Newcastle has to be one of the coolest locations to hang out at night. Home to an array of stylish, hip bars, whether your palate is partial to fine wine, craft beer, cocktails or whiskey, there’s a social hub for you. Check out some of our favourite Newcastle bars below!
Casa De Loco

The best cocktails, Casa De Loco - Newcastle
The best cocktails, Casa De Loco – Newcastle

For a cool and unique place to visit come dusk, pop over to Casa De Loco. Passionately run by a team of locals, this modern and vibrant Mexican restaurant and tequila bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends and enjoy a few drinks. Basically, if you love to eat, drink and party, make this your new hangout!
So the question is, do you like–or love–tequila? With more than 80 tequilas and mezcals in stock, many of which are sourced straight from Mexico, you’d be crazy not to try this epic beverage here. Whether you enjoy it quick and sharp, straight from the bottle or mixed up and stretched out in a glorified cocktail, the team at Casa De Loco have the perfect concoction for you. If you’re looking for a joint that oozes a cool and relaxing atmosphere, don’t go past this contemporary restaurant and bar.
Where: 10 Pacific Street Newcastle NSW 2300
The Hop Factory
Unique craft beer, The Hop Factory - Newcastle
Unique craft beer, The Hop Factory – Newcastle

Are you into your craft beer and looking for a new hangout? Located on the famous Darby Street, The Hop Factory is an awesome place to visit with friends for a night of unique beers, chilled atmosphere and modern decor. Gather here from 12pm to late, Wednesday through Sunday and taste some of the best Australian and international craft beer around.
Home to more than 20 taps pulling only the finest of brews, you’ll never get bored with this fantastic craft beer restaurant, that has locals flocking to it every night, rain or shine. If you’re thinking about sticking around, take a look at their delicious food menu that offers a selection of share plates, burgers, mains and sweets – all of which go perfectly with, you’ve guessed it – beer. Pop into The Hop Factory and say hello to the collective crew that make this craft beer restaurant such a great place to visit.
Where: 102 Darby Street Cooks Hill NSW 2300
The Bowery Boys
Chill out and indulge, The Bowery Boys - Newcastle
Chill out and indulge, The Bowery Boys – Newcastle

Named after a New York gang that was notorious for running the local cured meat and smoke houses, this hip joint certainly lives up to its name. If you’re looking for a spot where you can grab a delicious feast alongside a gourmet beverage, you’ve come to the right place. Situated on the popular Darby Street, whether you’re on a date, catching up with friends or keen for a crazy one, make this your destination.
Popular with a versatile crowd, The Bowery Boys offers a great welcoming atmosphere, which is perfect for a long evening of food, drinks and laughs. Whether you’re visiting to try some of their raved-about dishes, sample their extensive drinks list or simply chill out and enjoy the cool character and charm of this venue, you won’t be disappointed if you spend the night at The Bowery Boys.
Where: 5/107 Darby Street Cooks hill NSW 2300
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