Top 8 Places to Watch 6 Nations Rugby in Manchester

This year’s 6 Nations Rugby is now well underway, and Pocket Manchester are here to help you find the best places to watch all of the action unfold in Manchester!

It can be quite a daunting task to try and find the best location to watch the game in Manchester, as there’s so many great choices to choose from, so we’ve gone to the trouble of narrowing it down to what we think are the top 8!

Manchester pubs are notorious for having a great atmosphere, especially during sporting events, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time wherever you eventually choose to go anyway – but here’s some of our favourties!

Bierkeller Manchester, The Printworks

The Bierkeller brings a new and unique element to Manchester’s city centre. With four concepts under one roof, this mega complex of food, drink, and entertainment will be sure to keep you satisfied, whether you are in search of a quick drink and lunch with colleagues, a place to watch the 6 Nations, or the full Bavarian experience; dancing on the benches and chanting Oompah songs are both included!

Mulligan’s Irish Bar, Deansgate


Mulligans is an authentic Irish Pub, owned and managed by Irish people. They are renowned for having a warm atmosphere, friendly staff and of course for the best pint of Guinness in Manchester. They have 9 screens across two floors, which will be showing the 6 Nations Rugby matches throughout February and March.

Walkabout Manchester, Deansgate

Walkabout Manchester

Walkabout are the original Australian brand and the people who first brought you the awesome spirit of Australia. They’re passionate about the Australian culture want to share it with you. Their homeland is as broad and diverse as their tastes, style and ambition. They’re creating new environments that share the best of everything Australian. From the best seats on the high street for sport, to the ultimate party venue, a chilled out place for friends to meet up by day or revel in our famous event nights.

The Footage, Oxford Road

Footage Oxford Road

The Footage is sat right at the heart of Oxford Road, and just a stones throw from the city centre. They boast two of Manchester’s biggest screens and a balcony to see them from in their unique cinematic setting. Footage also like to think that they have a little something for everyone; whether you’re sport watching, net surfing, craft loving, food nomming, cocktail drinking, pint sinking or just looking for some friendly chilling – they have it all!

Tib Street Tavern, Northern Quarter

Tib Street Tavern

A great sports bar for people who don’t like sports bars, this Northern Quarter bar shows plenty of live sports and is a great place to watch all the Six Nations action in Manchester. Don’t forget about their great range of beers either from plenty of locally sourced breweries.

The Alibi, Oxford Road

The Alibi Oxford Road

Local, national, international sports events – if it’s on, you should be in Alibi Manchester! Live sport events are shown at The Alibi Manchester and there’s a great offer for you and your mates! There’s coverage of sport provide by both Sky and BT on many plasma screens throughout the bar, so you can catch more than one game at any time. Why don’t you reserve an area to watch the 6 Nations and set up some snacks to enjoy during the game? You’ll have premium viewing access in the VIP area which caters for parties between 20-40 people, and a guaranteed spot to rest your pint whilst you watch the match.

Norwegian Blue, The Printworks

Norwegian Blue The Printworks

Settle down at Norwegian Blue to watch all the Six Nations action on one of their big screens. Add in comfortable seating, plenty of drinks deals and lots of sharing platters to soak up the booze; and you’ve got a venue not to miss out on when it all kicks off this month.

Joshua Brooks, Oxford Road

Joshua Brooks Oxford Road

Joshua Brooks isn’t really known for it’s sports, but the atmosphere created as the entire bar watches the 6 Nations on one large screen makes it unlike no other bar in Manchester! It’s as close as you can get to being in your living room, and the electric atmosphere, amazing pies and cheap booze make it a sure fire winner.

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