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September 8, 2023

Our Favourite Sydney Pubs to Watch the Big Game

Immerse yourself in your favourite sport at one of the city’s best pubs. Get ready to cheer, chant, and celebrate at some of the best function venues Sydney has to offer! From classic local haunts to trendy sports bars, we’ve got your game celebrations sorted.

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1. Sweethearts Rooftop, Potts Point Hotel

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Experience every kick, pass and shot at Potts Point Hotel. Housed within a refurbished Federation-style bank, you’ll find Sweethearts Rooftop perched four floors above Darlinghurst Road. Hanging greenery and colourful artwork make for a vibrant atmosphere. The retractable roof and heaters ensure you keep cool on the rooftop, with a variety of both undercover and alfresco seating. A range of delicious Mexican share plates is sure to keep you well-fed throughout the game. Escape the bustle of the city below and cheer on your team for the ultimate sports event.

2. Exclusive Hire, Helm Bar & Bistro


Take your game celebrations harbourside with Helm Bar & Bistro. Divided into two unique spaces, the upper deck of Helm Bar & Bistro is the ultimate spot for football fanatics and casual celebrators alike. As you step onto the upper deck, a panorama of breathtaking water views awaits, showcasing the beauty of Darling Harbour. A weather-proof pergola roof and an array of heaters are guaranteed to keep you warm and cosy. Kick back under the hanging greenery and keep track of every goal with dedicated screens throughout. Your night is sure to be memorable at this function venue.

3. Sun Parlour + Balcony, The Castlereagh


Enjoy the action right in the heart of the CBD at The Castlereagh. Located just a short walk from Town Hall Station on Castlereagh Street, this function venue is perfect for an inner-city celebration. Relax under the unique floral ceiling at The Sun Parlour, or enjoy a drink under the fairy lights of The Balcony. With a variety of screens to keep your eyes on the game, The Castlereagh has all your sporting needs covered.

4. Upper Deck, The Bavarian, Entertainment Quarter

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Looking to savour the perfect fusion of German and Australian hospitality during the game? Look no further than The Bavarian, Entertainment Quarter. At The Bavarian, you're in for a treat that seamlessly blends the essence of Bavarian cuisine and a local pub. Get ready to indulge in mouth-watering dishes, and immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere. Step into the Upper Deck at The Bavarian. Offering a spacious, well-lit setting and floor-to-ceiling windows with a balcony overlooking the bustling Entertainment Quarter, it's the prime spot to catch all the action. With bench-style seating, a dedicated bar, and private washroom facilities, this versatile function venue is tailor-made for larger cocktail gatherings of up to 180 guests.

5. Public Bar, Forrester’s


Sporting a quartet of distinctive spaces, Forrester's stands ready to cater to your game needs. Each room boasts its own unique ambience, thoughtfully curated to match your mood and occasion. Step into Forrester's and embark on a captivating journey through time. The Public Bar exudes an everlasting charm with its warm wooden accents and classic colour palette. The Public Bar and Saloon present a vast selection of local craft beers and fine Australian wines. Its expansive screens make it the ultimate hub to catch every exhilarating moment. No gathering is too grand or intimate for this function venue, with the Public Bar comfortably accommodating up to 60 standing guests.

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