Bars & Pubs

Sydney’s Top 10 Australia Day Parties

By Ellie Schneider - 22 Jan 2014

From all-day Aussie BBQs, to fabulous live music and fireworks, embrace the green and gold fever by heading to one of Sydney's top Australia Day parties.

The Vic | Enmore

Enjoy a day of live music at The Vic Enmore, headlined by local hip hop/electronic duo Jackie Onassis. You will also be able to catch the musical talents of Triple J Unearthed artists Joyride, Milan, and Left. There will be outdoor bars and food stalls on site as part of the celebrations. From 12pm till late.

El Loco | Surry Hills

Tipping their sombreros in honour of our National Day, from midday the gang at El Loco will be dishing up mouth-watering kangaroo tacos and mini lamb hotdogs—along with $25 buckets of Corona and sexy beats all day.

Ivy | CBD

The Ivy will be presenting two massive Australia Day parties on Sunday 26. The  'Australia Day Courtyard Party' will include an epic 12-hour DJ set by What So Not, Proxy, Will Sparks, The 2 Bears and Joel Fletcher. Meanwhile, up at the Pool Club, Marco Polo will open its doors at 1pm and feature a smashing headline set by Nora En Pure.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel | Watsons Bay

This seaside haven will be hosting a very special 'Every Man & His Dog' stand-up paddle board race, led by Bondi Rescue star Terry McDermott. There will be an epic Australia Day BBQ featuring the 'Watsons Bay Sausage' designed by Executive Chef John Pye and created by Haverick Meats, as well as beach cricket, live entertainment, and a 'Best Dressed Dog' lookalike competition!

Cyren Restaurant and Bar | Darling Harbour

Catch all the Australia Day action at Darling Harbour's Cyren Restaurant and Bar. Guests can enjoy waterfront views, live entertainment and a major fireworks display, as well as a scrumptious à la carte BBQ menu and delicious fresh seafood.

Marquee | The Star, Pyrmont

European-born and San Francisco-based DJ, Max Vangeli, will bring an international flavour to Marquee's Australia Day celebrations. On Sunday 26, Max will round off the weekend with hits from his debut album People of the Night featuring Steve Angello and Tiësto.

The Australian Heritage Hotel | The Rocks

The Australian Heritage Hotel will be celebrating all things traditionally Aussie over the long weekend—including more than 130 Australian beers, a special Australia Day menu featuring their signature Coat of Arms pizza (half emu, half kangaroo!), and live entertainment.

Cranky Fins | Palm Beach

Take the drive to Cranky Fins at Palm Beach for a true blue Aussie day of sun, surf and Australia Day alcoholic slushies! There will be face painting for the kids, and delicious culinary treats offered from 11am onwards. Free entry and no bookings required.

Frankie's Pizza | CBD

For something a little different this Australia Day, head to Frankie's very first heavy metal pizza party. The bill includes Bastardizer, The Corps, Darker Half, Disintegrator and The Eradicated. Doors open at 4pm with live music from 7pm, and of course booze and pizza available into the wee hours of the morning.

The Glenmore | The Rocks

Head to The Glenmore's spectacular rooftop bar, where the beers will be flowing from 10am on Sunday 26, and Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown over the airwaves. The pub's mouth-watering fare will also be available all day.

Image credit: The Glenmore

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