The Kent Hotel

Order a beer at the bar, Kent Hotel - Newcastle
Order a beer at the bar, The Kent Hotel – Newcastle

The Kent Hotel is a triple threat in Newcastle with its venue serving as a bar, pub and hotel. Once you put your foot in the door you will notice that the presentation and interior is custom designed from head to toe. With a whopping four bars, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to ordering a drink with friends. Locals and tourists are united in their appreciation for this establishment’s great food, music and drinks. Flooded with regulars during the weekend nights, grab your mates early and head over to The Kent Hotel to order drinks at the bar.
Where: 59-61 Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303
Customs House
Enjoy a unique setting, Customs House Hotel - Newcastle
Enjoy a unique setting, Customs House Hotel – Newcastle

If you are looking for something that is a bit more upscale then check-in to one of Newcastles historic buildings – Customs House Hotel. Don’t make the mistake of avoiding the bar because you don’t want to run into drunkards on the way to your room, their gourmet bar menu and drinks will have you siting back in a comfy chair as you enjoy the scenic views of the harbour. The Custom House Hotel features multiple areas to socialise and drink, including the beer garden, verandah, pool room and Oyster Bar, so there is plenty of space to sit back and relax if you have the time. This establishment will shortly become your home away from home, with its welcoming atmosphere and hospitable staff who are at your service throughout the day.
Where: 1 Bond Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Queen’s Wharf Hotel
Have a drink with a view, Queens Wharf Hotel - Newcastle
Have a drink with a view, Queen’s Wharf Hotel – Newcastle

Sitting right on the wharf, Queen’s is a staple for those wanting a bit of breeze with their beer. Watch the ships move through the water as you pass the time with conversation between friends. They have two bars to choose from, helping you to easily transition from day to night. Take the time to have a drink at their Skiff Bar, located upstairs, and enjoy its fantastic interior design while looking through their endless cocktail menu. Tonight from 4.30pm, you can wind down as the week comes to an end with $12 cocktails and live music at sunset. So, call your friends and plan Friday night drinks at this local venue as you listen to soothing vocals and acoustic guitar.
Where: 150 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 2300
The Clarendon Hotel
Order a few with friends, The Clarendon Hotel - NEwcastle
Order a few with friends, The Clarendon Hotel – NEwcastle

Clarendon’s four star accommodation has individuals flying in from interstate just to get a piece of the action in Newcastle. A combination of boutique style rooms with an art deco bar downstairs is the perfect choice for the younger crowd travelling in groups. Finding a low-key bar to have drinks at after work has never been so easy as you slide into the comfy leather seats or enjoy the view from the beer garden. They also have a range of lunch specials on throughout the week, so if you are a bit peckish then have a look at their $12 lunch special menu before ordering that martini.
Where: 347 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
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