Best Places to Watch the Game In Medellin

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Where to watch the Super Bowl, World Cup and other big games in Medellin

Sports play a huge part in local culture and the city. The paisas are crazy about soccer, or football, and the city comes alive when the local teams – Atletico Nacional or Deportivo Independiente de Medellin – and the Colombian national team have a big game. If your visit to Medellin coincides with the bi-annual finals (December or June) it’s highly likely that Nacional will have a sell-out game in the stadium. 

If they’re doing well you might also get the chance to see them play in a semi-final or final of the Copa Libertadores which takes place in November.
It’s an amazing experience to take in one of those games in the Atanasio Girardot stadium. If you need help getting tickets for a game speak to one of your Casacol concierges. If you can’t get a ticket, or they are playing away when you’re in town and you want to soak up the atmosphere at street level, the bars on Calle 70 are a great option. The fonda-style bar, La Chismosa Laureles, is as lively as a sack full of ferrets on match day. If you’re pining for an American style sports bar to catch one of your favorite teams play basketball, baseball, American Football or want to watch one of the Premier League or Champions League games, this list of Anglophile sports bars cater to overseas visitors with English commentary and top beers to boot.

Ay Wey Sports Bar
Taking a leaf out of the Hooters play book, this Poblado sports bar gets busty barmaids to serve up food from the Mexican menu and keep the pitchers flowing for thirsty gringos. With plenty of TVs showing every possible type of match, this popular bar close to Parque Lleras is the place to catch the game with your bros. Whether you’re looking to watch hockey, basketball, baseball or NFL, this bar’s got your game covered.  

Opening Hours:

Contact & Address:
T. +57 316 373 8212
Web: Ay Wey Sports Bar
IG: @ayweysportsar
Calle 10 #35-33, Poblado, Medellin

Patrick’s Bar
This popular Irish pub on Parque Lleras pulls in a big crowd of gringos on Sunday with all the NFL games spread out on multiple screens over two floors. It also panders to the fight club with the hardest punching UFC match-ups and opens up early when there are big premier league games. The food’s a mix of tacos, burgers, and sausage and mash. Good for lining your stomach for an all-dayer catching up with your team from home. 

Opening Hours:

Contact & Address:
T. +57 300 339 4589
IG: @patricks_pub/
Cra. 37a #8A-43, Parque Lleras, Medellín

La Charcu 
This popular hangout in Laureles on La 70 is great for people watching and integrating with the locals when there’s a big Colombia game. It’s not huge but it spills out onto the street so there’s always plenty of action courtside. While the bar’s not so focused on the American sports, the staff are friendly and willing to help you find a game if the place isn’t packed out for an Atletico Nacional game. If there’s no game going on it’s also a fantastic spot for an early afternoon beer to watch the world go by.  

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Contact & Address:
T. +57 315 319 2587
IG: @LaCharcu
Cra. 70 #2-36, Laureles, Medellín

Medellin Beer Factory
With a mission to keep the beers flowing while you watch the football, Medellin Beer Factory is a good spot for sports and a beer with the boys. With two venues in Poblado, one on Parque Lleras and the other on Calle 10, both have plenty of TVs and get busy for the big games. You get more atmosphere in the bigger of the two venues, the one on Calle 10. They stock the excellent Tres Cordilleras beer and a good selection of international beers.  

Contact & Address:
T. +57 302 379 1521
IG: @MedellinBeerFactory
Calle 10 # 35-16, El Poblado

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