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.

Ho Jiak

Open from 11am–1pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

92 Hay Street, Haymarket
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X23 Asian Fusion Cafe

Open from 9am–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

102 18 Park Lane, Chippendale

12 Taps

Open from 4pm–10pm.

29 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

The Golden Sheaf Hotel

Open from 10am–1am.

429 New South Head Road, Double Bay
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The Eddy

Open from 12pm–12am.

294 Pitt Street, Sydney
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Industry Beans

Open from 8am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

40 York Street, Sydney

The Vicar

Open from 11am–12pm.

271 New Line Road, Dural
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Opera Bar

Open from 11am–11.30pm. Bookings recommended.

Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House Macquarie Street, Sydney
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Open from 5pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

106/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Don Pedros

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

1 Victoria Street, Paddington
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Open from 5pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

304-308 King Street, Newtown

The Sailor Bar & Kitchen

Open from 11am–12am.

128 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Golden Gully

Open from 3pm–12am.

153 Norton Street, Leichhardt

The Glenmore Hotel

Open from 11am–late.

96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
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The Royal Leichhardt

Open from 10am–late.

156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
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Paddo Inn

Open from 12pm–10pm.

338 Oxford Street, Paddington
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Darlo Bar

Open from 12pm-10pm.

306 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst
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Palace Chinese Restaurant

Open from 10.30pm–3pm. Surcharge is $3 a head. $1.5 for kids.

1 133/145 Castlereagh Street, Haymarket


Open from 6pm–8.45pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

1 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay


Open from 12pm–2.45pm; 5.30pm–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
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North Bondi Fish

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

120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
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The Amalfi Way

Open from 12pm–late.

2 6 Cowper Road Wharf, Woolloomooloo

The Grumpy Baker

Open from 7am-5pm.

Shop 6 767 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

The Grumpy Baker Castle Cove

Open from 6am–4.30pm.

16 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove

The Beresford Hotel

Open from 4pm–late.

354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Coogee Pavilion

Ground floor and rooftop both open from 12pm.

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee

The Vic on the Park

Open from 10am-1am.

2 Addison Road, Marrickville


Open from 12pm–3.30pm.

The Newport 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Queen Chow Manly Wharf

Open from 12pm–3pm.

22-23 Manly Wharf East Esplanade, Manly

The Newport

Open from 10am–10pm.

2 Kalinya Street, Newport


Open from 5pm–late.

5-9 Roslyn Street, Potts Point
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Koku Culture Cafe

Open from 8am–4pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

355 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Open for takeaway from 8am–3pm; dine-in from 11.30am. 15 per cent surcharge.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road, Mosman
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The Fold

Open from 8am-3.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

403 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

Flyover Fritterie

Open from 11am–3pm.

1 Temperance Lane, Sydney

Harajuku Gyoza

Open from 12pm–8pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

9 15 Bayswater Road, Potts Point


Open from 5.30pm–12am. 10 per cent surcharge.

81 Macleay Street, Potts Point


Open from 7am–3.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

2/203A Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst