The Union Hotel Newtown

Rebecca Varidel
22nd Mar 2021

The Union Hotel is located down the far end of King Street, closer to St. Peters station than Newtown station. We've always been a fan. We've seen bands. We've drunk beers (and there are 22 rotating taps) and other bevvies - the spirits back bar is impressive! particularly the gins!! Check on the mixers because while stock standard, The Union Hotel also serves "the fancy stuff" such as FeverTree tonic - you just gotta ask.

Just a bit over five years ago, The Union Hotel introduced food. The menu has been evolving, but what a good job of great pub nosh at a good price that won't hurt the pocket. Tasty finger food, Union pub offerings have fries on the side.

2021 we've loved the Wham Bam Lamb Roll ($18), comforting lush from the Burger Buns menu. Declared by my mate, his no. 1 choice.

Golden Standards favourites' is the Fish Tacos ($18) - the fish is crumbed and crispy fast fried, the sauce finger lickin' good. That's my top tip.

Other best buddies come for the Snacks: Mac N' Cheese Balls are to swoon for and don't feint - only 9 bucks. Best bargain. But also utterly crunchy crispy delish! The best way to prop up the bar...

You can also rely on the Salt and Pepper Squid ($14) as a drinks companion.

Laid back, with a mixed age patronage, The Union Hotel is also the comfortable kind of place you'd be happy to know is your local. For a drink. For a feed. And for those of us that aren't exactly local, The Union Hotel is where we want to come for a casual night out, or to meet before the New Theatre Newtown, just up the road.

Good vibes. Good times.

Union Hotel
576 King Street, Newtown

Hotel opening hours:
Mon - Wed 10am - midnight
Thu - Sat 10am - 2am
Sun 10am - 10pm


Mon - Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thur – Friday : 12 – 3pm; 4pm - 9pm
Sat midday – 4pm; 5pm - 9pm
Sun midday – 3pm; 4pm - 8.30pm