ANZAC day is one of the most important days in our country’s history. Being a public holiday, we’ve trawled through what’s happening around Sydney and put together our top picks of ways to spend your day. Whatever you do, make sure you cast a thought to the ANZAC’s and their families as their legacy lives on inside us.
Play 2UP all day long and enjoy a special Gunfire Breakfast from 10am this Anzac Day. Opening early for the special occasion, the kitchen will be serving up a special breakfast of Snag and Egg Damper Rolls to be washed down with Coffee and Rum. They’ll be dishing out Kokoda Pizzas, topped with NZ Lamb, Bush Tomatoes, Kumura and Aussie Goats Cheese. Add to that $4 tinnies of beer and the day is set to be a tribute to our Australian and neighbouring Kiwi’s heritage.
336 Riley St, Surry Hills, 2010
(02) 9212 3035
The Glenmore and The Australian at The Rocks
You can’t really get much more Australian than these establishments and seeing as The Glenmore and The Aussie are so close we’re including them together.
The Aussie will be sharing the ANZAC spirit on the city’s largest and most exciting 2-Up Arena. Open Thurs 25th April from 8.00am and 2-Up from midday-late.
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
At The Glenmore you’ll be able to salute and commemorate our courageous Diggers with a cold beer and Aussie BBQ. Play 2-Up from midday on the hugely popular outdoor arena (pictured). Open Thursday, April 25 from 8.00am and 2-Up from midday-late.
96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Beresford Hotel
As the sun sets on the eve of ANZAC Day, Wednesday 24th April, The Beresford will be offering a $5 Happy Hour kicking off from 5-7pm followed by Australian music legends, Kid Courageous performing a free show Upstairs. Coming back together for one time only, this reunion show promises to be epic for any fan!
Back it up at the Bere the next day, as ANZAC Day celebrations continue with an unrivalled two-up arena in the courtyard. Hosted by drag queen Maxi Shields, this is a day you cannot miss. The Beresford Hotel’s famous BBQ will be sizzling all day which will fuel your thirst for the Happy Hour that locals love, kicking off from 5-7pm. Pints of beer, glasses of wine and basic spirits $5.
354 Bourke St, Surry Hills, 2010
(02) 8313 5000
The Roosevelt, Potts Point, is hosting a special banquet in commemoration of Anzac Day, available on the April 24 and 25. The three-course banquet will feature a selection of fresh seafood to start and New Zealand Lamb, salads and sides for the feast, with a selection of delicious desserts. All three courses will be paired with your choice of boutique Australian beers or wines. Tickets are $95pp. To make a reservation contact Kelly on 0403 689 620 or email@example.com.
32 Orwell St Potts Point 2011
0423 203 119
The Vic Enmore
The Vic Enmore will be hosting their first ever ANZAC Day celebration on April 25th with live music courtesy of Spurs For Jesus and Handsome Young Strangers, rotisserie meats, Anzac bickies and the biggest game of 2 Up in the Inner West – hosted by Dan and Matt Rule (of The Annandale Hotel, Annandale). Twelve years ago The Rule Brothers, Spurs For Jesus and The Handsome Young Strangers started a cult institution at The Annandale for their cowboy-punk ANZAC day parties. This year starts a new chapter for the landmark event as they relocate to The Vic’s new outdoor venue – The Projects. The Projects is located in The Vic Enmore’s abandoned carpark, described as “The Inner West’s unofficial home of street art, 3 on 3 basketball, car park bands and creative happenings.” The space is pooch and child friendly (with legal guardian) so take the whole crew along.
2 Addison Road, Enmore, (Opp Enmore Park)