13 bars to watch the footy grand finals

It’s that time again football fans, yep, grand final weekend is upon us. As always, it’s gonna be a big one so grab your favourite subby cooler and your loudest screaming voice and buckle up. 

The AFL is kicking off the footy party this Saturday September 30th, with a clash between teams that are from nowhere near the Gold Coast – The Richmond Tigers and Adelaide Crows. A little closer to home, the North Queensland Cowboys will take on the Melbourne Storm.

Clearly there are many bars on the Coast, so we've made it easy for you to sip schooners while screaming at the TV with your squad.

AFL and NRL grand finals

The Star
Your fave casino is bringing you closer to the action than ever before showing both finals live on the big screen. Watch the AFL at the Sports Bar and make a day of it by booking a package with shared food platters, beverages and a private table.

The NRL will show 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.
Where: 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 finals with plenty of prizes, giveaways, sweeps and a Surfers Paradise special – bikini waitresses. 
Where: 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.
Where: 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 ups this long weekend. There’ll be giveaways, raffles and prizes to be won thanks to XXXX GOLD and Bundaberg Rum.
Where: Marine Parade, Coolangatta

Broadbeach Tavern
The 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 afterwards.
Where: Oasis Shopping Centre Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach

Currumbin RSL
Grab your friends and catch all the grand final action at Currumbin RSL. Both games will be shown on multiple TV's in the Main Bar and TAB. There’ll be complimentary finger food during half time and $4 schooners of Aussie tap beer.
Where: 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.
Where: 80 Pacific Ave, Miami

Tugun SLSC
If you’re from the southern end of the Coast 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!
Where: 29 O'Connor St, Tugun


Southport Sharks
Catch all the excitement and drama of the AFL finals this Saturday at Southport Sharks. 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 time!
Where: Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave, Southport


Waxy's Irish Pub
Even the Irish have 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.
Where: 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Fisherman's Wharf Tavern
Keen for a footy party overlooking the marina this Sunday? That ain’t no thang at Fisho's in Main Beach. Best of all, you have the chance to win great prizes, enjoy a couple of bevvys and scoff FREE food at half time. See you there!
Where: 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’ll be food trucks, pop up bars and live entertainment in the car park, plus the NRL grand final showing on every screen.
Where: 150 Bundall Rd, Bundall

Club Talle
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.
Where: 1505 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

By Louisa von Ingelheim