Calling all supporters of the three lions… we’re sure you don’t need reminding, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock, the Euros kick off tonight in Rome! The first match will see Turkey and Italy go head-to-head, and Turkey have never won against the highly respected Mediterranean side throughout recent Euro tournaments, so it should prove to be a real nail biter. What could be better than following the stages with your mates at some of Manchester’s finest venues? No need to answer that, as we’ve put together a list to save you the brain ache. C’mon England!
Great Northern Beach Club
A new addition for the summer season, fans of the beautiful game can book a beach hut at Great Northern Beach Club on Deansgate. Enjoy the match on a 42-inch screen with 6 mates and a welcome drinks package included in the price too. A really unique and memorable way to watch the Euros.
Barca Bar, based in Castlefield, are offering tables up to a maximum of 6 people inside the bar, and with tickets priced at £10 each (including a free pitcher of Heineken or Coors), this is a total bargain. Once the game has finished head outside to enjoy the huge outdoor space.
This option has tonnes of space as they are spread across three floors and are situated behind Oxford Street in the city centre. These guys offer great footy food in the form of juicy burgers, cold beers and even a shaded roof terrace perfect for catching warm-weather games. Post-match, why not have a game of pool whilst you debrief?
This Northern Quarter gem is definitely worth checking out since its recent renovation. You’ll be met with over 15 huge screens, a cold beer and a menu of American shack style food, ideal for sharing whilst you cheer on Southgate’s squad.
I mean obviously, this had to be on the list. The bar is based in the football-themed hotel and owned by ex-England and Manchester United legend Gary Neville, so it seems only right we gave it a special mention. Expect football-inspired cocktails and even a food menu based on the sport.
Tucked away in Trafford, this venue couldn’t be more perfect to enjoy the tournament from, as they’re home to the UK’s largest screens as well as a bar and picnic-style eating. Grab a bench with your pals here but hurry as they’re selling fast!
Known for their Irish bar on Princess Street, O’Shea’s recently opened a second site in Ardwick, near Piccadilly Station where visitors can enjoy pints under their giant pergola (which has covers for typical Manc weather conditions) whilst enjoying views across the city. In addition to the live music and street food promised over the summer months, the Euros will also, of course, be shown.
Another great central spot made for meeting friends for food and footy is Impossible MCR. Games will be screened on their sun-soaked terrace with plenty of seating and an extensive drinks menu of cocktails, beers, gins and wines. Head to the indoor gin den after the final whistle to celebrate! (Or drown your sorrows…)
After a difficult past year, this could be the perfect way to bring us all back together through sports; celebrating our respective countries, and we really do think this could be the year it’s coming home!
Let us know which venues you’ll be hitting up for each match, as we’d love to see selfies of you and your squad across the city this summer, so make sure you share those via our social channels.