Pubs to watch the AFL Grand Final
Don your colours, prime your vocal chords and join footy fans at iconic Melbourne pubs for the AFL Grand Final.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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