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Where to sip mulled wine in Newcastle this winter

Mulled wine might just be one of the best inventions in the realm of drinks – you mean to tell me that I can sip something in winter that’ll warm my hands like a cup of tea would, but it’s also alcoholic?! Genius. 

Frankly, I wish Newcastle would make like Europe and sell mulled wine on every street corner when the temperature drops, but thankfully some local venues have got the right idea. Keep reading for our short but sweet guide to where you can drink mulled wine in Newcastle this winter.

The Blind Monk

The Blind Monk is a very apt place to be sipping mulled wine this winter. Cosy furnishings, a moody colour palette, and ye olde paintings on the walls – you’ll feel like you’re in a bar in France warming your hands on some of The Blind Monk’s hot, spiced wine.
Where: 76 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Good Nights by Good Brother

Rug up at cafe-turned-bar Good Nights by Good Brother on a cold night and order a glass of mulled wine. Perfectly spiced and a fitting accompaniment to Good Nights’ delicious shared menu, it’s one to sip while you’re hanging out with friends and listening to live tunes in this intimate bar.
Where: 40 King St, Newcastle

Mad Poet

Time to sidle up to the bar at Mad Poet and get yourself a charcuterie board paired with a mug of mulled wine for $12 a pop all winter. The mood is set by the vinyl spinning on the record player, and the conversation is always flowing, making Mad Poet the ultimate spot to warm up this winter.
Where: 537 Hunter St, Newcastle West


Martha has just kicked off Nightcaps and Beats, a late night offering that combines warming winter cocktails with beats by local DJ. One of these cocktails is a small batch Vin Brule – a toasty, spiced mulled wine.
Where: Belmont 16s, The Parade, Belmont

The Oriental Hotel

Mulled wine and pizza might be an unconventional pairing, but we can’t think of something we’re more excited to indulge in on a chilly night. At The Oriental Hotel, order a mug for $8, choose your favourite pizza from the Ori’s menu (we’re going for the Rosemary Spud, just FYI), and settle in for a cracking evening.
Where: 53 Bull St, Cooks Hill

Urban Deli and Bar

We’re very partial to an evening of good wine and scrumptious European-inspired dining at Urban Bar and Deli, so when we saw that the team was ladling up mulled wine, we got very excited. Pair it with a bowl of Urban Deli’s pasta and you’re in for a treat of an evening.
Where: 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill

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