History of Two-Up

Anzac Cookies, AC/DC + Two Pennies

Australia may be a young country, but it’s rich in culture and tradition – a nostalgic nod to the simple things in life and the commemoration of mateship during harder times.

This is never clearer than on ANZAC Day – known as the nation’s day of remembrance, where friends and family gather early in the morning to pay respect to the men and women who’ve served their country.

This is the day where the game two-up is legally allowed to be played – hotel pubs and bars across the country will clear some space in the room, and slowly but surely the excited sound of cheers and anticipation fills the air, someone will yell “Come in spinner!” and the clink of two pennies hitting the ground becomes a familiar sound of the day.

Thought to have originated from a game called Pitch & Toss (played with a single coin), two-up was played among the poorer English and Irish citizens in the 18th century, brought over by immigrants and convicts – spreading in popularity throughout the goldfields in the eastern colonies by the 1850’s. The game was played extensively by Australian soldiers during WWI and WWII from which came the tradition of it being played on Anzac Day.

Two-up famously was legalised in NSW and Victoria in the 1990’s, primarily being played in RSL’s and pubs on commemorative days such as Anzac Day. Queensland only legalised the game in 2012.

 The Morrison will be hosting two-up at its annual Anzac Day event on Tuesday 25th April – with doors opening from 8am, get in on the two-up action, a spin of the kip and good times all round!

Set to be a great day with a special Aussie themed menu, draught beer and classic Aussie rock – be sure to drop in and say hi! With a performance by the LLC Southern Cross pipe band, live DJ and a display of military vehicles for charity, there’ll be no shortage of fun to be had by all.

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NYE 2016: The Clock Struck Twelve

 

The pressure of finalising your New Year’s resolutions causing you stress?!

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Let’s be honest, the diet can wait until Monday, Italian is much harder to learn than you thought and spring cleaning your wardrobe is overrated (denim overalls are cool again, right?)

Well save yourself the headache and book in at The Morrison for the ultimate NYE celebration!

Nestled in the heart of the city just a stone’s throw from Circular Quay, at The Morrison we know how to ring in the New Year in style, with two crowd pleasing options for  you and your favourite people to choose from:

$99 Canape & beverage package (7-10pm)* OR $99 3-course Feast dinner with Champagne (5pm and 9pm)**

Featuring live DJ’s from 7pm to get the party pumping and auld lang singing!

Tickets are limited, so book now and don’t miss out: bit.ly/TheMorrisonNYE

*Guests are welcome to leave to watch the midnight fireworks and re-enter the venue free of charge.

** Groups of two booking 3-course feast will receive one communal dish to share

After parties are the best parties

Melbourne Cup After Party 2016

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The race that stops the nation is right around the corner, and while we love a long lunch.. the after party is where it’s at!

Here are a few reasons why our after party is worth sticking around for: RSVP right here 

Dance up a storm! Whether you’ve been indulging in a long lunch, or cooped up the office all day – we invite you do kick up those heels and show us your best dance moves. With live DJ’s from 4pm, be sure to have your most comfortable shoes on the day!

Pop goes the Piper! To keep the good times flowing, from 4pm we have $50 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne on offer. This deal is too good to be true and while stocks last, so get in quick!

Late Night Nibbles! It wouldn’t be a party without food, our kitchen will be open and serving delicious food until late. A limited menu featuring freshly shucked oysters, crab tacos and Fish & Chips to name a few…mc_afterparty

“Get Shucked”, Sydney Bar Week Opening Gala Event

Bar Week Opening Gala Event Dinner

Bar Week Opening Gala Event at the Morrison Bar and Oyster Room

Enjoy some New York style brasserie hospitality from fresh oysters, live jazz and classic bespoke cocktails kindly provided by ABSOLUT ELYX, Jameson Irish Whiskey & Chivas Regal.

Hosted by Bar Week founder David Spanton & our very own celebrity Chef Sean Connolly.

WHERE:  Under the stars of the The Morrison Bar and Oytser Rooms “Conservatory”
WHEN: Saturday 22nd September, 6.30pm start
DRESS: Cocktails
TICKETS: $60 per person. Get your tickets before they sell out. Click Here
WHAT:  Join us for a  2 course meal + Oysters, Wine and Cocktails and some live jazz