If you’re in Melbourne but don’t have tickets for the Australian Open, the next best option is to watch it on TV.
You can do this from home, or from your hotel, but if you like to watch tennis in a sociable atmosphere, and want access to Fox Sports, here are two Melbourne bars to check out.
These bars are sport loving places, so you won’t run the risk of them turning the TV over at a crucial moment!
Melbourne Public – 11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf
Melbourne Public is located past Crown near the Hilton and the Convention Centre. If you’re at Crown, walk towards DFO along the board walk and follow the path.
It has plenty of space, easy access to the bar and they will be showing the Australian Open on their big screens.
Follow Melbourne Public on Twitter at https://twitter.com/melbournepublic
Precinct Hotel – 60 Swan Street, Richmond
Precinct Hotel in Richmond is near Richmond Station, which is the train station closest to the Australian Open (just walk past Richmond Station away from the city and you’ll see it on the right).
They have a big screen and several TVs, plus a lovely courtyard.
Follow Precinct Hotel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/precincthotel
The schedule of screenings for the Australian Open will be added to their website.
If you visit either place during the AO, feel free to leave a comment below or tweet your feedback to @grandslamgal
Australian Open Live Site at Federation Square
Fed Square (opposite Flinders Street station, where the Melbourne Visitor Centre is located) is showing tennis on the big screen daily from 11am.
Watch the Australian Open Finals on a Big Screen at South Wharf
South Wharf is the area where Melbourne Public is located. Find out more about watching the AO Finals on the big screen from the South Wharf Promenade Facebook page.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal