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Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

Heads or tails them up at one of the 25 pubs this ANZAC Day
Crowd playing two-up at The Australian

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 on ANZAC Day.

Want more ANZAC Day events? Check out our guide to April 25 in Sydney.

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Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

at The Australian Heritage Hotel
Photograph: Daniel Boud
Bars, Pubs

The Australian Heritage Hotel

icon-location-pin The Rocks

Kicks off: Super keen beans and Dawn Service attendees can hit up the barbecue from 6am.

Two-up: Gloucester Street turns into one of the largest two-up arenas in Sydney from noon.

Plus: There's also a special performance by the Scots Marching Band in the street.

Pizza at The Dolphin Hotel
Bars, Pubs

The Dolphin

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: They are claiming to have the largest two-up ring in Surry Hills.

Plus: They'll be doing a gussied up RSL-inspired menu including bacon and egg rolls and a beef rissole sandwich.


People drinking with a view of the city
Bars, Pubs

Glenmore Hotel

icon-location-pin The Rocks

Kicks off: 8am.

Two-up: Head back down to the streets for rowdy two-up shenanigans from midday.

Plus: The Rocks is an ANZAC day favourite – this rooftop is a great spot to soak up the action and enjoy the views.

The Woollahra Hotel
Bars, Pubs

The Woollahra Hotel

icon-location-pin Woollahra

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: There's a rowdy circle out on terrace.

Plus: There's DJs from 5.30pm and the AFL and NRL will be screening live in the lounge.

A couple enjoying a drink whilst overlooking Coogee Beach

Coogee Pavilion

icon-location-pin Coogee

Kicks off: Bright and early – they will be open from 5.30am.

Two-up: From noon .

Plus: $2 ANZAC biscuits with all proceeds going to Legacy.

Food tablelay at Courthouse Hotel
Bars, Pubs

Courthouse Hotel

icon-location-pin Newtown

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: Tom and Denny have been running this Anzac Day at the Courty for over 25 years, and they never cease to impress the hundreds of punters from the first coin flip at 11am.

Plus: This year, the Courty has teamed up with Carlton and for every jug of Resches sold, $2 will be donated to Legacy.

Bars, Pubs

Dick's Hotel

icon-location-pin Balmain

Kicks off: Doors open at 11am.

Two-up: From midday in the beer garden.

Plus: This is one of Balmain's most popular spots, so there's a lot of atmosphere on the day. Make sure you get in early if you want a good spot. 

Royal Hotel Paddington
Bars, Pubs

Royal Hotel - Paddington

icon-location-pin Paddington

Kicks off: Open from 9am.

Two-up: They say they've got the biggest two-up arena in the Eastern Suburbs, taking place in the adjoining laneway.

Plus: There will be live music at dusk. 

Artwork at The Vic
Bars, Pubs

The Vic

icon-location-pin Marrickville

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: From midday.

Plus: They'll be firing up the barbie, hosting a raffle and hosting entertainment from the Andy Golledge Band.

People sitting on the balcony overlooking the water and sunset
Bars, Pubs

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

icon-location-pin Watsons Bay

Kicks off: Noon.

Two-up: They are staking the claim of having the largest two-up ring in the Eastern Suburbs and will be flipping from noon. 

Plus: There will be live music and DJs. You can also book a table to make sure you get a spot.

Customers at The Newport Arms
Bars, Pubs

The Newport

icon-location-pin Newport

Kicks off: 9am

Two-up: From 2pm

Plus: Live entertainment from noon, kids' ANZAC biscuits baking classes and all service men and women get their first drink on the Newport. 

Crab at Queen's Hotel
Bars, Pubs

Queens Hotel

icon-location-pin Enmore

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: From noon

Plus: They'll be doing all day yum cha with dumpling specials, and $12 spritz specials, plus DJs will be playing out on the terrace.

Bars, Pubs

The Argyle

icon-location-pin The Rocks

Kicks off: There will be a barbecue breakfast from 8am.

Two-up: The cobble stone lined courtyard will transform to a giant two-up arena from 1-3pm.

Plus: Entertainment kicks off from 11am with live band Martini Club and there will be a sausage sizzle all day.

Manly Wharf Hotel
Bars, Pubs

Manly Wharf Hotel

icon-location-pin Manly

Kicks off: 11.30am.

Two-up: Ever played two-up on a wharf jetty? Here you can do just that. 

Plus: Celebrate two-up wins of commiserate losses on the dancefloor with DJs from 5pm.

Cocktails at The Terminus Hotel
Bars, Pubs

The Terminus Hotel

icon-location-pin Pyrmont

Kicks off: Noon.

Two-up: Yep!

Plus: It's the first time the pub will swing open its doors for ANZAC Day in 34 years.

People eating pizza and drinking wine at Bondi Beach Public Bar
Bars, Pub dining

Bondi Beach Public Bar

icon-location-pin Bondi Beach

Kicks off: They'll swing open the doors at 10am.

Two-up: This newcomer will host a two-up ring soundtracked by an all Australian playlist. 

Plus: They'll be doing meat pie snack packs plus tinnies.

Food and beer at Harpoon Harry
Bars, Pubs

Harpoon Harry

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: Until sunset.

Plus: There will be DJs and a special ANZAC burger.

Bars, Craft beer

Keg and Brew

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: Hosted by up-and-coming comedian Bec Charlwood hold proceedings.

Plus: They'll be putting the NZ in ANZAC by paying homage to New Zealand with a L&P Fizz cocktail, with rosemary infused gin topped with kiwi soda, Lemon & Paeroa.

Bars, Pubs

Erskineville Hotel

icon-location-pin Erskineville

Kicks off: Noon.

Two-up: You'll find an indoor two-up ring spinning from midday.

Plus: There will be smoked meats and beers tapped from the Young Henrys karma keg, with funds donated to Legacy.

Interior at Cargo (Supplied)
Bars, Pubs


icon-location-pin Darling Harbour

Kicks off: 11am.

Two-up: The recently reopened Darling Harbour favourite has one of the largest two-up rings this side of the city, 


Plus: DJs from 2pm.

Kings Cross Hotel
Bars, Pubs

Kings Cross Hotel

icon-location-pin Potts Point

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: Will be hosted by local favourites from noon until sundown in the street level bar.

Plus: There will be live music on the balcony and NRL and AFL screening for the sports fans. There will also be $5 tinnies and a karma keg raising money Legacy.

Customers eating inside at The Tudor Redfern

The Tudor Redfern

icon-location-pin Redfern

Kicks off: 11.30am.

Two-up: Heads 'em up in the courtyard.

Plus: There will be a lamb burger special all day.

Two up double bay
Photograph: Sharp Eye
Bars, Pubs

The Royal Oak

icon-location-pin Double Bay

Kicks off: 10am.

Two-up: From noon on the deck. 

Plus: Party into the evening with DJs from 6pm.

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