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Newtown Hotel

Newtown Hotel

Newtown Hotel, King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

Newtown Hotel is a hipster bar that's popular with the queer community thanks to weekly drag shows. The bar has an indie vibe complete with pool tables, cheap but delicious cocktails, and fun trivia nights. This hotel itself is one of the most iconic venues in the city, and it has been welcoming a diverse clientele for years.

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