The England Lionesses are one step closer to lifting the Women’s World Cup trophy. We’ve rounded up seven of the coolest bars in the UK where you can watch their semi-finals game against USA.
Speaking ahead of the match, Lioness Lucy Bronze told The Telegraph: “We’ve had back-to-back semi-finals, which is an amazing feat for this team and an amazing achievement to be able to do it on a consistent basis, but there is still that last step.”
She continued: “We’ve still got that hunger, and especially now. We’ve more hunger than all the other teams because we have never reached the final. Of the four teams that are left we are the only one not to reach a final – the Olympics, the World Cup, the European Championships – these other three teams have reached finals in recent years.”
This is definitely the most exciting game for the Lionesses yet, so we’ve rounded up seven places around the UK where you watch can the match.
Where can you watch all the Women’s World Cup games in UK cities?
As part of their Festival of Football this summer, all Women’s World Cup matches will be screened at The Book Club, where fans will be able to sip on £5 cocktails while watching the games. The We Shoot Photography Exhibition will also be on display throughout the tournament, showing modern football in its boldest and broadest glory as documented by a selection of exciting photographers. It’s all been set up in collaboration with Goal Diggers FC, who are working to raise the game’s profile.
If there’s a Brewdog bar near you, 17 of the bar venues will be playing matches as part of the BrewDog FanZone, which focuses on streaming live sports for customers. You can check which ones are participating and even reserve a table here. Far from being a typical sports bar, you can enjoy the brand’s Punk IPA in a cool venue while cheering on the Lionesses.
Against the Run of Play is a programme of cultural events around the Women’s World Cup which will be taking over St Paul’s House in Deptford. It aims to champion and empower female players and add to the critical discourse around gender, representation and football culture. They’ll be showing all the big games, along with performance artists, feminist panel talks and an arty pub quiz for the final.
One of Manchester’s best bars for watching sport, Tibs Street Tavern in the Northern Quarter has a huge drop-down HD screen which they’ll be playing the women’s matches on.
Greenwood is showing every match of the tournament and throwing a big party for the final. It’s also putting on a special World Cup themed pizza menu and a special brew called ‘The Lionesses Roar’. Now that’s dedication.
Describing itself as a “reinvented sports bar” Second City will be showing every single Women’s World Cup game. There is seating outside which leads out to Cutting Room Square for those sunny half time breaks, and you can tuck into the American food menu to keep energy levels high.
As well as playing live matches on the big screen, Hoxton Bar & Grill are putting on some pretty cool events to get involved with, including the Power of Football Panel Discussion Women on 12 June and the Football: Levelling the Playing Field Panel Talk on 22 June.
Images: Getty and various bars