From hidden treasures to delicious surprises, Newtown is an enticing destination. Enjoy music and comedy at the Enmore Theatre, enjoy craft beer in microbrewery Young Henrys, browse designer and vintage boutiques, peruse book stores, and savour many flavours along tasty King Street.

  • Martin Luther King mural, Newtown
  • Inner Sydney King Street, Newtown

About Newtown

Discover colourful and unconventional Newtown, a vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood with a thriving music, theatre, design and restaurant scene. King Street is a delicious ‘eat street’ and cool shopping strip, with a marvellous range of designer boutiques, vintage stores and specialty shops.

Only 10 minutes from the city centre by train, Newtown borders the University of Sydney and is home to rows of restored 19th century terrace houses. Restaurants and cafes are dotted along King Street, Enmore Road, Australia Street and in neighbouring Erskineville, Enmore and Stanmore.

Young Henrys, Newtown

Oscillate Wildly, Continental Deli Bar Bistro, and Hartsyard are in Newtown and feature in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. Stanbuli in Enmore and Sixpenny in Stanmore feature, too. As for classic colonial pubs, the Court House Hotel in Australia Street has a lovely beer garden.

The hip vibe of Newtown pulsates in its small bars, cool cafes and craft breweries. Taste exquisite cocktails at Corridor, find the hidden gem Brewtown Newtown and its steampunk coffee machine, and savour seasonal ales at Young Henrys Brewery, a microbrewery with an inviting tasting room.

Gigi's Pizzaria, Newtown

Stroll along King Street for more attractions, from the cavernous Gould’s Book Arcade to designer fashion. The southern end is nicknamed SoKi, short for south King Street. Leo Monk Handbags and All Buttons Great and Small are SoKi institutions. Enmore Road is a popular shopping strip, too.

The beating cultural heart is the Enmore Theatre, where some of the best musicians and comedians perform. Check out The Vanguard for chilled-out jazz and performance art and the King Street Theatre for the avant-garde performances. Newtown’s calendar entices with exciting events.

  • Black Star Pastry, Newtown

    Food and Wine

    Wander along King Street and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that line Newtown's main thoroughfare. Enjoy a cocktail in a funky bar or watch the world go past with a cappuccino or latte in hand at one of the suburbs numerous cafes.

  • Newtown Festival, Newtown

    Arts and Culture

    Stop by one of Newtown's art galleries or creative arts centres and delight in the areas local artistic talent through many temporary and permanent exhibition spaces. Watch a play or a gig at the theatres and live music venues on Enmore Road or King Street.

  • Fashion and Shopping, Newtown

    Fashion and Shopping

    Discover hidden treasures such as designer fashion, quirky homewares and unique gifts in Newtown's eclectic mix of shopping spots. Immerse yourself in the world of retro, vintage and alternative fashion or find your next favourite read in one of the suburb's many book stores.

  1. All Buttons Great and Small

    If you were wondering where Nicole Kidman's buttons from Moulin Rouge came from, or where the fasteners on the Bananas in Pyjamas tops came from, look no further than Newtown's All Buttons Great and Small. Providing a...

  2. Beehive Gallery

    From bags and jewellery to pottery and paper crafts, everything found inside Newtown's Beehive Gallery is made by hand. More of a group of small galleries within one storefront, the King Street store features a...

  3. Better Read Than Dead

    In the heart of the King Street shopping strip and an area staple for more than 15 years, Better Read Than Dead treats the neighbourhood to regular community and author events and a reading room perfect for book...

  4. Blue Dog Posters

    The largest online poster shop in Australia, Blue Dog Posters' lone retail location is right in the heart of Newtown up the road from the train station and right at the heart of the King Street shopping district...

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