Are you a big rugby fan? Have you been excited for the greatest world cup in the… er… world, being on home soil? Here at Edinburgh Editor HQ we’ve been getting very exciting and with the 2015 RWC now here we thought we’d let you know about 15 pubs in Edinburgh where you can watch the action unfold.
1. Ghillie Dhu
Big screens in every corner, this is a well known hangout for any sort of rugby (whoever you’re supporting!). Definitely will have atmosphere for the big games.
Edinburgh’s biggest Irish bar is always great for atmosphere when rugby is on. Expect BIG crowds here for Scotland and Ireland games.
3. The Three Sisters
(Had to be at Number 3, really didn’t it?) It’s not where we normally go on the Cowgate, but it’ll have a lot of atmosphere, especially during Scotland matches.
The Southside’s favourite sports bar, Clerks has always got a couple of options for great beer to go along with your rugby viewing. Always a good shout.
5. Queens Arms
Escape the George Street bars and head to Frederick Street for a decent selection of beers and screens that are big enough to actually see the action on across people’s heads.
6. Teuchters (Leith)
One of our favourite Leith haunts, Teuchters always has rugby matches on in the main bar – indoor space is at a premium though, be warned!
7. The Beehive
One of the calmer Grassmarket pubs will be coming to life during the RWC – expect it to be very busy!
8. The Murrayfield Hotel
This is Scottish Rugby’s liquid home – across the road from Murrayfield stadium you will be guaranteed to be amongst rugby fans (most of whom will doubtlessly be giving a blow-by-blow account of how they would do better).
9. Teuchters (West End)
William Street is the place to be for an ‘old man pub’ to watch rugby in. There isn’t a whole lot of space here either so make sure you get there early for Scotland games.
This is one of our favourite haunts in Stockbridge – it’s got TVs on multiple walls, so everyone will be able to see the action.
11. Southside Social
The first social enterprise pub in the city is showing lots of matches over the coming weeks and as all profits are going back in to the local community it’s well worth a try! (See what we did there?)
12. The Granary
Like your rugby with a view of the water at the same time? Head down to this Leith hangout for many like-minded rugbyshirt-clad friends.
13. The Other Place
The best place for watching rugby in Canonmills? Quite possibly. Also with delicious food there is good options for a half time snack – which is clearly very important.
14. Cambridge Bar
Tucked away between George and Queens Streets, the Cambridge Bar is great for watching rugby and always has a great match day atmosphere.
15. Pretty much everywhere on Rose Street
Think Rose Street has been missed out on this list? That’s because almost every pub on the street will be showing matches!