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10 beer gardens that are perfect for outdoor drinking in Newcastle

What is it about the beer gardens that we love so much?

Is it sitting outside in the fresh air? The shared tables? The atmosphere? The leafy greenery and festoon lighting? Whatever it is, a beer garden brings a different edge to your afternoon or night out.

After a long day at the beach, work, or with the kids, the hunt for the right beer garden begins. From the big and boisterous to the more boutique here's our list of 10 beer gardens in Newcastle.

Hotel Jesmond

Where: 182 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond
Hotel Jesmond is the perfect place for all ages. The dedicated Bistro area provides a sophisticated spot for a mid-week feed or birthday celebration. Sports fans you'll be pleased to know there's a whole area to kick back and watch the races or the footy.

The semi-outdoor beer garden provides the perfect mixture of sun and shade with the most inviting and impressive greenery spaces I’ve ever seen in a pub, making it a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal, whether the sun’s shining or the rain is pouring. Think Palm Springs meets Melbourne, making it the perfect spot to sit back with a bevvy in hand with a group of mates, enjoy the live sport or try your hand at a game of pool.

The Burwood Inn

Where: 77 Berner St, Merewether
Whilst smaller than most, the Burwood’s beer garden has a slightly more sophisticated feel to it with a beautifully constructed garden canopy and an award-winning menu to complement.

Greenroof Hotel

Where: 71 Tudor St, Hamilton
Created with a party vibe in mind this Hamilton hotel knows how to create a fun outdoor drinking space that's been used for so many different purposes including outdoor cinema and markets.

Royal Crown Hotel

Where: 94 Ocean St, Dudley
Relaxed and easy going this much loved Dudley pub has a fab beer garden space that is much loved by families and those who enjoy a beer under the stars.

The Lucky

Where: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle
Whilst it’s technically inside and comes with a roof The Lucky have been able to create a beer garden vibe. Whilst it’s technically inside and comes with a roof The Lucky have been able to create a beer garden vibe.

The Lass O’Gowrie

Where: 14 Railway St, Wickham
Known for its quirky music scene, The Lass has become an institution among Newcastle locals. Enjoying some bevies in the spacious beer garden can feel more like you’re catching up with friends in a mate’s backyard.

Sydney Junction Hotel

Where: 8 Beaumont St, Hamilton
Complete with wooden picnic tables, beer garden bar, and retractable roof which means rain, hail or shine you can enjoy alfresco drinking and dining. The festoon lights and umbrellas bring a breezy vibe that makes for the ideal space to get social.

The Maryville Tavern

Where: 71 Lewis St, Maryville
Whilst there's a roof there's nothing indoor about this beer garden. There's loads of room to get social in and with an awesome menu it makes for the perfect place to have a couple of beers.

Customs House

Where: 1 Bond St, Newcastle
Right on the famous Newcastle foreshore customs is your perfect outdoor scene for a few bevies. Lounge on the day beds or sit under the umbrellas next to the fountain and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and views of Newcastle Harbour.

The Commonwealth Hotel

Where: 35 Union St, Cooks Hill
Built in 1880, this place is still thriving with life. Their stunning beer garden is sure to make you feel right at home whether you’re enjoying a few drinks with mates or dining out with the family.

Hotel Jesmond

182 Newcastle Road, Jesmond, NSW, 2299

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