23 September 2022

Where to watch the AFL grand final this Saturday

| Evelyn Karatzas
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The AFL Grand Final is on this Saturday. Photo: MCG, Facebook.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the 2022 AFL Grand Final is finally here.

Kicking off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground this Saturday 24 September at 2:30 pm, the Geelong Cats will go head-to-head with the Sydney Swans for this year’s title.

It’s expected to shape up as an epic clash between the Cats, who are currently on a 15-game winning streak, and the Swans, who earned the right to a grand final berth by beating Collingwood by one point in a nail-biting preliminary final.

So you can join the excitement without leaving Canberra, we’ve complied a list of where you can go to watch the grand final.

The Dock

The Dock is located on the Kingston foreshore. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

The Dock

Go along to The Dock at Kingston Foreshore from 2 pm on Saturday and treat yourself to a few beers as you watch the grand final unfold. This venue has just won the AHA’s Best Live Sporting Entertainment Venue for the seventh consecutive year, so it’s a great place to enjoy all the action.

Bowling alley

The duckpin bowling alley at The Alby in Woden. Photo: The Alby.

The Alby

The Alby might just be the perfect spot for you and your footy-loving family and friends to go to watch the footy. With multiple screens to watch the match, a delicious selection of food and a downstairs games basement with pool tables, pinball machines and duckpin bowling, there’s plenty of things to keep you busy and entertained during the game, and at half-time.

Get in quick to secure a table, book ahead here.

eastlake fc

Go and watch the footy at Eastlake. Photo: Eastlake Football Club, Facebook.

Eastlake Football Club

Eastlake Football Club reckons “big games need big screens”, so they’ve got several venues with big screens, great food and multiple bars to take advantage of while watching the grand final this Saturday.

Go along to the Gungahlin, Calwell or Griffith club and grab any of your favourite foods from the bistro from 2 pm, and take advantage of Eastlake’s 1.7L mega jugs drink special while you enjoy the match with your friends!


The burgers are a must-try at Dickson Taphouse. Photo: Dickson Taphouse.

Dickson Taphouse

Burgers, beers and footy, what more could you want?

The Dickson Taphouse is hosting a screening of the grand final this Saturday afternoon too, with a wide range of food on offer. You can choose from pastas, burgers, prawns, calamari, nachos, steak and more.

Woden Southern Cross Club

The Southern Cross Club, Woden. Photo: CSCC.

Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden

From 12:30 pm on Saturday at the Southern Cross Club in Woden, you can order lunch, snacks and drinks from the bar while watching the big game. Displayed on two massive screens, there’s no chance of you missing any of the action.

Old Canberra Inn

Crack open a cold one … or three with the boys this weekend and watch the Sydney Swans vs the Geelong Cats. Photo: Old Canberra Inn.

Old Canberra Inn

If you’re looking for a place to take all your mates and watch the AFL grand final, then look no further than the The Old Canberra Inn in Lyneham. They are accepting bookings of up to 10 people and have a great selection of food, beers, cocktails, wines and spirits you can order too!

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Bleachers Sports Bar is home to a monster 177-inch screen. Photo: Region Media.


As one of Canberra’s premiere sports venues to watch anything and everything nationally and internationally sports-related, it’s no surprise that Bleachers is streaming the AFL grand final.

If you want to avoid the disappointment of not finding a table or bar stool to sit and watch all the action, book in quick.

Sit out in the sun in the beer garden at Assembly and enjoy a cold beer, some good food and the AFL. Photo: Assembly Facebook.


Head in to Braddon this Saturday and watch the AFL Grand Final ‘Live and Loud’ at Assembly.

With large screens inside and outside in the beer garden and bars, there’s no better way to spend your day watching the footy. Breakfast will also be available from 7:30 am, and lunch and dinner after 12 pm.

Have bowl and Photo: The Ruc, Facebook.


If you’re looking for somewhere near the city to watch the grand final, The Ruc in Turner has got you sorted. With several screens, plenty of pool tables, lawn bowling and dining options and lots of bars, what more could you want?

Have we missed any venues? Drop them in the comments below.

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