Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day

It's the only day you can legally play two-up so take full advantage at these Anzac Day celebrations 

The Australian Heritage Hotel and The Glenmore Hotel

The Rocks

Between them they host some of the most hard-fought two-up games in the city – get here early as dawdlers will find themselves in a very hefty line just to get in.

Dicks Hotel

Balmain

Churning out sausages and chips all day, Dicks is centering the festivities around a two-up ring in the dome from noon. Get in early to avoid the queues – Dicks is always packed with punters by mid-afternoon.

Exchange Hotel Balmain

Balmain

As the doors open at 11am the Exchange Hotel will be hosting two-up. Get down for the games plus a barbecue serving up burgers, sausages and steak sangas. And if the two-up gets to much there’s a beer garden when you fancy a break. 

The Golden Barley Hotel

Enmore

With burgers, fish and chips and jerk chicken avalaible for post-two up grub, plus local craft beers on tap all day, the Golden Barley Hotel is the place to go for two-up in Enmore. Two-up enthusiasts be there as the Golden Barley opens at noon, the games will start soon after. 

Golden Sheaf Hotel

Double Bay

The Golden Sheaf boasts the biggest two-up game in the East, opening at 10am with the betting starting at 1pm. Hunger pangs can be parried with sausages and burgers from the barbecue running all afternoon, plus $12 jug of James Squires' 150 Lashes. Live music kicks off at 6pm. 



Harbord Diggers

Freshwater

The holiday begins with a 7.30am march from its eastern car park, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and a commemoration service. Members and guests are invited out onto the bowling green at noon to kick off the largest two-up game on the Northern Beaches, where the bets run well till the sun goes down.

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room

Sydney

The games kick off at 11am here. Last year The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room swapped the restaurant menu out for things you can eat in one hand like chicken lollipops, a sausage sizzle, bacon and egg butties and of course, oysters and we expect the same this year.

The Newtown Hotel

Sydney

They know their audience at the Newtown Hotel. While some may be up at first light for Dawn Services around town, the festivities at the Newtown kick off at the far more civilised hour of noon. Head there at lunchtime for 2UP, ciders in the Cider Yard and DJs when the sun goes down. 

Paddington Bowling Club

Paddington

Paddington Bowlo is decking itself out in Aussie-themed decorations for the big day, opening at 10am with a two-up ring kicking off around 1pm. They’re also firing up a barbeque on the greens for the occasion.

The Vic on the Park

Petersham

It’s all happening at the Vic, or more specifically in the carpark, with a whole lamb spit-roast, a beer trailer and an Anzac Day mural covering the back wall. Doors open at 10am and the action kicks off at noon – there’ll be live music from Furnace And The Fundamentals and Handsome Young, Anzac Cookies in one hand and your bets in the other. Two-up kicks off at midday. 

Taren Point Hotel

Taren Point

The Taren Point Hotel has one of the rowdiest two-up rings in the city, starting at 11am and attracting around 400 people each year. There’ll be food and drink marquees surrounding the two-up action, plus live music and DJ sets running late into the night. 

Dove & Olive

Surry Hills

Hold a quality local beer in one hand and wave your bet in the other at the Dove and Olive on Devonshire street. There'll be a betting ring on the go as the pub opens at 10am. 

Not a gambler?

Petersham Bowling Club is the place to go to appreciate the Australian spirit with local craft beer and live tunes in place of two-up. They have six local brews on tap and at least ten more by the bottle. The Regent Street Big Band is performing from 3pm, with a swing and salsa band taking over at 8pm.

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First published on 10 Apr 2013. Updated on 23 Apr 2014.

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