2018 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

For the 122nd time, two clubs will come together in front of 100,000-plus people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to determine who will be premiers of the Australian Football League for 2018.

Led by American Mason Cox, the Collingwood Magpies make their league leading 42nd Grand Final appearance, attempting to win their 16th Premiership.  Standing in their way is Josh Kennedy and the West Coast Eagles, in their seventh Grand Final looking for flag number four.

It has gone from humble beginnings to the most important day on the Australian Sporting Calendar.  It is a day full of color, pageantry, excitement, and some of the best the great game of Australian Rules Football has to offer.

But you don't have to procure a ticket to the ground to be a part of the Grand Final.  You don't even have to be in Australia.  Many USAFL clubs will be hosting watch parties for the big game, offering everything from Aussie delectables to giveaways to fun and games and music in the lead-up to the final showdown.  So whether you're a local footy fan or an Australian just passing through the USA on holiday, come out and support your local USAFL club with fellow fans such as yourself and make some new mates in the process!

Below is a listing of USAFL hosted watch parties across the USA listed in alphabetical order by host city.  The list will be constantly updated up until the day of the big game, so keep checking back.
List updated as of: 9/22/18

The AFL Grand Final is scheduled for 12:30am EDT on Saturday, September 29th (9:30pm PDT on Friday, September 28th).  Unless noted, all parties will take place on Friday, September 28th.

Some parties require tickets to be purchased ahead of time due to limited capacity, and some have specific venue guidelines (age limit, alcohol cutoff times, etc).  Be sure to check your party's event page and/or message the host club with any questions.

Don't see a party listed in your city?  Check out the AFANA Watch Party Page and AFL Watch Party Page for more parties across the USA and around the world.

Can't make it out?  The AFL Grand Final will be available on Fox Soccer Plus beginning at 12:23am EDT or through a subscription for WatchAFL.  Use the code AUS10 to get a 10% discount on all new subscriptions!


Atlanta, Georgia - Atlanta Kookaburras
10:30pm EDT
Tin Roof Cantina - 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Event Page

We will have beer, wine sodas for the price of admission, $25. Also food is the great meat pies from the Australian Bakery Cafe. Contests, raffles and merchandise for sale.  Pre-sale tickets are appreciated on our website as we have limited space and could sell out, and if you have a group contact us for a discount. Tickets can be purchased from players and if they have run out, online, or at the door. The Tin Roof has a capacity limit so to ensure you get to enjoy the night pre-booking is advised.  Cost: $25 per person, $20 for current players. (Group discounts available for 4 or more guests, contact us.)


Austin, Texas - Austin Crows
10pm CDT
Lavaca Street Bar - 3121 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Event Page

Join the Austin Crows as we host the Aussie Rules AFL Grand Final Party in Austin!  This year the GF will be hosted at Lavaca St Bar on South Lamar where they're closing down the bar for us and will be showing the game on more than 20 big screen TVs!  You must buy your ticket on Eventbrite (link on FB) before arriving. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance - there will be no tickets for sale at the door. Only 200 tickets are for sale so get yours quick.


Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
8pm EDT
Gameday Firehouse - 1202 Ridgely St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Event Page

Head down to the Gameday Firehouse (1202 Ridgely St) on Friday September 28th for an AFL Grand Final watch party! Doors open at 8pm and first bounce is at 12:30am.  All-you-can-drink deal includes domestic beers and call liquors. Cash bar is available at other times, and there will also be meat pies & light nibbles.


Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons
9pm EDT
King's Entertainment Back Bay - 50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115
Event Page

New to Aussie Rules? Come check out the 2018 Grand Final (Aussie Super Bowl) game as the West Coast Eagles take on the Collingwood Magpies Friday, September 28th. Doors open at 9pm


Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Swans
8pm CDT
Brickhouse Tavern - 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Event Page

The event opens at 9pm with prizes, raffles and more TV's to watch than one could ever ever need. This will be bigger and better than the Australia Day Party, with a themed photo station so you can post photos to instagram with Australian themed props. 


Dallas, Texas - Dallas Magpies
9:30pm CDT
The Londoner Addison - 14930 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
Event Page

Come along to the ONLY place in the Metroplex to watch the AFL Grand Final, Australia's very own Super Bowl. After a bumper event last year, the Dallas Magpies are hosting a watch party you can't afford to miss!


Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Roosters
8pm CDT
Exile Brewing - 1514 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Page

Join the Des Moines Roosters Australian Rules Football Club for our annual watch party at our sponsor brewery, Exile Brewing.


Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
9:45pm MDT
Three Lions Pub Denver - 2239 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Event Page

The Denver Bulldogs will once again host the AFL Grand Final Party at our sponsor Pub. There will be raffling of Australian gift baskets, American squares, and first goal scorer throughout the night for entertainment! Come down early so you can get a great table and eat some Aussie meat pies and sausage rolls before they all get sold out!


Detroit, Michigan - Motor City Muscle
11:30pm EDT
Thomas Magee's - 1408 E Fisher Fwy, Detroit, MI 48207
Event Page

The Motor City Muscle Australian Football Club will be watching the Grand Final at Thomas Magee's in downtown.  Come out and support Aussie Rules in Michigan!


Houston, Texas - Houston Lonestars
8pm CDT
The Phoenix on Westheimer - 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Event Page

Don't miss the biggest Aussie Party of the year in H-Town! Houston's Official 2018 Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final Viewing Party proudly hosted for the 9th year by the Houston Lonestars Australian Football Club & The Phoenix on Westheimer Brewpub.  Come early to The Phoenix and enjoy the exclusive Aussie Menu including Chicken Parmas, Aussie Burger, Fish'n'Chips, Sausage Rolls and more along with all the the pre-game build up fun including the Live Grand Final Pre-Game Entertainment, Exclusive Lonestars Auction, Handball Comp and Houston Lonestars 2018 USAFL Nationals team jumper presentation.


Indianapolis, Indiana - Indianapolis Giants
11:30pm EDT
Ralston's DraftHouse - 635 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Event Page

The Indianapolis Giants Australian Football club are proud to host the AFL Grand Final Viewing Party at Ralston's DrafthHouse on Mass Ave.


Irvine, California - Orange County Bombers
7:30pm PDT
Original Pizza II - 2675 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Event Poster

Join us Friday September 28th at Original Pizza II in Costa Mesa for Orange County’s biggest and best AFL Grand Final viewing party! Free entry and fun guaranteed!!!


Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Dragons
7pm PDT
Busby's West - 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90049
Event Page

LA's premier Grand Final viewing party, GET TICKETS ASAP - WILL SELL OUT LIKE LAST YEAR!!!  Come watch the game at the USA's largest Grand Final event!  As with previous years the LA Dragons Football Club is hosting at Busby’s West with a heap of festivities on the night including a raffle (return flights to NYC major prize) and silent auction in addition to $4 pint drink special courtesy of Bud Light.


Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Wombats
9pm CDT
The Coopers Tavern - 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Hosted by the Wisconsin Wombats footy club. We had a great turn out last and hope to have another great viewing this year. Coopers has Fox Soccer Plus. Hope to see you there!


Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minnesota Freeze
7:30pm CDT
Utepils Brewery Taproom - 225 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Event Page

This annual viewing party is hosted by the Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club.  Fresh Aussie meat pies and sausage rolls will be for sale, courtesy of Heritage Breads (http://www.heritagebreads.com/) and Australian baker, Jonathan Kaye.  Minnesota Freeze swag will also be on hand!  Attendees must be of legal drinking age, as Utepils cannot allow underage patrons past 8 PM.


Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Kangaroos
10pm CDT
Pastime Nashville - 717 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Event Page

Hosted by the Nashville Kangaroos Australian Football Club. Come watch us play an East Nashville vs. West Nashville game in person at Morgan Park in Germantown at 6:30 PM, walking distance from our venue, Pastime Nashville. We'll head over to Pastime after our game and watch how the real pros do it.


New York, New York - New York Magpies
8pm EDT
5th & Mad - 7 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016
Event Page

It’s that time of the year again! It’s a tough act to follow after last year’s thriller but we can’t wait to see which two teams will battle for the premiership this year! 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Hawks
10pm EDT
Cavanaugh's Headhouse - 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Event Page

The Finals have begun and our annual Grand Final bash is set at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square. Your $20 admission includes your first beer and meat pie! We’ll have Coopers, Hawks merchandise, raffles, prizes and you’ll have a chance to win some cold hard cash in our world famous square game! The party starts at 10PM and goes straight through the morning till we have a Premiership winner! 


Phoenix (Scottsdale), Arizona - Arizona Hawks
8pm MST
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Scottsdale - 7014 E Camelback Rd, Ste 1423, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (venue updated 9/13)
Event Page

$15.00 at the door gets you: complimentary party pies and sausage rolls (while they last!), discounted drink and food specials, 2 raffle tickets for a chance to win a Sherrin Kangaroo Brand footy, AZ Hawks and AFL team gear, and other prizes.  Also buy your Arizona Hawks team gear there!  Proceeds support the Arizona Hawks Australian Football Club.


Phoenix (Tempe), Arizona - Arizona Outlaws
8pm MST
Tilted Kilt Tempe - 1617 West Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Event Page

Additional Information: Come join the Arizona Outlaws watch the AFL Grand Final at our sponsor bar the Tilted Kilt. The night will be filled with fun for all with raffles, games, and specials. All money raised will go to growing the game of Australian football here in Arizona.


Portland, Maine - Maine Cats
**SATURDAY Sept. 29th, 1pm EDT
Lone Pine Brewing Company - 219 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
Event Page

Hosted by the Maine Cats Australian Football Club


Portland, Oregon - Portland Australian Football Club
7pm PDT
On Deck Sports Bar and Grill - 910 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Event Page

Join the Portland Australian Football Club at On Deck Sports Bar and Grill to watch the most exciting sporting event of the year: the AFL Grand Final!  Tickets to the event are $10 each, with proceeds supporting the club's upcoming trip to the USAFL National Championships in Racine, WI. The event is ages 21+. TVs both indoors and on the outdoor deck will be showing the game.


Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
8pm PDT
SacTown Sports Bar & Grill - 106 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Page

Join the Sacramento Australian Football Club for the 2018 AFL Grand Final. We will be hanging in Old Sacramento at SacTown Sports Bar. 
We will have happy hour prices all night long.
Lucky doors prizes, winning team guess prize and more!!


San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
7:30pm PDT
Social Tap Eatery - 815 J St #101, San Diego, CA 92101
Event Page

Join the San Diego Lions Australian Football Club as they host their annual Grand Final Extravaganza!  Delicious food, drink specials and great camaraderie with the local team, family and friends, both old and new. Your support at this event helps with the operational expenses like field reservations, equipment and uniforms for this nationally ranked team in our division! Sure, you could go elsewhere, but why when you can barrack for your AFL team with the local USAFL team! All ages welcome as Social Tap is a family friendly establishment, indoor and outdoor seating. There is 360 degree viewing with over 20 televisions and amplified sound throughout. A great staff, themed cocktails, amazing food and drink specials all await you! Raffles, games and great SD Lions merchandise will all be available as well.


San Francisco, California - Golden Gate AFL
7pm PDT
Buzzworks - 365 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Page

The Golden Gate Australian Football League (a local non-profit) is again teaming up with BuzzWorks to bring you the most fair dinkum AFL Grand Final watch party!  We've rented out the entire venue to show the 2018 AFL Grand Final on EVERY SCREEN including the huge jumbo screen behind the bar.  TICKETS: (see party page link above) - General + Meat Pie $35 (one free drink and hot meat pie) - General $30 (one free draft beer or wine on entry) - VIP Tables: please email at the address above.


Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
6pm PDT
Kangaroo & Kiwi - 2026 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Event Page

Join the Seattle Grizzlies men and women for our biggest event of the year! Money raised will go to the development of the local Aussie Rules footy club. There will be raffles and prizes on the night. The great staff at our sponsor bar will be serving up Aussie beers and food. Meat pies, parmas, and sausage rolls a plenty. We look forward to seeing you there!


Washington, DC - D.C. Eagles Football Club
9pm EDT
Buffalo Billiards - 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Event Page / Tickets

Join the DC Eagles, the Capital's very own Aussie Rules team, as we celebrate the big game!  Doors open at 9pm and the game starts at 12:30am. $20 entry includes 1 free drink.

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