It’s the only day of the year you can legally bet on the flipping of two coins. Here’s where to get your annual two-up fix this ANZAC Day
The Glenmore Hotel and the Australian Heritage Hotel
From noon onwards, these two hotels will once again be hosting some of the city’s busiest two-up games at the Rocks. Show up early as queues to get in will pile up.
Make sure to get a good footing on the courtyard cobblestones as the Argyle’s rounds for two-up go from 1pm.
This slick inner-city oyster bar gets made over in fatigues on ANZAC Day when a solid military contingent descent on the venue from 8am for sausage sambos, five buck Tooheys New and two-up from noon.
The Beresford Hotel
Doors open at 10am, and competition is stiff for a spot around the two-up ring that starts at 1pm. There’s also a barbecue out in the beer garden and happy hours form 6-8pm to keep things chugging along nicely.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The very first pub inside South Head is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli with a harbour side two-up ring, live bagpipes, DJs playing Aussie anthems and a barbecue.
North Bondi RSL
This beachfront RSL caters to service people for the dawn service and subsequent breakfast, but there’s usually a window at 11am for non-military people to get into the North Bondi RSL before it hits capacity again for two-up from 1-6pm.
Keg and Brew and the Dove and Olive
These sister Surry Hills hotels are going hard on ANZAC Day with the Dove and Olive hosting two-up, five-buck craft beers, $6.50 ciders and the opportunity to win a wheelbarrow full of cider, and the Keg and Brew doing the same, but with a late night licence until 3am.
Raise a glass, or a $14 jug of beer, to the spirit of the ANZACs at the Rose Hotel in Chippendale where two-up will be kicking off at midday and there will be sausages on the barbie all day long.
The Golden Sheaf
The massive beer garden at this Double Bay pub will be the site of a massive two-up ring sometime between 1pm and 2pm and they’ll have DJs on soundtrack duty all day long.
This Chippendale local is famous for ANZAC revelry that spills onto the quiet backstreets and this year includes cheap tinnies and long necks and two-dollar homemade sausage rolls with all proceeds going to Legacy. And, of course, two-up.
Dick's Hotel and the Exchange Hotel
These two opposing pubs cordon off part of the street to pack in all the ANZAC Day visitors and over at Dick’s they open at 11am and host two-up from noon out in the beer garden. Over at the Exchange, they open an hour earlier, and kick off two-up at noon too so best to pick a side and stick to it – the crowds get intense.
This Enmore pub with a monster beer garden/parking lot is set to open the doors at 10am and start two-up at noon, followed by live sets from Handsome Young Strangers, Spurs for Jesus and the Rule Brothers.
The new-look Newington will be open from 10am with a two-up ring in the back parking lot from 1pm and samples of a community brewed ANZAC biscuit beer, plus live music and pulled pork rolls.
There’s not a heap of room to spare at the Welcome so you’ll want to be quick off the mark when they open the doors at 11.30am on Saturday. Two-up in the front bar starts at 1pm and there’ll be six-dollar cans of Mountain Goat summer ale and a special keg from New Zealand’s Garage Projects on tap.
Marrickville’s most family-friendly pub is hosting ANZAC Day festivities with two-up after noon in the front bar.
The Coopers Hotel
These ANZAC Day celebrations in the heart of Newtown include two-up from midday until sun down, a two-slider two-beer special for $18, jugs of beer and happy hour from 4-5pm.
PhDJ will be hosting two-up at the Newtown Hotel for the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day. Stick around after sun goes down for the after party with tunes provided by Shag from FBi, PhDJ and Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
The Manly Wharf Hotel are gearing up for a massive ANZAC Day on the harbour with two-up out on the wharf, $6.50 James Squire pales and DJs from 7pm.
Great Northern Hotel
Get those bets up from 12.30pm for two-up at the Great Northern, plus you can take a punt on the raffles that are raising funds for local sports teams and Legacy.
Taren Point Hotel
The Shire’s hotel starts its merrymaking early with two-up shooting off at 11am in its carpark. Expect crowds of around 400 strong, along with DJs and live music serenading the joint into the night.
The Alexandria Hotel
The humongous beer garden out the back of the Alexandria Hotel will be hosting two-up from noon and screening the AFL, NRL and rugby matches on big screens around the pub.
Two-up kicks off after midday and out in the beer garden they’ll be hosting a barbecue for hungry gamblers.