Where to buy alcohol on Good Friday

Forgot to stock up on booze for Good Friday? Don't worry! We've got you covered

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Yes, you CAN buy booze on Good Friday. We tell you where.

It's a question that pops up at least once every time Easter comes around: "Can you buy alcohol on Good Friday?" The simple answer is yes... but not from your booze shop.

NSW law states that no takeaway alcohol can be sold on Christmas Day and Good Friday. This means that you can bet your bottom dollar your local will be shut and your liquid gold denied to you.

Like many of us, if you have forgotten to stock up on the booze in the lead-up to the four-day long weekend, you do have a few options.


Types of establishments that sell alcohol on Good Friday

1. Restaurants, bars and other licensed venues

All licensed venues will be allowed to serve it to you on Good Friday between midday and 10pm, providing they're open. If you're thinking, "Great! I can head to my local pub and take home some bottles for my house party", think again.

As per the law, you can't take-away on Good Friday so all booze bought must be drunk on the premises.

  • Dine in only
  • Takeaway

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2. Microbreweries – buy from the producer/cellar door

To the Hunter Valley!

Failing that, with so many microbreweries in Sydney and other major cities, you won't have to travel too far to get a takeaway.

While the law states that no takeaway alcohol may be sold on Good Friday, there's a loophole. Producers and cellar doors are exempt and will be able to sell you booze. For anyone in Sydney looking to buy a few beers who forgot to stock up in time, the answer is to head to your local brewery.

  • Dine in for select breweries
  • Takeaway

Here's a list of Microbreweries in NSW that'll be open on Good Friday:

Microbreweries Location Good Friday Business hours Available
Young Henrys
Visit website
76 Wilford St, Newtown
  • Open
12pm-7pm Beer, cider and gin

Archie Rose Distilling Visit website

85 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW
  • Open
12pm to 10pm Vodka, gin and white rye

4 Pines
Visit website

4F/9-13 Winbourne Rd Brookvale NSW
  • Open
12pm-10pm Beer

Willie The Boatman
Visit website

Mary Street in St Peters, Sydney
  • Open
3pm-9pm Beer
Modus Operandi

Visit website

14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale, NSW
  • Open
12pm-10pm Beer
Rocks Brewing Company

Visit website

Building 2, 160 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW
  • Open
12pm-9pm Beer

The Grifter Brewing Company

Visit website

1/391-397 Enmore Rd, Marrickville NSW
  • Open
12pm-10pm Beer

Nomad Brewing Company

Visit website

5 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale NSW
  • Open
12pm-5pm n/a
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