Best Sports Bars in Malaga to watch Football and More: Top 10

You are finally in Malaga, everything is perfect: the sun, the activites, the food. All of this looks like so much fun and you can’t get enough of it but, somehow, something is missing. After all, your favourite team plays on the weekend and it would be a pity to miss the game, because your love for those colours is something so strong that can’t be ignored. Well, we got you covered with a list of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga to watch football or your favourite sport!

Whether you are a football fan or a sport enthusiast, Malaga offers a bunch of different options for you to not only keep on enjoying the city but also to not miss a single minute of the action. Savour some food and eat delicious snacks while watching the game! And remember, this is not a ranking as the order is casual, so why not just go and try them all?

Football, Rugby and Golf: the Best Sports Bars in Malaga with an Irish essence

1) Pat Murphy’s Sports Bar: the perfect place to share emotions with family and friends

Nothing beats a gathering of friends, your favorite sport on tv, some cold beers followed by shared snacks. The perfect atmosphere lived with your closest ones, ready to cheer at the moment of the goal, hugging and shouting in joy and happiness. Imagine that but with tons of other people that feel the same way as you.

In the unique environment of “Pat Murphy’s Sports Bar“, you will feel as if you set up a home party but redoubled. With an entire pub filled up with passionate people as you, you will certainly feel a sense of comfort compared to no other. With the most famous and tasty beers in the market, this has to be one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga.

Location: C. Decano José Gómez Rando, 12, 17, 29620 Torremolinos, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday to Sunday 12 PM – 2 AM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to watch football and more
Cheer your team in the best sports bars

2) O’ Gredy’s Irish Tavern: where the action meets the beer

As they proudly say, the “O’Gredy’s Irish Tavern” is the first Irish Pub opened in the Puerto Banus and Marbella area, pouring beer since 2001. With a vast amount of drink options, this tavern can boast more than 20 TVs all over the bar, making it impossible to be unaware of what is going on in the field.

If the beers are numerous, so are the sports event displayed in this little Irish paradise: if you love football, all the major events are here, such as the Premier League, the FA Cup, including all the games of the England National Football Team, from their friendly matches to the international duties. But it doesn’t end here as the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League are not missing in one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga.

You don’t care much about football? Do not worry as the O’Gredy’s offers the Rugby’s famous Six Nations competition and the European Rugby Championship Cup; the Golf sensation of the Ryder Cup and the PGA Tour, plus all other sports that might meet your tastes!

Location: Calle Ribera, 1, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: 12 PM – 3 AM
Tuesday: 7 PM – 3 AM
Wednesday: 7 PM – 3 AM
Thursday: 7 PM – 3 AM
Friday: 7 PM – 4 AM
Saturday: 12 PM – 4 AM
Sunday: 12 PM – 3 AM

Best Irish Sports Bar to enjoy sport
Irish Pub

3) Morrissey’s Public House: one of the Best Irish Sports Bars in town

The “Morrissey’s Public House” is the perfect idea if you are looking for a place to feel the Irish’s spirit and in need for a good old traditional beer, surronded by music, singing and, of course, sports. Located in the center of La Costa del Sol, this Irish Pub is a relief after a day of moving around, walking and admiring the beautiful sights this young city has to offer. Just sit, take a breath and enjoy your drink while having fun.

What about the sports? As one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga, the action is vivid and present, as the place is surronded by tv screens projecting all the most important games, starting with football and La Liga, the NBA, Tennis and so on. As a good Irish tradition, you wil see major events of Rugby, from the common matches to the most thrilling ones. That’s for sure something that can’t be missed!

It’s sure that other sports and competitions will also be displayed so, even if you are not really a football, basketball or rugby fan, this Irish Pub will be welcoming you with plenty of other choises that will help you savour that cold and tasty beer.

Location: Calle Méndez Núñez, 5, Distrito Centro, 29008 Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Tuesday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Wednesday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Thursday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Friday: 4 PM – 3 AM
Saturday: 1 PM – 3 AM
Sunday: 1 PM – 2 AM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to cheer with your friends
Best Sport Bar to watch the game with friends (drobotdean)

4) Guinn’s Irish Sports Bar: Football, Rugby and Horses

If you find yourself in the Torremolino‘s area, there is a place you can’t miss. The “Guinn’s Irish Sports Bar” has all the attributes to be called one of the Best Sports Bar in Malaga, as it offers some good food, the most important sports events and, not even to mention, a long list of refreshing and high quality beers. All of that, enclosed into the Irish spirit and soul.

Sitting in the pub, you will be able to enjoy all the football action from La Liga, Premier League, Champions League and so on. But not only that. As an Irish Pub, you will find the best of Rugby and all the international action. Plus, the Cheltenham Race will be displayed live everyday. Every time you will sit in that chair with a beer in your hand, you will find something new and interesting.

Location: Av. Palma de Mallorca, 11, 29620 Torremolinos, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday to Sunday 10 AM – 2 AM

Watch Cheltenham Race in the Best Sports Bar
Enjoy Horse Races

More than just Football: The Best Sports Bars in Malaga

5) Vox Sports Bar: Food and Action

Sports belong to everyone and, fortunately, in Malaga you can find the bar that more suits you. In the search fot the Best Sports Bars, the “Vox Sports Bar“, located in Calle Calderería, can be a find suggestion. In here you can find beers from all over the world, a nice selection of hamburges, french fries, cocktails and, as the name itselfs says, the good fun of sports. That’s certantly a combination that solves all your needs.

Devoted to the passion and pleasure of the action, this sports bar puts no limitation on what you can watch while you try their food. All major sports event are displayed on their TV screen, from football to tennis and even more! Whether you don’t want to miss the game they all cannot wait for or just sit by and enjoy a good drink with a little bit of excitement, this bar can meet your expectations.

Location: Calle Calderería, 7, Distrito Centro, 29008 Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Tuesday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Wednesday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Thursday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Friday: 5 PM – 2 AM
Saturday: 4 PM – 3 AM
Sunday: 3 PM – 2 AM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to watch football and more
Food and Beer are always a nice combo

6) Sports Bar Coliseum: all would you look for in a Best Sports Bar

A combo that will never get old: food, drinks, friends and sport. That’s the recipe for the “Sports Bar Coliseum“, one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga, a nice place to eat some good food, drink some beer and having fun watching sports of every kind. With a nice staff ready to serve you, you will get the full experience. The perfect setting to share some quality time with family and friends, without having to renounce to your passion for the game.

Located in Calle José Calderón, this bar it is not only suitable for sports supporters but also offers you nice events and music, so the night can be nicely spent by all members of a diversified group and well prepered to meet all your needs. You will find the good amount of Spanish tradition combined with the classic feelings of a sports bar, so the fun in the city of Malaga never stops.

Location: Calle José Calderón, 228, Campanillas, 29590 Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4 PM – 00 AM
Wednesday: 4 PM – 00 AM
Thursday: 4 PM – 00 AM
Friday: 5 PM – 3 AM
Saturday: 5 PM – 3 AM
Sunday: 5 PM – 3 AM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to watch football and more
Food and beer are always better if shared together

7) Black Jack Sports and Family Bar: Drink and Games

There’s a bar that offers more than just sports to watch on a TV. One of the things that makes the “Black Jack Sports and Family Bar” one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga is certantly the opportunity to have even more fun by playing games such as Pool, Darts, Foosball and more.

Apart from their drinks, cocktails and other options, one of the features of this bar is that, while playing, you will be able to follow the action and not miss a single moment, surrounded by screen all over the place. Not to mention the nearness of the beach and all the events organized even for the little ones! If you are looking for some good time, fun activities to do in group and with the evergreen company of family and friends, making a stop to Pje. del Águila, 5 in Benalmádena, could result in a successful decision.

Location: Pje. del Águila, 5, 29630 Benalmádena, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6 PM – 00 AM
Thursday: 6 PM – 00 AM
Friday: 6 PM – 00 AM
Saturday: 1 PM – 10 PM
Sunday: 2 PM – 10 PM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to watch football and more
Challenge your friends by playing pool

The Best Sports Bars in Malaga with a different touch

8) Boc n Roll Sports Bar: Adrenaline and Rock

Now you know: “La Costa del Sol” is full of resources and there are plenty of different activities and opportunities that are just waiting to caught your eye. The mixture and variety of cultures gives the chance to create new styles and to play around with different things, in order to contribute to define a city so young and vibrant.

As a result, the “Boc n Roll Sports Bar” it is what is all about and enters the list as one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga for its unique style: full sports with a touch of rock. With their cocktails and vast selections of hamburgers, this bar is the perfect place for people with a rock heart and willing to cheer their team with lots of noise. Located in Camino del Pato, you will be able to watch some football and more, while rocking hard between delicious burgers and stylish beers.

Location: Cam. del Pato, 33, Carretera de Cádiz, 29004 Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Wednesday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Thursday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Friday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Saturday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Sunday: 4 PM – 1 AM

Best Sports Bars in Málaga to watch football and listen to good music
Enjoy some beer with music

9) VIP Sport Bar: beyond drinking and cheering in one of the Best Sports Bars

If you are in the mood for some sports but at the same time you would prefer something more than a simple beer in a bar, the “VIP Sport Bar” must be an option to consider. The following is not just a place in which you can enjoy a good drink and watching the best action of your favorite sport, it’s also a smart way to do so in the always nice company of traditional dishes and the atmosphere of a proper restaurant.

Not only the attention to the most important matches of football, tennis and more, makes this bar one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga but the focus on the details and a fine cuisine takes this restaurant to the next level. Calle San Miguel is the place to look for in order to reserve a spot and be pleased by such experience.

Location: Calle San Miguel, 68, 29620 Torremolinos, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 00 AM
Saturday: 10 AM – 00 AM
Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Best Sports Bars to eat and follow football
Taste a variety of different burgers

10) Sam’s Sports Bar and Restaurant: Food priority

While the “Sam’s Sports Bar and Restaurant” is a place in which you can easily have fun while playing pool, various games and, of course, watching the latest and major sports events, it’s main point of strenght has to be the appetizers and the general food, from the hamburgers to the most typical dishes.

Its various possibilities, the chance to eat your food outside in open air and to benefit of the nice breeze coming from the sea, makes this one of the Best Sports Bars in Malaga. The location of the Benalmádena becomes a beautiful setting to end a long day of sighting of this nice city by sitting in fresh air with a cold beer in hand.

Location: Calle Palmito, 29630 Benalmádena, Malaga

Opening times:
Monday to Sunday 9 AM – 2 AM

Eat some delicious food in the Best of Malaga's Sports Bars
Food tastes better if followed by sports

With our list, we tried to highlight a couple of options that could guide you to find the Best Sports Bar in Malaga but, most of all, the best one for you. This vibrant city is always prepared for all your needs and its traditions are a must for both residents and the one visiting, expecially in a jubilant and cheerful period of time as the “Holy Week” is, a moment in which Malaga has plenty of activities you can’t miss out.

If you are brave enough to try and visit all of the bars that we suggested, it can be useful to check the Malaga’s Metro Line website as we highly recommend to plan your trip since it’s always good to have fun but remember that when drinking, never drive.

This article is updated to March 2024