Where to watch Super Bowl LVIII in Manchester
Doesn't matter whether it's the footy, cricket, rugby, the NFL or otherwise, us Mancs love going out for a night of sport. Good job we've got plenty of places to do just that.
Game day is fast approaching and with the NFL scene getting bigger and bigger in the UK each year, more and more Mancs are left wondering where to watch the Super Bowl in Manchester.
The excitement’s really starting to build as we get closer to finding out who are two finalists are going to be but, first things first, you’ve got to pick where you wanna be come kick-off.
Luckily, there are a whole host of sports bars in the city centre that will be showing Super Bowl LVIII right through till it finishes around 3am UK time.
Oh yes, it’s a long old night but that’s why love it and if you’re still undecided as to where to go, here are a dozen places you can hunker down with some good grub and plenty of pints to watch it.
12 of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in Manchester city centre
1. Blues Kitchen – Deansgate
Blues Kitchen may not have been the first place that came to mind while you were wondering where to watch the Super Bowl in Manchester, but with big screens, live music from 8pm to keep busy during the build-up, as well as a brilliant booze and food menu, it simply has to be on this list.
We had an absolute ball in this place last year and we’ll definitely be coming back. You can book HERE.
2. Bierkeller/Shooters – Printworks
Arguably the epitome of the American sports bar vibe here in Manchester, Shooters Sports Bar in Printworks’ Bierkeller is practically an institution at this point. Having shown NFL games for years, their various matchday packages make this one of the best places showing the Super Bowl in the UK full stop.
They’ve even had the Sky commentary team over there in past seasons and it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for us. You can sort seats for you and your group HERE.
3. BOX – Deansgate
BOX Bar opened back in 2021 and has quickly become one of the most popular places to watch any sport in town and it’s not hard to see why either.
With massive pitchers and steins of booze, a banging food menu built for shuffleboard at the back and screens on almost every wall, including a massive NBA-style jumbotron screen, you won’t miss a second of the action. This one always fills up quickly so book now if you don’t want to miss out.
4. Calcio! – Northern Quarter
It may look like footy and games at first glance, but there is so much more to Calcio! over on Dale Street. From retro PS2 and Nintendo classics to some of the best burgers we’ve ever had, this brand-new sports bar has quickly become the go-to spot for hordes of sports fans.
Showing every from cricket and F1 to rugby, snooker and more, they’re one of many screening the Super Bowl in Manchester. They’ve also got a perfect new Tex-Mex-influenced menu to go along with it. If you’re interested in watching the Super Bowl at Calcio, you can sort your table/booth HERE.
5. The Directors’ Box – Central
Another all-time classic Manchester sports bar, The Directors’ Box just off St Peter’s Square in the city centre has plenty of pints, an absolutely mint menu full of sharing platters perfect for watching the game with your mates, as well as a pool table to keep you occupied during the breaks.
They’re even putting on a special menu just for the game. This is another one that packs out fast, so book now while you still can.
6. The Courtyard – Oxford Road Corridor
Given students are typically the ones that don’t tend to worry about sleeping/waking up at any particualr time, it’d be rude not to put a regualr uni haunt and Manc nightlife favourite The Courtyard on this list.
Not only is this one of the cheapest places for a night in town, possibly the country, but it’s yet another prime location to watch the sport. You are never, we repeat, NEVER too old for Courtyard and it never disappoints when there’s sports fans in.
7. Brotherhood – Central
The Brotherhood of Pastimes and Pursuits is another tried and tested favourite come any matchday and the team over there do a great job of building a proper atmosphere across their two floors when it comes to the Super Bowl.
It’s great a post-work spot any day of the week, let alone when there’s big events on like this. Food, pints, pool, table tennis and more. 10/10, no notes from us. Reserve your table HERE.
8. Tib St Tavern – Northern Quarter
No list of Manchester sports bars would be complete without Tib Street Tavern, one of the most popular in NQ or the city centre in general, for that matter.
With booths for you and all your mates to pile into, massive screens filling the walls and solid grub, this place is packed out noon till night, so give ’em a ring on 0161 834 1600 to sort your seat whilst you still can. They’ve also recently had a bit of a refurb as well so you’ll be comfier than ever this year.
9. Bunny Jackson’s – Jack Rosenthal/First Street
Nothing like the Bowl at Bunny’s. If you’ve ever been in this beloved wing-stop and rock-themed watering hole for an NFL game, you know that this place is pretty much the perfect place to be.
Arguably the best dive bar on the planet, (it’s us, we’re arguing it), and not just because the wings are 30p, there’s no bookings — you just rock up and try your luck and hope for laces out. Say no more.
10. GRUB – Green Quarter
In at number 10 is one of our favourite places in Manchester for hosting big events full stop, so it’s no surprise that it’s also going to be packed out for this year’s Super Bowl.
Prohecting the big game straight onto their in-house Cultplex cinema screens, not only will tickets set you back just a tenner but they also include a welcome drink and a hotor vegan dog — now that’s what we call gameday vibes. You can sort yours HERE.
11. Brickhouse Social – Oxford Road Corridor
If you popped into Brickhouse for the World Cup or even the Six Nations, you’ll know the bar, club, rooftop terrace and pool hall is really killing it when it comes to live sport at the minute.
Kicking off from 8pm and spreading across two of the three floors, this is one of the best places to grab a slice of pizza and a pint while watching the game. Better yet, their increasingly popular fan zone is absolutely free, you just need to email [email protected] or ring 0161 236 4899.
12. Shack Bar and Grill – Northern Quarter
Last on our list is another cult favourite amongst NQ frequent flyers, as not only do Shack MCR specialise in the all the very best kind of food you want whilst watching live sport — wings, fries, burgers, nachos etc. — but they’re even serving up special Super Bowl platters for the occasion.
They’ll be serving scran all the way up until 1:30 in the morning and although all the private booths have already sold out, there are still some tables left for Sunday, 11 February, so book yours now.
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Of course, it goes without saying that if we could chuck every one of this city’s wonderful pubs and sports bars on this list then we would, but we’d be here forever.
That being said, a literal dozen places to watch the big game in Manchester city centre should be more than enough to get you started — now it’s down to you to make sure you plan out the perfect Super Bowl Sunday for LVIII 2024. Just make sure you’ve got your arse in a seat before that first touchdown.
So, who’s going all the way this year then?
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