If you're a footy fan (or you just can't escape it) chances are you've been counting down the days. Take a deep breath, the wait is over - Grand Final long weekend is finally here and it's gonna be huge!
The AFL is kicking off the footy party this Saturday, Sydney Swans vs. Western Bulldogs (game kicks off at 2.30 pm), followed by the NRL grand final on Sunday, Cronulla Sharks vs. Melbourne Storm (game kicks off at 6.15 pm).
And because there are just way too many bars and pubs on the Coast, we've made it easy for you to tag your mates with the top 13 spots to watch the Grand Finals this weekend.
Even if you're not into the footy, there'll be plenty of free food, cold beers and good times!
AFL and NRL grand finals
Is there a better place to watch any kind of sporting game than a Casino? We don't think so, especially when Jupiters is bringing you closer to the action than ever before, showing the AFL and NRL grand final live on the big screens!
Watch the AFL grand final at Jupiters Sports Bar (it's in the Casino part, head past the pokie machines and it's to the left of J Bar). Make a day of it by booking one of the Sports Bar packages and enjoy shared food platters, beverages and a private table (for bookings call 0478 321 648).
You also don't want to miss NRL Live on the Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar from 5pm! Fuel your footy fever in front of the giant outdoor screen, relax in the comfort of your own bean bag and delight in the footy food on offer.
Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
The Beergarden/ Surfers Paradise Tavern
The Beergarden Surfers Paradise is pulling out the big guns for this year's AFL and NRL grand final, with plenty of prizes, giveaways, sweeps and much more. Yes, even a half time orange eating competition and bikini waitresses!
Cavill Avenue, Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
Melba's on the Park
Melba's will be playing both games live and loud on the Melba's big screen with stadium seating set up for the ultimate viewing experience. With over 20 plasmas around the venue you won’t miss a second. Melbas' kitchen will be serving delicious footy feeds from 11.30 am through till late, and once the games are over, the night will be kicking on with their resident DJ taking the party through till close.
46 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
The Cooly Hotel
Head down to Coolangatta and get ready for what's probably one of the biggest Grand Final line up's this long weekend. Watch the finals on Saturday and Sunday followed by live music from Mickey Edwards, Remedy, Agent 77 and DJ Shearer plus food and drink specials all weekend long.
Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Broadbeach's local watering hole is bringing you both finals live and loud on the big screens this weekend. You don't want to miss food and drink specials and the chance to win great prizes. If you're keen to party on, stay for Gold Coast's biggest Sunday sesh 'Sounds of Sunday' on NRL grand final day with live music til 5am!
Oasis Shopping Centre Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
Grab your friends and catch all the action of the footy Grand Finals at Currumbin RSL. Both games will be shown on multiple TV's in the Main Bar and TAB.
There will be complimentary finger food during half time and $4 schooners of Australian tap beer.
165 Duringan St, Currumbin
Burleigh Bears Leagues Club
If you're after the real footy experience Burleigh Bears Leagues Club is where you want to watch the finals this weekend. Kicking off with the AFL grand finals on Saturday in the lounge, followed by the NRL grand finals on Sunday in the Sports Bar. Sit back, relax and have a couple of cold ones while enjoying the action on the big screen.
80 Pacific Ave, Miami
Are you from the southern end of the Coast? Then Tugun SLSC is the perfect place to enjoy some footy this long weekend. With free half time snacks, drink promotions and raffle prizes to be won, you don't want to miss it!
29 O'Connor St, Tugun
AFL grand finals
Catch all the excitement and drama of the AFL finals this Saturday and head down to Southport Sharks. You can choose between four huge screens and feel the energy of a packed stadium with screaming fans and free footy food at half time, it’s going to be an unforgettable experience!
For more information or to book a unique space in Cabana Bar and Lounge or Mackenzies, please phone 5532 1155.
Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave, Southport
NRL grand finals
Waxy's Irish Pub
Even the Irish are in Footy fever. Get down to Waxy's Irish Pub, sit back, relax and enjoy a tasty $3 steak while supporting your team, all in HD on the big screen this Sunday.
3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Fisherman's Wharf Tavern
Keen for a footy party overlooking the marina this Sunday? No problem at Fisho's located right next to Marina Mirage in Main Beach. Best of all, you have the chance to win great prizes, have a couple of bevy's and FREE food at half time. See you there!
60-70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach
One50 Public House
There's a BBQ Block Party happening at One50 Republic House on NRL grand final day and you're invited! There will be food trucks, pop up bars and live entertainment in the car park, plus the NRL grand final showing on every screen around the venue! For more info and to buy tickets click here.
150 Bundall Rd, Bundall
Club Talle is another prime location to watch the NRL Grand Final this Sunday. The family friendly surf club offers you big screens to enjoy the game and delicious food and drinks to go with it.
1505 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
By Louisa von Ingelheim