Catch all the live action without travelling to Qatar
The FIFA World Cup has come round again and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well aware of what’s going down and where. Just in case though, here’s a quick low-down of this year’s tournament. It’s taking place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. 32 teams are competing; England are in Group B and their first games are Monday 21 November (Iran), Friday 25 November (USA) and Tuesday 29 November (Wales). The final will be held on Sunday December 18 at 3pm.
This edition of the World Cup is one of the most controversial in the tournaments history; Qatar has been criticised for its human rights record, treatment of migrant workers and its stance on LGBTQ+ rights (gay relationships are banned). Still want to watch it?
Set to be the first World Cup ever not to be played in either May, June or July, it’s going to be a cold one, but we all know football is best viewed on a large screen amongst a lively crowd; preferably a drunk one. So why not call up your friends, get out the house and try weeping into your England shirt at one of these dynamite bars or pubs? Beats staying home and doing it.
From beer halls to boozers, here's where to cheer on the England team (or anyone else, for that matter)...
FanPark Liverpool will welcome guests of all ages to Sefton Park Cricket Club to watch the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup, with every match being played on its screens. The fan park features a fully covered and heated 2,500 seater Big Top, as well as food stalls, a bar (obvs), entertainment, match day hosts, football legends and more. Entry is free and first-come-first-served, or for those in larger parties or who want to prebook, there are table reservations for up to eight people in the main area of the park. Table reservations are £20 and guests must pre-order a drinks package. There’s also a VIP section that’s available to book for £250 and comes with premium facilities including separate toilets, a two course meal and a meet and greet with a football legend. (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).
Sefton Park Cricket Club, Croxteth Dr, Liverpool L17 1AP
The Club House
Liverpool ONE venue The Club House is launching an immersive game for its guests to play in celebration of England’s matches during the winter World Cup this November and December. The prize for every winning player of the bar’s Champions of Beer is a free pint of Madri on the house, and there’s a 50/50 chance of winning every time. All you have to do to get involved is head to the venue to watch any of England’s games during the World Cup and buy a pint of Madri. You’ll be given your beer in a special Champions of Beer cup, with a QR code printed on it. Scan the QR code on your phone to be taken to a page to select the team you think will win the match, enter your details and cheer on your team for the next 90 minutes. If you’ve picked the winning team, you’ll get an email at the end of the game with a code to redeem your free pint of Madri at the bar. The freebie can be redeemed at any point during the world cup season, by 18 December. World Cup games at The Club House are ticketed for seats (£6 including a pint of Madri) but walk-ins for standing are encouraged too.
The Club House, Chavasse Park, Liverpool L2 9SQ
Bierkeller in Liverpool ONE, is ground zero for the city’s World Cup celebrations. We're talking dozens of LED TVs and screens, a range of drinks (including draught beers which come in steins) plus a whole range of upcoming fixtures to watch and enjoy. Its central location also means that it’s likely to become pretty rammed on match days, making for a thrilling – if raucous – atmosphere. Bierkeller is offering two packages for the World Cup 2022; standard (£25) with a guaranteed seat and two drinks on arrival or VIP (£35) for a premium seat with a selection of food from the Wings and Wurst menu and two drinks.
Bierkeller Liverpool, 6-8 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW
The Long Shot
The Albert Dock waited 175 years for a bar to watch the match with an Old Fashioned, now you don’t have to. Founded by Simon Thompson, owner of Present Company bar on School Lane, the 200+ capacity venue is set over two levels, with an upper mezzanine floor. Visitors can watch all of the must-see sports games as they happen on 13 giant screens. Food includes nachos, chicken wings and monster butties to slay even the hungriest of appetites.
The Long Shot, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
This warehouse in the heart of the Baltic Triangle specialises in club nights and live music but with a massive floor and upper balcony it's also the ideal space for enjoying some big screen action. Hangar 34 is offering a couple of entry options from free tickets to a table for six at the front for six priced at £22.50. Booking advised at Skiddle.
Baltic Beer Garden Cains Brewery Village, Beaufort St, Liverpool L8 5XJ
The Brookhouse 467 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 5AE
Crazy Pedros 25 Parr St, Liverpool L1 4JN
The Denbigh Castle 10 Hackins Hey, Liverpool L2 2AW
Einstein Bier Haus Concert Square, 26 Fleet St, Liverpool L1 4AN
Future Yard 75 Argyle St, Birkenhead CH41 6AB
Furusato 2-4 Westway, Maghull, Liverpool L31 0DQ
Harrisons 23 North John St, Liverpool L2 5QU
Hope & Anchor Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE
Head of Steam 85 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 3DY
Invisible Wind Factory 3 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7DS
Jimmys Liverpool 130 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4JA
Meraki 3 Dickson St, Liverpool L3 7EB
Pogue Mahones 77 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BB
Point Blank 25 Castle St, Liverpool L2 4TA
The Sandon 180 Oakfield Rd, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0UH
Scruffy Murphys 25 Harrington St, Liverpool L2 9QA
The Shipping Forecast 15 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BW
Teddy's 6-10 Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BS
Ten Streets Social 8 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7BX
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