Best Venues to Watch the AFL Grand Final 2017

The AFL finals are about to kick off and in one of the closest seasons we have seen in years, it is sure to be a thriller. Footy fanatics are buzzing with the hope their team will be playing off in the Grand Final. Will it be the league’s favourites the Giants, last year’s premiers the Bulldogs or the boys from Tigerland who are keeping their premiership dreams alive with consecutive hard fought victories?

Gear up for the Footy event of the year- AFL Grand Final Weekend! Don’t leave your AFL Grand Final plans till the last minute this year, see what our venues have on offer during this year’s Grand Final Weekend.


Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn East

Kick things off at The Auburn with Grand Final Eve celebrations on Friday 29 September, enjoy $8 happy hour and $12 Espresso Martinis from 4-6pm.

Carry on into Grand Final Day we will be opening at 10 am and keeping the kitchen running all day. Enjoy $8 happy hour from 11am-12pm and catch every second of the game on one of our 14 screens playing the match live and loud!

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Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn, Hawthorn

Spanning across 2 levels of Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn, on 2 huge projector screens plus 4 plasmas, you won’t miss a minute of the biggest game of the year. Tickets are just $70 and include DeLuxe Burger or Veggie Burger with Chips, with all-inclusive beer, wine and cider siren to siren.

Choose to join us downstairs in ‘The Bunker’ for exclusive access to the private bar while watching the game on the big screen. Or on our top level in ‘The Coaches Box’ which includes access to the deck, as well as a private bar, while you watch it all on the big projected screen. Live music will kick off post-match from 6:30 pm.

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College Lawn Hotel, Prahran

College Lawn

Can’t make it to the ‘G’? Celebrate with us at College Lawn! With an outdoor bar serving 10 beers on tap, a backdrop of luscious greenery, and a covered section to keep you dry when bad weather hits, the College Lawn Hotel Beer Garden is the perfect spot to watch the AFL Grand Final. The doors are opening from 11 am, showing the game over 20 screens spread throughout the venue. Party on with a DJ from 6 pm.

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Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne

Get the crew together for Grand Final Day at Golden Gate!

Catch all the action LIVE & LOUD on our big screens from 12 pm. Enjoy the atmosphere of the venue and cheer your team to victory! Book your spot and score a plate of complimentary mini pies. Plus $5 Happy Hour from 4-6pm.

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The Exchange, Port Melbourne

Avoid the CBD crowds this Grand Final Day, and join us at The Exchange to watch the biggest day in AFL live and loud!

Starting on Friday, Grand Final weekend is kicking off with $10 espresso martinis from 4pm-7pm and a DJ until late. Grand Final Day we’re expecting a huge turnout with a footy themed menu and Hawthorn buckets. The Exchange will then be going into recovery mode, helping you overcome those Grand Final hangovers with $10 Bloody Marys, our Sunday roast and live acoustics from 2-5pm.

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The Local, Port Melbourne

Join us at The Local for the big game.

We’ll have all of the action live and loud, along with meat raffles and $7 pints from the first siren to the first goal. Plus go into the chance to win our door prize on the day.

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