Where to watch Euro 2024 in Manchester

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Danny Jones Danny Jones - 6th June 2024

We’ve been waiting all year for this to come around – well, two whole years actually: Euro 2024 is nearly upon us and we’ve been thinking about where in Manchester to watch it ever since 1 January.

For many people, major tournaments are massive milestones; they become synonymous not only with years but definitive periods in their lives and they’re also one of those rare moments when a nation can all share in genuinely lasting and special memories. Even if it does usually end in heartache…

But not this year, we have faith. England’s squad is one of the best in the entire competition and we’ve come so close in recent years that we’re not just going to settle for expecting the worst. That being said, you best get plotting out where you want to watch the Euros in Manchester now, and we can help.

Brace yourselves, this particular list is such a beast we’d consider sticking it at centre-half.

30 of the best places to watch the Euros in Manchester city centre

1. Road to Victory – Diecast

Straight off the bat, we’re starting with the smash-hit success of Qatar 2022 and that’s the massive Road to Victory fan zone by AIX Live, set to welcome thousands of England fans in Manchester this summer. It might have moved location since its debut but you really don’t wanna miss out on this one.


Find out more details down below:

We watched most of the World Cup here and it was unreal.

2. Freight Island – Mayfield

Just over the road, you’ll find another huge space hosting Euros screenings this year: Freight Island and the free ‘Festival of Football’ fan zone. With live DJs, family areas, all the food and drink traders right on your doorstep and one massive screen, you can’t argue with any of that, can you?


Find out more HERE.

3. Society – Central

For more beer hall vibes, you might not have automatically jumped to Society when thinking of the best places to watch the Euros in Manchester (we’re usually just busy stuffing our faces in here) but with their big screen, rows of benches, not to mention the sunny spot next to the fountain outside, it’s a good one.

4. Black Cat Club – Central

In at number four is a relative newcomer to the Manc hospitality scene but one that we’ve quickly fallen in love with: it’s Black Cat Club over on King Street. With screens all over the shop to watch the game, darts, shuffleboard and table football, not to mention plenty of top food and drink, it’s well worth a try.


You can book HERE.

5. The Oast House – Spinningfields

One of the best beer gardens in Manchester; we can picture singing our heads off after a 3-0 win in here already. With Oast House’s main stage set to become the big screen for all the England games whilst providing plenty of booze and live music, you’ve just got to pray for the weather (and the results…)

You can secure your spot, including special VIP packages HERE.

6. Roxy Ballroom – Deansgate and Arndale

Next up we’ve got an old faithful and a long-standing favourite here at The Manc, it’s the wonderful Roxy Ballroom. With two locations to choose from here in town, both of which offer more games than you can shake a pool queue at, as well as great deals on food and drink, what’s not to like?

They’ll be showing every fixture possible, so get yourself down there. Walk-ins are welcome but bookings are always recommended.

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7. Point Blank – Deansgate

We can only hope the England forwards have better aim this tournament than we did at this place. In all seriousness, Point Blank just next door to Roxy’s is a great option for anyone who might want a slightly quieter place to watch the action in their own private booth without giving up the bonus of a big screen.

Virtual shooting, scran and some seriously good cocktails – we expect this place to book up most games once word gets out (whoops), so be quick about it.

8. Brickhouse Social – Oxford Road Corridor

Heading just off Oxford Road onto New Wakefield Street and the old Sound Control site, Brickhouse Social is fast becoming one of the best city centre spots to watch live sports, with their dedicated fan zones for big games and major tournaments like Euro 2024.

Boasting three floors of fun with plenty to keep you busy beforehand, at half-time and long after the full-time whistle blows, not to mention some great value package deals, you’d be a fool not to consider it.

9. The Courtyard – Oxford Road Corridor

From an ever-growing student fave to a veritable institution that we promise you’re never too old for, especially on matchdays, who doesn’t love a cheap pint in the beer garden before watching the footy on the box at The Courtyard? If you know, you know – and if you don’t, it’s a rite of passage.


You only have to look at the crowds that gathered for the most recent World Cup, regardless of the silly times the games were being played.

10. BOX – Deansgate

A third of the way in and it’s high time we name-drop arguably one of the most popular sports bars in Manchester and one we know will be one of the best places to watch Euro 2024 this summer. BOX is the only place with a proper jumbotron in town and you’ll struggle to find a wall without a screen, to be fair.

Massive steins of beer or cocktails if you fancy, shuffleboard and proper game day snacks, there’s no wonder it’s always so popular. You can enquire about a table HERE and they’re also running a fun competition where you can win free pints

11. Brotherhood – Central

From one regularly busy matchday spot to another, The Brotherhood of Pastimes and Pursuits (to give it its full name) is the ever-reliable sports bar that always enjoys a strong post-work crowd regardless but always manages to step things up for the big matches. Lots of screens, even more energy.

With two floors, ping pong, a pool table, darts and more, it’s got a bit of everything and you might just catch one or two from our office in there when England are on. Booking advised because this place gets just as busy as the previous one.


12. Calcio! – Northern Quarter

You can count on the twelfth man to suck in a goal and serve up some nostalgic vibes in here because Calcio is packed out with classic Italia ’90 footy shirts, retro video games available to play at the table, and plenty of booths for those who want group bookings. A seriously good gaff for the game.

With an in-house kitchen having popped in the form of Sampa, a stunning blend of Brazilian and British cuisine, you might get more World Cup vibes from the food but the main thing is it’ll be packed with England fans having a great time.

13. Director’s Box – Central

We could have just stopped at a dozen but we’re not even halfway done yet. Up next is another tried and tested Manchester sports bar that never lets you down – we just wish it was double the size because it’s always a good atmosphere but we can’t fit everyone in.

Great sharing platters, a great lineup on draught and great vibes. Learn more about their Euro 2024 deals HERE.

14. Bierkeller/Shooters Bar – Printworks

What sounds better than going into a German drinking hall and necking all their beer as we go and shine in their home tournament? Bierkeller in the Printworks is known for Bavarian oompah bands and dancing on tables, but it’s always been a great place to catch the football too.


Even if not, there are always their attached American cousins at Shooters Sports Bar literally in the same building if you don’t want to rub things in too much. Yes, we’re fully aware we’re getting too cocky so swiftly moving on.

15. Tank and Paddle – Printworks

Head a few steps further down the recently revitalised district and you’ll find their newest edition: Tank and Paddle, which recently replaced the long-standing Yates’ location and looks to be a belter already.

So-called for its big steins of tankards of beer and paddle pizza, there are lots of screens and plenty of room to cram in loads of England fans each game over the next month. Here’s a glimpse of it.

@the.manc There’s a new opening in the Printworks 🙌 Tank and Paddle is a brand new sports bar serving amazing pizzas, wings, burgers and pints #manchester #newopening #printworks ♬ Human Doing – Carly Pearl

16. O’Neill’s – Printworks

The Irish might not have made it to the Euros this year but they still know how to pour a pint and drink better than most of us, so it’s a good job O’Neill’s is joining the rest of Printworks in showing the games too, making the leisure hub one of the best places to watch the Euros in Manchester overall.

If you struggle to get in one place, you can always head next door and certainly wouldn’t be gutted to end up in this spacious sports-centric bar.


17. Walkabout – Printworks

And one more for good measure. Aussie-founded bar chain Walkabout might just be one of the most mixed crowds you’ll get for Euro 2024, as this longstanding late-night staple welcomes fans from all over the globe and all manner of sports every week.

Always cheap and cheerful, as proved by offering some of the best Euros deals we’ve seen thus far – free pints and 25% off food and drinks packages – you won’t go far wrong. You can book HERE.

18. Tib St. Tavern – NQ

Heading over to the Northern Quarter now and we have another classic Manchester sports bar that should serve as the perfect place to watch the Euros if you book in time and that’s the legendary Tib Street Tavern.

Screens all around, big booths for you and your mates, as well as a reputation for being a go-to place to watch the footy for years now – it was always going to be on this list. We wouldn’t risk just trying to walk in though; give them a ring to see if you can secure a spot for your game of choice.

19. NQ64 (NQ only)

Onto another neighbourhood favourite but maybe not necessarily a spot where you’d usually think to go and watch the game, NQ64‘s newly reopened and spaceship-themed beer garden is also turning into a fan zone once England take on Serbia in their opening game on Sunday, June 16.


With marquee coverage and overhead heating too just in case the weather does go all Britain on us, it won’t be a bad little spot to watch the games. And it’s not that little either – it’s pretty big actually.

20. The Lawn Club – Spinningfields

Hurtling towards the 90 now and we’ve got another sun trap suggestion for you over in Spinningfields. Set to give Oast House some competition this year, The Lawn Club over on Hardman Square has also turned their big beer garden into a fan zone this summer with one of the biggest screens in the city.

Check it out for yourself down below and you can find out about their packages HERE.

21. The Blues Kitchen – Deansgate

Next up is another one we’ve enjoyed the Super Bowl in for two years in a row now and are starting to think might be one of our new favourite sports to watch the big games in Manchester. Tickets to watch the Euros at Blues Kitchen are just £5 per person or merely a tenner if you want a spot in their private dining room and karaoke room turned personal viewing space.

It goes without saying that their ever-popular Southern-inspired food menu makes for great day matchday scran and with live music on before and after, you won’t need to go anywhere else. You can book your spot HERE.


22. English Lounge – Central

Heading even further into the city centre now and we’re opting for another no-nonsense pub that does all the basics well and won’t have you stretching those purse strings too far either. The English Lounge just across from Arndale Market is your standard boozer but it’s got lots of room and plenty of screens.

Booking might do you a favour but it isn’t necessary here, just turn up and try to sit in front of the biggest screen you can. Simple as.

23. King Street Townhouse – Central

For those of you wanting a more personal, bespoke and intimate experience watching Euro 2024, then King Street Townhouse‘s packages are right up your street. Not everyone’s so keen on rowdy packed-out pubs and many just want the feeling of their front room but with the room to fit all their mates in.

That’s where these guys come in, as you can book their immensely comfy and cosy cinema screening room for up to 20 people, complete food, drink, party essentials – the works. You can find out more down below.

24. Gasworks – First Street

Another place we’ve come to love watching the big games in is Gasworks over on First Street, not least because of the unreal selection of craft beer and ale they have on tap, plus the shuffleboard and darts boards to keep you busy in between the action.


They only have one big projector at the back of the venue but the crowd never disappoints and they also have arguably one of the largest communal beer gardens right on their doorstep with plastics able to be taken outside. It’s a go-to this summer, especially with the footy on.

25. The Seven Oaks – Central

How about we run through a few more faithful football-loving boozers that don’t need many thrills, eh? Well, that’s exactly what you’re getting with the Seven Oaks just on the edge of Chinatown.

Be it the often-trod ground floor or the big room upstairs, you won’t struggle for a view of the telly and the staff are as sounds they come. An old-school pub that never disappoints.

26. Sir Ralph Abercromby – Deansgate

A similar no-nonsense sentiment goes for the Sir Ralph Abercromby just down a Deansgate side road, where we spent much of World Cup 2022. With multiple tellies in the outdoor beer garden, which can also be covered when the rain comes, not to mention multiple rooms inside, it’s always packed.

It might usually be a Man United pub but come tournament time it’s all about the Three Lions. The pop-up hot dog van is a nice treat too.


27. The Waldorf – Piccadilly

The same goes for you Blues who are wondering where to watch the Euros in Manchester but wouldn’t mind a Man City-leaning location to make you feel that little bit more at home: The Waldorf just down from Manchester Piccadilly is perfect for live sport. Great pub grub too.

With the big room available upstairs too, this place will be packed out and is perfect for anyone heading into town on the train as it’s only a short walk down the approach.

28. Shack – NQ

For another potentially more low-key vibe that will still deliver plenty of solid food and drink, plus the potential for a bit more of a party vibe in the basement bar and events space, Shack Bar and Grill over in NQ is another great option.

Offering drinks packages from £20 per person, where your party enjoy their own private booth and screen, it’s very worth considering for small to medium-sized groups. Take a look at their offers HERE.

29. Joshua Brooks – Princess Street

Another old student stomping ground and Manc nightlife instituion, Joshua Brooks has sacrificed their old office space upstairs to make room for a whole new event space called the ‘Club House’.


With virtual darts to keep you busy during half-time, a shiny new bar and DJ booth for the post-match celebrations; multiple booths with individual screens for you to book with your mates, a private-hire space soon to debut in the back and one big ol’ projector, it’s looking like the perfect for the Euros.

30. Manchester Craft Beer Festival (limited-time only)

Last but not least is a limited-time-only offer that we’re now considering as a PSA for anyone already attending or debating grabbing a ticket for Manchester Craft Beer Festival 2024: yes, they will be showing the Euros.

All of England’s group fixtures take place this month, two of the quarter-finals take place during the first day of this year’s festival and you best believe we’re banking on Southgate‘s men making it further than that, so if you were tossing up between both previously then no need to worry now.

If you’re looking for a place in Manchester to watch the Euros where beer is a priority, this one might be for you.

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Now, if 30 different places where you can watch the Euros over the next month isn’t enough options for you then you’re expectations are far higher than they should be ahead of watching England at a major tournament.


We’re joking, of course. For once we’re feeling super positive going into Euro 2024 and have every faith in the boys, plus it goes without saying that there’s a laundry list of other top boozers and sport-loving venues in and around Manchester that’ll make for great places to watch the games.

Are we forgetting anything? Oh yeah, it’s coming home.

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