Sitchu BlogEAT & DRINKThe best bars for two-up this Anzac Day

Posted 24 Apr 18

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks
The Argyle
The Light Brigade
The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

The best bars for two-up this Anzac Day

Anzac Day. It’s the only day of the year when Aussies can legally bet on coin tossing, and locals from all over love to get involved with the tradition. Better still, a lot of venues will be giving back to various Veterans charities through two-up. Post dawn service, here’s where to go to flip coins come April 25.

INNER CITY

Fortune of War, The Rocks

With its history and old-world charm, Fortune of War is an ideal spot to raise a glass to the diggers. The bar and bistro will open at 6am for breakfast (you can’t go wrong with the bacon and egg roll!), and two-up begins at 11am. 

137 George Street, The Rocks

The Argyle, The Rocks

Opening its doors at 8am on Anzac Day, The Argyle is the perfect place to pick up a BBQ brekky roll just after the dawn service. The Argyle’s courtyard transforms into a giant two-up arena from 1pm to 3pm, with live music and entertainment throughout the day. 

18 Argyle Street, The Rocks

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

With the biggest outdoor two-up arena in the city, The Australian Heritage Hotel is a great place to play – or just watch – the legendary game. The pub is also offering a Diggers Breakfast from 6am, and a special performance from the Scot's Marching Band.

100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

If you decide to go to the Glenmore for Anzac Day, know that a) you’re probably going to have to wait in line for a little while, and b) it will be worth it. Even if you don’t play, the rooftop is a winner with two-up starting from midday.

96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

The Tudor, Redfern

Salute our diggers this ANZAC Day at Redfern’s local gem, The Tudor. Get into the spirit with a game of two-up in the courtyard and cheers to our brave servicemen and women with a cold brew. 

90 Pitt Street, Redfern

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

EASTERN SUBURBS

Dove & Olive, Surry Hills

As always, this Surry Hills bar will be going all out for Anzac Day, with two-up as well as raffles and a true blue menu. Sydney Brewery 4 Pines will be taking over the taps and $1 from each schooner sold will go to Legacy.

156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

The Light Brigade Hotel, Woollahra

Arrive early from 10am, before two-up kicks off at 12pm. The pub will also play the Anzac Day rugby league, union and AFL football games on multiple screens.

2A Oxford Street, Woollahra

The Royal Hotel, Paddington

Come April 25, the eastern suburbs set flocks to The Royal Hotel to play two-up, and this year will be no different. The action will take place in the laneway from 10am, and expect live music and food specials throughout the day.

381 Clovelly Road, Clovelly

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay

The Beach Club is the idyllic setting for two-up, which will start at midday. With live music, DJ’s and a special performance from the NSW Pipe Band, you’ll be feeling utterly patriotic as you look across the iconic harbour throughout the afternoon.  

1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

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The Royal, Leichhardt

INNER WEST

3 Weeds, Rozelle

This Rozelle local will be opening its doors from 11am for lunch, with two-up starting at 1pm on the dot. Go hungry so you can devour the juicy lamb burger.

197 Evans Street, Rozelle

Newtown Hotel, Newtown

Newtown Hotel will be hosting two-up from midday to sundown with drag queens Minnie Cooper and Hannah Conda. Snack on $4 pizzas and $10 burgers all day with DJ's on the decks from sundown to close.

174 King Street, Newtown

The Bank, Newtown

After the dawn service, make your way over to this fun Inner West haunt and settle in for a day of heckling, munching and sipping. Two-up will be hosted in the beer garden from midday and $2 from every jug of Reschs will go to Legacy.

324 King Street, Newtown

The Royal, Leichhardt

Commemorate the diggers with a game of two-up in the main bar from 1pm, before moving to the beer garden to enjoy the live music from 6:30pm. It gets rowdy, so get there early to secure your spot.

156 Norton Street, Leichhardt

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Hotel Steyne, Glasshouse

NORTHERN BEACHES

Harbord Beach Hotel, Freshwater

On the Northern Beaches, the Harbord Beach Hotel is the place to meet up with friends this Anzac Day. Each year the crowd gets bigger and bigger, with two-up running from 12pm-6pm.

29 Moore Road, Freshwater

Hotel Steyne, Manly

It's all happening at Manly's Hotel Steyne this Anzac Day with two-up from 12pm and $5 VB tinnies. As you start to feel hungry there will be a gold coin donation BBQ from 3pm-5pm.

75 The Corso, Manly

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

On Anzac Day, Manly Wharf Hotel has a lot to offer: two-up on the jetty, $16 jugs of James Squire One Fifty Lashes, and DJs from 5pm. It’s a party that’s definitely worth checking out.

East Esplanade, Manly Wharf

The Park House, Mona Vale

The newly renovated Park House has a bumper Anzac Day planned with doors opening from 10am. Two-up will be hosted outdoors from 12pm and a huge lineup of DJ's will take their turn on the decks throughout the day.

2 Park Street, Mona Vale

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Hunters Hill Hotel

LOWER NORTH SHORE

Commodore Hotel, McMahons Point

On Anzac Day head down to the Commodore for a cold one from 12pm.  This McMahons Point establishment runs two-up from 1pm-5pm and for those wanting to exercise their minds, trivia is from 7pm.

206 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point

Hunters Hill Hotel, Hunters Hill

Each year, North Shore locals make a beeline for Hunters Hill Hotel. The doors open at 8am, and two-up starts at 12 sharp. When the games are done and dusted, live music and entertainment takes over from 7pm.

64 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill

Kirribilli Hotel, Milsons Point

After the march head north of the bridge to the Kirribilli Hotel for a spot of lunch and two-up from 12pm. To add to the atmosphere, live music and entertainment will run throughout the afternoon from 2pm.

37 Broughton Street, Milsons Point

The Buena, Mosman

One of the only venues in Mosman hosting two-up this Anzac Day, The Buena is the place to go for those on the Lower North Shore. In the Vista Bar, 'come in spinner' will sound from midday.

76 Middle Head Road, Mosman

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The Greengate Hotel

NORTH SHORE

Great Northern Hotel, Chatswood

One of the best places to flip coins north-side is the Great Northern Hotel. After playing and making your contribution to Legacy, stick around to take advantage of the food and drink specials. 

522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood

The Greengate Hotel, Killara

After the dawn service head straight to The Greengate Hotel from 10am. Get in early to secure your spot ringside for two-up and enjoy the buzzy atmosphere all-day.

Cnr Pacific Highway and Greengate Road, Killara

Where will you be spending Anzac Day this year?

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