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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

Chow down on a meat pie
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Tuck Shop

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

Dusk and the bright lights in New York City
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Templestowe Pub

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

View of Chicago from the waterfront
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Gum Tree

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

Stroll on the boardwalk at Hermosa Beach, California
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The Australian

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!

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