New York, California, Illinois
4 Places to Celebrate Australia Day in the U.S.
- New York
Australia Day is on the horizon.
That means that every Australian around the world will soon feel the irrepressible urge to seek out good food, good company, and chill times.
A lot of us Aussies are travelling through the U.S at this time of year. Luckily, America has no shortage of Australian-owned, true-blue restaurants and pubs where we can celebrate our national day with a great brew and a delicious slab of grilled meat (and maybe even a meat pie!).
Chow down on a meat pie
The Tuck Shop café, located in New York City’s Lower East Side, is a great little Aussie-style café that, according to co-owner Niall Grant, was influenced by a Cronulla surf shack!
There, you can also find a classic Aussie meat pie (which, let’s be honest, can be hard to come by in the U.S) and a good Australian-style coffee.
Dusk and the bright lights in New York City
Located in Chicago’s Irving Park neighbourhood, the Templestowe Pub is a great place to get a little taste of Australia while in Chicago. Australians are connoisseurs of craft beer – we can’t go past a good local micro-brew! At Templestowe, you’ll find a huge selection of locally sourced craft beers, ranging from the classic to the downright avant-garde.
View of Chicago from the waterfront
Gum Tree is a quaint little Australian-owned café and shop in Hermosa Beach, California. The café, apart from serving fantastic coffee, also serves a number of dishes with very interesting takes on some Australian favourites — we all love our squid, but have you ever had a squid taco?
Stroll on the boardwalk at Hermosa Beach, California
The Australian is a bar and restaurant located in midtown Manhattan. As you might expect, they boast a solid collection of some favourite Australian beers, including all four Cooper’s ales!.
With the warm atmosphere of an old-school inner city Australian pub, a fantastic menu, and more beer than you can poke a stick at, the Australian is the perfect place to gather up a few mates and celebrate Australia day the proper way!