It’s almost here – the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be taking over Leeds this winter, but where can you watch all the big games?
The FIFA World Cup is the biggest football tournament in, well, the world, and anticipation is already building. Hopes will be high once more for the England national team as they aim to rekindle the spirit of 1966 and end 56 years of hurt, while neighbours Wales make their first World Cup appearance since 1958. Both teams have no warm-up games this time around, Gareth Southgate and Rob Page will be going straight for glory, so you can find out if either can go all the way when the tournament kicks off on Sunday 20th November 2022. Without further ado, here’s where to watch the World Cup in Leeds…
O2 Academy Leeds
As ever, the O2 Academy is one of the best places in Leeds to watch England in the FIFA World Cup. They won’t be showing every game due to clashes with other events already scheduled, but you can look forward to catching England against the United States on Friday 25th November 2022 and Wales on Tuesday 29th November 2022. If they get through to the knockout stages, expect more live screenings. Better still, all their screenings are free entry.
O2 Academy Leeds, 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
The Original Oak
Although this year’s World Cup takes place in winter, meaning their epic beer garden won’t be able to be put to use, The Original Oak is still perfect if you’re wondering where to watch the World Cup in Leeds. This Headingley favourite has loads of HD TVs inside, as well as a big projector screen, and they’re showing all the games, not just England’s and Wales’ big matches. Want to make an occasion out of it? Book a table with a drinks package from just £15.
The Original Oak, 2 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DG.
Roxy Lanes isn’t just a bowling alley, it’s also a sports bar – and they’re going to be showing all the big games at this year’s World Cup in Qatar. Their upstairs bar area is where you’ll find massive HD TVs and a huge projection screen they use for major events – and it doesn’t get any more major than England and Wales aiming for World Cup glory. Want to cement your place in front of the screens? Book a table with food and drinks packages for your group.
Roxy Lanes, The Light, 44-48 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.
Brudenell Social Club
One of the best music venues in Leeds doubles as the perfect place to catch a big game, so it’s no surprise they’ll be going out for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. They have HD screens throughout the main bar and games room areas, and while the outdoor screen won’t make its return as it normally would, don’t be surprised to see England’s games make it onto the big screen in one of their gig rooms, depending on what shows they’ve got booked.
Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes
There are HD screens everywhere you look in The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes – they even have massive ones above the bar, so you can watch while you order a round in. They’re going to show every FIFA World Cup game live, as you wait to see if England make it through to the all-important knockout rounds of this year’s competition. You can book tables for all games bar England’s, which is walk-ins only so as many folk get to watch as possible.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes, 54 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Live Bar will be the perfect place to watch the World Cup in Leeds. Their centrepiece is a 32-foot-wide screen, made up of 21 55-inch screens for the best view of all the action, while they also have 12 HD screens surrounding the bar so you never miss a minute of the action, whether England are playing or not. Want to guarantee your spot? You can book tables with food and drink packages for your group too.
Live Bar, Victoria Gate, 26 Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JL.
North Brewing Co.
North Brewing Co. don’t just love making quality ales – but boy, do they – they also love the beautiful game, so it’s one of the best places to watch the World Cup in Leeds this year. They’re showing every game live in each one of their venues, including both taprooms and the North bar estate. Get ready to enjoy table service in front of the big screen – it’s walk-ins, apart from the big England games which will be £10 entry, but the price is redeemable at the bar. Result!
North Brewing Co. Tap Room, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BA & Springwell, Springwell Works, Buslingthorpe Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2DF
Always a popular destination when there’s a big game on, Walkabout is going all out for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Their Leeds bar has an almost endless array of screens across two floors on which they’ll be showing every single game live from Qatar, starting with the hosts against Ecuador on Sunday 20th November 2022. Treat yourself to a reserved table, complete with food and drink packages delivered to your table so you don’t miss a minute.
Walkabout, 43 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HQ.
A street food mecca in Leeds city centre, Chow Down will be opening their doors for England games throughout the World Cup. For £5 each, you can look forward to craft beer, cocktails and all manner of tasty treats from a rotating line-up of vendors – England vs Iran is still available, although games against USA and Wales are already sold out. They’ll be showing games through the knockout stages too in the Bavarian Beer Hall with table service, DJs and heaters.
Chow Down, Temple Arches, Globe Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5QG.
Football is at BOX’s very core so it’s no surprise that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be shown live on its big screens, at both their city centre and Headingley bars. They’ll have every game on live, not just England matches, and that runs all the way until the final on Sunday 18th December 2022. Want to make a festive occasion of it? You can book a host of food and drink packages to go with your spot in front of the big screen, including treats from their festive menu.
BOX, 15 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JS & 8 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AD.
The Beck & Call
A family-friendly, sports-mad pub in the heart of Meanwood, The Beck & Call will have a dose of World Cup fever through November and December. They’re showing every game live on their massive screens in the sports room and throughout the rest of the pub, but for England games they expect it to be particularly busy, so booking a table ahead is highly recommended. Better yet, it’s a great place for a pre or post-match feed too, with proper pub grub.
Beck & Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2NP.
If you’re looking for somewhere cool and central in the city to watch the big England games during the FIFA World Cup, head on down to the leafy yet industrial surroundings of Green Room. They’ll have screens on all floors, including the Winter Garden, where you can watch all the actions. It’s walk-in as normal, but they have set aside a handful of tables for booking ahead. If you get hungry, their brunch and evening menu are running, while it’s just £20 for four Kirkstall beer steins during the games.
Green Room, 36 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2DE.
Brooklyn is a thriving hub of live sports on Call Lane in Leeds city centre, so it’s no surprise they’re going all out for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They have huge HD screens dotted across the venue, on which they’ll be showing all the major matches live. And you can really make an occasion out of it – you can book tables or whole areas, depending on the size of your group, complete with one of their special drinks packages to save you going to the bar while the game’s on.
Brooklyn, 50 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
One of the best places to watch live sport in Leeds city centre, Editor’s Draught will also be the perfect place to watch the World Cup this year. You can look forward to catching every game live, whether it’s England and Wales or one of the heavyweight clashes like Spain vs Germany, through to the final in December. You can book your table ahead, and if you want to make your viewing even more enjoyable (result pending), add on food and drinks.
Editor’s Draught, 88 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LT.
It’s a craft beer haven that’s just as much a sanctuary for all your live sport needs and Woodie’s is getting right into the thick of the FIFA World Cup action through November and December. There’s plenty of screens to see every game live wherever you manage to find a vantage point – they even have outdoor screens with covered and heated seating. Want to guarantee your spot? You can book your seats now for every match, including England games.
Woodies Craft Ale House, 104 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5JG.
If you’re looking for incredible atmosphere while you’re watching England’s adventure through this year’s World Cup, then head to The Warehouse. This legendary Leeds club are throwing open its doors for special screenings of the Three Lions’ games in Qatar. For £5 entry, each one will be shown on a huge 250-inch HD screen, complete with commentary on a club soundsystem with DJs on before and at half-time. Kirkstall are providing the beers and Home Boys Pizza will line your stomachs.
The Warehouse, 19-21 Somers Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RG.
You can watch all the big World Cup games live in the heart of Leeds city centre at The Griffin. It’s a proper sports pub, with live action on throughout the year, but it’ll come into its own once the action in Qatar starts. They have a mix of big screens and HD TVs dotted throughout the venue, so you should be able to see the games from wherever you’re stood. Don’t worry about having to stand up just yet, though, you can book now to get the best seat in the house.
The Griffin, 31 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DF.