When in Lisbon if you’re keen to watch a particular match, then the likelihood is you’ll be heading to a bar to catch the big game.
We’re not talking only about football (soccer). If you’re interested in rugby, cricket or American football, you may also find here a place to sit down to watch a few games.
We’ve gathered five centrally located sports bars in Lisbon. Each will be perfect to grab a bite to eat in a fun and lively environment. The map below should help you find the one you’ve picked.
1. The Couch – Sports Bar
With 30 TVs, two giant screens and over 3,000 channels, The Couch solves the problem of a Chelsea v Manchester United happening at the same time of a Benfica-Sporting CP derby. This is also the place to watch sports other than football (soccer). Just tell at the bar what game (or sport) you want, and they’ll tell you which TV it’s going to be on.
Rua do Alecrim 21A (Cais do Sodré). Mon-Fri 3pm-2am/3am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am/3am.
2. The George Pub
The name says it all. This English pub is definitely the place where you should go to watch a Premier League match. There are plenty of screens to see your favourite team in action while enjoying a beef Wellington or a meal of fish and chips.
Rua do Crucifixo 58 (Baixa). Daily, midday to 2am.
3. Hennessy’s Irish Pub
Hennessy’s is another bar for sports fans. There is a big screen to watch international sporting events. This is also the place to go for a pint or something to eat, whatever the hour.
Cais do Sodré 32. Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am.
4. Real Sports Bar
The Real Sports Bar (part of Hotel Real Parque) is the spot to watch a match with drinks and a bite to eat. There is a large TV available for viewing all kinds of sports.
Hotel Real Parque, Avenida Luís Bívar 67 (Saldanha / São Sebastião). Daily, 3.30pm-midnight.
5. O Reserva
This Portuguese-style football (soccer) bar / restaurant has a long counter and two big TVs. The decor includes football scarves and photos hanged on the wall, table football figures serving as coat racks and balls as ceiling lamps. The food changes daily, including Portuguese specialties such as bacalhau à Brás (flaked, pan-fried codfish with potato chips), fried cuttlefish with bean rice, and the bitoque (beef steak on the plate).
Rua Vale do Pereiro 3A (Avenida da Liberdade / Príncipe Real). Mon-Fri midday-3pm, Tue-Sat 6pm-11pm.