we can confirm they do make a mean parmi.
803 Beaufort St, Perth
Australia’s biggest pub (right next to Perth’s biggest sports stadium) is kitted out with 175 taps and what feels like just as many TVs to keep you hooked into sport all the time. If you can’t get into the game, it’s hard to go past the massive cinema-sized screen in the Beer Garden on a warm Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Roger MacKay Dr, Burswood
Hill St Sports Bar
The Hill St Sports Bar does sport right in the CBD, with four big screens, plenty of specials and a pool table to knock a few balls down. Plus if you get a little carried away the bar, you can get a discounted rate on a room to make the walk to bed much shorter (and safer).
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Freo fans fear not, if you’re looking for somewhere to watch the footy without any pesky Eagles supporters flapping in your face, the Beaconsfield is Freo’s dedicated sports bar. Formerly Moondyne Joe’s, they’ve got great happy hour deals, nice bites from Ric O’Shea’s Irish Bar next door and the TAB will keep you busy on a Saturday afternoon.
73 Wray Ave, Fremantle
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