The Newtown Hotel re-opens this Friday… here’s a sneak peek.

I was excited to be asked if I’d like to have a ‘sneak peek’ at the Newtown Hotel renovation before the official opening this Friday (19 October)! How could I refuse? The Newtown Hotel is 130 years old so this facelift is long overdue. A significant nip and tuck has done wonders for this iconic Newtown landmark.

Some of the highlights of the renovated Newtown Hotel include the reconstruction of the 80sqm balcony that was taken down over 100 years ago, a private dining caravan (yep! you read correctly!), the Greek style pub eatery called ‘The Animal’ and a cinema.

The ground floor has been revamped and features a large central bar, high booths and Chesterfield lounges and you can’t help but notice the giant Michael Jackson hand, sourced from a collector in LA, which hangs from the ceiling. There’s plenty of room for entertainment including local bands and DJs and the photo booth beneath the big lips is sure to be loads of fun. On hot Summer nights, the beer garden will definitely be a hotspot in the Hotel, and there’s plenty of entertainment to be had in the games room with a pool table and pinball machines.

No surprises when I tell you that I was instantly drawn to the great art painted on the walls by artist including, Skulk, Birdhat, BafCat, Ox, Nico, Resan and Page Thirty Three. It’s great to see the hotel supporting local Inner West artist!

One level up you can grab a bite to eat at the rock inspired Greek eatery ‘The Animal’. The casual dining venue will offer an all day menu with shared plates. If you’re after a more intimate experience or want to celebrate a special occasion, there is a private dining room in the form of a retro caravan completely decked out with purple velvet chairs and a black and white checkered floor.

For me, the big draw card is the fully restored balcony which runs the length of the first floor providing a great outdoor space to kick back and enjoy a drink with friends while watching King Street pass by.

So I guess you all know where I’ll be on Friday night. See you there!


The Newtown Hotel
174 King Street, Newtown
9557 6399
Monday – Saturday: 10am-Midnight
Sunday: 10am – 10pm

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  1. DebThompson says:

    Hi all am so looking forward to join staff and icencee,to the Grand Opening of the Newtown Hotel the refurbishment looks fantastic from the Pics,and some good reviews from different media.Trust all runs Smoothly for you all on the day/evening – no luck needed i’m sure.

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