What we're about

Spider Pigs meet every Saturday night at a variety of bars and restaurants around Newcastle for a chat, to socialize and to meet new friends. We have members of all ages, backgrounds, life stages and persuasions - all people are welcome - so while you might not hit it off with everyone, there is bound to be some people you will enjoy spending time with and you never know, your next BFF might be waiting!

Please note that this is not a singles group or a 'pick-up' group. Everyone is welcome. The rules are simple: be kind, be respectful, give people the benefit of the doubt and if there's an issue talk to me. Please see the extended rules in the discussion page.

This is a group for meeting new people, socializing, having conversation and making friends in a safe, inclusive environment.

You can also find us at http://www.spiderpigsnewcastle.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1293293310698677/

Upcoming events (5+)

Bar Petite

Bar Petite

Bar Petite is Newcastle's original tapas lounge bar. Nestled under the Novotel in King Street's Royal Plaza, Bar Petite is quaint, intimate, and distinctively unique among Newcastle's Bars. Think cocktail lounge meets wine bar. It's also a long-time Spider Pig favourite venue. Our spot is on the red lounges in the corner where we settle in for the night before the lounges get moved to one side and we all take over the dance floor when the live musician starts really rocking. The lovely staff at Bar Petite always take such good care of us and we love them back heaps! Can't wait for more fun nights at one of the best bars in Newcastle.

Blind Monk in the Briary

The Blind Monk

The briary out the back of the Blind Monk is like our very own secret garden. Fairy lights drape the ceiling and the walls are covered in greenery. I also have a food crush on the chef there. SO GOOD, seriously try the pizzas. The Blind Monk have been long time supporters of the Spider Pigs and I'm thrilled we'll be with them this year. Come along and have a blast in the briary with all your new friends.

Sen Ball - Bacchanalia

48 Watt St


Spider Pigs and Newcastle Connections are thrilled to announce our first major collaboration event: Sen Ball - BACCHANALIA Newcastle's very own FESTIVAL OF DESIRE is sure to delight you. Be entranced. FULL DETAILS AND TICKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT: www.senevents.com.au/sen-ball WHAT'S INVOLVED The Sen Ball is a Masquerade Ball with a difference, an event the likes of which our great town has never seen before. Bringing together the best bits of the world-famous White Parties, but corrupting them with carnality, vitality and exuberance. ​The main event is held at the beautiful old church at 48 Watt St, right in the heart of town this hidden party venue will host our devilish decadence under the old stained glass windows. Come wearing red, black, and white. Come ready to revel Two stages: -- DJs in the main hall with thumping dance beats -- Big live band in the dance hall -- Exotic performers -- Drink packages to suit your budget -- Degustation grazing table SEXY, SUBVERSIVE, SENSUAL An ode to the Bacchanalias of ancient Rome, a fabulous festival worshipping the god of wine and parties. The Sen Ball is deeply enchanting and elegant, like the devil with velvet gloves on. Mystery, adventure, revelry, sexy intensity, elegance. Are you ready to be bold? Come, revel. WHO CAN COME? EVERYONE! (18+) The Sen Ball is open to all people, it's not just a single's event. When you register at the door you'll get a colour-coded wrist band: if you're there as a single person and ready to get flirty, as part of a couple there to share the joys of the night with your pre-selected beloved, or as an ambiguous an unstated relationship status. So you can comfortably bring all your people, no one is excluded, everyone is welcome to partake in the festival of delights. OFFICIAL ASSOCIATED EVENTS -- Men's only pre-drinks. Meet your wingmen and get warmed up in style at Vault 73. -- Huge late-night after-party at the Great Northern Hotel. DJs and dancing 'til you can dance no more. -- Hang-over breakfast. Spend the night in town and wake up with a wind-down buffet breakfast with your new friends.

The Flying Tiger

The Flying Tiger

The Flying Tiger have managed the perfect balance between extreme decor (there is literally a plane in the wall) and elegant minimalism. It feels wonderfully cosy but also chic and modern. The menu has a huge variety of seasonally changing offerings that feature local produce made by exceptional chefs. And if you get the urge you can even watch them work while you sip on your fancy cocktail (or tap beer). Our regular spot is downstairs under the plane's tail. We have half of that area booked, so there's plenty of tables to play musical chairs with like in true Spider Pig style. Big thanks to the team for supporting us and being one of Newcastle's most eclectic and interesting venues. Love your work TFT! Can't wait to see all you Spider Pigs there :)

Past Events

Great Northern Hotel

Needs a location

Photos (138)