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What's Open for Eats and Drinks in Sydney on New Year's Day

Hit one of these spots for a January 1 filled with good food, top-notch drinks — and maybe a cheeky dance floor session.
By Libby Curran
December 29, 2021
By Libby Curran
December 29, 2021

Despite the public holiday, Sydney's got plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants that are opening their doors to help make your first day of the year a great one. Perhaps you had an especially celebratory New Year's Eve and a swift recovery is at the top of your to-do list. Or, maybe you're just keen to start off 2022 how you wish to continue it — with good mates, a solid soundtrack, and some top-notch eats and drinks.

Either way, outsourcing your January 1 festivities — and the associated cleanup — is always a good idea.

Here are all the Sydney spots open and serving up the goods on New Year's Day.



Artificer, by L. Almeida

The Mayflower, Darlinghurst: 7am–3.30pm

Ona, Marrickville: 9am–2pm (takeaway only)

Artificer Specialty Coffee Bar & Roastery, Surry Hills: 8am–12pm (outdoor service only)



Alberto Lounge, by Kitti Gould

Nour, Surry Hills: 5.30–10pm

Alberto Lounge, Sydney: from 12pm

Cirrus Dining, Barangaroo: from 12pm for lunch and dinner

Sinaloa, Double Bay: 12–10pm

Yulli's, Surry Hills: from 5pm

Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater: from 6pm

Sokyo, Pyrmont: from 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner



Untied, by Daniele Massacci

Bondi Beach Public Bar, Bondi: 10.30am–late

Archie Rose Distillery, Rosebery: 12–10pm

Continental Deli, Newtown: 12pm–late

Untied, Barangaroo: from 12pm (Brunch with Soul, featuring entertainment and bottomless sips — book one of two sessions here)

The Baxter Inn, CBD: 4pm–3am

Bucketty's Brewing Co, Brookvale: 12–10pm (blues jam session at 3pm)

Wharf Bar, Manly: 3pm–12am (day party with tunes by Winston Surfshirt and others — grab tickets here)

Tap Rooms, The Rocks: 12pm–late

Beer Deluxe, Darling Harbour: 12pm–late (New Year's Brunch with bottomless pizza — book here)

The Winery, Surry Hills: 12pm–late



Public House Petersham

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay: (day party with bottomless drinks and DJ tunes from Touch Sensitive, Yolanda Be Cool and more — book here)

Hotel Rose Bay, Rose Bay: 12–10pm

The Duke of Enmore, Enmore: 11am–late

Public House Petersham, Petersham: 12pm–late (day party with DJ sets, cocktails and tinny buckets — book here)

Woolwich Pier Hotel, Woolwich: 11am–late

Hotel Ravesis, Bondi: normal hours

Barangaroo House, Barangaroo: 12pm–12am

The Royal Hotel, Paddington: 11am–12am (day party with bottomless brunch sessions also running)

Top Image: Barangaroo House

Published on December 29, 2021 by Libby Curran
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