Manchester is a city that thrives on football, with two of the world’s biggest clubs at its centre and a vibrant legion of regional sides in the surrounding areas. Shopping and clubbing certainly hold their sway in the city but, more often than not, weekends and weekdays are dominated by the beautiful game. And while the divide of United’s red and City’s blue usually errs on the side of good natured, some establishments undoubtedly lean towards one more than the other - you’ll know when you find one. However, to show our impartiality, the list below is focused on venues that keep things neutral, where a well stocked bar and good atmosphere are a constant, and the screens are HD. And no streaming from dodgy Czechoslovakian websites, either.
Check out our guide to football in Manchester, too.