Footy fans will be hanging on the edge of their seats for State of Origin’s match three decider.
On the hunt for some seriously buzzing atmosphere, along with some good grub and bargain beverages to wash it all down? We’ve got the best places for you to watch State of Origin across the Gold Coast. Whether you’re a Maroon or Blues supporter, there’s nothing like watching the game live and loud with a crowd.
Win or lose, you’ll be happy you hit up these GC greats for Wednesday’s kick off.
Crafty’s Sports Bar
True sports fans of the Northern Gold Coast converge on Crafty’s Sports Bar for casual meals, flowing craft beers and atmosphere plus. Go all out this Wednesday and drop $100 for a 2.5-litre beer tower plus two buckets of Crafty’s Fried Chicken and sides. Score full table service all night when you book a booth; just make sure you bring your pom poms or loudest cheer to win team gear throughout the night.
Harry’s Sports Bar
You’ll find a cool crowd and vibrant vibe at Burleigh’s hottest sports bar, Harry’s Sport Bar. Warm up with $20 two-litre Coors beer towers available all night and ensure your stamina thanks to Wally Lewis Wednesdays, aka $15 burger and fries—amplified by giveaways and live State of Origin action across multiple screens.
The Star Gold Coast
If you’re looking for one of the most happening spots to watch State of Origin on the Gold Coast—this is it. At The Star Gold Coast, stay warm indoors at the Sports Bar Terrace, watch the action across multiple jumbo screens and line your stomach with a special edition menu featuring Queenslander pizzas and the Origin All Star Platter. Or rug up and grab a beanbag on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar for an Origin night with flair and ‘Flan’. Hosted by 102.9 Hot Tomato, watch the game on the mega outdoor screen surrounded by food trucks and plenty of bars. Less time spent in lines means more cheering.
We love Rosella’s, like A LOT. On Wednesday, expect this hip Burleigh bar to be packed to the rafters when they telecast State of Origin game three on a pull-down projector screen. These legends will be selling $5 XXXX Gold schooners and $10 chicken parmy jaffles, plus some of the best cocktails in town.
With its absolute beachfront locale, Burleigh Pavilion is a new crowd fave to watch State of Origin on the Gold Coast. The dinner is cheap and the screens are many, so grab a bargain burger and a schooey or vino for only $20 at the Beach Bar, and enjoy the game across six screens with the ocean as your backdrop.
Chapter & Verse, Marriott
Enjoy game three in style with big screens and a pretty alfresco setting at Marriott Hotel’s Chapter & Verse. This Wednesday, $35 will get you a crispy wood-fired pizza and a pitcher of beer. Basically, it’s an excuse to dress up mid-week without giving your wallet a workout.
The Coolangatta Hotel
Get rowdy right on the borderline of NSW and QLD as our states go head-to-head for game three. At The Coolangatta Hotel, make your loyalty known and order your Steak of Origin for $25 to get the night rolling. Pledge your allegiance with a Queensland Steak topped with half a Moreton Bay Bug and washed down with a XXXX Gold, or order the New South Wales Steak complete with chilli prawns and a VB. With all screens streaming the game, you’re in for a big one at the Cooly Hotel.
If you’re yet to check out the newly renovated The Broadbeach (formally Liars Bar), make it your go-to for State of Origin on the Gold Coast. Join the scrum at The Broadbeach for a cliffhanger decider with giant screens, giveaways and the chance to win an authentic Maroons jersey.
Burleigh Heads Hotel
Join the locals at the Burleigh Heads Hotel, where you can watch the State of Origin action with a pot and parmy for $10 or throw down $25 for a half rack of ribs and chips. Book a VIP table in front of the big screen, order a beer tower and two bowls of wings for $30, then up the ante by calling the first try in the scorer’s comp for a $300 cash prize. Cheap and cheerful at its finest.
Image Credit: Crafty's Sports Bar