5 reasons why Battlesticks is Newcastle’s best waterfront bar

If you’ve ever found it a battle deciding where to go for a great night out in Newey, lead the convoy to the waterfront and set up camp at Battlesticks at Scratchleys! We did and here are 5 reasons we think it may just be the best waterfront bar in town.

The View

It doesn’t get any more waterfront than these views. While you’re perched quite literally on the water, with the iconic coal ships as the backdrop, it’s possible you will feel like you have left the wharf behind you. The floor to skyline windows makes a trip to this local waterfront bar feel like a seaside escape.

Live Music

At a time where the live music scene in Newcastle is taking a battering, it’s reassuring to see Battlesticks committed to showcasing local musos. You will find live local acts five nights a week at Battlesticks so rally the troops and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a drink with friends.

On the bill each week you’ll find local artists like Nick Connors, John Larder, Audie Franks and Wesley’s Edge.

The Food

Prepare to attack some incredible food at Battlesticks, all made to share with friends.

The menu is predominantly tapas style and although you will find some of your favourite traditional Spanish tapas dishes here, there are also some tantalising menu items with Asian and Italian influence. Even your fussiest friends will find something they like on this menu with dumplings, salt & pepper calamari, haloumi, arancini to choose from.

Happy Hour

Bring your battalion because these prices are genuinely affordable.

With happy hour specials that include $6 tap beers and $4 glasses of bubbly, what’s not to like? If you’re pulling out the big guns and having an all-nighter, their late-night specials might pique your curiosity… $5 Absolut vodkas and $10 cocktails are just part of their late-night promotions. Or if a Sunday sesh is more your style, the $20 Corona or Hills Cider buckets need to be part of your next weekend.

It’s a little bit fancy

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But not so fancy you can’t afford to sink a few with your comrades.

When you enter the freshly renovated space with luxurious finishes and views, you’d be forgiven for thinking that “It’s gonna cost ya”. The real surprise is that the food and drinks menus are surprisingly inclusive.

Don’t let your parent’s (or dare I say grandparent’s) love of Scratchleys give you any misgivings! Battlesticks is Scratchley’s young fashionable cousin who has just swanned into town. Everyone wants to know them and we are all checking them out!


So what are you waiting for? Book your spot at Newcastle’s best waterfront bar.

200 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW Australia
Phone: 02 4929 6989

Written by Newcastle Live

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