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Where to watch the State of Origin

Cheer on the blues at these rugby-friendly Sydney pubs
fireworks going off on a football field
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.

Bars, Pubs

The Balmain Hotel

icon-location-pin Balmain

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.

Pizza at Public House Petersham
Bars, Pubs

Public House Petersham

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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.

Bars, Breweries

4 Pines Brewing Company

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Four Pines will be heralding each game of Origin with a tap takeover. Head Brewer Andrew Twedell will kick off the night at with a discussion on all things craft beer. There will also be $12 pizzas and happy hour prices right up until full time.

Beer garden at Courthouse Hotel
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Pubs

Courthouse Hotel

icon-location-pin Newtown

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.

24/7 Sports Bar

24/7 Sports Bar

icon-location-pin Darling Harbour

The 24/7 Sports Bar is your destination with The Star for all things sports-relatedand on Origin night it goes off. 

A shot of three beers side by side at The Lord Gladstone. A dog
Bars, Pubs

The Lord Gladstone

icon-location-pin Chippendale

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.

Bars, Pubs

The Beresford Hotel

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

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.

Bars, Pubs

The Vic

icon-location-pin Marrickville

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

Photograph: The Lady Hampshire
Bars, Pubs

The Lady Hampshire

icon-location-pin Camperdown

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. 

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