Where to watch the World Cup 2018 in Manchester

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. 

Last updated on 19th February 2018

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Manchester235

5 user reviews

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, 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

Waxy O'Connors Manchester

64 user reviews

If you're looking for where to watch the World Cup 2018 in Manchester, Waxy O'Connors is exactly the sort of venue you're looking for. With two large screens and an enthralling atmosphere, there's no better way to get stuck into the tournament. Add in any one of their refreshing ales, lagers, wines or if you're celebrating, Champagne, and this Irish bar becomes the ideal setting for the game.

Happily Affordable
The Printworks
Pub

Tiger Tiger Manchester

9 user reviews
Tiger Tiger Manchester
Free Guestlist Entry before 11pm and 4 other offers available.

They may be one of the city's most pocket friendly partying paradises, but that doesn't mean that Tiger Tiger don't have their eye on the ball. Literally. With this 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.

Happily Affordable ££
The Printworks

The Liquor Store

8 user reviews

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 environment, they'll be amping up the atmosphere with one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate
Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
50% off food Mondays and 8 other offers available.

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 is the place to watch the football in Manchester, and is showing all of the live England matches. With their great selection of cocktails, beer and food, you'll be more than happy to watch it all here.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Gorilla

346 user reviews

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 festivities well on into the night, and a seriously buzzing atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Manchester Bierkeller

2 user reviews

One of the most serious sports bars in the city toting one of the biggest collections of HD screens in the city, Shooters Sports Bar at The Bierkeller will be a top destination to watch the World Cup in Manchester. From their 3M x 3M large screen, to top selection of VIP packages, catch all of the live games in serious sporting style.

Happily Affordable ££
The Printworks

Tib Street Tavern

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Walkabout Printworks

1 user reviews

Walkabout are known for three things: being Australian, having wonderfully cheap drinks, and being the place to catch sporting action. So if you want a place to watch the World Cup in Manchester their swarm of HD TVs, giant projector screen and amazing atmosphere will ensure you have the best time.

Happily Affordable
The Printworks

The Crown & Anchor

1 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Piccadilly
Pub

Mulligans

1 user reviews

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 2018 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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate
Pub

The Toll Gate

1 user reviews

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. 

Drinkonomical £
Trafford Park
Pub

The Green

5 user reviews

As a premier Manchester sports bars, you'll find an atmosphere which'll go hand-in-hand with the frenetically paced football on show. Situated right in the city centre, this Piccadilly bar comes fully equipped with 11 x 11 ft screens which spread across two floors, as well as two bars and an extensive food menu. Gearing up for the World Cup, The Green will also sanction special days to accommodate for the greatest show on earth.

Happily Affordable ££
Piccadilly

Twenty Twenty Two

2 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

The Milton Club

16 user reviews

What better way to watch the world cup in Manchester than at The Milton Club? With exemplary service, wonderful interior, and an excellent array of whiskies and cognacs, it offers a great alternative to your usual football pubs.

Splash the Cash £££
Deansgate

Great food and great drinks make The Director’s Box an ideal setting as a Manchester bar to watch the World Cup. Not only does this nice bar offer up a delicious food menu of sharing boards and burgers, the bar delivers a tasty selection of gins and beers. You’ll struggle to find better front row seats.  

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester
Pub

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