Whether it’s attending a dawn service or a game of two-up, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to spend this Anzac Day.

Two Up and Barbeques

A game of two-up is pretty much a requisite part of Anzac Day and coins will be flicked into the air at pubs all over Sydney, often with cheap drinks and sizzling sausages available too.

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The Australian Heritage Hotel
The iconic pub in the Rocks is hosting a diggers breakfast from 7am as well as the CBD’s largest two-up arena from noon.

The Argyle

Also in The Rocks, a barbeque brekkie will be going from 8am as well as a game of two-up in the courtyard from 1pm.

Dove and Olive

Known for its craft beer on tap, the Surry Hills pub will be open from 10am, with two-up from noon.

Inner west

The Balmain Hotel

The Balmain Hotel will be open from 10am. There will be live music and lamb-and-rosemary bangers on the barbie and two-up from midday.

Dick’s Hotel

Around the corner in Balmain, Dick’s Hotel will be open from 11am, with two-up from midday.

The Vic

With what is claimed to be the biggest two-up game in the inner west, The Vic will be getting into festivities by cooking up a spit roast. Doors open at 10am, two-up from midday.

The Rose Hotel

Chippendale’s Rose Hotel is doing breakfast from 8am then two- up from 12pm in the courtyard with a sausage sizzle and jugs of beer.

Coogee Bay Hotel

Enjoy ocean views in the east at Coogee Bay Hotel. Two-up will be going from midday.

Clovelly Hotel

Clovelly will be open 10am–midnight, with two-up from 12pm.


Manly Wharf Hotel

At the Manly Wharf Hotel, two-up takes place on the jetty. Doors will open from 11am, try a schooner of 150 lashes.

Great Northern Hotel

If you find yourself in Chatswood, two-up will be going on at the Great Northern Hotel from 12.30pm. Make sure you book a table for a meal in the brasserie (lunch 12pm–4pm, dinner 5.30pm–late).

Greengate Hotel, Killara.

Open 11am–midnight, Greengate Hotel is hosting games of two-up from noon, with a classic Anzac barbeque.

Watson’s Bay Boutique hotel

The swish boutique hotel will host two-up from 12pm on the promenade.

Check out some Art:

Remembering Gallipoli

A careful yet exquisite study of the descendants of Anzac and Turkish soldiers, by photographer Mine Konakci.

Level 2, Customs House Library

Saturday 11am–4pm



This is a striking collaboration between Markus Andersen (from Australia) and Elif Suyabatmaz (from Turkey), who through documentary and street photography unveil a dialogue between the cities of Sydney and Istanbul.

Australian Centre For Photography

Sat 10am–5pm


The Rocks Wartime Stories

For a collection of the wartime experiences of nurses and soldiers from around The Rocks, don’t miss the free exhibition containing 17 outdoor installations along George Street.


The Bay Brunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

The Bay Brunch pop-up at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is happening the day after Anzac Day. At $45 per person, it includes a glass of bubbles upon arrival. Then try the corn fritters with guacamole and salsa fresca, salmon and spinach eggs benedict, or maybe even some hand-carved glazed kurobuta ham and cranberry sauce sliders.
Book here.

Gallipoli Dendy Screening

In keeping with the Anzac spirit, don’t miss the
Dendy (Opera Quays and Newtown) special screening of the 1981 Gallipoli at 4pm.