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The Koutetsu

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published December 18th 2018
Steel Yourself For A Good Time
Bar, nightlife, quirky, cocktails, Newcastle
The street frontage (image JW)


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.

Bar, nightlife, decor, Newcastle, cocktails
Dark not dingy (image JW)


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.

Newcastle, nightlife, bar, beer, cocktails, entertainment
Drinks for all (image JW)


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.

Newcastle, bar, cocktails, nightlife, entertainment, alcohol
Plenty of choice! (Image JW)


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.
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Why? Cocktail creations
When: Wednesday to Saturday 4pm till midnight, closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Phone: 0431 760 025
Where: 555 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Cost: Cocktails from $18
Your Comment
I love this style of bar. Looks perfect for just chilling and talking, before, during, or after a night out.
by Michael Genrich (score: 2|990) 88 days ago
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