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Coal and Cedar

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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Somewhere to go when the rest of the town sleeps

Takes a little finding , but well worth the effort , great atmosphere and brilliant floor staff... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Sydney, Australia
Awesome cocktails

Taxi pulled up and told us we were here ... I thought he had got it wrong . Coal and Cedar is one... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Manly, Australia
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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380 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First you need to wait until de waiter decides to check his text messages. No cocktails menu. You have to let them know what you like... but finally they do what F they want. At least we had some laughs with my partner. Better do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank martasolete
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Takes a little finding , but well worth the effort , great atmosphere and brilliant floor staff that know what they are talking about . Always going to be a destination for late night drinks when we are in town !!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Runrig1890
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Taxi pulled up and told us we were here ... I thought he had got it wrong . Coal and Cedar is one of those secret/ hidden bars that if u don’t know .. well you just wouldn’t know. Entry gained by sending a text...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clarepsydney
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The experience of working out how to get in, was as good as the pre dinner cocktails we had. Beautifully decorated and really knowledgeable staff. My whiskey sour was epic. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The mystery of the place and luxurious feel was nice, but the price of the drinks reflected it. The classic whiskey I had was good, but pricey at $19. I left annoyed due to it ending up costing me $33! I was last to pay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richymate
Ryan H, Manager at Coal and Cedar, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi, I would like to apologise for overcharging your group. Do you have a record of the transaction? I wish to amend any mistakes on our part, you can contact me via email ryan@coalandcedar.com

Reviewed September 19, 2018

I love this place! Amazing atmosphere and just a way to escape the world. My husband and I did the Whiskey Masterclass just before Christmas last year and highly recommend it. The bartender definitely knew his whiskies and we couldn't fault the choices for the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stravello
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The ambience of this bar is what sets it apart. The service and beverages were outstanding. Highly recommend this exclusive bar.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catherinebU5614WT
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Hidden behind a barbershop (look for the notice on the door, text the password, wait to be let in through a hidden door!). Once inside, warm atmosphere, friendly bar staff and great cocktails. There’s pasta too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlanLondon_UK
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a bar with a good mix of class/fun vibe, Coal and Cedar goes a step further with its intriguing hidden entrance, then enter to an atmosphere that embraces oldschool American vibes with the lovely heritage buildings of Newcastle. I had an amazing whisky...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank highestpeak
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Love this place so much! It is definitely my favourite venue in Newcastle, if you love good drinks / cocktails, great atmosphere, and good music you will love it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Taylor F
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