2019 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

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.

The AFL Grand Final has been played every year (bar one) since 1898.  They even replayed it a couple of times (three, actually) when it ended in draws.  True Story.  100,000 will pack the Melbourne Cricket Ground, just as they have for the past century, to see who will leave as this year's premiers.

In 2019, it will be the Richmond Tigers, seeking their second title in three seasons and twelfth overall, squaring off with the Greater Wester Sydney Giants, looking for their first.  Dustin Martin and the Tigers bring forth the color and history of a club that has been around since 1885, while Jeremy Cameron and the Giants are looking to cap off the most successful season in that team's relatively short eight-year existance.

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: 9/26/19

The AFL Grand Final is scheduled for 12:30am EDT on Saturday, September 28th (9:30pm PDT on Friday, September 27th).  Unless noted, all parties will begin on Friday, September 27th.

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 12:24 am EDT, or through a subscription for WatchAFL.  Watch AFL will carry the pregame festitivites starting at 10:30pm EDT.

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

The Atlanta Kookaburras welcome you to their annual AFL Grand Final Watch Party Fundraiser with a live telecast of the great game from the MCG in Melbourne Australia.  (More info in event page)

Austin, Texas - Austin Crows
8:30 PM CDT
Lavaca Street Bar at South Lamar -- 3121 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
Event Page

Join the Austin Crows and Lavaca Street Bar South Lamar for Austin's Official 2019 AFL Grand Final Watch Party. We'll have prizes, games and giveaways. More details and ticket information to come. 

Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
8:00 PM EDT
Nobles -- 1024 South Charles Street, Federal Hill, Maryland 21230
Event Page

The Baltimore Dockers Australian Rules Football Club is hosting an AFL Grand Final Party on Friday 27th of September. Party will start at 8pm at Nobles with first bounce for the game looking to go up at around 12:30am. Tickets are available at Eventbrite (or contact any Dockers player for details) for $15 or $10 for social members. Purchase of a ticket will get you a token for a meat pie and two domestic beers. (More info in event page)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Baton Rouge Tigers
10:00 PM CDT
Fred's in Tigerland -- 1184 Bob Pettit Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Event Page

Come join us for the Australian Superbowl. AKA The Grand Final, which is the Championship game between the two top playoff teams: The Richmond Tigers and GWS Giants.  Join us this Friday night to watch it live from Melbourne with FRED's drink specials and your Club discount,.... Its good to be a Baton Rouge Tiger !!!

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons
9:00 PM EDT
Kings Dining & Entertainment (Boston Back Bay) -- 50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
Event Page

When you thought the Superbowl was US Footballs biggest day.. along comes the Aussie Rules Grand Final.  Friday night, September 27th, come and watch the game LIVE on over 20 TVs, Coopers beer on tap, and Four'N Twenty meat pies and KO's famous sausage rolls.  (more info on event page)

Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Swans
9:00 PM CDT
Brickhouse Tavern -- 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Event Page

2019 AFL Grand Final Party hosted by the Chicago Swans!  9pm - Game starts at 11.30pm.  Tickets can be purchased at chicagofooty.com

Dallas, Texas - Dallas Dingoes
8:00 PM CDT
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery -- 7331 Gaston Avenue, Suite #100, Dallas, TX  75214
Event Page

Come join the only Australian Football Club in Dallas, the Dallas Dingoes to watch the 2019 AFL Grand Final. $5 Entry fee will get into the best AFL watch party in the USA. There will be door prizes, activities throughout the night and some good old Aussie Banter!

​​​​​​Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
8:00 PM MDT
The Celtic on Market & Off Track Betting -- 1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Event Page

This is THE premier watch party for the AFL Grand Final in the Front Range or for the American's reading this, the Australian Superrr Bowlll. We're talking about the most popular sport in Australia, soon to be taken over by the great Americans in the USAFL, specifically members of the Denver Bulldogs. This is going to be the event of the year! It's a crazy sport with rowdy fans who enjoy their beers and unlike Denver Broncos fans, they stay until the end of the game.   (More info in event)

Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Roosters
10:00 PM CDT
Ingersoll Towers Party Room -- 3662 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 53012
Event Page

Watch the Grand Final of the AFL Nationals with the Roosters! Join us for a late night of footy as we watch the biggest match of the AFL season. We'll have some snacks and Exile beer, of course! 

Houston, Texas - Houston Lonestars
8:00 PM CDT
The Phoenix on Westheimer -- 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Event Page

Houston's Official 2019 AFL Grand Final Viewing Party proudly hosted for the 10th year by the Houston Lonestars & The Phoenix on Westheimer. Come out and enjoy an exclusive venue setup with indoor & outdoor projection screens, wall-to-wall TV's, VIP tables, Aussie Menu, Four N Twenty Pies, Handball Comp, Raffles, Live & Silent Auction and more... Come early for dinner, Stay late for the party!  Kids/families welcome.

Irvine, California -- Orange County Giants
7:30 PM PDT
The Anchor Bar -- 2675 Irvine Ave, Ste D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Event Page

"Join the Orange County Giants for the 2019 AFL Grand Final!  Whether you're a local Aussie or an American looking for a fun night out, come down and watch the premier sporting event in Australia!"

Jacksonville, Florida - Jacksonville Saints
**SATURDAY 9/28 2:00 PM EDT
Marah Brewing -- 1521 Margaret St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Event Page

Come watch the 2019 AFL Grand Final with your Jacksonville Saints USAFL Club on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 at Safe Harbor at Marah Brewing Company!! Watch Party Guests will have the entire second storey to themselves; AND will receive the Saints Special of $1.00 off beers!!!! Admission/Cover is $10.00, please feel free to come in whichever clubs’ colours you’re barracking for as it’s sure to be a great time!!

Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Gamblers
6:00PM PDT
McMullan's Irish Pub -- 4650 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Co-hosted by the Las Vegas Gamblers.  Reservations not needed for table service, but we do take them for guests who want to arrive early. Last reservation taken at 7 PM PST. All members of party must be present at the time of your reservation otherwise it will be given away. We do apologize, but we expect to be at capacity as always! Enjoy the 2019 AFL Grand Final at McMullan's Irish Pub!

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Dragons
6:00 PM EDT
Busby's West -- 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Event Page

LA's premier Grand Final viewing party, GET TICKETS ASAP - WILL SELL OUT LIKE LAST YEAR!!! (more info on event page)

Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Wombats
8:00 PM CDT
The Coopers Tavern -- 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Located on Madison’s capitol square, Cooper’s is easily accessible via any bus that stops downtown. Walkable from campus, State Street, and downtown. There are multiple parking garages located within a couple of blocks.

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minnesota Freeze
8:30 PM CDT
Utepils Brewing -- 225 N Thomas Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-1040, United States
Event Page

"It’s that time of year when we gather to cheer on the final two teams in the AFL battling it out for a Premiership with some cold beer and our mates. Pre-game starts at 9:30 PM with games starting at 10:00 PM. Bring your friends and family to join in for a great night of Footy viewing and wear your fan gear to support your team.  This year, the MN Freeze will once again be hosting a cook-off for the Grand Final party. Last year we showcased a variety of homemade chili. To change it up, this year our theme for the cook-off will be MN Nice vs. MN Not So Nice (or bring on the spice and/or booze). Both categories are up for interpetation."  (More info in event page)

Memphis, Tennessee - Aussie Rules Memphis
10:30PM CDT
Local Gastropub -- 95 S Main St & 2126 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Event Page

Aussie Rules Memphis invites you to join us for the AFL Grand Finals on September 27th!   Whether you're a local Aussie, an American fan, or brand new to the sport come stop by for a fun night of drinks and a little bit of footie.  (more info in event)

Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Kangaroos
10:00PM CDT
Smokehouse on Sixth -- 1318 6th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Event Page

The Kangaroos are hosting Nashville's Official AFL Grand Final Watch Party! Entry is $10 at the door to support the Nashville Kangaroos, receive drink specials and viewings of the Grand Final all night long! Can't wait to see you there!

New York, New York - New York Magpies
9:00 PM EDT
5th & Mad -- 7 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016
Event Page

Join the New York Magpies for the 2019 AFL Grand Final! Tickets: $15 online early bird prices until Sept 23rd. $20 regular price! Buy 4, Get 1 FREE!

Orlando, Florida - Orlando Australian Football Club
11:00PM EDT
M Bar -- 2000 N. Orange Ave., Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32804
Event Page

Orlando's only AFL Grand Final Watch Party will be held for the second year at M Bar. (More info in event page)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Hawks
10:00 PM EDT
Cavanaugh's Headhouse -- 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Event Page

The Philadelphia Hawks Australian Football Club is again teaming up with our mates at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square to bring you the AFL Grand Final watch party!  We'll have the 2019 AFL Grand Final on EVERY SCREEN, plenty of pies and Coopers, and raffles galore. 21 and over only - sorry tykes.  (More info in event page)

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Outlaws
8:00 PM MST
Philly's on Warner -- 4855 E Warner Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3300
Event Page

Come Join the Arizona Outlaws at Philly's Sports Bar & Grill in Ahwatukee & Watch the Superbowl of Australian Football.  $10 Entry gets you Food & Drink Specials All Night, Raffle Prizes include a 50 inch Smart TV, AFL Merchandise, AFL Footballs, & more. All Proceeds go to Support the Outlaws at the 2019 USAFL National Championships this October in Sarasota Florida.

Phoenix (Scottsdale), Arizona - Arizona Hawks
8:30 PM MST
Thirsty Lion Gatropub & Grill -- 7014 E Camelback Rd, Ste 1423, Scottsdale, AZ  85251
Event Page

Join us again at Thirsty Lion in Scottsdale as we host the largest gathering in Arizona to watch what promises to be another epic final between two giants yet to be decided.  Will the mighty Eagles repeat their heroics of last year?  Or will someone else become Premiers? We have a priority booking with the venue and a private viewing room with an adjoining patio.  It promises to be another brilliant night with lots of prizes and raffles on offer.

Portland, Maine - Maine Cats
**SATURDAY 9/28 12:00 PM EDT
Island Dog Brewing -- 125 John Roberts Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 **UPDATED**

Event Page

The Maine Cats are hosting an AFL Grand Final viewing party at Bunker Brewing right here in Portland, Maine.   The party will begin at 12pm EST. The Cats will be selling sausage rolls, an Australian staple, and there will also be games and a raffle.  Come out and celebrate the biggest game of the year with your Maine Cats!!

Portland, Oregon - Portland AFC
7:00 PM PDT
On Deck Sports Bar & Grill-Pearl -- 910 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Event Page

If you're a hardcore AFL fan, an Aussie Rules enthusiast, or just like to drink beer and watch sports, come on down to On Deck Sports Bar for Portland's only official AFL-sanctioned Grand Final game watch... and help out your local footy club in the process! Proceeds go to finance your Portland Sockeyes and Steelheads on our upcoming trip to the USAFL Nationals in Sarasota, FL.

Richmond, Virginia - RVA Lions
9:30 PM EDT
Penny Lane Pub -- 421 E Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Event Page

* RVA Lions' first ever AFL Grand Final night LIVE watch party! *  Come join us upstairs at RVA's "Penny Lane Pub"!  (more info in event page)

Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
8:00 PM PDT
Costanza's -- 2107 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Event Page

Join the Sacramento Australian Football Club for the 2019 AFL Grand Final. We will be hanging in Midtown at Costanza's.  THEME OF THE NIGHT IS LUAU.  Wear a Hawaiian shirt or a grass skirt or more....  (More info on event page)

San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
7:30 PM PDT
Quartyard -- 1301 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
Event Page

Join the San Diego Lions Australian Football Club as they host their annual Grand Final Extravaganza!  (more info on event page)

San Francisco, California - Golden Gate AFL
7:00 PM PDT
BuzzWorks -- 365 11th St, San Francisco, CA  94103
Event Page

The Golden Gate Australian Football League (a registered 501c3 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 2019 AFL Grand Final on EVERY SCREEN including the huge jumbo screen behind the bar. Over 21yo only please (no kids).  (More Info in event page)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Wasatch War Gulls
10:15 PM MDT
Buffalo Wild Wings at 2132 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Hosted by the Wasatch War Gulls Football Club

Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
7:00 PM PDT
Kangaroo and Kiwi -- 2026 NW Market St, Seattle, Washington 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 aplenty. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tacoma, Washington - Tacoma Australian Football Club
9:00 PM PDT
An American Tavern -- 744 Market St 102B, Tacoma, WA 98402
Event Page

Come watch the 2019 AFL Grand Final in Tacoma at An American Tavern! There's no cover charge and all are welcome. First bounce is at 9:30pm.

Tampa, Florida - Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks
Walkabout Café -- 18430 Livingston Ave, Lutz, FL 33559
Event Page

Join the Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks for our 2019 AFL Grand Final Watch Party – we will be watching a delayed telecast of the big game on Saturday afternoon (no spoilers), with drink specials, hot pies, sausage rolls, lamingtons and all those things that make this a special day. There will be giveaways and raffles, and our local footy team will be playing a demonstration game before the party (1130am to 1pm at Cross Creek Park, 19025 Basset Creek Drive, Tampa) 

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Okies FC
Cyntergy -- 810 S Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa, OK  74119
Event Page

2019 GRAND FINAL WATCH PARTY.  All are invited.

Washington, DC - DC Eagles Football Club
9:00 PM EDT
Crystal City Sports Pub -- 529 23rd St S, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Event Page

Join the DC Eagles @ Crystal City Sports Pub to watch Australia’s most exciting sport event, the AFL Grand Final!  (More info on event page)

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