Geelong’s Sporting Globe unveil their revamped beer garden

Geelong’s Sporting Globe unveil their revamped beer garden

There’s something about heading to the pub, having a few beers and watching the grand final with mates that just can’t be put into words. Really, it’s true blue right to the end.

And every year on these fine grand final days, many a fan flock to their local Sporting Globe – and for good reason. The Sporting Globe’s grand final day celebration has all you need to catch every moment of the game with about 50 plus flat screens, an epic menu and a number of drink specials – along with the awesome game atmosphere.

This year there’s a good chance the Cats might be fighting for the trophy, and the Sporting Globe have just given you another reason to make tracks to the pub on that special September day (and any day really) with the recent launch of their revamped outdoor beer garden.

Opening last weekend, the beer garden re-launch came as part of an extensive refurbishment which had been in the works for nearly 12 months and under construction for just over eight weeks, with one million dollars invested into the new-look pub.

Centred in the heart of Geelong, The Sporting Globe was the first sports pub of its kind in the area opening 10 years ago. Founded by James Sinclair, he identified a gap in the market for great sports bars in Australia after residing in the US where sports bars were well-engrained in the hospitality landscape, and since then the Sporto has seen a number of renovations, with each proving to be better than the last.

10 years later, their latest renovation sees a new and improved beer garden featuring stadium-style bleacher seating with big screen viewing (super handy for when you’re with a crew!), a new flagship bar stacked with beers on tap, signature leather booths, and multiple private function areas including a premium garden lounge, all covered by a huge retractable roof system.


With rain no longer an issue for any occasion, a sporting fan’s life is also made a bit easier in the garden with the various TV screens playing endless sports entertainment and with an all-new upgraded AV system, watching a game of AFL in Ryrie St is as good as being at the ground.

Not everything has to change though! For anyone worried, the pool table remains in pride of place for those with a competitive streak.

Whether you’re a casual follower or a professional who weeps regularly and loudly over your chosen ones’ performance, The Sporting Globe’s new beer garden will be the best place to enjoy that icy, cold bevy that will see that you get through any game.

It’s now open from Midday until late seven days a week! Weekend pub-goers will want to check out 4-5-6 Saturday’s in the beer garden which launched last weekend, with DJs from 9pm and an extended 9-11pm happy hour with $4 pots, $5 basics and $6 skittle bombs.

If you’re interested in hosting your next function in the garden, enquire online at

The Sporting Globe is located at 175-177 Ryrie St, Geelong.