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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
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By Libby Curran
December 29, 2021
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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.

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CAFES

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)

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RESTAURANTS

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

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BARS

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

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PUBS

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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