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Want to yell expletives at the television screen in public? Enjoy free beers and giveaways? Then here’s all the best spots to watch the Blues and Maroons clash in Sydney, right after this compilation video of interstate punch-ons:
Go the Blues!!! Come down to The Keg &a Brew tonight and watch the State of Origin Live & Loud on our Big Screens at 8:15pm!! We’ll be pouring $5 schooners of Balmain Pale & VB // with every VB purchase you’ll go in the draw to WIN a personalised blues jersey valued at $160! // See you Tonight!!! #drinkgoodbeer #kegandbrew #stateoforigin2017 #gotheblues #beer
Sitting at the tail end of Foveaux Street and a heartbeat from Central station, this is a good option for those who want to head to the game straight after the nine-to-five with no fuss. Keg & Brew will be serving up $5 schooners of Balmain Pale & VB, while every purchase of a VB will put you in the draw to win a personalised Blues jersey worth $160. One $160 jersey is worth 32 schooners of VB, so keep purchasing them until you win. Extra points for the flag decorations.
26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
If you reside in the IW, then Newtown Hotel will be showing the game live and loud with cheap beers and burgers, as well as extra cheap pizzas for all. The kicker? They’ll be doing a bar shout after every single game if NSW win! Yep, that’s right – you could be rewarded with free beers for the Blues’ hard work. Plus, they’ll be announcing a grand prize where you’ll be able to watch Game 3 in the venue’s cinema, complete with a pizza and drink package worth $500. Not bad.
174 King St, Newtown
Paddington way, The Village Inn will be serving up $10 wings and half price jugs of brew for the Origin crowds. But the best part? You’ll get a free schooner on arrival until first points are scored! Head along, bring your mates and keep hoping that everybody misses their penalty goals and that it’s 0-0 at full time.
9-11 Glenmore Rd, Paddington
Beach Road Hotel is known for its electric Wednesday nights, and we can only imagine that tonight is going to be rammed in the heartland of Roosters’ territory. Plenty will be here cheering on Mitchell Pearce & co with t-shirt giveaways and jug specials, and afterwards, you can head upstairs for the weekly SOSUEME party, which will be hosting Moonbase (fresh from his Anderson.Paak collaboration) and Melbourne party-starter Mimi, plus others.
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
The Gladdy brings in a steady stream of NFL, UFC and NRL fans through its doors with every major sporting event, and the Origin is set to be no different. There’s multiple screens indoors as well as a new one installed in the outdoor beer garden, with toasty heaters to keep you warm during the full 80 minutes. Before watching a full match of muscly dudes bashing into each other, head upstairs to Goodspace Gallery for some more down-tempo entertainment with an art show from Ben Brown and Kentaro Yoshida.