It’s that time again footy fans. Two whole days when bulk party pies washed down with bulk cans of XXXX Gold is completely acceptable. Yes, finals weekend is upon us and how good is having two reasons to celebrate!
Here are a few places to celebrate, from north to south.
Crafty’s Sports Bar
Catch both finals at Harbour Town’s sweet sports bar Crafty’s. There’s lots of next-level footy food on offer, not to mention tons of beers on tap and plenty of activities to entertain the kids if you’re taking them along. Plus of course, plenty of action on the many screens.
Where: Harbour Town Premium Outlets, Brisbane Roadd, Biggera Waters
Catch all the good times this weekend at Southport Sharks. Choose between several huge screens and feel the energy of a packed stadium with screaming fans, live entertainment after the game and 50c Wings between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Happy days.
Where: Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Avenue, Southport
Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Keen for a footy party overlooking the marina? Get down to Fisho’s. There’ll be drink specials and footy food and you can enjoy it all while relaxing by the water and watching the sun go down (in the ad breaks obviously).
Where: 60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Waxy’s Irish Pub
Get down to Waxy’s Irish Pub, sit back, relax and enjoy a tasty feast while supporting your team, all in HD on the big screen this weekend. You know the Irish like to party so this will be a good time.
Where: 3206 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
The Surfers fave is going to be one of the most happening places to be this grand finals weekend. It’ll definitely be live and it’ll definitely be loud so put your party pants on and get there. Probably best to book a seat so you don’t miss out.
Where: 3-15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise Tavern and Beer Garden
The recently revamped beer garden is the place to be for footy finals this year. Sip on frosty beverages overlooking Cavill Ave with the sun on your face and the rowdy good vibes of footy fans in the air. The perfect spot for grand finals.
Where: Cnr Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
The Star Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast is the place to be with an epic sports bar and a big old lawn to catch all the action. Get lost in all the big game buzz at the Sports Bar with 23 state-of-the-art screens including an epic 10.5m mega screen, VIP booths, a stunning outdoor terrace and all the tasty beers. Or soak up the enviable Gold Coast sunshine while relishing in the rousing game day energy on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar with all games screened live and loud.
Where: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Bloke in a Bar
It may be small in size but what this little bar lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in atmosphere. Run by former NRL player Denan Kemp, it’s a show, it’s a bar and it’s a fun place to hang with your mates and watch the footy.
Where: Shop B/71B Victoria Avenue, Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
The Broadbeach newbie is the best spot to be if you’re into US-style eats to go with your footy game. Fat Freddy’s have plenty of big screens set behind behind the bar and they’re serving up some of the best burgers, chicken wings and hot dogs around.
Where: 2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach (entry via Surf Pde)
The Sporting Globe
The Robina sports-centric bar will certainly make all your footy final dreams come true this year with 50 high definition screens including two, 5m2 screens and a nine-screen video wall to choose from. There’s absolutely no way you’ll miss a second of any of the action.
Where: The Promenade, Robina Town Centre, Robina
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, you can it back, relax and enjoy a couple of cold ones.
Where: 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami
Harry’s Sports Bar
The good time Burleigh Heads spot will be showcasing all the grand final action with a side of epic eats and frosty beers. Pull up a high table and feast your eyes on one of the many screens around the venue while also enjoying a spot of people watching while you’re at it.
Where: 1744 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Grab your friends and catch all the action of the footy Grand Finals at Currumbin RSL, it’s always a fun atmosphere. There are huge plasma screens around the Club plus beer specials and plenty of cocktails to toast the champions! Lovely.
Where: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
The Coolangatta Hotel
Head down to Coolangatta and get ready for what’s probably one of the biggest Grand Final line-ups. Watch the finals followed by live music plus food and drink specials all weekend long.
Where: Marine Parade, Coolangatta