Where to watch the World Cup in Lincoln

For those of you looking to venture into town and soak up the World Cup atmosphere along with a few drinks, then be sure to read on and check out our growing guide of where you can watch all the international football drama unfold:


Lincoln’s very own Aussie-based bar is getting in on the World Cup action. The city-centre bar has 15 screens spread over two floors, which will be showing any of the games requested, even if more than one is taking place at the same time. To celebrate England’s first match this Saturday, John Marshall and the LincsFM team will be on hand at Walkabout ahead of kick off, carrying-out party games, quizzes and more fun activities.

The Engine Shed

Boasting the biggest screen in Lincoln, The Engine Shed will play host to all of England’s World Cup games on a massive 25-foot screen. The campus venue will be opening its doors one hour before kick off, and entry is free. During the game, staff will be walking around with beer-filled backpacks, so you don’t have to move to get a refill, ensuring you don’t miss a single second of the action.


If you are looking for something that little extra special, then Sakura may be good for you. The city-centre club is offering the opportunity to hire out the entire venue, with your own private bar and big screen. Sakura has a range of packages on offer for you to host your own World Cup parties with friends or colleagues, however it’s worth noting that a minimum of 50 people are required. In addition to private parties, the club will also be open to the public after the games, and will have limited edition World Cup cocktails, and special VIP packages.

The Quayside

Scream’s Brayford Pool bar will be giving out free Star Cards with every drink sold during the World Cup. These World Cup themed cards can then be collected, traded and redeemed for free drinks and discount cards. As ever, Quayside will be serving food and drink while the live sport matches take place.

The Lion & Snake

If you are looking to catch some of the World Cup action while uphill, then be sure to head to The Lion & Snake. The Bailgate pub will be showing the tournament’s games on three indoor screens, with an additional 50-inch screen outdoors. Those who choose to watch the games outdoors, will also find an open-air bar available, with various drink offers. Finally, when the tournament comes to a close next month, the uphill pub will be giving away the 50-inch TV to one lucky raffle winner.


Footy Pub on the iPhone.

If your favorite Lincoln bar isn’t listed above then an application developed by geo-location company DrinksIn can help. Their free Footy Pubs 2010 application will find pubs and bars close to you that are showing World Cup games, making sure that you never miss a game. The application, which can be downloaded here, is free and works on both the Apple iPhone, and select Nokia handsets.

If you operate a Lincoln bar and would like to share your World Cup plans then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

So, with World Cup fever well and truly here now is the time to enjoy the games and get ready to celebrate, however Lincolnshire Police have sent out a friendly reminder urging fans to enjoy the games responsibly and “watch the world cup from behind the right type of bars”. Extra police officers and anti-social behaviour workers will be on duty ensuring fans have an enjoyable, and more importantly safe, World Cup.

What are your plans for the 2010 World Cup? Are you hosting your own get-togethers or will you be joining the crowds in town?

Photo: Isak Aronsson