Five Drinking Establishments Worth a Visit

Thirsty? Fear not. Just stroll around the Newtown precinct and you will feel better in no time.

There are 26 pubs in the Newtown precinct, most of them built between 1865 and 1880. No one has EVER gone thirsty in Newtown. For those overwhelmed by choice, here is a handy short list of small bars and pubs you really must visit.

Young Henry’s

At Young Henry’s you can: relax after work; see an exhibition; take a brewery tour; try locally distilled gin; drink a beer that is only sold in Newtown; be treated to the spoils of splendiferous food trucks; listen to live music….and the list goes on.  Even if you don’t visit Young Henrys’ small bar, you will fall in love with their beer. Stockists are everywhere. Proudly Newtown and we are proud to have them.


With live music downstairs (think Mitch Anderson) and a rooftop courtyard, cocktail bar and quality pub grub upstairs, you don’t want to bypass Coopers. Where else can you play tranny bingo or Dr Who trivia? If you are lucky you may be there on a 2-for-1 meal night. Check out Coopers’ events here.

Onyx Lounge

Onyx has one of the best views in Newtown and a never-ending list of cocktails. It is cosy and beautiful, with a sweet ambience – the perfect place for a conversation, some food and a drink or two.

Newtown Hotel (pictured above)

You name it, you can do it at the Newtown. Happy hour every Monday to Friday from 4-7pm. A sunny view of King Street from the wrap-around veranda. Quirky function rooms and places to sit/hide.  $23 for a Dendy ticket and a meal from Monday to Thursday. The Animal – a most excellent restaurant – Cider Yard and Meat Fair.

Bench (pictured below)

A relaxed small bar on south King, Bench has windows that open onto the street during the warmer weather and blankets if you want to sit outside in Winter. It has an industrial feel and a sweet little menu. Head down here for a little time out from the madness.


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