There are two good reasons to go out to watch the big fight: pay TV is expensive and you can't get that electric crowd energy at home. That's why you should make tracks for these Sydney bars and pubs to see boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs UFC heavyweight Conor McGregor, in what's pitted to be the money fight of 2017.
Want more of Sydney's best pubs? Check out the winners from the Time Out Sydney 2017 Pub Awards.
Where to watch the UFC in Sydney
Enjoy a virtual ringside seat when Event Cinemas screen the big match. The exclusive partnership between Event Cinemas, Foxtel and Fox Sports will see the fight screened in cinemas across the state, with ticket options starting at $28 per person. So grab your popcorn and get ready for the biggest screening of the biggest money game in country.
This red neon lit bar will be screening the big fight. With Coors and PBRs to accompany your barbecue platter and chilli cheese fries, Surly's will be sure to keep you fed and watered throughout the fight. Also try the Bloody Caesar here – after a big night out, this cocktail is the drink equivalent of a sympathetic pat on the back followed by some stirring words about glory lasting forever.
Want more sporting action?
The year starts with cricket, and once the test commentary has faded we move on to the tennis, followed by the AFL, NRL, and Union, with some basketball, soccer and netball thrown in for good measure. And now that Australians have also developed a taste for international leagues and tournaments, we also try to follow the NFL, the NHL, the NBA and the English Premier League. What we're trying to say is that there's a whole lot of excellent sport to be watched, and if you don't have cable, or like the atmosphere that only fans en masse creates, this is where to watch it in Sydney.