After the surprise victory of England winning 3 goals against Sweden’s 2 last night, football has suddenly become more interesting, with ladies actually wanting to take part in watching and menfolk and children uniting as a country in pride. More and more are seeing this beautiful game as an excuse to have a family evening out and where better than to go to one of the many new type of sports bars that are springing up all over the country. With an England team that has nothing to prove, the main players either injured (Lampard I hope you are not on holiday!) and Rooney on the bench, this younger team are under no pressure and the fans no illusions. And with that comes a quiet hope that this time, we could actually get somewhere. But when the pressure is truly off it becomes more about enjoying time watching the actual game and this is where sports bars come into their own. With massive high definition TV screens literally everywhere you look, situated in the bar, in booths, corridors, you definitely won’t miss a goal. And with basic menus that serve you filling food quickly, what more can a footie fan want? Check out our four top sports bars and don’t forget, it’s England vs the Ukraine on Monday!
Cafe Sports – Liverpool
Owned by Jamie Carraghar, these chains of sports bars have been voted the most child friendly in the UK so they are a great place to take your kids to watch the match. On match days you’ll get live compare Ste Fletcher for a brilliant atmosphere, there is an express lunch menu available for only £7.99 and you can plan a childrens party event for £39 and upwards. Up and coming events include Father’s Day and all the Euro 2012 matches. Food includes burgers, pizzas, salad, smoothies, pastas, all with a healthy nod to Jamie’s diet conscious eating regime. For more information visit cafesportsengland.com.
Bar Sports – Cannock
Bar Sport is a successfull Sports Bar & Grill concept located in the Midlands, UK. All the Sport Live shown every day, whatever the time, on multiple screens and giant screens, in HD and 3D (available in our V.I.P Lounge) in a stylish sporting environment. Complete with an exceptional menu, prepared fresh by experienced Chefs, in luxurious surroundings, with authentic International Sporting Memorabillia, Bar Sport is completely different to any other bar and restaurant you have experienced. The V.I.P Lounge – This exclusive lounge is available for hire as well as being used for major events where we can offer our customers that extra special treatment. The V.I.P lounge is also home to the newly installed 3D televisions. For more information visit barsport.co.uk.
Shooters Sports Bar – Leeds
A true sports fans dream bar; 10 American and 2 English pool tables, a huge array of arcade games, drinks promotions and wall to wall sport that you can watch in 3D on the new 47″ plasma screens, the best SKY sports 3d viewing set up in the north. Every conceivable sports channel is available, making this the ultimate destination for any sporting event. If you know it’s on, tell them, and they’ll put it on the TV for you! Their Pool table, TV and seating arrangements make it possible to reserve areas for you and your friends for parties of 10 or more, just call them for details. Their food will keep any sports fan well fed….. Great burgers, Fajitas, wings and a host of other tasty treats all to be washed down with the coldest beer from our great selection. Shooters: the ultimate sports bar experience, the best in the north of England by far. Visit shootersportsbar.co.uk for more information.
Sports Bar & Grill – Victoria
Delivering the best live sporting action on Sony’s high end full HD LED screens giving the sharpest, smoothest picture. Reservations to dine while watching sport with friends and colleagues can be made along with full all inclusive packages for sporting hospitality functions. Off to Lords or Wembley? Marylebone is enroute to both making us an ideal pre & post drinking & dining venue. These venues offer large bar areas serving a wide range of wines, beers & spirits. Areas can be reserved for leaving drinks, birthday parties or any other celebration. Farringdon has a private ‘Scarlet Bar’ which can be hired any time. Marylebone also has a private bar holding up to 60 guests and a basement sports bar with 5 american pool tables ideal for corporate sports hospitality holding up to 150 guests. Visit sportsbarandgrill.co.uk for more information.