It’s almost time for the event of the season – and while we don’t exactly follow the NFL here in the UK, we certainly enjoy the spirit of it. The highly anticipated game will see the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs – with a halftime show that promises to be one to remember. We’re talking an epic performance including Rihanna – one of the most unmissable line-ups since Lady Gaga’s performance back in 2017. Here’s our guide to where to watch the Super Bowl in Manchester this year.
GRUB will be showing the big game on the big screen on February 12, providing the perfect chill spot for mates to enjoy. Kicking off from 8pm, guests will be able to enjoy beers, cider and more alongside a special menu from Juke Burger including chicken and vegan cauliflower wings. Tickets include food, a choice of drink, big screen surprises, gaming and entry to GRUB’s cosy cinema to watch the game from 11:30pm. Get tickets here. GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, M4 4HF.
2. Brickhouse Social
Brickhouse Social’s very own fanzone is set to be a fantastic spot to catch the Super Bowl this year, with tonnes of late night pizza slices and drinks offers all spread across two floors. Plus, it’s free! Kicking off from 8pm, the bar will be transformed into a super-sized fanzone with full uninterrupted coverage, red zone commentary, DJ’s, loads of free pool, 12 huge screens, a specially designed sound system and an unrivalled atmosphere. Get tickets here. Brickhouse Social, 11-13 New Wakefield St, M1 5NP.
3. Dive Bar & Grill
The highly-anticipated match will be playing live at Dive Bar & Grill on February 12, with 22 huge 4K screens dotted around the venue – making sure viewers don’t miss a thing. Serving buckets of beer, tasty small plates and even a special Super Bowl sharing platter, guests will be well fed and watered throughout the game. Get tickets here. Dive Bar & Grill, 12 Tib St, M4 1SH.
4. The Brotherhood
Each and every Sunday, The Brotherhood showcases NFL games – so it’s no surprise that they’ll be providing refuge for the Super Bowl, too. There is still some space available for the event that you’re not going to want to miss, but be quick, as this one tends to fill up fast! There’ll be space for walk-ins available on the night, too, alongside nachos, burgers and plenty of beers. Request a table here. The Brotherhood, 2 Mount St, M2 5WQ.
5. BOX Bar
This Manchester sports bar is geared up ready for the Super Bowl this year, providing a fun atmosphere and plenty of bites and beers that promise to bring the “true American spirit”. Think pizza and pints, competitions and prizes, alongside tons of tasty American grub. Walk-ins will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis but you can secure a table here. BOX Bar, 125 Deansgate, M3 2BY.
6. Shack NQ
Shack NQ is set to screen the big game from 10pm onwards with a special set menu to enjoy. The sports bar is set to boast a thriving atmosphere, but be quick in grabbing tickets to watch the Super Bowl at this Manchester venue. Tickets are from £7 and include a drink on arrival and you can get yours here. Shack NQ, 69 High St, M4 1FS.
7. The Blues Kitchen
The Blues Kitchen will be screening the whole game from start to finish on the big screen and of course the infamous halftime performance, this year headlined by Rihanna. The Blues Kitchen will be keeping the kitchen and bar open ‘til the early hours, so you can eat and drink your way through the game on American food favourites from the menu, including Buffalo Wings, Burgers, Ribs and more. There will be live music from 9pm, so get yourself down early to hang out and listen to some amazing Blues, Soul and Rock n Roll.
8. Bunny Jackson’s
Wing fans, rejoice, because Bunny Jackson’s in Manchester will be staying open for the Super Bowl so you can watch all the action. Serving their delicious wings til 1am, guests will be able to watch the whole game at one of Manchester’s best dive bars – and the best part? No bookings. If you still haven’t found a spot to catch the match, simply walk in to BJ’s on the day. You can also expect a specially-curated cocktail list for the occasion like Jack Daniel’s Fire Sour. Bunny Jackson’s, 1 Jack Rosenthal St, M15 4RA.
New Printworks venue Cargo has a live screening of the Super Bowl up its sleeves for February 12, and the huge venue is the perfect spot to watch with mates. There’s even a VIP Package consisting of unlimited popcorn, two drinks vouchers and a choice of burger or hot dog. Tickets start from just £1, and you can secure yours here. Cargo, Unit 5-6, The Printworks, M4 2BS.
10. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester has gone the whole nine yards with its Big Game night. Running from 9pm to late, fans won’t miss a second of the gridiron action as they blitz the Tailgate Menu created especially for the Big Game, featuring an all-star line-up of fan favourites including the likes of baby back ribs, Buffalo sliders, Tupelo chicken tenders and cheese fries. And for the ‘Extra Point’, there’ll be live music from Outfoxed, who’ll be playing a set of American classics; an appearance by the Salford Sirens cheerleaders – and free half-time popcorn. What’s more, there will be Budweiser bundles with five for £17.50 and 25 for £80.
11. The Dockyard
For those looking to watch the Super Bowl more MediaCityUK way than Manchester city centre, then The Dockyard has got you. Showing the full game from 11.30pm until 3am, the waterside bar will be able to transport you to the USA with its epic burger and hot dog selection as well as having the sound of the game fill the venue. It’s not the stadium but it’ll certainly do. The Dockyard, DockHouse, Media City, Salford, M50 2EQ.