This footy season has been a wild ride, from games without fans to no games at all, relocations to hubs and even discussion of the Grand Final being held in Perth (we still haven’t gotten over that). But this Saturday will see Richmond and Geelong go head to head at The Gabba, marking the end of the most unpredictable season of AFL in history.
Bars and pubs across Perth are gearing up for an action-packed afternoon, and whether this is the biggest day in your 2020 calendar, you’re just there for the party or you like to watch grown men turn into emotional wrecks—this is the definitive list of the spots to catch the big game. Bounce down is at 4.30pm on Saturday 24 October, don't be late.
Here’s where to watch the AFL Grand Final in Perth. Game on.
The Camfield is Australia’s biggest pub and it will definitely be at capacity on game day. This is one of the best spots to really feel the roar of the crowd, with six bars, a microbrewery, beer garden, container bar and restaurant—where else would you want to catch the match? There’ll be food vendors so you can quickly run and get a bite in between quarters. There’s no need to book—everyone can walk right in.
Bounce down to Market Grounds to catch the biggest game of the year. With half time entertainment and prizes up for grabs, it's a no brainer. Round up your mates and go all out with a siren to siren package for $89 per person—including free flowing tap beers, ciders, wine and aperol spritz, plus a fully loaded AFL platter stacked with beef sliders, sausage rolls, shepherds pies and buffalo chicken wings, it’s a no-brainer.
Plonk yourself down in front of any of the big screens at The Court and get ready to catch all of the action that Grand Final day has to offer. While the game plays live and loud, go ahead and make the most of drink specials like $6 beers and $10 cocktails.
The Wembley Hotel
What better way to round out the season than at this old favourite? It will be one hell of a party at The Wembley, with indoor and outdoor bars, footy food and plenty of screens for a good view of the game. Entry is free but we suggest booking a VIP package to secure your spot—for $110 you can score yourself three hours of free flowing drinks plus gourmet canapes.
The Guildford Hotel
With bevvies and some serious dude food, you’ll be in footy heaven at The Guildford. You can take the hassle out of game day by reserving a table, and if you want to up the ante with an epic feast, we suggest ordering the sticky lamb ribs, Butterfield beef brisket and sides from the pitmaster selection.
The Left Bank
Soak in the footy fever and enjoy the sunshine on the biggest day of the sporting year. The Left Bank is setting up massive screens in the beer garden with plenty of food and drink to choose from, including a classic chicken parmi, and walk-ins are welcome.
Big beer-garden? Check. Big crowd? Check. Big screens? Check. Wear your team’s colours (even if they haven’t made it) to The Queens and get ready for a ripper final. To sweeten the deal, there's $8 glasses of prosecco and $7 pints all day long. VIP packages with bottomless drinks are also available but get in quick so you don't miss out.
Secure a good spot in the beer garden and you’ll be all set. There’s free entry and no reserved seating so get in early. If you want to be a little more dignified while you shout at the TV, The Inglewood has a restaurant package for $85 per person. It includes four drinks, table service and share plates. Doors open at 10am.
Crown Sports Bar
Consider this: Crown has the biggest sports bar screens in Australia, so get ready to see every single blade of grass and bead of sweat on the ground at The Gabba. They’ll also be serving pints from just $8 for the big game.
The Generous Squire
Grab your mates and catch bounce down at The Generous Squire. If you have a group of six or more you qualify for a $50 siren to siren package that includes bottomless craft beers, tap cider, house wines, bubbles and soft drinks—how could we say no?
Scarborough Beach Bar
AFL Grand Final, the beach and a bar, could you get more Aussie? Watch the game at Scarborough Beach Bar across the two metre mega screen with $8 pints, half price spritz and $6 prosecco from siren to siren. If you get hungry, go ahead and order from the grazing menu—with pulled pork tacos, szechuan pepper squid, oysters, olives and more, you’ll be sure to satisfy your game day appetite.