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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Newtown

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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 21 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Argyle
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Fri, 28 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 29 June, 5:00 pm AEST
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125 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Crows Nest Hotel
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Fri, 5 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Argyle
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Fri, 12 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Soultrap Bar
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Thu, 18 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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The Noble Hops
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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125 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Soultrap Bar
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Thu, 18 July 2024, 7:00 pm AEST
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70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Why Choose Speed Dating Social Events In Newtown

If you’re over Bumble and want to cut to the chase, try Speed Dating Social in Newtown, NSW. Located just 4 kilometers southwest of Sydney’s CBD, our Newtown events are held at popular venues like The Courthouse Hotel, The Marlborough Hotel, and The Vanguard, providing a lively backdrop for your fast dating experience. Speed dating is a structured event where you have a series of brief dates, typically around 5 minutes each, to meet multiple potential matches in one evening. 

Speed Dating Social, with over 878 events hosted, ensures a well-organized and enjoyable experience, making attendees feel looked after as they meet new people. The company’s experienced hosts and carefully curated events along Enmore Road or King Street, featuring conversation cards and a friendly atmosphere, to help you break the ice and even find love.

Our events proximity to educational institutions like the University of Sydney and Newtown High School of the Performing Arts makes it an ideal location for meeting like-minded individuals. And you can easily get to a singles event with  Newtown Station and numerous bus routes providing easy access.

To get the most out of your speed dating event, be open, approachable, and ready to engage in fun conversations. Consider suggesting local attractions for second dates, like a show at The Enmore Theatre or a leisurely walk in Sydney Park, to continue building your connection. With Speed Dating Social’s expertise and Newtown’s vibrant setting, you’re sure to have an enjoyable and successful experience.

What To Expect At Our Events

Attending a Speed Dating Social event in Newtown is an exciting and engaging way to meet new people in a vibrant and lively area. Expect a well-organized event with around 40 attendees, evenly split between men and women, ensuring a great balance. Upon arrival, you’ll sign into the matching app by either typing in or scanning the QR code, entering details like your name and starting table. The event kicks off at 7 PM with a brief mingle time, followed by a series of 5-minute dates. Ladies stay seated while gentlemen rotate, ensuring everyone gets to meet.

Speed Dating Social’s structured approach, breaking events into age groups like 25-36 and 30-42, helps ensure compatibility and a better chance of making connections. During your dates, conversation cards and ice breaker games can help get the conversation flowing. Great conversation starters include asking about favorite travel destinations, hobbies, and what they love about Newtown. 

An intermission at 8 PM gives you a chance to grab a drink and relax before the final round of dates. By the end of the night, you’ll use the matching app to tick off who you’d like to see again. If both parties tick each other, contact details are exchanged. Even if you tick someone who didn’t tick you back, they’ll still get your details, so there’s always a chance for a follow-up.

Speed Dating Social’s events often include niche groups like Christian, Asian dating, catering to specific communities and making it easier to find someone with similar backgrounds or values. With events usually held on Friday or Saturday nights, you can look forward to a fun evening out. Early bird tickets start at $29.90, offering great value for a night full of potential connections.

After the event, consider taking your new match to nearby attractions like The Enmore Theatre for a show or Sydney Park for a relaxed walk. With Speed Dating Social’s expertise and Newtown’s vibrant setting, you’re set for a memorable and enjoyable experience. To get the most out of it, be open-minded, engaging, and ready to make new connections in a fun, friendly environment.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social stands out for its well-rounded and thoughtful approach to speed dating. You can enjoy a drink at the bar during your speed dates, adding a relaxed touch to the evening. The ability to see a list of all attendees, even those you don’t chat with, maximizes your chances of finding a match. Each time someone ticks you, you get their contact details, increasing connection opportunities. Uploading your profile pic and entering notes on matches through the app keeps everything organized. 

Early bird tickets from $29.90 make it affordable. With 12 dates per event, equal gender ratios, and mingle time before and after, plus a mid-way intermission, there’s plenty of interaction. Founded in 2020 by Darcy Todd and now in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, the company’s experienced hosts ensure a smooth event. The 30-day refund policy and ticket transfer option add flexibility, making Speed Dating Social a top choice for meeting new people.

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Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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Our Newtown Venues

Speed dating at The Courthouse Hotel’s historic venue, established in 1921, is located at 202 Australia Street. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by vintage memorabilia and historical photographs, adding to the charm. The extensive beer garden is perfect for mingling, offering a wide selection of craft beers and classic Australian pub food like burgers and schnitzels. With daily happy hour specials, it’s easy to relax and check into the evening.

The venue’s ample indoor and outdoor seating options ensure everyone is comfortable. Being dog-friendly, it’s a great spot for meeting pet lovers. For those driving, there’s street parking, and if you’re taking public transport, Newtown Station is nearby, making it easily accessible. Nearby suburbs like Erskineville and Camperdown mean you’re likely to meet locals, increasing compatibility.

During the event, you’ll have your own table, introduced to each date with conversation cards and ice breaker games available if needed. The hotel also broadcasts live sports, so you might find a match who shares your love of sports. After the event, consider taking your date to Sydney Park or catching a live show at The Enmore Theatre. The Courthouse Hotel’s blend of history, community vibe, and modern amenities makes it an ideal location for a memorable speed dating experience.

The Marlborough Hotel

145 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

The Marlborough Hotel, also known as The Marly, located at 145 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042

Attending a speed dating event at The Marlborough Hotel, or “The Marly,” in Newtown, is located at 145 King Street. Established decades ago, The Marly’s multiple bars, including a rooftop bar with stunning views over Newtown, provide ideal spots for mingling. Enjoy a wide range of beers, both on tap and bottled, or try one of their signature cocktails during happy hour. With ample seating across different levels, including outdoor areas, you’ll find a comfortable spot to meet your matches.

For food lovers, the pub menu offers a variety of options, from burgers and pizzas to more gourmet dishes, providing excellent conversation starters. Public transport is convenient with Newtown Station nearby, and the vibrant King Street location means you’re close to attractions like The Enmore Theatre for a post-event date.

The Marly’s welcoming atmosphere attracts a diverse crowd, making it easy to meet locals from nearby suburbs like Erskineville and Camperdown. As a community hub, The Marly often hosts trivia nights and other local meetups, adding to its singles nights. Whether you’re looking to make new romantic connections or enjoy the vibrant nightlife, a speed dating event at The Marly is a fantastic choice.

The Vanguard

42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

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The Vanguard located at 42 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042

You’ll find The Vanguard’s blind dating nights at 42 King Street. This live music venue and restaurant opened in 2003 and has since become a beloved spot for new lovers. The intimate cabaret-style seating, vintage speakeasy decor, and cozy ambiance set the perfect stage for meeting your next love. As you arrive, you’ll feel the warm, welcoming atmosphere, enhanced by soft lighting and a high-quality sound system.

The Vanguard’s full dinner menu offers delicious options to enjoy a dinner date, with a range of wines, beers, and cocktails available at the bar. With a capacity of approximately 130 patrons, the venue ensures an intimate setting where you can comfortably engage with your dates. For the best experience, sit close to the stage to enjoy the live performances at the end of the evening.

Public transport is convenient, with Newtown Station nearby, making it easy to reach. Nearby suburbs like Erskineville and Camperdown mean you’ll meet locals, enhancing compatibility. Enjoy the blend of great food, music, and potential new connections in this vibrant Newtown venue.

How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event in Newtown works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

The best venues for speed dating in Newtown include The Courthouse Hotel, The Marlborough Hotel (“The Marly”), and The Vanguard. Each offers a unique atmosphere and excellent facilities for meeting new people.

You are likely to meet singles from nearby suburbs such as Erskineville and Camperdown. These areas are known for their vibrant communities and are easily accessible to Newtown.

People from Newtown should consider the venue’s atmosphere, ease of access via public transport, and the type of crowd it attracts. Venues like The Courthouse Hotel and The Marly are popular for their lively and welcoming environments.

For a first date, consider visiting:

The Enmore Theatre: Perfect for catching a live show or comedy night.

Sydney Park: Great for a leisurely walk or picnic.

King Street: Offers a variety of cafes and restaurants for a casual and fun dining experience.

Look for areas within the venue that promote easy conversation and comfort. For instance, The Marly’s rooftop bar offers a relaxed atmosphere, while The Vanguard’s intimate cabaret seating allows for engaging conversations.

Dress smart-casual. You want to look approachable and comfortable, yet put together. Venues in Newtown often have a relaxed yet trendy vibe.

Expect a diverse crowd including students, young professionals, and music enthusiasts. Newtown is known for its eclectic and inclusive community.

Public transport is highly recommended. Newtown Station is centrally located and offers easy access to most venues. For those driving, there is street parking, but it can be limited.

Arrive early to settle in and get comfortable with the venue. Be open-minded and ready to engage in light-hearted conversation. Having a few ice-breaker questions prepared can be helpful.

Newtown offers a unique blend of vibrant nightlife, cultural attractions, and a diverse community. This makes it an ideal location for meeting like-minded singles in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

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