There are not many cities – in the United Kingdom or beyond – that can boast a sporting tradition as long and storied as Manchester. Whether you tend towards the red or the blue sides of the city’s footballing divide, or indeed, whether you skew towards the union or league branch of the rugby split, it’s fair to say that across the whole of Manchester, sport is king. Mancs know as well as anyone that the joy of sports – for the non-participating, at least – is in the people with whom you watch it, and that’s why they flock to the Printworks and Shooters Sports Bar. There they are met by a wall of screens, an ever-flowing bar of booze and a menu to remember: in short, everything that you might need to enjoy the big game.
From Manchester United to Manchester City and Bolton, Wigan, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County and FC United, Manchester’s love of football is well known. Indeed, there’s the Salford Reds, the Sale Sharks and the Belle Vue Aces, plus the likes of Ricky Hatton, Anthony Crolla, Terry Flanagan and a whole host of boxers besides to support the claim that Manchester is the biggest sports city in the UK. The sports-mad public of Manchester are just as successful at watching their heroes as the players are at playing, and it pays to be in the know when you’re ensuring that you get a seat at the telly for the big game. That’s why it makes sense to book a table at Shooters Sports Bar in the Printworks if you’re wanting to watch the match in the city centre.
The huge number of tellies if, of course, vital when building a sports bar in Manchester, and of course Shooters has that side covered with ease. The drinks are also very important, and at Shooters, they boast as good a bar selection as anywhere in the Printworks, and they constantly have drinks offers that allow you to make the most of it. Thirdly, the menu has to be up to code, and Shooters – surprise, surprise – are no slouches in that regard either. They offer burgers, butties, pizzas and nachos, perfect for a big night out with the lads in Manchester. Book ahead to make sure that you snag the best seat in the house for the match.