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 and then a quiet back courtyard. Upstairs, the vibe does a 180. A stage rests in front of lines of booths and low tables, where waiters from the nearby cocktail bar hurry drinks and small bites to waiting patrons. Its ‘something-for-everyone’ charm and friendly vibe make a stop at Newtown Hotel hard to pass up.
174 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 : (02) 9557 6399