Bar on the Hill

Located on the Hunter side of our Callaghan campus, the Bar on the Hill is the centre of entertainment at the University of Newcastle. With nightly events, including bingo, trivia and student parties, BOTH is the go-to place for students. Bar on the Hill is also one of Newcastle’s best live music venues, hosting some of Australia’s best artists, bands and international guests.

The cafe serves up a wide variety of delicious, healthy and well-priced breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. With coffee, cold drinks and a licensed bar, BOTH has all your drink options covered.

The University of Newcastle is committed to providing an environment which is safe and enjoyable for customers and staff at Bar on the Hill. We aim to serve our customers in a responsible, friendly and professional manner, and to meet the conditions of our liquor license.

You can find out more about Bar on the Hill on our website or Instagram.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.