The eight best bars in Leeds for watching live sports

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If you can’t make it out to the big match in person, you can still soak up the lively atmosphere at one of these great Leeds bars which host regular live screenings.

Live Bar

With 41 HD screens on an impressive wall-to-wall viewing area, watching a game here is the closest thing to being there in person.

Housed inside Victoria Gate’s casino, Live Bar screens all of the latest sporting action on their wrap around screens, so you can catch everything from football to boxing as it happens.

Visit: Victoria Gate Casino, Victoria Gate, Eastgate, LS2 7JL – victoriagatecasino.co.uk

Shooters Sports Bar

It’s one of the city’s most popular spots for sports fans, so you’re guaranteed to be met with a lively atmosphere at Shooters.

Showing up to three live events at a time on 20 HD TVs and four large projector screens, you can pick and choose what you want to watch.

Visit: 123 The Headrow, LS1 5RD – shootersportsbar.co.uk/leeds

The Library

Sitting just next to the University of Leeds campus on the edge of Hyde Park, The Library is a popular haunt among students and sports fans alike.

There are 13 screens to watch on, as well as delicious (and reasonably priced) food and drinks to keep you going while you watch.

Visit: 229 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 3AP – social-squirrel.com/thelibraryleeds

The Box

This contemporary pub in Headingley is a bit more glamorous than your average sports bar.

Showing the best in live entertainment and the world of sport across their 31 wide screen TVs and media wall, it’s a great spot to gather with friends to eat, drink and be entertained.

Visit: 8 Otley Road, LS6 2AD – arcinspirations.com/box

Toast Bar

Nestled in the heart of the city’s business district, this trendy bar may have escaped your notice, but it’s well worth a visit if you’re on the hunt for relaxed and welcoming place to watch the match with a drink.

Alongside an impressive selection of rums, gins, cocktails and draft beers, and a tasty menu of homemade food, you can enjoy HD screenings of the latest live sports in the cosy and candle lit bar area.

Visit: Unit C, West Point, 25 Wellington Street, LS1 4JY – thetoastbar.co.uk

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

From boxing, rugby and cricket, to NFL and WWE, you’ll find a varied selection of events to watch at this lively bar.

As well as all the live action on the screen, The Brotherhood offers a superb range of innovative cocktails, craft beers, sandwiches, burgers and artisan pies to tuck into - because you’re bound to work up an appetite watching all of that activity.

Visit: 52 New Briggate, LS1 6NU – thisisthebrotherhood.com

Aire Bar

Situated in the bustling Calls area of the city centre, Aire Bar is a popular drinking haunt for sport fans.

Showing both Sky and BT Sports channels on their numerous HD screens, you can catch all the latest matches and fixtures - and there’s a tempting food menu so you can enjoy a tasty treat while you’re watching.

Be sure to try their signature Rockafella burger, made with four beef patties, layered with American cheese, gherkins, Kraken rum barbeque sauce, and topped with pulled pork.

Visit: 32 The Calls, LS2 7EW – aire.bar

Bower’s Tap

This traditional pub serves all the great British classics, from fish and chips, and sausage and mash, to the beloved Sunday roast, along with a variety of craft beers, cocktails and spirits, so you can enjoy a hearty feast while catching the latest from the world of sports.

Home to nine screens, it’s perfect for watching a game with the family, or with a group of friends.

Visit: 157-158 Lower Briggate, LS1 6BG – craft-pubs.co.uk/bowerstap

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