Best League Of Ireland Ground For Pre-Game Pint, According To Study

By Dave Simpson
Best League Of Ireland Ground For Pre-Game Pint, According To Study

For many football supporters, the match day experience is about far more than the game itself.

Most fans have their own pre-match rituals, whether that be placing a bet on the latest football markets, heading for a few drinks at the local pub, or grabbing a bite to eat at their favourite restaurant.

With the second half of the League of Ireland Premier Division season now under way, the research team at Gambling.com decided to find out which LOI stadium had the best pre-match local drinks experience. For this study, the team worked out how many pubs and bars are within a 0.5 mile walk of each LOI ground, as well as the average Google rating for each pub/bar, before producing a final ‘pre-game pint score’ for each ground. So, what ground came out on top?

Top Ten

A Gambling.com statistics chart.


Two different data points per LOI stadium were measured in an index, and each stadium was then awarded an overall score.

The data points that were analysed were:


  • number of pubs/bars (within 0.5 miles of stadium, according to Google Maps); and
  • average rating per pub/bar (according to Google).

All data was collected on 31 May 2023.

The full study can be found here.

About Gambling.com

Gambling.com is the flagship brand for Nasdaq-listed Gambling.com Group (GAMB), a provider of digital marketing services for the global regulated online gambling industry. The group publishes informational portals that offer comparisons and reviews of regulated online gambling websites around the world. Gambling.com Group is a media company and does not offer actual gambling services, but helps online sportsbooks and casino operators acquire players. The group was founded by Charles Gillespie (CEO) and Kevin McCrystle (COO) in 2006 and has offices in Charlotte, NC; Tampa, FL; Dublin, Ireland; and Malta.

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