The national public holiday – officially known as Australia Day – will be marked on Tuesday, January 26. In recent years, those who do not believe January 26 is a day for celebration have called it “Invasion Day” or “Survival Day.”

However you observe your day off this year, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are staying open. After a tumultuous year last year, it's worth going out to show your favourite locals some support.

Aromi

Open from 5pm–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

312 New Street, Brighton
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Hobsons Bay Hotel

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown

Acre

Open from 10pm–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

70 Middleborough Road, Burwood East
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Hakata Gensuke Carlton

Open from 11.30am–9.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

126 Lygon Street, Carlton

Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood

Open from 12pm–11pm.

296 Smith Street, Collingwood

Piccolina Gelateria Hawthorn

Open from 12pm–10pm.

802 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Komeyui

Open from 5.30pm–10.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

181 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne
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King & Godfree Espresso Bar

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

Johnny’s Green Room

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

Level 3, 293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

Elwood Bathers

Open for takeaway from 8am, dine-in from 11.30am–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood
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Byrdi

Open from 5pm-11pm.

Ella, Melbourne Central Corner Latrobe and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne

TuanTuan

Open from 12–3pm; 5–9.30pm.

R1 139 Queensberry Street, Carlton

Fishbowl

Open from 11.30am–2.30pm.

Shop 6 1 Melbourne Quarter 699 Collins Street, Docklands

My Other Brother

Open from 7am–5pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

586 Burke Road, Camberwell

Bentwood

Open from 7.30am–4pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

237 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Glovers Station

Open from 7am-4pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

258 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick

Stanley

Open from 7am–4pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

63 Stanley Avenue, Mount Waverley

Winter Malvern

Open from 7am–4pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

1E Winter Street, Malvern

Baker Bleu

Open from 7.30am until sold out.

119/121 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North

The Prince Public Bar

Open from 8am–late.

29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Little Prince

Open from 11am–9pm.

58 Hotham Street, Traralgon

Prince Dining Room

Open from 4pm–late.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda

The Conservatory

Open from 12–3.30pm; 5.30pm–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Level 1 Crown Towers 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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Nobu

Open from 11am–10.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Crown Riverwalk, Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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Gradi Crown

Open from 12pm–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Shop 25 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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The Merrywell

Open from 12pm–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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Cannoleria by That’s Amore

Open from 10am–5pm.

Stall 72 South Melbourne Market Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Arbory Afloat

Open from 11.30am–late.

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Open from 11.30am–late.

Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Acre

Open from 10am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

70 Middleborough Road, Burwood East
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Kisumé

Open from 5pm–late. 10 per cent surcharge.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Mr Joe

Open from 11am–9pm.

362-364 Burnley Street, Richmond
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300 Grams

Open from 4pm–9pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

313 High Street, Northcote

Falco Bakery

Open from 8am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

288 Smith Street, Collingwood

Country Cob Bakery Boronia

Open from 7am-3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

951 Mountain Highway, Boronia

Builders Arms Hotel

Open from 12pm–11pm.

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy