Where to watch the 2017 AFL Grand Final in Saigon
The AFL Grand Final is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest sports viewing days of the year. The combo of a lot of Australian expats and travelers, the friendly time zone for a daytime party session, Saigon’s status as a hotspot for AFL in Asia, and the long running established traditional parties in the city mean Saigon is the place to at the business end of any AFL season. The 2017 AFL Grand Final in Saigon is going to be no different.
Here’s our summary of where you can catch the big game and enjoy some entertainment:
The Vietnam Swans Official 2017 Grand Final Party
The Swans are not just an institution in Vietnam but have gone viral in the AFL heartlands achieving solid media coverage and even airtime on an AFL Club banner in the past 12 months (albeit predominately due to a fun loving 2016 premiership star).
2017 and the Swans are ramping up their Saigon Grand Final Party (they also hold events in Hanoi, Hoi An, Vung Tau) with a new venue in the heart of Saigon’s busiest party area the event should attract a vibrant mix of the active Australian footy community, other expats, travelers and likely a solid Vietnamese contingent keen to broaden their sporting horizons. At 1m VND per ticket the day is pure value too with 2 buffet meals and free flow beer and soft drink from 10am-4pm! Checkout the event page for further information.
Phatty’s in District 1
Phatty’s is an Australian Sporting (and social) institution in Ho Chi Minh City and will definitely be pumping this weekend. Not only will they have the game showing throughout the bar and a pumped up crowd but they’re completing the footy experience by offering a FREE pot (of draught beer) and pie to all attendees. Phatty’s is also the traditional home of the Saigon Saints’ Grand Final party after party so you can expect plenty of company to kick on with after the game if your team gets up!
The Saigon Saint’s Grand Final Party – The Sheraton
Saigon’s longest standing AFL Grand Final party and another Ho Chi Minh City AFL institution. While not an active football team in over 10 years on the field plenty of the Aussie and beyond business community have the Saint’s party circled in as one of the biggest social events in the city. This year Richmond’s former skipper Chris Newman was to be guest speaker however due to the Tiges making the big dance he’ll be back in Melbourne. More info on the fb group.
Dtwo Sports Pub in District 2
The Al Frescos Group’s own sports pub delivers the highest quality atmosphere, service and food in District 2. For Grand Final Weekend Tom’s firing up the BBQ and providing free sausages for all as well as party pies!
Check their Facebook page for details during the week.
Pitchers in District 7
Pitchers provides one of the most relaxed whilst still authentic Grand Final experiences in town. Escape the crush of D1 and enjoy the game in an uniquely Australian Sporting atmosphere. Tower and bucket drink specials and some special Grand Final meal deals available on the day. Numbers are already high so best to book ahead!
Check for more info on their facebook page…
Game On Sports Bar in District 1
The biggest and most sports dedicated sports bar in Saigon is always pumping on Grand Final Day. Don’t arrive too late if you’re looking to catch the game here! Plenty of big screens and a great space will make this one of the town’s biggest atmosphere’s for the game! Check their facebook for details throughout the week.