The first couple weeks of the year are strange: most of us have a fair bit of time off, but so do our favourite venues.

Thankfully, a few places are staying open to make sure that you get out of the house. Some are old favourites; others are some of the best new spots in town. They’re all worth a visit – use this break as an excuse to finally get to that spot across town you’ve been meaning to visit.

Related pages:
What’s Open for Summer 2019/20: Cafes
What’s Open on Christmas Day
What’s Open Boxing Day
What’s Open on New Year’s Day

The Unicorn Hotel

Open as normal, closed on public holidays and Christmas Eve.

106 Oxford Street, Paddington

Totti's

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

Bartolo

Open as normal, closed on public holidays and New Year's Eve.

359 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Sauce Brewing Co

Open as normal and open New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

1a Mitchell Street, Marrickville

The Collaroy Hotel

Open as normal. Closed on Christmas Day with shortened hours on Boxing Day.

1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy

The Newport

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Nikkei

Open as normal, closed on public holidays, December 30 and New Year's Eve.

216 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Duck & Rice

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

Level 7 rooftop, Westfield Pitt Street Mall 188 Pitt Street, Sydney

The Winery

Open as normal, with a 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

285a Crown Street, Surry Hills

Alberto’s Lounge

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Flyover Fritterie

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

1 Temperance Lane, Sydney

Lucio’s

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

47 Windsor Street, Paddington

Babylon

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

Level 7, Westfield Pitt Street Mall 188 Pitt Street (Enter via Castlereagh Street lift), Sydney

The Royal Bondi

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

Bert's

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

The Newport 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

The Glebe Hotel

Open with reduced hours until January 2. Closed on public holidays.

63 Bay Street, Glebe

Coogee Pavilion

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day with shortened hours on other public holidays.

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee

Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium

Closed on Christmas Day and shortened hours on New Year's Eve. Open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Open as normal otherwise.

1 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour

Hello Auntie Darling Square

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 10 per cent surcharge on Boxing Day.

Shop 2 16 Nicolle Walk, Haymarket

Shwarmama

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Open as normal otherwise.

Shop 2 106-112 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Sugarcane Coogee

Open as normal and on Boxing Day. Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Shop 1, 56 Carr Street, Coogee

Mr Wong

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

The Marrickville Hotel

Open with shortened trading hours until January 2. Closed on public holidays.

244 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Osteria Coogee

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

31 Alfreda Street, Coogee

Long Chim

Open for lunch only on December 24 and dinner only on December 27. Closed on New Year's Day. Open as normal otherwise.

Corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place, Sydney

Shady Pines Saloon

Open as normal, closed on public holidays and New Year's Eve.

Shop 4 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

10 William St

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

10 William Street, Paddington

Bungalow 8

Open as normal.

3 Lime Street, Sydney

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

Open as normal. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

1 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Young Henrys Brewery

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

76 Wilford Street, Newtown

Smoky Sue’s

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

3 6 Rangers Road, Neutral Bay

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Open as normal, with reduced hours and a 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

210 Australia Street, Newtown

The Fenwick

Open for breakfast and lunch only on public holidays, with a 15 per cent surcharge. Open as normal otherwise.

2-8 Weston Street, Balmain East

Jounieh

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

17 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Endeavour Tap Rooms

Open from 11am–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

39-53 Argyle Street, The Rocks

Monopole

Open as normal , closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Dinner only on New Year's Day with a 10 per cent surcharge.

71a Macleay street, Potts Point

Cirrus

Open as normal , closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Dinner only on New Year's Day with a 10 per cent surcharge.

10/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

Open for dinner only until January 12. Closed on Christmas Day.

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney

Corretto

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day. 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

24 The Strand, Dee Why

Misfits

Open as normal and on Boxing Day. Closed on other public holidays.

106 George Street, Redfern