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A dark moody cocktail bar licensed for 60 patrons awaits behind an interesting window. The Koutetsu is housed in a 1920s building that has operated as a design school, pawnbrokers and second-hand goods shop.
Koutetsu is a Japanese word for steel and is a nod to the decor as well as the 'Steel City' of Newcastle. The industrial decor is comprised of exposed concrete and brick, dark timbers and private nooks defined by steel mesh.
The cocktail menu changes regularly and is provided as a CD cover. Most cocktails are around $20 and are made with skill and top quality ingredients. If you feel like something different just let the guys know what you like and they will invent a cocktail to suit you.
This secret speakeasy-style bar is a great option for pre or post dinner drinks and is suitable for couples as well as groups. They offer a limited snack menu of gyozas to accompany the huge variety of drinks options.