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4 Of The Best Places To Watch The Australian Open If You Didn’t Get Tickets

There’s no better place to be than court-side when the Australian Open — one of Australia’s biggest sporting events — rolls around, that we will admit.

There are, however, some pretty sweet alternatives that come pretty close if you’re looking for somewhere sweet to kick back and watch the tennis in Melbourne .

So, if you missed out on scoring some tickets, or enjoy your tennis action a little closer to the bar, we have you covered.

#1 The Canadian Club Racquet Club

Canadian Club Racquet Club

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An annual event, The Racquet Club is coming back to Birrarung Marr on Melbourne’s Yarra River, transforming the park into the perfect city spot to enjoy a refreshing drink, good tunes and watch the Australian Open live on a ginormous screen.

Live DJs will be hitting the decks throughout the Grand Slam’s two weeks, and cool Canadian Club beverages will be flowing freely. Entry is free.

Where: Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue, Melbourne


#2 The Emerson, South Yarra

The Emerson Rooftop Bar and Club is one of Melbourne’s top entertainment destinations, and when it comes to the tennis, they’ve got you covered.

The bar has teamed up with Pimm’s for a Tennis Club pop-up, serving nightly drink specials, live entertainment and an always relaxing atmosphere. You can even book your own VIP spot if you and your pals are keen.

Otherwise, entry is free.

Where: 141-145 Commercial Road, South Yarra


#3 The Common Man @ South Wharf

The Common Man is known for dishing up rustic meals and pouring a range of top-notch local and imported beers — the epitome of Melbourne’s colourful culture.

The pub is famed for their pop-up rooftop cinema, which, over January, will be screening the biggest matches for visitors. Come on by, grab a beer and cheer on our Aussie contenders.

Entry is free.

Where: 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf, Melbourne


#4 The Precinct Hotel

The Precinct Hotel is a Melbourne institution with a colourful history dating back to 1852 and aims to celebrate the best the city has to offer, like great food and drinks, incredible live music and the best sporting action.

The bar will be airing all of the biggest matches on their courtyard’s big screen while you can take advantage of their food and drink specials.

Where: 60 Swan Street, Richmond

(Lead Image: Christopher Burns)