Is there a better combination than watching some high stakes sporting action with a pint in hand?
Take a look at our guide to Angus’ finest drinking venues that provide both glorious, golden nectar and good cheer for sports fans.
We can’t promise success on the field or that silverware is on the horizon but good pints and company are guaranteed.
The Townhouse Hotel – Arbroath
Spacious and modern with plenty screens to enjoy the finest sporting action The Townhouse in Arbroath has the lot.
A solid selection of pints on draught include Italian favourite Birra Moretti and enough Guinness to satisfy an Irishman. Placed alongside a menu that will have the taste buds tingling before, during and after the match has finished.
The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming with a fleet of staff that provide efficient service.
Address: 99 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1DP
The Brechin Arms – Brechin
This pub sits pride of place on the main street in Brechin.
A small, cosy venue with a mixed clientele The Brechin Arms is a regular haunt of Brechin City football fans.
Equipped with an open fire this family run boozer provides a more relaxed backdrop for sports fans to kick back.
Choose your tipple from many a bottled beer or try out one of the real ales, which change on the regular. If pints aren’t your thing then the extensive cocktail menu might draw you in.
Come win, lose or draw, a night in The Brechin Arms is sure to be a good one.
Address: 44 St David Street, Brechin DD9 6EQ
The Osnaburg – Forfar
Boasting a fresh, more open-plan layout The Osnaburg bar in Forfar is an essential stop off for any sports fan heading to Strathmore.
Regularly hosting rambunctious fight nights, on the TV of course, the Oz is sure to fulfil any hunger for sporting action.
Whilst not the biggest premises on this list, The Osnaburg makes up for it with its atmosphere.
When the pub is packed and your team scores the cheers can be heard down the close and into the town.
Offering an extensive lunch menu for a pre-match bite the options on tap produce the essentials of Tennent’s, Guinness, Peroni alongside hipster favourite Punk IPA.
Address: 23 Osnaburg Street, Forfar DD8 2AA
The Attic Club – Kirriemuir
A stellar line-up of draught beers awaits visitors to The Attic Club with Birra Moretti, Amstel and Beavertown’s signature Neck Oil all on offer.
The industrial style of this Kirrie bar provides the perfect backdrop for a pint in the little red town.
Sitting high above the town, in the former dancing hall of The Ogilvy Arms Hotel, you can enjoy the match on either of the two projector screens.
Or opt for an individual booth, equipped with a TV, to provide a modicum of privacy for you and your teammates.
With regular live music providing a reason to stay out after the heartbreak of a last minute drama, The Attic is not to be missed.
Address: 2A St Malcolm’s Wynd, Kirriemuir DD8 4HB
The Market Arms – Montrose
With quaint snugs and plenty seats it provides a vibrant destination for viewing sport.
The greatest compliment to be paid is that The Market Arms would slot perfectly inside an Edgar Wright movie. Simon Pegg would not look out of place within its four walls.
It offers a wide range of lagers and lesser known ales, including Wooha Brewing’s blonde ale.
Address: 95 High Street, Montrose DD10 8QY