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

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.

Miss Peaches

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

Level 1 201 Missenden Road, Newtown


A vinyl bar celebrating a mix of booze and tunes.

191 King Street, Newtown

Mountain Goat Newtown

A brewery and bar in a former Newtown furniture store from one of Australia's pioneering craft brewers. Sit in the sunny beer garden and sip on cult brews such as the Organic Steam Ale and Pale Ale, plus a selection of exclusive beers you can only find here.

435 King Street, Newtown


This laid-back Provençal wine bar is all about small producers and easy decisions. There are just three drinks on the regularly changing cocktail list, a short food menu and a streamlined selection of wines. Plus, a choose-your-own-adventure weekend brunch plate.

601 King Street, Newtown

1989 Kitchen and Arcade

Free coffee if you beat any high scores.

22-24 King Street, Newtown