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 for 2024
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. Many of these venues will have the Grand Final live and loud on sports screens. Where will you watch the Grand Final?
Amora Hotel RiverwalkRichmond / 03 9246 1200
AFL Grand Final Lunch
Join the team at Amora Hotel Riverwalk for Lunch on Grand Final Day. Be treated to a 3 course lunch with 4 hours of beverages and half time snacks. Catch all the action on the 3 large screens. Plus Post Game LIVE entertainment.
$139 per adult | $99 per teen | $40 per child
Young & JacksonMelbourne / 03 9650 3884
Footy Finals at Young & Jackson
This Finals Season leading up to Grand Final Day catch all the footy finals action LIVE and LOUD at Young & Jackson. Going to a game? Y & J is the perfect venue for a bite to eat and a sip before heading to the 'G.
All the Finals Action LIVE & LOUD
Melbourne PublicSouth Wharf / 03 9268 7600
Grand Final Long Weekend
The crew at Melbourne Public have you sorted this Grand Final Long Weekend. With Happy Hour and DJs Thursday & Happy Hour & LIVE music Friday. Open from 12PM on Grand Final Day with the game on the screens and entertainment at half-time and post match.
AFL Grand Final LIVE & LOUD
Brown AlleyMelbourne / 03 9670 8599
Levels presents Grand Final Night
Enjoy Levels biggest party to date this Grand Final Day. Party after the final siren over 3 levels and 4 rooms with a stacked roster of acts including Orkestrated, Andrej, Nik Sitz + more. Wear your footy colours and get $10 off entry.
Express Entry Tickets - $30
La Di DaMelbourne / 03 9670 7680
Mango Club: Grand Final Eve
On Grand Final Eve (Friday Night) have your own big dance with Mango Club. Party over 4 Rooms with 5 different sounds featuring Holmes John, Andrej, Eryk Gee + more! Wear your footy colours for discounted entry before 11pm.
Express Entry Tickets - $25
The Albion RooftopSouth Melbourne / 03 9645 5277
Alumbra Saturday's: Grand Final Night
Celebrate after the Grand Final with Alumbra. Party over 2 levels including Melbourne's best & biggest rooftop with RnB, House & Minimal on the decks. Check out the VIP booth and birthday packages and dress to impress.
VIP Birthday and Booth Bookings
P.J. O'Brien's Irish PubSouthbank / 03 9686 5011
Grand Final Weekend at P.J. O'Brien's
Head into P.J. O'Brien's this Grand Final Weekend and don't miss a minute of the action. Both the AFL & NRL Grand Finals will be shown LIVE and LOUD. Plus LIVE music after the game on Saturday and before the game on Sunday.
AFL and NRL Grand Finals LIVE & LOUD
Temperance HotelSouth Yarra / 03 9827 7401
Grand Final Weekend
The team at Temperance are putting on a show this Grand Final Weekend. With Happy Hours, Drinks Specials and Entertainment and more from Thursday Night through Sunday. With both the AFL & NRL deciders LIVE & LOUD on the Big Screens.
AFL & NRL Grand Finals LIVE & LOUD
Hophaus BarSouthbank / 03 9682 5900
AFL Grand Final Day
Soak up the Melbourne Grand Final Watch the big game with sound at Hophaus. Heading to the game? Why not drop in for drinks before or after the game and travel to the 'G by Water Taxi leaving right outside the venue.
Book a Table for the AFL Grand Final
Carlton Draught presents Grand Final Eve Roast
Enjoy a night of comedy, footy and beer this Grand Final Eve at the Carlton Quarter (just outside Gate 3 of the MCG). Featuring 'Strauchanie' (Peter Helliar), Richmond's Jack Reiwoldt, Collngwood Legend Peter Daicos and more AFL/AFLW stars. Photo Op Packages also available.
Tickets - From $40
All the AFL and NRL footy and non footy ideas for things to do in Melbourne with friends and family keep coming this Grand Final Weekend. We've tabled a quick version to help you and your friends get out and about on these Big Days.
Melbourne Grand Final Day Things to Do
Here is our Melbourne Grand Final Day summary guide of things to do. Ideas for the weekend, the day, the eve. Ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner in great Melbourne restaurants, hotels, pub and venues to help celebrate this awesome September Grand Final Day!
||Grand Final Day||May be your team didn't make it to the Grand Final. That's okay. Treat yourself to a great meal and drinks as you watch the big game as a neutral.|
||Grand Final Weekend Seafood||Awesome finals footy seafood at Rubira's. The best Grand Final Weekend dining. Make sure you kick a goal and book a table.|
||Footy Finals Dining||Ludlow Melbourne is a crowd favourite. Whether you team is not playing finals or not you can treat yourself great food and drinks and enjoy some great footy action.|
||Grand Final Day Dining||The Turf Sports Bar is a favourite for Sports! With footy on the screens and some great grub catch all the action at Turf. Book your table for Grand Final Day.|
|Melbourne||Bourke St Imperial Hotel
||Grand Final Day Treats||Treat yourself to some great food and drinks at the Bourke St Imperial. Right at the top of the CBD and only a short trip from the MCG.|
||Footy Finals Accommodation||Kick a goal with accommodation at the Amora Riverwalk. Close to the MCG and Great River Yarra views, what more could you want?|
|Yarra Valley||Kellybook Winery
||Finals Time Cheers||Kellybrook have the Finals selection wines perfect for celebrating Grand Final Weekend. You can toast your team. Order Online and have them delivered. Also order Kelly Brothers Ciders and Craft Beers.|
|Mornington||Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream
||Premiers Ice Cream Treats||Ice Cream they scream! The Siren sounds! The winner is Ice Cream. Luvlee Ice Cream! Treat the family this Grand Final Day. Luvlee Ice Cream Hampers can be delivered! Book it!|
More Great Ideas to help Melbourne Grand Final Day Celebrations 2024
Products and service ideas to make your Grand Final Day in Melbourne even better. Do you need a picnic hamper or maybe you need your hair and makeup. These local products and services are first class for Grand Final.
ChefsceneDandenong South / 03 9706 4415
Grand Final Day Grazing Boxes
Get your Grand Final catering sorted with delicious grazing boxes by Chefscene. Selection of dips, meats, crackers fresh and seasonal. Sweet and savoury options. Why not try the breakfast hamper to get off to a good Grand Final start?
Great for the whole family!
Luvlee Gourmet Ice CreamMornington
Grand Final Day Ice Cream Hampers
Kick a goal this finals weekend with an awesome selection of ice cream hampers. Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream have award winning ice cream you can order Online and arrange delivery. Fantastic for the whole family.
Kick a Goal with Ice Cream
Kellybrook WineryYarra Valley
Celebrate Grand Final Day with Wine
Whether your team wins or loses this Grand Final Weekend, you will be on a winner with Kellybrook Wines from the Yarra Valley. You can easily order from the Shop Online and the wines, brandy and ciders can be delivered in time for the opening siren.
Kick Goals with Kellybrook Wines
Melbourne Grand Final Day Community Events
|Melbourne||Yarra Park Precinct
||AFL Grand Final Parade||The iconic AFL Grand Final parade featuring the competeing teams. Starting at Melbourne Park Oval before traveling through Birrarung Marr then accross the pedestrian bridge to Yarra Park and the MCG.|
|Melbourne||Yarra Park Precinct
||AFL Footy Festival||A festival of footy leading up to Grand Final Day. With free entertainment, player appearances, giveways music and much more.|
All done with Grand Final Day for the year? Now is the time to start looking towards the next BIG days: Hallows Eve and Melbourne Cup Day. All Hallows Eve is all the spooky fun of Halloween. And CupDay.com.au we've got the details of all the fab 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!