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For the first time in history, Brisbane is hosting the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final and what better way to celebrate the footy finals then exploring all that Brisbane has to offer!

From surrounding yourself in the electric atmosphere whilst watching the game at local pubs, to enjoying a day out in the sun while the kids hop around participating in different footy festival activities, Brisbane has something for everyone.


Can’t get to the game? We have the ultimate guide to local pubs and restaurants who will be broadcasting the game live, so you don’t miss out! Celebrate with thousands of locals cheering on the two finalists as they go head to head in the quest for glory.

South Brisbane
Brisbane CBD
West End
Petrie Terrace
Further Afield


Visiting Brisbane for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final or looking for a staycation? Brisbane offers some incredible places to stay – providing stunning views of the city, high end facilities and friendly local staff. Check out some of the best places to stay which will all be decorated in AFL theme for the week.

Brisbane CBD
South Brisbane | South Bank | Kangaroo Point
  • Mantra South Bank dressing up the hotel with AFL colours.
  • Novotel Brisbane South Bank Living and breathing AFL for the month of October. Their hotel frontline staff and venue will be dressed in AFL theme. Each week, guests will have the opportunity to partake in an AFL quiz, winning a night staycation at the hotel for a future date. They will also have an AFL themed special menu which will feature in Spice Central Kitchen & Bar for the month, along with QLD beers.
  • The Point Hotel themed menu in all outlets with past Grand Finals playing around the hotel.
Further Afield

Eat, Drink and Play

Eat, Drink, Play! Get a taste of Brisbane whilst exploring some of the best local produce at our famous farmers markets, cafes and restaurants. Soak up the sun whilst enjoying a few drinks at a rooftop bar or at our glorious Howard Smith Wharves.

Looking for something to do with the kids? Well we have the perfect adventures for you! Kayak down the Brisbane River or explore some of our favourite local spots for you to relax and enjoy your time in Brisbane.

  • Blackbird Restaurant
  • Criterion Tavern hosting an AFL Grand Final Luncheon on Thursday 22 October with special guest Alistair Lynch, Jason Akermanis, Doug Hawkins and Jason Dunstall.
  • Grand Central Hotel
  • Brisbane City YHA Rooftop bar special drink offerings and group deals for those watching the game. Anyone with a ticket will get a special drink price for returning after the game and anyone with a jersey will also be given a discount at the bar. There will also be an AFL Quiz.
  • The Westin Brisbane Hampers special AFL Grand Final themed picnic hampers for guests to take to gigs & picnics.
  • Gilhooleys
Fortitude Valley
South Brisbane | South Bank
Kangaroo Point | East Brisbane
  • Riverlife Brisbane offering 20% off all guided adventure experiences during the AFL Grand Final Weekend. Use the code AFL2020 at check out. Show your team spirit, wear your team jersey when you visit them over the AFL Grand Final Weekend for a FREE coffee from Gustave Citroen Cafe!
  • Pineapple Hotel all areas of the hotel will be open for the Grand Final
  • Australian National Hotel
Further Afield

What Else

Be sure to check out some of Brisbane’s local businesses who will be dressing up for event week too:

Brisbane Airport
South Bank