Where to spend ANZAC Day in Sydney

The Australian Heritage Hotel and The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks
The Australian Heritage Hotel and The Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks team up to create arguably one of the best spots to commemorate ANZAC Day. From 7am, The Australian welcomes veterans, family and friends with a hearty diggers breakfast, bacon and egg rolls for $9.50. Cumberland Street is taken over and becomes the stage for a special performance by The Scots Marching Band while Gloucester Street turns into one of the largest two-up arenas in Sydney from 12pm.  Food trucks line the streets plus four external bars including 4 Pines pop-up and a tinnie bar. The Glenmore’s rooftop is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon with live music from 2pm-5pm, grab yourself a cold one and a cheeky bite to eat, and end the day overlooking 180-degree views of Sydney harbour.

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks
Opening hours: 7am-12am
Website: australianheritagehotel.com.au
Address: 100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9247 2229

The Glenmore, The Rocks

Opening hours: 8am-10pm
Website: theglenmore.com.au
Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Phone:  02 9247 4794

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly
Commemorate our diggers this ANZAC Day at Wharfy. The jetty transforms into a serious two-up stage with mega jugs of James Squire One Fifty Lashes available for $25. Hit the dance floor from 5pm with tunes from Sydney’s favourite local DJs for an evening by the water.

Opening hours: 11:30am-12am
Website: manlywharfhotel.com.au
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone: 02 9977 1266

The Royal, Leichhardt

Honour the ANZACs at the inner west’s favourite local, The Royal Leichhardt. There’s 2UP in the main bar from 1pm, where patrons can unleash their competitive sides and then party into the night with live music from 6.30pm. It’s not ANZAC Day without footy, with both NRL (Roosters vs Dragons and Storm vs Warriors) and AFL (Essendon vs Collingwood) games played loud and live. For the trivia regulars, don’t fret, just head up to the Botanical Bar where the 1kg of hot wings and a jug of beer is still being served at just $25. Did we mention it’s also ladies night? With any booking of six or more ladies, receive a complimentary bottle of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge on arrival.

Opening hours: 10am-3am
Website: theroyalleichhardt.com.au
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Phone: 02 9569 2638

The Tudor, Redfern
Salute our diggers this ANZAC Day at Redfern’s local gem, The Tudor. There’s 2UP in front bar from 12pm with food specials and $5 VB tinnies all day. Get into the ANZAC Day footy with the AFL Essendon vs Collingwood game and the NRL Roosters vs Dragons and Storm vs Warriors streaming all afternoon long. Say cheers to our brave servicemen and women with a cold brew.

Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm
Website: tudorhotel.com.au
Address: 90 Pitt Street, Redfern
Phone: 02 9310 4314

Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks
Heading to the mid-north coast for ANZAC Day? Watch the local ANZAC march at South West Rocks’ watering hole, Seabreeze Beach Hotel. Cure the early morning start with a much-needed caffeine hit and a feed at the hotel bistro from 11.30am, including free ANZAC cookies with every coffee purchase. At 2pm, a game of 2UP kicks off in the hotel’s beer garden. Afterwards, load up on the rump steak special for just $14.50.

Opening hours: 9am-12am
Website: seabreezebeachhotel.com.au
Address: Cnr Livingstone Street & Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks
Phone: 02 6566 6205

Toormina Hotel, Toormina
Pay tribute to our ANZACs at Toormina Hotel with a game of 2UP at 1pm in the sports lounge. Watch the footy live and loud with the AFL at 3.20pm or NRL at 7.50pm before booking a cabana in the newly renovated, The Palms.  Feast on the pub’s favourites such as the works burger and chips; salt and pepper squid with chips and salad; or the crumbed lamb cutlets. From 7pm, join in on the historical Australiana trivia, touching on all things music, politics, history and celebrities.

Opening hours: 10am-12am
Website: toorminahotel.com.au
Address: Lot 1 Minorca Place, Toormina
Phone: 02 6653 1039

Other venues open on Anzac Day – opening hours:

Misfits, Redfern

Opening hours: 4pm-late

Website: misfitsredfern.com.au

Address: 106 George Street, Redfern

Phone: 02 9318 1497

Anason, Barangaroo

Opening hours: 11:30am-10pm

Website: anason.com.au
Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
02 9188 1581

Efendy, Balmain

Opening hours: 5pm-10pm
Address: 79 Elliott Street, Balmain
02 9810 5466

Devon Café, Surry Hills

Opening hours: 8am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Phone: 02 9211 8777

Devon Café, Barangaroo

Opening hours: 8am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 19/200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Phone: 02 9262 4660

Devon Café, North Sydney

Opening hours: 7am-10pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 36 Blue Street, North Sydney

Phone: 02 8971 0377

Devon, Garden City

Opening hours: 8am-10pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: Restaurant R5, Westfield Garden City, Mount Gravatt

Phone: 07 3422 1870