Earp Distilling Co.

4.5
68 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Earp Distilling Co. is an ultra-modern distillery and bar located in harbour-side Carrington, Newcastle. Our distillery tasting bar offers our locally crafted spirits, cocktails, wine and beer with a seasonal food menu featuring local produce. Explore our distillery on a guided tour, experience our unique spirits flavours with a guided tasting or learn to distill your very own gin in our Spirit School class. Special events and function packages are available by request.

Experiences

  • Gin & Jazz

    Multiple dates available

    Celebrate hump day the right way with Gin & Jazz every Wednesday evening in the Earp Distilling Co. Barrel Bar. Grab your friends and enjoy nothing but good vibes, live jazz, delicious street food and $8 No. 8 Dry G&T's - what's not to love! Enjoy 10% off bottle shop purchases on the night, hurry and book now.
  • Live Music - Steph Russell Trio

    May 14, 2021 only

    Steph Russell is a singer / songwriter born in Newcastle. She graduated from the jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2018 and in the same year was the recipient of the 2018 'Generations In Jazz' vocal scholarship. Live in the Barrel Hall from 7:00pm, this is a performance not to be missed!
  • Live Music - Hunter Beasley Trio

    Apr 30, 2021 only

    Live from 7:00pm, Hunter Beasley is known around the Central Coast as a rare young talent. Specialising in Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar and Tenor Guitar he sure has kept himself busy over the years. Constant touring around the country, playing in front of 1000+ crowds and with regular appearances at various festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Mountain Sounds, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival (WA), has lead him to have shared the stage with the likes of Lee Kerrigan, Kasey Chambers, Mustered Courage, The Vanns, Willie Watson, Wayne Connolly, Brad Cox, just to name a few.
  • Live Music - Hunter Beasley Trio

    May 29, 2021 only

    Live From 7:00pm Hunter Beasley is known around the Central Coast as a rare young talent. Specialising in Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar and Tenor Guitar he sure has kept himself busy over the years. Constant touring around the country, playing in front of 1000+ crowds and with regular appearances at various festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Mountain Sounds, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival (WA), has lead him to have shared the stage with the likes of Lee Kerrigan, Kasey Chambers, Mustered Courage, The Vanns, Willie Watson, Wayne Connolly, Brad Cox, just to name a few.
  • Live Music - Cygan Groove

    May 21, 2021 only

    Barrel Hall from 7:00pm Cygan Groove are a melange of consummate musicians whose combined experience traverses jazz, classical, contemporary and world music styles. Fronted by the classic combination of guitar and violin, this frenetic five-piece is sure to baffle and delight. Allow yourself to be transported back to the old-world glamour of the 1940’s whilst still enjoying the contemporary flair of the modern world. Be astounded by their versatility as they present an engaging choice of atmospheric colours, perfect for easy listening through to jaw dropping show pieces that will leave you wanting more.
  • Live Music - Ezekiel Ox

    Apr 24, 2021 only

    One of the worlds most prolific artists, celebrating over 20 years as a career musician, songwriter and all round entertainer. Ezekiel has lead acts such as Mammal, Full Scale, Over-Reactor and The Nerve in relentless touring and now brings his solo show to Earp Distillery! Join us in the Barrel Hall from 7:00pm!
  • Live Music - Casey Bellamy

    Apr 23, 2021 only

    Casey Bellamy is a professional local musician from Redhead Beach who has been playing covers and original music for the past 15 years around Australia. Also known as being a Drummer in popular Newcastle band New Black Shades. Casey is an inspirational solo entertainer and has a great presence, a wonderful fun energy and a fantastic repertoire of songs from the 70's right through to top 40 of today. Live in the Distillery Bar from 7:00pm

Offers

  • Cocktail Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Enjoy $16 Earp Distillery's unique house cocktails from 5pm - 7pm every Friday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great distillery and bar supporting so many local/Australian gins! Staff were super knowledgeable about the product and made the experience enjoyable. Such an awesome, industrial and modern vibe. Will definitely we back!

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Jalaplo
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great music. This isn’t a cheap night out but it was totally worth it. Great table service and everything was the quality you’d hope for when you go out for a nice night!

KW
KylieW
Sydney
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Cocktails were nice, Service was slow, considering not many there cheese/meat board a little expensive for the quantity
Would love to try a tasting

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GabrielleS
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A great find! Beautiful food and great gin tasting!

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Shadpole
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great and drinks were really nice. We sat in the back bar when band was on and it was a little bit too loud to have a conversation but still was a great night - The band was good so we didn't mind.
Would definitely go back.

BS
BrendanS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great change to just going to the pub, excellent time.

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BlacknBlonde
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I didn't realise the table was only booked for 2 hours - we were moved along. That was unexpected.

JB
JBird
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented but lacked in flavour and depth. The service and ambience were outstanding! Very lovely staff. The drinks were amazing, and fairly priced too - which meant we got to try more. I would go there again ❤️

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Wazza
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not quite the restaurant I had imagined but great ambience, intelligent staff and a wondrous bar - including house distilled gin aged No 8 (& others). It was a great way to pass a wet Autumn Friday afternoon & we look forward to visiting at other times. We shared a charcuterie & a cheese plate which were both excellent & generous - the seafood was running late but obviously would be fresh on arrival!

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Michael
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent gin and cocktails. The atmosphere and decor are a bit clinical. Maybe not right for a romantic date or a cosy afternoon with friends, but a great place if you’re focusing on tasting the drinks.

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CharmaineM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quantity of Gin for sampling was very meagre for $25, we could have purchased a couple of gin cocktails and had some change.

Cheers Martin McGrevy

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JoshV
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails!! Great atmosphere and delicous tasing boards.

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HelenO
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant tasting host and wonderful, unique gins and spirits to try - highly recommend!

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Mari
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went along for the great live Jazz music. Well done Earp, for supporting music !!

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GregW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great setting and service - good to see support for local wineries on the drinks list

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StephB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a beautiful night- the staff were so friendly and accomodating.
I’m not a confident gin drinker and they provided easy to understand info.
Love their energy!

I probably wouldn’t make it a stop for a substantial dinner. It’s more grazing style.
The food was beautiful though!

Will return.

DL
DarranL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was poor as were told it was table service only to have to approach the bar to order drinks on multiple occasions. Pleasant when they served us but went missing after that.

MG
MarkG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food and beverages. I’ll definitely be back soon

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Skye
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, top quality gin, friendly staff, and amazing music. Earp is my new favourite dinner and music venue. Keep the good bands coming!

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EmanuelleB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with excellent cocktails. Great live jazz band.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food , easy to get too , great range of alcohol .

JM
JoanneM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow, there were more staff than people and the staff were more interested in walking around the place than serving you. It was like they were deliberately avoiding you

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JudithW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun few hours here. Though the gin was obviously the main attraction, lunch was delicious. The staff could not have been more obliging, and took the time to explain the gin making process and the different varieties. We tasted some great gin varieties, and even got an 'informal' tour of the distillery. We'll definitely be going back. Highly recommended.

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Theo
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great drinks! Fantastic day night spot

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Louis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, fabulous gin 👌🏼

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AntonC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A greatly welcome and more refined addition to Newcastles's social scene. Highly recommended!

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NAaaaT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, excellent selection, great staff. Venue is awesome

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Markl
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The drinks were lovely
However despite our best efforts we could only get 3 drinks in 2 hours the service was really bad.
We ordered a 3 rd round but the ordered was forgotten so we left and went to the Cri around the corner.
Shame the drinks were good.

CB
ClareB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ally was THE BEST bar staff. She was SO chirpy and engaged with every one of our party of 5. She was knowledgeable and fun. 10 / 10 ! Thanks for the DELICIOUS cocktails.

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AllyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was really slow. Disappointing. We could of had more drinks if it didn’t take so long! Doing the business a disservice by taking so long.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was disappointing and they clearly had an agenda to sell specific Gin.
We were missing food from our share platter.
Overall a disappointing experience.

RC
RomanaC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great night tasting the delicious gins whilst enjoying a cheese platter. The bar staff had great knowledge of the drinks and we're helpful with their suggestions. A great place to bring visitors from out of town. We will be returning more frequently, the ambience is fantastic!

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Kalman
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good range of gins and spirits, including the Earp collection of ‘home made’ gins and limoncello.

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HannahFJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful and friendly! Loved the cocktails and cheeseplate! Would (and have) definitely recommend a few sneaky drinks here!

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service was amazing! The cocktails were all very delicious, I think they have the best espresso martini in Newcastle!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Drinks were lovely but staff not so much. Felt like we were not wanted and even spoken to rudely at times. Was my second visit and probably won't be back unfortunately.

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LeilaU
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! A must place to go! The Gin alone is worth it! Great food just not a lot of options. Try the Rhi-barbie cocktail

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A really enjoyable afternoon spoilt only by the waitress who was a little rude, unfriendly and appeared to not want to be at work. Hope she is ok

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

2nd visit here. 1st visit 5 stars.
This time arrived 10 minutes early and had to wait over 30 min in the corner before being seated on the lounge which was not comfy.
Then waited another 30 minutes plus before our first drink.
Was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A really beautiful space with excellent Gin, Cocktails and Food. Extremely friendly, accommodating staff - nothing was too hard to make happen. Overall, fabulous experience.

FAQs

Earp Distilling Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.