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Best bars in Newtown

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“If you don't want to queue outside this burger bar that's more popular than a pop-up puppy party catered by Messina, timing is everything. Get in early for any chance at a table, or wait until the dinner rush has worn off – well after 9pm, but there are still no guarantees. Territory is hard won here so barricade yourself in with baskets of fried chicken and bottles of natural wine (ask for the list from behind the bar) once you get a seat.”
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Beer Garden
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“The beautiful thing about this old boozer is that it’s a pub designed to facilitate a good time on your terms. Want to sit up at the bar with a huge plate of fish and chips and watch back-to-back AFL games? This is the best place for it. Prefer to sink your tip money in pinball machines while you annihilate jugs of Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and Young Henrys Newtowner? Right this way. ”
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“Once you've graduated from smashing jugs of beer at your local it's time to crank up the drinks quality substantially and order the best cocktails in Newtown at this low lit bar with a New Orleans voodoo vibe. Earl's Juke Joint is all class. It's built to outlast all the Saturday nights Newtown can throw at it, the drinks list is spectacular and the vibe stays at a potent simmer.”
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Brewery
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“So, the inner west is apparently the nucleus of Australia's craft brewing scene. Young Henry's is amongst the oldest and most loved. Get here (and to all the other local breweries via the HOHO (hop on hop off) bus that operates Sundays. https://daves.com.au/sydney/inner-west-hop-on-hop-off-bus/”
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Australian Restaurant
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“Creative sharing plates and small dishes served in an industrial-chic bar and restaurant.”
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Spa
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“Hip, two-level indie bar with meat banquets upstairs, pub grub downstairs & a buzzy beer garden”
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Bar
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“ Great Mon-Fri happy hour, really friendly staff, small but fun bar for an afternoon drink!”
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American Restaurant
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“Refined American and Southern US food in a buzzy space with cool, minimal decor and hanging lights”
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Pub
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“Cocktail jugs and hearty food in a bar with an open street view, plus a vibrant, leafy beer garden. ”
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Pub
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“Trusted beers and wines are available and the menu speaks to the modern pub-goer. Antipasto boards and vegan options sit alongside regular pub classics. The iconic local pub is synonymous with live music, street art and Sunday sessions”
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Wine Bar
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“What we like about the folks at Corridor is that they're friendly and down to earth. They're just doing what they do and they're doing it well: long necks of Coopers pale, simple mixers (get ‘em to do you a ginger beer with rum and limes), local wines by the glass (in red and white!)... you get the picture.”
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Restaurant
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“This cheese bar/restaurant makes no bones about the fact that the first thing you’re likely to notice is the pungent odour of a ripe Roquefort. After all, it is named for the UK’s most fetid-smelling cheese, which is redolent of “a rugby club changing room” according to judges at Britain’s Smelliest Cheese Championships in 2009. This Stinking Bishops has an altogether more pleasant fragrance, though: sharp, edible and oh so cheesy. Come for a wedge of Marcel Petit Comté from France and the washed rind Stinking Bishop from the UK and stay for the whole baked camembert served with bread-and-butter pickles, vegetables and sourdough or the French Onion Mac ‘n’ Cheese that’s so cheese-heavy we ch”
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Dentist's Office
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“Smokehouse fare and craft beer in an art deco pub with quirky, handmade decor and a rear garden.”
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Pub
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“Good food, drinks and atmosphere. This place is buzzing most nights and they do some great pub food - Chicken schnitty anyone? ”
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Bar
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“Fun, sprawling bar with 3 floors, including a rooftop terrace, for burgers, steaks and cocktails.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Live gigs, cocktails and tap beers in a small, dimly lit joint praising rock 'n' roll and blues.”
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