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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With sadness in our hearts we Cri with happiness that our doors will soon be open again. We will keep you posted through these testing times however know, we will see you soon!

@upnup_inspirationsYou can’t sit at all of them but we’re still open 😉 come grab a cold one and watch the footy!! #thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecriIt’s a good find to find some of this these days... rest assured that we have got a couple up for grabs in tonight’s festivities from around 6:30ish! See you tonight!
#thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecri #pub #isolation #supportyourlocal #yourlocalLet's keep some distance for everyone's safety. As of today, venues are required to have max 100 people indoors. We'll remove some tables to allow more room for you and your mates to have a good time and be safe.
Please note some small changes to our trading hours and that we will not be trading for breakfast on the weekends.
Monday: 4pm-10pm
Tues-Sat: 11am-Late and
Sunday: 11am-10pm

#supportyourlocal #thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #pub #newcastle #meetyouatthecriWe understand that this is a very delicate time and that a lot of people are being impacted by COVID-19. Please make sure to keep supporting your local businesses, suppliers and farmers where you can so that they will still be here when this pandemic is behind us. 
We will have our doors open and welcome everyone for an ice cold beer, tasty pub feed and a bit of laughter in light of the situation. We have taken all necessary steps to ensure that we prevent the spread and ensure the health and safety of our patrons. Please note some small changes to our trading hours and that we will not be trading for breakfast on the weekends.
Monday 4pm-10pm
Tues-Sat 11am-Late and
Sunday 11am-10pm
#supportsyourlocal #thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #pub #newcastle #meetyouatthecriAnd just like that footy season is back and kicking off tonight! Make sure you come support the nights Saturday afternoon at 3pm! •
#footy #nrl #tipping #thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecri #gothenightsCome grab yourself a delicious pub feed! Here’s what we have on weekly! 
Monday $14 Pasta Night
Tuesday $18 Steak Night
Wednesday $14 Schnitty’s all day
Thursday $20 Burger & Beer
Friday $1 wings all day
@thecricarrington #thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecri #pub #pubfeed #yourlocalThanks to all the girls @younghenrys for this cracking “Free the NEIPA”
Happy international woman’s day to all the ladies out there 😘
#thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecri #pub #internationalwomensdayTrivia night is on!! Come and train your brain and pick on Zach for being illiterate.... jokes be nice! •
#thecricarrington #foodbeerstayhere #meetyouatthecri #pub #trivia #pubtrivia #yourlocal

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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