NSW Blues State of Origin 2018 men's T-shirt
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!
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.
All three games will be screened live at the LoneStar.
Generous VIP packages are happening this year which feature front-and-centre seating, table service throughout the night, beverage packages and hot food platters. We're hungry just thinking about it!
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.
Live on TWO big screens, you can expect the Coolangatta Hotel to be packed to the rafters with the sounds of cheering each and every State of Origin game.
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 and will be showing Origin Live, Large and Loud on mega screens in the theater and Atrium Bar.
A classic State of Origin experience awaits you at the Currumbin with complimentary finger food, $4 schooners, cocktail and meal specials and the chance to win the best seat in the house.
PS - every seat here is pretty darn good, if we do say so ourselves.
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