Cold beers, big screens, lively crowds…is there anything better than Grand Final day at your favourite pub? This year, scrap the BBQ plans and let someone else take care of all the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, and the cleaning up! No matter what your footy-watching style, Sydney’s got some great Game Day plans to suit. Make the most of that long weekend – here’s where to watch this year’s NRL Grand Final in Sydney.
Manly Wharf Hotel NRL Grand Final
With weather this good, who really wants to be cooped up inside on NRL Grand Final day? The Manly Wharf will be showing the clash not only on its indoor TV’s, but also on two mega screens set up out on the jetty. There’ll be plenty of tasty BBQ eats to feast on while you’re watching, plus DJ sets kicking off after the game.
The Carrington NRL Grand Final
Why should your four-legged mate miss out on all the fun? Humans and pooches alike are invited to catch the NRL Grand Final action live and loud at The Carrington, where there’ll be $19 Sunday roast specials, free doggy meals and $10 cocktails up for grabs from 9pm. Call now to book a prime spot in front of one of the big screens.
The Norfolk Hotel NRL Grand Final
The Norfolk’s got six huge screens and, come Grand Final Day, every single one of them will be tuned into that hard-hitting, NRL action. You won’t be going thirsty either, with jugs of Hawthorn Golden Ale going cheap at just $12. Keen to squeeze even more fun out of the day? The Norfolk’s Sizzled Sundays will hook you up with $22 fajita plates, $5 spirits, wines and beers, and $12 Bloody Marys.
New Brighton Hotel NRL Grand Final
Up in Manly, The New Brighton Hotel’s ground floor Corso Bar is prime sports-watching turf, boasting five enormous plasma screens throughout. They’ll be showing all the NRL Grand Final action live and loud next Sunday, while the kitchen serves up its usual line-up of modern Aussie pub grub to fuel your night. There’s even a pool table for some half-time rivalry with your mates.
Kings Cross Hotel NRL Grand Final
The Kings Cross Hotel has all aspects of your NRL Grand Final day plans sorted, its big screen-filled Street Bar guaranteed to pull a hefty crowd of punters next Sunday. The game will be screening live and loud throughout, including on that massive projector, plus you’ll be able to feast on the kitchen’s usual Sunday roast special while you watch.
Northies Cronulla Hotel NRL Grand Final
Coinciding with a jam-packed October long weekend program, Northies’ NRL Grand Final plans have a little something for everyone. Here, you’ll be able to catch the game on Cronulla’s biggest screen, while tucking into $5 hot dogs, $15 kilos of wings and long weekend specials like $10 cocktails and $20 Pimms jugs. And from 8pm, a hip hop party in Old Joe’s bar will help you put that Monday morning sleep-in to good use.
Cauliflower Hotel NRL Grand Final
While the NRL Grand Final won’t kick off until 7.30pm next Sunday, The Cauliflower Hotel’s making a day of it, starting the party as soon as it opens its doors. Head in early to catch the Holden Cup at 1.35pm, enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails from 2-4pm, and to watch the State Championship from 3.40pm. There’ll also be $5 schooners of Toohey New and a swag of food specials on offer throughout the day, and you can round out your night with a visit to the reggae rooftop party upstairs (2-10pm).