Bars & Pubs

Where To Watch The State Of Origin In Sydney

By kimmi
27th May 2015


Image credit: The Oaks Hotel

It’s back again. The time of the year where we get fiercely proud of our State. Whether you’re a Blues fan (yay you!), or Maroons fan (get out), you’re going to need somewhere to watch the game and shake your fists at your rivals. Here are some Sydney bars where you can watch State of Origin.

Palings at the Ivy


Boasting the biggest screen in the CBD, Palings at the Ivy is serving $22 beer kettles to get you through the highly anticipated rivalry between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons. Watch the action with the best seat in the house by booking a VIP package and indulge in Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm before kick off at 8pm. 

York 75


Don’t compromise on comfort and style just because you’re watching a footy match. The mahogany walls, private leather booths and twenty LED screens at York 75 provide a classy and upscale atmosphere for all those posh sports fanatics. 

Open Monday- to Friday from 11:30am till late and Saturdays from 5pm till late.

24/7 Sports Bar at The Star


To all those die-hard sports fans, you can cheer on your favourite team all day and night at the 24/7 Sports Bar at The Star. Their new 10m x 5m MEGA LED screen plus five huge projection screens make it feel like you’re there (kind of). You can make it a whole event by booking VIP tables and enjoy the action together. 

The Bucket List

Bondi Beach

From Wednesday to Sunday The Bucket List is open from 11am to late. This means that you can witness the ultimate Aussie-sporting rivalry surrounded by the iconic sand and surf of Bondi. Fans can experience all the feels of the game on the big screen while enjoying $15 mussels and $15 jugs all night. 

The Beresford

Surry Hills

Get pumped for the 8pm kick off with Happy Hour at The Beresford from 5-7pm. You can cheer for your favourite team (GO NSW!) in front of the big screen and fill up on free footy food and $22 beer kettles throughout the night.

Coogee Bay Hotel


It’s game on from 8pm in the Sports Bar at Coogee Bay Hotel. Experience the live State of Origin atmosphere on their big screen and relax at Sydney’s biggest beer garden.

The Oaks Hotel

Neutral Bay

Pick a State, grab a mate and feast on steak at The Oaks Hotel in Neutral Bay. Dig into one of Sydney’s best pub steaks and other moreish snacks before, during or after the kick-off until late.

The Great Northern Hotel


With the promise of screening the State of Origin match on every one of their screens, you won’t miss a minute of the action at The Great Northern Hotel in Chatswood. 

The Rag and Famish

North Sydney

Rag and Famish’s newly opened beer garden is the perfect spot to catch all the live action of the game. What’s equally as awesome as watching the Blues smash the Maroons, is their Wednesday Badge draw from 6pm-8pm. You can win $1,000 and celebrate in style.

The Marlborough Hotel


Cheer the Blues to victory at the Marlborough Hotel in Newtown. With a spacious bar, energetic atmosphere and $10 Korean fried chicken on Wednesdays, what more could you ask for?

Kirribilli Hotel


It’s Pint of Origin time at Kirribilli Hotel this game season. They will be serving $8 pints of NSW and QLD craft beers so your taste buds can also determine who will reign supreme this year.

Open from 10am-midnight, Monday to Saturday and until 10pm on Sunday.

Golden Sheaf Hotel

Double Bay

Get behind the Blues this State of Origin series at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay. Having these matches on a Wednesday means you can enjoy $5 house spirits and Coronas from 9-11pm. Watch all the live action on the big screen at their famous beer garden that will surely be bustling with pumped up sports fans. 

Harlequin Inn


“The Harley” is Sydney’s premier rugby and sporting pub, so head in for all your State of Origins needs. Enjoy the match with drink specials and cheap Carlton Draught jugs from 7:30pm. They even have a jersey giveaway on the night so have all your fingers and toes crossed.

Clovelly Hotel


Experience the ultimate grudge match live and loud this State of Origin series at the Clovelly Hotel. Get in early to grab $5 house drinks from 5pm and secure the best seats in front of the big screen. Why not tuck into their $15 Wednesday night steak while your there and prepare for a lively night.

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