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Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

It’s the only day of the year you can legally bet on the flipping of two coins

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.

Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

The Australian Heritage Hotel

Kicks off: 6am

Two-up: Of course – plenty of rowdy rings in the street from noon

Plus: Super keen beans and Dawn Service attendees can hit up their 6am barbecue too.

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The Rocks

Fortune of War

Kicks off: 6am

Two-up: Yep

Plus: The Push will be open from noon with two-up arena and there will be live music back in the pub.

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The Rocks

The Argyle

Kicks off: 9am

Two-up: They claim to have the Rocks' biggest arena

Plus: Courtyard barbecue and live entertainment from 11am

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Glenmore Hotel

Kicks off: 8am

Two-up: Flipping from midday

Plus: The Scots Marching Band will be performing along Cumberland St

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The Rocks

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Kicks off: 8am

Two-up: From noon til sunset

Plus: The LLC Southern Cross Pipe Band will be rolling through. Also army Jeep and trucks will be on courtesy of the Military Vehicle charity.

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The Rocks

Clock Hotel

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Yep, in the courtyard

Plus: To aid your bets there will be plenty of spritzers and craft beers a flowin'.

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Surry Hills

The Wild Rover

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Flipping from midday

Plus: You'll find $5 tinnies, $1 oysters and Four'n'Twenty pies. They'll also be doing a Centurions competetion – that's 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes. Entry is $40 and the winner will recieve their very own engraved tankard.

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Surry Hills

Coogee Pavilion

Kicks off: 5.30am 

Two-up: From noon

Plus: Follow up Coogee's dawn service and head to the Pavilion for bacon and egg rolls from 5.30am.

 

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Royal Hotel - Paddington

Kicks off: 9.30am

Two up: They'll be closing off White Lane for a huge arena

Plus: They will be pumping classic Aussie tunes all day

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Clovelly Hotel

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: The Cloey boasts that it's got the biggest two-up arena in the East.

Plus: There will also be DJs, live bands, screening of the ANZAC Day test and Aussie special at the bistro. 

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Keg and Brew

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: Yup, until sun down

Plus: The KB will have $5 schooners of VB, house beers and ciders, plus there will be $6.50 KB pale ales and ciders. On the food front, you'll find a specially devised Aussie menu. Try the All Aussie Burger, which comes with a dry aged beef patty, bacon, fried egg, beetroot relish, aioli and cheese, or get a Happy Little Vegemite pie. 

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The Paddington

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Of course

Plus: They'll be pouring $4 Summer Pale Ales. Also, order up a juicy rotisserie chook for $39, which will get you whole bird, gravy, fries and a bowl of crisp cos leaves liberally salted and dressed in diced onion and chives. 

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Paddington

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Yep – and we bet you've never played it this close to the beach before

Plus: The NSW Pipe Band will be bringing their bagpipes

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Watsons Bay

The DOG

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: Yep

Plus: The DOG is offering $5 beer and cider specials, plus keep your eye out for the specially brewed Two Up Pale Ale, from which ten per cent of profits go towards supporting Young Veterans. On the food front, you'll find a specially devised Aussie menu. Try an outback Aussie parma loaded up with bacon, onion, barbecue sauce, cheese and fried egg. 

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Dove and Olive

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: From 1pm

Plus: A mini tap takeover will see $1 from every $6.50 schooner donated to Legacy

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Public House Petersham

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: In the car park

Plus: Daisy's Milkbar will be hosting a bake sale (featuring ANZAC biscuits, of course) and all proceeds will go to charity.

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Petersham

The Sackville Hotel

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: The Sack will be opening up its carpark for a two-up arena from 10am

Plus: There will also be a specialty craft beer bar, a barbecue all day and live bands to keep the spirits high.

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Rozelle

The Balmain Hotel

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: From noon, but get in early as it gets busy

Plus: You can relax in the colourful courtyard

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The Bank Hotel

Kicks off: 11am

Two-up: Draq Queen Tora Hymen will be hosting the arena

Plus: There will be a 13 tap takeover from local brewers, charcoal barbecue specials and DJs

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Newtown

Dick's Hotel

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Yep, out in the courtyard

Plus: With the nearby Exchange now closed Dick's will be even busier than usual

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Balmain

24/7 Sports Bar

Kicks off: 11am 

Two-up: Bryan Fletcher, Wendell Sailor and Mick Crocker will be guest spinners

Plus: Scoot over to Rock Lily for live entertainment from 6pm or watch the game from 4pm

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West Village

Kicks off: 10am

Two-up: Yup

Plus: There will be a beer raffle, lamb burgers and Aussie tunes blasting

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Petersham

Great Northern Hotel

Kicks off: Noon

Two-up: Spinning from midday

Plus: You can also host your very own barbie with cook-your-own-steak specials.

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Chatswood

Manly Wharf Hotel

The Manly Wharf Hotel are gearing up for a massive ANZAC Day on the harbour with two-up out on the wharf jetty from noon to sundown. DJs keep the party going into the evening starting at 5pm.

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