Meet The Locals


In Newtown, the bars are almost as varied as the people. Corridor, which sits in a space that’s as wide as its name might suggest, is one of those bars that breaks from convention and gives you something truly new and authentic. Its small bar, draped in fairy lights and adorned with row upon row […]


In the heart of Newtown, Blacksheep has much more to offer than three bags of wool. Drinks of all sorts and delectable bar bites await masters and dames alike in this chic establishment, which is large enough to move around comfortably while maintaining a cosy, intimate feeling. Ornate chandeliers hang above raised tables and stools […]

Rose of Australia

Down the road from King Street and directly opposite to The Hive Bar stands Rose of Australia. One of Erskineville’s largest pubs, The Rose offers great pub grub and beers on tap in a relaxed open space. The two-story venue features both indoor and outdoor seating suitable for any occasion, and the prices are beyond […]


Let’s go down the list and check off everything Mary’s has to offer: A two-story restaurant-bar located in a renovated, heritage church? Check. Raucous tunes played loud while you eat and drink? Check. Street art, DIY inspired décor and menus? Check.  Mouth-watering, American-style burgers? Check. Baskets upon baskets of crispy-skinned, deliciously-moist fried chicken? Check. A […]


For the music nut, there are few better watering holes in Sydney than Deep Groove. Built by music lovers for music lovers, Deep Groove pays just as much attention to its impressive catalogue of vinyl LP’s as it does to its delicious food and drink. An open front room lets you enjoy a drink and […]

Courthouse Hotel

Sometimes you just need to escape the noise, sit out in the fresh air and share a brew with your mates. For those days, and for any other, the Courthouse Hotel has got you covered. Standing tall on the corner of Australia and Lennox Street, this 19th-century pub offers a bit of something for everyone. […]

1989 Bar Arcade Kitchen

The dream of the 80’s is alive in Newtown. Close to the end of King Street towards City Road, 1989 Bar Arcade Kitchen serves coffee and cocktails with a heavy helping of nostalgia. Grab a drink from their extensive drinks menu before heading over to the arcade cabinets that give 1989 its name. You’re invited […]

Luyu & Yum Yum

Nowhere in Newtown manages to transport you out of King Street like Luyu & Yum Yum, the chic dumpling and tea house located down the road from the Newtown Hotel. As you pass under an awning of dumpling baskets and ascend the stairs, it would be easy to forget where you were at all. The […]

Lentil As Anything

If you’re after a good, hearty meal made ethically, look no further than Lentil as Anything. This vegan restaurant is not-for-profit and operates on a pay-as-you-feel model; meaning that you pay as much as you feel your meal was worth, in proportion to your financial ability. This disregard for profit gives Lentil as Anything a […]

Thai Pothong

Thai Pothong is perhaps the only Thai restaurant in Australia that employs enormous, hand-crafted Transformer statues to promote themselves. It’s this kind of kooky exuberance that makes Newtown what it is, and what makes Pothong such a joy to visit. Don’t get duped by the shtick, however; Thai Pothong offers some of the best Thai […]