If you’re not lucky enough to snag tickets to the AFL Grand Final live on Saturday 24 September, your next best bet is to rope together an epic crew and head to Chapel Street to watch the game in style. 

What ‘style’ that is, however, is completely up to you. And that’s where we come in. Your very own Chapel director, pointing you to the very best places to watch the Grand Final on Chapel Street – totally dependent on how you want to enjoy the game. 

Whether you want to get rowdy, chill, eat in style or laze in the sun – we’ve got the perfect spot for you.

Note: AFL Grand Final Day is buuuussyy on Chapel, so book early. Trust us on this one.

Let’s get rowdy

In true Emerson style the party won’t stop when the final siren goes off. Tickets are essential, and just like every other year, they’ll sell out quickly.

Booths Packages | $120pp | Include first bounce to final siren beverage package, guaranteed seating, food (footy snacks – think Mac and cheese bites, party pies and fried chicken!) and tv viewing of the game.

Beverage Package | $75pp | First bounce to final siren beverage package


$8 Pints, live music and DJ’s and a bunch of different drink specials to celebrate. Plus they’ll be streaming around the entire venue.


They’re celebrating the best pub day on the calendar with an all inclusive 3.5 hour package. Pregame build up, with live match commentary throughout the venue, followed by live music and a DJ to end the night with!!

Drinks Selection – Bombay cocktails,  all tap beers (excluding Kirin & Guinness), house wine and non-alc options. Plus, a selection of pub meal faves to keep you going well into the evening. 


The game will be on downstairs from 12pm – but the real action is the Long Weekend Part that goes from Thursday to Sunday. DJs daily on both levels from 9pm and drink specials all weekend long. 


Eat well & chill

Some say the best burgers and fried chicken in Melbourne are made at Leonard’s, so it’s a great place to chill both during the game, and after, for some much needed sustenance. 


The game will be live & loud across 7 screens. They have a ticketed event at $25 and starts from 12 pm. Your ticket includes a bottomless BBQ Buffet, where you can tuck into their famous barbecued meats until your heart’s content.


Dive into some of the best Californian Japanese Cuisine in between daisy cutters. 


The Prahran Hotel is putting on a seriously good GF event – think delicious roaming food plus a 4-hour drinks package (tap beers, house wine, sparkling & non-alc options) from 2-6pm for $95. If you don’t want to go all in, table bookings, a la carte menu & public bar walk-ins are all available. 


Meet me outside 

Chapel’s Original Irish Pub, with a big covered Beer Garden right on the street. And if it happens to be a bit chilly on the day, there’s heating. If that’s not enough, they have 20+ draught beers and some pretty good Pub Food to keep you fuelled for the day. 


Head here for a covered and heated outdoor beer garden, plus cocktails, good food and obviously froffs for the game. 


One of the biggest and best beer gardens in Prahran – grab a pint and a parma while you see every bounce loud from the sports bar. Best to book here, as it’s always busy and tables fill up fast.


The list goes on…

Death or Glory 




Holy Grail 


Naughty Nancys


The Railway Hotel


Need inspo for post game day? Check out our Top Bars on Chapel Street Precinct for any day of the week blog. Got another suggestion? Slide into our DMs at @chapelprecint and let us know. 


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