Special events are held at
The Criterion each month


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From weekly happenings to one-off events, there's always something going on at The Cri.


Counter Lunch Specials

Tuesday-Friday from 11.30pm-2.30pm

$14 counter lunch specials! And if this isn't tempting enough, pick up one of our counter lunch loyalty cards; grab a counter lunch, get your card stamped, receive your 8th lunch for FREE and enter your card into the draw to win a bar tab - drawn at 12:30pm last Friday of the month.

Happy hour

Happy Hour

Every flippin’ sippin’ weekday. 4pm-6pm

Join us for Happy Hour, 4-6pm every single flippin' sippin' week day, with cracking $5 house pours. What's not to be happy about?

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Bottomless Brunch

Every Sunday from 10am-1pm

Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but the perfect excuse to enjoy some delicious breakfast meals over some drinks.

Steak night

Steak Night

Tuesday from 6pm–8pm

Tuesday night = Steak Night! They’re 18 bucks and come with chips and salad. Don’t forget the kids with our ripper $5 meals! Throw the kids in the car and come and get your family fed for a bargain

Trivia night

Trivia Night

Thursday at 7pm

Trivia kicks off at 7pm every Thursday night. It's free to enter, so get your mates together and head down to The Cri for an evening of trivia-filled fun and frolics.



Friday at 7pm

Join us every Friday for raffle night, drawn at 7pm. Plenty of great prizes from our favourite locals, with all profits donated to not-for-profit organisations. $2 per ticket, or 3 for $5.

Footy Knights

The Knights Play Live

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Like your Knights nights live and loud? We do too, so head down the The Cri to cheer the lads on and sink a few cold brews whilst you're at it. We'd love to see ya!

Live music

Live Music

Friday from 7pm

We have a crackin' live music line up. Check out our Facebook page for weekly updates and head on down for some of the best music and brews in town!

Sunday roast

Sunday Roast

Sunday from 11.30am

A day of rest is best, so get yourself down to The Cri and let us do all the work for you. A different delish roast every Sunday!

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Don't forget... from 3pm this arvo you can secure your table for next week on our website! 
We're increasing our booking numbers so we can serve you the goods while you socialise with mates... we know the extrovert in you is celebrating hard! 🕺🎉FEED THE FAMILY!
With $5 kids meals + $12 margaritas for the parents. Cheers to your Saturday night! 🍸You need to get around Friday $1 Wings! 🍗
Grab your takeaway food + booze & while you're here spin the chocolate wheel for your chance to win... 1st - $50 tab 
2nd - Meat Tray 
3rd - Six Pack of Beer👏 We can't wait to welcome more of our loyal community back! 
From this Sunday at 3pm our bookings will open up for sittings next Wednesday through to Sunday - 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm & 6:45pm! Make sure you jump on our website and book from Sunday as we're going to fill up fast! 
We'll also be running lunch on the weekends with the kitchen serving your favourites from midday 🍕

It's all happening at The Cri! 🤟Don't worry we"ll be doing this again real soon 😉Did you know you can book out the entire Criterion for you and 9 of your closest mates! 
From Wednesday through to Sunday drop us a line and secure your sitting! You'll be looked after like a King or Queen! 👑Saturday nights in semi-iso calls for $12 Margaritas! 🍸🍋 We've packed them up so you can shake them up and pour at home! Go on... you deserve it. 😋
#newycocktails #newcastlebar #newcastlepubGrab your takeaway $1 wings tonight or if you're the lucky 10 that have exclusive access we'll be seeing you soon! 👏

Either way, you can SPIN the chocolate wheel to win...
1st - $50 tab 🍺
2nd - Meat Tray (Hungerford Meat from Hunter Valley) 🥩
3rd - Six Pack of Beer 🍻A juicy burger paired with an icy cold beer is the dream... especially when they are in a $20 deal. Stop by tonight for your dinner sorted! 🍔🍻
#burgerandbeer #newcastleburgers #newcastlepubs #newyfood

If you have an event coming up and would like to enquire about our group packages, please contact us and we will get back to you.


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