This ANZAC Day there are a host of events happening around Canberra to commemorate the day. Our guide has got you covered for the places to be to honour the troops.
The Pedlar will be serving breakfast from 5am on Anzac Day for those attending the dawn service. They have $5 beers for a special ‘Happy Hour’ between 2:00-4:00pm, live music, and the big ANZAC Day test will be played on TV’s for the footy fans! Bookings are essential all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner (02) 5100 5929.
EQ Cafe will be open from dawn on Anzac Day at 5am. Come to the heart of Deakin for breakfast, lunch and drinks as they commemorate the ANZACs. Bookings essential. Call (02) 6161 1666 to reserve your seat.
Opening at 6am, go in from the cold of the dawn service this ANZAC Day and enjoy one of BentSpoke’s breakfast offerings, along with a rosemary-infused beer to celebrate ANZAC Day. BentSpoke is offering free filter coffee and tea, with gunfire coffee available on request. BentSpoke will be collecting donations for ‘Soldier On’ on the day, an organisation dedicated to working side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families. Book now on (02) 6257 6220.
Gungahlin Lakes and Ainslie Football Club
Commemorate this ANZAC day at your local Ainslie Group venue with family and friends! They are inviting their members and guests to join them as they host two of Canberra’s largest ANZAC Day events at Gungahlin Lakes and Ainslie Football Club. With all-day dining from 10am, Two-Up from midday, and the ANZAC Day AFL clash live on the big screens. Alex Ross with also be performing the Last Post at 12pm at the Gungahlin Lakes and 1pm at Ainslie Football Club. There will also be an opportunity on the day to make donations to support Soldier On.
All of your local Vikings clubs are open to commemorate the ANZACs, from Anzac Day lunches to free members bus to the Australian War Memorial Dawn Service to Two-Up at Chisholm and Lanyon Vikings. For more information, visit their website.
Honour this ANZAC Day at Hopscotch. They will be open from 10am serving breakfast pizzas and $10 espresso martinis until 12pm. From 12pm they have Two-Up and Live music from 5pm, with $5 Cooper’s pale cans and $10 cocktails. There is a 50% chance you’ll win, but a 100% chance you’ll have a good ol’ day at Hoppy!
Walt & Burley
Heading to the Dawn Service for ANZAC Day? Pop on over to Walt’s for breakfast afterwards! Walt & Burley are open from 6am onwards, and of course it wouldn’t be ANZAC Day without a bit of Two-up, and they’ve got that from 12pm – 6pm!
Young and Frisky
Celebrate the ANZACs at Young and Frisky from 11am. They are serving 50c wings all day and they will also be airing the AFL game ‘Collingwood vs. Essendon’.
This ANZAC Day, commemorate and honour the members of ANZAC at the Duxton. Their doors open from 6am for breakfast, with their menu and cold drinks available all day. The Duxton also is running Two-Up over two levels, both downstairs in the main bistro and bar and upstairs in the Oak Room. Later in the afternoon and evening, they will be airing both the AFL game (from 3:20pm) and the NRL game (from 7:50pm). The Duxton will also be raising much-needed funds for Soldier On’s #forceforgood campaign, accepting donations on the day.
In honour of ANZAC Day Betti will be serving her ‘True Blue Burger Deal’. For $20 get a grilled beef burger packed full of bacon, egg, American cheese, pickles, buttered onions with mustard mayo and tomato relish. This deal also comes served with a side of chips and a schooner. This exclusive one-day-only burger is a must have, so go into Bad Betti’s.
Fenway Public House
After celebrating their opening night, Fenway Public House would like to invite everyone to join them in remembering the ANZACs and celebrating service men and women, past and present. This ANZAC Day, they will be open from 11am, with Two-up from midday, featuring live music and footy on the big screens throughout the day. They would also like to shout the first drink for all current and ex-service men and women, to show their appreciation.