It's almost that time of year again when every Australian gets behind either QLD or NSW. Sporting the colours of maroon or blue, get set for 3 eventful nights that divide the country - the State of Origin.
But one thing's for sure: you've got to have plans.
It doesn't matter where you are in the country, there's always numerous bars and pubs that go out of their way to make their venue the prime viewing location for the State of Origin.
We've put together a list of the top spots to watch the game right here on the GC!
1. Southport Sharks
Where: Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave, Southport, Queensland 4215
What: They've got a huge 5.25m screen in Mackenzie's Sports Bar. You can also WIN a personalised State of Origin jersey. If you're after something a bit more private, you can relax in an open-air cabana with your mates, with the $100 package on offer at Cabana Bar & Lounge!
2. Lonestar Tavern
Where: Corner Markeri & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters, Queensland
What: If you're after the ultimate experience then grab a super-table ticket for you and your mates to skip any queues for food and drinks. You'll also get VIP seating front and centre of the big screen, table service, a basic beverage package and all the hot food platters you can dream of. The best part is - it's only $75! (Whether you're a QLDer or NSWman)
3. The Coolangatta Hotel
Where: Cnr Warner Street & Marine Parade,, Coolangatta 4225
What: It's live and it's loud at the Cooly Hotel next week! Take advantage of their meal deals or secure your spot with some pre-game XXXX Gold - it doesn't get more Aussie than that.
4. Currumbin RSL
Where: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia 4223
What: The guys at Currumbin RSL are offering $4 schooners of Australian tap beer from whistle to whistle. Head to their Facebook event below to get your chance to win the best seats in the house! The prize also includes a courtesy bus, chef's selection of complimentary food and a range of your favourite bevvys.
5. Broadbeach Tavern
Where: Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia 4218
What: Every screen in Broady tav will be switched over to the Origin on these three nights. With a complimentary BBQ on the deck, spectators are also treated to QLD & NSW supporter packs including cooler bags, stubby coolers, a QLD jersey and a NSW hoodie. The best part of the deal? $10 Parmys & $11.50 Rumps!
Don't leave it too late to plan what you're going to do - the first game kicks off 8PM on May 31st!