10 venues to get in on the State of Origin action

Garden Kitchen & Bar, The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach
The Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
Fisherman's Wharf Tavern, Main Beach
Melba's, Surfers Paradise

It’s that time of year again folks, State of Origin is here. Place your bets and watch the rivalry unfold. If you can’t make it to the Stadium, support your team at any of these venues.
Go Queensland!

Garden Kitchen & Bar, The Star
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 brand new Sports Bar delivers a perfect symphony of atmosphere, with a giant 10.5m screen and cinema grade surround sound.
Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach

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

Southport Sharks
Get your mates together and get to at Mackenzie’s 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, like their Loaded Queenslander and South of the Border themed pizzas.
Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Aves, Southport

Currumbin RSL
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 Avenue
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

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

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

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

Surfers Paradise Tavern & Beergarden
Surfers Paradise Tavern and Beergarden celebrates the first game in honour of burgers, beers and babes and it’s said to be one of the biggest State of Origin party’s on the Coast. You won’t find a better atmosphere anywhere on the Coast.
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

Words by Louisa von Ingelheim