2023 AFL Grand Final Watch Parties

Australia loves its sport.  It loves its parties.  And it knows how to throw on a sport party. 

The Women's World Cup was a blast from beginning to end, rugby and cricket are always events, and even tournaments and championships at the local level are full of the flavor that comes with it.

But there isn't quite anything like the AFL Grand Final.  Pageantry, tradition, buzz, you name it.  Every year since 1898 (barring 1924 for reasons you can google), the league champions have been decided by the one ultimate game.

It's grown from humble beginnings in front of a few thousand hearty spectators to a massive happening attended by 100,000 lucky spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.  And there's even a public holiday in Victoria now to help soak it all in.

This year, the top two teams in the competition will do battle in one final showdown.  American Mason Cox helps lead the Collingwood Magpies into their 44th Grand Final, in search of a record-tying 16th premiership and first since 2010.  The Brisbane Lions, fronted among others by Charlie Cameron won their only three premierships on the trot between 2001 and 2003, the last two over the 'Pies.  Who will triumph?

You don't have to have a ticket to the MCG to join in the merriment.  You don't even have to be in Australia.  You can get into the game right here in the good ol' USA by watching it with one of our many grass roots clubs.  Each year, many of our teams pack parties large and small to watch the season come to its exciting zenith, and 2023 will be no exception.

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 30th (9:30pm PDT on Friday, September 29th).  Unless noted, all parties will begin on Friday, September 29th.

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, who 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
10:00 PM CDT
Parlor & Yard
601 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Event Page

📆: Friday, Sept. 29th 🕚: Doors @ 10pm | First Bounce @ 11:30pm 📍: Parlour & Yard | 601 W. 6th St 📺🔊: Match will be streamed with sound on all TVs inside & on the big screen out back. 🍻: $6 Bud Light Bottles | $7 Fireball Shots 🎟: FREE ENTRY | 21+ Only Be sure to arrive early to snag reserved seating throughout the bar. We can't wait to party with y'all!

Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
9:00 PM EDT
1601 S Charles, Baltimore, MD  21230
Follow website for more info

Grand Final Watch Party with the Baltimore Dockers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Baton Rouge Tigers ARFC
**SATURDAY 9/30 at Noon CDT
Pelican to Mars
2678 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Follow FB for updates

Come catch the Grand Final with your Baton Rouge Tigers at Pelican to Mars: Pet Friendly Bar Saturday September 30th from 12-3pm. In addition to the match the bar will be celebrating Oktoberfest so come thirsty and hungry! ZICKE ZACKE, ZICKE ZACKE, HOI HOI HOI

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons
11:00 PM EDT
Wynnbet Sports Bar
1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

Hosted by the Boston Demons

Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Swans
8:00 PM CDT
Brickhouse Tavern
3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Follow website for updates

Come join us for the largest AFL Grand Final watch party in the USA… or as some may say, we are the World Champions at hosting AFL Grand Final Parties.  Drink specials, raffle prizes and giveaways while watching the footy next to Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Dockers
10:00 PM EDT
Streetside Brewery
4003 Eastern Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Event Page

Fancy a beer or 2 and an exciting game of Australian Football. Join the Cincinnati Dockers USAFL team for a beer or 5!

Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Cats
11:00 PM EDT
Byrne's Pub
1248 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH  43212
Follow Facebook for updates

Come join the Columbus Cats to catch the AFL Grand Final LIVE at Byrne's Pub! The party will kick off at 11 PM, with first bounce at 12:30 AM. Byrne's Pub will remain open for our party through the conclusion of the match, so come join us for a pint!

Dallas, Texas - North Texas Devils
10:00 PM CDT
The Wing’d Nut
720 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
Follow @ntxdevils for updates

Game shown live, $20 reserved area in front of big screen and includes 1 drink and raffle ticket. Games and prizes available throughout the evening.

Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
8:00 PM MDT
Darcy's Pub
4955 S Ulster St Ste 103, Denver, CO 80237

You’ve asked! We’ve delivered!  Here’s the details on our Grand Final party at Darcy’s in DTC. Prepare to Uber down there and back safely for our downtown Doggies. We’ll see you there.  Reach out with any questions. Bring ya purse for raffle prizes!!  Who will win, Lions or HOT pies??!!

Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Roosters
10:30PM CDT
The Station on Ingersoll
3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Event Page

We will be having a private event for all our fans, family and players from 10:30PM on Friday, September 29 to 2:30AM on Saturday, September 30 to watch the last Australian Football game of the season in Australia! We will also be having a raffle with lots of prizes to raise money for travel to our national tournament in Florida this October. You can buy tickets starting September 23 (will have a table at our last home game) to half time during Grand Final Watch party on September 29th - tickets start at $5 each. We accept cash, Venmo (@DesMoines-Roosters) or card payment.

Grand Final watch party and rattle to support the club. Team will have roped-off section of the venue all to ourselves and those coming to the party.

Houston, Texas - Houston Lonestars
8:00 PM CDT
The Phoenix on Westheimer
1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77005
Event Page

Proudly hosted for the 13th year by the Houston Lonestars Australian Football Club & The Phoenix on Westheimer Brewpub. This is the club’s major fundraiser of the year and helps our players travel to USAFL Nationals in October. Don't miss the biggest Aussie party of the year in H-town! * INDOOR & OUTDOOR PROJECTION SCREENS * WALL-TO-WALL TV'S THROUGHOUT * VIP TABLES * AUSSIE MENU * MEAT PIES * RAFFLES * TIPPING COMPS * SILENT AUCTION *

Come early and enjoy drink specials and an exclusive Aussie Menu along with all the pre-game build up fun including the Grand Final Pre-Game Entertainment. Game is LIVE from 11.30pm. Kids and families are welcome!

Huntington Beach, California - Orange County Giants
9:00 PM PDT
Longboard Restaurant and Pub
217 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Event Page

September is here and with that once again comes the OC Giants AFL Grand Final Watch Party! Whether you’re an Aussie living state side or want to check out the Australian Super Bowl, grab a few mates and join us for a grand night of prizes, drinks, and live footy! Get there early for prizes and raffle tickets!

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Dragons
7:30 PM PDT
Busbys West Santa Monica
3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Event Page

If you’re in LA on the big day and looking for a place to watch the game, the local footy team, the LA Dragons are hosting a viewing party. Grab your mates, put on your teams colours, grab a pie and a cold beer and enjoy the game with us.  Tickets are limited to only 400. Last year this event sold out.

Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota - Minnesota Freeze
10:00 PM CDT
A-Side Public House
754 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MS 55102
Follow @mnfreezefooty for updates

Join us at the Freeze’s sponsor, A-Side, for food, drinks, and footy! Everyone is welcome. Raffle prizes and nationals information will be announced.

Montreal, Quebec - Quebec Saints
10:00 PM EDT
Lord William Pub
265 Rue des Seigneurs, Montreal, QC  H3J 0B3
Event Page

Watch the AFL grand final live in Montreal with great people and atmosphere.

Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Kangaroos
11:00 PM CDT
Homegrown Taproom & Kitchen
2720 Old Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

2023 Nashville Kangaroos AFL Grand Final Viewing Party

New York, New York - New York Magpies
10:00 PM EDT
Stout, Penn Station
133 W 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Event Page

$25 week of & at the door / Drink specials and meat pies available on the night!

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

Come down and support our club while watching the Granny and the festivities that surround it!  We’ll have square games, Norm Smith picks, raffles, and more!

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Hawks
8:30 PM MST
The Hub Grill and Bar
1860 S. Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204

Watch the AFL Grand Final LIVE with the Arizona Hawks footy club. $25 on Venmo, PayPal or at the door gets complimentary appetizers (while they last) and 2 raffle tickets for a Burley footy, gift baskets and team gear. Proceeds support the Arizona Hawks footy club.

Portland, Oregon - Portland Steelheads & Sockeyes
8:00 PM PDT
Buffalo Gap Saloon
6835 S Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219

The AFL Grand Final is upon us and your favorite local footy team is hosting a watch party! Join us on Friday 9/29 at 8 pm at Buffalo Gap Saloon. To put some stakes on the game for those attending the event, we’ll be holding a squares game with $175 on the line if your squares match up with the score at the end of each quarter. We’re also doing a backwards raffle that you can enter whether you’re attending the event or not. Tickets are $10 each for your shot at winning $500 at the end of the night.

Richmond, Virginia - Virginia Lions
10:00 PM EDT
Sloop John B
1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
Event Page

Come this Fri 29 Sept - to join with your #VirginiaLions ~ #ThePrideOfVirginia ~ as we watch & celebrate the world's biggest Australian Football event - The AFL  GrandFinal !

Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
8:30 PM PDT
Henry’s Lounge
2019 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Event Page

The Sacramento Australian Football Club (Sacramento Suns) will be hosting an Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final Watch Party in conjunction with Henry’s Lounge. For anyone not familiar with the sport, the Grand Final is essentially the Australian version of the Super Bowl for Australian Football. Raffles will begin at 8:30 pm, and the game will be live-streamed with first bounce starting at 9:30 pm. This event is open to all club athletes, supporters, and the Sacramento community. Come check it out!

Salt Lake City, Utah - Wasatch WarGulls
9:30 PM MDT
Boomerang's Down Under Bar (Millcreek)
1306 Woodland Ave, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

Come watch the game live with your local USAFL team! We will have team swag available for sale

San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
7:00 PM PDT
Fast Times
3065 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
Event Page

Hosted by the San Diego Lions

San Francisco, California - Golden Gate Roos & Iron Maidens
6:30 PM 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 2023 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! Game will commence at 9:30pm PDT FYI: Buzzworks is now FULLY LICENSED! So along with ice cold Standard Deviant beers there are also crafty cocktails to quench the thirst. Over 21yo only please (no kids).

Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
8:00 PM PDT
Kangaroo and Kiwi
2026 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Event Page

Join the club for the AFL Grand Final watch party. This is the clubs biggest fundraising event of the year. Opening bounce at 9:30pm Seattle time. Come early for food and drinks!

St. Louis, Missouri - St. Louis AFC
9:00 PM CDT
Park Pacific Luxury Apartments
1226 Olive St, St. Louis, MO, 63103

Watch party from the comfort of the reserved community room. 4 TVs and space for drinks and snacks and seating.

Tampa, Florida - Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks
**SATURDAY 9/30 - Noon EDT (Delay)
McArthurs Irish Pub
9246 4th Street N, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Event Page

Join footy players (past and present) and expats for our annual celebration of all things footy and watch the big match. Wear your favorite team's gear regardless of who is actually playing.
Meat tray raffles, two-up and drink specials - the whole back bar will be our little slice of the MCG for the day.
Our broadcast will be delayed and will start at noon - NO SPOILERS

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Buffaloes
11:30 PM CDT
Fassler Hall Patio
304 S Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

FOOTY! MEAT TRAYS! KOOZIES!  Join us Friday night for our Grand Final watch party. We will be set up on the Fassler patio at 11:30. No Cover.  Will be selling t-shirts, meat tray raffle tickets, and Koozies!

Washington, DC - DC Eagles
11:00 PM EDT
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA 22202
Event Page

The DC Eagles will be hosting a live watch party of the 2023 AFL Grand Final! 50/50 raffle, games and silent auction will be held during the event. From 11:00 PM on 29 Sep 23 until 3:00 AM on 30 Sep 23.

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