It’s the official home of Liverpool supporters in Melbourne, but you’ll be well treated no matter whom you barrack for in the Melbourne CBD’s best pub for watching the Premier League. The Imperial stays open late for all the matches and keeps it classy, clean and comfortable with a traditional English pub vibe, and you can call ahead to book screenings of any sport you like. Staff are cheery and welcoming and the pub classics on the menu are high quality and great value, including a parma the size of a Frisbee.
If you can't be front row to the action, catching the game on a large-screen TV is the next best thing. And sure, you can always watch it on your home TV from the comfort of your couch while sipping on a cold tinnie, but if you're keen to recreate that buzzing sports stadium atmosphere, sports bars just hit differently. Picture this: multiple big screens with booming surround sound, a frothy pint of Carlton poured fresh from the tap and an energised hoard of frenzied fans. And let's be real – you may even enjoy a better view of the game from the pub.
With the World Cup kicking off this November, head to these sports bars and pubs to see the action, including lots of drama and many red and yellow cards.