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Australia Day

The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived: Australia Day.

Whether you love Australia's natural beauty and rich penal-related history or just want to drink a lot and thank some expats for making Mad Max possible,today is the day to do it. Already have plans? Peruse the list below and allow us to paraphrase CrocodileDundee: That's not a Friday—this is a Friday.

SUNBURNT COW

SUNBURNT COW

If you can prove you're Australian, the first beer is on the house. If you're still standing after the last one, there's a $10 barbecue dinner to soak it all up.

Bonus: Kiwi rapper Maitreya waxes lyrical (you'll start feeling the accent on round 4).
411: 137 Ave C (between 8th and 9th), 212-529-0005, thesunburntcow.com

BONDI ROAD

BONDI ROAD

Take the high(er) road and go for the $35 seafood tasting and surf videos. Or just come for the Australian music and general merriment later in the night.

Bonus: If you're reading this, chances are you didn't participate in the drunken indoor cricket match. Meet up with those who did for the afterparty.
411: 153 Rivington (between Suffolk and Clinton), 212-253-5311, bondiroad.com

8 MILE CREEK

8 MILE CREEK

"The usual nonsense" starts at noon, but expect Australian DJ VB live and DJs from Melbourne's triple J spinning via podcast at night. No, they don't play the records backwards.

Bonus: SDD coverage of the Australia/England One Day International cricket game from the Adelaide Oval.
411: 240 Mulberry (between Spring and Prince), 212-431-4635, eightmilecreek.com

NEW YORK MAGPIES AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT

NEW YORK MAGPIES AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT

The New York Magpies Aussie Football Club (favorite sport of late-night ESPN in the '80s) hosts at The Tonic Bar. Plenty of food, plenty of drink and lots of "Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!" $20 to get in, Aussie music, dancing, videos, beer, wine, Bundaberg Rum and (who could forget) meat pies.

Bonus: The Magpies are an official charity, so get a receipt for that cover (the IRS doesn't accept drunken text messages).
411: 9pm, 727 7th Ave (between 48th and 49th), 212-382-1059, tonicbarnyc.com

SHEEP STATION

SHEEP STATION

Head to Brooklyn for a $20 all-you-can-eat BBQ and $2 Drongo shots, meat trays, Toss the Boss and Two-Up Darts at Sheep Station.

Bonus: Dress like your favorite Australian celebrity to win a free dinner for two. So many AC/DC members to choose from...
411: 7pm, 149 4th Ave (at Douglass), Brooklyn, 718-857-4337, sheepstation.net

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