Craft beers and cocktails

Whether you are looking to get the night off to a great start, or searching for a nightcap, Maitland has a number of bars that offer a range of craft beers, cocktails and wine lists catering to all tastes.

In Central Maitland, The Pourhouse and The Whistler have both built a loyal following on the back of their regular rotation of craft beers on tap, with the latter also offering a cocktail list to rival any hipster bar.

Cocktail lovers are encouraged to make their way to Cult of the Scorpion, who offer an extensive range of rum and exotic mixed drinks in an ever evolving setting.


Maitland’s food scene continues to grow, with some recent additions adding to the quality regulars which Maitland has become accustomed to.

A table at Boydell’s Cellar Door and Restaurant in Morpeth is one of the most sought after tickets in town, with exquisite food accompanied by their award winning wines. COQUUN, Fratelli Roma and The Rigby are also local favourites, built on the back of a reputation for the ideal mix of quality dishes and exceptional service.

There are also a number of operators that offer quality meals in a more relaxed atmosphere, with a variety of national cuisines available care of Maitland’s multicultural population.

Music Scene

Whether you are looking to dance the night away, or just want to settle in with a cold beverage as you enjoy some great tunes, there are a number of ways to get your live music fix in Maitland.

LIVE at The Levee provides people with an opportunity to catch a new artist each month in an intimate outdoor setting. You can also find a number of artists performing each weekend at any number of the local pubs, including The Grand Junction, Maitland’s unofficial home of live music.

Maitland also plays host to two iconic music festivals each year, ‘Bitter & Twisted‘ and ‘Groovin The Moo’, providing punters an opportunity to catch an array of artists.

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