Manchester, home to two of the most successful premier league football clubs Manchester City and Manchester United played host to just about all major domestic, continental, as well as international football competition. It is lengthy host list includes the 1966 World Cup, 1996 European Championship, 2012 Olympic Football, 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, 2008 UEFA Cup Final, 1970 FA Cup Final, as well as the 1977, 1978 and 1984 Football League Cup Finals.
The city twice competed to play host for the Olympic Games the first in 1996 and then again in 2000, and in the same year hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games. To accommodate such a lofty list of events the city boasts numerous dedicated sporting facilities catering for these events, including the Manchester Velodrome, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester Aquatics Center, and the National Squash Centre.
Naturally, the city developed a large variety of venues catering to the social aspect of the attendees, competitors, and their support teams during their stay. As a result, Manchester offers visitors a huge number of bustling, energetic sports bars, and we take a look at a few of the best sports bars. All would create the perfect venue for an avid sports fan to place an online wager or two backing their favourite sports team or star without missing any of the action. If you are in dire need of an online bookmaker the best place to start looking for a reliable betting partner would be a premier online affiliate site such as Efirbet, their unbiased reviews and advice combined with a long list of trustworthy online sportsbooks make them a prime source of information on the subject.
An iconic Leeds based bar, The Brotherhood of Pursuits & Pastimes, recently opened a second branch in Manchester which provided locals and visitors with a sports bar unlike any other. With its doors off Albert, Square patrons can expect of all types of sports with coverage ranging from major football fixtures to wrestling, boxing, and athletics that caters to all tastes. Laser lights backed up by confetti cannons aid in creating a typically vibrant Manchester atmosphere where competent bar staff keep the drinks flowing and deliver American diner style food directly to your table.
If you have reason for celebration and feel the need for an energetic party atmosphere look no further than Shooters Sports Bar in the Printworks. Not only do they cover all the major games and events, but shooters also offer great happy hour deals and tend to go all out for those extra special occasions. If you are a boxing or Wrestlemania fan booking a table for food and drinks in advance may be advisable, with VIP seats inclusive should you make an advance purchase. Shooters also host fun promotional events where sporting legends come to meet patrons in the flesh.
With numerous others also catering to specific tastes and budgets several others receive an honourable mention, including The Green for dedicated golfers, Café Football its name tells you everything available in its two branches, Black Dog Ballroom – New Wakefield Street for students.