Lest we forget


On ANZAC Day we commemorate those who’ve served their country. If you're looking for a place to feast with loved ones, refuel after a dawn service or enjoy a game of two-up, The Rocks has you covered.
25 Apr 2024

On April 25 1915, the Australian New Zealand Army Corp set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The Diggers suffered heavy loss of life but their bravery left a lasting legacy which we still commemorate every year on ANZAC day. 

After dawn services in the nearby Sydney CBD, The Rocks will host a number of events to commemorate the ANZACs including a hearty diggers breakfast, an art exhibition, live music, marching bands, and more!

The Gallipoli Art Prize

Now in its 19th year, The Gallipoli Art Prize invites artists to respond to the broad themes of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship. The $20,000 prize money is awarded to the artist who best depicts these special qualities.

The Gallipoli Art Prize Organising Committee invites you step inside and view the 2024 winner, highly commended and finalists.

Live music at Fortune of War

The Fortune of War was established in 1828 and is Sydney’s oldest pub. It’s named because from the early 1900s onward, it functioned as a popular last stop for Australian Armed Forces before they left to experience ‘the fortune of war’. The pub is still a popular meeting place for returned soldiers. 

For those early birds attending dawn services, the doors open at the Fortune from 5am on Anzac Day. They’re hosting a line up of local live music throughout the day, starting from 1pm.

Two-up at The Australian Heritage Hotel

There’s nothing more Aussie than celebrating ANZAC Day at the Australian Heritage Hotel!


Soak in the views at The Glenmore

This iconic Aussie pub with Sydney’s best rooftop views is hosting an ANZAC commemoration day. Don't miss out on a traditional game of 2UP from 12pm, followed by live performances from The Scots Marching Band, Hot Potato Band, rooftop DJs, refreshing drinks, and mouthwatering food. 

Courtyard BBQ at The Argyle

The Argyle’s legendary sandstone courtyard will be transformed into a giant 2UP arena for ANZAC Day. They'll have the barbie ready for sausage sizzles as well as free entry and live bands and DJs all day!

Two-up at The Mercantile

Sydney's oldest Irish pub, The Mercantile is geared up to host a day filled with live music and a 2UP arena.

Chicken Schnitzel & BBQ at Munich Brauhaus

Munich Brauhaus is commemorating this special time with a culinary tribute of mouthwatering meals, from their chicken schnitzel special to a delicious sausage sizzle BBQ. Doors open at 9am!

Spit roast lamb and beers at Hart's Pub

Join Hart's Pub this ANZAC Day as they honour the heroes with spit roast lamb, ice-cold beers, and of course, spirited games of 2UP!

Two-up at The Rawson

Visit The Rawson in the historic precinct of The Rocks this ANZAC Day. Their doors open from 10am with cheeky games of two-up starting from midday. And why not clock off on Wednesday 24 April and enjoy their happy hour with $8 drinks and $15 pizzas?

Free Poppy Making Workshop

Take part in creating a ‘field of Poppies’ these school holidays at The Rocks Discovery Museum to honour the ANZAC’s. Learn about the history and use of the red poppy to commemorate ANZAC Day and other days of remembrance for our soldiers.

Lest We Forget

Pay your respects at the Legacy Memorial at Jack Mundey Place. It will be respectfully dressed with poppies for ANZAC Day.