We look at five popular sports bars in Medellín, which are good places to watch major sporting events like the Super Bowl, World Cup, World Series or the NBA finals.
Several Medellin Guru website readers asked what are good places in Medellín to watch the Super Bowl. So, this article looks at four popular sports bars that will have the Super Bowl. And these four sports bars have a total of nine locations in Medellín where you can watch the Super Bowl or other sporting events.
There are many places in Medellín where you can watch the Super Bowl and other major sporting events. I asked several of my friends for criteria for a good sports bar in Medellín. So, in this article, we used the following criteria for choosing our popular sports bars in Medellín.
- A place that has sufficient televisions, so everyone can watch.
- Good food and a variety of drinks available.
- Well located, so it’s easy to get to. Also, located only in a popular neighborhood for expats (El Poblado, Laureles-Estadio, Envigado or Sabaneta).
- Attractive women, either employees or customers.
Note the above photo was taken at the grand opening of Ay Wey Bar & Grill, which is a relatively new sports bar in Medellín that opened in early February 2018, which we included in this article as it meets all the criteria.
Here’s our list of five popular sports bars in Medellín, including two that opened in February that many expats won’t know about. And these are in no particular order.
1. Sports Bars: Ay Wey Bar & Grill
Ay Wey Bar & Grill is a new place that opened in El Poblado in early February and it already looks to be popular. Furthermore, the official grand opening was on Friday, February 2, which means it opened just in time for the 2018 Super Bowl.
An expat I know that I ran into in Parque Lleras in El Poblado told me about this new place on Friday. So, I went to check it out and I was impressed. They had attractive women outside for the grand opening as well as many attractive waitresses. So, the place was pretty busy. I expect this place will become even more popular once word gets out about it.
Ay Wey is a bar/restaurant that serves Mexican food and it has a fairly full bar. In addition, it has many televisions for watching sports from around the world. Furthermore it is open from 7 am to 3 am. So, it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Phone: +57 312 730 1735
Address: Calle 10 #35-33, located a couple blocks from Parque Lleras in El Poblado and included in the map at the end of this article.
The Menu at Ay Wey Bar & Grill
Ay Wey Bar & Grill serves Mexican food. It has a relatively short menu with several Mexican items on the menu. There are five different tacos on the menu that cost 4,900 pesos each. And there are four different burritos on the menu ranging in price from 14,900 to 15,900 pesos.
Also, there is super nachos on the menu with tortilla chips, grilled beef, refried beans, sour cream, cheddar cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo, which is intended to share for three people. Furthermore, there are three appetizers on the menu ranging in price from 5,900 to 8,900 pesos each.
While I didn’t happen to see a bar menu while at Ay Wey Bar & Grill, they looked to have a fairly well stocked bar with several beer options and many liquors available. I saw several customers ordering margaritas and other mixed drinks.
Ay Wey Bar & Grill also serves breakfast, which I plan to return to try out.
2. Sports Bars: Hooters
U.S. based Hooters has over 430 locations in 44 states in the U.S. and 28 other countries. Hooters in the U.S. is known or its attractive waitresses. In Colombia, Hooters has restaurants located in Bogotá, Medellín and Cali. Reportedly the Hooters in Medellín opened in 2010.
Hooters in Medellín is a popular place to watch sports and they have many televisions. You’ll typically see the Hooters packed for major sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Cup.
I have been to the Hooters in Medellín several times in the past seven years with friends, mainly to watch sporting events. The experience and atmosphere is very similar to a Hooters in the U.S.
Phone: +57 4 4488440
Address: Carrera 37A # 8-44, in Parque Lleras in El Poblado and included in the map at the end of this article.
The Menu at Hooters in Medellín
The menu at Hooters in Medellín is similar to the menu you would find at a Hooters restaurant in the U.S. but with some additions. For example, I haven’t seen bacon wrapped wings at Hooters in the U.S. But Hooters in Medellín has them. And obviously you won’t find Aguardiente in the U.S.
The buffalo wings are the most popular item on the menu at Hooters. The original Hooters style wings or boneless wings are priced at 16,000 pesos for six, 25,000 pesos for 10 wings, 35,000 pesos for 15 wings, 45,000 pesos for 20 wings and 90,000 pesos for 50 wings. I have eaten at Hooter several times and they have good wings.
The other types of wings at hooters like the Daytona Beach Style wings or Bacon Wrapped wings are more expensive. In addition, there are 10 different sauce options for the wings.
There are many other items on the menu including burgers for 24,000 to 35,000 pesos; five different sandwiches for 27,000 pesos each; three different tacos options for 28,000 pesos and baby back ribs for 30,000 pesos.
In addition, there are 15 different appetizers on the menu including quesadillas, cheese sticks, nachos and fried pickles. The appetizers range in price from 15,000 to 47,000 pesos.
On the drink menu at Hooters in Medellín are 11 different beers ranging in price from 6,000 to 9,000 pesos. And a pitcher of Club Colombia beer costs 30,000 pesos. Also, Hooters has a fairly full bar with many cocktail and liqueur options.
3. Sports Bars: Patrick’s Irish Pub
Patrick’s Irish Pub is a large sports bar in Parque Lleres in El Poblado that enables customers to enjoy an American sports bar experience. This is the largest sports bar in this list with two floors. And it is very popular with expats and tourists.
Every Sunday during the football season in the U.S. they tend to have every NFL game playing on the televisions. And you’ll sometimes find some customers wearing their favorite team’s jersey. I have even seen preseason games there. You can also see college football, which is more difficult to find in other sports bars in town. You can find just about every sport here from MLB to UFC to NBA.
They also have daily specials from the extensive menu. I have been to Patrick’s Irish Pub many times and they have some really good food in my experience. In addition, they have a friendly staff that also tends to remember your face and name.
In my opinion, they excel with their boneless chicken wings, have some good pizza and their Irish meatloaf is exceptionally good. On the other hand, a few of their traditional Irish food items such as Shepard’s pie and bangers & mash were just okay to me.
Phone: +57 4 3115607
Address: Carrera 37A # 8A-43, in Parque Lleras in El Poblado and included in the map at the end of this article.
The Menu at Patrick’s Irish Pub
Patrick’s Irish Pub has a huge menu with many food and drink options. The food and drink menu is literally over 20 pages in length with so many things to choose from.
Patrick’s has wings that are really good. The boneless wings cost 23,000 pesos for 10; 43,000 pesos for 20 wings and 53,000 pesos for 30 wings. And the regular wings cost 25,000 pesos for 10; 45,000 pesos for 20 wings and 54,000 pesos for 30 wings.
The have many other foods on the menu. There are six different burgers with prices ranging from 28,000 to 40,000 pesos. There are 10 different Irish food options including Shepherd’s Pie, fish & chips and bangers & mash with prices ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 pesos.
There are also six pizzas with prices ranging from 21,000 to 32,000 pesos, three soups for 16,000 pesos each, three salads with prices ranging from 20,000 to 25,000 pesos and three desserts with pricing ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 pesos. In addition, they have over 10 appetizers on the menu ranging in price from 10,000 to 36,000 pesos.
Patrick’s Irish Pub by far has the biggest drink menu out of any of the sport bars in this list. For example, I counted over 80 different beers on the menu from 11 different countries. And I counted 32 different Whiskeys/Bourbons on the menu, 9 different vodkas, 10 different rums and 21 different tequilas.
The bottom line is that Patrick’s Irish Pub has a large bar with many options and some experienced bartenders. In addition, they even have several cigars on the menu.
4. Sports Bars: Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill is the newest sports bar in Medellín that opened in late February 2018. It’s located in Parque Lleras in El Poblado and is already quite popular.
Randy’s is a unique sports bar in Medellín, as it has a beach theme with decorations that include dolphins, nets, starfish, surf boards and much more. They even have piña coladas served in pineapples.
Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill is owned by expat Randy Cosman. Randy opened this new sports bar in February as he felt there wasn’t a sports bar in Medellín that made him feel at home.
Phone: +57 318 550 5570
Address: Carrera 39 # 8-58 in Parque Lleras, El Poblado, Medellín and included in the map at the end of this article.
The Menu at Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
Randy’s has a relatively small menu with several burgers, sandwiches and quesadillas that cost from 27,800 to 29,500 pesos. They also have wings – 17,800 pesos for six wings, 26,800 pesos for 10 wings, 47,800 pesos for 20 wings and 114,800 pesos for 50 wings.
In addition, on the menu at Randy’s there is a California Cobb salad for 27,800 pesos and a grilled chicken Caesar salad for 26,800 pesos.
Furthermore, there are eight different appetizers on the menu ranging in price from 15,800 to 33,800 pesos. The appetizer options include chili fries, chili nachos, potato skins, ceviche, cheese dip with chips, beef chili with crackers, guacamole with chips and homemade mozzarella cheese sticks with sauce.
Also, for dessert there is key lime pie, brownie with ice cream or apple pie with ice cream available for 12,500 pesos each.
On the drink menu there are seven different beers that range in price from 5,900 to 9,500 pesos. Also, on the drink menu are 13 different cocktails ranging in price from 14,500 to 25,500 pesos. The cocktails include margaritas, long island iced teas, mojitos, piña coladas, strawberry daiquiris and several others. The popular piña colada is even served in a pineapple and costs 25,500 pesos.
In addition, the menu has pitchers of sangria, mojito or margarita for 47,000 pesos. For non-alcoholic drinks they have pineapple juice and lemonade for 5,500 to 6,000 pesos.
5. Sports Bars: Sport Wings
Last but not least in this list is Sport Wings. Sport Wings is a good place in Medellín to watch sports while having some great wings. Sport Wings has some really great wings that are actually my favorite in the city. My father visited Medellín in May last. And he loved the wings at Sport Wings so much that he wanted to go back a second time.
I first discovered Sports Wings a few years ago when I was looking for a new location in Medellín to watch the Super Bowl with some friends.
Sport Wings is a popular chain of six sports bars in Medellín that is reportedly owned by a partnership of five Colombians. In addition, each location has many TVs that show sports from around the world, as they have DIRECTV service at each location.
Furthermore, Sport Wings has six locations in the Medellín metro area listed below and included in the map at the end of this article:
- El Poblado: Carrera 42N 3 Sur 81 – Local 207, Milla de Oro
- El Poblado: Calle 6A # 29-126, Mall Piazza Bella
- El Poblado, Carrera 38 #18-101, Mall Palma Grande, Tel: +57 4 3667248
- Laureles: Tv. 39b, Tel: +57 4 4120767
- Envigado: Calle 20 Sur #27-55, San Lucas Plaza, Tel: +57 4 3136729
- Sabaneta: Calle 51 Sur #48-57, Mayorca Mega Plaza, Tel: +57 4 3730335
The Menu at Sport Wings
The most popular option on the menu at Sport Wings is clearly the wings. Wings come with an option of 14 different sauces from mild to hot. I like spicy. So, I happen to like the two hottest sauces. We previously reviewed Sport Wings on this site.
The prices for the wings at Sport Wings are fairly reasonable. Six wings with one sauce is only 14,900 pesos, 12 wings with two sauces cost 28,900 pesos, 24 wings with three sauces cost 53,900 pesos and 48 wings with four sauces cost 53,900 pesos. In addition, there is a large family pack with 100 wings and 10 sauces available for 174,900 pesos.
The main dishes on the menu at Sport wings include three Mexican dishes, several hamburgers, ribs and two salads. The Mexican dishes are 19,900 pesos each, the hamburgers range in price from 13,900 to 20,900 pesos, ribs cost 37,000 pesos and the salads are 22,900 pesos.
Also on the menu, there is a big selection of snacks and appetizers including cheese sticks, French fries with cheese and bacon, mini-hamburgers, mini quesadilla, onion rings, Tex-Mex nachos and wings for three people with prices ranging from 10,900 to 21,900 pesos.
In addition, Sport Wings has a fairly full bar with several drink options. There are several beers on the menu including with prices ranging from 5,900 to 8,900 pesos. In addition, they have five different bottles of wine available with prices of 49,000 to 59,000 pesos and two types of sangria for 55,900 or 58,900 pesos.
Drink options include a fair selection different liquor options. Also, they offer three different cocktails, margaritas, margaritas with a Corona beer and a special Sport Wings cocktail with prices ranging from 19,900 to 25,000 pesos.
Locations of the popular sports bars in Medellín (click on marker on map for the address)
The Bottom Line: 5 Popular Sports Bars in Medellín
In the article above, we look at five of the most popular sports bars in Medellín with a total of 10 locations in neighborhoods popular with expats.
In each of these locations, you will be able to watch the Super Bowl and other major sporting events.
The bottom line is that sports are popular in Colombia. So, there are many other places in Medellín where you can watch international sporting events like the Super Bowl.
What’s your favorite sports bar in Medellín?
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Editors note: On May 7, 2018, added Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill to this article that opened in late February 2018 after this article was originally published.