Weekend Playbook: Mayweather v Pacquaio; Battle of the Games, and International Homebrew Day

Stuck for things to do this weekend? Well, if you’re keen on boxing, love to game, or fancy a brew – we’ve got you covered! Read on for our top picks for what’s on in The Can for the weekend ahead!

–     International Homebrew Day     –

10AM, Saturday [02.05.15]


Saturday from 10am – Westside Acton Park, Barrine Drive, Acton
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Pfft, don’t even pretend you didn’t get psyched as soon as you saw the words “Homebrew” – I sure as hell did too!

If last years event was anything to go by, this year will be huge. Don’t believe me? Alright, just hear me out for a second – 14 countries, 8000 individual brewers, and 66,434 litres of beer sold. If that doesn’t blow your mind, I honestly don’t know what will.

Beer lovers, unite, and get thine asses down to Westside Acton Park tomorrow! Gates are open from 10am to 2pm, it’s going to be awesome.

–     Mayweather v Pacquaio     –

11AM, Sunday [03.05.15]

If you’ve been conscious at some point during this week, you’ve probably gotten wind of the fight of the century this weekend between the two legends of Boxing – Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather. With good reason though, and without talking your ear off, here’re some interesting facts about the matchup:

Floyd Mayweather 

Manny Pacquaio

Odds Favorite at $1.53 on TAB Underdog at $2.55 on TAB
Age 38 36
Record 47 fights, undeafeated 64 fights- 57 wins, 5 losses, 2 draws
Won Titles World titles across five weight divisions World titles across eight weight divisions
Fact Highest paid athlete in the world; reckon’s he’s better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson Karaoke enthusiast and a member of the Phillipine House of Representatives

My money’s on Manny – not because I’ve done an in-depth analysis of his boxing style and his odds of success, but I mean come on – how can you pass on a guy who loves Karaoke and could probably take on both Putin and Abbott in a fist-fight?!

Where to Catch it:

–   Northside   –


Sunday from 10:45am – Building1, 1 Kirinari St, Bruce, Canberra
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Head to Zierholz, grab a Parma and a pint of Pilsner [or a Zebra German Ale and Kransky if you’re feeling German], and settle in for the fight that bloody Ted from Auditing just wouldn’t shut up about at work. Festivities kick off at 10:45, and even though the fight doesn’t start until 2pm, it might be worth getting in early to make sure you can grab a seat.

–   Central   –


Sunday from 11am – 131 City Walk, Canberra
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O’Malley’s is a pub that needs no introduction – it’s a favourite amongst the locals, for their delicious beer on tap [go a Kozy – always go a Kozy] and well-executed pub grub. Coverage starts at 11, but likewise with Zierholz – make sure you get in quick to grab a seat!

–   Southside   –


Sunday from 11am – 81 Giles Street, Kingston, Canberra
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Want to catch the fight in a classy setting by the foreshore? Yeah, you’re after The Dock. Screens light up from 11am, with $10 Buffalo Chicken Wings and $15 Dock Style American Hot Dogs to get you in the mood. The place is guaranteed to be packed out, so make sure you call ahead on 6239 6333 to secure a seat – just make sure you get there before 11:30 or it’s up for grabs to the public!

–     Battle of the Games     –

6PM, Sunday [03.05.15]


Sunday from 3pm – 38 Northbourne Ave, Canberra
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If your palms get sweaty and your eye twitches when the words “LoL”, “Super Smash Bros” and “Cosplay” are uttered – Reload Bar is absolutely a place you should check out. It combines the joy of alcohol with the exuberance of indulging your inner child, and the latest offering they have on this weekend is set to do just that.

Head over at 6pm in costume if you’re keen on taking part in the Cosplay; there’s free entry for ANU Students [bring your ID!] and free pizza! Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros, and LoL tournaments will be running all night, but there’ll be plenty of other console and board games for those after a more mellowed night.


Get excited; get dressed; and get out there Canberra – the weekend awaits!

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