Big Screens Showing the World Cup in Manchester
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Manchester is one of the most important footballing cities in the world, with a host of incredible venues to watch all the biggest and best matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. There is no better way to celebrate and get behind the three lions than settling down in the best boozers in Manchester to watch Rooney and the lads on the biggest screens in the city. Get the beers in, and check out our recommendations for finding the big screens showing the 2018 World Cup in Manchester.
Last updated on 7th July 2016
Not known for its sporting prowess is Bierkeller in The Printworks. Little do people know though that Bierkeller also includes Shooters, one of the largest sports bars in the city. With huge 3M x 3M screens, cheap beer and an abundance of loyal England fans cheering on Rooney and the boys it's a guaranteed top place to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the big screen. Especially with their VIP packages in tow, offering guests a stellar sporting service for just £20 a head.
A seriously cool plot in the heart of the Northern Quarter, and we mean seriously cool, this is one hound that can't contain their football excitement. With a hot to trot selection of big screens showing a selection of live games including the sure to be sizzling England V Italy, Black Dog Ballroom NQ are not only providing a seriously cool atmosphere to watch the World Cup games, they're providing free pizza at half time on all England games.
Oxford Road's student offering is renowned for its incredible match day atmosphere for Premier League matches, and anyone who has been lucky enough to venture into the old converted theatre for a major international tournament, will know how into the footie, the punters get! Its two huge screens open up to the upstairs balcony, and accommodate viewing for the entire ground floor.
Party denizens with the line-ups and DJ names to match, Gorilla are heralded for their seriously cool shindigs and definitive cocktail menu. But how do they fare when one of the biggest tournaments in the world comes knocking? Pretty darn good we'll say. Not only boasting all of the big games on their cinema size screen, there's set to be deals on beers and burgers, resident DJs playing their way on into the night and a truly buzzing atmosphere.
Tropical and carnival? The two go hand in hand, right? That means if you're looking for a truly tiki endeavour to catch the World Cup this year in Manchester, then Lola Lo might be the destination for you. With big screens showing all of this year's live matches, and special Brazil themed shindigs planned in the lead up to all of the big games, Lola Lo is a truly unique destination to catch one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
A World Cup in Russia immediately raises concerns about our ability to watch all the action live, due to the time difference. The simple answer to that problem is to search our 24 hour bars with big screens in Manchester. Manchester235, the casino, restaurant and bar on Deansgate, is open 24 hours a day and is known for having an incredible match day atmosphere. So get in the spirit, get the pints in at the bar and settle in for some big screen World Cup action at Manchester235 in both the Vega lounge and 245Live suite!
Another student offering, but one that is often full with Manchester locals due to its abundance of screens, including one in the outer courtyard. The World Cup will attract big crowds to The Courtyard so we suggest you get down early to guarantee entry to the cheap, cheerful, sports mad pub just off Oxford Road. One of the best places to watch the World Cup on the big screen this summer.
A plush Parisian inspired bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Montpellier's are bringing a dash of Brazil to Manchester this World Cup season as they open up their basement for the truly golden game. With Rooney rumbles and Hulk kicks to be found on their large, HD projector, Montpellier's will not only boast the finest in sporting action, you'll be able to nab a hot dog and bottle of Brahma beer for just £9.95 during the match.
While Twenty Twenty Two's choice of ultimate sport has always been contained to ping pong, there's another event happening this summer that they dare not miss out on. Cracking out the big screen at their wholly cool, industrial plot, Twenty Twenty Two will be showcasing all the very best in World Cup matches, penalty misses and controversial footie antics.
Joshua Brooks is known for its thundering underground parties and wild student nights, however it is equally as great at creating a buzz on match days. With a screen large enough for the entire bar to watch at once, Joshua Brooks offers an atmosphere like no other. That coupled with real ales, pies and affordable prices, Joshua Brooks is a safe bet for everything we love about watching the World Cup on the big screen in Manchester with our pals.