Where to watch the World Cup

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We have tried to round up information on those places which we can be fairly sure will be showing World Cup matches close to the Reception and Conference venues. Please bear in mind that the best places to watch a match are not necessarily places we would otherwise recommend for ambience, great food or great beer (the marvellous Lass O’Gowrie, pictured and listed below, is an exception).

World Cup aficionados might also wish to visit the National Football Museum during their time in Manchester, where besides the permanent exhibition there are temporary exhibitions on World Cup poster art, the relationship between design, football and Brazil and a set of portraits of England’s World Cup squad!


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In the vicinity of the conference reception venue
(John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Spinningfields)



Walkabout, an Australian-themed sports bar, Quay Street http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/manchester/sports/world-cup-2014

Mulligans Irish pub, Southgate (a side street off Bridge Street, parallel to Deansgate) http://www.mulligansofdeansgate.com



‘Fever Pitch’ fan park at the Old Granada Televison Studios, Quay Street (free but ticketed and pre-booking is advisable):  http://www.itv.com/worldcup/feverpitch



In the vicinity of the main conference venue
(The Renold Building)


O’Sheas Irish bar, Princess Street (large student-oriented Irish-themed bar with several screens)


Joshua Brooks, Princess Street (large, very student-oriented bar with big screens): http://www.joshuabrooks.co.uk

Lass O’Gowrie, Charles Street (great traditional pub with several screens, just behind the Joshua Brooks): https://plus.google.com/117975344462418748912/about?gl=uk&hl=en

Black Dog Ballroom, New Wakefield Street (modern bar and pool hall, just off the Oxford Road): http://www.blackdogballroom.co.uk/nws/

Lass O'Gowrie Pub
Photo: Lass O’Gowrie, Charles Street.
Source: Pimlico Badger, used under CC license.

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