It's Super Bowl time and there's plenty of places to catch it in our fair city...
I’ve heard it from a reliable source that this year’s half time performance will be Greta Thunberg singing the Star Spangled Banner while ceremoniously kicking Donald Trump in the gonads. Best tune in for that alone…
If I had to design the most perfect place to watch the Super Bowl – it would be Bunny’s. The fizzy American lager flows like spring water in here, only interrupted by the occasional glass of bourbon or shot of Fireball. In addition they’ll be offering their wings throughout the whole game (starting at 10 bloody pence) and you can probably scran a couple of hot dogs too. Cowboy hat, boots and giant foam hand optional. P.S. – You don’t need to book a table, just turn up and have a brilliant time.
Bunny Jacksons, 1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA
Venture down into Dive on any day and it’s likely that they’ll be showing some form of sports, whether it’s Midget Tossing on Euro Sport 4 or the NFL on a Sunday. It’s FREE entry before 10pm (£5 afterwards) or you can book yourself a private booth with prices starting from £25 per person which includes food and drinks baby! Their super Asian street food ZUMU menu will be served until 1pm and if you get there early enough – they’ve got one of the best Happy Hours in town.
Dive NQ, 12 Tib St, Manchester M4 1SH
0161 826 3080
Student favourite (and mine) Courtyard is always a great bet for any sporting event because they hit all the main plus points that make sports at least 10x better than it should be. Cheap beers, food and a great atmosphere – everything you could ever desire. Add in free entry and you’re laughing.
The Courtyard, 2 Chester St, Manchester M1 5SH
Hard Rock Cafe
You probably couldn’t get any more American than the Hard Rock Cafe, a place where you’re most likely to see Uncle Sam drinking Coors Light with Elvis, and a Bald Eagle dancing on the dancefloor with some form of semi-automatic weapon. It’s goddamn USA baby! So naturally they’re showing the Super Bowl on their many screens. Get involved, order some burgers and embrace the full USA experience! P.S. – there won’t be any bald eagles or semi-automatic weapons in here – this aint Texas.
Hard Rock Cafe, The Printworks, Manchester M4 2BS
They’ve taken the decision to extend their licence down at Brewdog – just so that they can serve you up some cold IPAs while you watch a bunch of burly blokes run, jump and smash into each other for a full 3 hours. It’s FREE to enter and there will be a wealth of great beers on tap literally 1 metre away from you at all times. Perfect really.
Brewdog, Scottish Mutual House, 35 Peter St, Manchester M2 5BG
The Brotherhood Of Pursuits & Pastimes
Brotherhood aims itself as a bit more of an upmarket sports experience, and so it’s a great place to book a booth with your mates, tuck into some beers and scoff some platters while watching the Super Bowl. Everywhere you look in here there’s a screen so it’s nigh on impossible to miss out on any of the action.
The Brotherhood Of Pursuits & Pastimes
0161 839 0557
With the night kicking off from 11.30pm, MOJO is the place to go if you’re looking to enjoy ample amounts of food, extensive levels of cocktails and enough beer to fill one of those American-sized Big Gulp cups you find in 7-Eleven. They’re offering up 10x Heineken for £35, a Bucket of 30 Wings for £20 and a Beer & a Burger for a tenner. Everything a growing sports fan needs.
MOJO, 59 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
The Shack in the NQ is the perfect place to catch the Super Bowl this year, with loads of fizzy lagers on tap, plenty of fried food and loads of screens. It’s free entry before 10pm (and £5 after) and food will be served until 1am (with 20% off the main menu). They’ll also be offering 10p wings from 10pm until 1am too, alongside beer pong, pool, hot dogs and loads more.
The Shack, 69 High Street, M4 1FS Manchester