As you'd expect for a city which boasts United, City and Lancashire Cricket Club, there's many sports bars in Manchester where you can catch the game.
European, Premiership and International football is shown at most venues whilst rugby, cricket, tennis, snooker, golf and even gaelic football can be viewed at many of the sports bars in Manchester city centre.
There's a handful of bars boasting Sky Sports 3D, whilst most others show the games on large HD screens with Sky, ESPN, BBC, ITV, MUTV, Eurosport and even some foreign channels on offer.
Whilst most of the sports bars in the city centre show an allegiance to Manchester United, there's also a handful of Manchester City pubs and, with Manchester boasting the largest student population in Europe, it's likely that you'll have other fans alongside you to cheer on your own team.
Local neighbourhood bar based in the Northern Quarter, showing all the big games and sporting events on large screens. Offering a relaxed vibe for those who prefer turning up in their jeans and converse this is the perfect place to go to day or night. From lunch-time offers to afterwork drink deals, there’s something for everyone.
Sports bar with 12 large indoor golf simulators which also double as huge screens for NYE, XBox 360 games, private karaoke screens or Microsoft Kinect bowling lanes and dance booths. There's also pool and table football offering the full sports experience. Previously known as Golftorium
This no gimmicks Northern Quarter boozer opened in May 2012 and embraces the history and tradition of the area, combining a vintage pub design with contemporary features. Independently owned by three of the leading names in Manchester's bar scene it’s not attempting to be a theme bar and just offers a good old fashioned selection of beers, spirits and wines.
£2.8m karaoke bar & nightclub in Chinatown boasting lavish private rooms with state of the art equipment for groups of 6 - 30 people. If you dont fancy singing, there's a large cocktail bar and dancefloor boasting some of Manchester's best bar staff.
Follow all the twists and turns this football season on the roof terrace at Black Dog Ballroom NWS. All big games including the World Cup, Premier League and Champions League football matches shown on Sky Sports and ESPN will be on the new big screen projector on the covered roof terrace.
At the Bierkeller you will find 4 fantastic bars in one unique venue including, Shooters Sports Bar is every sports fans dream, with all live sporting action on show constantly across over 20 HD TVs and a huge projector screen from open till close (including 3pm Premier League matches) plus weekly Pool Tournaments and much more.
On the edge of the city centre and near The Printworks, you'll find the RBG cocktail bar at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel with its suntrap terrace, perfect for summer drinking. With the MEN Arena located just across the road, it's a popular pre-concert destination
Traditional Irish pub, hidden away behind Kendal's House Of Fraser on Deansgate, which is famed for selling the best Guinness in Manchester. Tradtional Irish folk music and cover bands perform at weekends and NYE including Premiership football, horse racing, rugby and gaelic sports make it popular with United fans especially.
Manchester's most lavish casino, boasting an amazing cocktail bar, VIP lounge, live entertainment room, 2 restaurants and casino gaming tables set over two floors and open to 6am, making it ideal for drinks both before and after the show. On the corner of Deansgate and Peter Street in the huge Great Northern Warehouse
Traditional pub turned bar on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter. A good choice of real ales and draught beers are complemented by a pool table, rooftop terrace and live sport, making it one of the most popular bars in the area. Recently refurbished, the ice white bar is lit by changing colours, giving it a more modern feel.
Large Marston's pub opposite Trafford Bar metrolink station, next to the cricket and football stadiums. Cask ales, drinks offers, pool tables, NYE and a patio barbeque help make this one of the busiest bars near Old Trafford on match days with Manchester United fans arriving in their coach loads