12 Places To Watch Football (And Other Big Sports Events) In Manchester City Centre

If you prefer to watch the big sports events in the company of others...

We’re getting to the business end of the football season and this year there’s the Euros, too. The Six Nations are coming, plus there’s the small matter of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th. If you prefer to watch the big sports events in the company of others, why not enjoy the game at one of these venues.

Dive NQ

Dive NQ Super Bowl Screen

Dive has only been open since the end of November but it’s already getting into the swing of showing all the big sporting events. With BT & Sky Sports packages, this venue offers bites & liquor alongside all the big games. Open from midday and closing late during the week and not till an impressive 5am at weekends, Dive is definitely on the ball when it comes to watching football, boxing, darts and Super Bowl. And they’re offering a hefty 55% off food all throughout February (excluding Valentine’s weekend 12-14th).

Tib St, Manchester M4 1SH

Shooters Sports Bar

Shooters Bar Manchester

Bierkeller has four fantastic bars in one unique venue. Shooters Sports Bar is every sports fans dream, with all live sporting action on show constantly across over 20 HD TVs and a huge projector screen from open till close (including 3pm Premier League matches) plus weekly pool tournaments and much more. Big match atmosphere guaranteed.

The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS


Walkabout Printworks Manchester

Australian-themed bar in The Printworks has loads of huge widescreen TVs, booths and booze. The food is pretty good too. 60” TV screens are perfect for catching the latest sports fixtures, as well as an authentic Aussie food and drink menu for you to enjoy. Front row seats can also be pre-booked for all major televised live sports events.

Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AD

Black Dog Ballroom NWS

Black Dog NWS Manchester

Follow all the twists and turns this football season on the roof terrace at Black Dog Ballroom NWS. All big games including the World Cup, Premier League and Champions League matches are shown on Sky Sports and ESPN will be on the new big screen projector on the covered roof terrace.

11 – 13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP

Dog Bowl

Dog Bowl Manchester

Super Bowl fans looking for a place to watch the games in Manchester need look no further. Dog Bowl will be showing all of the action live on its big screens on Sunday 7th February. Guests are invited to come, gather round and get comfy before it all kicks off at 11.30pm. Free food and special drinks deals at half time

For table/area reservations email dogbowl@blackdogballroom.co.uk or call 0161 233 4033

Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WW

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Manchester235 Vega Bar

If you want to watch the big events in luxurious surroundings, the Great Northern’s Las Vegas-style casino is the place for you. This lavish venue boasts an amazing cocktail bar, VIP lounge, live entertainment room, two restaurants and casino gaming tables set over two floors so there’s plenty to do when the game is over. And it’s open till 6am.

Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP

Pie & Ale

Pie And Ale Manchester

Pies, ale and football. What more do you need? And on Sunday, February 7th they’re throwing a Super Bowl Party on Sunday. Doors open at 10. KO is 11.30. Free drink on arrival, free American-style snacks including pretzels, pop corn and ‘chips’, and when you feel the need for something more substantial they’ll be serving traditional Super Bowl Sunday fare late into the night, including loaded hot dogs, buckets of wings and molten cheese nachos. And as an incentive to stay till the bitter end, everything on draught is free in the fourth Quarter! £5

Unit 1 & 2, The Hive, 47 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN


Mulligans Manchester

Irish pub on two floors hidden away behind House Of Fraser on Deansgate showing all the big sports events including Premiership football, horse racing, rugby and Gaelic sports. Traditional Irish folk music and cover bands perform at weekends. Serves the best pint of Guinness in Manchester, allegedly. Céad míle fáilte. That’s a hundred thousand welcomes to you.

12 Southgate, Manchester M3 2RB

Tib St Tavern

Tib St Tavern Manchester

No gimmicks Northern Quarter boozer which embraces the history and tradition of the area, combining vintage pub design with contemporary features. Not a theme bar, just a quality pub with a good old fashioned selection of beers, spirits and wines. Four HD screens guarantee you a great view of the game and one of the four screens is a large drop down HD projector screen that can be seen throughout the ground floor of the bar. Serves old fashioned, good value food.

74 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG

City Road Inn

City Road Inn Manchester

Traditional pub opposite the Hacienda apartments with several TV’s and drop down screens. And beer.

14 Albion St, Manchester M1 5NZ

Seven Oaks

The Seven Oaks Interior Tables Optimised

Another old school no-nonsense pub with character off Mosley Street. Four screens. Perfect if you fancy a Chinese after the match or if you want to pop into the Manchester Art Gallery and look at some paintings at half-time.

5 Nicholas St, Manchester, M1 4HL

The Green

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Sports bar with eight big screens plus indoor golf simulators and karaoke booths a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station.

Bridge House, 26 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2DQ


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