2022 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

It's been three years since the Melbourne Cricket Ground has hosted the AFL men's Grand Final.  It's been a long time, but Australia's big game has come home.

More than 100,000 fans will jam the grand old ground to see who will be the 2022 AFL men's Premiers, the climax of a season of exciting play, and the high point of a week filled with color, tradition, and festivities.  From the Grand Final parade to the Grand Final sprint and an assortment of random bands, there's something in it for everyone.

But the centerpiece is the footy, and two teams will battle it out to determine who will be the best side in this, the league's 126th season.  This year, it'll be the Patrick Dangerfield and the Geelong Cats against Lance Franklin and the Sydney Swans.  The Cats are playing in their 19th Grand Final looking for their 10th premiership.  The Swans, who played in South Melbourne until 1982, are in their 18th decider and have won five titles.  Amazingly, though both teams were original V/AFL teams when the league in 1897, this is the first time they'll meet in the Grand Final.

In addition to a return to the MCG and to Melbourne, the match also returns to it's traditional daytime timeslot of 2:30pm AEST, which means that we here in the States can once again join those around the world in being able to watch the game at an hour where most of us will be awake.  

And, as in previous years, 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.


The AFL Grand Final is scheduled for 12:30am EDT on Saturday, September 24th (9:30pm PDT on Friday, September 23rd).  Unless noted, all parties will begin on Friday, September 23rd.

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, COVID restrictions, etc).  Be sure to check your party's event page and/or message the host club with any questions.

Can't make it out?  The AFL Grand Final will be available on WatchAFL will carry the pregame festivities starting at 10:30pm EDT.  Fox Sports 1 will begin coverage right before the game at around 12:24am.

Austin, Texas - Austin Crows
Start: 11pm CDT
Parlor and Yard
601 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Join the Crows for our annual AFL Grand Final Party at Parlor and Yard!

Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
Start: 9:30pm EDT
MaGerks Pub
1061 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Event Page

Come out and watch the Grand Final with the Baltimore Dockers. We have the upstairs space reserved and will be watching live with game sound. First goal and Norm Smith raffles and beer specials all night!

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons
Start: 11:30pm EDT
Encore Boston - Wynn Sports Bar
1 Broadway. Everett, MA 02149
Event Page

AFL watch party hosted by the Boston Demons Australian Football Club

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

Drink specials, raffles, and fun

Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Dockers
Start: 9pm EDT
Molly Malones
112 E 4th St, Covington, KY 41011
Event Page

"Excited to partner with Molly Malone's in Covington to host our AFL Grand Final Watch party.  
Come join the Cincinnati Dockers Australian Rules Football Club as we share a couple of cold ones and watch Australia's version of the Superbowl.

Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Cats
Start: 10:30pm EDT
Submarine House
2459 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Event Page

Come enjoy a late night with the team to watch the AFL Grand Final at Submarine House. We have a bartender staying late to serve us frosty beverages for purchase. The kitchen will close during their regular hours. However, the club is ordering a light catering option (subs, wings, salad) for those who get late night munchies.

Dallas, Texas - North Texas Devils
Start: 10pm CDT
Wing'd Nut
720 E. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75081
Event Page

Purchased ticket gets you into a reserved viewing area and a free drink, party gifts and raffle. Email info@ntxdevils.com

Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
Start: 8pm MDT
The Celtic on Market
1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Event Page

Free entry! AFL Grand Final watch-party with delicious Aussie food and raffles!

Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Roosters
Start: 10:30pm CDT
The Royal Mile
210 4th St, Des Moines IA 50309
Event Page

All fans of the AFL are welcome to join our members in viewing this spectacular match. Seating will start at 10pm until the end of the match at the Red Monk bar and lounge upstairs the Royal Mile.
*Seating is limited. Late arrivals may be turned away if max capacity is reached.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids
Start: 9pm EDT
President's House
211 S.W. 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Hosted by the Ft Lauderdale Fighting Squids.  BYOB.

Honolulu, Hawai'i - Hawai'i Eagles
Start: 6:30pm HST
Skybox Taphouse Waikiki
2330 Kalākaua Ave International Marketplace 3rd Floor, Grand Lanai, Suite 302, Honolulu, HI 96815

Email here by September 21st to RSVP

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

Event Page

Proudly hosted for the 12th year by the Houston Lonestars Australian Football Club & The Phoenix on Westheimer Brewpub. * INDOOR & OUTDOOR PROJECTION SCREENS * WALL-TO-WALL TV'S THROUGHOUT * VIP TABLES * AUSSIE MENU * DRINK SPECIALS * MEAT PIES & SAUSAGE ROLLS  * RAFFLES  * GRAND FINAL SQUARES 

Irvine, California - Orange County Giants
Start: 8:30pm PDT
The Longboard Restaurant & Pub
217 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Event Page

The OC Giants AFL Grand Final Watch Party is back!! Whether you’re an expat living state side or want to check out what Australian Football is all about, grab a few mates and join us for a great night of multiple big screens, drink specials, raffles and more! Click the link on our Club Instagram or Website for more info and Tickets! @ocgiants www.ocgiants.com $15 online, $20 at the door.

Jacksonville, Florida - Jacksonville Saints
Start: 8:30am EDT SATURDAY 9/24
Culhanes Irish Pub-Southside
9720 Deer Lake Ct. Jacksonville, FL 32246
Event Page

2022 Jacksonville Saints AFL Watch Party Breakfast & AGM. Bar opens at 9:00AM. All are welcome to attend!

Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Gamblers
Start: 9:30pm PDT
McMullan's Irish Pub
4650 W Tropicana Ave #110, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Hosted by the Las Vegas Gamblers

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Dragons
Start: 7:30pm PDT
Busby's West Santa Monica
3110 Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Event Page

Best watch party in LA. Footy on all the screens, pies, door prizes & raffles

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minnesota Freeze
Start: 10pm CDT
A Side Public House
754 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Event Page

The kitchen at A SIde closes at 10 at which point the entire joint is turned over to us. Game shown live with cold craft beer poured till 1:30. Game pies from Bubs is a maybe.

Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Kangaroos
Start: 11:30pm CDT
Fleet Street Pub
207 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

Come out and celebrate the end of another Finals run with us. We'll have the Grand Final on and the sound up, so grab your friends or come solo – it's always great fun at Fleet Street Pub!

New York, New York - New York Magpies
Start: 10pm EDT
5th & Mad
7 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016
Event Page

"Ticket price: Early bird special $15 ends Sept 18th $20 week of & at the door Drink specials and meat pies available on the night!" Raffle, Silent Auction, Meat Pies

Orlando, Florida - Orlando Australian Football Club
Start: 11pm EDT
M Lounge
2000 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Event Page

Join us in the Aviators Sky Club for the 2022 AFL Grand Final. $30 per person which includes Open Bar (Beer, Wine & Vodka) and Aussie Snacks. Cash Only!

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

Join the Philadelphia Hawks for our Annual Grand Final watch party at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square on Friday, September 23rd!

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Hawks
Start: 8:30pm MST
The Hub Grill and Bar
1860 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85204
Event Page

AZ Hawks 2022 AFL Grand Final Party

Portland, Maine - Maine Cats
Start: 12pm SATURDAY 9/24
Dock Fore
336 Fore St. Portland, ME 04101
Event Page

The Maine Cats Australian Football Club will host a Grand Final watch party at Dock Fore in the heart of the Old Port!

Portland, Oregon - Portland AFC
Start: 8pm PDT
5933 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Event Page

Come down and watch the big game on a big screen with the Portland Australian Football Club. Party starts at 8pm with raffles and games being played through the night.

Richmond, Virginia - Virginia Lions
Start: 9pm EDT
1420 North Parham Road, Richmond VA 23229
Event Page

VA are again planning a *LIVE* AFLGF watch party at a brilliant rooftop venue! - warmup with replay of significant recent preliminary final (-Brisbane Lions?) … & throw in some club "activities" & stream live pregame Australian coverage … & then rally for the big game !!!

Rome, Georgia - Rome Redbacks
Start: 11pm EDT
Cosmic Dog Outpost
1 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161
Event Page

First ever Rome Redbacks AFL Grand Final Watch Party at our great sponsors the Cosmic Dog Outpost. $10 donation gets you food and some drinks. Raffles and other giveaways. Other drinks at bar prices.

Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
Start: 9pm PDT
Henry's Lounge
2019 O St Sacramento, CA 95811
Event Page

$10 entry, door prizes, raffle

St. Louis, Missouri - St. Louis Blues AFC
Start: 10pm CDT
Social Bar & Grill Soulard
1551 S 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Hosted by the St Louis Australian Football Club

Salt Lake City, Utah - Wasatch War Gulls
Start: 10pm MDT
Boomerangs Down Under Bar
1306 Woodland Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Event Page

Sponsored by the Wasatch WarGulls Australian Football Club

San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
Start: 7pm PDT
Fast Times
3065 Clairmont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
Event Page

"Join the San Diego Lions Australian Football Club as they host their annual Grand Final Extravaganza! Tickets available here: Tickets include: 1 Welcome Drink Game LIVE on many screens Drinking Games Delicious food, drinks 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!! A great staff, amazing food and drink specials all await you! Games and great SD Lions merchandise will all be available as well."

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

"The Golden Gate Australian Football League is once again teaming up with BuzzWorks to bring you the most fair-dinkum AFL Grand Final watch party in the Bay Area! We've rented out the entire venue to show the 2022 AFL Grand Final on EVERY SCREEN, including the huge jumbo screen behind the bar. This is the only way to watch the AFL Grand Final in San Francisco! 

Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
Start: 8pm PDT
Kangaroo and Kiwi
2026 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Event Page

Grand Final Watch Party

Tampa, Florida - Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks
Start: 1pm EDT SATURDAY 9/24
McArthurs Irish Pub
9246 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33703
Event Page

All attendees should maintain a blackout of the grand final - no spoilers

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Buffaloes
Start: 9pm EDT
McNellies Patio
409 East First Street, Tulsa, OK 74120


AFL Grand Final Watch Party


Washington, DC - DC Eagles
Start: 9:30pm EDT
Crystal City Sports Pub (CCSP)
529 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA 22202
Event Page

Kicking off our event for the Men’s AFL Grand Final at 9:30 PM with raffles and games until the live viewing commences at 12:30 AM.

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