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Australia Day and Hottest 100 Party Guide 2019

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

You can’t get more Australian than The Australian Heritage Hotel. Join the team for the ultimate Aussie long weekend in the city. Saturday brings with it a Stone & Wood garden party with live music and then on Sunday, join in the countdown with Triple J’s Hottest 100 followed by live performances. The Aussie has recovery in mind with a Bloody Mary Bar on Monday to set you straight before starting the week. The team will be serving down under themed bites which can be washed down with a national drink paddle celebrating a beer from each state for $17.50.

When: Saturday 26 January – Monday 28 January

Time: 11am – midnight

Price: Free entry

Address: 100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Website: australianheritagehotel.com

The Glenmore, The Rocks

Open-up a cold one and enjoy the Australia Day long weekend at The Glenmore. Kick off the celebrations with a rooftop party and the best view in the city before backing it up for day two for Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown party.  There’s live music from The Bollinger Boys and DJ Danny Simms kicks off from 7pm on Saturday and the Hottest 100 countdown and live music from 3pm on Sunday. The weekend brings with it face painting, and food and drink specials all weekend to get you into the party spirit before the team hosts a rooftop recovery on Monday.

When: Saturday 26 January – Monday 28 January

Time: 11am – midnight

Price: Free entry

Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Website: theglenmore.com.au

The Royal Leichhardt, Leichhardt

The Royal Leichhardt is celebrating Australia Day all weekend long with meal deals, entertainment and good vibes. Bring along a crew and enjoy a feast from the summer menu including Aussie classics such as bangers and mash with peas and onion gravy; chicken parmi with homemade tomato marinara, cheese, coleslaw and chips; or a steak. If the classics aren’t your style, treat yourself to the Australia Day burger and schooner special that will keep everyone going for karaoke, which kicks off in the main bar from 9.30pm. What’s an Aussie long weekend without Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, which plays across the venue live and loud all Sunday long.

When: Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January

Time: 12pm till late

Price: Free entry

Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Website: theroyalleichhardt.com.au

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

Celebrate the Australia Day weekend by the water at Manly Wharf Hotel. On Saturday, gather a squad and enjoy cocktails on the jetty before letting local DJs Alex Preston and Graham Mandroules have you dancing into the early hours. Come back for round two on Sunday with the Triple J Hottest 100 playing live before DJs Dollar Cub and Friendless taking over the decks to keep the party going afterwards. Enjoy the Aussie classic cheese and vegemite pizza or one of the summer menu items including the poke bowl; buddah bowl; fish and chips; or seafood platter.

When: Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January 

Time: 12pm till late

Price: Free entry

Address: E Esplanade, Manly Wharf

Website: manlywharfhotel.com.au 

The Buena, Mosman

The Buena is taking Australia Day celebrations to the next level with four days of food, drinks and entertainment. Friday kicks the weekend off with $6 Endeavour Brewing Pale Ale schooners, $12 espresso martinis and Aussie hits played loud and live. On Saturday enjoy $12 Aperol Spritz’ and groove to the Aussie classics being spun from 4pm by Live DJs. Triple J’s Hottest 100 will be live streamed on Sunday with $15 beer jugs available. On Monday’s recovery session it’s all cocktails to get you hydrated for work, including a Kombucha Spritz.

You and your mates will be well fed across the weekend with pub classics including ‘The Buena’ burger with wagyu beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, pickles, lettuce, beetroot and special sauce; and the house made chicken schnitzel, herb and parmesan crusted served with slaw; there’s also an Aussie Burger for just $15. If all that’s not enough, there’s a chance to win a wheelbarrow full of tinnies and a brewery experience for you and five mates at Endeavour Brewing worth $650. There are two ways to enter, simply fill out an entry form on the day or post a pic of you and your mates and tag The Buena. The winner will be announced on the 29 January.

When: Friday 25 January, Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January, Monday 28 January

Time: 11am till late

Price: Free entry

Address: 76 Middle Head Rd, Mosman

Website: thebuena.com.au

Devon Café, Barangaroo & North Sydney

Devon Café has created an Aussie inspired surf and turf for Australia Day. The dish is served with sovereign lamb ribs with cumin salt, grilled Queensland king prawns and three sauces (provencal, minted coconut mignonette and tzatziki) served with chips and salad. Available at Barangaroo and North Sydney.

When: Friday 25 January, Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January, Monday 28 January

Time: Barangaroo 9am-4.30pm and 8am-3.30pm, North Sydney 8am-4pm

Price: $33

Address: Shop 19, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, 36 Blue Street, North Sydney

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Misfits, Redfern

Join the Misfits team over the summer long weekend for a day of tunes and beer and the ‘Party At Our House’, your home away from home. The Hottest 100 plays from 3pm followed by DJs from 8pm. There’s buckets of mixed tinnies and Aussie themed snacks including sausage rolls, cheese toasties and pavlova.

When: Sunday 27 January

Time: 3pm – late 

Price: Free entry

Address: 106 George Street, Redfern

Website: misfitsredfern.com.au

The Tudor, Redfern

Celebrate the summer long weekend at The Tudor, with music, Aussie snacks and drink specials. Think sausage sizzles, backyard games and $5 VB tinnies. If you want something a little bit bigger, try the Pitt Street burger with a beef patty, bacon, cheese, tomato, lettuce, beetroot, relish, mustard and pickles; chicken parmigiana with smoked ham, chunky tomato sauce and cheese; or the Sunday Roast, the chef’s weekly creation for just $20.

When: Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January, Monday 28 January 

Time: 11.30am – late  

Price: Free entry

Address: 90 Pitt St, Redfern

Website: tudorhotel.com.au

Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks

Seabreeze Beach Hotel is set to impress this Australia Day long weekend with activities all weekend long. On Saturday there’s crab races, thong throwing, and the famous prawn peeling competition, which is back for another round. Sunday, enjoy the Triple J Hottest 100 in the beer garden before Pat Coyle gets up to play a set of soul, blues and folk music. Make a weekend of it by booking a room in the hotel and enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

When: Saturday 26 – Monday 28 January

Address: Cnr Livingstone St & Prince of Wales Ave, South West Rocks

Website: seabreezebeachhotel.com.au/whats-onsb/

Carlton Mid Prawn Peeling Competition at Seabreeze Beach Hotel

The annual Carlton Mid Prawn Peeling competition returns to Seabreeze Beach Hotel this January. Simply purchase a Carlton Mid between 1 January – 21 January and enter your name in the barrel for your chance to be a part of the prawn peel off on Australia Day.

When: Tuesday 1 January – Monday 21 January  

Address: Cnr Livingstone St & Prince of Wales Ave, South West Rocks

Website: seabreezebeachhotel.com.au

Toormina Hotel, Toormina

Toormina Hotel celebrates Australia Day with an Australia Day Long Weekend Garden Party. Join the team for a weekend of activities, competitions and music. Saturday brings the third annual prawn peeling competition, kicking off from 1pm and giving you a chance to win your very own tinnie by simply purchasing a Carlton tinnie. Phat Tracta plays from 8.30pm to finish the day and get you dancing all night long. Come back for round two on Sunday, with Triple J’s Hottest 100 playing live and loud in the grassy beer garden. You can also put your putting skills to the test with a putting challenge that runs both Saturday and Sunday.  

When: Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27 January

Address: Lot 1 Minorca Place, Toormina

Website: toorminahotel.com.au