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What’s on: Newtown Hotel’s Bazaarre Bazaar folk markets

Newtown Hotel’s Bazaarre Bazaar folk markets arrive on Saturday 17th August from 10am.

The Newtown Hotel is set to transform into a folk market for the best of the inner-west creatives.

The Bizarre Bazaar will kick off at 10am on Saturday 17th August, with stalls taking over both the bottom floor of the pub and the Tiki Garden.

Stalls will range from the classics such as record stalls, vintage clothes and crafted and handmade goods. Wander around, grab a drink and enjoy the atmosphere along with music from some of Newtown’s finest folk acts. The venue will be serving $5 Tacos and $6 Young Henrys for the occasion.


What’s On: Free transfer to Newtown Hotel for everyone worth $40

Need a change? This June and July The Animal and Newtown Hotel invites you and your friends to the other side of town for a $40 Greek feast with the a FREE ride on them!

Not too shabby, as we have to be honest the taxi journey can often put you off when travelling to suburbs beyond your walking reach…

Located in one of the city’s best food and wine precinct, the Newtown Hotel’s $40 Greek feast deal offers an ‘anything goes’ vibe served up alongside dishes such as spit-roasted goat, lamb and pork as well as an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian share plates. To get you there in style The Newtown Hotel has teamed up with premium taxi service UBER, offering transfers to and from the hotel up to the value $40 for FREE for you and your friends.

WHEN: Throughout June and July.
WHERE: 174 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042

COST: $40 per person which includes your Greek feast and a Uber (up to the value of $40)

BOOKINGS: Call to make a booking on 9557 6399





It’s Thursday night, and the weekend is crawling into sight. The room is dimly light, the whisky is flowing freely and there’s a thumping bluesman reminding you that sometimes life is an unfair prospect. But not tonight. Tonight is filled with liquor and promise; blues that lifts you up instead of dragging you down, and a bar that seems half a world away from where you were when you stumbled in off the street.

From the swamps of the deep south to the inner suburbs of Sydney comes Miss Peaches, a southern blues bar that serves up the most authentic soul food and the finest range of booze this side of town. So it makes perfect sense for us to nab the best blues player in the country, Ray Beadle, to soundtrack your evenings here, too.

As Sydney swings into winter, Ray Beadle will be warming the corners of Miss Peaches every Thursday evening from June 27, and as always, entry will be free. Ray Beadle and his incendiary live band, the Silver Dollars, are sure to get your toes tapping and your shoes shuffling with classic Rhythm and Blues straight out of the South, featuring the sweet sounds of legends such as Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and Robert Johnson.

Beadle’s unassuming virtuosity, raw-yet-rounded style of playing and musical knowledge is unrivalled, and his distinguished career accomplishments only paint a portion of the picture: Beadle has wailed with the best in B.B King’s club in Memphis, channelled the devil at Buddy Guy’s Blues Club in Chicago, and is a regular fixture at Byron Bay’s Blues and Roots Festival. In 2010 Beadle cleaned up at the Australian Blues Music Awards, taking out Best Song, Best Album and Best Male Vocalist.

As Australia’s best blues player, it’s only natural he’d want to settle into Thursday evenings at Sydney’s finest southern blues bar, and we’re thrilled to have him along for the ride. This will be the real deal; just don’t tell too many people – we don’t want things to get too heated in here.

Event: Ray Beadle Live At Miss Peaches
What: Ray Beadle and the Silver Dollars
When: Thur 27th June and every other Thursday
Price: FREE!
Where: Miss Peaches, 201 Missenden Road, Newtown
Hours: 6pm – 12am

Social Spy** Miss Peaches invites y’all down, y’hear?

4 June 2013, Miss Peaches , Newtown

Last night, Sydney Social was invited to the media launch of Newtown’s latest addition, Miss Peaches. Now let me tell you, there ain’t no foolin’ a southern girl when it comes to a fine southern establishment, and Miss Peaches did not disappoint!

Miss Peaches is a blues infused bar with music to match, southern classics as cocktails and an soul kitchen to churn out homemade, filled with love, comfort food. Miss Peaches lures you in with neon florescent lighting, just like a night critter. From gumbo, to ‘Purple Drank’ and holy mother of mac n’ cheese sliders, I practically could have died and gone to deep-fried heaven. It’s the closest you’re going to get to yo mamma’s cookin’ this side of the Mississippi, and in this hemisphere for that matter!

Guests can expect DJ sets by Jack Shit, Soup, Yo Gritto DJs (FBI’s Dusty Fingers/Straight Arrows/Kill City Creeps), DJ Flash Back and Hot Grits DJs (Mr. Gramaphone Man/Tackle Shack).

It takes a brave soul to recreate “real” grits outside the bible belt, but much to the delight of my tastebuds—they were finger lickin’ good. In the nature of true southern hospitality, they even offer some vegan dishes, so no excuses!

Miss Peaches is the latest establishment by creative hospitality team Richie Haines, Marty Routledge and Luke Della Santa and features Head Chef Ernie Priestley and Bar Manager Jimmy Snelgrove. The team is well known for their offbeat and authentic approach to hospitality that includes venues The Vic and The Projects Enmore.

You can check out the new venue from Wednesday June 5, 5pm – Midnight.
Miss Peaches, Level 1, 201 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042

Betsy Oyler is a contributing writer for SydneySocial. She hails from the bluegrass state of Kentucky and can talk Bourbon and baked beans for days.




Social Spy** Rebirth of the Marly, Hotel Marlborough launches Garden Bar

1May 2013 Hotel Marlborough, Newtown

The Marly invites you to come play in its garden

Last night, Sydney Social was invited to the VIP opening of Hotel Marlborough’s new Garden Bar in Newtown.


As the name suggests, The Garden Bar is an outdoor courtyard (heated during the chillier months) that has been opened up and transformed, showing off an indoor/outdoor hangout like no other in Newtown. The interior hosts a wild mash of styles, from feminine and romantic, green and organic, to edgy exposed brick and providing a stark contrast to the Marly’s classic exterior.

Fun, fruity cocktails were served alongside tray after tray of backyard classics by new Head Chef, Ernie Priestley. Having previously worked at the Abercrombie Hotel, Norfolk Hotel, Keystone, Merivale and Universal, Ernie has packed the menu with classed-up pub favourite, heaps of vegetarian offerings and old school Aussie classics such as fish fingers and a cheese platter. We highly recommend the fried scallops!



The new refurb plays up the garden theme with lush greenery, a sweet assortment of candy colours and a whimsical love seat. Touches of exposed brick and pops of lipstick are part of the overall re-launch of the Hotel Marlborough. “We have respected the heritage of the venue on the exterior, restoring heritage cream tiles and specially hand blown green tiles – but new venue like the Garden Bar will sit a long way from what the old Marly offered,” said Paddy Coughlin, CEO of the Riversdale Group.




The Iconic establishment has a rich history with more than 150 years of trade. “I love the history of the Marly, and it’s a great looking pub. It lost its way in recent years though so we’re going to give it a fresh new focus, and the timing couldn’t be better. Newtown is undergoing a massive resurgence in terms of pubs and clubs and as biggest and one of the best positioned in the area we’re looking forward to leading the charge for change,” adds Paddy.

The night could not have been more perfect for a night in the new Garden Bar. A full house of media and VIPs and celebs including Roy Billing, Michelle Leslie and Adam Zammit, Sally Singleton, Callan Ward, Jon Giles, Stephen Coniglio, Dom Tyson, Phil Davis, Toby Greene, Stephen Gilham (AFL Players, GWS Giants) partied with Singo, Paddy Coughlan, Ned Kelly, Mark Carnegie and Geoff Dixon in celebrating the re-birth of the Marly.

The Garden Bar at the Hotel Marlborough is open from 12PM – very late seven days for a cheeky backyard bevvie and burger

Hotel Marlborough – 145 King




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