When you think about it, it’s weird that we commemorate the efforts of the Labour Movement by taking a day off. But that’s exactly what the unionists would have wanted. They started the eight-hour-work-day movement in Australia back in the 1850s, and we have them to thank for our workers’ rights.

But plenty of hospo heroes will be working on the Labour Day public holiday (Monday October 5), keeping bars, cafes and restaurants open so you can make the most of your day off. Time to tick some of these off your list.


Open from 8am–12pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

55 Harris Street, Pyrmont

Blair Street Dairy

Open from 7.30am–1pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

27 Blair Street, Bondi

Mary's Circular Quay

Open from 12pm–12am.

7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney

Saga Lyte

Open from 9am–4pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket

The George Hotel

Open from 11am–10pm.

760 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Otto Ristorante

Open from 12pm–10pm.

Area 8 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Bayswater Kitchenette

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

Shop 1 51-57 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay

Flyover Fritterie

Open from 10.30am–3pm.

1 Temperance Lane, Sydney

The Marrickville Hotel

Open from 4pm–12am.

244 Marrickville Road, Marrickville


Open from 6pm–9.30pm.

Overseas Passenger Terminal The Rocks, Sydney
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Open from 5.30pm–9pm.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
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Goodfields Eatery

Open from 6am–5pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Shop 4-5 23-41 Lindfield Avenue, Lindfield


Open from 7.30am–10pm.

24 The Strand, Dee Why

The Galley at Sydney Boathouse

Open from 7.30am–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

2 Waterways Court, Rozelle

The Old Fitzroy

Open from 12pm–10pm.

129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo

Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium

Open from 11.30am–11.30pm.

1 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour

Harajuku Gyoza

Open from 11.30am–11.30pm.

9 15 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

One Drop Brewing

Open from 12pm–8pm.

5 Erith Street, Botany

Little M

Open from 7.30am–2pm.

296 Darling Street, Balmain

The Glebe Hotel

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

63 Bay Street, Glebe
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