Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane
Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane
Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane

Tinnies and two-up – where to commemorate ANZAC Day in Brisbane

Whether it’s listening to the stirring tones of a bugler playing ‘The Last Post’ at dawn or knocking back a quiet cold one, there are many ways to commemorate the legacy of ANZAC Day. Falling on Tuesday April 25 this year, the public holiday does not fall into a long weekend, but there are still a number of venues putting on special events for the occasion. From two-up and tinnies to big bands and bikkies, we’ve tracked down the best places to pay your respects this ANZAC Day.

The Fox: The Fox will be opening its doors from 10:00 am come ANZAC Day. Boasting Brisbane’s biggest two-up ring, punters can win serious cash and munch on a classic sausage sizzle feed to a soundtrack of live entertainment. To make things even better, 50 cents from every beer sold on the day will be donated to Brisbane Legacy House.

Story Bridge Hotel: Feeling the hunger pangs after dawn service? The Story Bridge Hotel has got your back. Opening the Main St Bar & Eatery for breakfast from 6:30 am, the hotel will be hosting traditional ANZAC celebrations as well as Lawrence and the Machine playing in the corner bar from 5:00 pm.

Bands in Parks – Brisbane Botanic Gardens: Get your toes tapping with some live music from the Brisbane Symphonic Band – the group is playing a free Anzac Swing concert in the gardens at 1:00 pm. You can also catch free tours of the National Australia Remembers Freedom Wall from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Victory Hotel: You can head to the Victory Hotel from 1:00 pm this ANZAC Day to commemorate our diggers and celebrate our Australian Defence Force personnel. Try your hand at some two-up, knock the froth off a cold one and listen to live sets from Kane Cahill, The Lazy Valentines and Caillin Malley.

Finn McCool’s: Although best known as an Irish pub, Finn McCools is all about Aussie values this ANZAC Day. Encouraging punters to pay their respects at a local dawn service first, doors open at 1:00 pm for a classic barbecue, rounds of two-up, cold beers and live entertainment.

The Stock Exchange Hotel: Following the ANZAC Day parade in the CBD, Stockies will be open from 1:00 pm to host live music on the rooftop plus its annual two-up competition. The hotel will also be raising money to support Legacy Brisbane, so dig deep!

The Shafston Hotel: Having become something of a tradition, the Shafston Hotel is hosting its third annual Tinnies & Two Up laneway festival. Punters can munch on food truck bites, grab a drink from one of three pop-up bars and listen to live tunes for a cause – all funds raised on the day go to the Mates 4 Mates charity!

The Regatta: This one’s for the early risers – the Regatta Hotel will be open from 5:30 am for post-dawn service breakfast, followed by an all-day barbecue and live entertainment. Just to add a bit of sweetness, there will also be a pavlova stand and Anzac biscuits available.

Official services: There are a number of official ANZAC Day events happening on Tuesday April 25 – keep an eye on the Brisbane City Council, ANZAC Day Parade and RSL Queensland websites for updates on locations of dawn services and parades.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.


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