If you’re anything like us here at Newcastle Live, you’ve been rejoicing in the return of longer sun-drenched days and balmy nights. The time has come to crawl out of our hibernation holes, and lap up the warmer weather in all its sunshine-y, smile-inducing, beach-goin’ glory!
Whether you’re looking for the hottest bars, a new place to chow down, the best events and live music, or some fun for the whole family, this Ultimate Guide has got your Summer days sorted!
‘Tis the season to treat yourself (while momentarily forgetting calories exist) and let the good times roll well into the night. Here are a few of our favourite Summery places to wine and dine…
Watch the sunset waves roll in…
We think a view like this speaks for itself…
You can’t go past this Newcastle institution for an ice cold beer after a hard day at the beach. Added bonus: post-beach sandy feet are totally OK if you stick to the balcony!
Ben & Harry’s (at Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club)
Open Friday from 6pm and Sunday from 12pm, not only is this one of the best beach bevvie locations, but these guys are serving up some seriously good food.
Food, glorious food!
Honest food created with flair. The portions are very generous at a steal of a price-point, so you definitely won’t leave this place hungry!
This new kid on the block in Carrington is offering up some delicioso authentic Mexican made from scratch and served up street-food style. The literal translation of ‘antojitos‘ is ‘little cravings’, and we assure you, this place will leave you with more than a few little cravings to visit again!
This east-end icon has certainly transformed since its days as the corner fish ‘n’ chip shop, but – fear not – fresh fish is still the specialty! Scotties’ cute courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset dinner under the palms.
If you like piña coladas… (or margaritas, or mojitos, or martinis…)
With a ‘Drinker’s Digest’ menu of 86 cocktails strong, and some of the most inventive ‘cocktail of the week’ creations we’ve ever seen, there’s a reason why Newcastle named these guys as the cocktail kings.
A sophisticated speakeasy, with a flair for the finest whiskey and classic cocktails, and home to some of the friendliest bar staff in Newcastle. If you’re feeling a bit indecisive (like we always are when it comes to picking a cocktail), just tell them your favourite flavours and they’ll point you in the right direction.
This place will keep you on your toes with their ever-changing cocktail selection, but the consistency of quality and creativity never wavers. If the cocktail you loved last week isn’t on the menu this week, never fear! We assure you, there’s always something equally – if not, more – delicious for you to discover.
LIVE AND LOUD
Our top picks for live entertainment over the Summer…
The best gigs this summer
Get in the Christmas spirit at one of the the many carols events in the region!
19 + 20 December | The Cambridge Hotel
The coming months are looking great at @cambridgehotel with all genres covered do no excuse not to see some live music at the home of live music The Cambridge Hotel. All tickets at www.thecambridgehotel.com.au @atcr_band @screamfeeder @troykempmusic @hartsmusic @halestormrocks @limecordiale @fortay_at_large @hauiebeast @screamingjets @itsnedkelly @barneykatokato @dadda_decaf @confessionhc @deadcityruins @strayfromthepath @neckdeepuk @piercebrothersmusic @turnstiletribe @booseeka @bootlegrascal @lyallmoloney @makethemsufferau @thegoochpalms #noonedoesitbetter
9 January | The Lass O’Gowrie
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15 – 24 January | Newcastle Entertainment Centre
16 January | Lizotte’s Newcastle
Richard Clapton is gracing us with his presence. Telling stories of a life time with an intimate and stripped back performance tonight and tomorrow. Only 6 ticket available. Call 49562066 to book your seats now!! #lizottesnewy #dontmissout #oldmates #anintimatenightwithrichatdclapton
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16 January | The Cambridge Hotel
22 January | The Cambridge Hotel
News just in… @sureshaker has something for the trophy room. A limited addition 12 inch Vinyl with 1 track track from all the SHAKER family will be travelling with us on the tour in Jan/Feb.. Boom.. Loving the artwork on this puppy put together by the wingnut clan
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