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The best pubs, clubs, and bars showing live sport in Newcastle

Much like the rest of Australia, Newcastle is a sports-mad city. If you’re after a spot to watch the Knights in the NRL, the Jets in the A-League, or nearly any sport for that matter, keep reading for our guide to the best pubs, clubs, and bars showing live sport in Newcastle.

Adamstown Bowling Club

Adamstown Bowling Club has been the beating heart of Adamstown for nearly 100 years, and its laid back atmosphere and huge beer garden make it an ideal spot to watch a game on the big screens.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

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Argenton Hotel

After undergoing a huge renovation five years ago, Argenton Hotel has become a family-friendly meeting place for locals, and there’s plenty of screens around to watch the footy.
Where: 515 Lake Rd, Argenton

Commonwealth Hotel

When the sports bar at the Commonwealth Hotel is packed, you know you’re going to have a good time watching 0the game. There’s stacks of screens for you to watch while you enjoy a quality pub feed.
Where: 35 Union St, Cooks Hill

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General Roberts Hotel

The General Roberts Hotel has a friendly local vibe, with heaps of space for groups to sit and watch a game.
Where: 258 Lambton Rd, New Lambton

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle

Located in the heart of Newcastle, Great Northern Hotel is all about live sport. The pub typically has food specials too – perfect for enjoying while you watch.
Where: 83-89 Scott St, Newcastle

Grain Store

Head into Newcastle's original craft beer bar to get amongst the sporting action. Come NRL season, you can expect plenty of Knights fanatics at Grain Store.
Where: 64-66 Scott St, Newcastle East

Harrigan’s Cameron Park

It’s been a huge undertaking, but Harrigan’s Cameron Park is officially open as of September 2023. The new local pub has massive screens where you can watch your favourite sport.
Where: George Booth Dr, Cameron Park

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Hotel Jesmond

Sports fans are set at Hotel Jesmond, with a dedicated sports bar and huge screen in the beer garden. If you’re a uni student, Hotel Jesmond is conveniently located just a five-minute drive away from the Callaghan campus.
Where: 182 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond

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Lyrique Bar

Lyrique Bar is a dedicated sports bar, so you can expect to catch all your favourite sports at this inner city venue.
Where: 185 Hunter St, Newcastle

Mary Ellen Hotel

Are you a Merewether local? Watch NRL, AFL, and more on the screens in the Front Bar at the Mary Ellen Hotel.
Where: 51 Railway St, Merewether

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Maryville Tavern

This pub tucked into the backstreets of Maryville is a local gem. With screens in the front bar and the beer garden, there’s always a lively atmosphere for sporting matches at Maryville Tavern.
Where: 71 Lewis St, Maryville

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Premier Hotel

Premier Hotel shows all major sporting events live, so you won’t miss any action. The pub does some great happy hour specials, including $6 schooners from 12pm-6pm on Sundays.
Where: 1 Brunker Rd, Broadmeadow

Stag and Hunter Hotel

The Stag and Hunter Hotel may be known for its dedication to live music, but it’s also a fun spot to watch a game. Catch teams like the Knights and Matildas, plus UFC.
Where: 187 Maitland Rd, Mayfield

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Sydney Junction Hotel

Settle in right in front of the big screens at Sydney Junction Hotel. Catch NRL, AFL, UFC, NFL, and more.
Where: 8 Beaumont St, Hamilton

The Cricketer’s Arms Hotel

The Cricketer’s Arms Hotel has screens dotted throughout the pub, in the main areas as well as in the spacious beer garden. Keep an eye out for the pub’s food specials on game night.
Where: 61 Bruce St, Cooks Hill

The Crown and Anchor Hotel

Kick back at The Crown and Anchor Hotel and watch your team live and loud. This inner city watering hole has also recently revamped its food menu, so make sure you grab a bite to eat.
Where: 189 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Delany Hotel

This much-loved Darby Street pub is the official partner of the NRLW Knights, so you know The Delany Hotel is serious about its footy. Enjoy $5 beers for every Knights game when you arrive before 7pm.
Where: 134 Darby St, Cooks Hill

The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington is the place to be for all things sport. Expect plenty of sport played live and loud throughout the pub, including NRL, NFL, netball, and more.
Where: 69 Regent St, New Lambton

The Greenroof Hotel

Hamilton local The Greenroof Hotel has plenty of screens inside and out where you can catch live sport. Keen an eye out for food and drink specials on game day!
Where: 71 Tudor St, Hamilton

The Lucky Hotel

Soak up all the excitement on game day at The Lucky Hotel. This inner city pub is a favourite for its buzzing atmosphere and quality pub grub.
Where: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Nags Head Hotel

There’s plenty of TV screens at Adamstown’s The Nags Head Hotel, so you won’t miss a second of the action on game day.
Where: 272 Brunker Rd, Adamstown

Thirsty Messiah

This local craft brewery has recently installed a whopper screen out the back where you can watch the game of the day. The brewery is right next to McDonald Jones Stadium too, so it’s an ideal location for pre or post-game beers.
Where: 140 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow

Toronto Hotel

Toronto Hotel knows what’s up when it comes to sport. Grab your spot in the covered beer garden in front of the big screen, ready to cheer on your team.
Where: 74 Victory Pde, Toronto

Warners at the Bay

Warners at the Bay is home to a spacious sports bar, so there’s plenty of room to kick back and enjoy the game.
Where: 320 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay

Warners Bay Hotel

Warners Bay Hotel recently underwent a massive renovation, and the refreshed pub makes for a lovely spot by the lake to watch your favourite sport.
Where: 5 John St, Warners Bay


Considering Wests own the Knights, it makes sense that all Wests venues make for prime NRL viewing if you can’t get to a game. Support the Knights and catch plenty of other sporting codes live and loud at all Wests venues.
Where: New Lambton | Cardiff | Mayfield | Newcastle West | Nelson Bay

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