It's the grand final weekend, the big one is here and it's finally returning to the sacred grounds of the MCG for the first time since 2019. If you (like many) couldn't nab a ticket, your home audio-visual set-up is less than desirable, or you're just looking to get involved in the hype, we've wrapped up some of the top spots to catch all four quarters.
Here's where to watch the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final in Melbourne this Saturday:
The CBD favourite is screening the clash in both the public bar and the beer garden, if you opt for the latter it's a $125 entry price which grants you a 4-hour drinks package with roaming dishes of food. Find out more here.
The punters' precinct, an absolute mecca for watching sports on the big screen, Fed Square will be welcoming everyone with the broadcast kicking off at 12pm. Find out more here.
The Continental Sorrento
The hotly renovated Continental Sorrento is putting on quite the spread, a four-hour session with the game on projector screens as well as live music, bbq snacks, canapes and bottomless beer and wine. Find out more.
The Esplanade Hotel
There are three options at St Kilda's finest; get into the private Gershin Room with drinks and canapes, sit down to a three-course menu alongside 3-hours of drinks, or keep it casual at the main and terrace bar. Find out more here.
Set to squeeze in up to 800 footy-keen punters, Boatbuilders is making a full day of the Grand Final. On the cards are early morning games to build the hype including handball competitions, as well as the spread of American-style bbq with platters of ribs, wings, brisket and more. Find out more here.
The Corner Hotel
Just about as close as you can get to the G on Grand Final day, The Corner Hotel will be opening up the band-room, rooftop and front bar the over 13 big screens so you won't miss a beat. It's a free-entry situation but it's a first-in-best dressed situation, so get there early. Find out more here.
The converted outdoor section in Abbotsford will be bringing in a giant screen for the grand final. It's a free-entry situation with things kicking off at 12pm and running with post-match festivities until 10pm. Find out more here.
Check out everything happening in Melbourne over here.
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