AHA Newcastle and Hunter Pubs Gig Guide

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Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Shaka

Argenton Hotel, Argenton

Friday, Shaka, Zachary Israel. Saturday, The DuoTones, DJ Tone. Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, The Way

Bar Petite, Newcastle

Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Adrienne

The Bay Hotel Motel, Bonnells Bay

Saturday, Sidetracked

The Beach Hotel, Merewether

Saturday, The Black Sails. Sunday, Sunday Avenue

The Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Friday, Troy Kemp

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Sunday, Pistol Pete

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Project X

Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Hornet

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, The Way. Saturday, Early Daze

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Love Deluxe, Jun Wan, Monday Morning, NoFrills (glass house). Cactus, Smoke & Rain, Sunday Avenue (warehouse). Saturday, Tomas Truban, Nathaniel Garry, Ben & Tomek (glasshouse), Corpus, Bec Stevens, Shady Nasty, Suburban Haze (warehouse). Sunday, Neighbourhood Youth, Binge, Indigo Bloom

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Romney Watts. Sunday, Early Daze

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Paparazzi

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Phil McKnight

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Tim Broadway

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Angie

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Zac and Ben

Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Code Red

Crown and Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Ryan Daley, DJ Urby

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Jake Davey

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Matt McLaren

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Ash Mountain. Saturday, Hellbent

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, V-Dubs

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, Sundays Record Duo. Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Louis Burt

Finnegans, Newcastle

Friday, TIG, Benny B. Saturday, Lady Lauryn

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, The Bad And The Ugly. Sunday, Little Cents

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Deuce

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, J.J King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, The Michael Griffin Quintet

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Joel Oakhill

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Overload

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Mucho Sonar, Prehistoric Douche, The Grounds. Saturday, Foemen, e4444e, Skyepaint, Wzrd Scrs, dot.organ

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Code Red. Saturday, Bonny Rai, Misbehave. Sunday, Tim Rossington

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, The Years

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Darren Rolling Keys

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Josh & Liv

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Shivoo

Hotel Wangi, Wangi

Saturday, Lee Rolfe

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Kristy Coote. Saturday, Tim Rossington

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, The Smarts

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Benson - Fridays at King. Saturday, Kinder - Saturdays at King

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Hayden Johns

Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Holly Mae

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Wine Tasting Day, State FX

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Planet of the 8's, Hawkmoth, Drugmother, Jesmond Roundabouts. Saturday, Hey Lady!, Bitchcraft, Chicko Rollmodels. Sunday, Kristen Lee Morris

Lemon Grove Hotel, Wallsend

Saturday, Murray Byfield

The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar

Saturday, Mick Jones

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Jamie Martens

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, The New Cool Duo. Saturday, Alias

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, The Faves

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Sami Cooke. Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Greg Bryce

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Steve Werren

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Bobby C

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday LO'99 (Night Bass Recs) // Deeper Fridays. Saturday, Torren Foor (night Bass) NEWY Saturdays

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Josh Callaway. Saturday, Jack Evans

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Shivoo

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Jason Bone, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Pete McCredie

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Glen Harrison

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, Overload

Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Friday, DLove Duo. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Phonic Trio, Ty Penshorn. Saturday, The Andy Show, Echo. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Sun Hill Drive

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Fatman

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Matt Scullion

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Stiletto. Sunday, Stu Morrison

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, Jam Night

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Counterpart

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, TK. Saturday, DLove Duo, Two Fires Chisel Show. Sunday, Tim Rossington

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Russell Snape. Saturday, Zane Penn

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Friday, Moose Blood (UK), Hundredth (US), Sleepeaser. Saturday, Torren Foot, Kurtis Elms, Hooey, Will Freeth, Hayden Shepherd

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Kevin O'Hara

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Imogen Clark. Saturday, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs. Sunday, Port to Airlie semi-final 1.

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Greg Bryce

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Kevin O'Hara

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Alias Duo

Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Mick Jones

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Mardmax

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

Saturday, Pocket Aces

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Milestone. Saturday, KJ + Dave. Sunday, Witchlock, Ron Knight & the Daze Band



Uni Thursdays at Hotel Jesmond

Free BBQ at 6pm sharp. Members draw from 6pm - 8pm. Footy on the big screen. $100 Floor Draw. free pool + comp. Cheap drinks. Free bus now with tracker with the Jeso app. DJs from 8pm

Italian Night at The Beach Hotel

A fantastic night of Italian cuisine , drinks and entertainment.

Women's Health Week 'Tealight Night' Event at Bar Petite

Hosted in a beautiful, candlelit Newcastle venue, Bar Petite and with a panel of notable women speakers this peaceful event will be a celebration of the women in our lives. Come listen to Melissa Histon, Vicki Webber and Tracy Lofberg as they talk about their uniquely different lives and self-care routines. This panel discussion hosted by Sherynne Smith is sure to help us find ways to become empowered around our own health and self-care and ways we can be more supportive of each other as women.

Fixation Hop Lovers Dinner at Gran Store

Following on from the IPA Day event in August, Grain Store is rolling into its first ever ‘Hop Lovers Dinner’ featuring a full line-up of various incarnations of IPA’s from Fixations all new brewpub ‘The Incubator’ in Collingwood. Be the first to sample these beers outside of the new venue. The kitchen team will prepare an amazing menu to highlight the unique flavours and aromas that the wonderful beer beast IPA beholds.


Open-Mic Night at The Shaft Tavern

ARE YOU.... An aspiring Alan Jackson? A promising Pink? A budding Beyonce? A fledgling Fleetwood Mac Then get to the Shaft Tavern Elermore Vale. Keen to hear your songs in big sound with a band? Or maybe just come jam with some fellow musicians? There will be a house band with guitar and keys provided but feel free to rock out on stage solo as well. All genres welcome, originals encouraged. Bring on the vibes the musicians and more importantly the music!!!

House band: Eddy Tolhurst- Guitar, Violin Mick Rippon- Double Bass Lucas Newitt- Drums Also provided: Keys and Guitar Signup: 7.30pm Friday Knock Off at Hotel Delany

Every Friday evening from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Pre-order a $40 platter selection before Thursday 4pm, every offer is accompanied by a complimentary bottle of sparking or bucket of Coronas.

SPY V SPY at Tea Gardens Hotel

Don't miss Aussie band Spy V Spy, featuring Voodoo Express


Wine Tasting Day at Lakeside Village Tavern

Help raise money for Variety NSW by enjoying a great afternoon of wine tasting. Just $20 per ticket.

Ales for Bales at Anna Bay Tavern

Head to Anna Bay Tavern for an afternoon of live music, cold beer, raffles with amazing prizes. All money raised will be given to farmers in desperate need.

South African Food and Rugby Night at Shorty Pub

Transport yourself to magical South Africa with South African Food and Rugby Night! On Saturday the 8th of September, you can enjoy a three-course banquet menu featuring everything from Vetkoek to Venison Sosaties whilst enjoying the Wallabies vs. Springbok rugby match.


Splitters Comedy ft. Mitch Garling

Head down to the Crown and Anchor for the monthly Splitters Comedy show showcasing the best stand-ups from around NSW including Newcastle locals. With affordable drinks and great value food, is there any better way to spend your Sunday night?


Hot Wing Challenge at The Gunyah

If you think you've got what it takes, head to The Gunyah to take on a bucket of their spiciest wings. Battle it out in the first 20 people to take home your very own T-shirt.


Greek Night at The Duke of Wellington

Greek Night at The Duke of Wellington. Wednesday 12th September. Greek food, music, dancing, and raffles! Proudly raising money for Variety Club. $60 per person for a table of 10, includes 7 courses with matched drinks.

4 Pines Craft Beer Dinner at Caves Coastal Bar

Executive Chef, Will O'Brien has crafted a delicious 5-course canapes menu, matched perfectly to six great beers from the 4 Pines Brewery. 4 Pines was built on throwing convention out the window, using alternative methods to measure success. and having fun while they work. Tickets are only $60

Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits

Student Night at The Argyle House

Free entry for students and $5 drinks all night.




Thursday, 6 September

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 7 September

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 8 September

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

  • The Station Hotel, Kurri - second Saturday of the month

Sunday, 9 September

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 12 September

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 6 September

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 7 September

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm

Monday, 10 September

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • Junction Inn Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Tuesday, 11 September

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 7pm

Wednesday, 12 August

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 7pm

  • The Kent Hotel, Hamilton from 7.30pm

  • The Regal Hunter Hotel, Tenambit from 7pm



Thursday, 7 September

  • Abermain Hotel, Abermain - drawn at 7pm

  • Australia Hotel, Cessnock from 10am

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont - drawn at 7.30pm

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton