Liverpool is famous for many things, it’s music, football, cultural status and lively nightlife.

Of course, we’re well known for the legendary Beatles and many other acts within the music industry, whilst there is a huge history in regards to theatre and visual arts, with a large number of venues available to visit and explore.

Additionally, there are the world-famous Premier League football teams, Liverpool and Everton, located within the region – as well as many other sides within the Football League and Non-League, as the sport is highly popular within the region. Whilst going to a game at Anfield or Goodison Park is an amazing experience, many of us will head to one of the many bars that are available in Liverpool City Centre to watch instead.

Let’s take a look at the best bars in the city centre and what makes them so popular:

Peppercat Sports

Peppercat Sports (pictured) is arguably one of the best bars in the area to have a drink and watch the football. With a plethora of different screens available that will show the games which can be handy for those who are making the most of the great Championship football odds that are available to wager on at the same time, whilst they can tuck into a number of exceptional food and drink deals that are on offer.

Hope & Anchor

The Hope & Anchor on Maryland Street is a popular spot for footie fans, with loads of screens and a big bar area. They regularly show the biggest matches live and punters will be able to enjoy themselves at the pool table during their visit. Plus you can grab some quality food, thus complementing the overall experience brilliantly.

The Fly in the Loaf

The Fly in the Loaf pub is one of the best places in Liverpool’s City Centre to enjoy the football. It’s a relaxed environment although that can become a lot more eclectic once the game kicks off, with a number of TVs available in various locations around the building. Add in the fact that specialist beers are on offer, the Hardman Street pub has made itself one of the most popular for those punters who continue to look for the ultimate match day experience.


There is nothing better than being able to go to a traditional sports bar to watch the football and Rileys will certainly have those needs catered to those who decide to visit the establishment in Grand Central. All sports are available to watch but it could be argued that football is going to be the one to provide the best atmosphere, especially if the Merseyside derby is being played out between Liverpool and Everton. Punters can enjoy themselves ahead of kickoff and after the final whistle at this venue as well, as there are a number of different games available to them to play, including the American & English pool variants, snooker, table football, table tennis and darts.

The Bierkeller

Located at Liverpool ONE, The Bierkeller is a great spot for the ultimate football watching experience, especially if you are with family or a group of friends and cheering on your team. This place provides individuals with their very own beer on tap, meaning nobody has to ever get up and head to the bar where they may potentially miss out on a vital piece of action from the game. Pool tables are also available, whilst the atmosphere generated at this establishment is almost as good as the one that can be experienced at a football stadium.