A New Hidden Speakeasy Pouring Natural Wines Has Arrived to Newtown

Drink, Sydney / 15 August 2018

PG’s quenches the Inner West’s thirst for interesting vinos and cocktails with it’s new speakeasy bar.

Sydney’s collective obsession with natural and organic wines clearly isn’t going anywhere, with the most recent au naturale-inspired watering hole to open its doors in the Inner West. Co-owners Lucas Cristofle from Darlinghurst’s Black Bottle and Ben Labat from The Grounds are now making their mark in Newtown with PG’s.
This exciting offering sits in esteemed company on Newtown’s King Street, with the beloved Newtown Hotel sitting opposite. The Marlborough Hotel, lovingly known as the Marly, is only a hop, skip and jump away. If you’re wondering what PG’s stands for, this quirky name marks a heart-warming tribute Lucas and Ben’s mums, Pat and Gigi, both of whom live overseas.
Take a look inside this two level establishment and you’ll find plenty of classical decor and leather chesterfields. With rock n roll tunes playing in the background, the idea at PG’s is that you’re having a house party at your folks.
Peruse the wine list and you’ll notice that it’s predominately organic and natural wines on offer. A tight craft beer list sits alongside, honouring local favourites including Young Henrys. The cocktail list at PG’s also sits front and centre, with concoctions including the Rattlesnake ($18), made with tequila, fresh ginger, agave honeycomb. Other contemporary takes on classics include the Kaffir Lime Sour, served with kaffir infused vodka, lemongrass syrup and finger lime. If you’re a sucker for tradition, you can also nab all of the classics at $16.
As for the food menu, expect plenty of items to whet your appetite including Thai jam chicken wings, cheeseburger jaffles, house-made paté, burrata plus more. If that wasn’t enough to draw you in, perhaps Happy Hour from 5-7pm daily will. It includes the likes of $15 carafes, $5 tap beers and $10 classic cocktails, alongside 1/2 price wings and tins on Wednesday.

PG’s is open everyday from 4pm till late, and have room to take on bookings.