Curious about Esports in general?

If this is the case, then you have to check out The Cooldown. It’s your one-stop source on all-things esports, including the best events that you cannot, and should not, miss.

But to put it simply, Esports refers to video games that are played in a highly organized competitive environment. These games range from popular, team-oriented multiplayer games, to single-player first-person shooters, or even virtual reconstructions of physical sports.

Esports is different from standard video gaming as it is competitive (human-vs-human) and usually has an engaging spectator element to it.  It’s just like what we see with traditional sports. Then there are the tournaments featured on The Cooldown, which usually consists of amateur or professional gamers competing against one another for a cash prize.

Why The Cooldown?

No matter where you are, they can help you! They have built a feature into the platform that lets you suggest events to your local bars. Following this, they will then contact the bars to get the ball rolling. So your favorite local bar could make one of these lists in the future!

Don’t be disheartened if you can’t find a venue near you on our list!  There are plenty more amazing bars listed on The Cooldown, which can be filtered according to your city!

But for now, these are just a handful of the BEST Esport bars that the UK has to offer:


  • Based in Shoreditch, Platform provides a premium experience; “wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, and cocktails”, alongside console and PC gaming options. Notably, there’s also always esports on the screens, for people to play or watch. It’s focused on ‘competitive socializing’ and being as inclusive as possible

Upcoming events include Overwatch tournaments such as London Spitfire VS Dallas Fuel which takes place on the 7th of August.


  • With venues in Canary Wharf, Charing Cross, and Stratford, this is one of the top Esports bars available in London
  • Wanyoo’s mission is to bring gamers together in more meaningful ways and support teams passionate about pursuing greatness.
  • Wanyoo’s gaming services are second to none. All of the esports lounges offer an optimized computer and video gaming configuration for a premier experience in plush surroundings. It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy all of the latest and greatest gaming experiences
  • Wanyoo has the most extensive collection of multipurpose esports gaming facilities, leisure services, and professional esports computer systems worldwide.
  • They cater to the esports community and casual gamers alike, offering a unique and entertaining gaming experience for all.

Previous events include Mario Kart tournaments such as the Grand Prix which took place on the 28th of July with first place taking home £50 credit.

Belong Arena

  • Based in both Stratford, and Oxford Street these venues are the perfect destination for parties, casual gaming, and taking part in the latest Belong esports tournaments!
  • Each station is equipped with a high-end gaming pc, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles to satisfy all of your gaming needs.

Not London-based? No problem. Belong Arena also has venues in Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, York, Leicester, Glasgow, and more!

Or if Belong Arena isn’t the one for you, try All-Star Sports Bar with venues in Exeter, Weston-Super-Mare, and Bristol and described by The Cooldown as the best sports bar in town.

So there you have it! Your ultimate guide to the best Esport venues and bars in the UK. Whether you are an esport amateur or advanced gamer- you do not want to miss a trip to these locations!