Watch Rugby In Dublin

McGowans is known for being one of the best sports bars in North Dublin. With 16 dedicated big screens, we’re the best place to go in Phibsboro for an all-inclusive drink, food and sports experience. 

You may have heard that we show loads of sports like football and Irish sports like the GAA, but did you know that we also show rugby? We regularly screen rugby matches and are always happy to arrange to get one on up for your group if you have something in mind! 

Head down to McGowans to enjoy a beer or cocktail, and feast on some delicious grub at the best rugby bar in North Dublin! 


Watch The Match At The Best Rugby Bar In Phibsboro


It can be difficult to find anywhere to watch rugby without massive crowds in a busy city like Dublin. We’re all about making you feel as comfortable as possible here at McGowans, so we’ve made sure there’s plenty of room and screens to watch rugby comfortably with your pals. 

We don’t want you to be scrummaging for a place, so we offer a range of pre-booking options to guarantee your space. If there’s a specific match you want to watch, let us know when you book, and we’ll do our best to screen it for you! 

Get in touch today and book your place. 



Drinks and Cocktails At McGowans Sports Bar


We have an excellent range of cocktails, food and drinks to keep you entertained during the big match or tournament.  

Our cocktails come in all shapes and sizes, with classics like frozen Margarita’s to keep you cool on a hot summer’s eve or a cheeky Sex On The Beach to give you a fruity pick-me-up. We also have a variety of special edition craft cocktails made up of changing seasonal ingredients – you can try something new each time you visit us! 

If you’re not into cocktails, we’ll still have something to sort you out! We’ve got a great range of your usual spirits like vodka and rum and a fantastic variety of beers on tap. We’ve got everything from your favourite Guinness to fruity IPAs and Pale Ales. Whether you’re watching, celebrating or commiserating, McGowans has your back.


Eat While You Watch – McGowans Food


When it comes to food, McGowans is a mile ahead of most bars. We won’t just give you an overpriced plate of soggy chips or a kebab; we’ll give you some of the tastiest food in Dublin! We even offer chef specials regularly. 

We do light bites like classic zingy hot wings, and a range of vegan options and alternatives like cauliflower wings. And we also offer full meals, so you can keep going strong for the rest of the rugby. Check out our full menu here


Book Out A Sports Bar In Dublin For Rugby


If there’s a big match that you’re dying to see, you can get an advantage this season and reserve space for up to 10 pals by clicking here. We always recommend pre-booking for big groups as we can get quite busy on match days! Don’t get blindsided! 

If your group is bigger than 10, you can book out a whole area of the bar on our occasions page. This is a great way to give your pals a proper taste of Dublin nightlife and enjoy one of the nation’s favourite sports in style!