Whether you’re in it for the football or the cheap beers, there’s something for everyone at these World Cup screenings in Manchester.
It’s that time again, the World Cup is upon us and we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away here in Manchester. Fans are daring to believe that it could actually be coming home, so best make the most of it and soak up the magic at one of these World Cup screenings before the spirit of the nation, and the weather, turns.
1) Gorilla, Central
The bar under the railway arches will be showing all the big games on their cinema-sized screen for free. And in the spirit of giving the people what they want, they also promise deals on beers and burgers and plenty of disappointment. More info.
-56 Whitworth St, M1 5WW
2) Cafe Football, Old Trafford
The stadium-based bar and restaurant will be showing the games on several screens through the restaurant to ensure everyone will have an unobstructed view of the glorious football. Cafe owners have also created their own World Cup bingo, giving diners the chance to win free food and drinks. More info.
99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, M16 0SZ
3) Bierkeller, The Printworks
Home to Shooters Sports Bar, the Bierkeller Complex will be showing all the World Cup games on their big screens, with table service available for those who book early. And when it’s all over, revelers will be able to wander through to the Bavarian-themed Bierkeller to drown their sorrows, or celebrate (it’s definitely coming home), with Bier and Oompah music. More info.
The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS
4) The Trafford Centre, Trafford
Even Manchester’s much loved shopping centre is getting in on the action. Intu Trafford Centre will be showing select matches on their cinema-sized screen in the Orient, which is conveniently situated in the middle of the food court. More info.
Regent Cres, Stretford, M17 8AA
5) Manchester235, Central
Those who have been struck with Cup fever and don’t want to miss a second of the action will be welcome at Manchester235. The casino, restaurant and bar is open 24-hours a day and will be showing ALL OF THE FOOTBALL all of the time. More info.
2 Watson St, M3 4LP
6) Walkabout, The Printworks
The Aussie sports bar has gone all out to and will be showing every match on a 60-inch screen, with deals on food and drinks. They’ve even got face painting and props. More info.
The Printworks, Dantzic St, M4 2AD
7) The Patron, Northern Quarter
Not to be outdone, The Patron will be showing the games on their 70-inch screen and via a huge projector in their basement bar. More info.
42-44 Oldham Street, M4 1LE
8) The Fitzgerald, Northern Quarter
The vintage cocktail bar will be screening all 4pm games in their speakeasy drinking den. Perfect for low key football fans who want to escape the madness and enjoy the matches while sipping on one of their award-winning concoctions. More info.
11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB
9) The Courtyard, Central
Popular with students and locals alike, The Courtyard claims to be the best place to watch live sports in Manchester. With a plethora of screens, including one in the beer garden, fans will be able to bask in the sunshine without missing a second of the action. More info.
2 Chester St, M1 5SH
10) Hive, Central
As well as screening all the World Cup games, Hive will be hosting an afternoon of FIFA before the big final on July 14 with a cash prize for the top three teams. Entry into the tournament is priced at £5, with food and drink offers on all day. More info.
78 Sackville St, M1 3NJ.