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Where to watch English Premier League Football in Madrid?

Written by Emily Elwes

So you have decided to move and rent a short term flat in Madrid but absolutely need to know where to watch English Premier League games in Madrid. This article will run down a list of options on just how you can watch all your favourite footy while staying here. There are a number of options to choose from so let’s start exploring.


In the wide world of the Internet, there is the possibility with a good connection to stream games on your computer or with the right digital setup even to a WiFi Television. Streaming games live over the Internet has been possible for a few years and is starting to gain a lot of traction. There are third party providers for the ‘shifting’ of content overseas or out of market that allows less inexpensive options for those living abroad. With the use of a dongle or slingbox in conjunction with a streaming service, English football can be watched within the comfort of your new abode. Yet, did you not move abroad to see the sights, meet new people and enjoy their culture?

Local Bars and Pubs

One of the truly best ways to enjoy English Football in Madrid is by visiting one of the many Irish or Scottish pubs or the many sports bars. Of course searching out your Irish and Scottish pubs can be a chore so they are listed below to make it easier for you. Sports bars can be found all over Madrid, but finding one that is televising English footy on their TVs may be a bit more of a challenge. You will have better luck if looking at bars in tourist areas where they would be catering to English and American patrons. However, if you are looking for a good time with friends, a great social atmosphere and beer on tap a Pub should be your first choice. Choose among the many below:

Bo Finn (C/Velazquez, 97) – is your typical Irish Pub with good pub food and lots of pints. When the football matches are on, get there early or after the first whistle you’ll have a hard time finding a seat.

Elcano Tavern (C/. Alonso Cano, 57) – a new Irish Pub making waves with its great party type atmosphere.

Finnegan (Plaza de las Salesas) – is best known for its very own Rugby team the Madrid Lions, but being football fans is a close second. Check out this Irish pub for grub and futbol.

The Irish Rover and The James Joyce are probably the best well known Irish pubs in the city and are busy, noisy and rowdy, usually just how footies like to watch their games. Other notable Irish pubs include: Larry’s, Molly Malone’s, Moore’s & Co, O’Connell St, O’Connors, O’Neills, Public House, St. Patrick’s Abbey, The Celtic Cross, The Quiet Man, and the Triskel Tavern.

With so many choices to watch English Premier League games in Madrid it will be like you are back home in the UK, watching footy on the Telly. It is definitely the better choice than staying in your short term flat rental.

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Emily Elwes

Emily is a freelance content editor & manager living & working in Barcelona. She's passionate about food, drink, language and collaborative consumption.

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