Grand Final Day Melbourne is so popular that the state government made the Friday a public holiday. Melbourne is known as the sporting events capital and the MCG is the home of the AFL Grand Final. So Melbourne will be buzzing all Grand Final Week starting with the Brownlow Medal at the start of the week. Then a Grand Final Parade on Friday through the main streets with both teams soaking up the atmosphere that Melbourne turns on.
Come Saturday from breakfast to closing it will be wall to wall AFL Football in Melbourne anywhere you turn!
We have some great Melbourne venues and ideas for your Grand Final Experience! Enjoy!
Grand Final Day Melbourne Ideas
With a selection of Melbourne's best pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and events over the Grand Final weekend we've got loads of ideas for fun things to do to get your fill of footy fever.
Platform 28Docklands / 03 9670 9933
AFL Grand Final
Experience all the Grand Final action at Platform 28. Enjoy a 3 hour food and beverage package featuring beer, wine, soft drinks and your favourite footy. The foodtball fun is guaranteed with BIG screens to watch all the action LIVE & LOUD.
Tickets $60 (2017)
Wharf HotelMelbourne / 03 8680 6000
AFL Grand Final Day
Catch all the action of the AFL Grand Finals LIVE & LOUD at the Wharf. Watch the big games will on the BIG Screen and on Plasmas throughout the venue. Enjoy the food and drinks specials and our half time handball comp. Stay on after the final siren for some LIVE tunes.
Free Entry | Food & Drinks Specials (2017)
HopscotchSouthbank / 03 9690 6999
It's Footy Fever at Hopscotch
Get caught up in the Fianls Footy Fever at Hopscotch this Grand Final Weekend. Kick the weekend off with a DJ on Friday Night. Watch the BIG Game on Saturday followed by LIVE Music. On Sunday enjoy some LIVE music and then take in the other BIG Game.
Furphey Drinks Specials All Month (2017)
Woolshed PubDocklands / 03 8623 9641
VIP Grand Final Day Experience
Enjoy all the action of the BIG Game on Woolsheds 2 giant plasma screens with a VIP bar package featuring beer, wine, jiuce and soft drinks plus footy themed canapes from the Fireside Mezzanine. After the match enjoy some LIVE entertainment into the evening.
VIP Grand Final Day Experience $100 (2017)
BearBrassSouthbank / 03 9682 3799
AFL Grand Final LIVE
Catch the BIG game LIVE with sound at a great Melbourne riverside location. Ensure you have one of the best seat in the house to watch the AFL decider by calling to reserve your seat close to the screens and soak in the Grand Final atmosphere.
Call to Book Your Seat for the 2017 AFL Grand Final!
Temperance HotelSouth Yarra / 03 9827 7401
AFL Grand Final Weekend
Enjoy a Big Weekend Lineup this Grand Final Long Weekend at the Temperance Hotel in South Yarra. Party on Thursday Night. Recover on Friday with a hearty pub lunch. On Saturday catch the AFL Grand Final LIVE & Loud and then dance the night away.
No Cover Charge | Food & Drink Specials (2017)
Ludlow Bar & Dining RoomSouthbank / 03 9699 1676
AFL Grand Final Day
Watch the the AFL Grand Final Live on the Ludlow big screens on last Saturday in September. Open from 11am for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Fun for all located right on the Yarra River, Southbank!
AFL Grand Final Live & Loud (2017)
P.J. O'Brien's Irish PubSouthbank / 03 9686 5011
Grand Final Long Weekend
The whole Grand Final Long Weekend is covered at PJ O'Brien's from Thursday to Sunday. With a public holiday in Melbourne on the Friday it will be fun, fun, fun at this great venue located in Southbank. Specials and all the action live on the big screens!
LIVE AFL & NRL | Drinks Specials (2017)
Turf Sports Bar & GrillMelbourne / 03 9670 1271
Grand Final Weekend
It's blockbuster weekend at Turf Bar. Watch the 2 BIG Games LIVE and Loud at Turf this Grand Final Weekend. Start the weekend off with a special happy hour on the Thursday followed by the parade on Friday culminating in all the atmosphere of the AFL and NRL deciders.
Both BIG Games LIVE | Drink Specials (2017)
European Bier CafeMelbourne / 03 9663 1222
Grand Final Day - Win a VIP Experience
Footy finals live on the screens at Euro and Aer Rooftop.
Sports mad Melbourne will be well satisfied with sports sports sports shown live and 4 levels of entertainment at Euro on Saturdays you will find your footy or non footy level! Go on take a screamer up in the Aer Rooftop!
RobartaSt Kilda / 03 9534 9041
AFL Grand Final Party
Don't miss any of the action of the AFL Grand Final by watching it on the big screens at Robarta. Enjoy some great food and drinks and then stay on to party the night away at the after party over 2 floors until 8am.
$6 Basic Spirits | No Cover Charge (til 12am)
The Boatbuilders YardSouth Wharf / 03 9686 5088
AFL Grand Final
Right on the Yarra this awesome venue will be footy alive with and AFL Grand Final. Enjoy the perfect footy watching food from Franky Hank's slow cooked barbeque. Watch the game live on the Mega Screen and then follow it up after the game with music to continue the party into the night.
Free Entry | Franky Hank's Slow Cooked BBQ
RiverlandMelbourne / 03 9662 1771
Grand Final Day at Riverland
Right on the Yarra River just down from the MCG. The atmosphere will be super come Grand Final Day and Melbourne's Riverland is kicking goals with Waterfront Views, Meat on the Spit and Beer all to add to your AFL Grand Final Day Experience.
Free Entry | Handball Comp & Prizes for Kids
PilgrimMelbourne / 03 9654 9575
AFL Grand Final at Pilgrim
Watch the BIG game LIVE on the BIG screens this Grand Final Day at Pilgrim! Enjoy Pilgrims All Aussie Food and Drinks Menu and siren to siren Carlton Draught drinks special. Take in the view of the Yarra while you cheer on the teams at the MCG.
Free Entry | $7 Schooners of Carlton Draught
Campari HouseMelbourne / 03 9600 1574
Grand Final Day at Campari House
This Grand Final Day catch all the Gand Final festivies live from the MCG at Campari House. Watch the big game LIVE and enjoy the Jim Beam Drinks Specials on offer. Fill up on the Aussie BBQ whilst you cheer the teams on to victory.
Drinks Specials | Aussie BBQ | LIVE Screening
ByblosMelbourne / 03 9614 6400
Grand Final Day
If you want to immerse yourself away from the hum drum of footy then Byblos Melbourne will be your sanctuary. Overlooking the Yarra River with a pleasant mediterranean vibe you could be as far away from footy as you like. Great meals and drink so check it out.
Le Bon TonCollingwood / 03 9416 4341
Enjoy the tastes of the American South at this vibrant restaurant just outside the Melbourne CBD. Perfect for your Springtime functions with sit down and cocktail style packages available. Contact Le Bon Ton now to book your next Private Function or Party.
Hophaus Bier Bar GrillSouthbank / 03 9682 5900
Hophaus at Southbank is a sensational venue for your next function this Spring. Amazing food with a Munich tilt and such a special space, it will make the perfect choice for your next work meeting or function. Great location and easy access to transport for participants on road, tram, rail and water. Give the Hophaus team a call.
Terra RossaMelbourne / 03 9650 0900
Grand Final Eve Dining
If you are in town for the AFL Grand Final then eating and drinking well is a necessity. And if you need to carbo load for the big day it will be a good idea to head to the Italian inspired Terra Rossa on Grand Final Eve for one of their fantastic pasta meals. And wash that down with an ale or two.
State of GraceMelbourne / 03 8644 7110
Spring is such a giving time of year and if you have a special friend you need to treat then get them a State of Grace voucher and make a date. Maybe their footy team did not make the finals and they just need a pick me up. Come to State of Grace.
Showtime Events CentreSouth Wharf / 03 9682 1777
Have you got a special event this Spring? Then contact the good people at Showtime Events Centre at SouthWharf right on the Yarra River. A sensational location for your Spring event whether it be cocktail or gala or something corporate. Enjoy!
Melbourne PublicSouth Wharf / 03 9268 7600
Grand Final Week
All the AFL finals action live on the big screens during the Grand Final Weekend. Melbourne Pulbic has multiple big screesn throught the venue ensuring that you'll always have the best sest in the hiouse to watch all the Footy action at this superb South Wharf location.
More Big Days of fun in Melbourne
All done with Grand Final Day for the year? Now is the time to start looking towards the next of the BIG days, Melbourne Cup Day. Over at CupDay.com.au we've got the details of all the Hot Events happening in Melbourne over the Cup Day break. Check out Cup Day Melbourne!
Then looking further along to the Biggest of the years BIG days, New Year's Eve. And at NewYearsEve.com.au all the ideas for NYE events in Melbourne are at hand. See NYE Melbourne!