The 2022 FIFA World Cup is starting very soon (November 20), and it’s looking like one of the weirdest we’ve ever seen already. Where previous tournaments had us cramming into beer gardens, embracing the warm weather and celebrating (and crying) in the sunshine. Not so this year.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is happening over the winter, which means we’ll have to wrap up warm and squeeze into any pub with a lit fire. We’ll see a lot more football scarves than shirts this year for sure. But while we can’t predict exactly what a winter World cup will be like, some things never change. Expect beautiful goals, flagrant tackles, daft hairdos and England losing a quarter final on penalties (If we’re lucky).
Of course, nothing beats celebrating with a crowd, which is why we’ve rounded up the best places in Birmingham to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup throughout November and December.
1. Luna Springs
This Digbeth venue will be screening every game from the 2022 FIFA World Cup on two giant HD LED screens in their huge beer garden. Don’t fret about getting cold outside though. Guests will be able to watch the games from inside a heated marquee. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be giveaways and confetti drops as well as exclusive merchandise during the games. England matches are priced at £10 per person and include a drink on entry, but all other games are free to attend.
Luna Springs, Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG
This chain pub can be found on Birmingham’s Broad Street. O’Neill’s serves up everything you might need to watch the footy, cold pints with plenty of space. Of course they’re showing the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this winter. You can expect flowing beers, proper English pub grub and an atmosphere to make any game feel like a final. It also boasts ample seating – from cosy booths to stools – to choose between when you’re sitting on the edge of your seats all game.
O’Neills, Broad Street, B1 2HG
3. The Bierkeller & Shooters
The regularly thriving Birmingham bar, Bierkeller, frequently screens live sports. It has over twenty screens, two projector screens and a massive LED superscreen to accommodate footy fans. You won’t miss a second of the action heading here. Book your table for the World Cup now, with several packages ready to snap up. Head here to learn more.
Birmingham Bierkeller, 195-196 Broad Street, B15 1AY
4. The Old Crown
The oldest pub in Birmingham is older than the beautiful game itself. It’s definitely one of the best places to catch the 2022 FIFA World Cup this winter too. All three England games will be shown on a big screen, while there will also be street food available. The beer garden is heated and has a covering too, so there should be no concerns about the weather. It’s always a lively atmosphere at The Old Crown no matter the occasion, so expect the roars of celebrations to echo round the estate.
The Old Crown, Digbeth, High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD
Is anyone thinking the Lions might go all the way this World Cup? We’ve had some successes at recent tournaments, yes, but our current form is shocking. Win or lose, we’ll be heading down to Walkabout to watch every pass, tackle and goal either way. Surround yourself with like minded supporters, and cheer on your country on the bar’s massive HD screens with a refreshing cold pint in hand. You can catch all the games at Walkabout, however booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Walkabout, Langley Building, Regency Wharf, B1 2DS
6. The Brasshouse
Just one of the best footy pubs in Birmingham all-year-round. This Broad Street establishment, The Brasshouse, regularly shows Premier League and Champions League games. So you know it’ll be a great atmosphere for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. If you’re after a pint of local cask ale and some pub grub whilst watching the football, The Brasshouse has you covered. Every game will be playing on its HD screens. It’s bound to get busy, however, so book your table now.
The Brasshouse, 44 Broad Street, B1 2HP
7. The Gosta Green
Near Aston University, this Brummie bar will be providing us with our 2022 FIFA World Cup fix. The Gosta Green offers a thrilling sporting atmosphere, a range of beer on tap, and a wide selection of food. Some smashing offers include a pizza and a drink from £10 and 2-4-1 cocktails, meaning you’ll be scoring a deal whilst giving your own post-match analysis. The pub is pretty laid-back whatever time of day it may be and you can book your place on The Gosta Green website.
The Gosta Green, Holt Street, B7 4BG
8. Hennesseys’ Bar
Last but not least, Hennesseys’ Bar looks set to show all the goals, all the tackles and, essentially, all the drama this November and December. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take centre stage. Expect three bars across five rooms, with a total of 20 screens to watch all the games – this includes a giant outdoor LED screen and indoor big screen. The atmosphere is bound to be incredible with a venue capacity of 1,000,
Walk-ins are welcome, but you might be best booking a table to ensure your spot. To make things easier to watch the game, and cut down on queueing, you can even order buckets of beer to the table. While there will also be some football-themed eats available.
Hennesseys’, 30-31 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TJ
Birmingham’s new mega-club and events space is becoming an indoor fan park destination for all football enthusiasts. You can watch all of England’s group games (and hopefully more) on an epic LED screen. We’re expecting this to be a pompous affair at Crane with a brass band and cheerleaders amping up the excitement, while there will even be a prize for the most over-the-top dressed England fan. Tickets are £6, and to find out more head here.
50 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4ED
Powerleague Birmingham will become the ultimate spot for football fanatics this FIFA World Cup. Not only will they be showing every game on a 13ft screen, but keeping their five-a-side pitches open throughout, so you can recreate all the best skills, tricks and goals from the tournament. Powerleague Birmingham, a short walk from Aston train station, can accommodate up to 200 people and costs £5 per person. See here to learn more.
Salford Stadium, Lichfield Rd, Birmingham B6 7TG
11. The Watershed
The Watershed is the new, outdoor extension of the award-winning bar The Canal House. Situated on the waterside, it will show all the England games on two 85-inch screens. At £10 a ticket, you can grab yourself a seat and a pint so there’s no fuss when you turn up. But if you’re happy to stand then walk-ins are welcome too. Support England next to a roaring fire, while tucking into some birria tacos. And if that wasn’t enough, you might be able to win yourself a free pint too.
12 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JR