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Indulge in the best whisky from Australia and around the world with a range unparalleled anywhere in Newcastle. A novice to the wonder of whisky? Ask our knowledgeable staff about our entry level range or try one of our whisky flights.


Bartholomew’s is the largest Whisky Bar in Newcastle and the Hunter. It boasts an impressive whisky wall with over 300 whiskies from around the world including Australia, Scotland, Ireland, America, Japan, India, Canada, France, Wales, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and even Israel. With such an extensive range of whiskies, there’s something for everyone.

Whisky tasting Flights

You can spread your wings with one of Bartholomew’s whisky tasting flights. Sample based on region or style, including their World Whisky Set where you can find out for yourself the unique characters of the best-known whisky nations.


More Than A Whisky Bar

If the finest scotch, bourbons and whiskies aren’t enough to whet your appetite, then there is an equally as impressive array of craft spirits from Australia and around the world. Select from over 180 gins, rums, vodkas, tequilas and more.

The cocktail list has been curated by master mixologist Ryan Duck. Ryan has crafted his own creations and included all the classics to ensure that whether you are starting or ending your night at Bartholomew’s it won’t soon be forgotten.


Happy Hour

4-6 PM Wednesday to Friday is happy hour. Receive $2 off all tap beers, wines or house spirits.

The Home of the Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival

As you can probably imagine, with such an impressive venue, and selection of whisky and spirits, Bartholomew’s is the natural choice for a whisky festival. Starting in 2019, the Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival is the largest of its kind in Australia. With 40 stalls, and hundreds of spirits available for tasting, it attracts more than 600 whisky lovers every year. A true showcase for the best whiskies from around the world, and the best whisky bar in Newcastle. Check out for more information.

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About Bartholomew’s

Bartholomew’s is a 1920’s themed bar and restaurant located at Newcastle NSW. It is celebrated as a sophisticated whisky, cocktail, and craft beer destination and is host to the largest selection of whisky and spirits in Newcastle. The bar has rows upon rows of whisky and craft spirits, decadent specialty cocktails and beer by Australian craft masters. Bartholomew’s offers free function room and event spaces for both business and private use. Canape and platter menus are available.

The restaurant has a stunning lunch and dinner menu curated by celebrated executive chef Jeremy Fahy. The venue is complete with chandeliers and leather-bound lounges. Regular entertainment including cabaret dinners, live jazz, whisky masterclasses, high teas and more are offered.

Bartholomew’s is open from Wednesday to Sunday with varying hours. You can make a reservation here

Got a question or have a special requirement? We would love to hear from you. You can contact us here

Get In Touch

We have received numerous rave reviews for our cocktails, food and service. So come visit us today. We're conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle and open for lunch seven days a week. With our delicious food, friendly service, and cozy atmosphere, Bartholomew's is truly the best hidden lunch spot in town. Get in touch with us on 02 4023 8443. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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