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Want to know where to watch replays and evening matches? These places will screen the Games during their usual opening hours

If you want to pull an all-nighter you'll have to stay up and watch Foxtel at home... but there are many game pubs screening replays of whatever's gone on in the Commonwealth Games overnight.

The Birmingham Hotel

Get down to the Brum, chum: they've got three Foxtel boxes and at least one of them is guaranteed to be showing some Games action. This pub on the Collingwood/Fitzroy border is great for a cheap feed, too. Fitzroy.

The Boatbuilders Yard

Cheer on your team outdoors on the edge of the Yarra or – if it’s a bit cold – inside by the fireplace. The Boatbuilders Yard will be open 7am-11pm and showing all the big games and replays during that period. South Wharf.

College Lawn Hotel

This classic backstreet boozer turns out staunch drinking food and is roomy enough for a prime viewing seat in front of one of the screens. The Games will be on amid the AFL and rugby – and if for some reason they're not, just ask the manager. Prahran.

Imperial Hotel

If not one of the best-known sports bars in Melbourne, it’s certainly one of the rowdiest due to a 24-hour licence. They'll have the Games on all the time, during normal opening hours. Melbourne.

The Palace Hotel

The Palace is primarily a footy pub, but they’ll always have the Games on at least one screen. Pull up a comfy stall and test a few craft beers while you're there. South Melbourne.

Portland Hotel

Better known as the James Squire Brew House, this busy city pub will be screening the Games during normal opening hours. If the mood strikes, you can order a six-sample paddle of the James Squire fleet, made in the huge copper tanks just metres away from your seat. Melbourne.

The Provincial

Fitzrovians, this one's for you. The Provincial will be screening the Games during normal opening hours, so you can duck in during your usual Brunswick Street business. If you need to refuel, you've a choice of bar snacks or proper dining upstairs. Fitzroy.

The Wharf Hotel

The surroundings of the Yarra-side Wharf Hotel are seriously picturesque – not that you'll be noticing. They'll have replays on the screens, but don't expect the volume to be up high because the music is often pumping and serving diners is the main priority. A good choice if you want to combine the Games with a night out. Melbourne.

World Restaurant and Bar

In the heart of Southbank lies the sprawling World Bar. Its Yarra-side location makes it popular, as does the varied menu and drinks list. They'll be screening replays and night games during their usual opening hours. Southbank.

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Date 23 Jul 2014-03 Aug 2014

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