Eat & Drink

Unwind after work with a cold one

The only thing better than relaxing with a drink after work is relaxing with a cheap drink after work. We've done our digging to find happy hours across Newcastle that aren't just good value for money, but where the drinks offering is quality.

Keep reading to check out some of the best happy hours Newcastle has to offer right now.

Adamstown Bowling Club

If you’re looking for a happy hour on a Saturday, the Adamstown Bowlo has you covered. From 1pm-3pm, sip $6 tap schooners, then from 3pm-6pm, grab a $28 cocktail jug.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

Bar Mellow

Not only does Bar Mellow serve delicious pasta, but it also has a great happy hour on offer – $7 selected beer and wine or a $12 Aperol spritz every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 4:30pm-5:30pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm-5.30pm.
Where: Ground Floor, 744 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Blue Kahunas

Head to Hunter Street's tiki bar Blue Kahunas for $12 tropical cocktails and $7 tap beers from 5pm-6pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Where: 3/146 Hunter St, Newcastle

Charlies Rooftop

You'll certainly be content when happy hour rolls around at Charlies Rooftop. Think $8 beers, $8 house spirits, and $16 Charlies Fizzers from 5pm-6pm Wednesday to Friday, and all day Sunday.
Where: 529 Hunter St, Newcastle

Customs House Hotel

Enjoy some post-work drinks that won’t break the bank at Customs – $8 Byron Bay Lager, Batlow Seltzer, Parisian martinis and margaritas are on offer from 5pm-7pm every Friday.
Where: 1 Bond St, Newcastle

Earp Distilling Co.

Kick back at Earp Distilling Co. each weekday from 3pm-5pm and enjoy an Earp spirit of your choice for $8. Want to take a bottle home? Take 15% off bottle purchases at the bar during happy hour.
Where: 41 Darling St, Carrington

Ginger Meg's

Ginger Meg's is the place to be on a Wednesday and Thursday night, with $14 cocktails, $7 tap beers, and a $10 bar food menu from 5.30pm.
Where: 212 King St, Newcastle

Merewether Surfhouse | Beach Bar

Grab a happy hour tipple and take in amazing views at Merewether Surfhouse. From 3pm-5pm Friday to Sunday, pop into the Beach Bar for a $15 cocktail, $8 Fellr watermelon seltzer and Better Beer Lager, and $5 tacos.
Where: 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether

Modus Merewether

Popular brewery Modus Merewether is all about variety in its happy hour, with the options of $7 house beer, wine, and spirits and $15 cocktails from 3pm-5pm every weekday.
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether

Shout Brewing Co.

Get down to craft brewery Shout Brewing Co. in Islington for sweet deals on a Wednesday – $8 Shout Keep Newy Weird West Coast IPA, $8 Tim Ward wines, and $15 margherita pizzas.
Where: 22 Clyde St, Islington

Susuru Ramen & Gyoza

Inner city Japanese fave Susuru Ramen & Gyoza is putting on happy hour all day on Fridays. So, no matter what time you go, you'll be treated to happy hour prices. Think Asahi, Kirin Ichiban, Okinawa Supreme, pinot grigio, or pinot noir for $6, and margaritas, lychee martinis, and espresso martinis for $12 each.
Where: 140 King St, Newcastle

The Blind Monk

Mondays are for Mexican at The Blind Monk, with $15 margaritas and $14 nachos on offer. Happy hour is also on from 4pm-6pm, so you can grab a few more cheap drinks while you're at it.
Where: 76 Beaumont St, Hamilton

The Edwards

Every Friday, The Edwards and Rudderless Records team up for Akasha Super Chill Sessions, featuring $7 Akasha Super Chill Pacific Ale and Lager, $16 jugs, $8 wines, plus $14 cocktails from 4pm.
Where: 148 Parry St, Newcastle

The Oak Tighes Hill

Fancy yourself a Sunday session? Funky pub The Oak in Tighes Hill is putting on a happy hour for the beer lovers – $5.50 domestic schooners from 4pm-6pm, every Sunday.
Where: 207 Maitland Rd, Tighes Hill

The Prince of Merewether

Happy hours are the name of the game at The Prince. On Thursdays, sip $10 signature cocktails from 6pm-8pm on the Balcony Bar; it's $10 Aperol hour (or two) on Fridays from 5pm-7pm, and drink $6.50 house wine, beer, bubbles, and seltzer from 3pm-5pm every week day. Talk about cheap!
Where: 1 Morgan St, Merewether

Urban Deli and Bar

Transport yourself to a European wine bar with Urban Deli and Bar's happy hour, on at 4pm-6pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Snag selected wines for $8, Aperol and Urban spritzes for $12, and selected beers for $6.
Where: 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill

Note: The above information was valid at the time of publishing. Please contact individual venues for up-to-date information.