Castle by the sea

Castle del Mar winning hearts in Newcastle’s cocktail scene.

Chili, cucumber, coffee beans, lemon rinds, marshmallows, mint and ice are just a few
of the ingredients that the mixologists at Castle del Mar are adding to your cocktail, to make it truly unique and memorable.

As Newcastle’s freshest address, the team is keen to impress, focusing on creating a sophisticated drinking experience in a city-meets- seaside setting.

The King Street haunt is the brainchild of two former Perth school mates Tim Chapman and Peter Jennings.

Together with the help of their dedicated families and extensive hospitality background, they’ve created a relaxed yet classy establishment, serving a crafted cocktail list that would envy the bars of Ibiza.

From Chili Margaritas to its now- signature Yellow Brick Road cocktail, impressive wine list and table service, no request is too much to ask of the creative makers and onsite DJ.

Named after its royal street address blended with the vibe it hopes to bring its visitors, this is a space that has been carefully crafted to bring a touch of luxury to an historic part of the CBD.

“It looked like a castle when we first saw it,” says Tim.

“With its high ceilings and grand cantilever, it impressed us from the beginning.

“It’s a very impressive space, and it’s right near the ocean which worked with us wanting a chilled coastal vibe.”

The 5-star rated venue is already proving popular, with guests snapping up the space for corporate functions and regular events.

The venue has begun playing host to Salsa Thursdays, as well as Live Art on Sundays.

“It’s a unique, flexible space and that allows us to create an event to match the client, not the other way around.”

Castle del Mar is open Wednesday to Sunday. For more info or to make a booking, visit 31 King Street Newcastle.

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Written by Rebecca Riddle.