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Where can I get booze on Good Friday?

It's Good Friday, the fridge is empty and my, you could do with a drink. What do you do?

Beers at Willie the Boatman
Photograph: Anna Kucera
By Time Out editors |
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If you’re anything like us, this should sound familiar: it’s Good Friday, you’ve got nothing in the house, and there’s some sort of social occasion for which you obviously need a bottle. Except it’s the one day of the year when booze is least available. So, before you head out around town in a desperate state of alcohol-deprived panic, what are your options?

NSW has strict laws on alcohol sales on Xmas and Good Friday, which boil down to the following: absolutely no takeaway alcohol, and licensed venues can only serve on premises from midday-10pm. So, in other words, bottleshops are closed. And while pubs are open, they can't serve takeaway alcohol.

There's one loophole: venues that have a producer's license (ie: that brew/distill/ferment) may be able to sell their wares. So get ready to stock up on fresh growlers of cracking local brews, some craft spirits or even a six-pack.

Looking for more to do on the long weekend? Here's our guide to Easter in Sydney.

If you want more craft beer, check out our guide to Sydney’s best brewery bars. If the vinous life is the life for you, head to the best wine bars in the city.

Where can I get booze on Good Friday?

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Cute dog at The Grifter Brewing Co
Bars, Breweries

The Grifter Brewing Co

icon-location-pin Marrickville

Good Friday noon-10pm (take away beers available)
Saturday noon-10pm
Sunday noon-10pm
Monday noon-9pm

2
The Gresham at Archie Rose
Bars, Cocktail bars

Archie Rose

icon-location-pin Rosebery

Good Friday noon-11.30pm (full distillery range available for take away) 
Saturday noon-11.30pm
Easter Sunday noon-10pm
Monday noon-10pm

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3
Anna_Kucera_Young_Henrys_7.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Young Henrys

icon-location-pin Newtown

Good Friday noon-7pm (take away beers and ciders available)
Saturday noon-7pm
Easter Sunday noon-7pm
Monday noon-7pm

4
4-Pines-3.jpg
Bars, Breweries

4 Pines Brewing Company

icon-location-pin Manly

Good Friday noon-10pm (take away beers available)
Saturday 11am-midnight 
Easter Sunday 11am-midnight 
Monday 11am-midnight

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5
Modus_Operandi--beer+paddle.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Modus Operandi

icon-location-pin Mona Vale

Good Friday noon-10pm (take away beers available)
Saturday noon-10pm
Easter Sunday noon-10pm
Monday Closed

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7
Anna_Kucera_Willie_the_Boatman-brewers.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Willie the Boatman

icon-location-pin St Peters

Good Friday 3-9pm (take away beers available)
Saturday noon-7pm
Easter Sunday noon-7pm
Monday Closed

8
Anna_Kucera_Rocks_Brewery_3.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Rocks Brewery and Bar

icon-location-pin Alexandria

Good Friday 9am-midnight (take away beers available)
Saturday 9am-midnight
Easter Sunday 9am-10pm
Monday 9am-10pm

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9
Anna_Kucera_Wayward_Brewing_35.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Wayward Brewing Co

icon-location-pin Annandale

Good Friday noon-10pm (take away growler and squealer refills, plus bottled beer and wine available)
Saturday noon-8pm
Easter Sunday noon-8pm
Monday 2-8pm

10
Photograph: Manly Spirits Co
Bars, Cocktail bars

Manly Spirits Co

icon-location-pin Brookvale

Good Friday 3-10pm (take away spirits available)
Saturday noon-10pm
Easter Sunday noon-6pm
Monday Closed

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Nomad-Brewing-bar-patron.jpg
Bars, Breweries

Nomad Brewing Co

icon-location-pin Brookvale

Good Friday noon-8pm (take away beers available)
Satruday noon-6pm
Sunday noon-6pm
Monday Closed

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