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Newcastle Light Rail Pubs Map

How great is Newy! With its harbour views, beaches, parks, events cuisine and cafe' culture it would be easy to ask - 'What more could you want?'

Well, how about at least 23  incredible venues and hotels sprinkled along an easy to use, brand-new light rail corridor?

Ask and you shall receive - and we have a map to make life even easier!


1. The Albion Hotel


Alight at Newcastle Interchange

72 Hannell St, Wickham – 02 4962 2411. Hours: Mon to Thurs 10am – 12am. Fri & Sat 10am – late, Sun 10am – 10pm.

Located in Wickham opposite Newcastle Harbour and within walking distance of Newcastle Transport Interchange, the Albion Hotel has something for everyone including an award-winning bistro, domestic and international craft beers.

2. Lass O’ Gowrie


Alight at Newcastle interchange

14 Railway St, Wickham – 02 4962 1248. Hours: Tues 2pm – 10pm, Wed 2pm – 3am, Thurs 2pm – 2am, Fri 12pm – 3am, Sat 2pm – 3am, Sun 2pm – 10pm.

Known as Newcastle’s Cradle of Live Music, the Lass has long been a place to celebrate bands and musicians. Showcasing a plethora of weekly musical talent, the Lass has helped launch some of Australia’s most successful acts including the Gooch Palms.


3. The Cambridge Hotel


Alight at Newcastle interchange

789 Hunter St, Newcastle – 02 4962 2459. Hours: Thurs to Sun 7pm till late.

Winner of AHA’s Best Live Music Venue NSW two years running, The Cambridge Hotel is one of Australia’s most popular live entertainment venues for original bands and has hosted a variety of live acts from Silverchair and Hilltop Hoods to The Presets and The Black Keys.

4. King Street Hotel


Alight at Honeysuckle light rail stop

15 Steel St, Newcastle – 02 4927 8855. Hours: Fri & Sat 9pm – 3.30am.

King Street is Newcastle's largest nightclub and features three levels, six bars and the best national and international DJs week in, week out.

5. Argyle House


 Alight at Honeysuckle light rail stop

311 Wharf Rd, Newcastle – 02 4969 7247. Hours: Wed 9pm – 3am.

Every Wednesday night at Argyle House is Sweet Kicks, Newcastle’s biggest student party including free entry for SK student members, and student-priced drinks for all. Wednesday nights feature some of the biggest DJs from around the country and the world.


6. The Star Hotel


Alight at Honeysuckle light rail stop

410 King Street, Newcastle – 02 4023 8249. Hours: Hours: Tues - Thurs 11.30am,  Fri 11.30am – 1am, Sat 3pm – 1am, Sun closed April - Nov (opens every second Sunday in November). Mon - closed.

With one of the most famous, and infamous, histories in Newcastle, The Star Hotel has long been an icon of the local hotel industry, especially after the riot in 1979. While still paying homage to its colourful history, The Star is now a sophisticated, chic bar & restaurant that caters to those seeking something a bit special. The iconic hotel has been completely revived with a fresh new look that mirrors the refined style of Newcastle’s burgeoning drinking and dining scene, as well as bringing back & supporting a LIVE music culture to the venue and city.

7. The Honeysuckle Hotel

Alight at Honeysuckle light rail stop

Lee Wharf C. Honeysuckle Dr Lot 31 – 02 4929 1499. Hours: Mon to Thurs 10am – 11pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 12pm, Sun 10am - 10pm.

Housed in a shipping shed originally built in 1910 to serve as a general cargo wharf for the port of Newcastle, Honeysuckle Hotel boasts a unique combination of heritage features and the latest in modern and stylish trends bringing together two beautiful styles into one spectacular venue with impressive harbour views and waterfront dining. Featuring regular live music and special events, Honeysuckle Hotel is one of Newcastle’s premier venues.

8. The Dockyard


Alight at Honeysuckle or Civic light rail stop

13/1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle – 02 4915 6558. Hours: 11am – 10.30pm.

The Dockyard enjoys the unique combination of a friendly bar, with stunning harbor views and the waterfront ambience of the Honeysuckle precinct. With a large selection of beer, wine and delicious cocktails paired with great food and a warm welcome, you will find what you need for a great day or night out at The Dockyard.

9. The Clarendon Hotel

Alight at Civic light rail stop

347 Hunter St, Newcastle – 02 4907 6700. Hours: (Bar) Mon to Tues 11am – 1pm, Wed to Thurs 11am – 11pm, Fri to Sat 11am – 12am, Sunday – closed. (Restaurant) Lunch Mon- to Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm, Sat to Sun – closed. Dinner Mon to Sat 5.30pm – 9m. Sun – closed.

Unique to Newcastle, the Clarendon combines boutique hotel rooms upstairs with modern dining and an art deco bar downstairs. For business or for pleasure, the relaxed atmosphere of the Clarendon is the perfect venue for all your accommodation and entertainment needs.


10. Finnegan’s Hotel

Alight at Civic light rail stop

21 Darby St, Newcastle – 02 4926 4777. Hours: Tues to Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri 11am – 2.30am, Sat 6pm – 2.30am. Sun & Mon closed.

Finnegan’s Hotel is located on the corner of Darby and Kings streets in the centre of the Newcastle CBD. Home to Newcastle’s first Jamaican restaurant, Winnie’s - and two levels of entertainment including local and touring DJs, Finnegan’s will keep you entertained all night long.

11. Hotel Delany


Alight at Civic light rail stop and walk up Darby Street

134 Darby St, Newcastle – 02 4929 1627. Hours: Mon to Sat 10am – 12am, Sun 10am to 10pm.

Positioned in the heart of Newcastle, The Hotel Delany has been a community icon and destination for generations. Affectionately known by the locals as the “Del”, the hotel prides itself on local knowledge, because they are also locals. The Del’s bistro boasts generous portions and quality ingredients, while cheerful staff serve up delectable drinks with a soundtrack of local live music.

12. The Cricketers Arms Hotel


Alight at Civic light rail stop and walk up Darby Street

62 Bruce St, Newcastle – 02 4929 3041. Hours: Mon to Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 12am, Sun 12pm – 10pm.


The Cricketers Arms is an iconic Newcastle venue, designed to be a people's pub in the urban hub of Cooks Hill. Nestled amongst greenery in a prime location it has something to offer for everyone. The venue has a large wrap around bar, a dedicated sports area, abundant space for private functions, and a restaurant with seating for up to 100. The food served is a combination of delicious pub favourites, local seafood and chefs specials. The wine list has a good selection of premium local products and there is a vast selection of tap beer and other beverages.

13. The Oriental Hotel


Alight at Civic light rail stop and walk through Civic Park, left onto Laman St, right onto Corlette, then right onto Bull St.


53 Bull St, Newcastle – 02 4929 1130. Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm – 12am, Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 12pm – 10pm.

The Oriental Hotel is a funky little local pub with a relaxed atmosphere, lots of live tunes, a gourmet pizza kitchen, and cold beers. 


14. The Commonwealth Hotel


Alight at Civic light rail stop and walk through Civic Park, left onto Laman St, right onto Corlette, then right onto Bull St.

35 Union St, Newcastle – 02 4926 2680. Hours: Mon to Sat 10am – 12am, Sun 12pm – 10pm.

Built in 1882, and first called the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the hotel’s name was changed to the Commonwealth Hotel in 1901 to celebrate Australia’s federation. Locals past and present affectionately know the hotel as simply “the Commo.” With 15 beers on tap, 50 different wines and a bistro named winner of 2018 AHA’s Best Casual Dining Venues in NSW, The Commonwealth has something for everyone.

15. The Lucky Hotel


 Alight at Crown Street light rail stop


237Hunter St, Newcastle – 02 4925 8888. Hours: Mon to Sun 10am – late.

The historic venue opened its doors in 2014 as ‘The Lucky Hotel’ following major renovations.  Today, the hotel proudly boasts an iconic façade which has been carefully restored to its original grandeur, a central courtyard, bar, gaming room, restaurant and 30 modern boutique suites across level 1 & 2.  The Lucky Hotel is equally striking as it is charming and is bound to win the hearts of Novocastrians and visitors alike.


16. The Crown & Anchor Hotel


 Alight at Crown Street light rail stop

189 Hunter St, Newcastle – 02 4927 1138. Hours: Sun to Tues 11am – 12am, Wed & Thurs 11am – 1am, Fri & Sat 11am – 3am.

The Crown & Anchor offers a place to relax and enjoy great pub food, live sports on big screens, live music on the weekend and weeknight fun such as trivia, rock n’ roll bingo and stand-up comedy. Upstairs, premier dining restaurant Sprout offers a tastefully renovated fine dining experience with a casual vibe.

17. The Queens Wharf Hotel


Alight at Queens Wharf light rail stop

150 Wharf Rd, Newcastle – 02 4929 6333. Hours: Mon to Sun 10.30am – 10pm.

Situated on the harbour, the Queens Wharf Hotel overlooks the water so you can sit and watch the passing ships and take in all Newcastle has to offer. Upstairs you will find the "Skiff Bar" with gorgeous raised ceiling rafters and a cocktail menu to die for, or you can pop downstairs to relax inside the main bar. The hotel also offers live entertainment with fantastic solos, duos, bands and DJs on the weekends.

18. Customs House


Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop

1 Bond St, Newcastle – 02 4952 2585. Hours: Mon to Sat 11am - late, Sun 11am – late.

Located on Newcastle’s Harbour Foreshore, and housed in the original Customs House built in 1876, Customs House Hotel is now one of Newcastle’s most exciting eating, drinking and entertainment venues, incorporating a ground floor restaurant and bar, harbour-side beer garden and extensive functions paces for up to 350 guests.


19. The Great Northern Hotel

Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop

89 Scott St, Newcastle – 02 4077 3910. Hours: Mon to Sun 11am – 11pm.

Recently renovated to showcase the building’s heritage art deco style, The Great Northern Hotel has long been a treasure of Newcastle’s East End. With a great bar space for drinks with friends, and a restaurant serving lunch and dinner every day, the Great Northern is well worth a visit. The hotel also has a dedicated sports bar and gaming area.


20. The Grand Hotel


Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop

32 Church St, Newcastle – 02 4929 3489.


Hours: Mon to Thurs 10am – 10pm, Fri 10am – 11pm, Sat 11am – 11pm. Sun closed.

The Grand Hotel combines the charm of yesteryear with the vibrance of modern times into a hotel that caters to the social crowd and more mature professionals alike. Inside there are two great bars for a quiet drink, a function room for larger events, a superb bistro with the tastiest food for lunch or dinner, and tidy accommodation upstairs for short or long-term stays.


21. The Grain Store  


Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop

64-66 Scott St, Newcastle – 02 4023 2707. Hours: Tues to Thurs 11am – 10m, Fri & Sat 11am – late, Sun 11am – 9.30pm. Mon closed.

The Grain Store Craft Beer Café is a specialised restaurant that has been restored to the beautiful Warehouse venue it once was. Located in Newcastle’s food and cafe hub of the Historic East End, with high ceilings, art deco tiling and timber flooring, it is the perfect site for the craft beer focused restaurant it now is. The Grain Store boasts a tap list totalling 21, featuring 100 per cent independently owned and 100 per cent Australian brewed, craft beers, making it one of the largest craft beer tap lists in Australia.



22. Bar Petite


Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop.

5 King St, Newcastle East – (02) 4929 3033. Hours: Mon to Thurs 4pm – late. Fri to Sat 12pm - 12am. Sunday, 12pm – 10pm.


Bar Petite is Newcastle's original tapas lounge bar. Nestled under the Novotel in King Street's Royal Plaza, Bar Petite is quaint, intimate, and distinctively unique among Newcastle's Bars. With a rustic, French-boutique style it is warm and comfortable and has been designed as the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the delectable indulgences of great music, food, wine and cocktails.


23. Rustica, Newcastle Beach


Alight at Newcastle Beach light rail stop.

2/1 King St, Newcastle (02) 4929 3333. Hours: Lunch Thu – Sun / Dinner Mon - Sat.

Meaning 'rural' in Italian, Rustica was inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining and the spice of North African cuisine. Rustica is a restaurant that places a strong emphasis on honest, superior-quality produce, while also offering stunning views over Newcastle Beach. The wine list is supportive of some great Hunter Valley wineries, as well as offering other regional and imported selections. Inside, the interior features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and foreign locations.

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