What’s open this ANZAC Day Public Holiday in Sydney?

ANZAC Day Bar Guide 2022
? ANZAC Day Bar Guide 2022

Whether you’re going to be up bright and early for the dawn service or taking the day off for some much-needed R&R, we’ve rounded up a bunch of places that are open on ANZAC Day this year.

Sydney CBD dawn service and march

The official NSW Anzac Dawn Service will take place at the Cenotaph in Martin Place from 4:30 am.

Members of the public are invited to access two standing areas via Pitt Street or George Street. Tickets are not required this year but those who have disabilities or limited mobility can contact organisers to reserve seating. The service will be live-streamed on the NSW government website and on the ABC.

The Sydney Anzac Day march up Elizabeth Street will begin at Martin Place at 9 am. The NSW RSL said it expects 12,000 to 15,000 veterans and their descendants to join the march after COVID-19 kept numbers to about 4000 last year.

Major roads will be closed in the Sydney CBD from 2 am to 4 pm. Free public transport will continue for all passengers on the Opal network until 4 am on Tuesday.

Here’s which cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars are open this ANZAC Day public holiday in Sydney.


Alberto’s Lounge
Bar Totti’s
Botswana Butchery
China Diner — Bondi and Double Bay
Cucina Porto
Dear Sainte Eloise
Fat Noodle
Little Pearl Bar & Dining
Mr. Wong
North Bondi Fish
Restaurant Hubert
Totti’s Bondi
White + Wong’s

Play a round of Two-Up

Two-up is a traditional Aussie game, involving a designated “spinner” throwing two coins or pennies into the air. Players bet on whether the coins will fall with both heads (obverse) up, both tails (reverse) up, or with one coin a head and one a tail (known as “Ewan”). Wave your bank notes, place your bets and watch those sacred two-up coins fall. We recommend hitting up one of Sydney’s best pubs for a spirited crowd.

Harbourview Hotel
The Glenmore
The Australian Heritage Hotel
The Dolphin Hotel
The Unicorn
Keg & Brew
The Clock Hotel
The Paddo Inn
The Alex
Opera Bar
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The Golden Sheaf Hotel
Newtown Hotel
The Bank Hotel
The Courthouse
Vic on the Park
Petersham Public House
The Newport
Manly Wharf Bar
Harbord Hotel
Albion Hotel
Hillside Hotel
Watson’s EQ


Allawah Hotel
Bungalow 8
Coogee Pavilion — Ground Floor
Harbord Diggers
Harbord Hotel
Lord Dudley Hotel
Odd Culture
One Drop Brewing Co
Opera Bar
Paddo Inn
Shady Pines Saloon
Tennyson Hotel
Terminus Hotel
The Baxter Inn
Cargo Bar
The Alex
The Argyle
The Australian Heritage Hotel
The Beresford
The Collaroy
The Duke Of Enmore
The Fortune Of War
The Glenmore Hotel
The Grifter Brewing Co
The Newport
The Old Fitzroy Hotel
The Orient Hotel
The Oxford Tavern
The Squire’s Landing
The Royal Bondi
The Royal Hotel Paddington
The Vic On The Park
The Winery
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Wharf Bar
Woolpack Hotel Redfern