Looking for the perfect spot to watch the big match in Leeds? We’ve rounded them all up in one place…
Leeds has a slew of pubs, bars and outdoor spaces where you can watch the football. From the Premier and Football Leagues to European and international games, you can catch every big match that’s live on the telly. Throw in quality food and booze, and you’ve got every base covered. So, next time you don’t know where to go for the game, check out one of these tried and tested venues.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes
With screens pretty much everywhere you look, The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes has made a name for itself as one of the best places to watch football in Leeds. They have all the channels from Sky and BT, so you’ll never miss a game. They also show the big international games and tournaments, including the World Cup and European Championships. While you’re watching, you can treat yourself to a whole host of beers on the bar and burgers, pies or hot dogs from the kitchen.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes, 54 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
Wondering where you can watch the football in Leeds city centre? Toast is a great shout. Over in the business district, they show any and every game on Sky and BT with TVs in every corner, including one outside. If the game is of particular importance, they might even bring out their two big screen projectors. All that action will go down well with their local real ales, world beers and cocktails – or why not treat yourself to a bite to eat? They serve everything from steaks and burgers, to pizzas and sandwiches.
Toast, Unit C, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4JY. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
The Beck & Call
The Beck & Call is a family-friendly, sports-loving pub in Meanwood from the folk behind Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House. You can watch all the big matches here because they have BT and Sky on their huge screen in the Sports Room, on screens dotted around the rest of the pub and for the big summer international tournaments, a huge outdoor screen. Get down early to enjoy a bite of their refined pub grub menu, order a pint of local real ale and enjoy the game.
The Beck & Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2NP. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
Slap bang in the middle of Leeds city centre, The Griffin is the perfect pub to watch the football in. There are screens in every part of it, so wherever you are, you’ll always be able to see the game. They’ve got plenty of real ales and a menu of British classics to keep you going while the match is on too. If there are a good few of you looking to make a day of it, you can even book one of their private areas, complete with booze and food to boot.
The Griffin, 31 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DF. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
It’s probably not the first bar you’ll think of when it comes to finding a place to watch the football, but Wapentake is a well kept, footy-loving secret. Get a local ale from the well-stocked bar before you head upstairs to catch the game. The first floor is home to multiple screens showing whatever Sky Sports and BT Sport have on live, so it’s the perfect venue for Premier League, FA Cup, European and international football.
Wapentake, 92 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ. Walk-ins only.
BOX loves a bit of live football, and they have the big screens to show it, whether you’re in the city centre, Headingley or CHapel Allerton. They’ve got all the channels you need, Sky, BT or terrestrial. It goes all out for big events like Premier League, FA Cup, European and international competitions with special food and drink offers, as well as the chance the book a table for you and your mates with a package – expect a load of beers, pizzas and burgers to keep you going for the full 90 minutes.
BOX, 15 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JS, BOX Headingley, 8 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AD & BOX Chapel Allerton, 8 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshiree LS7 3QY. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
The Original Oak
The Original Oak might look like just another old school pub in Headingley, but for the big games, especially Super Sunday, Champions League and international tournaments, they’ve got a secret weapon – their huge beer garden. That’s right, you can sit outside as they play the biggest matches on their massive screen. If you prefer though, you can grab a pint, order some pub grub and stay indoors with each of the Oak’s many rooms decorated with football-focused TVs.
The Original Oak, 2 Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DG. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
Live Bar is one of the best places to watch football in Leeds. They have 12 HD screens above an eye-catching circular bar, so you’ll get to see all the goals fly in, even when you’re getting a drink. That’s not even the best bit though – their main screen is one of the biggest in Leeds. It’s 32 feet wide and made up of 21 55-inch screens, so you won’t get a better view anywhere else. It can be split to show multiple games too, so you can watch the big Premier League clash at the same time as a Leeds United game in the Championship. No matter the game or the channel, Live Bar will have you sorted.
Live Bar, Victoria Gate Casino, Victoria Gate, Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JL. Walk-ins only.
Roxy Lanes is well known for its bowling alley, but it’s also a fully-fledged sports bar. You can catch all the must-see football games live here, like the Premier and Champions League or the World Cup and the Euros. They’ve decked out the venue with six 60-inch HD TVs, two gigantic 3-metre projection screens and a private screen above every bowling lane, all showing Sky Sports and BT Sport. Want to make a big game even more special? Hire a private booth and you can pick the channel. With craft beer, pizza and burgers to boot, Roxy Lanes has all bases covered.
Roxy Lanes, Bond Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5BQ. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
Brudenell Social Club
The Brudenell loves its football almost as much as its music, and they’ve always got Sky Sports and BT Sport on for live matches in the Bar and Games Room. They sometimes put special games on the big screen in the gig room too, like cup finals, Leeds United matches and England ties, as well as on a huge outdoor screen in the beer garden. Grab a local ale, tuck into a Pieminister tea and take in all the action.
Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY. Walk-ins only.
If there’s a big game of football on, you can guarantee Walkabout will have it on. The Aussie-inspired bar is one of the best places to watch the match in Leeds, with Sky, BT Sports and oodles of big screens spread out across two floors. Going all out? Book one of their booths – they come with their own built-in telly. While you’re there, you can tuck into a menu of classic pub fare, including a few Aussie dishes, and wash it down with a range of lagers, cocktails and, one of their specialities, shots.
Walkabout, 43 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HQ. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.
Aire Bar has long been one of the best pubs to watch football in Leeds, with screens dotted all over the venue. They have both Sky Sports and BT Sport, so you’ll be able to see the Premier League to La Liga, and everything in between, particularly international tournaments. They have a slew of local ales and craft beers to get you through the game, with The Yorkshire Burgaire Company there to help you soak it all up. You can also book ahead with big groups, and get treated to table service.
Aire Bar, 32 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EW. Walk-ins only.
Mr Schnapps Sports Bar
Oakwood sports bar Mr Schnapps is a dream for football fans, because it’s run by them. There are HD screens spread across two floors – you’ll struggle to find a seat and not be in view of the action. Sky, BT, Premier, Box Office, BBC, ITV, whatever channel it’s on, they’ll have it. You never have to miss a minute of any big Premier League, European and international games. When the game’s not on, you can busy yourself with pool and foosball, or just head to the bar where there’s plenty of draught beer, cocktails and wine.
Mr Schnapps Sports Bar, 619-621 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4AR. Walk-ins welcome or you can book online.