After 35 years, The Newport Hotel as we know it will be no longer.
The Freo stalwart posted a notice online announcing that it was closing time for the Newy and called for last drinks before they ‘make way for something new that we know you’ll love’.
The doors will close on Christmas Eve.
David Heaton, licensee at The Newport Hotel, said that while the heritage feel of the building will remain, it will undergo renovations to make it a ‘darts bar’.
“Unfortunately, as the new kids are coming through, tastes have changed, and the Newport needs to change,” he said.
The renovations are expected to be finished in May.
The Newport will be open for two ticketed New Year’s Eve events NYE: Block Party and NYD JAM.