Whip out the flapper dress, dust off the top hat and slick back your hair. You’re all primped up and ready for a fairly adventurous night out on the town. Step out in style, kick back and get nostalgic at some of Newcastle’s most swinging hotspots – and all that jazz!
Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel is a great place to really kick it old school. Established in 1891, the Grand Hotel is one of Newcastle’s oldest pubs. Combining old-world architectural charm with modern furnishings and a vibrant atmosphere, this is an excellent place to start any crawl. Settle in for a meal, grab some drinks and join in for trivia on a Wednesday night or one of the raffles on Friday. What better way to kickstart the weekend than by winning free beer?
Where: 32 Church St, Newcastle, NSW
Red Baron’s Lounge Bar
If the Victorian Era isn’t quite your thing, then you could always take a small step forward in time and visit the Red Baron’s Lounge Bar. The lounge oozes 1920’s glamour, with music hand-picked from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to recreate the smoky sophistication of the golden era. Sit back with with friends and colleagues, take in the sights of the bar and just enjoy the Red Baron Lounge Bar’s surroundings. Priding itself on quality service and atmosphere, Red Baron’s Lounge Bar serves Eastern European tapas-style plates and elegant cocktails, surrounded by a unique beauty that will truly transport you to a different time.
Where: 31 King St, Newcastle, NSW 
Reserve Wine Bar
For connoisseurs, wine lovers or those who simply enjoy drinking in a bank-turned-bar establishment, Reserve Wine Bar can’t be missed. You can settle in and enjoy some nibbles, take in the picturesque setting and listen to classic ambient tunes, however it will be the Reserve Wine Bar’s award-winning selection of wines that’ll get you warm and comfy on these chilly winter evenings. Deeming themselves the “Grape Emporium”, Reserve Wine Bar is the place to satisfy your craving for reds, whites and everything in between.
Where:102 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW
Finnegan’s Hotel
For a classic night out with drinking and dancing, take a trip to Finnegan’s Hotel. You’ll find everything you need, any night of the week. Hearty meals, drink deals and entertainment to keep the good vibes going all night long. On weekends, Finnegan’s Hotel plays host to an array of local and touring live acts, as well as DJ’s to keep you on your feet till the wee hours of the morn.
Where: 21–23 Darby St, Newcastle, NSW 
What’s your favourite nostalgia-filled location in Newcastle? Let us know in the comments below.
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