ANZAC Day in Canberra for most means an early morning start and a visit to the Australian War Memorial, followed by a get-together with family and friends. If you’re looking for breakfast after The Dawn Service, where to play the famous two-up, or where to watch the major events happening around Australia and other activities celebrating the historical day, these are our top picks for those who really get around the commemorative day.


Opening their doors early to mark ANZAC Day, Hopscotch is running their annual two-up! From 10am, head into the pub with your mates and enjoy their usual great food, drinks and even better vibes.


Open from dawn till late, head into Assembly this ANZAC Day. Kicking off from 6am for those going to The Dawn Service, enjoy hot coffee and brekky before two-up starts at 12pm. They will also be screening live footy all day and will have live music from 6:30pm.

The Pedlar

Rise early with The Pedlar. Doing four breakfast sittings for ANZAC Day at 6:30am, 8am, 9:30am and 11am, they are only around a 15-minute walk from the War Memorial and fill up quick! Bookings are essential.

Edgars Inn

Open for your post-Dawn Service brekky, head into Edgar’s Inn from 6am. Only one suburb over from the War Memorial, enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast at one of Canberra’s best neighbourhood pubs.

The Dock

One of their biggest days of the year, ANZAC Day at The Dock kicks off from 5:30am. Broadcasting The Dawn Service, there will be complimentary tea and coffee followed by breakfast from 6am. Two-up will then begin at 12pm, with the AFL and NRL on the big screens and live music from 5pm.

The Duxton

Hosting their annual two-up, get amongst the action upstairs at The Duxton. Opening their doors early at 11am, the famous ANZAC Day game will start from 12pm at The Terrace.

Walt + Burley

Join Walt & Burley this ANZAC Day as they honour and pay tribute to our heroes. Open from 6am, start the day with an egg and bacon roll and coffee, and then get stuck into a game or two of two-up from 12pm. Live music will also be on from 3pm.