Where to watch State of Origin live in Brisbane 2015

When it comes to the fever of a big game like the State of Origin final, location is essential. Make sure you’re front row on game night with our picks of the best places to watch in Brisbane on 8 July 2015.

Whether you’re local and keen to be surrounded by your colours as the Maroons play to take back the title, or you want to show your support for the Blues away from home, we know you want to be up close to the action. Big screens, big crowds, and, of course, big beers. What more could you want?

Best bars to watch State of Origin in Brisbane

Chalk Hotel

  • Address: 735 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD, 4102
  • Facebook: Chalk Hotel
  • Phone Number: (07) 3896 6565

The Chalk Hotel is a great option for footy fans who want the next best thing to being front row at the stadium. Book a table, order dinner and watch on the big screen, or head up to the Stumps Bar to watch the action on the plasma screens. There’s also a draw to win a bar tab, a fried platter to share with 10 friends, and access to the private area.


The Brew House

  • Address: 601 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102
  • Website: The Brew House
  • Phone Number: (07) 3891 1011

The Brew House is famous for its function venues, entertainment, and, as the name suggests, incredible selection of microbrewery beer made local in West End, Brisbane. But what about the big game? Enjoy big screens everywhere you turn whether you’re in the restaurant, lounge bar, sports bar, or beer garden.


Caxton Hotel

  • Address: 38 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, QLD 4000
  • Facebook: Caxton Hotel
  • Phone Number: (07) 3369 5544

With five bars, a multi-award winning restaurant, and a superb location amongst the trendy restaurants and bars in Caxton Street, Brisbane’s oldest licenced premises is still one of the best places to watch in the city. For the final game they've got a special set menu organised of a antipasto plate entree and choice of three mains.


The Normanby

  • Address: 1 Musgrave Road, Red Hill Brisbane QLD 4059
  • Facebook: The Normanby
  • Phone Number: (07) 3831 3353

If watching the game live on a 400-inch screen sounds good to you, then head down to The Normanby. There will be a special Meat Lovers Mixed Grill special for $19.90 happening, and you can also book out the VIP area right in front of the 6x6m screens.


The Alliance Hotel

  • Address: 320 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD 4000
  • Facebook: The Alliance Hotel
  • Phone Number: (07) 3839 0169

The Alliance is a classic choice for State of Origin night. The Big Screen is front and centre in this Spring Hill Bistro, so you can chow down on modern Aussie fare without missing a second on the action. Not enough to convince you? How about the delectable Wagyu Beef Burger and a schooner of Gold? Sold!


Riverbar and Kitchen

  • Address: Riparian Plaza, Promenade Level, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD, 4000
  • Facebook: Riverbar and Kitchen
  • Phone Number: (07) 3211 9020

With spectacular views of the river to get your ‘Go-Maroons’ juices flowing, as well as a fantastic cocktail menu, The Riverbar and Kitchen is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the game fever. Bring a group (they do large tables) and enjoy the three-course shared menu for $50 a head.



Where to buy State of Origin merchandise to show your support for Queensland.

We know you want to be as maroon as possible on State of Origin night, and we’ve got you covered if your attire needs some attention. Rebel Sport is a favourite for Aussie shoppers and for good reason: free shipping, discounts on offer with coupon code, and a selection of speciality State of Origin gear.

Queensland Maroons 2015 Men's Official On Field J...
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QLD Maroons 2015 Ladies Classic Polo
Rebel Sport
NRL Queensland State of Origin High Bounce Ball
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Where to buy the official beer of the Queensland team.

Staying in? If the thought of swarms of drunken football fans clamouring for their place at the bar gives you the shivers, then staying at home is always an excellent option. Your own couch, an obstacle-free view of the screen, and best of all, ice cold brew moments away in the fridge. Stay stocked up with the official beer of the Queensland team or branch out with some of Australia’s best craft beers.

XXXX Gold Stubbies
Dan Murphy's
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Dan Murphy's
Matilda Bay Fat Yak Pale Ale
Dan Murphy's

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