We're not sure how people in other countries honour their service people and the sacrifices they make as members of our armed forces, but here in Australia we do it by betting on the flipping of two coins, drinking beers and eating something barbecued - all of this preferably happening after attending a memorial service earlier that day. We also celebrate with biscuits. That's just how we do it, so to get involved we've rounded up the best spots for a rowdy game of two-up ion ANZAC Day.
The Dove and Olive are getting into the ANZAC spirit this year with themed food menu, $5 beer and cider specials, plus $5 VB tinnies and two-up from 1pm. Plus this year you can be in the running to win a trip for you and three mates to the 4 Pines Brewery up on Sydney's North Shore.
This vast Randwick hotel has undergone a massive refurb, including the installation of no less than 54 beer taps, and they’ll be hosting two-up and beer and cider specials for the day from noon. They’ll also have an Aussie and New Zealand based menu and barbecue to keep everyone fueled all day long.
There's going to be two-up at the Star from 11am to 7pm. Former rugby player Brian Fletcher will drop by to get the crowd amped for the ANZAC Day clash between the Dragons and the Roosters at 4, which you can watch on the giant LED screens at 4pm, followed by free entertainment at Rock Lily from 6pm.
Petersham's newest local is going all out on ANZAC Day with doors opening at 10am so that you can get your hands on a 'Gunfire' breakfast of coffee with a shot of spiced rum and a brekkie roll. Stick around for the two-up hosted by Young Henrys from noon and then refuel with an enormous Aussie burger complete with fried egg, pineapple, bacon, beetroot, caramelised onion, beef patty and tomato.
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