Australia Day Guide 2014

Bars, Drink, Eat, Play, Restaurants / January 22, 2014

Australia Day is one of the most important days of the year for us “Aussies”. It’s a time when we commemorate the establishment of the first European settlement, when 11 ships from Great Britain arrived at Port Jackson, now known as Sydney Harbour. It’s a time when the Australian flag is worn in more ways than you can imagine- bucket hat, bikini, beach towel to name a few. It’s a time when firing up the barbie and pumping Triple J Hottest 100 are the first two things on everyone’s checklist.
We so many different ways and places to celebrate Australia Day we’ve taken the stress out of choosing and narrowed it down to these top picks. Can we get an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie? 

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The Glenmore

Head to The Glenmore’s iconic rooftop bar in The Rocks where the beers will be flowing from 10am and Triple J Hottest 100 playing all day, followed by a local DJ after the countdown. Free entry.
96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Australian

The Australian

The Australian Heritage Hotel will be celebrating with over 130 Aussie beers, a special Australia Day menu, including their famous pizzas (The Coat of Arms – half emu, half kangaroo) and live entertainment. It’s just up the road from The Glenmore so why not check them both out? Free entry.
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The Bucket List Bondi will be celebrating Australia Day from 11am until midnight. A special Aussie menu will be featured, include BBQ prawns, lamb plate with t-bone sausage & coleslaw, pavlova with passionfruit cream and fresh mango. Patrons will also receive a complementary XXXX GOLD stubby holder with their XXXX purchases. DJ’s will be playing from 2pm with free entry and no bookings required.
Shop 1, Bondi Pavillion/Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Newtown Hotel

Newtown Hotel

Newtown Hotel’s Cider Yard will be transformed into a pool party scene to celebrate Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2013! During the day, enjoy a barbecue with supersoakers to escalate the fun. DJs Purple Sneakers and Shag will provide the beats moving into the evening. Free entry.
174 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
The Workers

The Workers

The Workers are pulling out all stops this Australia Day with a rooftop BBQ and $5 tininess. Triple J’s Hottest 100 will be supplying the tunes, and best of all there is a $250 bar tab for the best dressed Australian outfit. Get planning people! Free entry.

1/292 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041

Cranky Fins

Cranky Fins

Head to Palm Beach and hang out at Cranky Fins where they’ve fun for the whole family including free face painting. Woot!. The regular menu will be be available from 11am and Australia Day Slushies (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served on the Balcony. Free entry and no bookings required.
1 Beach Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel 

‘Every Man & His Dog’ stand-up paddle board race in partnership with Wassup is what’s on offer at Watsons Bay Hotel this Oz day. Participants will race across Watsons Bay on paddle boards with their dogs. Proceeds from the race will go towards the Animal Welfare League.  Meanwhile on dry land, the hotel’s Executive Chef, John Pye, has teamed up with Haverick Meats to create a quintessential ‘Australia Day’ sausage, on offer throughout the day. Free entry.
1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay
Aqua Club

Aqua Club

Celebrate Australia Day weekend on Sydney Harbour at Sydney’s newest floating palace – Aqua Club! Saturday Jan 25th – Monday Jan 27th from Midday – Midnight with complimentary BBQ and cocktail on arrival. Performances by Myall High Club, The Silver Lining and Special DJ’s. VIP Bottle Service and Booths Available. Limited tickets on sale now! What are you waiting for? BUY TICKETS HERE

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