South Africa’s capital holds a treat for international visitors and locals alike when it becomes time to kick back, watch a sports match and enjoy a few drinks while mingling with the locals.
South Africans are not just big sports fans they live for it, with tastes enthusiastically raging for local teams in the PSL to major UEFA clubs and events, but rugby and cricket will usually prove the greatest local sports additions. As a result, millions of sports enthusiasts continually populate tens of thousands of local sports bars, which leads to a fierce competition for the attention of patrons between the various high-quality watering holes.
The following represents some of the best sports bars in Johannesburg all offering you live coverage of a match which will allow you to place a few bets at one of the premier online sportsbooks such as Ladbrokes while watching your favourite team in real-time.
Locally known as The Irish, The Irish Ambassador to South Africa opened The Irish Club in Linden’s doors in 2002. Since then it remained the favourite go-to destination for those in need of comfort and an inexpensive beer or whiskey from its fully stocked bar. A big-screen TV occupies a central spot right above the bar and continually covers clashes between sports teams at major local and international events, ranging anything from rugby, to football, or F1 racing. However, tread carefully if your visit coincides with a rugby match where South Africa happens to play against Ireland, then the tension runs thick enough to cut with a knife.
Steve Gilroy’s beer (owner of Gilroy’s Brewery), became famous enough to make its way into the script of the James Bond novel, Carte Blanche as Bond’s preferred drink during his stay at a Cape Town Hotel. Gilroy’s Brewery, located in Johannesburg, offers great beer, good food, with a number of big-screen televisions located directly opposite the bar. It offers a unique vibe, amplified when it master brewer decides to address the crowd in his own special way.
Cape Town sports bar, The Fireman’s Arms, described as an English sports pub, serves some of the very best in craft beers to accompany al veritable smorgasbord of gastric deliciousness. Located at 25 Mechau street, its foodstuffs menu includes Lamb curry, fish & chips, pizza, and beef ribs. It represents one of Cape Town’s finest establishments offering great value for money in a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere
Hungry& thirsty sports fans will find The Bay Sports Bar, located at 7806 Constantia in the False Bay Sport Complex is another fantastic choice. What other location would suit a sports pub better than a sports complex since it offers patrons an opportunity to participate as well? Visitors may well consider the participation side of the action prior to having a few of its excellent craft beers to wash down scrumptious foodstuffs such as its memorable burgers. A note worth remembering is its trendy vibe generated by live music on Friday nights.