For a big city, there are not actually as many sports bars in Valencia as you might imagine.
You’ll have no problem finding somewhere to watch the Spanish games as pretty much every café, bar and restaurant in town will show them, but when it comes to tournaments such as the Champions League, Europa League and of course the FA Cup, you might struggle a bit more to find somewhere showing the games.
I’ve lived in Valencia for over 6 months now, and my circle of friends is big into sports, so I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit in the various international sports bars in Valencia!
Below is a list of pubs in Valencia where you can watch football.
6 Sports Bars in Valencia to Watch the Football
1. St. Patrick’s
St Patrick’s is arguably the best Irish pub in Valencia, and is actually staffed by Irish people!
Located on Gran Via, an affluent area of Valencia packed with cocktail bars and high-end restaurants, St Patrick’s is a welcome change to the fancier establishments in the area.
St Patrick’s is absolutely huge, with a large area at the front for live music, a pool room, dart board and table football for those who like to get competitive, and a snug ‘Irish cottage room’ with leather armchairs and a cosy vibe.
However, most importantly, it is the best sports bar in Valencia, with 10 large TV screens, a huge selection of Irish, Spanish and international beers and an electric atmosphere.
Not content with only showing football (you can watch any tournament here, from the African Cup Nations to the Champions League), they also show a whole host of other sports including the NBA, NFL, NHL, GAA, Rugby, Boxing, Darts, UFC, F1, Moto GP and pretty much anything else you can think of.
If there’s a game you particularly want to watch but you don’t see it on their schedule, just shoot them a message and they will make it happen.
You can find St Patrick’s Irish Pub at Gran Via Marqués del Turia, 69, Valencia.
On the outskirts of Valencia’s hipster district, Russafa, Liverpool is – as the name would suggest – an English pub that is absolutely decked out with football memorabilia and The Beatles posters.
Liverpool is a fairly small bar, so it’s wise to book in advance if you want to guarantee getting in, and is loved by locals and tourists alike.
The staff are friendly and all speak English, the prices are the best on this list (3 EUR for a pint of Stella) and they also offer light bites including sandwiches and ham and cheese plates.
If you get bored during halftime, take advantage of their pool table, darts or table football, and be sure to celebrate after the match with a bit of karaoke (every night except Saturdays).
If you still aren’t sold, there’s free popcorn for all!
Liverpool is at Carrer de Sueca 74.
3. Beers & Travels
Beers & Travels proudly holds the title of the brewery with the most taps in Valencia, so if you like to indulge in a craft beer while watching the football, Beers & Travels has you covered.
They have 66 beers on offer, as well as a decent food menu featuring ham and cheese plates, tapas classics and 5 EUR pizzas.
They have large TVs that always show the football, and are situated in the heart of the El Carmen neighbourhood, which is a great place to enjoy Valencia’s nightlife.
Beers & Travels is at Plaza de Manises 3.
4. St Martin’s Urban Irish
St Martin’s Urban Irish is another Irish pub, although this one is in the heart of the Old Town, giving it the edge on St Patrick’s when it comes to location.
With that said, if it’s an Irish pub you’re looking for, St Patrick’s is probably a better bet as St Martin’s lacks the atmosphere typically associated with an ‘Irish pub’ and the staff don’t all speak English.
There is also a 10 EUR minimum spend per person if you reserve a table, which feels a little odd.
However, although they aren’t necessarily the best Irish pub in Valencia, St Martin’s is still one of the best sports bars in Valencia, with very large TVs and projector screens, finger food (chicken tenders, chips etc.) and spaced out tables.
You can also get a good pint of Guinness or Murphy’s Irish Stout.
You can find St Martin’s at Carrer de l’Abadia de Sant Marti, 2.
5. The Lounge Beer House
What this cosy pub lacks in terms of huge TV screens and maximum capacity, it makes up for in soul.
The Lounge is a small family bar and brewery with friendly staff, reasonably priced drinks and a delicious selection of pinchos displayed at the bar for you to take your pick from. They also have a food menu with classic tapas dishes and hotdogs.
Although The Lounge is in the touristy Old Town area, it is loved by locals, and you will often find young Spaniards congregating here to watch domestic games, as well as all the international tournaments you can think of.
You can find The Lounge at Carrer de l’Estamenyeria Vella, 2.
6. Viking Mama Beer House
Initially, I was hesitant to recommend Viking Mama as it definitely isn’t perfect.
Specifically, the staff don’t seem to know what they’re doing and they are often out of stock when it comes to drinks on offer (they had no wine whatsoever when I visited, and they were also out of half the beers on the menu!).
With that said, Viking Mama only opened its doors in March 2020, and so it’s understandable that they are still having teething troubles – I can’t imagine a worse time to open a bar!
I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now and include them on this list, because I’m sure that they will straighten out the kinks over time, and what Viking Mama does have to offer is an excellent location (in the heart of El Carmen), 5 huge TV screens and a yummy-looking menu with burgers, nachos and more.
They’re also a great bet if you haven’t booked anything in advance and are hoping to catch an important match – we managed to watch the Euro Cup Final without reserving a table, and there is no way we’d have been able to do this in any of the other bars on this list.
You can find Viking Mama Beer House at Carrer de Sant Tomas, 18.
Sports Bars in Valencia | Final Thoughts
I hope that this article has helped you figure out where the best sports bars in Valencia are and which is the best one for you.
They all post their schedules on their websites and/or social media pages, but if you don’t see the match you want, you can usually give them a call and ask them to show it.
For big games, it is always advisable to book in advance.
If you’re looking for a fun night out after the game, I always look pub crawls, and so I’d also recommend the Valencia pub crawl with free shots. While I haven’t been on this pub crawl in particular, I can vouch that the bars and clubs included are all super fun, and the 20 EUR price tag includes club entry and discounted drinks all night, which is pretty sweet.
Until next time,
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Take St. Patrick’s off your list. Went there tonight (Sunday) to hopefully watch some NFL. Not on any TVs, and no interest from them in putting it on 🙁
Travelling Jezebel says
St Patrick’s will be remaining on the list because my article is about European football and this is an Irish pub, so it shows European sports 😉 To my knowledge, not many bars in Spain/Europe generally broadcast the NFL.