27 Venues in Newcastle granted extended trading hours.

City of Newcastle Councillors have tonight voted unanimously to support a trial to extend the trading hours of restaurants in the city until midnight and to 2am for small bars, as proposed in the City of Newcastle’s After Dark Strategy.

Twenty-seven small bars and restaurants have opted into the proposed trial as part of efforts to grow the night time economy and support the hospitality industry recovery from the impact of COVID-19 related restrictions.

Venues include wine bars such as Coal and Cedar, Basement on Market St and The Koutetsu, as well as iconic restaurants such as Scratchleys, The Edwards, Three Bears Kitchen and Signal Box Newcastle.

The trail will begin in October 2020