Over the Christmas and New Year period, it’s hard to know what local venues are staying open, who’s taking a well-earned break and who’s switching up their trading hours. So we’ve compiled a handy list of Sydney venues that are going to be shut at various times over the festive season. Because, honestly, there’s nothing worse than pressing your nose up-against the doors of a closed cafe or making dinner plans at your favourite restaurant, which shuts at 5pm.

CAFES
Stone Ground Bakery
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

About Life Surry Hills
Closed December 25

Bay Ten
Closed December 24–January 12

Devon on Danks
Closed December 22–28 and January 1

Devon Café
Closed December 22–28 and January 1

Dear Delicious
Closed December 25–26 and December 31–January 1

Lid & Jar
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Short Black Panther
Closed December 23–January 6

No. 12 Trading
Closed December 25–January 12

Sonoma Bakery
Glebe
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Paddington
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Waterloo
2/5 Danks Street, Waterloo
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Bondi Beach
r10/178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Closed Christmas Day

Woollahra
156 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
Closed Christmas Day

Alexandria
32/44 Birmingham Street, Sydney
Closed Christmas Day

Double Roasters
Closed December 24–January 6

Reuben Hills
Closed December 25–26

Black Star Pastry
Newtown
Closed December 25–26 and January 1
Rosebery
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Organic Bread Bar
Closing Christmas Day at 1pm and closed January 1

Meadow at Prince Alfred Park Pool
Closed December 25–26

Daisy’s Milkbar
Closed December 20–January 5

Gelato Messina Dessert Bar
Closed December 25 and reopening December 26 at 3pm. Closing at 6pm on December 31 and reopening January 1 at 4pm

The Royal and Ancient Scurvy League
Closed December 25-January 27

Lucky Pickle
Closed December 22 until January 5


RESTAURANTS
Pazar Food Collective
Closed December 22–January 13

Mama’s Buoi
Closed December 25–26

ACME
Closed December 23–January 2

The Smoking Panda
Closed December 25–26

Pei Modern
Closed December 21–28

Illi Hill
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Chiswick at The Gallery
Closed December 25

Pink Salt
Closed December 25 and December 29–January 1

PizzAperta
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Great Aunty Three
Closed December 25–January 5

Harpoon Harry
Closed December 25

The Butler
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Emma’s Snack Bar
Closed December 22–January 13

Billy Kwong
Closed December 24–26 and January 1

Cornerstone Bar & Food
Closed December 25–December 31

Danjee
Closed January 1

Surry Hills Eating House
Closed December 25 and January 1

Bathers’ Pavilion
Booked out Christmas Day for lunch

The Botanist Kirribilli
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

Bondi Hardware
Closed December 25 and closing at 6pm December 31

Flying Fish
Closed December 26–29 and January 1

Three Blue Ducks
Closed December 24–January 5

Papi Chulo
Closed December 25–26

Mr Wong
Closed December 25–26 and closed for lunch December 31 (open for dinner). Closed January 1

Café Sopra
Alexandria
52 Mitchell Road, Alexandria
Closed December 25–26 and dinner on December 31. Closed January 1
Potts Point
81 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Closed December 25 and January 1
Walsh Bay
16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Closed December 25–26 and dinner on December 31. Closed January 1

The Clock Hotel
Closed December 25

Fratelli Paradiso
Closed December 25-26, 31 and January 1


BARS

10 William Street
Closed December 25-26, 31 and January 1

The Lock In
Closed until January 3

Wilhelmina’s
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

The Sly Fox Hotel
Closed December 24

Keg and Brew
Closed December 25–26, December 31 and January 1

Bondy’s
Closed December 23–January 1

Bondi Bowling Club
Closed December 25

Daniel San
Closed December 25

The Oxford Tavern
Closed December 25–26. Closing December 31 at 6pm

Ivanhoe Hotel
Closed December 25 and closing early (9pm) December 24 and 31

Manly Wine
Closed December 25

4 Pines Brewing Company
Closed December 25 and closing at 7pm December 31

Welcome Hotel
Closed December 25–26 and January 1

The Little Fish Bar
Closed December 26–29 and open for dinner only on January 31. Closed January 1

The Winery
Closed Christmas Day

The Local Taphouse
Closed December 25. Closing early (7pm) December 24 and 31

The Courthouse Hotel
Closed December 25

The Little Guy
Closed December 25

The Bearded Tit
Closed December 25–26. Reopening at 4pm December 27. Closed January 1–2

The Balmain Hotel
Closed December 25

Coogee Pavilion
Closed December 25

Charing Cross Hotel
Closed December 25