From Oxford Road to Ancoats, Deansgate to Northern Quarter, we've got you covered

Here we go then, World Cup 2018 is here, which means you're going to need somewhere to watch the games. 

Of course, you could watch it at home, but then there's the chance you'll be roped into ironing. You could have it on at work, hidden behind a spreadsheet, but then you might get busted. You could always jump on a plane to Russia, but then you might come back with no teeth. Right, only one thing for it, you're going to have to go to a bar/boozer... never mind eh?

Cafe Football - Cathedral Gardens

As you'd expect from a football-themed cafe located inside the National Football Museum, they're going to be showing a fair bit of the World Cup. Cafe Football boasts a multitude of plasma screens, meaning you'll not miss a kick from any spot, and will be serving a World Cup-themed menu throughout the tournament, including 'Pirozhki’ (A Russian beef and cheese fried bun), the great English breakfast bun, and the 'Around the World in 90 minutes' platter, with Spanish tortillas, Swedish meatballs, chicken Kievs and Italian...whoops. National Football Museum, Urbis, Manchester M4 3BG

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Manchester235 - Great Northern

This casino in the Great Northern is one of few venues promising to show every single match - even Morocco vs Iran. With HD TVs, plenty of seating, a pop-up Carlsberg bar, a James Martin restaurant, and blackjack tables (in case of snore draws), you can't go far wrong at 235... unless you lose your house on a pair of Kings. Then you can. Great Northern, 2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

Manchester235 Casino

Gorilla - Whitworth Street

Not somewhere you'd associate with sport (unless the sport is sinking gin in a railway arch) but Gorilla are getting well into the spirit this time around, and will be showing all England games (all three of them) inside the club on a big screen. Entry is free (first come, first served), the beers, burgers and dogs are not. 54-56 Whitworth St, Manchester M1 5WW

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Twenty Twenty Two - Northern Quarter

If you like your football down a back alley, deep underground, with the constant threat of balls in your face, then you should head to Northern Quarter bar and table tennis club, Twenty Twenty Two. They're showing all the games at TTT, with an all night happy hour during England's group games. 20 Dale St, Manchester M1 1EZ

Twenty Twenty Two

Second City - Ancoats

With one 136 inch screen, one 85 inch screen, and two 45 inch screens, this is probably the finest inch for inch bar in the city centre. With an extra long bar (no four deeps), loads of seats, loads of room, FIFA on the PS4 (for afterwards) and a special World Cup food menu, Second City is a solid choice for World Cup wanderers. 37 Blossom St, Manchester M4 6AJ

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Dive - Northern Quarter

Another venue showing every single match, Dive was recently named the best place to watch live sports in Manchester by Sky Sports and Carlsberg - which we're guessing they serve. Dive boasts ultra HD screens (eleven of them), bookable private areas (so you needn't be showered in beer.... is that beer?) and leather chairs... ooo fancy. Oldham St, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1SH

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Director's Box - Booth Street

Located in the former Beef & Pudding spot on Booth Street (close to Manchester Town Hall), this plush new sports bar offers nine 'state-of-the art screens', John Smith's bitter (oo luvlah) and plenty of nibbles. This place can show up to four different sports at once, but we're guessing asking them to put the badminton in the next month or so might go down as well as a headbutt to the chest... eh Zinedine? 37 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AA

Directors Box

Tib Street Tavern - Northern Quarter

Tib Street has become NQ's footy pub of choice in recent years, with screens upstairs, downstairs and even on the stairs. TST are another showing every game this World Cup, and you can even bring your dog, should you need a furry shoulder to cry on... do dogs have shoulders? 74 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG

Tib Street Tavern