Newie has had a lot of makeover during the past few years, but it is still a great place to hang day or night. The courtyard is great (when it's not jam packed), the upstairs is cute with the van and the balcony, foods decent, booze is unpretencious. Shame you can't smoke at all upstairs though which is my only qualm but it is probably a good thing for the non-smokers!
Once upon a time, when Newtown was, in the words of the bearded, tattooed population of barista's and BEERista's, there was a bar called The Freeky Tiki which was SOOOO sick - it was kinda of like a deep house remix of Lionel Ritchie's All Night Long sung by Rihanna with loads of graffiti and alcohol.
Anyway, The Tiki soon became The Newie or The Newtown Hotel, if you're fancy.
Let's start with staff cause that's probably my favourite thing about this place. Staff are wonderful. I have never had a single bad experience with anyread more