There are a few things synonymous with winters here in SE QLD: consistent swells for the surfers, balmy weather for the outdoorsy amongst us, and State of Origin for the die-hard footy fans! Last year’s series was a little different being held in November, but devoid of this, the result was still a good one — Queenslanderrrr! This year however things are back to normal with the 40th series to start on Wednesday 9th June, Game Two on Sunday 27th June, and the finale will go down on Wednesday 14th July. So, where is the best venue on the Gold Coast to catch all the action whilst enjoying great food and drinks bathed in an unsurpassed atmosphere? Look no further than The Star Gold Coast.
Both Garden Kitchen & Bar and The Sports Bar will be broadcasting all of the nail-biting action from the three games across some of the biggest screens around. And that’s not all. Hot Tomato personalities Paul “Galey” Gale and Brendon “Bossy” Boss will get the events buzzing with all the electric game-day vibes with pre and post-game entertainment and prize giveaways up for grabs at each game of the series across both venues. How good?
On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar DJ Andrea Tenille will set the mood for Game One, with the McKenzie Band and DJ Key onsite for the Queensland home game on Sunday June 27 while local favourite DJ James Canning will be on the decks to round things off for exhilarating Game Three.
The Container Kitchen on The Lawn will be open to ensure fans are fully fuelled to enjoy all of the games with special menu items, including a chargrilled black Angus beef burger with beer-battered onion rings, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burger, and Prawn and Avocado Ceviche – for those who are that little bit fancy.
Inside at The Sports Bar spectators will be treated to unequalled mega screen viewing and a stadium-like atmosphere. Broadcasting each match live, large, and the volume fully turned up, you won’t miss a second of the action.
Entry is completely free, but seating as you can imagine will be highly contested and therefore limited. So we suggest you get your gang together and reserve yourselves the ultimate Origin experience. Because why not, it’s about time you get behind your team!
For $850 you can secure a VIP Booth at The Sports Bar for you and up to 9 guests where you can revel in all the action whilst in prime position with some of the best seats in the house. You won’t go hungry or thirsty either with a $400 bar tab, two All Star food platters and two pizzas all thrown in and hand delivered right to your booth throughout the night!
Or if you’d prefer to be under the stars, book a Picnic Table on The Lawn for $200 – completely redeemable on food & beverages on the night – for you and up to 7 friends.
Words by Alex Mitcheson.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST