The best places in Perth from Joondalup to Mandurah to watch the AFL Grand Final

An Eagles fan at yesterday's open training session at Subiaco Oval. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
An Eagles fan at yesterday's open training session at Subiaco Oval. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

IT’s a day where it is socially acceptable to scream ‘holding the ball’ next to an innocent bystander, yell ‘McGovern’ in an attempt to shatter glass or claim that you supported Collingwood in the dark ages.

This year’s AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday, September 29, and bounce down is at 12.30pm.

With the West Coast Eagles about to play in a seventh Grand Final, there is even more incentive for local fans to get down and cheer for their team.

No matter where you find yourself, we have the best spots in Perth to watch the big dance.

1. Yagan Square

If you find yourself in the city, bounce down will be impossible to miss at Yagan Square, with the game being broadcasted live on the iconic Digital Tower. If you’re feeling hungry you’ll find a range of options at Yagan Square that are family friendly.

2. The Camfield

Located next to Optus Stadium, their usual pre-game event will be the same for the Grand Final; no bookings, everyone can walk in, food vendors, a big screen and a whole lot of atmosphere.

3. The Island Brewhouse

Located in the Florence Hummerston Building on Elizabeth Quay, the Island Brew House will broadcast the game live on the big screens with free entry. The venue will offer drink and food specials on the day, with the wood-fired pizza oven cranking.

4. The Leederville Precinct

The Leederville Precinct will be playing the game across all venues – The Garden, Blue Flamingo and Bill’s Bar and Bites. For those who want to kick on, The Blue Flamingo will be hosting an event and after party with a $25 pint and pub classics special running all day as well as $5 select pints.

5. The Raffles Hotel

With riverside views, the Raffles Hotel will have a marquee on the al fresco with the game showing on the big screen as well as several screens on the ground floor, inside and outside. There will be footy specials available siren to siren including $6 select pints, and $20 for a burger or pizza with a pint.

6. The Guildford Hotel

Watch the Grand Final live and loud across multiple screens at The Guildford Hotel. They are also giving away an ultimate gold class couch pack for four mates; fill in your details here to enter the draw.

7. Optus Stadium

Watch the Grand Final on the big screen at Perth’s home of football with tickets on sale Tuesday morning for the Grand Final on the Grass event.

8. The Queens Hotel

Situated on Beaufort Street, from 12pm onwards the Queens Hotel will offer $10 champagne all day, the game displayed on screens across the venue, full table service and $15 pitchers.

9. Market Grounds

Market Grounds will play the game live across the venue accompanied by $15 Hahn Superdry jugs. They will also offer a siren to siren package for $55 per head, which includes all tap beers, ciders, house wine, bubbles and soft drink as well as a footy feed for the group. Book a table at book@marketgrounds.com.au.

10. The Stables Bar

The Stables and Belvedere Vodka have paired together to offer a four-course menu with your choice of five delicious cocktails from the world’s premium vodka distillers for $99 per head. Tickets can be purchased here.

11. Crown Sports Bar

The Crown Sports Bar will show the game on its boasted biggest and highest quality sports bar screens in Australia, spanning over 139.3sqm. If you feel like a meal you can get it delivered from the Merrywell or you can step out at halftime and indulge in the array of restaurants Crown has to offer.

12. Bob’s Bar

Watch the game live on one of the three big screens on the rooftop of Bob’s Bar. There will be $8 pints and $4 middies as well as a $20 Bob’s Box including a cheeseburger, wings, fries and a middy of Cbco. Reserve a table at info@printhall.com.au.

13. The Royal

The Royal Sports Bar will offer a footy bites menu and 3x Asahi pints for $25, available an hour either side of the siren. They also have two private sports packages available, one at $350 which includes a reserved area for 15 people, a private screen, $200 bar tab and five pizzas. And the other at $550, including a reserved area for 20 people, a private screen, $350 bar tab and seven pizzas. Book packages at info@theroyaleastperth.com.

14. The Globe

The Globe will host a pie and pint party. Tickets cost $20 per person, which include a game in the pop-up sports bar, pint on arrival and pies at halftime.

15. Haynes Bar and Grill 

Haynes will give away a free party platter for tables of eight while select pints are just $5 whistle to whistle or enjoy the massive West Coast Eagles inspired Dirty Bird burger.

16. Murphy’s Irish Pub 

The pub will have two mega screens and five plasma screens with a halftime handball comp. Murphy’s is hosting a team guernsey after party with a complimentary drink on arrival for those in their team colours.

17. Woodvale Sports Bar 

Pints are just $7.50 with the game playing live and loud on the big screen.

18. Varsity Bar Joondalup 

Enjoy AFL on the big screens at this American College style sportsbar – the burgers are amazing!