If you’re heading to Optus Stadium why not extend the celebrations before and after the big games? Check out the foodie and shopping hubs in Vic Park, all a stones throw from the stadium and with loads of things to do, eat and drink!
East Victoria Park
There’s heaps to do in East Victoria Park before the game. Grab a coffee at The Imp, or if you’re looking for something stronger, stop by the iconic Balmoral Hotel for a pint and some snacks.
If you’re looking for a post or pre-game entertainment check out the beloved Crow Books, or grab a cocktail and a try your hand at an arcade game at Palace Arcade.
Getting to and from the Stadium is super easy. Catch one of the many buses that head down Albany Hwy.
Victoria Park is a foodie heaven. Why not indulge in pre-dinner drinks and snacks at the Boston Brewery? Or grab some tea with your family at Chatto Vic Park. Looking for dinner options? Check out one of the many international restaurants with cuisines from across the globe, such as Kuza or Neho Asian Tapas.
Getting to and from the stadium is easy. Either catch one of the special event buses 656 or 657 along Albany Highway, or catch the train from Victoria Park Station, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town centre. On a weekday, there will be no event bus before the match.
LathlainLathlain has you covered if you want a pre or post-match feed, with places like Kettle Café serving up the goods. Whilst you are in the area, check out The Eclectic Squirrels for a little bit of retail therapy.
If you missed out on tickets to the match, don’t worry! Empire Bar is playing the games on their big screens. If you’re watching from home, Absolute Spit Hire has you covered with platters to keep you fuelled as you cheer on your favourite team.
With Victoria Park Station 5-10 minutes walking distance away, it’s simple to get to and from the games.
Carlisle is full of hidden gems that will leave you wanting more. The Carlisle Hotel has an amazing courtyard which is the perfect setting for an afresco drink, the food is pretty darn good too. Totally Thai and Cafe Bella Rosa are also local favourites for delicious dinners.
The Archer/Mint street precinct is walking distance from the Carlisle Train Station which means you will be at the Stadium in no time.
BurswoodYou don't get much closer to the Stadium than Burswood South and Burswood Peninsula. Head to Darringtons Pastry for morning/afternoon tea snack. Still hungry? Try lunch at 23 Circus, and then have drinks at Blasta Brewing or the Merrywell.
Most of the venues are within walking distance of the Stadium, but if you’re feeling brave you could work off the food with some pre-match exercise by cycling to the game.
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- 16 Jul '20