16th Sep 2012 12:04pm | By Editor
There’s bound to be a crowd gathering to watch the AFL games at this lively venue (below). Belushi’s has bars and hostels across London, but this is our pick for the games. Dive into the huge menu, and watch the action unfold on the screens dotted around. If you want to make a day and night of it, book yourself a bed at the hostel so you don’t have to worry about getting home if the celebrations continue later than the Tubes do.
She Bu Green, W12 8PH
Tube | She Bu
Catch the AFL games in all their glory on 27 plasma screens and a single big screen at this Aussie-centric pub. Chow down on traditional cuisine that’ll make you feel right at home. Watch a match between 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday with £2.50 beers and 50 per cent off cocktails.
Temple Place, WC2R 2PH
Tube | Temple
This classic sports bar is diverting from its usual airing of Sky Sports for AFL through the season.
The Elk Bar boasts big screens and a 3D plasma which will bring the action to life, as you munch on BBQ food in the beer garden.
TNT Magazine is kicking off the AFL Grand Final here on September 29, beneath the antler chandeliers.
A £10 ticket includes a bottle of Victorian Bitter and a pie that sets the Aussie tone for the big game. There’s also a £50 bar tab for the winner of our best-dressed competition, so come as your favourite player and experience the Grand Final in style.
Get your ticket before they sell out.
Fulham Road, SW6 5UA
With two huge screens, three large plasmas and a 3D cinema room with a fridge filled with enough beer for you and 30 mates, The Larrik Inn is a stand-out bar for AFL games. If your team wins, there’s karaoke to help you celebrate.
425 New Kings Road, SW6 4RN
Tube | Putney Bridge
Watch the games on giant plasma screens in this trendy setting. It might not be as big as the other bars, but it makes up for this with super-friendly service.
South Side, SW4 7AB
Tube | Clapham Common
Three big screens, four huge plasmas, two 3D screens – if that’s not enough, the function room is free to rent. Watch the games, choose from the eclectic menu and shout at the TVs at this traditional pub.
16 Hartfield Cres, SW19 3TA
Tube | Wimbledon
With five large screens, Australian craft beer, a half-time handball competition and on-stage post-match analysis, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is a stylish place to watch the AFL Grand Final on September 29.
Starting at 3.30am until 8am, write off your Sunday as you’ll be partying until all hours at this Australian-owned venue. Tickets cost £7, and there will be hot pies and sausage rolls available from the Fleet River Bakery.
If you need a bit of a wake-up hit, on-site baristas will be serving Monmouth Coffee so there will be no excuse for not keeping your eyes open.
Basement of the Tavistock Hotel
Bedford Way, WE1H 9EU
Tube | Holborn
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