It’s that time of year again folks, State of Origin is here with game one set to take place on Wednesday June 5th. Place your bets and watch the rivalry unfold. If you can’t make it to the stadium, support your team at any of these epic, perfect-for-shouting-at-the-tv Gold Coast venues.
Get your mates together and get to Mackenzie’s Bat at Southport Sharks for all of the State of Origin excitement. The action will be broadcasted LIVE on the HUGE 5.25m2 screen in Mackenzie’s Sports Bar, with food and drink specials all night long. Enjoy a pizza and schooner from $19.90 and 50c wings! Yes please.
Where: Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Aves, Southport
Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Who’s keen for a State of Origin party overlooking the marina? 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!
Where: 60-70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach
Chapter & Verse
Watch the entire 2019 series LIVE on the BIG SCREENS at Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge with a wood-fired pizza and a pitcher of beer. It’s the comfiest possible way to watch the boys take the crown again. Get in there from 5pm.
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
The Star Gold Coast
Live on the Lawn is back bigger and better with the coast’s best outdoor LED mega screen taking centre stage on Garden Kitchen & Bar’s lawn. For the hardcore footy fan, the state-of-the-art Sports Bar delivers a perfect symphony of atmosphere, with a giant 10.5m screen and cinema grade surround sound. Plus, there’ll be a pre-game BBQ buffet from 5.30pm on the Sports Bar Terrace. All the best things.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Catch all the action LIVE and LOUD on the Melbas big screen along with 30 plasmas located around our venue! You won’t miss a single tackle. There’s complimentary canapes at half time and $20 burgers and brews.
Where: 46 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Watch the game live at one of Surfers Paradise most iconic venues. With a menu to please the greatest of food connoisseurs and an impressive list of Spirits, 15 beers on tap and a creative list of quirky cocktails and a substantial wine list, The Avenue is everything you would want from a night out watching the most important game of the year.
Where: 3-15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise Tavern & Beergarden
Surfers Paradise Tavern and Beergarden celebrates the first game live and loud on the big screen. It’s said to be one of the biggest State of Origin party’s on the Coast, packed to brim with revellers and one of the best game parties around.
Where: Crn. Cavill & Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
One50 Public House
One50 Public House will be showing all games live and loud on the big screen plus every other TV throughout the venue. Keep the beers flowing and the food coming, One50 Public House has got you sorted, go the Maroons!
Where: 150 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Mermaid Beach Tavern
Head on down to Mermaid Beach Tavern to watch the game on the big screen. Sit back and enjoy great drink and food specials all night long while you watch Queensland take on NSW. There are plenty of prizes to be won.
Where: 2500 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
The boys at Rosella’s have done it again, this time with a sweet shindig featuring $5 XXXX Gold schooners (yes please), $10 chicken parmy jaffles (go for these even if you don’t care for footy) and of course, all the action live on the big screen. That’s where we’ll be, probably about three jaffles and nine schooners down. What a time.
Where: 6/1734 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
Watch the first round beachside at Burleigh Pavilion. There’ll be six TVs streaming the game live and loud from 8pm and the Wednesday $20 food and drink special includes a burger with a schooner of tap beer or a glass of house wine. There’s also wood fired pizzas, nachos and fish and chips – all the best footy food. In the spirit of competition, owner, Ben May will shout a round for everyone in the bar on the night if Queensland win over New South Wales. Don’t miss that.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
Grab your gang and come dressed in your State of Origin colours to catch all the footy action on the big screens. Complimentary finger food will make its way around and they’re offering $4 schooners of Australian tap beer from whistle to whistle. You also have a chance to WIN the best seats in the house!
Where: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
The Coolangatta Hotel
Catch Game 1 live and loud on the big screens. See all the pre-game action while you enjoy one of their epic meal deals or just sit back with a cold one thanks to XXXX GOLD and WIN instant prizes.
Where: Cnr Warner Street & Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Words by Louisa von Ingelheim