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 six popular sports bars that will have the Super Bowl. And these five sports bars have a total of 12 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 five 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 most days from noon to 4 am. So, it serves lunch and dinner.
Sound in English available: Yes
Phone: +57 316 373 8211
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 2009.
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 17,900 pesos for six, 26,900 pesos for 10 wings, 36,900 pesos for 15 wings, 47,900 pesos for 20 wings and 115,900 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 12 different sauce options for the wings.
There are many other items on the menu including burgers for 25,900 to 34,900 pesos; five different salads for 24,100 to 27,200 pesos; five different sandwiches for 28,900 pesos each and five different seafood options for 29,300 to 34,900 pesos.
In addition, there are 14 different appetizers on the menu including quesadillas, cheese sticks, nachos and fried pickles. The appetizers range in price from 15,700 to 47,200 pesos.
On the drink menu at Hooters in Medellín are 11 different beers ranging in price from 8,700 to 10,500 pesos. And a pitcher of Club Colombia beer costs 33,000 pesos. Also, Hooters has a fairly full bar with many cocktail and liquor 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 frequently 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, this sports bar excels with their boneless chicken wings and some good hamburgers. Also, they have good thin-crust pizzas and their Irish meatloaf is very good. On the other hand, a few food items on the menu such as 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.
Patrick’s has some good wings. The boneless wings cost 25,000 pesos for 10; 45,000 pesos for 20 wings and 55,000 pesos for 30 wings. And the regular wings cost 27,000 pesos for 10; 47,000 pesos for 20 wings and 56,000 pesos for 30 wings.
Also, there are many other foods on the menu. Patrick’s has some good burgers and there are seven different burgers on the menu with prices ranging from 30,000 to 40,000 pesos.
In addition, there are five different Irish food options including fish & chips and bangers & mash and Irish meatloaf with prices ranging from 25,000 to 30,000 pesos.Also, there are also six thin-crust pizzas on the menu with prices ranging from 24,000 to 35,000 pesos, two soups for 18,000 pesos each and two salads for 25,000 pesos each.
In addition, there are 10 appetizers on the menu ranging in price from 12,000 to 32,000 pesos. Finally, there are three desserts for 12,000 pesos each.
Patrick’s Irish Pub by far has the biggest drink menu out of any of the sport bars in this list. There are 14 draft beers on tap priced at 10,000 to 12,000 per glass. And I counted over 60 other beers on the menu from 11 countries with prices ranging from 7,000 to 29,000 pesos.
Also, there are over 30 Whiskeys/Bourbons, 16 different rums, eight different vodkas, five different gins and over 20 different tequilas on the menu available by bottle or shot. In addition, there are over 50 cocktails listed on the menu with prices ranging from 15,000 to 41,000 pesos.
The bottom line is that Patrick’s Irish Pub has a large sports bar with many options and some experienced bartenders.
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.
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 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 12 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.
Editors note: updated on March 25, 2019 with updated menu options and prices at Patrick’s.
Editors note: updated on November 2, 2019 with updated menu options and prices at Hooters.