There are those who hold being thrown out of the Townie as a badge of honour, since the staff are notoriously understanding of the youthful high spirits that accompany a night out. With a late, late licence and conveniently situated but a hop, step and a woozy stagger from Newtown train station, it's an integral part of the community. Downstairs the regulars sip at their Bulmers and bet on the horsies during the day, but there are few nights when the younger locals fill upstairs and down. The kitchen upstairs serves bugers and the balconies offer refuge for those who still enjoy nicotine with their alcohol. The bars are well stocked in spirits and have a range of beers on tap (the aforementioned Bulmers cider being a firm favourite alongside the standard Coopers, Pure Blonde, and Tooheys), but the reason you'll come is less for the drinking and more for the socialising: a recent reintroduction of live music along with regular indie/punk club nights, not to mention Sydney's best music trivia contest every Thursday, mean that your new best friend is probably perched on a stool upstairs right now.
|Venue name:||Town Hall Hotel||Contact:|
326 King St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat 10am-5am; Sun 10am-midnight|
Average User Rating
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Awesome pub keeping local music alive with good priced drinks and friendly bar staff. The sound (of the live music) is always great here, done professionally and competently. heaps of different areas for eating, listening, smoking, playing pool or pokies.
Great little gem of Newtown. Friendly/helpful staff and friendly people and always plenty of activity, have grabbed a nice meal upstairs and a game of pool or chill with friends in the beer garden. I'm not sorry to say I am addicted to the meat raffle night. Great live music and a recent facelift has exposed some of the old school original building and has opened it up a lot more. Definitely worth a visit, you wont leave disappointed. :)
Great supporter of live music, friendly and courteous staff who are always up for a bit of good banter (when they aren't flat out serving). Recent renovations have dressed the place up a little and the sound system for bands is awesome as is the engineer.
Absolutely adore this pub! Awesome bands are always playing on the weekend. The bar staff are beyond brilliant, they always bring a smile to my face when I see them. The bouncers make sure no dickheads ever get in, which is so important being open until so late in Newtown. Fantastic large smoking section. Never feels over-crowded even when it's packed.
Upstairs there's a little balcony that's perfect for people watching, and it's easy to forget the time on the ledge balcony at the back. The frequent live music downstairs always has something new and exciting happening. It's easy to ignore the pokies - and easy to hide in them! There's a lot going on at the Townie, and there's a time for everyone. You can find the best people here too, both behind the bar and when you've just popped in for a drink or two with a book.
Great venue but very unfriendly "Bouncer" on the door last night. He was quite rude and not at all welcoming . Can Townie please bring back the previous guy. Thanks Shamus B