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 Courty loves a game of footy, and to really get you into the spirit of the State of Origin they're offering a $20 Queensland burger with a schooner of Carlton Draught or a NSW burger with VB. Plus you can keep things on a simmer with $15 jugs of VB, Reschs and Carlton.
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 brews from Akasha Brewing Company or the Sunshine State interlopers from Bacchus Brewing Co.
Humpday never looked so good as when you've got an Origin game on the big screens and a $15 pie and burger special winging its way to your table. Back it up with a jug of Tooheys for $12 and buckets of Fourex stubbies for $20. And if you're worried about space, you can reserve a spot on the night.