What better way to spend an evening than by sipping back some ales and engaging in conversation with a few of your mates in an environment that is buzzing with atmosphere, but isn’t unbearably loud. We’ve found 3 lounge bars in Newcastle where you can relax and unwind.
The Landing Bar & Kitchen

One of the skilled bar staff, The Landing - Newcastle
One of the skilled bar staff, The Landing – Newcastle

If you’re looking for a lounge-style bar where you can take pleasure in harbour views and high quality drinks then The Landing is where you should head.
The Landing is the perfect solution for those needing somewhere a bit different to enjoy an evening of drinks. Located just off the Hunter River waters edge, you can soak up views of the lovely river all the way to Nobby’s Headland while you sip down a succulent cocktail. This quirky little bar is full of surprises. Whether it’s unusual craft beers, locally grown wine labels from Hunter Valley or their wide selection of cocktails, they’re sure to have a drink that suits your taste. If you’re lucky enough to be there between 5-6pm, you can make the most of $5 beers and ciders. You can also have dinner at The Landing as their autumn menu including restaurant-quality meals along with banquets, so it doesn’t matter if you’re by yourself or with a group, you can all be 100 per cent satisfied with your meals.
Where: 1 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW
Bar Petite
Rustic surroundings, Bar Petit - Newcastle
Rustic surroundings, Bar Petit – Newcastle

For those who enjoy a nice acoustic number and a good cocktail in simple but elegant surroundings, get to Bar Petite in King Street for your next evening drinks.
This small intimate lounge bar is perfect for those looking to impress that special someone or who want to be able to savour some live music without the the interruptions that come with a pub-like atmosphere. Winner of the 2012 Award for Best NSW Bar, this eclectic masterpiece will provide you with a range of boutique beers and distinctive wines to relax your mood while you sink into your vintage-style chair and have your ears treated to some of the best local talent the area has to offer. The rustic surroundings of Bar Petite provide the perfect escape from the everyday madness of Newcastle and lets you appreciate an evening of afternoon drinks with co-workers or friends. Live music is only offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so you’ll have to contact the lovely staff at Bar Petite to find out what’s on before you head to this fantastic venue.
Where: 5/5 King Street Newcastle NSW
Depot on Beaumont
3 levels of fun at The Depot, The Depot on Beaumont - Newcastle
3 levels of enjoyment, The Depot on Beaumont – Newcastle

If you like a good yet cheap cocktail, simple yet delicious menu options and some of the best live music in Newcastle then you cant go past The Depot on Beaumont.
Are you looking for a place where you can go and appreciate a beautiful restaurant meal as well as a good night out with friends in Newcastle? The Depot on Beaumont offers everything from Spanish tapas to modern Australian a la carte cuisine, so you can snack away to your hearts content while you sip down a full-bodied wine, cold beer or your choice of $15 cocktails, including a blackberry and passionfruit sour – a popular favourite with regulars. Located 3km inland from the heart of Newcastle, this venue offers live music every Friday and Saturday night and more sombre-type blues beats on a Wednesday. So, it doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting with friends in the chilled out back lounge area or tucking into some tapas from the restaurant, you’ll be able to feel the music from all three floors of this epic venue.
Where: 104 Beaumont Street Hamilton NSW
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