10 Places to Eat and Drink Before and After Game Days in Parramatta

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. 

1) Novotel Parramatta

If you're planning on driving to the Game, stop by Novotel Parramatta. They are offering FREE parking when you spend $50 in food and beverage at 350 Restaurant & Lounge. Only available on Game Days, you and your mates can enjoy a pre-game feast with a mouth-watering meat platter for $39 and wash it down with $20 beer buckets. Just be sure to check the website to book ahead
 

350 Church Street Parramatta 2150; Visit the Novotel website.

 

2) 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, Uncle Kurts is 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. Visit Uncle Kurt's Facebook page

 

3) Club Parramatta 

Just minutes walking distance from Bankwest Stadium and Parramatta Station, is the incredible Club Parramatta. Overlooking Parramatta Park, its wall-to-wall windows and spacious outdoor terrace make it a great place for lunch, an afternoon drink or dinner after the game. Their Footy Fever menu offers a delicious burger, fries and drink combo for $20 from Thursday to Sunday for dinner. 

Club Parramatta, 2 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150. Visit the Club Parramatta website


4) ALEX&Co.

For a great vibe, smooth tunes, and an excellent selection of drinks ALEX&Co. has you covered. Their 7 days a week Happy Hour is the perfect pit stop before the game, $5 wines, $5 schooners and $10 cocktails from 3pm-6pm. Pizzas are a great option for a pre-game feed at just $10 each – and if you’re into sharing a $20 cocktail jug is excellent value too. 

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

5) 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.

 

6) Parramatta Leagues Club

 

Parramatta Leagues Club welcomes members and visitors to celebrate Game Days with them with their variety of event day menus and eating spots. From The Bistro, to K's Noodle Bar, to Sterlo's Sports Bar and the Coffee Spot, there's something to suit all tastes. Everyone can avoid the crowds and enjoy free Event Day parking at the Club before 3.29pm and Parramatta Leagues members can get $15 parking after 3.30pm. 

1 Eels Pl, Parramatta, 2150, Visit the Parramatta Leagues Club website 

 

7) Nick & Nora’s

Photo by Jiwon Kim.

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 Nick & Nora's website.

 

8) 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 vibrant atmosphere, and modern sports bar. Every Sunday from 4pm you can chill out with a shisha in the roomy beer garden too. 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

 

9) 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. You can enjoy a $15 pizza at the weekends and they have other food and drink offers throughout the week. 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.

 

10) PARKROYAL Parramatta 

Just a short 10 minute walk to Bankwest Stadium, PARKROYAL Parramatta is a great place to celebrate before or after the game. BAR 30 Bistro's relaxing indoor or outdoor setting, delicious food and cocktail menu makes it the perfect place to unwind, catch up with friends or unpack the outcome out the match with friends and family. If you're feeling fancy, the TABLE 30 restaurant offers a three-course set menu with gourmet Australian produce and a welcome drink on arrival. They often have special offers on for game days too so keep an eye on the special offers page on their website. 

30 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia; Visit PARKROYAL Parramatta website.