Godfrey Tanner Bar


Shortland Building, Callaghan

Opening Hours During Semester: Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Non Semester Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 3:00pm

The perfect place to relax in between lectures and tutorials with cosy booths and an outdoor balcony, the Godfrey Tanner Bar is as relaxed as its namesake. Located on the Shortland side of campus, the GT bar serves up an American style dining experience and hosting regular Q&A nights, knitting nights, Open Mic Nights and lively debates. The Godfrey Tanner Bar also hosts regular games of trivia, pool comps and Tanner Tuesdays.

Professor Godfrey Tanner was  a conspicuous character. From one perspective, having a bar named after you is a somewhat dubious honour. In Tanner's case, it's an indication of the extent to which he was happy to meet students on their own terms. He was always involved in the student life of the university, and was extremely generous and supportive. Many remember him with great fondness, and suggest that Tanner was the exemplar of the university spirit in Newcastle. Of course, that being the case, it's quite apt that we acknowledge that with a bar. So if you are one of the people who have, like Godfrey Tanner, realised that university life isn't just about studying, the Godfrey Tanner Bar is the place for you.

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