Don’t have tickets to the big game? Not to fear. We’ve rounded up just some of the best sports bars to watch the action (and score tasty snacks) no matter which Premier League team you’re rooting for.
The Porterhouse in London's Covent Garden
Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, The Porterhouse is definitely a must for anyone wanting to catch the big game. Take a seat and sip on Irish artisan craft beers from Porterhouse Brewing Company, whilst watching all the major sporting events on their big screens and TVs. Explore their three different levels and you'll also find a cocktail bar serving an eclectic collection of cocktails, as well as the Dingle Whiskey bar for those who enjoy a drop of the harder stuff.
Café Football in Manchester
If you’re a foodie with a football crush, head to Manchester’s Café Football for gourmet grub influenced by the spirit of the game. More than just a typical sports bar, this Manchester mainstay handcrafts its dishes from start to finish, taking inspiration from the sport itself. Feast on defensive nachos, midfield burgers, and attack sausage rolls—plus a few salads and vegetarian dishes for the health-conscious fans—while you sit back and relax with 13 supersized TVs and a pint of ale.
Sporting Page in London's Chelsea
Chances are, you’ve already hit up a secret speakeasy, a gastropub, and a trendy restaurant during your trip to London, but have you hit up a local pub? On game day, head over to the Sporting Page in Chelsea and watch some footie while taking in the local vibe of this neighbourhood pub. Sip a pint of seasonal brew, like Punk IPA or coffee milk stout, while you nosh on Welsh rarebit fondue or chicken, leek, and mash pie. During half-time, head to the front patio for some premiere people-watching, or nab one of the in-house board games and make some new friends. Loser buys next round, after all.
Shooters in Liverpool
If you want to watch the game in a party-like setting, then set your sights on Shooters in Liverpool when The Reds are away. Shoot some pool or play a little Xbox while you look at the jumbo screens—or book a £20 package to have a platter of food, a bucket of beer, and a free shot delivered right to your table. But word to the wise: since pubs tend to be packed during football season, it’s best to make a reservation in advance… or you’ll run the risk of missing out on table service and actually having to walk to the bar. The horror!
Liquor Vault in Stoke-on-Trent
Indulge your visions of cosy fireplaces, twinkling lights, and outdoor beer gardens while rooting for Stoke City at this recently refurbished neighbourhood joint. And with a name like Liquor Vault, you can indeed expect an extensive cocktail list (and a bottle of apple pie flavoured Moonshine behind the bar), as well as plenty of on-tap craft beers. On warmer nights, watch the game from the courtyard before retreating inside for a plate of nibbles.
Branded Bar & BBQ in Hull
Like your favourite underdog team, the city of Hull has definitely made a comeback in recent years—especially in 2017, where we’re celebrating 365 days of transformative arts and culture. While you’re in town checking out a new gallery exhibit or a live performance (here’s the full calendar of events), swing by Branded to show your Premier League pride—and score a plate of BBQ glazed pork loin ribs.
Craving even more Premier League action during your trip to Britain? Go behind-the-scenes of your favourite team by taking a stadium tour—we rounded up just some of the best!