The heartbeat of Australian sport

Sport is no joke in Aussie culture – we love it all day, every day of the week. But there is nothing like getting behind our Canberra teams each year and supporting them from the stadiums, or at the RUC.

Rallying around our Canberra teams

There is an undeniable passion for sport that runs deep in the veins of Canberra’s residents. Regardless of the sport, Canberra locals love showing their unwavering support for their beloved Canberra teams.

We love hearing the roar of the RUC crowd when our Canberra teams dominate, so we play a variety of sports so you and your mates can spend an afternoon or night watching your favourite players.

Warm up your vocal cords before the game so you’re prepped and ready to cheer on your favourite Canberra team from the comfort of the RUC, but only if you can’t make it to the stadium.


The iconic green sets the Canberra Raiders apart from the rest in the game. The green machine has been one of Canberra’s most prized possessions since their first game in 1982 and having won three premierships makes our love for them even stronger.

We love the Raiders so much that we have introduced a new drink special for the 2024 NRL Season! Every Raiders game this 2024 season, you can enjoy a $5 VB schooner from 2 hours before the game until full time.


While we don’t have our own Canberra AFL team, we have adopted the GWS Giants as our own. The Giants have seamlessly integrated into the Canberra sporting landscape and have amplified the sporting spirit in Canberra more than ever before.

In partnership with Capital Brewing Co., you can win the best seats in the house at the RUC for you and five mates every Thursday night AFL game. To sweeten the deal, you also get Capital Brewing Co. merchandise, cold tinnies to sample and a variety of bar snacks.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is tag your mates in our social post about AFL Thursday Nights and we will select the winner randomly.

The best part is that if you don’t win the seats, you still get great discounts! We’ll be serving up $5 schooners of the Capital Brewing Co. Coast Ale from 7-9:30pm every Thursday night AFL game.

Super Rugby

When it comes to Super Rugby, only one team comes to mind – the ACT Brumbies. Yet another iconic local Canberra team since 1996. Did you know that 50% of all Brumbies players have gone onto play for the Wallabies. They also have the highest percentage of members of any Super Rugby Franchise, which would not be possible without their dedicated supporters – you!

The Brumbies have always been Australia’s premier rugby province, as most successful and most wins which is pretty amazing given the size of Canberra’s population relative to other states. There is obviously something in the water in the national capital to produce the country’s best players, administrators, and coaches.

Streaming all the Brumbies games from Stan Sports, you can get your Super Rugby fix on the big screens at the RUC.

Happy Hour(s)

Great deals are what we stand for and we love offering you a great deal every day of the week.

Happy Hour from 4-5pm weekdays

Bring your ‘team’ down to the RUC for Happy Hour each weekday from 4-5pm and snag yourself a $5 schooner of beer from one of our 12 taps, including James Squire Ginger Beer, Byron Bay Peach and Mango Seltzer, Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and Kosciuszko Pale Ale. Got the taste for something a bit more local? No worries, we’ve got you covered with Capital Brewing Co. Coast Ale also on tap at the same happy price!

Basic Spirits Happy Hour from 8-9pm every day

After 5pm, grab yourself some dinner from our Weekly Specials including Monday Steak Night, Tuesday Schnitty Night and Wednesday Burger Night, and stick around for our Basic Spirits Happy Hour from 8-9pm.

We’re serving up basic sprits for just $4.90 including Smirnoff, Gordons Gin, Jim Beam, Johnny Walker Red, Bundaberg, and Spiced Rum. How good is that?!

Looking for a great time with live local sport and great drinks? Look no further than the RUC. Book your table in front of the big screen today.

Published March 26, 2024 | Pricing and availability subject to change

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