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All aboard for some beats and eats at The Station

After a successful launch last Friday, the eclectic Bar Eats n Beats event at The Station is shaping up to be a regular ‘must-do’ on the calendar.

Organisers Danielle Mayes and Nat Brown said the opportunity to help breathe new life into the former Newcastle Train Station site.

“We are really thrilled to be involved – there is nothing else like The Station in Newcastle, which is what attracted us to create an event for this amazing space,” Danielle said.
“Our event is about people and experiences, and we know from running Twilight Food Market Feast Fest at Speers Point Park and at Blacksmiths Beach, that good food, good music and good people make a winning combination.”

Every Friday, you can find food trucks offering sumptuous international cuisine, creative market stalls, live and local music as well as a free kids’ zone for both the young and young at heart, making this a great way to se in the weekend with the whole family.

The Station also has a licensed bar with an array of local craft beer and wine.

“This Friday our music line up includes Charlie Luckman, Paul Nickerson and Dynamite Duo,” Nat said of this week’s festivities.

“We will also have some great food on hand with paella, sliders, Mexican, dumplings, Greek, Gozleme, Argentinian BBQ, Vietnamese, slow cooked meats, loaded fries, crepes, pancakes, churros and more and make sure you bring the kids as we will have a special zone for them.”

There is also plenty of parking near The Station with free street parking from 5pm. The closest carparks include Newcastle Foreshore, Bolton Street Carpark and King Street Mall. There is also free parking at No 2 Sportsground from 5pm and the light rail runs regularly from the Interchange into the city.

Friday Bar Beats and Eats

The Station – Corner Watt and Scott streets, Newcastle

Fridays 4pm-10pm

Written by Newcastle Live

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  1. Its the same old, safe, tired food stalls though. Nothing new. The station would be great as a dark kitchen to invite those who don’t have/peddle the same food trucks at every single “eat” event in the Newcastle area to match the buzzwordery of the above article. But even then the queues are painful and not worth waiting around for.

    Are the same sad food trucks mostly located in the gravel area again? Didn’t match the hype to have to wait in an asbestos filled hole for 20 minutes for a hot dog on a stick for what is essentially just an opportunistic PR spree as a false spruiking of it’s faux-popularity that doesn’t do justice for the venue’s actual true potential. And the beats? I’ve heard more consistent quality from part-time indie myspace users 15 years ago compared to whatever this white noise is to distract from yelling, screaming kids.

    The station is best experienced during the day when there are no events, no kids, no annoying hype and bringing your own lunch.

    When will The Station be allowed to be a hive of innovative events and culture? When the dinosaurs that run it dismiss their haute-groupthink, me thinks.

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