Pre-Post Game Drinks

By Ashleigh Synnott

Bankwest Stadium brings fans closer to the action in Parramatta and we’ve got you sorted for all your pre-post game drinks needs. Whether it’s a quick schooner before the game or a longer session after the match, check out the best Parramatta has to offer next time your team is in town. 

Uncle Kurt’s

Parramatta’s first-ever small bar nabbed Time Out’s Neighbourhood Bar of the Year in 2018 with very good reason. Located under the City Centre carpark, its all New York aesthetic, wicked cocktails, and yummy, satisfying food. Don’t go past the Reuben sandwich for soaking up all those pre or post-game nerves. 

Beneath City Centre Carpark, Horwood Place, Parramatta; Open Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - Midnight.


Alex & Co.

For a great vibe, smooth tunes, and an excellent selection of drinks Alex & Co has you covered. They have a great Game Day deal going complete with live music, $5 wines, $7 schooners, and $10 spritzes and cocktails from 3pm-7pm. Pizzas are a great option for a pre or post-game feed at just $10 each – and if you’re into sharing a $12 team cocktail is excellent value too. 

Shop 2-4, 330 Church Street, Parramatta 2150; Visit the Alex & Co. website.


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The Crown Hotel

This pub is a lively local favourite, close to Parramatta Station, with a big basic bar, plenty of pokies, and outstanding pub grub. The multi-storey venue includes a huge range of sports screens and a dedicated sports and TAB bar, making it great for hanging out with mates before or after a game. The staff are excellent here and the portion sizes are huge if you’re looking for a decent meal as well as a drink. 

295 Church Street, Parramatta 2150; Visit the Crown Hotel website.


Nick & Nora’s

Bringing the glamour and decadence of post-prohibition soirees to the modern day, this is a place where you’ll really want to settle in for a post-game eve of drinks and canapes. The cocktails at Nick & Nora’s are next level, the champers is cold, and the view from the 26th floor of V by Crown is totally spectacular. 

Level 26, 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta 2150; Visit the Nick & Nora's website.



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The Albion Hotel

The Albion Hotel is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and a cool drink before or after a game. It’s well known for its roomy beer garden, vibrant atmosphere, and modern sports bar. They always play the games live and loud here, so if you’re having just too much fun with your crew you can enjoy the game with some delicious food while the beers keep flowing. 

135 George Street Parramatta 2150; Visit the Albion Hotel website


The Commercial Hotel

Complete with a huge courtyard and copper beer tanks, the Commercial Hotel is your fair dinkum local which caters for everyone and is a great option for a pre or post-match pick-me-up. The beer garden here is really cruisy, they have a great bistro full of your favourite comfort food, and the prices are always reasonable.

 2 Hassall Street Parramatta 2150; Visit The Commercial Hotel website.


Novotel Parramatta

Novotel Parramatta have a great game day offer. Stop by the 350 Restaurant and Lounge and score $5 beers and $12 burgers. Just a five-minute walk from Parramatta Station, this is just about the best value digs the city has to offer. Just be sure to check the website to confirm game day offer dates before rocking up.

350 Church Street Parramatta 2150; Visit the Novotel website.