Returning to its roots and bringing live tunes to the laneway
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BY ANNABEL ROBINSON
The Star Hotel is without a doubt an icon to Newcastle’s local pub scene. Built in 1885 by The Cameron family, its history is as long as it is interesting and that history continues with new owners moving on in.
For those who haven't visited in a while what you discover is a sophisticated bar scene that serves up an impressive handcrafted cocktail list, along with
beer and wines together with a tasty new menu, that's ideal for an afternoon drink or long lunch.
Whilst those loose, rock n' roll days may be just a distant memory, the history of the Star will always live on. A glance at the walls reconnects you with
the Star of old and those famous riots days. But it's not all lost, because the music's back!
Wanting to take it back to its roots the Star Hotel plans to become one of Newcastle’s premier live music venues, again, and it's all starting with...
Jazz in the Lane
Launching on Sunday 11th November, The Star will be bringing Jazz to their Laneway!
Every second Sunday there will be a mix of both classical/contemporary & improv Jazz in the laneway - as well as incorporating trios like Audio Collective featuring DJ + vocals + saxophone.
Together with the jazz will be a pop-up Aperol bar onsite and coinciding with the re-naming of the laneway - "Spritz Lane". A perfect way to spend each Sunday afternoon as the warmer months arrive.
As of January 2019 The Star will start hosting Newcastle's first piano duelling event. Setting up in the bar two local artists will go head to head with one another playing requests from the audience on two grand pianos. The interactive concept is all about audience participation and brings together music from the 60’s right through to modern day hits in a fun and lively environment.
Whether you’re looking for a night out with your friends, or perhaps a romantic dinner for two then the Star Hotel makes for the perfect place to meet.