Nestling on Australia’s east coast and just 100 miles north of Sydney, the city of Newcastle makes a great venue for those who wish to enjoy all the traditional activities of an anything-goes bucks’ night out. While the sprawling metropolis of Newcastle’s big sister might be the draw for many, sometimes less is more. With fantastic water sports activities, great bars and restaurants, and a young, modern, laid-back mindset, consider booking a weekend and enjoy everything the city has to offer. If you’re looking for different bucks party ideas for the big night, here is a selection of venues, including where you can get the best Newcastle strippers performing.
Bar Petite, Royal Plaza, King Street
While ‘start as you mean to go on’ may be relevant in certain instances, start slowly may be a better idea on a bucks night out, and Bar Petite is just the place to do it. Not easy to find, but worth the effort. Intimate and chic, this French-style tapas bar is a great venue to warm up slowly for the evening ahead. Be warned, a large bucks party will probably fill the place, especially on a Friday or Saturday evening, when locals arrive for the live music.
Clarendon Hotel, 347 Hunter Street
Why not have an early start for your bucks night, and enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine. With its 1920s style arty bar and large beer garden, the Clarendon is a great place to meet up and plan the rest of your evening. Enjoy a range of Australian beers and wines, or the latest cocktail creations in the sunshine, before moving on to your next venue as the sun starts to set.
The Stag and Hunter, Maitland Road
If you want to start revving up the evening, and live music is one of your bucks party ideas, pop into the Stag. A large range of craft and bottled beers, spirits from around the world, the latest cocktails, and some of Australia’s finest wines are all available to whet the palate. With regular live music (check website for gigs), you can begin to dance the night away before making for your late night haunts.
Finnegans Hotel, Darby Street
Finnegans is one of the city’s premier destinations for those who want to enjoy good food and drink in good company. Close to the centre of town, Friday and Saturday nights see the floorboards bouncing, as the clientele get busy on the dance floor to the latest sounds from a host of visiting DJs. Be warned, the hotel has a relatively stiff dress code. Smart casual might be an appropriate term. If you’re rather nonconformist, a glance at their webpage will tell you what’s acceptable.
Number 5 Strip Club, Union Street
On to the serious side of the evening. One of Newcastle’s newest strip clubs, Number 5 Strip Club, Union Street, certainly gets down to the bare essentials. With some of the sultriest female strippers you will find in Australia, this venue is ideal. A phone call to the club to book your night is all it takes, to arrange an evening tailored to your needs. With a bring-your-own drinks policy, all you have to decide is whether to include topless waitresses, lap-dancers, and strippers, for your bucks party in Newcastle.
Arrange your own Bucks Night
If finance is an object and buck numbers small, consider booking your own private venue (or room) from one of the many Newcastle agencies, clubs or hotels that let rooms and halls. A couple of strippers or lap dancers can be booked by another agency, and you can supply your own refreshments. Starting off in a few chosen bars, the evening can be as slow and easy, or as fast and frantic, as you want to make it.