Best places to watch the football in Manchester

Did you know Manchester is one of the UK's best cities to watch football? With both Manchester United and Manchester City in action over the summer, we’ve gathered 7 of the best places in Manchester to watch a game. Don’t miss City’s clash at Chelsea or when United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford. Find a cool spot, grab a pint and cheer on your team!


1. Walkabout Printworks

Featuring deliciously classic pub food, a cool range of Australian beers and cocktails and a 10-screen video wall, Walkabout Printworks is one of the best places to watch sports in Manchester.

Walkabout Printworks

2. Twenty Twenty Two


A post shared by Twenty Twenty Two (@tttmcr) on

This hip industrial-themed space is an events venue and bar combined, which makes it an ideal spot to watch the football during the festive season. Why not go early and prep with a beer and a round of ping-pong?

Twenty Twenty Two

3. The Fitzgerald

Perfect for the discerning football fan, The Fitzgerald offers a quaint escape from the bustle and the noise of the city. Step into this quiet but no less energetic speakeasy and catch the game on the big screen. Classy concoctions at the ready!

The Fitzgerald

4. The Green


The best way to play golf

A post shared by philrobbo6 (@philrobbo6) on

The Green is more than just a brilliant sports bar—it’s also got an indoor golf booth. Add to that a karaoke booth, Xbox, pool tables, foosball and a massive floor-to-ceiling screen and you’ve got one of the best places in Manchester to watch United and City in action. If the sun is shining wrap up warm and go early for a spot in the beer garden.

The Green

5. All Star Lanes

Grab a seat at the coolest bowling alley in town and watch United run riot and City cruise to victory (hopefully)! Steeped in classic American style, All-Star Lanes in Spinningfields is perfect for bowling and watching the match. Bring your friends and get a bucket of 5 beers for £15.

All Star Lanes

6. Dive


A post shared by Dive NQ (@divenq) on

Recently named the number 1 venue in Manchester to watch sport by Sky Sports and Carling, Dive has an abundance of ultra HD TVs for your viewing pleasure. Pull up a comfy leather chair and try the special Sports Menu for size.


7. Impossible

Boasting one of the biggest sports screens in all of Manchester, Impossible’s amphitheatre is the place to be if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere during the game.

27 Mar 2020(last updated)