5 sawyers newcastle

OPENING HOURS: Wed - Fri 4pm till late | Sat - Sun 3pm till late.

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Our Story

At 5 Sawyers we are as proud of our history as we are to offer the next evolution in a bar experience. A unique blend of history and eclectic art, 5 Sawyers is a place where you can soak up the history of our city and feel right at home among elements of our past and inspired by quirky artworks that seem to reflect so well the personality of Cooks Hill.

Our inspiration for 5 Sawyers came from the idea of creating a place with great atmosphere that is deeply rooted in something authentic and what better story to tell than our past in this city. Together with a relaxed environment where you can enjoy the fruits of our region such as a glass of Hunter wine, chilled craft beer or a cheeky cocktail.

The 5 Sawyers food philosophy is to only use in-season, fresh and where possible, local ingredients. With a nod to the past we are using some traditional cooking methods like slow cooking but with a modern twist. Our seafood is sourced locally and oysters are opened to order.

We can cater to groups and we’re open Wednesday to Sunday, from 4pm till late weekdays and 3pm till late on weekends.



We offer an extensive drinks menu including cocktails, beer, wine and spirits. 


bar beverage list

Looking for somewhere to dress and impress or to just catch up and have fun?

5 Sawyers offers the perfect destination for those seeking something a little different - intimate and interesting, that’s how we put it.

We can cater for a range of group sizes and will look after your every need.  Our menu offers a variety of delights that will tantalise your tastebuds and, with craft beers on tap and an enviable range of wines by the glass (and yummy cocktails!), your night will be a hit.

Call or email us at 5 Sawyers for your next function – you’ll be glad you did!

What's On



Happy Hour 5pm till 7pm + Live and Acoustic Soloist + $10 Cocktail Specials


Happy Hour 5pm till 7pm + Cocktail Hour - $10 specials between 8pm & 10pm


Happy Hour 5pm till 7pm + DJ till late


Dinner + DJ till late


$10 Cocktails specials + $12 Espresso martinis till close w/ Live Music from 3.30pm + $10 Share Plates, $18 Beer Jugs & $28 Sangria Carafes from 3pm-6pm / Dinner from 6pm + DJ from 7pm till close.



5 Sawyers is a true icon within Newcastle and has been impressing locals and visitors since opening in 2010.

Perfectly located in bustling Darby Street in Cooks Hill, 5 Sawyers can cater for a variety of functions or bookings- from 4 people up to 100 people.

At 5 Sawyers, we love a good night out and any excuse is a good one. Depending on what you are after, there are more options than you realise and we would be happy to design a package to suit.

We have a variety of delicious food options available for any function or booking. Our chefs showcase an amazing variety of seasonal produce and are more than happy to discuss and shape a great package with your requirements in mind.

Our Function Coordinators are at your disposal whether you need help with theming, entertainment or just some inspiration to make your event stand out. We pride ourselves on making everything easy for you, so just ask the team to help with your event basics through to the more complex.

For more information or to make a booking, contact our Function Coordinator via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download our function information document by clicking here

Contact Us

Drop into the bar at 115 Darby Street, Newcastle or call us on 02 4927 0070. We've always got time for a chat.

We're open Wed - Fri 4pm till late, & Sat -Sun 3pm till late.

We take bookings for 4 or more, so please give us a call. We'll always look after you.

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Interested in working at our venue? You will need your RSA and RCG. If you don’t already have them please contact our preferred training provider 5th Level Training.

For any up & coming dj’s or musicians who are hoping to pick up a few sets, please visit EAO Entertainment and register your details.


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