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February 1, 2019

The Six Nations gets underway tonight with France's game against Wales in Paris. Scotland's campaign starts tomorrow afternoon as we take on Italy at Murrayfield.

We've rounded up a few suggestions for 5pm bars and restaurants that will definitely be showing the match. We advise booking in advance as seats are likely to be at a premium.

Top of the list is the spacious Brewhemia on Edinburgh's Market Street.

As well as showing the match on multiple screens, they are hosting The Sportsman's Brunch, a pre-match brunch and entertainment package that starts at 10.30am.

Tomorrow's event will feature a Q&A with guests Pietro Ceccarelli and Ross Ford.

Pietro is an international prop who has played rugby for top European side La Rochelle and Oyonax. Ross has made 110 test appearances for Scotland.

The brunches will run across all Saturdays throughout the Six Nations and will feature the live Q&A with different guests, plus the chance to win signed kit, game balls and a money can’t buy brunch with the hosts.

More info here.

March on Murrayfield

Alternatively, join the crowds marching on Murrayfield and see if you can squeeze into the Murrayfield Bar on Roseburn Street.

They will be showing all the games on their big screen and this venue has the added advantage of being so close to the stadium that you will be able to hear the crowd roar at every try.

Hear the roar

the Fan Zone at The Bothy in 2017.

the Fan Zone at The Bothy in 2017. Pic: Facebook

The Bothy Bar at Murrayfield Hotel is on Corstorphine Road and enjoys a similar proximity to the stadium.

They are running several hospitality packages as well as showing the game in the bar. And if the bar is too busy, visitors can soak up the atmosphere in the marquee.

Ghillie Dhu on Rutland Place (main pic from Facebook) is also likely to be popular with sports fans. As well as bookable booths, they have multiple projection screens, surround sound, plenty of beer and lots of Scottish scran.

Sticking with the West End, Teuchters Bar on William Street always attracts lots of rugby fans. The bar operates on a first come-first-served basis but their restaurant, Room in the West End, takes bookings.

Glasgow scores

And if you want to watch the game in Glasgow then the Finsbay Flatiron, or FF West End, on Woodlands Road would be a good choice.

The bar and kitchen's owners have strong links to the game and every match will be shown live.

We're not making any promises about this but their social media seems to be promising free pints every time Stuart Hogg, one of the owners, scores.