Best Pubs and Bars Showing the State of Origin Live on TV - FANZO

Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing State of Origin Live

Finding a sports bar to watch your favorite sport is not always easy and finding the best of the best is even tricker. But FANZO is here to help! Catch the excitement of State of Origin down at one of the seriously good venues below. Whether it’s a big screen you're looking for, delicious food, or an unmatchable atmosphere, these venues have it all.


Watson's EQ

Moore Park

With numerous screens to watch the game on it doesn't get much better than Watson's EQ. Located in the heart of Sydney's entertainment area, Watson's newly revamped space has something for all. Sit outside under the lit-up trees in their magnificent beer garden or hit up their sleek inside bar for all your Origin action. While you're there make sure you try out one of your pub favorites and even grab yourself a drink or two. You won't be disappointed.

Toxteth Hotel


If it's ambience you're after then the Toxteth Hotel is the one for you. Being a newly renovated venue with modern interior, a wide range of food and drinks selections and a big screen to watch the game on, the atmosphere at Toxteth Hotel is unmatchable.



You're set to have an amazing experience at Fridays. With a fantastic location, looking over the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge, Friday's has great waterfront views, delicious food, and great service. If you're a Marron fan wanting to support Queensland battle it out against New South Wales, Friday's is the place to be.

Buffalo Bar


Buffalo Bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat while watching the Origin. With a cracking outdoor area filled with plenty of screens and seats to watch the match, what more could you want? If you're thinking of heading down make sure you try their port belly bites and chicken wings. You won't be able to get enough of them!

The Prince Consort


The Prince Consort is a large venue that knows how to cater to all your sporting needs. Food, ice-cold drinks, State of Origin games live? They have it all. Whether you want to watch the games on their 'Wall of Glory' or their Stadium Screen, you get to be a part of the unmatchable atmosphere while watching the biggest rivalry in rugby league.

The Star Gold Coast


The Gold Star Gold Coast is a big-screen galore. With plenty of screens, comfy seats and bevs to choose from they understand how to make sport enjoyable. If you're looking to support the Queensland Marrons be sure to check this one out.

Hawthorn Hotel


The Hawthorn Hotel, a Melburnian classic. The Hawthorn Hotel combines a modern bar and restaurant with plenty of screens and space to watch the State of Origin. With the friendly atmosphere of a traditional pub and a fantastic beer selection, it's no wonder they're a crowd favorite.

Turf Sports Bar


Located right in the CBD of Melbourne, Turf Bar is THE bar to watch your favorite sports at. The traditional Australian venue has a wealth of history behind it and is definitely a venue you must try if you haven't before. With an old, classical style interior and a large screen to watch the match on, Truf bar is an experience you don't wanna miss.

The Precinct Hotel


Known for its massive footy crowds, The Precinct Hotel knows how to do sport. It's the perfect spot to have a couple of beers with mates and watch the action and thrills that is the State of Origin. With five screens all throughout the venue, two of those being magnificent 2.m screens (indoor and outdoor) you're spoilt for choice.

Victoria Park Hotel


Located in Victoria Park, this venue is one of Perth's hidden gems. With a newly renovated beer garden and sports always on the big screen, the Victoria Park Hotel is a great place to catch the Origin games. They have plenty of drinks to choose from and their chefs know a thing or two about nailing pub food too.