Where to watch the World Cup 2018 in Manchester
Full listings will appear in March 2018
As one of Britain's leading footballing cities, Manchester will become a hub of like-minded sports fans as they clamour to find the best bars and pubs showing the World Cup. With 32 countries battling it out to be crowned the champions of the world, you'll want to make sure you're in the best place possible to catch all the action. So when summer strikes, have a read of our list of the best recommended places of where to watch the World Cup 2018 in Manchester.
If you're looking for where to watch the World Cup 2014, Waxy O'Connors is exactly the sort of venue you'd aim to take in all the big games. With two large screens and an enthralling atmosphere, there's no better way to get stuck into the tournament. Whether you're there for the group stages or the final, why not enhance your experience with any one of their refreshing ales, lagers, wines or if you're celebrating, champagnes. This venue really should be sought out if you're looking to get involved with the football festival buzz.
Done with the jabbing of elbows when it comes to watching the World Cup in Manchester? Try something slick and sophisticated this year as The Milton Club present some of the most sought after footie screenings in the city. From personalised packages and private booths to spaces toting their very own HD screens, The Milton Club will be serving up a cool atmosphere and Brazilian chow, whether you're watch the England V Italy match, England V Uruguay or England v Costa Rica.
They may be one of Manchester's most hot to trot destinations for pocket friendly partying in the city, but that doesn't mean that Tiger Tiger don't have their eye on the ball. Literally. With this Brazil's World Cup season beckoning, Tiger Tiger are boasting a top notch selection of spaces to choose from. From HD availability in their Tiger Bar, to screens available in Opal, Raffles, White Room and more, you'll be able to catch the creme de la creme of football moments this year.
Gather your chums and get the carnival vibes on high as one of the coolest bars in the Northern Quarter prepares for one of the biggest sporting events on the footie calendar. Bringing on the big screens this summer, Black Dog Ballroom will not only be a bustle of fun footie hustle and showing all of the live England matches including the sizzling England V Italy game, they'll be providing free pizza at half time on all England games too.
A cool and classic casino known for their glistening interiors, unique events and hot to trot party vibes, Manchester235 open their doors this summer to one of the best sporting events of the year, none other than the World Cup. Showing all of the live games in their Vega lounge and oh so exclusive 235Live suite, Manchester235 will not only have the HD on high and the atmosphere buzzing, they'll be adding a little cool to football proceedings.
They're one of Manchester's most loved primates and their DJ nights, genuinely, are like no other in the city. But when it comes to football, Gorilla also take things a step above the rest. Not only will this lovable party monkey be boasting all of the big games on their, wait for it, cinema size screen, there's set to be deals on beers and burgers, DJs continuing carnival festivities well on into the night and a seriously buzzing atmosphere.
One of the most serious sports bars in Manchester toting one of the biggest collections of HD screens in the city, Shooters Sports Bar at Manchester Bierkeller will be a top destination to catch this year's World Cup. From their 3M x 3M large screen, to top selection of World Cup packages including their VIP package which includes serious seating, a dedicated waitress service, an American food platter and more at just £20 per head, catch all of the live games in serious sporting style.
Normally known for their top notch cocktails, there soon to be known for their top notch World Cup coverage. Bringing in a selection of screens for all the biggest, and best games, Manchester's Liquor Store will not only be lavishing the crowd with some of the best liquid fare in the city in a broody speakeasy style enviroment, they'll be amping up the atmosphere with one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar.
The Crown and Anchor situated in Manchester's Northern Quarter comes fully equipped with pool tables, real ales, live sport and a roof terrace, making it one of the cities favourite establishments to drink in. With a homely ambience, you'll find it easy to kick back with one of their cask ales and socialise with friends or family whilst spectating the football. With it's city centre location, The Crown and Anchor is very accessible so there's a high chance you'll encounter a thriving atmosphere.
Known for their ultimate ping-pong battles and party hearty affairs, Twenty Twenty Two are entering a new arena this summer in Manchester as the World Cup comes to the big screen. Set to showcase all of the top football action, Twenty Twenty Two will be showing the great games in all their atmospheric glory in a wholly cool, industrial setting.
The Tib Street Tavern prides itself on the sheer amount of sporting events they show. With its vintage pub design combined with more contemporary features, you can rock up and watch the football on any number of their plasma TV screens. Unrivalled when it comes to atmosphere, cheer your favourite team on in style with a selection of beers, wines and spirits from across the continent at your disposal.
Live sports have always played a large part of Mulligan's electric atmosphere, as you can count on them turning out a big performance for the 2014 World Cup. They will also draw an eclectic crowd giving you prime opportunity to sink one of their well crafted pints of Guinness with friends and stranger alike as you show cheer on your countries colours.
The World Cup only happens once every four years, so why not take to a destination in the Northern Quarter where they appreciate the golden game to no end? Banging out the HD projector this World Cup season, Montpellier's will be hosting the matches in their plush, brick laden basement alongside top deals including a hot dog and a bottle of Brahma for just £9.95, and a great selection of Brazilian inspired cocktails.
Located near Manchester landmark, Old Trafford, The Toll Gate has become a local for passionate football fans. Billed as the ultimate match pub, it's always bustling with sports fans and has a warm friendly atmosphere to it. With a large selection of cask ales to choose from and an array of food at your disposal, The Toll Gate extends you an invite you'll find too hard to turn down.
Providing a wealth of sporting coverage for you to enjoy, The Alibi should be amongst the top venues for watching the World Cup. With two sky boxes and a number of plasma TVs on show, this city centre venue allows for you to watch more than game at once. Whether you're celebrating your teams victory or commiserating their loss, The Alibi provides an impressive drinks menu supplying a range of lagers, local ales, wines and champagnes.