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10 Places to Watch The Game in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Juanita Rodriguez 01-01-2018

10 Best Sports Bars in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The time has finally arrived. You’ve been looking forward to some much needed rest and relaxation. You’re jet setting off to the tropics where the warm weather, the beach, and the downtime with family or friends is all you’ve been thinking about for weeks. But your team has just made the playoffs and you don’t want to miss a game.

Or if you’re like one of our snowbird clients, your vacation extends through the winter and the channels in cable television package are limited. Finding a sports bar that broadcasts regular games is a top priority. Not only can you grab a pint with fellow sports fans, but you can keep up-to-date on your team’s standings.

Catch all the World Cup Soccer, Golf, NFL and NHL play-by-play action at these Top 10 sports bars in Playa del Carmen.

Taco City Café

Location: (5th Avenue between Calle 12 & 14)

Taco City in Playa del Carmen

From fight night and NFL to fútbol and NHL, Taco City Café is a favorite hangout for sports fans to see a game. Enjoy cold beer and cocktails with casual menu items like tacos, pasta and burgers as you cheer on your team.

Open for breakfast at 7am to Midnight

The Admiral Sports Bar and Kitchen

Location: (Plaza Coba on Aviacion Road near Playacar Fase 2)

The Admiral Sports Bar, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

You’ll love the upscale atmosphere and scrumptious pub fare with a gourmet twist. This is one of Playa del Carmen’s one-and-only high-end Sports Bar featuring incredible happy hour specials including their famous wings for $10 pesos each— what?? Dig into mouth-watering ribs, fish ‘n chips, pastas, tacos and burgers as you take in the game with their fun-loving staff and local crowd.

With popular events like the weekend Boozy Brunch and Oyster Happy Hours, it’s sure to become one of your go-to places in Playa del Carmen day or night.

Open from 1pm – 10pm Monday to Friday and from 11am – 10pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Legends Sports Bar

Location: (Calle 16 Bis between 10th & 15th Avenue)

Legends Sports Bar, Playa del Carmen

This modern sports bar seems to have a screen in any direction you turn plus a giant screen for popular sporting events. Watch the game indoors in the comfort of air-conditioning or enjoy it on the spacious patio with a group of friends.

It is rare that the friendly staff at Legends can’t find the game you’re looking for, but they invite you to call ahead to ensure it will be playing. To go along with the ice-cold beer buckets, try their wings and other generous portions of pub-style fare.

Open 11am – 12am

Tequila Barrel

Location: (5th Avenue between Calle 10 & 12)

This is one of Playa del Carmen’s top gathering spots for travelers wanting to catch the game and even take home some money on a winning bet. There is never a dull moment at this famous sports bar. From free-flowing tequila, to patrons dancing on the bar, and every big sporting event broadcasted across nearly twenty massive televisions, the action never stops.

Tequila Barrel has been a leader of the pack when it comes to implementing cutting-edge technologies and procedures to provide the most safe and sanitary environment for their clientele. Management has recently adapted Quick Response codes, which can be scanned to view “touchless” menus from your smartphone. As well, Tequila Barrel has installed a KLENZED AIR UV-C Light and Ozone system in the bar, Sports Book area, bathrooms, kitchen, employee areas, and offices. Your safety and satisfaction are top priority at this all-time favorite Playa pub.

Open from 9am – 1:30am daily.

Wings Factory

Location: (10th Avenue between Calle 28 and 30)

Serving over a dozen flavors of wings from Atomic Bomb to Sweet Chile and sampler platters to share, Wings Factory is a fantastic alternative when you can’t get the game at your home away from home.

In a convenient downtown location, you can find excellent 2 for 1 drink specials and some of the best prices on bottled beer in town.

Open from 1pm – 12am.

Los Tabernacos

Location: (Calle 10 between 10th & 15th Avenue)

Los Tabernacos Playa del Carmen

What goes better with beer and a Habs game? Poutine of course! The owners have proudly brought this Quebec treat to Playa del Carmen and it is a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Beginning in the new year, theme nights were added to their weekly entertainment calendar. Not only will the friendly atmosphere make you feel right at home while you’re watching the Super Bowl or an NHL game, you will love the live music and special events presented on their big screen.

Open from 3pm – 11:30pm.


Location: (Constituyentes just before 115th Avenue)


Boston's Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This North American chain is a favorite choice to catch your team live. There is a play area to keep the kids entertained while you take in the sports action in the air-conditioned restaurant or pub area.

The menu features an assortment of game day foods such as tender, boneless chicken wings, dry ribs, pizza and beer served in frosted mugs. There are also a variety of delicious salads, flat breads, and pastas. If you are traveling with kiddos, they offer a children’s menu. Count on drink specials every day of the week.

Monday 1pm – 11:30pm, Tues-Sat 1pm-1am and Sun 12pm – 12am

Pinche Gringo Sports Bar

Location: (1st Avenue and Calle 26)

Whether you are a fan of futbol or football, see UEFA Champions League and college football games on PG’s large projector screen. Wear your team’s colors and head over for nachos and cold cervezas. You can be sure to meet other like-mind sports enthusiasts that like to gather at this lively watering hole.

Open until 2am

Lucky Wings

Location: (Just off the Federal Highway north of Sam’s Club)

Lucky Wings Playa del Carmen

If you’re staying in Playacar, this nearby sports bar is a perfect option to take your crew for cold beers, burgers and all-you-can-eat wing specials. A huge, open-air patio can accommodate large groups and inside, there are plenty of screens showing soccer, basketball, baseball and hockey games starting in the early afternoon.

On big game nights, your fun-loving server adds to the excitement by presenting a free pool to enter your name for a chance to win a cold beverage.

Open 1pm – 11pm

La Taberna

Location: (10th Avenue and Calle 4)

La Taberna Playa del Carmen

Along with excellent pub fare such as nachos, wings and burgers, try the mouth-watering molcajete, a traditional Mexican beef, prawn or chicken dish with melted cheese served in a porous, volcanic rock bowl. Enjoy cold beer by the litre and 2 for 1 cocktail specials to accompany nail-biting live games and exciting pay-per-view sporting events.

Located in the downtown core of Playa del Carmen, it’s a top choice to watch soccer and hang out with locals. If you have kids in tow, bring them along. The whole family will love the lively, air-conditioned bar with attentive staff at La Taberna.

Open from 9am – 2am

We hope you found this Top 10 list of sports bars in Playa del Carmen helpful. Enjoy the game!