With the Euros starting this week, here’s a guide to help point you in the direction of a few good spots in Manchester where you can watch matches, enjoy some food and chill out with a pint after the long 90 minutes. With table bookings filling fast, it’s worth checking each venue’s site and socials before heading down to ensure they still have space. With that in mind, let’s take a look…

Sir Ralph Abercromby

Nestled just behind the Albert Hall lies the 19th-century stronghold pub, Sir Ralph Abercromby – or simply, the Abercromby. Known for its big outdoor seating area and huge TV screens for sporting events, The Abercromby is a sure spot to enjoy a cold pint over a heated match. It’s walk-ins only throughout the whole season too, so why not enjoy their traditional, no-fuss vibe alongside the beautiful game?

35 Bootle Street, Manchester M2 5GU
Hard Rock Cafe

Recently announcing that they will be screening every England game and the Final of Euro 2020 along with a load of tempting food and drink offers for family and Father’s Day – it will definitely all be kicking off at the Hard Rock Cafe this summer. With a high-energy vibe and a bustling atmosphere – choose the iconic rock ‘n’ roll venue for your footie needs this summer.

The Printworks, Manchester, M4 2BS
Great Northern Beach Club

Fancy a completely unique way of watching the game this summer? The Great Northern Beach Club will be showing the Euros on a huge projector in the main bar of their mambo-style Sunset Lounge. They are also now taking bookings for exclusive private beach huts, each fitted with their own 42” telly, a welcome drinks package and your own personal host so you can enjoy the game without any of the rowdiness, cocktail in hand.

Great Northern Square, 235, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Dive Bar & Grill

Check out this brilliant underground late-night bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter. With a heated and sheltered terrace and over 15 indoor ultra 4K HD screens so no one misses a thing – this bustling hub on Tib Street is sure to set you up nicely! They even offer their very own Sports Menu – fully equipped with mini cheeseburgers and Dive fried chicken to be washed back with ice-cold buckets of beer – perfect for post-match celebrations!

O'Shea's beer garden

Ready to screen every emotion, every minute and every goal is O’Shea’s Irish bar. Dubbed as being “home to Manchester’s coldest pint”, the iconic venue also boasts a huge outdoor beer garden – perfect for those plus 20 degree days we’ve all been lapping up! With a menu full of great match grub including traditional Irish food alongside vegan-friendly options – O’Shea’s is definitely where it’s at this summer.

Square One, Cakebread Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6HF
Chapeltown Picture House at Grub

Voted as Manchester’s best street food venue in 2019, Grub is proud to open their independent upstairs cinema, The Chaptletown Picture House, for all the England matches this season. With a promise of good vibes, good grub, good booze and an absolutely cracking sound system – why not check out this hidden gem in the backstreets of Cheetham Hill? Tickets are sure to fly out, so best be quick!

50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4HF
Bunny Jacksons

Home of the 20p chicken wing, the team at Bunny Jacksons have promised “If we’re open, we’re showing matches!” This kitschy sports tavern proudly serves zero-fuss American pub grub, over 100 American whiskeys and, of course, frozen margaritas. With a pool table, darts, and an arcade – you’ll never be bored in half time.

1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA
Fri 11 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
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Sat 19 Jun 2021