NFL Super Bowl 51 lowdown: Top 5 places to watch the game in Manchester

American football is very much the sport to be watching.

The UK is falling further in love with the game and with its ever growing fan base, especially in Manchester, it’s the perfect time to tune into the action.

Sky Sports have ample coverage of the late night games and the NFL Show on the BBC is the ideal way to catch up on all the weeks’ fixtures. 

Bars in the city centre have been feeding the demand for the American action with many regularly showing the games and hosting themed nights.

Manchester, also home to the star-studded Manchester Titans (the shoo-in British American football club to win Britball’s Double Coverage Program of the Year), also have Manchester-born Menelik Watson, star offensive tackle of the Oakland Raiders, to give added reason to adopt the game.

With another four games signed to be played in London next season at Wembley and Twickenham, American football fever is spreading through the nation. So to feed the NFL hunger we’ve got the hottest places to be watching the biggest sport show in the world. 

Super Bowl 51 takes place on Sunday February 5 in the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas and coverage of the game starts at 11.30pm (6.30pm US Eastern Time) where we will see the winner of the Green Bay Packers v Atlanta Falcons take on either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New England Patriots.

There is also the delight of Lady Gaga to look forward to when she makes her long-awaited come-back to step into the converted half time show spotlight. 

The Bierkeller – The Manchester Titans Super Bowl Party

What better way to celebrate the biggest sporting event on Earth than to watch the ultimate American football game with actual American football players?

The Manchester Titans are hosting their Super Bowl Party at the Bierkeller in Manchester’s Printworks for the fourth year in a row.

Tickets are £5 and available to buy from via the club’s website:

You can walk up on the night and entry is still £5 but not guaranteed. With great prizes to be won throughout the night, food being served until 01:00 and a late license bar, what more could you want to enjoy the football showdown?

Second City Bar

Dubbing itself as the ‘sports bar re-invented’, Second City located on Blossom Street is the up-and-coming place to catch the big game.

With its modern, easy-going American themed atmosphere, it looks like an ideal location for football fans. 

Shack Bar & Grill

Shack Bar & Grill can be found on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter. Be sure not to miss out on their offers on American beers and a free hot dog at half time.

Tickets are £5 each and are available to buy by calling 0161 236 6009.

The Green

Situated on Ducie Street at the heart of the city centre, The Green is sure to have the ideal ambience for the Super Bowl action.

As well as having great pub food and drink, the big screens will make sure you don’t miss those all-important touchdowns.

Tickets are £5 each which includes your first drink. Call 0161 228 0681 to book. VIP booths are also available. 

Hard Rock Cafe

(image courtesy of Instagram, with thanks)

Lock into the game day action with that rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

Hard Rock in the Printworks will provide that all-American atmosphere along with a free beer on arrival and chilli nachos at half time.

Tickets can be reserved from 10pm at £10 per person. Contact the cafe to book on 0161 831 6700

Main image courtesy of NFL via YouTube, with thanks.

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