Where to watch the State of Origin live in Gold Coast 2016
Information verified correct on October 26th, 2016
Stuck for ideas on where to watch State of Origin on the Gold Coast?
It’s that time of year again when every Queenslander and New South Welshman dons their colour — be it maroon or blue — and gets behind their home state.
And one thing's for sure: wherever you’re from and wherever you happen to be when the game kicks off, prime viewing location and a festive atmosphere are essential ingredients for a good night out. We've rounded up the best of the best and here is our pick of some of the best places to watch live and enjoy the State of Origin on the Gold Coast.
All you need to do is come out cheering!
Mackenzie's Sports Bar @ Southport Sharks, Southport
- Address: Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Aves, Southport, QLD 4215
- Facebook: Southport Sharks
- Phone number: (07) 5532 1155
The guys at Mack’s Sports Bar are well-versed in creating the perfect atmosphere for their sports-mad patrons, and State of Origin night will be no exception. With a two-for-$9 VB special, free footy food at half time, and a chance to win the ‘Couch Time’ prize including free beverages and personal service, Mack’s is a great option for a boys’ night out.
Surfers Paradise RSL, Surfers Paradise
- Address: Level 1, 9 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
- Facebook: Surfers Paradise RSL
- Phone number: (07) 5539 8966
The family-friendly Surfer’s RSL is a much loved feature of the Gold Coast. They will make a night of it for the State of Origin with raffles and live music all night long. Bring your family (or don’t!) The game is live from 7.30pm.
LoneStar Tavern, Mermaid Waters
- Address: Cnr Markeri & Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters 4218
- Facebook: LoneStar Tavern
- Phone number: (07) 5572 2000
All three games will be screened live at the LoneStar. Wednesday night is spit roast night, so bring the family along to share the 1.2kg of prime whole rump - cooked whole on an open spit. Minimum 2 people. As a bonus, LoneStar is also offering a free pick up and drop off service anywhere along Markeri or Sunshine Blvd.
- Address: 52 Price Street, Nerang, QLD, 4211
- Facebook: Cineplex Nerang
- Phone number: (07) 5502 0222
Break from tradition, skip the pub, and take the whole family to the Nerang Cineplex where all three games will be played, live, on the big (cinema-sized) screen. Entry is free, but Cineplex have teamed up with the Animal Welfare League to collect a gold coin donation from all attendees.
- Address: Cnr Warner Street & Marine Parade Coolangatta, 4225
- Facebook: Coolangatta Hotel
- Phone number: (07) 5589 6888
Live on TWO big screens, you can expect the Coolangatta Hotel to be packed to the rafters with the sounds of cheering in its third and final State of Original party. Think Origin Doubles, live music (half time and after the game), cheap $10 meals and cheerleaders.
Atrium Bar @ Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast, Broadbeach
Jupiters Hotel and Casino needs no introduction on the Gold Coast, combining luxury accommodation, casino and gaming facilities, entertainment, as well as a range of quality bars and restaurants. Make no mistake, though, the State of Origin festivities will be just as enthusiastic here. The games will screen live on the plasma screens from 7.30pm.
- Address: 165 Duringan Stree Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218
- Facebook: Currumbin RSL
- Phone number: (07) 5534 7999
A classic State of Origin experience awaits you at the Currumbin with competitions, meal and drink specials, and even maroon coloured beer to get you in the spirit.
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