Sydney’s Top 8 Places to Watch the Bledisloe Cup
All the best places to watch the game this Saturday.
Australia and New Zealand are going head-to-head this weekend, and it’s not because of dual citizenships. The QANTAS Wallabies and the All Blacks will battle it out at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, August 19 – kicking off at 8pm – and we want to show you the best spots to catch the game on the big screen.
While nothing beats the live action at ANZ Stadium, there are plenty of places to catch the game on a big screen with a menu to match.
Let’s go, Australia!
1. Newtown Hotel, Newtown
Just outside of Sydney CBD is the cultural hotspot of Newtown, slowly growing to be the next party capital. For the Bledisloe though, the Newtown Hotel will be broadcasting the game live and loud on the big screen. The venue is old school and hip in its interior which locals would say captures the true essence of Newtown. Traditional pub-style food and a mouth-watering selection of pizzas dominate the menu, along with a vast selection of craft beers, lagers and ciders, that come from local, interstate and international breweries.
02 9557 6399
174 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
2. Four in Hand, Paddington
This classic and classy-style pub just outside the confines of Sydney’s CBD will play host to a Bledisloe Cup live and loud gathering. Grab a seat by the bar or cosy up next to the fireplace and support the Wallabies at the Four in Hand. With a handful of screens scattered around the pub, you will have no chance at missing any of the action. Their menu pays tribute to traditional classics like the schnitty with mash, peas and gravy $25, with a humble selection of local and interstate wines, with beer on tap.
Four in Hand
02 9326 2254
105 Sutherland st, Paddington NSW 2021
3. Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why
If you head over the Harbour Bridge and travel north an extra 12 kilometres you’ll end up in Dee Why. The Bledisloe Cup will be broadcast live with sound at this local establishment that offers over 100 beers to choose from – 34 of those are on tap. Included in the viewing package, and the jaw-dropping drinks package is a two-for-one special on their classic pizza range $20-$22, and $6 pints of Super Dry. And for simply rocking up (and filling out a form) you go into the draw to win a Wallabies Jersey.
Dee Why Hotel
02 9982 1797
834 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099
4. The Grand Hotel – Cockn’Bull, Bondi Junction
Heading east towards Bondi Beach will land you in front of the aptly named Cockn’Bull, a proper Irish pub in Bondi Junction. While proudly holding their Irish heritage, the Cockn’Bull are siding with Australians to help cheer on the Wallabies. You won’t miss the battle at this establishment, as it will be broadcast on multiple screens throughout the venue. And don’t forget to take advantage of their regular Saturday night steak special for $12.
The Grand Hotel – Cockn’Bull
02 9389 30042
89 Ebley St, Bondi Junction NSW 202
5. The Commercial, Parramatta
Got friends out in the sticks? Why not compromise and meet at The Commercial to watch the Wallabies and All Blacks battle it out – all on a 3-and-a-half metre screen. Beer enthusiasts get to enjoy what The Commercial considers “the freshest beer in Western Sydney” with their Carlton Draught coming fresh from the truck tank on a weekly basis. And best of all it’s a stone’s throw away from the station for an easy planned night (you can see it in the picture above). All this along with a traditional-style pub menu, you cannot go wrong.
02 9635 8342
2 Hassall St, Parramatta NSW 2150
6. The Light Brigade, Woollahra
Back out in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, our next option is The Light Brigade in Woollahra. This art deco pub with chequerboard tiles and leather booths offers a 103″ plasma screen for all your viewing pleasure. As well as showcasing a variety of your traditional classics with a humble wine list, The Light Brigade also offers their own selection of freshly made cocktails. On top of all this, for show up, fill out a form and you’ll go into the draw to win a Wallabies Jersey.
The Light Brigade
02 9357 0888
2A Oxford St, Woollahra NSW 2025
7. Churchills Sports Bar, Kingsford
If you head south towards Maroubra, you’ll soon land yourself in front of a bar dedicated purely for all kinds of sports. Every sporting event taking place around the world is shown here on their huge selection of big screens – from the late night international soccer events to the mid-afternoon UFC and boxing. And for this Saturday night these guys are utilising some their big screens to showcase the Bledisloe Cup. Their diner features plenty of American-style classics, and their bar features a proper selection of beverages.
Churchills Sports Bar
02 9663 3648
532 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032
8. The London, Paddington
And finally, on another trip back out to the east of Sydney is The London in Paddington. This quintessential neighbourhood pub will be pumping with fans and is set to feature an extensive range of classic pub style dishes, tantalising pizzas, hearty salads. And, of course, the Bledisloe Cup on the big screen.