⭐ Scratchley’s has undergone a couple of transformations over its 27 year history, and most recently, the western end of our iconic building has transformed into the beautiful Battlesticks Bar!

Battlesticks Bar features sky to floor windows and a modern bar where you can relax and enjoy the fabulous views of the harbour.

It’s the perfect place to meet a drink before a meal at Scratchleys or for a nightcap or cocktail after dinner. Great for a quick dinner before the theatre or for sensational cocktails after the movies.

It is the fulfilment of a dream to provide quality multi-leveled dining & entertainment to the people of Newcastle & their guests. We felt the time was right to beautify the western end of Scratchleys building which has now become Battlesticks, but also add a meaningful architectural & social statement to the NEW Newcastle.

So now, in addition to Scratchleys which features the best seafood in Newcastle plus so much more and our family friendly Takeaway menu, we now offer you Battlesticks as a great alternative.

Enjoy the casual relaxed atmosphere in a beautifully designed room with an amazing array of food & drinks available.


Wed & Thurs: 4pm – late
Fri, Sat & Sun: 12pm – late
(Closed Public Holidays)

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Enjoy the ambience of this beautiful new bar & come in & support the live music showcasing talented local muso’s 3 nights a week. We are a proud supporter of local live music so check out our Instagram page for this weeks musicians & times.

Music Schedule

Happy Hour

We have some great happy hour specials to celebrate nearly every day of the week.

  • Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Wednesday and Thursday

    12pm-6pm Friday

    12pm-3pm Saturday and Sunday

    $7 tap beers and $5 house sparkling wine!

  • Sunday: All day
    Relax by the water with $20 buckets of Corona or Hills Apple Cider


Battlesticks Bar is a classy & elegant – but not posh.

Kick back with a champagne cocktail overlooking the beautiful harbour, or indulge in post work drinks with friends.

Join us for a lazy Sunday afternoon & delight in the ‘easy listening’ live music from our talented local muso’s.

When it comes to cocktails, innovation is key. From our classic cocktails to the re-imagined innovative new concoctions, they are guarantee to tempt your taste buds.

Battlesticks is the perfect place to catch up with friends or simply enjoy an intimate cosy cocktail with your favourite person.

There is no better place for a dedicated evening of fun & frivolity.

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Wines & Spirits

For the contemplative & discerning customer, we have a huge range of Top shelf spirits, including gins, vodka, tequilas, bourbon and scotches.

Perfect for a mid-week lift or some weekend revelry.

Battlesticks bar boasts a wide selection of wines and spirits to suit all tastes.

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At Battlesticks, we believe that food should be based around sharing and doing the simple things well, add the context of a bar with a menu to cater for light snacks all the way through to main sized meals, we have created a menu that appeals to us Novocastrian’s who enjoy eating when we meet with friends or enjoying a night out by the water.

From dumplings, salt & pepper calamari, haloumi, arancini & gnocchi – we have created tapas with an Asian & Italian influence instead of just Spanish.

Battlesticks chef Leigh Boys started cooking in Newcastle at restaurant 11 & then moved to Sydney where he finished his apprenticeship at Catalina Rose Bay. After spending 4 years in Canada working for Umberto Menghi, he has returned home to beautiful Newcastle & Scratchleys, and is now the Head Chef at Battlesticks.

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200 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW Australia
Phone: 02 4929 6989