We look at six 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 six popular sports bars that will have the Super Bowl. And these six sports bars have a total of 13 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.
Also, some readers asked about U.S. sports like NFL football available with sound in English. So, the sport bars were contacted and the article was updated with information if the sports bars have sound in English available.
Here’s our list of six popular sports bars in Medellín, including the one that opened in February 2018 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 2018 and has become popular. Furthermore, the official grand opening was on Friday, February 2, 2018, 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. So, I went to check it out on the opening 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.
Sound in English available: Yes
Phone: +57 312 730 1735
Address: Calle 10 #35-33, located a couple blocks from Parque Lleras in El Poblado.
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.
Sound in English available: Depends, at times yes but also at times no.
Phone: +57 4 4488440
Address: Carrera 37A # 8-44, in Parque Lleras in El Poblado
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.
Also, Patrick’s normally has a Thanksgiving meal each year. For Thanksgiving in 2018, Patrick’s for 80,000 pesos had homestyle turkey with mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, mixed veggies, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, plus pumpkin pie or apple pie.
Sound in English available: Yes, normally on the weekends but not all sports.
Phone: +57 4 3115607
Address: Carrera 37A # 8A-43, in Parque Lleras in El Poblado
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: Medellin Beer Factory
Medellin Beer Factory is a popular restaurant and sports bar with two locations with indoor and outdoor seating plus a large bar. Also, you can watch sports on several TVs. And there is an American-style pool table in the back of the larger restaurant.
This is a popular location to watch sports and a manger told me for the 2018 Super Bowl they had a big crowd with 350 people.
Medellin Beer Factory has two locations. One is located in Parque Lleras and the other location is larger and is nearby on Calle 10.
Medellin Beer Factory also has a number of regular promotions. For example, on Wednesdays they have 2 for 1 wings. Also, additional promotions are frequently posted on the Medellin Beer Factory Facebook page.
Phone: +57 4 311 2806
Address #1: Calle 10 # 35-16, El Poblado (the larger location)
Address #2: Carrera 37A #9-9A, Parque Lleras, El Poblado
The Menu at Medellin Beer Factory
Medellin Beer Factory has some good food available. For example, on the menu are chicken wings with 12 different sauces for 17,000 pesos for six wings, 28,000 pesos for 12 wings, 54,000 pesos for 24 wings or 91,000 pesos for 50 wings.
Also, there are five different burgers for 25,000 pesos each, four different burritos for 25,000 pesos each, three rib dishes for 27,000 to 35,000 pesos. And there are three different steaks plus pork, grilled chicken and salmon dishes for 28,000 to 34,000 pesos.
In addition, there are four vegetarian options, including a burrito and veggie burger for 9,000 to 22,000 pesos. Also, there is a Caesar salad or choose your own ingredients salad for 22,000 pesos. Medellin Beer Factory also has a number of typical bar-food appetizers like nachos, onion rings and chili fries.
On the drink menu at Medellin Beer Factory are over 50 different beers. There are 20 different imported beers that range in price from 8,500 to 23,500 pesos. Also, they have 16 different domestic beers for 8,000 to 10,000 pesos each.
In addition, the menu has five types of 3 Cordilleras beers for 8,500 to 9,500 pesos. And Medellin Beer Factory has four varieties of their own premium craft beer for 8,500 to 9,500 pesos. Also, the premium craft beer is available by the pitcher.
In addition, the drink menu has 16 different cocktails including five types of margaritas for 12,000 to 20,000 pesos each. And there are five types of sangria. Also, there are 12 different liquors on the menu with prices of 60,000 to 24,000 pesos per bottle or 6,000 to 14,000 pesos per shot.
Finally, the non-alcoholic drink menu includes alcohol-free craft beer, regular sodas as well as five flavored sodas, three types of lemonade and seven types of juices.
5. Sports Bars: 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 2017. 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 seven 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 seven locations in the Medellín metro area listed below:
- El Poblado: Carrera 43A # 3-Sur 92 – Local 207, Milla de Oro
- El Poblado, Carrera 38 #18-101, Mall Palma Grande, Tel: +57 4 3667248
- Laureles: Transversal 39b # 74-20, Tel: +57 4 4120767
- Envigado: Calle 20 Sur #27-55, San Lucas Plaza, Tel: +57 4 3136729
- Envigado: Viva Envigado Mall, Carrera 48 # 32B Sur-139, 3rd floor
- Sabaneta: Mayorca Mega Plaza, Calle 51 Sur #48-57, local 4063 in the new phase of the mall, Tel: +57 4 3730335
- Sabaenta: Mayorca Mega Plaza,Calle 51 Sur #48-57, located in the Bolera Mayorca bowling alley in the first phase of the mall
Sound in English available: No
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.
Six wings with one sauce is 13,900 pesos, 12 wings with two sauces is 26,900 pesos, 24 wings with three sauces is 51,900 pesos and 48 wings with four sauces is 89,900 pesos. Also, there is a family pack with 100 wings and 10 sauces available for 168,900 pesos.
Furthermore, the main dishes on the menu include several different hamburgers, ribs, three Mexican dishes and two salads. I have tried several of the main dishes besides the wings and they are good also.
The hamburgers range in price from 14,900 to 23,900 pesos, ribs cost 39,900 pesos for a full rack (24,900 for a half rack), the Mexican dishes are 18,900 to 34,900 pesos each and the salads are 19,900 to 24,000 pesos.
In addition, there is a big selection of snacks and appetizers including cheese sticks, French fries with cheese and bacon, mini-hamburgers, mini quesadilla, fried shrimp, Tex-Mex nachos with the snack/appetizer prices ranging from 7,500 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 a Malbec wine available with a price of 49,000 pesos per bottle or 9,000 pesos per cup and two types of sangria for 55,900 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.
6. Sports Bars: Fan Zone
Last but not least on this list is Fan Zone. Fan Zone is a sports bar in El Poblado located up the hills in the small Mall del Este mall. From this sports bar you get a nice view of the valley below. So, it’s a sports bar with a view.
In addition, this sports bar has more TVs than I have seen in any other sports bar in Medellín. It has over 25 TVs.
The owners have said that Fan Zone is a place that was inspired by the best sports bars in North America and Europe. It’s a popular sports bar for major international sporting events. And they have a fairly wide range of options on their menu.
Phone: +57 4 418 7474
Address: Carrera 25 #3-45, Mall del Este, Local 127, El Poblado.
The Menu at Fan Zone
Fan Zone has a decent sized menu with several options. The menu includes five different burgers for 19,000 to 23,900 pesos. Also, there are wings with five different sauces available for 15,900 pesos for eight wings or 28,900 pesos for 16 wings.
In addition, there are 10 different dishes with steak, chicken and salmon for 29,900 to 59,900 pesos. Also, there are four pasta dishes for 22,900 to 29,900 pesos and one salad for 29,900 pesos.
In addition, there are 10 different bar food types of appetizers on the menu for 11,900 to 49,900 pesos. And there is a kid’s menu with two options for 14,900 and 17,900 pesos. Finally, there are three dessert options priced at 12,900 to 14,900 pesos.
On the drink menu Fan Zone has over 20 beers available for 5,500 to 8,000 pesos each. Also, they have 18 different wines for 55,000 to 95,000 per bottle. And they have five sangrias available for 69,000 to 74,000 pesos for a pitcher.
In addition, on the drink menu are 25 different liquors available for 72,000 to 330,000 peso per bottle or 4,000 to 13,000 pesos per shot. And there are 15 different cocktails on the menu for 17,900 to 39,000 pesos each.
For non-alcoholic beverages they have several options including sodas, water, natural fruit juices, lemonades and Gatorade for 4,000 to 10,000 pesos each.
The Bottom Line: 6 Popular Sports Bars in Medellín
In the article above, we look at six of the most popular sports bars in Medellín with a total of 13 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. And these are 13 of the largest sports bars in the city.
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.
In addition, “Where can I watch U.S. sports in Medellín?” is a common question asked by expats. So, we included this question in our list of Medellín frequently asked questions (FAQ).
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Editors note: updated 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.
Editors note: updated on July 29, 2018 with updated menu options and prices at Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill.
Editors note: updated on October 2, 2018 with information if the sports bars have sound in English available.
Editors note: updated on October 6, 2018 with a new Sports Wings location in the new Viva Envigado mall.
Editors note: updated on December 17, 2018 with information from the new menu that has changed at Sports Wings.
Editors note: updated on January 30, 2019 to add Medellin Beer Factory, which has two locations where you can watch sports including the Super Bowl.
Editors note: updated on February 2, 2019 to add the Fan Zone sports bar in El Poblado. This sports bar replaces Randy’s Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill on the list, which has closed.