5 Best Places to Watch State of Origin
It's almost that time of year again when every Australian gets behind either QLD or NSW. Sporting the colours of maroon or blue, get set for 3 eventful nights that divide the country - the State of Origin.
But one thing's for sure: you've got to have plans.
It doesn't matter where you are in the country, there's always numerous bars and pubs that go out of their way to make their venue the prime viewing location for the State of Origin. We've put together a list of the top spots to watch the game right here on the GC!
In no particular order.
Diceys Bar & Grill
Where: 71-77 Dawson Road, West Gladstone QLD 4680
What: One of the best pubs Gladstone has to offer! Dicey’s has amazing food to tingle your taste buds, plus they offer the best and biggest parmy in town that will satisfy every parmy lover. So head down to Dicey’s grab yourself a parmy and a pint to sit back and watch the game on one of their many big screens. There will be having plenty of giveaways on the day! Plus they have a courtesy bus that will pick you and your mates up and drop you have at home, so you can leave the keys at home!!
Tannum Sands Hotel
Where: 34 Pacific Ave, Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680
What: If you're after a relaxing time to watch the game and have the sea breeze blow through your hair then this is where you want to be! Tannum Sands Hotel is the only pub in Tannum but that doesn’t mean it is lacking food, drinks or the venue. They have it all and more that you could want to escape for a bit after work to have a drink and watch the game.
Park Avenue Hotel
Where: Crn Haynes and Main Streets, Park Avenue, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
What: Park Avenue Hotel or PA as the locals call it. Has the best that Rockhampton has to offer. Recently refurbished, it has won The Best Overall Hotel of the Year for Regional at the AHA Awards! You can sit outside or inside both over a huge screen so you can watch every second of the game, full bar service with nine beers on tap, fantastic daily specials, a kid’s corner, what else do you want to watch the game?
Where: Normanby Street, Yeppoon, Queensland 4703
What: Live & Loud on the Big Screens! Maroons take on the Blues! Bring your mates down to The Strand and watch it with atmosphere, good food and big screens! Book a Table of 6 for $55, FREE NIBBLIES & DRINKS FROM KICK OFF TO FULL TIME WHISTLE! Plus, Prizes to be won, Raffles to be had and someone will be named King of the Couch for Game Three valued at close to $800!
The Criterion Hotel Motel
Where: 150 Quay St, Rockhampton City QLD 4700
What: Celebrating 150 years, the Criterion is the home of live entertainment. Witness first-hand the passion on display between these famous rivals in the event that captivates millions of fans around the globe and forces everyone to ask - are you Maroons or are you Blues?? Secure your Spot to watch Game 1 LIVE right here at The Criterion Hotel by emailing or Calling us to book a Table. Plus since it is Hump Day why not get some Rump for dinner as it is the daily special.
Don't leave it too late to plan what you're going to do - the second game kicks off 8PM on 21st June!