Leadbelly

The venue formerly known as The Vanguard has reopened as Leadbelly. The ramshackle charm of The Vanguard is still in place, and the venue hosts free live music four nights a week (Thursday to Sunday).

Leadbelly is a second venture by the team behind Tipple Bar & Bistro in Surry Hills, who wanted to bring a new home of live music to the people of the Newtown area.

Their aim is a focus on music that is local, fresh, and predominantly free. They've kept the stage, sound and basic set up of the previous venue, but it's evidently a new place with a different style and different ambitions.

The bar and kitchen can keep punters happily fed and watered, and there are exciting future plans for a dinner-and-show set up. For now, the small tables on the balcony level provide a lovely option for taking in the music at a relaxed distance.

Check their website or Facebook for upcoming shows and happy hours

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42 King Street
Newtown
+02 9557 9409

Mon – Sun 7pm – late