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8 Of The Best Places In Bristol To Watch The Football This Summer

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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Beer and footy on the big screen are back!

The long-awaited Euros are here for the summer and it’s time to hit up the pubs and enjoy the rowdy atmosphere once again. It has been a while! With the sun shining and newfound freedom, things are getting booked up ASAP, however, we’re here to lend a hand in planning your football outings. Check out our round-up of the best places to watch the Euros in Bristol which are taking place over the months of June and July.

1. The Bristol Stable

With England playing some matches on home turf, there’s a real buzz in the city and it seems The Bristol Stable is on the Euros hype and can’t wait to get the large projector screen out. The riverside spot will be showing all the England games live and you can tuck into their tasty pizzas whilst you’re there. Tables are limited and available to book for all the England games via their website with a £10 deposit, which you can be refunded on arrival or you can chose to donate to the Stokes Croft Food Project.

The Bristol Stable, Canon’s Road, Harbourside, BS1 5UH

2. Harbour House

Euros and a harbourside terrace? Boy, is Harbour House spoiling us! The bar by the Floating Harbour is showing all 51 fixtures live here on their brand new ‘Sports Terrace’. You can catch the games throughout the month-long tournament with 12 large screens, food by @streetfoodriot and ice cold pints, cocktails all served from our outside bar.

Harbour House, The Grove, BS1 4RB

3. The Air Balloon

The Air Balloon reopened on April 12 following a fancy refurbishment, which has left the outside area of the pub kitted out with huge umbrellas, a new covered terrace, new lighting and additional seating, making it the perfect setting to watch your favourite team during the Euros. One of Bristol’s cosy pubs, guests can expect tons of beers on tap, as well as English pub grub and a proper atmosphere. Plus, the newly revamped garden is perfect to catch summer rays and watch some nail-biting matches.

The Air Balloon, 115 Gloucester Road North, Filton, BS34 7PY

4. Steam

One of the city’s thriving venues, Steam frequently screens live sports – with big TVs to accommodate footy fans- and it’s weekend brunches aren’t to be sniffed at either. Bookings are now open to watch the Euros indoors, so snap up a table ready for the matches whilst you still can. Enjoy cold pints of craft beer or continental lagers alongside a selection of burgers and fries with the footy by simply sending an email to Steam to secure your table (£30 deposit required but can be refunded or used as bar tab).

Steam, Clifton Down Station, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PN

5. The Cider Press

The Cider Press on Gloucester Road doesn’t just have one screen but boasts a whopping eight screens alongside two HD projectors, so you’re likely to have a good view of the action wherever you sit. As its name suggests, cider is certainly served here with 32 draught options to choose from, so cider lovers can enjoy this paradise and catch the Euros. No matter who you’re supporting or which team you got in the work sweepstake, you’re bound to have a good time when there’s cider involved! Get your apple a day and good dose of footy!

86-90 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8BN

6. Sidney and Eden

Newly-opened bar on Gloucester Road, Sidney and Eden, has installed a whacking big projector screen downstairs in their basement for all your Euros needs, and future movie nights to come.  With free entry and no need to book, the Bishopston bar will be screening all of the group matches and finals and supplying guests with plenty of jugs of beer. And if the score isn’t exactly what you wanted, Sidney and Eden will be providing live music and comedy performances during the evenings to keep you entertained.

Sidney and Eden, 198 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NU

7. The Crafty Cow

Another gem on Gloucester Road where you watch the Euros at is The Crafty Cow. There’s nothing quite like a pint of beer and a sub whilst watching the football and luckily this gastropub has got us covered. You can munch on a fish finger sub whilst watching free kicks as they are taking bookings to watch the tournament via their website. To add to the cow vibe, you can sit yourself down on one of their cow print-stools outside under their canopy whilst having your own post-match analysis.

The Crafty Cow, 635 Gloucester Road, BS7 OBJ

8. King Street Brew House

A much-loved brewery found by the Floating Harbour, King Street Brew House serves up cold pints with plenty of space to watch the footy – and they’re screening the Euros matches this summer. One of Bristol’s top taprooms, guests can expect tons of beers on tap, as well as tasty grub like their special Euros-themed burger and hot dog (good match food, if you ask us) and the bonus being that walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis. The brewery will be showing the matches with a number of screens dotted throughout the venue,  so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the taproom while watching the games live.

13 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR

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