0 Love It
Save it

Where to watch the State of Origin

Cheer on the blues at these rugby-friendly Sydney pubs

Photograph: Pierre Roudier

There's not a lot that'll make the great state of New South Wales down tools and come together faster than the State of Origin series each year. The reality is that any pub worth its salt will have the game on, but these Sydney venues are going to extra mile with big screens and specials for the army of blue that'll be packing the bar on Origin night.

The Balmain Hotel

The big screens will be on for the State of Origin at the Balmain Hotel, and to keep your energy up for the big game there're $14 steaks on offer on the night.

Read more
Balmain

Palings Kitchen and Bar

Ivy's Courtyard restaurant will be screening the game live and loud on a huge outdoor screen. Grab a kanom jeen from the little Thai cabana in the corner, or a schnitzel finger sandwich from Palings. You'll also get $5 schooners pre-game and half-time and if NSW win, the offer will run for an hour after the game.

Read more
Sydney

Public House Petersham

At this gussied up Petersham pub you'll find a huge HD projector screen and good sound. They’ve also added a whole lot more furniture so everyone can bung in together for a pub dinner.

Read more
Petersham
Advertising

The Lady Hampshire

The Lady Hampshire's had some work done, but still retains the bones of the original and the feel of a neighbourhood pub. Here you'll also find the Origin games screened on the projector out the back and on the screens inside. 

Read more
Camperdown

The Beresford Hotel

The Berro will be doing  a $25 pizza and pint or $23 burger and pint offer to keep your hunger at bay while you're watching the game. You'll find big screen upstairs and back downstairs four screens showing the game.

Read more
Surry Hills

Courthouse Hotel

The Courty loves a game of footy, and when there’s a bite in the air that makes sitting in the garden a little too chilly for comfort, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon that posting up on one of the bar stools and watching the footy over a jug of beer and a Courty burger.

Read more
Newtown
Advertising

The Paddington

The Paddo will be doing $5 schooners of Hahn Super Dry pre-game and half-time and if NSW claim victory they'll continue the deal for an hour after the game. Add in a roast chook ($39 for a whole bird, gravy, fries and a bowl of crisp cos leaves) and you've got your hump day sorted. 

Read more
Paddington

Greengate Hotel

The Greengate Hotel is celebrating Origin by going big, and by that we mean they're turning on the six-metre by five-metre outdoor screen. 

Read more
Killara

Papi Chulo

For an hour before the game Papi Chulo will be frying up 50c wings and $15 burgers to get you warmed up. And bonus: if NSW win, the deal will go on for an hour after the game.

Read more
Manly
Advertising

The Oxford Tavern

Origin night doesn't need to break the bank when you can lob into the Oxford Tavern and knock back $10 buckets of hot wings and $12 jugs of Tooheys and Hahn.

 

Read more
Petersham

The London Hotel - Paddington

Like we needed more reasons to grab some mates and watch the footy, but the State of Origin plus two-for-one pizzas at the London is a compelling argument. 

Read more
Paddington

The Lord Gladstone

Our favourite party pub is also a sports-lovers hub and on Origin night they'll have the game live on the big screen with full commentary.

Read more
Chippendale
Advertising

The Norfolk

The Cleveland Street staple will have $12 jugs of Hawthorn Brewing Company Golden Ale and $5 hot diggity dogs. Score!

Read more
Redfern

Quarrymans Hotel

Pyrmont's craft beer pub is pitting NSW and QLD craft breweries against each other when the Blues take on the Maroons on Origin night. Head up to the lounge bar where the big screen will be on, and cast a vote for the local brewers. 

Read more
Pyrmont

The Vic

All three Origin games are going to be shown on every available screen at the Vic. 

Read more
Marrickville
Advertising
Show more

Prefer laughs to tackles?

The best free comedy in Sydney

It's getting harder and harder to find free fun in Sydney – but these stand-up and open mic nights have zero cover charge, giving you more bucks for beverages and snacks.

Read more
By: Dee Jefferson