The 5 Best Sports Bars in Dubai
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The 5 Best Sports Bars in Dubai

Looking to catch the latest sports season with the company of fellow fans? Then you might want to give sports bars in Dubai a visit every now and then.

With great food and a lively atmosphere, nothing beats watching your favourite team win with fellow fans. So for that, here’s a list of the best sports bars in Dubai to check out.

How Much Does a Sports Bar in Dubai Cost

The price of amenities like food and drink served in sports bars in Dubai will vary from place to place. In general, you can check the estimated price of goods in the table:

Menu Items Estimated Price
Drinks (Alcoholic)AED 55 - AED 320
Drinks (Non-alcoholic)AED 15 - AED 30
Bar Snacks (Wings, Burgers, etc.)AED 20 - AED 80
Main Courses (Steaks, Pork Meals, Chicken Meals)AED 60 - AED 150

Choosing the Best Sports Bars in Dubai

A sports bar needs to be both good and entertaining for fans. So when it comes to choosing the best sports bar in Dubai, we’ve taken a look at the following criteria:

Facilities – How is the actual establishment? Is it clean, well-lit, and well-spaced?
Services – Are the offerings of the sports bar up to par?

Food –  Is the food delicious? Do they have a good variety of dishes?

Entertainment – Are there sufficient screens to watch games? Is the volume good?
Customer Service – How well does the staff work with customers?

Professionalism – Are they able to communicate in a welcoming and friendly manner?

Waiting Times – Does food and drink come out at a reasonable time?
Accessibility – AAA

1. Rodeo Drive Dubai

Rodeo Drive Dubai Homepage
TestInfo
MENUCocktails & Mojitos, Burgers, Rice Dishes, Chinese Cuisine, Appetisers, Milkshakes
WEBSITEhttps://www.rodeodrivedubai.com/
ADDRESSSheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre, Trade Centre 1, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4386 9617

Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Sundays: 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM
RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ENTERTAINMENT★★★★☆ (4/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕WAITING TIMES★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Rodeo Drive offers itself as a great meeting point for friends, families, and office colleagues looking to catch the games and have a good time.

The place is quite huge, with customers being given the choice of a table or to sit by the bar. We think this allows customers to choose based on whether they want closer proximity to the screen or to have a dedicated table for their group.

There’s sufficient screens to watch the matches and the bar even offers a mechanical bull to test your rodeo skills on while the teams are on half-time.

In our opinion, the food is quite tasty! However, aside from a few Chinese main dishes like chicken and noodles, most of their offerings are bar snacks and drinks.

We think the prices are quite fair and the menu itself works best as a complement to the sports viewing experience. There was some waiting time for our snacks however, even during less crowded hours.

In our opinion, the viewing experience was quite satisfactory. While the crowd being lively is expected, we think the sound system could be a bit louder to hear the matches.

Rodeo Drive is very accessible as well, thanks to its close proximity to the Trade Centre. You can find decent parking space even during rush hours.

Pros

  • Reasonable prices for food
  • Decent entertainment selection such as live music

Cons

  • Sound system is a bit weak
  • Surprising wait time for snacks and drinks

Customer Reviews

“The ambience was awesome when people ride the bulls and the others cheer them along”

“Love this place. The food is pretty good. I don’t drink alcohol so my review is based on experience and ambience. I came here when the bulls were working and I clocked 110 seconds which is pretty good. The ambience was awesome when people ride the bulls and the others cheer them along! Would definitely come back again for more!” – Shreyas Gopal

“Fun atmosphere and beer pong tables and a rotating bull”

“Fun atmosphere and beer pong tables and a rotating bull. You’ll love this place. Thumbs up!” – Mahi Dhar

2. Long’s Bar

Long’s Bar Homepage
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MENUWine & Gin, Beer, Wings, Burgers, Sausages, Steak & Chops,
WEBSITEhttps://www.rotanatimes.com/towersrotana/dining/104
ADDRESSTrade Centre 1 Towers Rotana Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road 6a St, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4312 2202 / +971 4343 8000
HOURSMondays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 2:30 AM
RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕ENTERTAINMENT★★★★☆ (4/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕WAITING TIMES★★★☆☆ (3.5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

When it comes to catching up on the live screenings of major sporting events, Long’s Bar certainly offers a unique experience. This traditional British pub setting offers multiple screens for your viewing pleasure.

They offer a good selection of alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices, especially if you go during one of their special nights like Gentleman’s Nights. We think this also makes them a good after-hours drinking destination.

Food selection is quite decent, with popular favourites like burgers and wings readily available. However, they don’t have a lot of options for vegetarians which is unfortunate.

Main courses are pretty delicious, and the steaks are cooked at the right temperature. They serve pork as well, for people who can consume it.

Drinks are quite a good deal though we think the servers need to be a bit more attentive during the games. Some customers have reported waiting for a long time before getting their refills.

We like how the pub can be quite lively and energetic when there’s an anticipated game playing yet can wind down to a quieter, relaxed atmosphere from time to time.

In our opinion, this makes it a good stop for visitors and even families outside major sporting seasons. 

Pros

  • Impressive alcohol selection
  • Good discounts on special nights

Cons

  • Drinks took a while to refill
  • Not a lot of options for vegetarians and vegans

Customer Reviews

“Good tap selection, good food, awesome service”

“Good tap selection, good food, awesome service. The bar name literally means what it says. Get the Haram(pork) belly. It’s worth twice the price. Tell them to cook it crispy. Added a star for it.” – Danny Crasto

“We went into a quiet day so the service was fast and friendly”

“Place has nice environment, the prices are good if you want something casual. There’s a pool table but you have to come early if you want it. We went into a quiet day so the service was fast and friendly. I’ll recommend if you are looking for a casual experience and don’t want to expense a lot, music it’s good and you can have a talk without being yelling out.” – Hetzael Rodriguez

3. Kicker’s Sports Bar

Kicker’s Sports Bar Homepage
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MENUBurgers & Sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Steaks, Pizzas, Salads, Appetisers, Alcoholic Drinks
WEBSITEhttps://www.kickerssportsbar.ae/
ADDRESSBehind ICC HQ, Near Fit Republik, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4448 1001

Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Thursdays: 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Fridays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ENTERTAINMENT★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕WAITING TIMES★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Kickers Sports Bar pitches itself as one of Dubai’s most iconic sports bars for watching the most popular games. They are known to be quite popular among friend groups and work colleagues looking to unwind.

The facilities are quite well-organised and in our opinion, the way the bar created a section for non-alcohol drinkers is quite good. This helps keep kids away from the noise and bustle of the bar area.

Seating is quite okay though we think the chairs can be a bit uncomfortable at times.

Still, we do appreciate how customers are given the choice to sit indoors or outdoors. The outdoor seats do have a decent view outside when it’s not too hot out.

They have a good number of sports games playing, with most major events covered. However, it is disappointing to see that they don’t have streaming rights for other events like the UFC.

As a result, we think prospective customers may want to ask in advance before visiting or booking only to find that their preferred game is not available.

Food is quite good though, with their steaks and pizzas coming highly recommended by customers. We think their burgers and sandwiches are quite delicious as well.

In terms of waiting times, it’s pretty reasonable. We didn’t wait too long which is good since the food can lean on the expensive side for most items.

It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if they have your favourite games airing.

Pros

  • Dedicated section for non-alcohol drinkers with children
  • Delicious food delivered at reasonable time

Cons

  • Food can lean on the expensive side
  • Some games and leagues are not available like UFC

Customer Reviews

“Clean, friendly and professional staff”

“A lovely venue for a relaxing time. Clean, friendly and professional staff. The waitress went beyond her call as we wanted a table outside. As soon as one opened, she relocated us. Sports facilities are amazing. Generally a very good evening out with stunning views.” – Jason Bennett

“Good atmosphere”

“Love this sports bar. Good atmosphere. It has two sections: one for non alcohol drinkers which is good for the families with children and one for the ongoing party.” – Valeriya Gray

4. Barrels Sports Arena

Barrels Sports Arena Homepage
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MENUSoups & Salads, Meat & Chicken Starters, Wraps & Sandwiches, Indian Food Options, Pizzas & Pastas, Alcoholic Drinks
WEBSITEhttps://www.barrelsdubai.com/
ADDRESSMajestic City Retreat Hotel, Al Mankhool Road, Al Mankhool, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4501 2533
HOURSSundays - Saturdays: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕ENTERTAINMENT★★★★☆ (4/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕WAITING TIMES★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Barrels Sports Arena is another reputable sports bar in Dubai located at the Majestic City Retreat Hotel. They have earned a reputation for their great ambiance and for the overall great experience.

We think this reputation is quite earned based on their facilities. They have comfortable seats and an excellent wooden motif adorning the walls and tables.

In our opinion, this makes it quite cosy, spacious, and comfortable. Their wide-screen TVs are also quite bright and the sound is rather good even during crowded weekends.

The sports viewing experience is really good. We were told that they don’t have cricket however, so customers looking to watch them may want to look somewhere else.

Barrels offers a good selection of food and alcoholic drinks across their menu. We think the selection is quite decent though we have to note that vegetarian and vegan options are a little limited.

Waiting times for their starters and their simpler meals are okay. However, we think some items do take long to get to the table; longer than it usually takes in other places.

Food prices are quite competitive in our opinion. Customers may also want to check out their weekend club nights with the dance floor open.

If you are looking for a place with very good ambiance while also letting you catch up on your favourite live games, we definitely recommend checking out Barrels Sports Arena.

Pros

  • Excellent ambiance
  • Food costs are quite competitive

Cons

  • No cricket games
  • Some food items have a long wait time

Customer Reviews

“Lots of sports on different TV, a giant screen, and very fancy mini room”

“I was very satisfied with this bar. Lots of sports on different TV, a giant screen, and very fancy mini room. Staff is very attentive and cool. Smiles and small talks, I love it. I ordered the signature burger. It was ok but beef could be more tender. But really makes the job.” – Jean R.

“Definitely recommend it for everyone”

“Great bar! The best waitress is definitely Rayhana. She is friendly and very welcoming! She’s amazing at her job! Definitely recommend it for everyone!” – Dalila Varinda

5. The Irish Village

The Irish Village Homepage
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MENUIrish Dishes: Stews, Pies, Steaks, Sandwiches & Burgers, Chicken, Seafood Dishes, Sides, Alcoholic Drinks
WEBSITEhttps://www.theirishvillage.com/
ADDRESS

Al Garhoud Branch: Al Garhoud, 31 A Street, Dubai


Studio City: 1st Floor, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone (Al Garhoud): +971 4282 4750 / +971 4282 4752


Phone (Dubai Studio City): +971 4241 8444


Email: [email protected]

HOURSSundays - Wednesdays: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Thursdays - Saturdays: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★☆ (4/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ENTERTAINMENT★★★★☆ (4/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕WAITING TIMES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

With its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, the Irish Village in Dubai has carved a good reputation for itself as a traditional wooden pub. They offer a good spot to watch games while serving authentic pub food to hungry diners.

We think the crowd during a particularly good game to be quite pleasant enough. Though we do advise against going on the weekends if you’re not keen on crowds.

Pub is also pet-friendly, which is good for those looking to bring their furry friend along.

Parking space can be quite inconvenient on the other hand. It’s a little out of the pub’s way, so customers will need to walk a fair bit from their cars.

The Irish Village offers customers the chance to choose between their indoor seating and their open area. We do want to note that the open areas can be quite hot in the afternoon though.

Still, the outdoor area does offer a great view of the lake populated with some ducks. For major sports events, they may even set up air-conditioned tents for outdoor diners.

In terms of food, we found them to be quite satisfactory and delicious. Cottage pies and gravy were quite popular with the kids, so we think parents can let them try some as well.

We think this does make the pub a great destination for watching major league games.

Pros

  • Pet-friendly locations
  • Great lake view

Cons

  • Open area can be quite hot in the afternoons
  • Parking space a little limited

Customer Reviews

“Amazing place to see football matches, tennis matches, and more”

“A great atmosphere to grab a pint of beer, food, coffee and more. The atmosphere is just wonderful, you can get together with family & friends and there is even some activities for kids. Lots of ducks to see in the lake. Besides that it is an amazing place to see football matches, tennis matches, and more.” – Sally Basha

“Perfect spot for night/day out and chill”

“Perfect spot for night/day out and chill. Went there during cold weather and the ambience was great. The acoustic singer is amazing while sipping cold cider.” – Divina Gracia

FAQs about Sports Bars in Dubai


We hope you enjoy the game and the atmosphere. And if you’re looking for a more relaxed dining experience after the high energy, you can also check out our list of the best pubs in Dubai here.