The Best Sport Bars in Budapest – Enjoy the Night, Enjoy the Game!
Do you like sports, too? We Hungarians are crazy for sports. Some run a marathon on the Margaret Island running track, some chase the ball, whether round or egg-shaped, and some sit in a comfortable armchair with a can of beer in their hands in front of the TV.
You don’t have to worry about missing out on world events because there are great, cool sport bars in Budapest for sport-loving people, so you don’t have to miss your favorite championship or team match. In addition to the continuous broadcast of sports, quality service, kind staff and great food and drinks await you in these bars, where not only your friends, but even your girlfriend will feel great.
The time in Hungary is +1GMT, so you’d rather pay attention to the start time of sporting events. Sport bars are usually open until midnight or two in the morning, but during major events – such as the World Cup – most places have extended opening hours, so that you can watch the night matches as well. In such cases, the foreigners living in Budapest reserve their seats well in advance, especially for the matches of the Italian, English and Spanish teams.
What Can I Watch?
You can watch almost everything on several big screens: football, handball, tennis, hockey, basketball, Formula 1, darts, and many other games. In some places there are almost more TVs than in a Media Markt, and in the places with a garden, you can definitely follow the events on a giant projector.
Top 6 Sport Bars in Budapest
Jack Doyle’s Irish Bar
It is one of the most authentic Irish pubs with fantastic food, traditional Irish music and dance, and of course continuous sport broadcast. The bar has a contract with channel Sky sports, so if a sporting event ends at 3 am local time, they will stay open until then.
This sport bar will definitely be a great experience even when you are in transit in Budapest. It is not very spacious inside, so it is worth arriving in time or booking a table in advance, otherwise you may have to watch the sport broadcast from the street, which is not rare here.
Tip: The kitchen closes at 10.30 pm, so if you’re watching a late NFL game, don’t forget to take care of your food in advance.
1052 Budapest, Pilvax köz 1-3. ( Varoshaz u. 10 in a taxi )
Jack Doyle's Budapest
Champs Sport Pub
If you are looking for an English pub in Budapest, look no further because you have already found it. The atmosphere of the pub located in Dohány utca resembles that of international sport bars, and you can also see domestic and international relics in the boxes. The service and staff are excellent, the menu is varied and of high-quality, and the drinks are gorgeous. You will be amazed by the sporty atmosphere of the bar, the 1900 sport channels, the 40 TVs and the 3 giant projectors, as well as the cheers during the matches.
Address: Budapest, Dohány u. 20, 1074
Champs sport bar
Champs Sziget – on Margaret Island
A really relaxed place on Margaret Island, where the air is lovely, the food is delicious and the drinks are cool. LCD TVs and giant projectors welcome sports fans to watch major sporting events around the world. They can broadcast several events at the same time via 25 TVs, LED walls and projectors. In the summer garden a cocktail bar, a spritzer bar and an a la carte menu await everyone, but you can also have a sugar-free and a free from everything ice cream, if you wish!
Tip: Regardless the matches, you should definitely visit the Margaret Island when you are in Budapest
Address: 1138 Budapest, Margit Sziget
The Pointer Pub network has 8 super relaxing places in Budapest, so you can enjoy draft beers, home-made pizza, Pointer salad or the delicious chicken burrito in many parts of the city. During having a good beer, of course, you can also enjoy sport broadcasts. In addition to channels Digi TV and Skyports, you can also watch the matches broadcasted by Spíler TV.
Stifler American Sport Bar
Just like in the USA! Enjoy the atmosphere of a quality and authentic sport bar on 670 square meters. Amazing matches, cold beers, and American burgers. What else do you need? Come to the Stifler with your buddies and cheer for your favorite team.
SCORE! Sport Bar
This sport bar is located in the party district in a 400-square-meter basement, and although it has no outer area, there are super benches that can be ideal for larger groups. You can see a lot of sport relics, a retro corner with a punching bag, and they also commemorate the deservedly prominent figure of Hungarian sport, Puskás, the football legend. Before we sit down, it’s worth checking if we can see the projectors well, so that we won’t miss anything. Then try the double meat burger! You will not regret it!
Address: Budapest, Dob u. 65, 1074
There is no better option to watch a match than on the spot. But if that is not possible, there’s no better choice for that than a sport bar. These sport bars are not just about sport broadcasts, but about the shared experience that brings people together. Enjoy the match and the unforgettable atmosphere of the Budapest sport bars!