Planning a big night out watching the Rugby World Cup (RWC) from a big screen in Sydney now that the Rugby World Cup is well underway? We know a few bars that are airing the RWC final on 31 October 2015.
The RWC isn’t just about the winning (though that is a bonus). It’s also about the food, the drink, the big screen and the overall atmosphere. Don’t shortchange yourself this RWC, make sure you’re surrounded by red-blooded fans cheering their team along at one of these top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Sydney.
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What time is the Rugby World Cup Final? Australia vs New Zealand
Rugby World Cup final – Australia vs New Zealand
Date: Saturday, 31 October
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Rugby World Cup final time in Australia: What time is the Rugby World Cup 2015 being played around the world?
|Argentina (ST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||1:00 PM|
|Australia (ACDT)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||2:30 AM|
|Australia (AEDT)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||3:00 AM|
|Australia (AEST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||2:00 AM|
|Australia (AWST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||12:00 AM|
|Canada (MDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||10:00 AM|
|Canada (PDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||9:00 AM|
|Canada (ADT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||1:00 PM|
|Canada (NDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||1:30 PM|
|Canada (EDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||12:00 PM|
|Canada (CST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||10:00 AM|
|England GMT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||4:00 PM|
|Fiji (DST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||5:00 AM|
|France (CET)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||5:00 PM|
|Georgia (ST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||8:00 PM|
|Ireland (GMT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||4:00 PM|
|Italy (CET)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||5:00 PM|
|Japan (ST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||1:00 AM|
|Namibia (DST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||6:00 PM|
|New Zealand (DST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||5:00 AM|
|Romania (EET)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||6:00 PM|
|Samoa (DST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||6:00 AM|
|Scotland (GMT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||4:00 PM|
|South Africa (ST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||6:00 PM|
|Tonga (ST)||Sunday, November 1, 2015||5:00 AM|
|Uruguay (ST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||1:00 PM|
|USA (CDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||11:00 AM|
|USA (DST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||8:00 AM|
|USA (EDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||12:00 PM|
|USA (HST)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||6:00 AM|
|USA (MDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||10:00 AM|
|USA (PDT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||9:00 AM|
|Wales (GMT)||Saturday, October 31, 2015||4:00 PM|
Watch the Rugby World Cup from home
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Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Sydney
Bars in the Sydney CBD
The Star’s 24/7 Bar means you’ll be able to catch every single game in the Rugby World Cup. It features three mega screens, over 50 LCD TVs and a 34-metre LCD so you won’t be able to miss a single minute of the action. Footy fever starts here.
Facebook: 24/7 Bar
Address: The Star, Pyrmont
Phone: 1800 700 700
Tucked away on York Street is one of Sydney’s most stylish sports bars. With booths that have individual screens, as well as big screens, great food and plenty of drinks, it’s got everything you need to watch the Rugby World Cup in style.
Website: York 75
Address: 75 York Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9240 3000
Where everybody knows your name, unless you’re an England fan. Only joking of course! Supporters from all around the world will be descending on Cheers to cheer on their teams during the RWC. You’d be a fool not to join them at least once.
Address: 561 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9261 8313
Couple the largest sports screen in the CBD and some top-notch food and you’re doing something right this Rugby World Cup. It’s all happening at ivy. The best bit? If you get too heated during the action there is a rooftop pool where you can cool off.
Address: 330 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9240 3006
The Irish will be a team to beat at this year’s game, and if you can’t beat them, join them at PJ Gallagher’s Irish-style sports bar. There’s good food, Guinness and it will be plenty rowdy when the Shamrocks take to the field.
Facebook: PJ Gallaghers
Address: 260 Pitt Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9264 3093
Bars in the North Shore and Northern Beaches
The Hotel Steyne
A sprawling bar that can cater to just about every taste, from the beer-swilling sports fan to the cocktail sipping diner. Great food and local beer make this one a lock in for watching the sports in Manly. The Hotel Styne is only showing the early games, so you’ll have to make other plans if that doesn't cover your team.
Facebook: The Hotel Steyne
Address: 75 The Corso, Manly
Phone: 02 9977 4977
An open-air courtyard is the icing on the cake when you head to the Hotel Ivanhoe to catch all the Rugby World Cup action. $5 Coors Schooners will also be served during live play. Head up to the sports bar to catch all the action
Facebook: Hotel Ivanhoe
Address: 27 The Corso, Manly
Phone: 02 9976 3955
Crows Nest Hotel
This place is outrageously good. Cheap drinks, tons of atmosphere and plenty of TVs makes the Crows Nest a popular destination for sports enthusiasts looking to catch the big game. Get there early to get the best view.
Facebook: Crows Nest Hotel
Address: 1 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest NSW
Phone: 02 9436 4887
Manly Wharf Bar/Hotel
For a great view of the game from an even better view check out the Manly Wharf Sports Bar. Easily accessible from the ferry terminal and a quick walk to the beach, this place is ideally located for watching the RWC.
Website: Manly Wharf Bar
Address: Manly Wharf, Manly
Phone: 02 9977 1266
Forty Baskets at Club Totem
For a quieter game-day experience check out this sports bar that serves fantastic food. There’s a big emphasis on seafood here, but there's also a menu that should suit all tastes.
Facebook: Forty Baskets
Address: 195 Condamine Street, Balgowlah
Phone: 02 9430 9000
Bars in the Inner West
A beer and burgers type joint that is much loved by all who visit it. Always busy, it gets especially rowdy when the screens are showing the big game. The Courthouse Hotel closes at midnight, so you’ll only be able to watch the early games here.
Facebook: Courthouse Hotel
Address: 202 Australia Street, Newtown
Phone: 02 9519 8273
If you’re serious about good pub food while you watch the game then check out Coopers Hotel in Newtown. Expect a crowd, especially when the Wallabies are on.
Facebook: Coopers Hotel
Address: 221 King Street, Newtown
Phone: 02 9550 3461
The Marly Bar
A bistro-style pub that stays open until the wee hours of the morning and doesn’t sacrifice gameplay for anything, Marly will be showing all the games live. Expect a crowd.
Facebook: Marly Bar
Address: Marlborough Hotel, King Street, Newtown
Phone: 02 9519 1222
An old-school pub feel, with a menu that is fresh and funky. The Vic is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the Wallabies or whoever you’re supporting at this years the World Cup. Plenty of good beer, nice prices and some fantastic pub food.
Website: The Vic
Address: 2 Addison Road, Marrickville
Phone: 02 9557 1448
Rugby World Cup merchandise and fangear
Look the part at the bar by donning your team's colours. Wallabies supporters can find a full lot of clothes on Goodscore with free shipping attached. To start you off, here are our top picks for the green and gold.
Merchandise and fangear deals
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