The very best places to watch the 2024 Euros in Manchester

Watching the football? With your mates? And a beer? A feeling that's unmatched...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 30 June 2024

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Of course the Euros are important, but finding the perfect spot to watch them with your mates is even more so. Here’s our run down of the very best locations in our city, with loads of offers and freebies to take advantage of too. Take your pick, get a table booked, and avoid four years of social regret.

4TheFans street party-style fanzone at Progress Centre

Ardwick’s open-air party venue Progress Centre is hosting a unique street party style fanzone. While they’re normally known for their huge raves, made possible by a Funktion-One sound system, this summer they’re screening England’s knock-out matches. On a site that can hold up to 4,500 revellers, fans can get caught up in the action with anti-glare screens, bar and food traders, DJs, competitions and of course that world class sound system. Each match will welcome a different football legend to Progress Centre too. You can get tickets now.

£3.50 pints and other drinks offers at Almost Famous

We know and love Almost Famous for their raucous atmosphere and outrageous burger creations which inspired hundreds of imitators. At both their Manchester restaurants (one in the Great Northern warehouse, the other in Withington) you can catch all the matches throughout the tournament. To sweeten the deal there are some hard-to-say-no-to drinks offers including £3.50 pints, £12.50 pitchers and 2 for £10 cocktails during each game.

Camden Brewery happy hour and free pints at The Bay Horse Tavern

Northern Quarter stalwart The Bay Horse Tavern is going all-out on Euros offers, helped out along the way by Camden Brewery. They’re showing all 51 games, however far England get, and their happy hour game is strong. Before every weekday game there’s a happy hour where pints are £3.50, Guinness is £4, cocktails are two for £12 and doubles are £6. If you stick around for the whole match there’s a free pint of Camden in it for you afterwards. Nice.

Pints and the Fat Les vindaloo pie ‘Wigan Kebab’ at Bundobust Brewery

You can combine the best beers and the very best spicy gear during the Euros at Bundobust. You book in to watch all the England games for a fiver, which includes a Bundobust beer, glass or wine or soft drink. Then you can get stuck into the new Euros menu, including their collab vindaloo pie with Great North Pie Co, the Pie Pav aka the Fat Les, which comes served in a soft bap with a mushy pea dip. Also on the menu are gobi wings, the Hotbun Dog and Mogo Panenka chips – crispy cassava fries tossed in maple-chilli desi ketchup. Then at half time (or anytime really) try a Half Time Orange, a mix of made with tequila, triple sec and Aperol. It’s cumin home indeed…

Free pints and prizes at Cane & Grain

Cane & Grain, the Northern Quarter haunt known for bourbon, beer and barbecue-inspired eats is playing host to the official Budweiser taproom throughout the Euros. Expect giant screens and merchandise giveaways like t-shirts and skateboards (we didn’t say it had to make sense). Anyone who correctly guesses the first scorer will get a free beer, and they’ll be buy one get one free after the match, which means its worth sticking around whatever the outcome.

Big screens and all your drinks included at Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Manchester Craft Beer Festival returns to Depot Mayfield on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of July, bringing with it a chance to discover hundreds of beers from over 60 independent brewers, as well as talks and tours. With the quarter finals playing out over both days of the festival, where better to soak up the action? There’s food from Bundobust and Bone Daddies too, and standard entry – which includes all your drinks – is £57.

An immersive fan park on a huge scale at Diecast

There are fan parks, and then there’s Road to Victory. Once again, the mega beer garden that is Diecast plays host to this unique combo of gigantic screens, immersive lighting and music and well as pre and post match entertainment. They say it promises to be electric, and we can’t say we disagree. Different tickets and packages are available, depending on the level of luxury you want from your viewing experience.

Exclusive lanes for England games at Dog Bowl

Swap footballs for bowling balls and book out a lane at Dog Bowl to watch the footie. The folk over at the lanes on Whitworth Street West will be showing all of the games throughout the championships, with burgers and booze a plenty. For England matches, you can book your own screen and two hours of unlimited bowling too. All other games you’re free to walk up.

The Collective Football Party at Hello Oriental

One of our favourite foodie spots in all of Manchester will screen all the England games at the Euros this summer. Street food haven Hello Oriental at Circle Square will get in full party mode for the fixtures, showing every kick of the England games on three massive screens. The Collective, made up of DJs G2, Marcel Stevens, DJ Win, Yemi, Six7, and DJ Rohxn, will also be getting everyone in the spirit of the game with pre and post-match tunes – think hip hop, R&B, dancehall, and, of course, some football classics too. Guests can fuel the celebrations with 2-4-1 cocktails and deals on prosecco and lager pitchers. Not to menu the sprawling menu from its various pan-Asian kitchens.

Drinks offers that are music to your ears at The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Watching the football. Going to the chippy. Two British institutions brought together in harmony at Hip Hop Chip Shop. The Ancoats venue isn’t unfamiliar with pairing the unexpected – their whole thing is fish and chips and experimental music – that’s why we know their Euros screening will be fun. All England matches will be screened inside via an 8ft projector and state of the art sound system normally reserved for pioneering DJs. There’ll be drinks offers too, and better chips and gravy than you usually get at the footy.

Football meets private dining at Hawksmoor

If you want to go all out, we can think of no better place to do so in your own private dining room in Hawksmoor. With a guaranteed great view, a decadent dining experience to share and your own dedicated serving team, this is one way to seriously elevate watching the footy. There are various packages available, depending on just how much you want to push the boat out.

Go all-out with live music and DJs at Freight Island

Of course Freight Island are hosting a full venue takeover for the Euros, featuring live music and DJs. We’d expect nothing less. Standing tickets are free, but you can also reserve tables for groups of 6 and 8, which promise a smugness-inducing unrestricted view of the big screens. Fancy your football viewing experience a little less rowdy? There’s a family zone in the Plant Room too.

Drinks offers and an al fresco party vibe at The Lawn Club

The Lawn Club brings the Euros to Spinningfields on their (literally) unmissable 13ft screen. Teaming up with Lucozade, the venue will be serving up pints and pitchers of cocktails in their ultimate Euro fanzone, showing every single game in the tournament. Tickets are available from £10, going up to £25 for the very best seats in the house. It’s the perfect spot if you fancy your footy with a relaxed party vibe.

Big screens on NQ64’s covered terrace

NQ64’s outdoor space is a neon-bright hub of retro cocktails and very occasionally, gorgeous sunshine. For the Euros they’ll be installing big screens on the terrace, which is equipped with heaters and a retractable roof if the weather doesn’t play ball. You’ll need to book a ticket to watch England play, but you can just walk in for the non-England ones.

Live music and decadent drinks packages at The Oast House

When you think of having a drink outside in Spinningfields, you think The Oast House. No wonder then that they’re putting on a huge do for all the England games, complete with live music before kick off. Admission is £15 per person and includes a can of Madri. Feeling decadent? You can reserve a table for up to six people with an unrestricted view to the screen, sharing food, and a bucket of Madri on arrival and half time for £250.

Seek free pints in The Refuge

The Refuge on Oxford Road is an ever-impressive venue to socialise, eat and drink. Now it’s also playing host to The Official Manchester Union Lager Fanzone. You can catch all the England games in The Vault, and the first 50 people will receive a free pint of lager. There’s also other freebies like pin badges. You can book a free ticket to ensure your spot.

A limited edition Euros lager at Sureshot Taproom

If you fancy your football viewing experience a little more intimate, and at the more independent end of the scale, you can probably do no better than Sureshot Brewing Taproom. Located in an archway behind Piccadilly and amongst a cluster of brewery taprooms which includes Track and Cloudwater, Sureshot really are the craft brewers’ craft brewer. They’re showing all the England games, and some of the others too. Always inventive with their names, why not try  the soon-to-be-released Football Friend lager too. You don’t have to book, just show up.

Free beers, competitions and prizes at The Victoria Tap

The Victoria Tap, the pub which has transformed travelling from Victoria into an opportunity to have a great pint, is playing host to The Bitburger Fan Zone. The micropub, which has a cute little outdoor space too (they’ve even turfed it!), will have an open air screen and bars, as well as competitions and prizes including a free pint for the first 50 people to come down. For those who like to watch the trains as much as they like to watch the footy.

Big screens in the NQ at The Wayfarer

Elevated boozer The Wayfarer occupies an enviable position on the corner of Swan Street and Oldham Street on the edge of the Northern Quarter. We have it on good authority that the team will be installing brand new TV screens especially for the tournament, and it’d be hard to think of a location more in the heart of the action.

Giveaways and vintage shirts at Wilson’s Social

The Northern Quarter’s Wilson’s Social describe themselves as “a restaurant, bar, club and social space”, and their celebration of the first game of the Euros will certainly be creative. Teaming up with vintage kit purveyors Classic Football Shirts, Scotland v Germany (on Friday 14th June) is going to feature all the bar staff in classic Scottish and German shirts, along with offers on food and drink specials including bratwursts with sauerkraut, Irn Bru margaritas and steins of beer. You can win an original Germany 1994 Jurgen Klinsmann shirt, and there’ll be DJs too. Plus with the bar kitted out with TV screens, you can come back and watch every single one of the Euros games.

Free creative workshops on King Street

King Street are teaming up with The National Football Museum to explore the creative side of the Euros. The Art of The Game kicks off the first weekend of the tournament with a load of free workshops. Manchester artist Pete Obsolete will paint a live mural in homage to Euros 2024 while also inspiring customers to design and create their own fantasy football kits. The experts from The National Football Museum will judge a winning design, which will then be created for real. Mike Palowski from Flood Clothing Co. will be screen printing sustainable and organic pennant flags, and attendees will be able to custom their own football crest pennants too.