SPON: A Wine Oasis In The Heart Of Newtown

Bars, Sydney / 29 August 2023

The Odd Culture Group has set its innovative spirit in motion once again with the opening of SPON, Newtown’s new wine bar and bottle shop.

Nestled on King Street, SPON is a hybrid wine bar and bottle shop that captures The Odd Culture Group’s drive to reshape food and beverage norms. Enjoy a diverse wine selection either by the glass, grab a bottle to takeaway, or simply order from a curated selected online at spon.bar.

The name is a nod to spontaneous fermentation, a principle dear to The Odd Culture Group. Formerly the Odd Culture Bottle Shop, this transformed space epitomises the group’s mission to make discovering, tasting, and enjoying accessible to everyone.

SPON boasts a daily rotating open-bottle list, predominantly wines, ales, and ciders. While the house team selects two wines (white and red), guests curate the rest. What’s intriguing is that any bottle in the shop can be nominated for inclusion, making for an exciting, exploratory experience.

This pioneering concept offers affordability and availability. Patrons can relish a glass at a fraction of the usual takeaway price, featuring wines from Italy, France, and Australia with a minimal intervention theme.

Whether at the bar with a glass and charcuterie or sharing a bottle at the communal table, SPON offers diverse experiences. Outdoors, four tables let you soak in King Street’s vibrant atmosphere.

To celebrate its launch, SPON entices wine enthusiasts with $6 glasses of Pét-nat, orange wine, or chilled red wine through August and September. Plus, enjoy half-priced corkage! Discover more at spon.bar.

Looking for more new bars in Newtown? Check out Sydney’s first self-serve bar, a general store and hidden speakeasy, and a charming female-led wine bar & bottle shop.