The best places in Britain to watch the live Eurovision grand final have been revealed, with a Brighton favourite taking one of the top spots.

Eurovision fans are gearing up for the annual competition’s 2022 return, with many, no doubt, seeking out the best place to head to watch all the action unfold. 

And if you’re in need of inspiration of where to go to enjoy Saturday night’s live grand final, hosted in Italy this year, the team at Coffee Friend are on hand to help you out. 

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New research from the UK based coffee and coffee machines retailer takes a deep dive into all the cafés, pubs and bars across the UK that are hosting viewing parties for Eurovision 2022.

The Argus: Kalush Orchestra during rehearsals in Turin (EBU/PA)Kalush Orchestra during rehearsals in Turin (EBU/PA)

Taking into account ratings and reviews from visitors on TripAdviser, the team have carefully selected the best all-round venues deserving of 12 points from the judging panel. 

Number one on the list is GRUB in Manchester, with an excellence percentage of 100%, while The 2 Brewers in Clapham, London (93%) and Bar Revenge in Brighton (80%) closely followed. 

Other London venues that are set to ensure your night is one to remember are Soho’s upmarket Phoenix Arts Club and cabaret bar Halfway to Heaven in Charing Cross. Also included in the top 11 were The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury, The Frog and Fiddle in Cheltenham and The Four Horsemen in Bournemouth. 

Aurimas Vainauskas, CEO of Coffee Friend, said:

“Every year you can count on Eurovision for a fun-filled evening, with people finally getting to enjoy coming together once again and celebrating the much-loved contest as pandemic restrictions have eased. 

“Cafés, pubs and bars are thriving once more and here at Coffee Friend we’ve done the research so you can ensure your night out definitely won’t score nil points.”

The best places to watch the Eurovision in the UK

  1.  Grub, Manchester - 5/5 
  2.  The 2 Brewers, Clapham - 4.5/5
  3.  Bar Revenge, Brighton - 4.5/5
  4.  The Buttermarket, Shrewsbury - 4.5/5
  5.  Little Drop of Poision, Exeter - 4.5/5
  6.  Phoenix Arts Club, Soho - 4.5/5
  7.  The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham - 4/5
  8.  Halfway to Heaven, Charing Cross - 4/5 
  9.  The Four Horsemen, Bournemouth - 4.5/5
  10.  Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Vauxhall - 4/5
  11.  Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh - 4/5