Meet The Locals

All Buttons

A rainbow welcomes any customer who enters this small store on King. Stacks of plastic tubes, each with a single button attached to the end of it, are organized in neat cubbies around three walls of the shop. Spend time examining more buttons than you have ever seen. From a simple golden disk to a […]

U-Turn Recycled Fashion

Old is new on the streets of Newtown. U-Turn Recycled Fashion, located on King Street up from Newtown Station, offers one of the best catalogues of retro fashion and accessories in Newtown. With a location on either side of the street, each with a different product range and vibe, you’ll be shopping for hours. Vintage […]

Stacks of Wax

In Newtown, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. As one of Sydney’s largest artisan candle makers, Stacks of Wax is the epitome of that ethos. Located down the quiet Australia Street, you’re well situated to do some shopping and then enjoy a celebratory bite to eat. Beautiful aromas waft outwards from the store, […]

Bailey Nelson

Founded just across the city in Bondi, Bailey Nelson has been shaking up the glasses game ever since it was founded five years ago. Their mission to “empower individuality and self-expression through our beautiful, affordable eyewear, inviting stores and incredible people” says it all. Just entering their clean, modern store in the centre of King […]

Hum on King

To revel in the glory of old media is to shop at HUM on King, a record store in the truest sense. Vinyl is the order of the day, with new and used LP’s that range from 70’s rock to 90’s hip-hop to 00’s pop perched lovingly atop racks that stretch far back into the […]

Last Books

Last Books, located at the end of King Street close to St Peters station, is a book lover’s paradise. To call their catalogue extensive is to do the store a colossal disservice, carrying everything from Hobb to Hugo to Hemingway. Its small space houses large shelves crammed tight with books of all kinds, and none […]

Blue Dog Posters

When you’re looking for a new piece of art, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better selection than what’s on offer at Blue Dog Posters. Providing artwork of all kinds both online and in their Newtown store, Blue Dog styles themselves as Australia’s largest poster and print shop. A few minutes spent traipsing through the […]

The Newtown Hotel

The largest pub on King Street and perhaps the most popular, The Newtown Hotel is often the first port of call for locals looking to quench their thirst. Downstairs is where you’ll find the most action, with plenty of seats crowded close to the enormous square bar, itself giving way to pool tables, arcade machine […]

Earl’s Juke Joint

As the sun goes down over Newtown, you’ll likely spot a bouncer guarding a fairly nondescript door belonging to a fairly nondescript butcher shop façade. Don’t be fooled by this tactical misdirect, because behind that door lies one of Newtown’s most happening bars. Emulating a 50’s era flophouse or speakeasy, Earl’s Juke Joint brings an […]

The Hive Bar

Down in Erskineville, there are few spots packed tighter each night than The Hive Bar. Named for its busy and bustling atmosphere, this bar offers delicious cocktails and craft beer for all kinds inner-city ne’er-do-wells. What’s more, The Hive Bar offers a chance to enjoy music the old fashion way: on proper vinyl records. Stacks […]