Where to play Two-Up on Anzac Day

After a morning of solemnity, what better way to celebrate the memory of diggers with one of their own traditional entertainments?

April 25, Anzac Day, is traditionally a solemn event that remembers the sacrifices made by those who served our country, some to their last breath. 

The beautiful Dawn Services held across the country start the day as a poignant ritual of new beginnings - whether it be at the the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park or at your local RSL.  

But it’s also a day of joy because, even in those dark times, Australians being Australian making the best of a bad situation they managed to find a way to have a good time and a punt to boot. 

Two-up has become synonymous with Anzac Day celebrations. While a lot of pubs and bars have stopped allowing the game to be played, there are plenty of places where you can still head to after the Dawn Service and enjoy yourself a friendly match. And potentially walk away two bobs richer.

Here are our three top suggestions: 

The Potts Point Hotel, Darlinghurst 

One of the most popular venues, this will no doubt be full of revellers young and old willing to take part in the game. Bonus, a free arrival drink as well as 20 per cent off meals will be available for servicemen and women who arrive in uniform. 

 

Bungalow 8, King Street Wharf 

A younger crowd mostly, this trendy bar will have an area set up for those ready to have a friendly punt. All set to the soundtrack of iconic Aussie tunes.

 

The Argyle, The Rocks 

One of the more traditional locations to head to once the morning march wraps up, The Argyle will host a mixed crowd of civilians, locals, tourists and servicemen. Conveniently located right at the finishing point of the Anzac Parade.

 

 

You may also be interested in

The Big Design Market

Kicking off on November 24 for three colour-filled days, The Big Design Market is back in Sydney just in time for Christmas.

Taking over the Royal Hall of Industries aka Showbag...

SummerSalt at Bondi Beach

Surf, sun, sound and all-round good vibes – SummerSalt is the pre-summer festival you want to get tickets to ASAP.

Taking place on November 26 at Bondi Beach, SummerSalt is a new ...

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

Opening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on October 27 and running until March 4, 2018, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will showcase a selection of the provocative...

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

One of Australia’s most iconic films, Muriel’s Wedding is a much-loved fixture of Aussie cinema. Now, fans are able to experience the joys – and lows – of Muriel Heslop in an...

Cirque du Soleil presents “Toruk: The First Flight”

The magic and intensity of the Cirque du Soleil takes us back to James Cameron’s epic Avatar with their latest production, “Toruk: The First Flight”.

Starting on October 19 and...

Surry Hills Festival

Kicking off on Saturday, September 23, the annual Surry Hills Festival will fill Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, laneways with pop up creative spaces, ...

Sculptures by the Sea

One of the city’s most beloved art exhibitions, Sculptures by the Sea, will once again arrive in October to transform the Bondi to Tamarama walk into a fantastical adventure.

...
Sydney Fringe Festival

Kicking off on September 1 and running the entire month, the annual Sydney Fringe Festival will take you to the edge and back – creatively speaking.

Now in its eighth year, the...

Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art

As galleries go, there are none in Australia that can compare to both architectural controversy and quality of exhibition as the Museum of Contemporary Art.

And their annual...

Badu Gili at The Sydney Opera House

Badu Gili is a stunning new art instillation taking place each night across the sails of the Sydney Opera House that celebrates the art and history of First Australians.

In the...

Art and About presents Australian Life

With the coming of spring, one of the city’s greatest free-to-the-public events takes over the walkways of Hyde Park – Art and About presents Australian Life.

Starting on...

The Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Face That Stops a Nation – that’s how they’re describing the most anticipated art event of the year, The Archibald Prize.

Now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales...