10 May 2016
Categories: Stag Sports
With exactly 1 month till the big kickoff in Paris, we have created a list of all the best pubs and bars in the UK where you can watch the Euro's this summer. This will be the first Euro's with 24 teams (expanded from 16), a plan to ensure all major nations would be present, however the Netherlands didn't get the memo, as they will be watching from afar this summer. England won all 10 of their qualifying matches and will be hoping to build on some impressive performances with our young stars. European champions Spain and World champions Germany are hotly tipped to win the tournament, however the United Kingdom is strongly represented, with England, Wales and Northern ireland all competing.
So if you haven't managed to get tickets for the games, take a look through our list for the best bar in your local area.
Popular among students, partly thanks to its great prices on food & drink, as well as its late closing times, the Gosta Green is also great for watching live sports. You can also reserve a table, to ensure you all get a seat, but remember these will book up quick so get in contact as early as possible. If the weather is good, then you can also head out to the beer garden to cheer England on in style.
Holt St, B7 4BG
Located on Summer Row, the bright red furnishing makes for a very futuristic look, while the red and white deco will perfectly match with everyone’s T-shirts, as the whole bar cheers the country on. A late closing time, some top drink deals and a 500-person capacity make this one of the best spots to watch the Euro’s this summer.
39 Summer Row, B3 1JJ
Another very reasonably priced bar on the list, this chain bar never fails to disappoint wherever you are in the country. If the game falls on a Monday then you can enjoy 50% off, while you can also hire out sections of the bar to avoid missing out on a seat.
Brindley Place, B1 2HL
Open 24/7, this bar is perfect for people who want to stay on after the game for a game of pool or darts. As a bar that regularly hosts stag groups and corporate events, they are completely accustomed to large groups, so no need to worry about turning up in large quantities.
21-22 Essex Street, B5 4TR
This award winning pub is predominantly known for its urban street art, however it is also becoming the go-to place for football every weekend. They have burgers to die for, while they also have plenty of other options if this doesn’t tickle your fancy. The bar shuts at midnight on most nights, with an extended closing time of 2am on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
34 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AA
The brilliant atmosphere is only topped by the great food on offer, I would put The World’s End as the top spot for watching the football in Brighton. This is partly due to the location being a little further away from the centre of town, meaning it doesn’t get too full.
60-61 London Rd, BN1 4JE
With multiple screens available, both downstairs and upstairs, the King & Queens is probably the most popular live sports bar in Brighton, so get there early if you don’t want to be disappointed.
13-17 Marlborough Pl, BN1 1UB
Known for its amazing Sunday roasts, its modern indie image and the place that every office heads to on a Friday night, it isn’t normally considered a place to watch the footie. However, whenever a major tournament comes along, such as the Olympics, Wimbledon, or indeed the Euro’s, it pulls out all the stops to create a great atmosphere. You also don’t have to go anywhere once the game ends, as they will often have a DJ setup and the standing area will gradually transform into a small dancefloor.
14 Black Lion St, BN1 1ND
Not everyone will be cheering on England, considering you’re in an Irish bar, but the atmosphere is great in this cosy pub, located just off West Street. It also serves the best pint of Guinness in Brighton (perhaps unsurprisingly), as well as live music and a great Sunday roast.
11-12 Boyce's St, BN1 1AN
Perfect if you’re in a big group, the Font will have one giant screen setup, viewable both from upstairs and downstairs. The food is very reasonably priced and the crowd definitely build an unbelievable atmosphere.
Union Street, BN1 1HA
Following on from a complete refurbishment, this sports bar is perfectly kitted with 2 giant screens, as well as plenty of wide screen TV’s, making this the top spot to watch the Euro’s this summer in Bristol. The cheap prices on drinks and food is a very much welcome added bonus, with some great special offers on each day.
40 Corn St, BS1 1HQ
With a 3am closing time on Thursday – Saturday, this is a very popular sports bar. They have 11 TV screens, meaning you should be able to find a good spot wherever you are in the bar. You can also expect a resident DJ after the games on Friday and Saturday nights.
41 Corn St, BS1 1HT
The staff always embrace the exciting atmosphere, with themed snacks at the last world cup. This is a traditional pub which has been around since 1871, yet it hasn’t failed to adapt to its customers’ demands and is also one of the largest bars in the city. The kitchen is also a top selling aspect, as many consider it the best pub grub in the West Country.
112 Wellington Hill W, BS9 4QY
Racks has TV screens throughout the venue showing Skysports in HD, plenty of seats available and are accustomed to large groups, so you can turn up with the entire crew. They also have a big projector screen setup for the big tournaments. This is a popular venue for everything from sports to wedding receptions, but expect it to be completely focused on the Euro’s during June. You should also take a look at their 2 for 1 deal on burgers, as well as their seafood options.
St Paul's Rd, BS8 1LX
While normally a bar filled with rugby fans, they will switch over to football while the Euro’s are on. The food was a big positive for this bar, with the rump lamb standing out in particular, while this is also a top spot for whisky lovers.
59 Baldwin St, BS1 1QZ
It says everything in the name. Shooters lives for sporting events, with areas of the bar available for hire, meaning you and your mates can get your own private section which can’t get pinched by anyone else. You could also book yourself a go on the pool tables, perfect while you’re waiting for the game to start or at half time. They have a great tasting American themed menu, as well as a Man VS Food challenge if you’re up to the task.
123 The Headrow, LS1 5RD
This two-floor gastropub is located right in the heart of the city and has a late closing time (1am on Friday’s, 2am on Saturday’s) meaning it is a top option if you want to carry on with the night. They also publish all the matches they will be broadcasting on their site, so take a look before the game to check for details.
157-158 Lower Briggate, LS1 6BG
If you’re on a tighter budget, the drinks and food menu are ridiculously well priced! Despite this being an Irish bar, you will find England fans in bulk, as they fill the bar to cheer on the country. If the game falls on a Thursday then you might find yourself struggling to walk out the door, with some great special offers on.
26 Great George St, LS1 3DL
Offering something a bit further away from the manic crowds of the centre, the Box has a number of screens available and is offering a deal during the summer months on 4 bottles of beer for £10. You can also hire out a private section of the bar if you want to watch the game just with your mates.
8 Otley Road, LS6 2AD
Combining comfortable seating to watch the game, with a riverside terrace and a pool table, the Aire bar is a popular option among England fans. Plus, if the game falls through the week, you can normally get a great deal on a beer and burger (enquire about the special offer for that day).
Sparrows Wharfe, LS2 7EW
Looking for a pub where you can chill out with your mates and enjoy the good things in life :- Beer, burgers and live sports? Well the Hope and Anchor has them all under one roof. The cocktail pitchers and beer flagons are particular highlights and mean that you won’t need to keep getting up for a new drink. Meaning more time drinking and more time watching England (try to) bring it home!
Maryland Street, L1 9DE
With a staggering 16 different beers on tap, there’s something for everyone at the Fly in the Loaf. And you’ll definitely be staggering if you manage to try all 16. Basically if you’re a beer lover who wants to watch the footie there’s nowhere better for satisfying all your tastes!
Hardman Street, L1 9AS
Rack and Dollar have taken everything great about the American sports bar and brought it across the ocean. The menu is packed with authentic USA dishes from ribs to nachos, all of which are best washed down with one of their 70 American whiskeys. This is coupled with a HD projector and whole lotta screens, so every seat is the best one in the house. There’s even an incredible VIP room with your own personal projector. It’s so good we’d almost forgive them for calling it ‘soccer’… almost.
Berry Street, L1 9DU
Styling themselves as an indoor campground, Camp and Furnace is a unique place to watch the football this summer. The warehouse space covered in Euro 2016 flags really captures the imagination and is the only venue in Liverpool able to capture the size of the occasion. The huge screens, communal atmosphere and great food and drink make you feel like you’re part of the action.
Greenland Street, L1 0BY
Perfect if you’re not right in the heart of Liverpool, the Brookhouse is a fantastic and friendly local that sticks to the basics and does them well. Hearty food, affordable drinks and live sport make this an ideal base of operations for your Euro 2016.
Smithdown Road, L15 5AE
If, like everyone’s favourite Swedish striker, you’re not headed down to Paris this summer. Why not attend an event in his honour? With arena style seating, stadium atmosphere, massive HD screens and arrogance on tap this is an electric way to see the Euros at a totally unique pop up event.
Infernos, Clapham High Street, SW4 7UH
If Carlsberg did sports bars… oh, wait… they do. Carlsberg Sports bar in the heart of the Empire Casino offers screens on pretty much every surface available, capturing every moment of Euro action and ensuring you don’t miss a red-card, penalty or goal. Coupled with made-to-order burgers and flowing drinks, it doesn’t get better than this.
Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA
Generally, if you’re looking for something a bit different, you head to Shoreditch. And that’s equally true of the Euros. Bar Kick is a continental style bar that’s covered with flags on the indoors, and it’s famous across London for its table football offerings, but don’t worry they’ll still be screening the real thing. Perfect for a different atmosphere than your usual sports bar.
Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE
As well as a totally unique ‘theatre-style’ seating to catch all the action, if you’re heading to Clapham Grand for the Euros you’ll also be watching on the biggest screen in all of the UK. A mega 24ft wide screen offers you a real big screen experience. Oh, and there’s also pop-corn and hot dog machines and – more importantly – tons of drinks to keep this party fuelled.
St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT
All the essential ingredients for a great sports bar are here. Two mega 75-inch ultra-HD screens, along with 12 smaller screens. A menu packed with burgers, chicken wings and other excellent bar eats. All washed down with plenty of craft beer, cocktail and rivers of spirits. It’s the ultimate experience to catch every match, every nation, every day.
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW 6 1HS
Nestled below The Printworks, Shooter’s Sports Bar is one of the biggest in the city. This means endless huge screens so you can catch all the action and plenty of pool tables to get a rack or two in before kick-off. Shooter’s is connected to the German drinking den and beer cellar Bierkeller, where both bars are spread across four floors. It’s the ultimate fusion of everything a footie fan loves – sports and beer!
The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS
Set inside of a former screening room and with unique cinematic views of two of Manchester’s biggest screens, The Footage gives you a truly epic view for when all the action kicks off on June 10th. Coupled with a menu stacked with sharer dishes, plenty of beer and an incredible big game atmosphere, The Footage is a match made in heaven with you to enjoy the Euros.
Grosvenor Street, M1 7DZ
The Green is top of the league when it comes to sports bars, having won awards for its fantastic offerings. This means you’ve got indoor golf, pool tables, an outdoor beer garden and more – and that’s before we’ve even started in on the football. There’s tons of screens, and if you want a more premium experience why not ask about one of their VIP match booths.
Bridge House, Ducie Street, M1 2DQ
Independently owned, nestled in the quirky Northern Quarter and with a drinks menu that includes over 30 bottled beers, but still boasting drop-down HD screens - the Tib Street Tavern offers everything that’s great about a ‘proper pub’, but with the fun and casual atmosphere of a top notch sports bar. Take our advice and go for the 4-pint pitchers.
Tib Street, M4 1LG
The original Black Dog Ballroom offers tons of room, plenty of pool-tables, loads of bar-foods and beers and an endless array of screens so you’ll never miss a moment. Even better, all throughout Euro 2016, they’re running a range of promotions such as free food at half-time, and whenever a British team scores.
Church Street, M4 1PW
Formerly known as Shearers, this is the bar located right alongside St James’s Park. There are some really decent priced drink deals available (happy hour is between 6-9pm), while the food is also great value for money.
St. James Park, NE1 4ST
Voted as the ‘best sports bar outside of a stadium in the UK’ back in 2014, it holds forty 42” screen TV’s, as well as a giant projector screen. The food options are also a step up, serving steaks and seafood, as well as your usual pub grub. Look out for the chicken wing special offers, they’re amazing!
Sandman Signature Hotel, NE1 4BT
With one of the biggest screens in the entire city, the Centurion is a popular option for football fans. Its appearance and architecture also take a lot of people back, with a stunning ceiling! They have an amazing selection of cask ales, while if the noise gets too much for you, they also have a small section near the rear of the bar (but get there early for a seat).
Grand Central Station, NE1 5DG
The Pacific House has 10 large screen tv’s, all showing the big games, therefore you can get a great view wherever your sitting in the bar. The addition of home-cooked food makes the menu an added bonus, while this is another bar with a great selection of cask ales, a popular trend on this list.
12-22 Northumberland Rd, NE1 8JF
Right at the top end of Bigg market, the City Vaults bar has a license to stay open till 3am, so you can celebrate (or commemorate) England’s results after the game. Vaults is known for two things, a huge football crowd when every Newcastle or England game is played, and one of the best party locations in the entire city.
13 Bigg Market, NE1 1UN
The name aside you couldn’t find a friendlier and better base of operations for this summer in Nottingham. An award-winning real ale and sports bar that always has a buzzy atmosphere, it’s the perfect location to post up for the Euros. Great pub and great atmosphere. What more do you want?
Timber Hill, NR1 3LB
No list of great places to watch sport would be complete without a Riley’s. With two HD projectors and 17 (yes, 17) LCD TV’s you’ll never miss a minute, regardless of how busy it gets. And between games you can head to the tables for a rack of pool.
Magdalen Street, NR3 1AA
Welcome to sports fan and partygoer paradise. With 22 screens, an endless drinks menu of cocktails, beers and spirits and tons of American style food, you’ve got a perfect recipe to watch the games this summer. And if you don’t want to risk missing a goal or red-card, take advantage of their booth packages (which include tons of drinks to get the good times flowing) and enjoy your very own hostess table service.
Upper King Street, NR3 1RB
Just minutes away from the train station, the Coach and Horse does it properly. The beer comes from the on-site brewery. The food is packed with delights such as the famous burgers, or the unmissable chilli, chips and cheese (perfect for stomach lining before kick-off). And the venue itself offers a friendly pub atmosphere to cheer England on in. It’s everything you’d expect from a pub; done perfectly.
Thorpe Road, NR1 1BA
If this summer is a proper summer and the sun makes an appearance, you’ll want to be at the Compleat Angler. Nestled on the river-side with space for outdoor drinking, it’s one of the most popular pubs in Norwich. And with everyone cheering England along it’ll make a fantastic big-event atmosphere.
Prince of Wales Road, NR1 1NS
At The Approach they’re all about letting people enjoy themselves in comfortable surroundings. And for your Euro 2016 this means tons of drinks deals, a hearty menu including 2-4-1 pizza, two HD TV screens along with five more 47 inch screens and full surround system. Basically it’s the place to be this summer.
Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ
There’s plenty of classic football combinations; Shearer and Sherringham; Cole and Yorke, but the best has to be a pie and a pint. It’s a classic proper footballing tradition. And it’s exactly what you’ll be sinking into this summer at a classic proper footballing pub - the Trent Navigation Inn. With cask ales, comfy seats and plenty of deals on food and pitchers you’ve found your home for the Euros.
Meadow Lane, NG2 3HS
Right in the heart of the city centre, The Major Oak is also right in the heart of the action for the Euros in Nottingham. It’s a favourite with many in Nottingham, and it’s range of ales, beers, wines and fantastic pub grub selection make it clear to see why.
Pelham Street, NG1 2EG
A proper Irish bar in Nottingham. If by any chance ROI and England end up meeting each other in the knockout’s this’ll be the place to go for a real football atmosphere. The rowdy but friendly atmosphere, authentic Irish feel and flowing drinks make this a fantastic choice for Euro 2016.
Derby Road, NG1 5BA
Whether it’s in your own private booth with HD screens or out at the bar tucking into a pub menu packed with all the usual favourites, the Southbank offers you a fantastic venue to watch the football this summer. It’s friendly atmosphere and cheap drink deals make it ideal for relaxing, putting your feet up and watching England bring it home.
Trent Bridge, NG2 5GJ
Remember, if you're hoping to book your stag do over the summer, we can help with renting out a section of a bar, so give us a call for a quote and we will endevour to help offer you the best package for your group.
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