Top 10 pubs

AFL Grand Final Day

1. Young & Jackson

On the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets, Young & Jackson is a Melbourne icon and with a long history of Grand Final action. Expect big screens and equally big crowds.
1 Swanston Street, Melbourne

2. The Duke

Melbourne's oldest licensed pub, The Duke opens its doors at 7am on Grand Final Day and offers footy-watching fun and post-game entertainment from the front bar right up to the rooftop.
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne

3. The Imperial

A renowned sports pub with an enviable location on the corner of Bourke and Spring streets, the Imperial is serving up a bottomless Grand Final breakfast on the ground floor and an all-day rooftop BBQ.
2-8 Bourke Street, Melbourne

4. The Rose

A long-standing Fitzroy footy pub, the Rose has been renovated but has stuck close to its sport-watching roots. The corner hotel is an extension to many a local loungeroom and serves up all your favourite pub grub.
406 Napier Street, Fitzroy

5. The Great Northern

Boasting one of Melbourne's biggest beer gardens, the Great Northern is a top spot to gather the gang for the game. It's dog friendly too, so no-one has to miss out. Book ahead for the bistro. Arrive early for the beer garden.
644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

6. Northcote Social Club

Hot pies, drink specials and free entry. The NSC is swapping live music for footy and flinging open its doors at 11am on Grand Final Day to screen the game in the front bar, the bandroom and on the heated outdoor deck.
301 High Street, Northcote

7. The London Tavern

Hear the MCG crowd roar from Richmond's London Tavern. A local footy institution, The London's bar and beer garden is packed with fans year round, so expect a mighty crowd on Grand Final Day.
238 Lennox Street, Richmond

8. Richmond Club Hotel

Another local institution just a short stroll from the MCG, the sprawling three-level Richmond Club Hotel is opening its doors at 8am on Grand Final Day. Book ahead for pre-match breakfast, lunch or dinner.
100 Swan Street, Richmond

9. The Grosvenor

Catch the big game on big screens at this iconic Bayside local on St Kilda's Brighton Road. The Grosvenor has been serving up beer and grub to the people since the 1800s – gather your people for the game.
10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East

10. The Middle Park Hotel

Up your dining game on Grand Final Day at the Middle Park Hotel, where fine food and wine sits side-by-side with classic pub grub. Watch the game on screens throughout the pub or treat yourself to a private booth for the day.
102 Canterbury Road, Middle Park

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