2015 AFL Grand Final parties around the world
Thursday, October 01 2015 @ 10:08 am ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The Grand Final is set. 2014 Premiers Hawthorn taking on the vastly improved West Coast Eagles at the MCG this Saturday afternoon Melbourne time. For the past 10 years, World Footy News has collated an extensive list of Grand Final Parties around the world to help viewers find them. And with the 2015 AFL Grand Final being just over 1 day away we are calling for clubs around the world to send details of your party to us, so that fans of the game in your country/city can watch the big game with you.
You can either post details as a comment below (you must register before you are able to post a comment or login via Facebook) or email firstname.lastname@example.org - all these details will be collated as per previous years.
Many of these events are major fundraisers for footy clubs around the world, so get along to watch a great game of footy and help them out.
Events will be added here as they are sent to us.
ASIA (More details and updates at http://www.afl-asia.com/2015-official-afl-asia-grand-final-parties/)
Where: Join the Borneo Bears for 2015 AFL Grand Final at Novotel, Balikpapan.
When:Saturday 3rd October 2015 10.30AM – Game Starts 12.00.
For table bookings please contact: email@example.com
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Where: Game On Sports Bar 115 Ho Tung Mau, District 1, HCMC
When: Saturday October 3rd, 9am – 3pm
It’s game on again at Game On! Heaps of prizes, auction items, raffles and more. The best value Grand Final party in town with tickets just 1.1m for breakfast, lunch and 6 hours of free flow drinks!
Auction items include: -Sydney Swans full team signed Guernsey, Port Adelaide guernsey signed by Robbie Gray, Hawthorn team signed lithograph poster, Geelong team signed lithograph poster…and many more
Tickets available from all Swannies players, Game On, and the Spotted Cow.
Hong Kong, SAR China
Where: HKFC - Lvl Sports Hall, 3 Sports Road, Happy ValleyHong Kong SAR China
When: Saturday, 3 October 2015 from 11:00 to 16:00 (HKT)
Australian Association of Hong Kong Limited
COST - Members of OZHONGKONG & HK DRAGONS $750 (4 hour free flow drinks) $450 (Food only)
Non Members $850 (4 hour free flow drinks)$550 (Food only)
Kids 3-11 $280 (inclusive of 3 soft drinks)
Limited Tickets available at the Door. Cash bar availabe on the day if required.
Prices at the Door : Adult with Free Flow $850 | Adults Food only | $550 | Kids $280
Unfortunately there will be no reserved seating available on the day. Tickets are to be purchased individually and if you wish to have a table together with your friends - come in at 11AM and grab a table. 25304461 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ozhongkong.com
Where: InterContinental Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi
When: Saturday October 3rd, 9am – 3pm
Last year 220 people attended and with an expected 250 this year make sure you reserve your tickets early!
This year we welcome our friends The Intimate Initiative along to raise some money and awareness about sexual health in Vietnam. 20% of all proceeds raised from the day will go to The Intimate Initiative. Tables of 10 with table service are available by prior arrangement by emailing email@example.com Special discounted price for Vietnam Swans members and a very special auction item – a fully reconditioned Honda 67 motorbike courtesy of VIP Bikes!
Philippine Eagles AFL Grand Final
Where: Manila Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Pasay City
When: Saturday Oct 3rd. Ticket Price includes an 3 course all inclusive luncheon package starting at 10am with on the Couch session with legends of the AFL. There will be give aways, raffles and much more make it a great day for you, friends and family’s. Tickets can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are P3,500.00. Tables of are available at P 30,000. Tickets are available on Game day at the polo club, or email the email@example.com. You can also purchase online here at: http://anzcham.com/anz_events/2015-afl-grand-final-manila/?joinevent=true
When: 3 October 2015 Pre-game entertainment from 10:30am
Where: Parkroyal on Beach Road 7500A Beach Rd Singapore.
Sinagpore Wombats AFL Grand Final party. It’s a different date and venue compared to last year, please check the details. Payment and registration is through ANZA only, contact details below.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: +65 6223 7992
Where: The Coolabah Sports Café - in the Nishi Shinsaibashi area of Osaka City. To get there from Namba station, leave the station by exit 25 and walk north over the Dotombori River. On your left on the rivers edge you will see a department store called Spotka. Take a left on this street.
Follow the road down for roughly 250 meters, you will find the Coolabah in the street opposite the 100 yen Lawson.
When: Saturday 3rd October Doors open 12:30pm
Our Grand Final Party is the biggest and longest running in Japan. 5 TV screens offering an uninterrupted 360 Degree view of the game with full stereo sound. We have 7 different Australian beers, various Australian wines and Bundaberg rum. Also homemade meat pies, sausage rolls and pasties as well as pub favourites chicken parmigiana and fish & chips made with our own special beer batter.
Before & after the game live music from the fat, bald Aussie Bogan Geordie and at half time a special dance from 5 professional Japanese cheerleaders. Stay on for all night DJs plus live coverage of the rugby World Cup. On the Friday night 2nd we'll be playing replays from Old Grand Finals. Doors open 12:30pm and live coverage of the Granny from1:30pm. We'll do a replay on Sunday 4th at 8pm after the NRL Grand Final which starts 5:15pm JST.
For directions see www.coolabah.jp or email email@example.com or call Andy 090-4299-2202
Where: Hobgoblin Roppongi. 1/F Aoba Roppongi Building. 3-16-33, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan. Get off at Roppongi St. and start walking to Tokyo Tower. Hobgoblins will be on the left side after about 5 minutes walk.
When: Saturday October 3rd Open: 11:00 Champagne Breakfast Service: 11:15 – 12:15 Match: 1:30 – 4:45
The Tokyo Goannas proudly present the 2015 AFL Grand Final Breakfast. This annual event is great chance to meet some of the Goannas players and enjoy an English-style breakfast in the build up to the GF. There will be the usual footy entertainment, a free sweep for first goal and the Norm Smith medallist, door prizes and the match up on 6 screens.
Price for champagne breakfast is JPY 3000 which includes a buffet English breakfast and a glass of champagne on arrival. Entry without breakfast is JPY 1500. Hobs offer discounts on beer and food all day. The venue usually gets pretty full in the lead up to the bounce, so get there early for the best view of the action. Please RSVP if you are planning to get breakfast (for catering purposes) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where:Athens Sports Bar - Veikou 3A, Kookaki 117-42, Athens.September
When:Oct 3rd at 6:30am.
Athens Most famous Aussie Owned Sports Bar only a 2 min walk from the Acropolis Metro Station. Free Entry Icey cold Beers and Bacon and Egg Sandwiches from 6.30am 5 screens showing all the action LIVEPh: +30 210 923 5811 http://www.athenssportsbar.gr/
Edinburgh Bloods Grand Final Party
Where: Malones Edinburgh 14 Forrest Rd EH1 2QN
When: Saturday 3rd October Doors open 5:00 am
Free Entry. Drinks and some breakfast menu served.
Where:Paddy's Bar Hamburg, Schauenburgerstrasse 40, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
When: Saturday 3rd of October, doors open at 5.30, game starts at 6.30
Info: Watch the 2015 AFL Grand Final with Hamburg Dockers Australian Football Club at Paddy's Bar. Free admission! Beer on tap! Raffle! Sweepstake! Hamburg Dockers Merchandise on sale! Bacon/ Egg roll & a pint for 10€! Notification for number of people attending much appreciated!
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630988650512553/ or email@example.com
London, UK - 6 venues (more details at http://www.aflengland.org/?p=841)
Where: Belushis- London Bridge – 161-165 Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR
When:The official AFL Europe Grand Final party! Doors and bar will open at 4.30am with bounce down at 5.30am.
Entry from £5 which includes either a sausage/bacon and egg muffin or meat pie.
Where: Jetlag Bar- 125 Cleveland St, London W1T 6QB
Spreading out across two floors, you’ll find 10 screens dotted about the venue, with an 15ft cinema screen to cap things off.
Where:Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes- Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EUafl2
Head to the North London Lions’ stomping ground who are once again showing the GF! Tickets £6 in advance.
Where: The Clapham Grand- 21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 1TT
When: Doors open at 4:00 with kick off at 5:30am.
Watch the AFL Grand Final than on a 40 sqm mega screen and loads of other large plasma TV’s around the place. There will be Aussie goodies, pies and beers and after the game live music and Entertainment to include Australia v England later in the day. Entry £5 online or £10 on the door. Group VIP tickets and packages available.
Where: Walkabout- Temple, WC2R 2PH
When: Doors will open at 4am.
Earlybird tickets available for £15 each (£20 on the door) which includes a breakfast bap, 1 x Aussie beers and your entry. These tickets DO NOT include seating/tables.
Where: The Minories, 64-73 Minories, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 1 JL
When: Doors Open 4.30am, tickets are £5 and available online at www.londonswans.co.uk
Where: Walkabout- 13 Quay Street M3 3HN
When: Opening from 4.30am for the kick off at 5.30am.
Aussie beers including VB, Boags and Little Creatures for just £2.95 each, Roo Burgers, Chicken Wings, Hot Dogs and more food throughout the match. Tickets £5 and must be bought in advance.
Where: Ma Nolan's Vieux Nice, 2 Rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06300, Nice between the Opera and the Cours Saleya Ph. 0033 4 26 78 07 13
When: October 3rd 2015 @ 6:30AM
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://www.ma-nolans.com
Where: Upstairs at Hancock Pub, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 4PU (nearest metro is Haymarket)
When:12 -3pm, Saturday 3rd October
Tigers will be hosting Grand Final party 2015 at Hancock Pub (opposite Great North Museum) on Saturday October 3rd. Come and join us and watch a replay of the match from earlier in the same day. Then stay after the match for the build up to Rugby World Cup match.
Where: Old Pharmacy Pub Hebrangova 11, Zagreb, Croatia
When: Saturday 3rd October from 6am
NORTH AMERICA (More details at http://usafl.com/news/20150927/2015-afl-grand-final-viewing-parties)Atlanta, GA USA Atlanta Kookaburras Grand Final Party
Where: The Albert Pub, 918 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
When: Friday, October 2nd, 10.00pm
Advance discount tickets are available for group bookings (4 or more). All are on sale now at $25 and at door. For more information Contact : Wayne Kraska 404 617 2311 Buy tickets here.
Austin, TX, USA
Where: Sagra Austin Telephone: 512-535-5988. 1050 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702
When: Friday, October 26th, 10.30pm
The Austin Crows host the AFL Grand Final Party in Austin. Come catch the game after an ACL show or plan for it all day! $20 entry at the door and we will have some heavy appetizers, the game on two projectors and two TVs, raffles and a silent auction. Bring cash to join in, last year we raffled off over $3,000 of merchandise.
Contact e-mail for the org9izers: email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1626990787539855/
Boston, MA, USA
Where: King's Boston, 50 Dalton Street,
When: 10/2 at 9pm
Join the Boston Demons and 400 or so of our best mates as we come together to witness greatness. The stubbies will be cold, the pies hot and the action hotter. Can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night in Boston! $10 at the door goes to support your local footy club… bring 15 friends and your entry is on us. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157379844289814/
Calgary, AB, Canada
Where: Sidestreet Pub & Grill 403-270-3880 . 1167 Kensington Crescent NW Calgary, AB T2N 1X7 In Kensington and accessible by the nearest C-train (Sunnyside). Near downtown Calgary.
When: Oct 2nd 2015 Starting 8:00 PM
The AFL Grand Final will be shown live again this year at the Side Street Pub & Grill. From opening bounce to the final siren, on every TV in the bar, including the big screen - with sound - it's the best place to watch the game in Calgary.
Get there early to get a seat, as it's been standing room only the last few years. If you want a s seat get there no later than 8 PM, and it's half price appy's all night! No cover - drink specials - and the best atmosphere in Calgary. Invite your mates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago, IL, USA
Where:Chicago Swans’ live grand final viewing party at The Crossing, at 2548 N Southport Ave.
When:The night kicks off at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.
There will be food and drink specials all night, and a chance to win over $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets are limited, and part of the night’s proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so secure your spot now by buying online at http://www.chicagofooty.com/2015-afl-grand-final-live-viewing-party/
Columbus, OH, USA
Where: Claddagh's in the Brewery District, 585 S Front St #100e, Columbus, OH 43215
When: 10/2 at 10pm ET
The Columbus Australian Rules Football Club is hosting a party to watch the AFL Grand Final. Tickets are $10 online /$15 at the door. Come join the Columbus Australian Rules Football Club for the 2015 AFL Grand Final LIVE direct from Australia! This is the Superbowl of Australian Rules Football and it’s a great way to introduce friends and family to the sport.
http://columbusfooty.com/grand-final-party-2015/ Contact: email@example.com
Dallas, TX, USA
Where: Barley House (Bar) 5612 SMU Boulevard Dallas, TX 75206 214-824-0306
When: 10/02/15 @ 9:00 PM
Come out and support the Dallas Magpies Australian Rules Football Club. $20 entrance fee gets you 2 drink tickets and specials all night! Homemade meat pies will also be available!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/events/1667864136768121/
Denver, CO, USA
Where: 3 Lions Pub 303-997-6886. 2239 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206
When: On the corner of York and Colfax just one block from the Colfax and Josephine RTD stop
10/02/15 @8:30 PM
Come to the Three Lions to watch great footy, Aussie meat pies, and more!
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Where:The Pint Downtown Telephone: 780-497-7468. 10125 109 Street Edmonton, AB (Just north of Jasper Ave on 109. Back room of The Pint downtown).
When: 2nd Oct 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Contact e-mail email@example.com
Come watch the AFL Grand Final at the Pint Down Town Edmonton with the Edmonton Australian Football Club. No cover. No Dress Code. Ages 18 and over. Door Prizes and Raffle draws.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Where: Maguire's Hill 16 (Back Bar), 535 North Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
When: 10/2 at 9:30pm ET
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/events/1045298595494310/
Join Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids with 4 Large Flat screen TV’s, inside and outside bars. Free Midnight Buffet - Raffles with great prizes, Games and Merchandise on Sale. Come and support the Ft Lauderdale Fighting Squids FC $10 entry (unless you bring two potential players), Raffle prize, Hand ball competition, First goal prizes competition, All family and friends welcome.
Houston, TX, USA
Where: The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098
When: 10/2 at 7:30pm CT
Proudly hosted for the 6th year by the Houston Lonestars & The Phoenix on Westheimer. 6 huge indoor & outdoor projection screens; 11 LCD TVs; exclusive Phoenix Aussie menu; sausage rolls, party pies, Lamingtons; Coopers, Boags and Karbach beer specials; handball comp; AFL auction; raffles & door prizes. Kids and families welcome! Kids are FREE! Pre-paid tickets are $20 and guarantee entry to venue, entry into exclusive door prize raffle and receive a Lonestars Bottle Opener Keyring. Admission $25 at the door. VIP indoor & outdoor tables are $300 and have prime locations with guaranteed seating for 10 in front of one of 4 huge projection screens and include ticket for exclusive door prize raffle and a Lonestars Bottle Opener Keyring for each guest plus a FREE round of party sausage rolls & Tim Tams for the table at halftime. Come early and enjoy our special Aussie menu and all the pre-game build up fun including the Houston Lonestars Nationals team jumper presentation, AFL Game Replays and LIVE Grand Final Pre-Game Entertainment. Contact: email@example.com
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Where: Busby's West, 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 10/2 at 7pm PT
This event is the largest party in Los Angeles, hosted by the Australian Football club in LA the LA Dragons. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or see Website: http://ladragons.com/2015/09/25/afl-grand-final-party-2015/
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Where: Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 6th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
When: 10/2 the event starts at 8:00pm with the game starting at 11:30pm.
Contact: email@example.com or see https://www.facebook.com/events/101351686888110/
The Minnesota Freeze are hosting an AFL Grand Final viewing party. We will be in the Titanic Room at Kieran's Irish Pub.
Nashville, TN, USA
Where:Jed's Sports Bar & Grille 114 28th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
When: Friday October 2nd 11pm
Hosted by the Nashville Kangaroos
No entry fee, cheerful Jed's atmosphere, prizes, Nashville Kangaroos merchandise, and past, present and future Nashville Kangaroos players! https://www.facebook.com/events/948799658519350
New York, NY, USA
Where:The Galway Pub Phone 212-725-2353. 7 E 36th St between 5th and Madison Avenues in Manhattan. Closest subway is the 34th Street - Herald Square (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R) OR 34th Street - Penn Station (1, 2, 3)
When: Friday, October 2nd from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Goto http://newyorkmagpies.com/2015/08/afl-grand-final-2015/ or http://nyfooty.com/ Join the New York Magpies for the biggest day on the Aussie footy calendar, the AFL Grand Final. The two best teams in the AFL will battle it out with the winner crowned the 2015 Premier. The best place in New York to catch the action is the Galway Pub with NYC’s very own Aussie Rules Football Club.
Doors to the event open at 10pm with our very own Dave Young, lead singer of NYC Band Mean-Machine, performing to the crowd as the countdown to bounce down begins. As the Grand Final telecast starts we will turn to the pre-game entertainment on the 12′x 9′ HD projection screen and 14 plasma TVs on two floors!
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Where: Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
When: 10/2 at 10pm ET
Come join the Philadelphia Hawks at Tir Na Nog to watch the most anticipated match of the AFL season! $20 gets your admission and your first beer and meat pie! We'll have Hawks merchandise, raffles, prizes and you'll have a chance to win some cold hard cash with the quarter-time square game! Bring your friends and bring your appetites for Coopers, Meat Pies and the best footy the AFL has to offer! All proceeds benefit the club and will help us get to Nationals in October!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1507167499525281/
Portland OR, USA
Where: On Deck Sports Bar & Grill, NW 14th and Kearney, Portland, OR
When: 10/2 at 7pm PT
Whether they’ve seen footy before or not, bring your family and friends to witness the most exciting game of the year. Proceeds from the night will go towards the Portland Steelheads’ upcoming trip to the USAFL National Championships this October in Austin, Texas. It’s been a big year for the club with an influx of new players and more games than ever against other clubs, so the boys will be looking to bring back some hardware from Texas!
Contact: email@example.com or see http://www.portlandfooty.com/2015/09/afl-grand-final-viewing/
Sacramento, CA, USA
Where: Alley Catz, 2019 O St Sacramento, CA 95811
When: 10/2 at 8:30pm PT
Watch the AFL Grand Final at a new location this year, Alley Katz Pub and Grub in midtown will be hosting us. Doors open at 8:30pm. Get there early to ensure you get entered into our great competitions for prizes. Admission is $10 and get you access to: $1 off all well cocktails and draft beers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/events/648733525252301/
San Diego, CA, USA
Where: McGregor's Grill & Ale House, San Diego, CA
When: 10/2 at 8pm PT
Join the San Diego Lions Australian Rules Football Club to watch the AFL Grand Final. Admission is free! There will be a raffle to help us raise funds for our trip to the USAFL National Tournament in Austin, TX. Contact: email@example.com
San Francisco, CA, USA
Where: Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight St, 94117
When: 10/2 at 8pm PT
Join the GGAFL (Golden Gate Australian Football League) for the biggest day on the Aussie footy calendar, the AFL Grand Final (our Super Bowl). The best place in San Francisco to catch the action is at Danny Coyle's with Bay Area’s very own Aussie Rules Football Club. Doors to the event open at 8 pm with the first Ball Up at 9:30 pm. Tickets are limited, so be sure to pre-purchase your ticket online before the event. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto, ON, Canada (3 Venues)
High Park Demons GF Party
Where:The Wicket Restaurant and Bar1671 Bloor St W
When:Friday, October 2nd 9:30pm
Hosted by the High Park Demons
$10 entry fee and $5 pints
Toronto Dingo’s 20th Annual Grand Final Party
When Fri, 2 October, 20:00 – Sat, 3 October, 03:00
Where Sports Centre Cafe 49 St Clair Ave W Toronto ON M4V 1K6 (map). For more information see www.torontodingos.com or email email@example.com
Tustin, CA, USA
Where: Auld Dubliner, 2497 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782
When: 10/2 at 6pm PT
AFL Grand Final party with the OC Bombers in Orange County - Plenty of free parking, a great place with Food and a Full Bar. Everyone is welcome. $10 pre-sale (Web Site and Players), $15 at the door. See you there! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ocbombers.com .
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Where:Manchester Public Eatery, 1941 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6J 1Z3
When: Friday, 2 October 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)
West Coast Saints Australian Rules Football Club Grand Final Party - we will be playing the game on 12+ screens there'll be raffles, pool, darts, 50/50 you name it.
Tickets $15 a head, available from - http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/west-coast-saints-australian-rules-football-premiership-grand-final-tickets-17626680877
When: 3:30pm Saturday 3rd October
Bar tabs, BBQ and drink specials throughout the afternoon.
$10 Tickets available on the door
Where: Five Stags. Dixon St, Wellington
When: 3:30pm Saturday 3rd October
Where: Redwood Tavern, Redwood.
When: 3:30pm Saturday 3rd October
Where: The Terrace Bar. 6 The Octagon, Dunedin.
When: 3:30pm Saturday 3rd October
Port Moresby, PNG
Where: AFL PNG Grand Final Function at Aviat Club
When: Saturday 3rd of October 2015, 1pm – 6pm
K100 entry includes beer, wine, soft drinks and BBQ food. Tickets can be purchased only from Aviat reception.
Entertainment provided, big screens, multiple TV’s, raffles with great prizes.
Contact Aviat Reception on 3214261
Where:Hostel Mamallena - 10-47 calle Media Luna, Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
When: 2nd October 2015 @ 19:30
Come in your best footy gear and win a free trip to Playa Blanca. Mojitos 2 for 16000 pesos, national beers 3000 pesos. www.hostelmamallenacartagena.com or email email@example.com
World Footy News publishes these listings in good faith. We take no responsibility for any changes or cancellations. The game may be on Friday night in your part of the world or in some cases may be a delayed or replayed telecast. Please try to contact the hosts prior to the event to confirm details. Also many of these events sell out due to capacity ahead of time so again please try to check ahead.