The Six Nations is officially back from February 4, and luckily for us Mancs there are plenty of places to watch it with mates, from food hubs to sports bars. Pull up a seat in front of the big screen, order a beer and relax with our guide to where to watch the Six Nations this year in Manchester.
1. The Director’s Box
Screening all Six Nations games this February, The Director’s Box will be providing quite a luxe, laid-back space for guests to enjoy the matches – with craft beer, along with a range of small plates, sharing dishes and hearty grub as well as a bottomless brunch offering. The Director’s Box, 37 Booth St, M2 4AA.
Rugby fans will be able to retreat to Walkabout this February and March to watch the Six Nations games, with the Manchester Printworks venue serving beer in two pint-sized glasses. If that wasn’t all, you can grab yourself a Six Nations burger and book your very own Brewdog Keg to enjoy with your chosen Six Nations match. Walkabout, 27 Withy Grove, M4 2BS.
Sports bar on Deansgate, BOX, will be screening the Six Nations this season – with every match available to watch live. Plus, you won’t go hungry here as there’s an extensive menu filled with the likes of pre-match kick-off snacks, sharers, wraps, subs, pizzas, kebabs, burgers and loaded fries. There’s even a ‘champion’s platter’ to get stuck into featuring buffalo wings, mini shawarma kebabs, crispy popcorn chicken, mini cheeseburgers, mozzarella fries, nachos and dips. BOX, 125 Deansgate, M3 2BY.
All Six Nations matches will be screened at GRUB this February and March, providing a friendly, laidback atmosphere to enjoy with friends, alongside locally sourced beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and more, and a fantastic line-up of delicious street food. Tickets cost just £5, however, guests will receive this back via drinks vouchers upon arrival. GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, M4 4HF.
5. BrewDog Outpost
The Six Nations will screen at BrewDog’s Outpost bar on Oxford Road this season, starting with round one on February 4. Mini Kegs are available to order for your table, and the game will be shown on BrewDog’s own big screen for optimum viewing quality. Plus if you pre-book your table in the fan zone, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 bar tab. BrewDog Outpost, 144 Oxford Rd, M13 9GP.
6. Bierkeller/ Shooters
One of the Printworks’ thriving venues, the Manchester Bierkeller will most definitely be showing the Six Nations matches – with over twenty screens, three projector screens and a massive LED superscreen to watch the action on, the only decision you need to make is what drink to have. Enjoy cold beers, steins and pitchers, as well as 8-pint beer towers, stein cocktails and more. Guarantee a reserved seat for £10. Manchester Bierkeller, The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS.
Shack NQ is set to screen the Six Nations from February 4 until March 18 when the tournament ends. The sports bar is set to boast a thriving atmosphere, with screens and snacks galore. Gorge on hot dogs, fries and nachos in comfy booths as you watch every tackle, scrum, kick and line-out. Shack NQ, 69 High St, M4 1FS.