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Where to get a drink on Christmas Day

Don't worry, there are still a few bars open on Christmas day in Sydney

Whether you're a Christmas orphan, a backpacker, or you just want to get a drink, these bars and pubs are open on Christmas Day.

Bars open on Christmas Day

Gowings Bar and Grill

Upstairs in the QT Hotel, Gowings Bar and Grill will be doing a limited bar menu, so you can grab a drink and a yuletide snack when you need to get away form your Aunt's travel stories for a while.

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Sometimes you just need a little down time with a whisky highball enjoyed from the comfort of a gold and platinum velvet armchair, and that's what's on offer at Sokyo Lounge, which will be open for walk-ins on Christmas day.

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Darling Harbour

Bavarian Bier Cafe York St

The York Street beer hall will be open all day, serving steins and schnitzels to any and all Christmas ophans without family obligations on the day.

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The Kirribilli Club

This harbourside ex-services club has some of the best views in Lavender Bay. They'll be open on Christmas Day for lunch and drinks.

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Lavender Bay

Bavarian Bier Cafe Bondi Beach

Enjoy a beachside beer on Bondi’s main drag. Bondi tends to be a bit of a hotspot for backpackers and Christmas orphans, so expect the Bavarian to be packed to the rafters with jolly punters.

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Bondi Beach

Grain Bar

Lose the paper crown, the santa hat and the tinsel scarf and head down to the Four Seasons at Circular Quay where you can indulge in a high-class Christmas cocktail at the elegant Grain Bar to wrap up your day.

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The Rocks

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By: Time Out editors