Support local and buy your alcohol from one of these businesses

Newcastle is blessed with plenty of great spots to buy booze, whether it be wine from the Hunter Valley or interesting varieties from all over the world, craft beer brewed right here in the city, or local gin.

Are you looking to stock up on alcohol? Try our guide to Newcastle's independent bottle shops, distilleries, and breweries.

Bottle Shops

Artisanal Cellars

Artisanal Cellars is home to local and international acclaimed wines, spirits, and craft beers. The store often hosts pop up cellar doors for local wineries, and even has a whole wall dedicated to gin. The team has heaps of experience in the hospitality industry, and they won't hesitate to find you what you're looking for.
Where: Shop R17/169/185 Hunter St, Newcastle

Digger’s Bottle Shop

Visit this independent bottle shop in Hamilton South for a range of weekly specials, plus a great range of local and international drinks. Digger's Bottle Shop often has spirits and pre-mixed drinks you might not have seen anywhere else!
Where: 18 Hassall St, Hamilton South

Sessions at Valentine

Sessions at Valentine is all about providing quality drinks and outstanding customer service. Drop in and chat to the team, who are keen to help find you an obscure beer or funky gin. Keep an eye out at Christmas for its beer advent calendars.
Where: 1/70 Dilkera Ave, Valentine

The Prince of Merewether Bottle Shop

This drive-thru bottle shop has an ever-changing array of handpicked wines, craft beer, and an eight-tap growler station with a constantly rotating range of takeaway beer. Plus, you'll always discover a new wine when you pop into The Prince of Merewether Bottle Shop.
Where: 1 Morgan St, Merewether

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Tighes Hill Cellars

Tighes Hill Cellars is full of carefully picked wine, spirits, and craft beer, with an emphasis on locally-produced drinks. The team is active on Instagram, so keep an eye on their page for pop up tastings, cocktail recipes, and a few hot tips about the drinks they stock.
Where: 1 Tighes Tce, Tighes Hill

Vera Wine

Since bursting onto the scene in 2022, Vera Wine has become a much-loved spot for sourcing local, natural, and fine wine. Owners Florence and Josh are passionate about wine, and they've created a haven at Vera Wine for both wine experts and wine amateurs alike. Make sure you stop by on Saturdays for a wine tasting that changes up weekly.
Where: 67 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop

Conveniently located for Lake Macquarie locals, the Warners at the Bay bottle shop has over 1000 beers, a five tap growler station, over 300 wines, 250 spirits, plus a range of Hunter Belle cheeses! If you’re not local, they even deliver right to your door.
Where: 320 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay


FogHorn Brewery

FogHorn is a stalwart of the Newcastle craft beer scene, and its beers are available takeaway in Growlers and Squealers. Keep your container, and bring it back for a refill when you're ready!
Where: 218 King St, Newcastle

Good Folk Brewing

Family owned and run, Good Folk Brewing has become a Beaumont Street favourite since opening in 2022. With beers including Danny's Wedge IPA and Normal Beer, every beer lover is sure to find something they like at Good Folk.
Where: 80 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Grainfed Brewing Company

Grainfed Brewing Company has become a respected name in local brewing since starting in 2012, and in 2022, it finally opened up its own space in Lambton. Stop by to pick up some beers, or find them in plenty of local bottle shops.
Where: 1/52 Young Rd, Lambton

International Beer Collector

This local couple and their business are known for their quality beer range, hand-selected from small European breweries. Sign up for their membership or purchase a special gift pack!

Method Brewing

Independent and locally-owned brewery Method Brewing makes some excellent brews including a pale ale, a new world IPA, and a hazy pale. Head into its Islington location and make a beeline for the fridge to stock up on Method Brewing to enjoy at home.
Where: 18 Maitland Rd, Islington

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Modus Brewing

Enjoy one of Modus Brewing's quality beers in their airy, light-filled space in Merewether, then take them home with you to keep enjoying. You'll often find Modus' brews at local bottle shops, so keep an eye out!
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether

Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.

For those of you in Port Stephens, you can’t go past the crowd favourite, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. Or, browse the whole Murray’s range online and get it delivered to your door no matter where you are.
Where: 3443 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm

Shout Brewing Co.

Shout Brewing Co has become a local favourite on the craft brewing scene, with beers like the Mullet Pale Ale delighting beer enthusiasts. Stop by its Islington brewery to stock up on your favourite beers.
Where: 22 Clyde St, Islington

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Styx Brewery

Named after the creek that runs through Newcastle, Styx Brewery not only makes a core range of beers and limited release brews, but it also makes a range of gin and rum too. Grab them online to enjoy at home.
Where: 97 Wilson St, Carrington


Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy make small-batch, artisan wine, with grapes sourced from different wine growing regions across Australia. Shop their wines online to try something a bit different.

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Inner City Winemakers

Inner City Winemakers is a pretty unique spot – it's not often you find a winery in the middle of a city! Visit the cellar door in Wickham to try its wines and pick up a bottle or two, or shop the whole range online.
Where: 28 Church St, Wickham


Earp Distilling Co.

Earp Distilling Co. has become a pioneer of the local distilling scene since opening in 2019. Choose from gin, vodka, rum, limoncello, and absinthe, and keep an eye out for the distillery's ever-evolving range of spirits.
Where: 41A Darling St, Carrington

Newcastle Distilling Co.

Newcastle Distilling Co. is known for its small batch vodka, gin, moonshine, liqueurs, and single malt whiskey. Stop by the tasting bar and bottle shop in Warners Bay to shop the full range of spirits, or shop online, including refill packs!
Where: 2/218 Macquarie Rd, Warners Bay

The Farmer's Wife Distillery

If you're a gin lover and you've yet to sample The Farmer's Wife Distillery's gin, what are you waiting for? With four gins for each of the four seasons, you can find them at their distillery door in Allworth, online, or at plenty of good local bottle shops.
Where: 1378 The Bucketts Way, Allworth

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Newy Distillery

Newy Distillery is a local craft distillery offering a huge range of spirits, including gin and vodka. Keep an eye out for its special releases, like Candy Cane Vodka – perfect for your Christmas celebrations. Shop online or at its bottle shop.
Where: 13-14/17 Aluminium Cl, Edgeworth

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