By Tom Clarke
Here's our definitive guide to where we suggest you catch all the action from the Ryder Cup this September if you are in London. Our list ranges from Scottish pubs to American-style bars, so you'll be sure to find somewhere to enhance your Gleneagles viewing experience.
Where to watch the Ryder Cup in London
This Scottish pub, conveniently located in Paddington, will be bouncing come Ryder Cup week, especially when Stephen Gallagher is playing. With several Scottish beers on tap, Rob Roy also has four TVs, a big screen and a large plasma to catch all the action from Gleneagles on.
Sports Bar & Grill
Melcombe Place, London, NW1 6JJ
Add some American flavor your Ryder Cup viewing experience this September at this American-style sports bar, located in Marylebone. Just a stone’s throw from Baker Street tube station, Sports Bar & Grill offers all-day dining, with a varied menu ranging from Classic American hotdogs to prime British reared beef burgers. Well spaced screens are dotted throughout the bar, as well as ample seating and several pool tables.
Carlsberg Sports Bar
The Casino at The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
Contrary to popular belief, Carlsberg DO actually do bars, with their flagship 24 hour venue located in the Empire Casino in Leicester Square. What better way to enjoy this year’s Ryder Cup in London than at this lively, modern venue that includes table service, comfy seating and one of the biggest plasma screens in the West End.
21-25 St.John's Hill, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 1TT
This live sports bar in Clapham features the largest live sports screen in the whole of the UK, as well as six other 50” screens. With a unique tiered layout, this is as close to the stadium atmosphere on the 18th green at Gleneagles as you’re going to get, without actually being there. With bars located on each floor, you’ll never miss much of the action queuing for a drink
Riley’s Sports Bar
80 Haymarket, St James, London, SW1Y 4TE
Widely regarded as the nest sports bar in the country, Riley’s consists of four separate rooms, featuring a restaurant, 4 bars and viewing capacity for almost 600 people. This place is guaranteed to be bouncing come Sunday afternoon, with 34 plasma screens, 4 projector screens, 3 ping-pong tables and 7 pool tables.
587-591 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5UA
This lively west London sports bar features a large HD projector screen along with numerous plasma screens both in the bar and the beer garden. This upbeat venue boasts a great selection of cocktails and beers, as well as a range of outdoor BBQ food to keep you adequately fuelled throughout the Ryder Cup.
127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
Spread over two floors with the bar at street level, Bar Kick’s atmosphere is second to none when it comes to live sport viewing. With happy hour every day from 4 to 7pm, the drinks are sure to be flowing long into the night after each days play. There are also a dozen table-football tables to provide entertainment in addition to the live golf.
Bison & Bird
182-184 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UD
This American-style sports party bar located conveniently next to Clapham Common tube station has five HD plasma TV’s and a new HD projector. Renowned for its delicious food menu and variety of cocktails, the Bison & Bird is also family friendly with ample seating when it gets busy on Ryder Cup Sunday.
The Famous Three Kings
171 North End Road, Fulham, London, W14 9NL
This live sports bar in Kensington features over a dozen big screens across difference areas and rooms, with access to over 71,000 channels. The atmosphere at the Famous Three Kinds is often electric, and if the weather interferes with play at Gleneagles, the downstairs games room will keep you occupied until play resumes.
7-8 Cavendish Road, Clapham Common Southside, London, SW4 9DW
There’s always a great atmosphere in Gigalum, and with two giant HD screens, this is one of the livelier bars on the Clapham strip. Just a short walk from Clapham South tube station, this action-packed bar has a large selection of draught and bottled beer, in addition to a Mediterranean themed food menu.
Think we have missed some places out? Then let us know by leaving a comment below or getting in touch via social media