Dark and sophisticated with a signature cocktail list
You'll feel like you've unearthed something pretty unique when you enter The KoutetsuSee our handpicked guides to Newcastle
As I open the heavy black door and step inside Koutetsu, my eyes take a few minutes to adjust to the darkness, at first I can’t see anything, but as my eyes flicker in and out of focus a magnificent bar unfolds in front of me.
Three years of planning by owners Chris and Christoph have gone into this bar and boy can you tell, from the fit out, to the drinks menu Koutetsu is no
overnight sensation. These guys are old hands in the hospitality industry both in Sydney and locally and their experiences have combined to bring this
spectacular bar to life.
They built nearly everything in-house themselves including the tables, booths and furniture, along with recycling a lot of items from the demolition, including the bar that is made from the old ceiling joists and recycled bricks from the doorways used to build the front of the bar. This old building has been reincarnated many times since being built in the 1920’s from a Design School, Pawnbroker, Second Hand Shop and for the past five years it has been solemnly sitting empty.
So where is it you ask? Well the guys have released the address so not so secret any more.