PLACES WE LOVE

PLACES WE LOVE: CENTRAL by Kian West

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CENTRAL3A fresh breeze has certainly blown through the city centre over the last few years and you could say this place is CENTRAL to it all. Conveniently located in the CBD this beautifully restored venue serves some delicious Matilda Bay beverages and glorious food to match. Place: Central Address: 145 King Street, Newcastle NSW Hours:

Tues-Thurs:
11:30-23:00
Fri-Sat:
11:30-00:00

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Why We Love it: #Beer - and also the venue. Plus it adds another layer to the fresh culture of the city. A spectacular space to catch up with friends, a nice walk from other fantastic spaces and we love that it helps to draw people back into the CBD. Nice one Newy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLACES WE LOVE: SAWTOOTH STUDIOS by Kian West

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SAWTOOTH1Quietly hidden in Tighes Hill sits the most amazing Studio. Why you ask is this place so amazing? The analogue, people driven approach to recording in a digital age. Not to say they don't have all the modern bells and whistles you should expect from a recording studio, but they have heart and soul. Sawtooth is the ying to Burst Media Studios yang, complementing each other perfectly, Sawtooth is the audio production and rehearsal spaces and Burst conveniently have White Screens and Green Screens for film in these same locations. You could come in week-to-week to jam or stop by for a Album recording and stay to produce that first single video.   SAWTOOTH3 Place: Sawtooth Studios Address: 8/6 Revelation Close, Tighes Hill NSW Hours: See here - www.sawtoothstudios.com.au

Why We Love it: Well, we do work in their awesome shared office space, so we might be a little biased, but we Love Sawtooth because of the people that run it. Their genuine interest in what comes through the studios and passion to assist any creative to produce a 10/10 result no matter what it is or how long it takes. SAWTOOTH2

PLACES WE LOVE: DARK HORSE ESPRESSO by Kian West

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DARKHORSE1Just off the main drive in Wickham lives a delightful little coffee destination serving the locals and travelers alike. It feels a bit like a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle but close enough you could run back to if required. Place: Dark Horse Espresso Address: 20 - 24 Greenway Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2293 Hours:

Mon-Fri:
07:00-14:00
Sat:
08:00-12:30

DARKHORSE2Why We Love it: Early adopters to Mirage + Delicious Coffee = pure love.

It is true, Dark Horse were one of the first stockists of our little magazine, supporting us from the very get-go and we have always been pumped to stop by at the beginning of the month for some glorious coffee and a delivery of warm Mirage. It is a great location to catch up with people or stop by quickly for a take away.

PLACES WE LOVE: MURRAY'S CRAFT BREWERY (BOBS FARM) by Kian West

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MURRAY_1Just outside of Newcastle lives a delicious little craft brewery. Murray's is home to many a glorious beverage and also has some pretty incredible food options. From the time you arrive you know you have set foot on something special.

Place: Murray's Craft Brewing Co. - Bobs Farm Address:3443 Nelson Bay Road, Bobs Farm. Hours: Mon-Sun 10-6PM

MURRAY_2Why We Love it: Beer. Well Craft Beer specifically.

But we also love the nature of Murray's, strong supporters of local culture and hands on in their assistance to many a community function. It is great to see local brands supporting creative industries that they are a part of and we are stoked by how much they have supported us in the past. Plus with delicious beverages like theirs it is deliciously fun too.

PLACES WE LOVE: FOGHORN BREWHOUSE by Kian West

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FOGHORN_2FINALLY! Newcastle has a brewery right in the heart of the city, what could be more working class than that? Who cares! The beer is delicious and it has a real fun community vibe already happening inside the venue with so many great things happening. Some real tasty food it is a fantastic option for so many activities and with a central location we are sure it will become a top priority visit for locals and visitors alike. Place: FogHorn Brewhouse Address: 218 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Hours:

Mon-Tues:
07:30-21:00
Wed-Thurs:
07:30-22:00
Fri:
07:30-00:00
Sat:
11:30-00:00
Sun:
11:30-21:00

FOGHORN_1Why We Love it: It isn't very often we get an email from venues requesting to become a stockist, rarer still a venue that understands its part in the fabric of our community and jumps on board supporting local social productions like ours. Not only do we love the beer and pizza served but the drive & passion of the management to be part of something bigger, keep an eye on the outside of the venue 'cause big things are happening!

 

 

 

PLACES WE LOVE: PAPA's BAGEL BAR by Kian West

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PAPA_2 Newcastle finally has the Bagel Bar it deserves. Papa's Bagel Bar is this incredible little space in the city, verging onto Newcastle West opposite the City Campus of Hunter TAFE lives a fantastic spot for coffee and food. Don't worry if you aren't familiar with Bagels, we weren't, but once you scan the menu you will quickly realise there is something for everyone, sweet or savoury, lunch, breakfast or a snack.

We recommend booking your next meeting there as the perfect cover for checking out the spot. Already been? Why not suggest their amazing catering services for the next work/family function. #delicious

 

PAPA_1Place: Papa's Bagel Bar Address: Corner of Devonshire Street & Hunter Street Newcastle West NSW 2302 Australia, Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am till 3:00pm ....

Sat 7:00am till 2:00pm

Why We Love it: BAGELS! Bagels seem like a real treat in Australia, we don't really have a culture surrounding them so it is a bit of a novelty food in some ways but with so many delicious toppings and flavoured bagels to choose from. PLUS! They do this real special thing to coffee, if you order a cappuccino the chocolate is grated fresh onto the top and makes it feel all the more special.

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PLACES WE LOVE: The Stag & Hunter Hotel by Kian West

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Stag 2Every suburb seems to have that local pub (or two) that has been around for what feels like forever because it knows what it is and serves the community the way they want. The Stag & Hunter Hotel is that venue for Mayfield, but at the same time as the #2304 postcode is evolving so is this magnificent venue, where the meals are still great and the beer is still cold but the music is live & often local, plus the Trivia is next level quirky awesome in this industrial cryptic dark way: for fans of cult TV, melancholic styles of music and sex jokes. Place: The Stag & Hunter Hotel Address: 187 Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW 2304 Hours: 7 Days a week Stag 1

Why We Love it: The Stag are big supporters of the local community, booking a heap of local talent constantly and they support Mirage so what's not to love right? We love it there because they make a real effort to make people feel welcome and provide a real service. We recommend checking out Tuesday night trivia (starts about 630pm) and stop by for some music over the weekend!

PLACES WE LOVE: Blackbird Corner by Kian West

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A favourite delivery location since basically the beginning on Mirage. We love how they cram so much adorable into such a small space. Blackbird Corner is like the ultimate gift shop, we don't just mean for others, we mean when you need a special treat to make yourself feel great the perfect stop. Everything from luxury bath salts, to quirky amazing magazines, exclusive clothing options, accessories, gift cards, books, everything...Blackbird corner Place: Blackbird Corner Address: 70 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-5 Plus Saturday 10-3 & Sunday 11-3

Why We Love it: Supporting local and emerging talent is everything to Mirage and feel the same passion resonate through this lovely little shop in the heart of the city. Nici is clearly in love with the street and surrounding as it echoes out through what the store stocks, the communication on social media and her conversations with us in-store. You feel special once you've been in Blackbird Corner and that's why we love it.Blackbirdcorner 2