The Terrace Bar in Newcastle, about two hours north of Sydney, is a new small bar and alternative arts/underground music venue with the feel of a San Francisco divebar. A wide variety of craft beers and famous local Hunter wines are available, while local and visiting must-see acts perform in the venue’s intimate gig room. The atmosphere is cool, relaxed, and different to most nightspots in the city – think less meatmarket, less hot TV screens, and more vibe, hipster-chic.
The best feature of the Terrace Bar, is, well, the terrace itself: a rooftop wooden seating area where you can enjoy a chat and a beer under the setting evening sun, or under the moon with a twinkling arrangement of fairylights. Lost At E Minor attended a DJ-set and ‘takeover of the taps’ by young Sydney beer-affectionados The Grifter Brewing Company at the Terrace. Producing small batches as a side project that won’t stop growing, we sampled their surprisingly drinkable special batch 7.2% Drop Dead Red IPA and their go-to brew, an Edward Pale Ale. It’s just one example of an independent mix of art, beer and venue which makes the Terrace unique.