For most of us Brits, and many others around the world, this is both the best and worst time of year.

On the one hand, summer is well underway and we’re being treated to much warmer weather than usual, but on the other we’re all trying to figure out what to do with ourselves now that the football season is over once again. With the last kick taken on Saturday in the Champion’s League Final, we now have around 2 months to wait until the Premier League finally returns.

So while our favourite players relax on the beach and soak up the sun, we all need to figure out what on earth we should do on the weekends. With the complete lack of football in our lives, many of us now have a lovely two hour gap on a Saturday afternoon- and you need to make sure you make the most of it!

But what should you do? Well, we’re so thoughtful here at Barca that we thought we’d give you some quick tips, so that you don’t get too down about the end of the football season.

  • Enjoy The Sunshine

This may sound a little obvious, but the best way to get over your post-football hangover is to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. With the sun shining high in the sky, birds singing and beer gardens over-flowing, now is the time to enjoy the sunshine and to make the most of your summer. Since the football season is over, you now have a free afternoon for you to get out to the seaside or enjoy a country walk- whatever you want to do!

  • See Old Friends

Because football can take up such a large part of our weekends, and our lives in general, you may find it difficult to keep in touch with old friends. Of course, there are other days of the week for you to go out and see other people, but this is much trickier when you’re also trying to watch as much football as possible! The end of the football season provides a great opportunity for you to get out there and catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while, before you get swept up in the excitement of next season!

  • Visit Barca!

That’s right, to make the most out of this summer, you absolutely need to head on over to use at Barca Bar! The football season may be over, but we’ll be showing all kinds of sport over the summer period in our Hucknall Suite, while our other rooms will be playing host to weddings, birthday parties and conferences. Following our recent refurbishment, we are officially back to our best, and we invite each and every one of you to join the party this summer!

Barca is the best bar in Manchester and, following our refurb, we’ve staked out claim as the place to be this summer!