Things To Do

What’s Open Over The Labour Day Long Weekend

By Sammy Preston
3rd Oct 2019

Bathers Pavilion Balmoral

Who’s keen for the long weekend? It’s the last one we New South Welshmen will see this side of 2019 (other than Christmas), and it’s shaping up to be pretty cracking weather-wise, not to mention we're pretty ready to welcome Daylight Savings come Sunday. 

To help you navigate where to go and what to do, we’ve compiled this epic list of what’s open, closed or raring to party and feast for the long weekend.

Here's what's open this long weekend in Sydney. 

Bars And Pubs


Manly Wharf Hotel
Saturday 11am - late
Sunday 11am - late
Monday 11.30am - late
What's on: For a sunny morning to remember, head here on Sunday for Harbourside Brunch. Expect bottomless champagne, fresh oysters, breakfast pizza, Belgian waffles and (of course) sparkly harbour views. 

The Cumberland
Saturday 5pm -1am
Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Monday Closed


Opera Bar
Saturday 11.30am - late
Sunday 11.30am - late
Monday 11.30am - late
What's on: Opera Bar's annual Rosé All Day festival is back. All long weekend, you'll be able to sip delicious French rosé, spritz, sparkling and "Frozé". Tickets are $35 and include three drinks. We highly recommend checking out the boozy rosé soft serve. 

Bar Patrón
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 12am
Monday 12pm - 12am
What's on: A special $25 menu that will get you three tacos and a house margarita. 

Beerhaus Barangaroo
Saturday 11am - late
Sunday 11am - late
Monday 11am - late
What's on: To celebrate the launch of Beerhaus' brand new Barangaroo digs, Adelaide's Pirate Life brewmasters will be hosting beer tastings from 12pm - 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday 6pm - 3am
Sunday 12pm - 12am
Monday 12pm - 12am
What's on: If pool parties are your jam, you'll be happy to know the epic Sunday session pool blowout otherwise known as Marco Polo is set to return to ivy's rooftop pool this long weekend. DJ details and tickets are here

East Village
Saturday 11am - late
Sunday 11am - 10pm
Monday 11am - 10pm
What’s on: A rooftop rendezvous with French hip hop and an epic Twilight Happy Hour which includes $6 house rosé and Bianco, $6 frosé and $6 tap beers. Did we mention it also has insane views of the city?

Keg & Brew
Saturday 10am - 3am
Sunday 10am - 12am
Monday 12pm - 12am
What's on: Check out the pub's brand new refurb and rooftop bar!

The Australian Heritage Hotel
Saturday 10.30am - late
Sunday 10.30am - late
Monday 10.30am - late

The George
Saturday 11am - 3am
Sunday 11am - 10pm
Monday 11am - 10pm
What's on: As well as the op to dance all night with Mike Sydney on Saturday night, on Sunday you can expect a pig on the spit and an NRL Grand Final party. 

The Glenmore
Saturday 11am - 1am
Sunday 11am - 12am
Monday 11am - 12am
What's on: Hit up The Glenmore x POOLCLVB's sundown sessions on Sunday 6 October and ring in Daylight Savings with a 4 Pines pop up bar, discounted cocktail jugs and live music. 

The Dolphin
Saturday 11.30am - 12am
Sunday 11.30am - late
Monday 11.30am - 12am
What's on: The Dolphin will be the place to be on Sunday. The Dining Room has you sorted for long, boozy lunch, then from 7pm you can expect the Vibe Positano DJs, while the boys from Bitter Phew pour very rare Cantillon Gueuze in the Wine Room. 

The Winery 
Saturday 12pm - late
Sunday 12pm - late
Monday 12pm - late
What's on: The Winery has buddied up with Hendricks Gin to launch their new floral gin, Midsummer Solstice. This sprawling Surry Hills bar has been transformed into a floral wonderland, and come Sunday, you'll get complimentary canapes and a sample of a new cocktail: the Midsummer Solstice Spritz. 

Scout Sydney 
Saturday 5pm - 12am
Sunday 5pm - late
Monday Closed
What's on: On Sunday, Scout is doing "Phood Phyte". Expect tacos, tequila and hip-hop with a $5-$10 menu happy hour from 5pm - 7pm. The regular menu will be avilable from 7pm til late. 

Young Henrys
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Monday 12pm - 7pm


Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Saturday 7am - late
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Monday 7am - late
What's On: As well as One Hit Agency's massive Sounds Like Spring party, you'll be able to get in on the slow drinking trend with Smirnoff's brand new low-ABV, low-calorie infusions. 



In Situ
Saturday 8am - 12am
Sunday 8am - 10pm
Monday 8am - 10pm
What's on: This epic restaurant and cafe is celebrating 20 years all weekend with live music, festivities and the chance to win a 20% discount for life. 


Meet Mica
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
Monday 9am - 3pm

Dopa Donburi and Milkbar
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm
Monday 11am - 10pm


Warren & Holt
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm
Monday 8am - 3pm



Bathers Pavilion
Saturday 7am - late
Sunday 7am - late
Monday 7am - late
Note: The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner across the weekend. The Terrace restaurant and bar has different hours and won't be open Monday, check-in here.  


Saturday 11.30am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm
Sunday Closed
Monday 11.30am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm

Saturday 8am - 12am
Sunday 8am - 10pm
Monday 7am - 12am

Hearth & Soul
Saturday 10am - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm
Monday Closed

Mary's (Newtown)
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 10pm
Monday 4pm - 12am
What's on: Don't let the long weekend end on a sad note. Hit Mary's on Monday for their 666 night, presented in partnership with The Grifter. You'll get $6 Grifters, $6 JDs and $6 cups of orange wine care of the natural wine lords at P&V. 

Mary's Circular Quay
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 10pm
Monday 12pm - 12am

Saturday 3pm - late
Sunday 3pm - late
Monday Closed

Rising Sun Workshop
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
Monday 8am - 4pm

Saturday 5.30pm - late
Sunday Closed
Monday 5.30pm - late


Acre Eatery
Saturday 8am - 11pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
Monday Closed

The Fenwick
Saturday 7am - 10.30am and 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 7am - 10.30am and 12pm - 5pm
Monday 7am - 10.30am and 12pm - 5pm


Saturday Closed
Sunday 5pm - late
Monday 5pm - late

Still stumped for ideas? Check out our hitlist of all the best things to do this weekend

Image credit: Nikki To | Bathers Pavilion 

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