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.
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.
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.
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.