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Best Sports Bars and Pubs in Manchester

Picture the scene – it’s derby day, it’s raining (obviously) and you’re frantically looking for pubs in Manchester showing United v City before kick off. Sound familiar? Far from ideal isn’t it. Fortunately for you MatchPint, the UK’s No.1 pub finder, is here to solve your pub based woes. We’ve compiled a list of the best pubs Manchester has to offer and will tend to all your sporting needs. All the boozers below are top places to watch any sport with a pint in hand. Just click the links to find out a bit more about what makes them such cracking venues and get down to enjoy a game in front of the big screen. Alternatively, for a full list of all the sports pubs in Manchester follow this link.


Sports Bars and Sports Pubs

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Seven Oaks

5 Nicholas St

M1 4HL
01612 371 233
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A cracking pub that has its priorities well and truly in order. Sport (lots of it), good beer and decent grub you can eat with your fingers are the key staples of this boozer located just a minute away from the city centre's Piccadilly Gardens central hub. Four screens, gourmet burgers and hot dogs as well as free bloody WiFi make this a real favourite. Get down and check it out.

Lost Dene, Deansgate

144 Deansgate

M3 3EE
01618 399 035
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This pub shows everything from tiddlywinks to tennis, with three Sky boxes primed and ready to satisfy even the most niche of sporting pallets. And by gum is it well located, bang smack in the middle of Manchester's busiest hubs. If that isn't enough for you, the booze and food are very reasonably priced too.

Turing Tap

421-423 Oxford Road

M13 9WG
01612 731 490
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Don't be fooled by the overtones of academia in the name, this pub is made for sports fans. The list of channels is longer than Andy Carrol's ponytail, and the atmosphere is always spine tingling.

Pub/Zoo Manchester

126 Grosvenor Street

M1 7HL
01612 731 471
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Combining two places in one, the Pub/Zoo is guaranteed to meet your demands. Food and drink are served until at least 10pm, and the amount of live sport on the telly is enough to make any sports punter go weak at the knees. It's also in a great location, with a fantastic mix of students and locals popping in and out for their daily dose of Sky Sports entertainment.


Footage (City Center)
Grosvenor Street

M1 7DZ
01612 759 164
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Set in an old cinema, this great cave of a bar has literally put sport on the big screen. It has two massive ones, and two Sky boxes to ensure clashes are avoided. There is also a fantastic outdoor balcony which provides the best view for the footy or whatever is being shown. Free WiFi, charging points, printing facilities and heaps of great real ale at student friendly prices make this a huge favourite.

Skenning Bobs

Elliott Street

M29 8DS
01942 891 832
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With 7 screens and live sport shown in 3D, look no further than Last Orders on the Chorley Road for your match day pub outing. With everything from Sky Sports to At the Races on show, this pub caters for the needs of every pub-going sports fan. There is also a superb range of ales and lagers to quench your thirst, and a better than decent food menu. Don't miss it.

Black Dog Ballroom

11-13 New Wakefield Street

M1 5NP
0161 233 4031
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This mega-venue (3 floors of it) offers the discerning sports fan everything he could wish for. Plenty of screens, food served till (very) late, an award winning balcony, heaps of pool to play and even a private room you can hire, should you feel like making the game a VIP affair with your mates.

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