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The exciting transformation of an historical Hunter Valley Hotel into an utterly Unique Venue for live entertainment, food and amazing vibes.


Our story began when we took over a sleepy, historical Hunter Valley pub in 2022 and transformed it into a zany, off-the-wall art and music mecca.  Quickly establishing itself as a treat for lovers of live music, local wines, food and drinks, Qirkz offers patrons a unique time out, outstanding entertainment weekly and tons of fun.

Qirkz in the Hunter is not only an enticing venue in the Hunter – it’s an experience.


Imagine a place where the soul of music intertwines with the heart of art. A place where every note resonates with history, and every corner tells a story.

Aside from being a music-venue, bar and cafe, Qirkz is an explosion of creativity – walls adorned with colourful Indonesian art, memorabilia and décor so wild it’s an absolute feast for the eyeballs.

Suffice to say, Qirkz is the perfect place to stage a party, a wedding or a meetup with new and old friends. Consider it your new local 'hang' - the coolest bar in the area - come sip a cocktail or grab an ice-cold beer or beautiful Hunter Valley vino.

"Qirkz is a boon in the world, both for audiences and musicians"
Deborah Conway AM - iconic legendary award-winning Oz singer-songwriter



Now, about the music ..... it's as varied as a circus sideshow! From well-known performers to newbie talent: rock’n’rollers, country, jazz, blues, folk, cabaret, and everything wacky, wild and wonderful in between - our curated music program has something for everyone! 

What’s more, you can turn your special day into a festive extravaganza by hosting your event at Qirkz.
Bring your party to one of our great gigs - or take over the whole place! Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, barmitzvahs, engagements or just a wild Wednesday night to break up the week – we’ve got the space, the sound and the sizzle to make it unforgettable.


in the heart of the Hunter Valley


QIRKZ is a journey, and a celebration of the finest Australian musical talent, set against the backdrop of a 1910 hotel, with a deco vibe that's more art gallery than hotel.

Do you appreciate the finer things in life? The simple strum of a guitar, a brushstroke on canvas, the tantalising aroma of gourmet food. At QIRKZ, we've combined all these passions into one unforgettable experience. Enjoy a show or Dinner & Show in our intimate, live music showroom, where the passion of Australia's best musicians awaits you.

We’re not that far from anywhere in the Hunter Valley. Abermain is like the quirky middle child between Cessnock and Kurri Kurri. So if you’re on your way to the picturesque Hunter Valley for a day trip or getaway, do yourselves a favour and drop in at Qirkz. Say g’day, have a bite, a drink, soak up the music and enjoy the atmosphere.


"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
Marilyn Monroe




But wait, there's more! As foodies ourselves, we make sure everything we serve - from our cafe offerings to our hearty dinners (and absolutely everything inbetween) is absolutely delicious!

Qirkz also showcases outstanding local Hunter Valley products and other artisan offerings such as conserves, relishes, cheeses, olives, wines and so much more. Come taste the difference!


We made a video with our friends! Explore how Qirkz came to land in Abermain, who we are, what we are about, and check out who is featured in our reel.

So, next time you're making your way through the Hunter Valley, swing by Qirkz in Abermain. We promise you a zany good time and a dose of Marilyn's wisdom to boot.

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