After the demise of the Cross, Newtown is busier than ever after dark. This shift hasn't led to too many changes – yet. Most of the bars along King Street still have the grungy, lo-fi feel that Newtown is known and loved for. But within that genre, the area offers a diverse set of options, as the list below illustrates.

She Loves You

A bar serving wines and cocktails with a focus on native ingredients.

530 King Street, Newtown

Earl's Juke Joint

A lively cocktail bar hidden behind the facade of an old butcher shop.

407 King Street, Newtown


A trio of chefs is behind this dapper bar with a penchant for low-intervention wines.

416 King Street, Newtown

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Relax with "Mar-tinnies" and tinned seafood.

210 Australia Street, Newtown
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A vegan-friendly bar filled with curios and cocktails.

394 King Street, Newtown


A low-key spot with a share-house feel, only with much better food.

153a King Street, Newtown

Mary's Newtown

Sydney’s most influential burger joint.

6 Mary Street, Newtown

Tokyo Sing Song

The weirdest bar in Sydney is also one of the most fun.

Basement 145 King Street, Newtown
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Young Henrys Brewery

The rowdy HQ for one of Sydney's most treasured breweries.

76 Wilford Street, Newtown

The Midnight Special

This quiet small bar offers a break from busier local pubs.

44 Enmore Road, Newtown

Courthouse Hotel

A classic old boozer blessed with one of the best beer gardens in Sydney.

202 Australia St, Newtown
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The Bank Hotel

A Solotel-owned pub with its own cocktail bar and band room.

324 King Street, Newtown
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Uncle Hops

A dedicated craft beer bar inside The Bank Hotel.

324 King Street, Newtown

The Newtown Hotel

This time-honoured pub looks sharper than ever. Head to the Greek bistro upstairs for a more sophisticated dining experience.

Pub 174 King Street, Newtown
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Miss Peaches

Get your fill of grits, gumbo, jambalaya and American beers.

Level 1 201 Missenden Road, Newtown

Kingston Public Bar & Kitchen

The charming hideaway with a passion for rare and small batch spirits.

62 King Street, Newtown


A vinyl bar celebrating a mix of booze and tunes.

191 King Street, Newtown
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1989 Kitchen and Arcade

Free coffee if you beat any high scores.

22-24 King Street, Newtown