The highly anticipated showdown between Mayweather, who has won all 49 of his professional boxing fights, and UFC fighter McGregor will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
If you don’t fancy coughing up for a 12 hour flight and then an extra £7,765 for front row seats, there’s plenty of places round Manchester that are preparing for the match in a big way – which means booze, big screens and plenty of bar snacks.
Printworks manager Hannah Smithies says they’re expecting die-hard fans to make a memorable night of it.
“This has turned out to be the biggest sporting event of the year so far, and it’s definitely the most talked about,” she said. “They’re two of the most controversial names in sport so it should be a brilliant fight, there’s been such a lot of build-up to it, I just hope they put on an incredible show for the fans. McGregor has got a massive fan base here and Mayweather is a real legend, so everyone’s really hyped up about this.”
Here’s a few places we recommend.
Not long now until Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.Join us at Victoria Warehouse where we will be live streaming the full event on the biggest screen in Manchester!Doors open at 10 with DJ's & live acts.Bar open til 5Tickets http://bit.ly/TridentLIVE
Posted by Victoria Warehouse on Friday, 11 August 2017
Victoria Warehouse is holding a special live screening of the Mayweather McGregor fight and if you’re one of those people who think size matters, this is the place for you. This venue, within pint throwing distance of Old Trafford, has a 1,500 capacity for fight night. They’re charging £5 for standing admission, £10 for unreserved seating or £250 for a VIP table of ten, which includes ten beers, two bottles of wine and hostess drinks service throughout the night. Not too shabby. Check out the video and get excited. Click here to book in.
Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1AB
This spot will be showing the game exclusively in their private 235 LIVE events suite. Timings will be confirmed once coverage start time has been released. Tickets are £30 per person (click here to book) and include access to the live screening, three bottles of beer and one free bet to play on blackjack or roulette. Hot and cold food will be available on the night too. Sorted.
Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP
Walkabout is putting on a stellar package of stateside fare to enjoy along with the biggest boxing match of the season. It’s a ticketed entry venue and these tickets are selling like the proverbial hot cakes. Expect plenty of hot dogs, burgers, fries and nachos and a healthy selection of beer to wash it all down whilst you sit on the edge of your seat. In fact, you get a free bottled beer with every ticket. Can’t say fairer than that.
Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AD
If you’ve been jonesing for Bratwurst and beer to go along with the boxing, Bierkeller has got your back – try saying that after a pint or two. The place has all sorts of Bavarian treats to keep you munching throughout the match. There are plenty of big screens too, so you can be sure that you won’t miss a thing. They are doing packages for £20 which includes admission, guaranteed VIP table seating to watch the fight and all the build-up on their huge screen, food and beers and there’ll be some standing room too. What more could you want? Book here.
The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
The Green is the ultimate sports bar, complete with 27 screens, and this time they’re hosting a boxing bash that’s definitely worth leaving your living room for. Expect a feast of pub favourites and ice cold beers. The venue also boasts floor to ceiling screens (so you don’t have to worry if you forget your specs) and a brilliant canalside beer garden for those rare sunny Manchester days.
Bridge House, 26 Ducie St, Manchester M1 2DQ
Tib Street Tavern
Tib Street Tavern is small but perfectly formed and independent too – and the atmosphere is always buzzy. If you fancy watching in the comfort of your own booth, you can grab one for you and ten of your mates for £100. If you don’t fancy coughing up that kind of cash, entry is a tenner after midnight and only three quid after 10pm. Before that, it’s free for all.
Tib St, Manchester, M4 1LG
Black Dog NWS
Black Dog is famed for being the perfect dig for night owls so it’s the perfect spot for late night sport. Enjoy a cocktail or two and game of pool as the boxing drama unfolds on HD screens. You can also tuck into some delicious American-style snacks and wash them down with an eclectic selection of beers. Cheers.
11-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP
Dive Bar is a tried and tested option for any kind of game watching. It’s run by the owners of The Milton Club and they know how to put on a good night. The dimly-lit venue is hosting big screens, American-style food and plenty of drinks offers. They’re open all night so you won’t miss a second and there’ll be plenty of pre and post-match shenanigans too.
Tib Street/Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1SH