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A pub guide for sport-lovers

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Adelaide is brimming with pubs where you’re so close to the sporting action you can almost hear the roars from the Oval! We’ve covered where to head before, during or after the game for the best deals around town.

North Adelaide

Queen's Head Hotel

117 Kermode Street, North Adelaide

You know a pub is doing something well when it’s the oldest licensed venue in an original building in the State. Established in 1838, the Queen's Head has maintained its cosy, welcoming vibe with a few sleek updates over the years. This pub is renowned for their wood oven pizza and monthly beer specials. If you’re lucky, you’ll score an elusive seat in front of the fireplace.

The Archer Hotel

60 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Established in 1882, the iconic heritage pub has lived a colourful life including stints as a library, bank and radio station. It reopened its doors recently with a few sleek updates. There are 17 beers on tap for your drinking pleasure and plenty of space for you to pop your feet up. The Archer is the place to be if you’re hungry after all your cheering – every month they offer a 'mega deal' which generally features a large amount of food and drinks to go with it.

The Kentish Hotel

23 Stanley Street, North Adelaide

The Kentish Hotel, located at the eastern end of Stanley Street, is a favourite amongst locals and their furbabies. The gastropub’s menu is inspired from all across the globe with treats like Korean fried chicken wings with gochujang sweet vinegar, peanuts and coriander while also providing a great share menu featuring pork belly baos, halloumi bites, dumplings and more. 

CBD

Wing It Sports Bar

89 King William Street, Adelaide

Wing It is a bar totally dedicated to watching sport. Well watching sport and eating wings. With a decidedly Americana theme – the sports bar is designed for enjoying a brew or two, a batch of chicken wings and watching a game with your mates. Chicken wings not your thing? Wing It have also catered for non-meat eaters with a cauliflower variation of the beloved finger-licking fare. NBA, AFL, NFL, soccer, UFC are just a handful of the sports you can expect on the big screen TVs. It’s literally a sports lover’s dream.

West End

The Cumby

205 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Formerly known as the Cumberland Arms, this iconic West End pub has changed more than its name over the last few years. The pub has gone through a total renovation coming out the other end a more sleek and sophisticated space to spend some downtime. Proud to claim the title of the CBDs largest beer garden, they also feature a big screen which shows sport, sport and more sport. With regular specials including $10 schnitzels with any drink order and a $20 burger and pint on certain days, this could be just the place to settle in for the game.

East End

The Stag Public House

299 Rundle St, Adelaide

Sit in their kitschy sports room and watch games daily while being surrounded by memories of some of Australia's greats. Watch the game being screened from a large projector in the front bar which shows all the big games. The Stag offers $15 jugs of Mismatch and Adelaide Hills Cider during the footy and if you're in The Stag when an Australian wins a gold medal at the Olympics, you'll get a free beer!

City South

The Havelock

162 Hutt St, Adelaide

More affectionately known as the Havey, this pub has a menu full of goodies and with so many large screen TV’s to watch, you won’t miss a minute of the action! Every week they also have a footy tipping comp on their Facebook page, get involved to win yourself a Havey food and beverage voucher.

All food and drink specials correct at time of publishing.