Where to watch Bristol City vs Manchester United on Wednesday 20th December

Where to watch Bristol City vs Manchester United on Wednesday 20th December

Posted on: 14 Dec 2017

As Bristol City prepare to host Premier League giants Manchester United in front of a sold-out Ashton Gate stadium next week, those of us that didn't manage to get a ticket for the match will surely need a couple of pints to help ease the pain of missing out. Luckily, there's no shortage of quality bars and pubs in Bristol that regularly show live sport, so below are some suggestions of where to go to watch Bristol City take on one of the biggest clubs in world football.

City players leave the field after their 4-1 thrashing of Crystal Palace in the previous round


Head up Whiteladies Road and take a left at Clifton Down Railway Station and Steam is there in front of you. A huge pub that has another secret pub inside it called Shebeen. Everything you need to watch the game with great food and some of the best priced beers you will find in and around Clifton. Get there early as it will be busy!


The Anchor

Located on Gloucester Road, The Anchor is a favourite of students in the area, and one of the best around for live sport. With nine TV screens situated throughout the building, you won't need to worry about bagging a good seat for the best view. An added incentive is the offering of 25p chicken wings on a Wednesday night, perfect to snack on while you watch the game.


The Sportsman

As the name suggests, The Sportsman is another go-to spot to watch live sport in Bristol. Located on Nevil Road in Bishopston, you can find pool tables, a relaxed sofa-seating area, and the offer of fantastic £5 pizzas for students, or £6.95 otherwise. 


BSB Waterside Bar

With some of the best value for money on offer in the Harbourside area, BSB is the place to go if you're expecting to be out after the match. Pints start at £3, with a huge wine selection and well-priced spirits, as well as a food menu that starts at just £3.95. Some of the city's top nightlife is just a short walk away, so the optimists among us will be pleased to know there are definitely celebrations to be had after the final whistle.



Since opening back in 2003, Alterego has become one of Clifton's favourite bars, offering a great range of cocktails alongside some of the best beers and ciders on tap. Not only this, but it is one of the area's top picks for live sporting events, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and more available on 15 Ultra HD screens and 2 large projector screens split between three levels. 


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Article by:

Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.