Bar / Restaurant -
Greek / Pub Food
Why locals love it
A place as large as this could wind up feeling cavernous - overblown and echoey - but there's something intimate about the Newtown. Locals come to while away the hours over ice cold beer and succulent Greek cuisine. But there's plenty more to keep them entertained, with cheap chow downstairs, movie screenings during the week and DJs on weekends.
Why you should visit it
Behold, the new Newtown Hotel. A recent facelift of monumental proportions has seen this prime piece of real estate - once a dingy gay pub - transformed into a two storey powerhouse. Drink the day away on the upstairs veranda, if you can get a seat. If not, no worries. You can laze inside at one of the many booths. Or downstairs in the beer garden.