It’s notoriously difficult to find a pub or bar showing the football in Manchester city centre. Even wearing a footy shirt can be a bit of burden, giving doormen a tickle. Here’s a round-up of the top five pubs and bars that welcome any football fan on match day and cater for your every viewing need…
1. Tib Street Tavern
This no gimmicks Northern Quarter boozer opened in May 2012 and embraces the history and tradition of the area, combining a vintage pub design with contemporary features. Independently owned by three of the leading names in Manchester’s bar scene it’s not attempting to be a theme bar and just offers a good old fashioned selection of beers, spirits and wines.
74 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG
Montpellier’s Cafe & Bar is hidden in the heart of the Northern Quarter offering a wide range of French cafe style cuisine in relaxed surroundings. Set over two floors Montpellier’s offers an extensive range of wines, draught beers, and an ever changing cocktail menu. The downstairs basement hosts regular live events, including a HD screen for live sports, including premiership football.
42 Back Turner St, Manchester M4
3. Black Dog Ballroom NWS
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 football matches 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
United Irish pub, hidden away behind Kendal’s House Of Fraser on Deansgate, which is famed for selling the best Guinness in Manchester. Tradtional Irish folk music and cover bands perform at weekends and NYE including Premiership football, horse racing, rugby and gaelic sports make it popular with United fans especially.
12 Southgate, Manchester M3 2RB
5. The Bierkeller
At the Bierkeller you will find 4 fantastic bars in one unique venue including, 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.
The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS