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Coming Soon: Wingboy's Third Sydney Outpost Will Bring Bottomless Wings and Beer to Newtown

Wingboy is taking over the former home of Thirsty Bird with 13 house-made sauces and plenty of craft beers.
By Ben Hansen
June 02, 2023
By Ben Hansen
June 02, 2023

Sydney chicken wing chain Wingboy has already made its mark in Randwick and Darling Square. The local upstart is based on the time-tested combination of saucy wings and cold beers — and it's now spreading its footprint to the Inner West, launching a third restaurant on King Street in Newtown.

Opening its doors on Monday, June 19, Wingboy Newtown has taken over the former digs of Mr Crackle's now-closed fried chicken shop Thirsty Bird. While the offerings here don't go above and beyond what you'd expect from a cheerful chicken wing shop, it's all about nailing the finer details.

There's an impressive list of 13 different sauces that you can choose to douse your chicken or cauliflower wings in, all made in-house each day. Fans of the classic can opt for buffalo, Korean gochujang or Louisiana-style wings, while more adventurous diners can turn their attention towards honey sriracha, sweet and sour plum or extra extra hot asskickin' varieties.

Wingboy Darling Square

You'll also find plenty of choice on the beer menu. Tiger and Newtowner will be pouring — with the Tiger available in a huge three-litre beer tower — while there's also plenty of craft tinnies to try including Young Henrys Motorcycle Oil, Heaps Normal, Capital Brewing Rock Hopper IPA and Brookvale Union Ginger Beer. If you're not a fan of a brew, there's a variety of margaritas, negronis and wine to pair with your wings.

Wingboy also loves a deal. For two hours (4–6pm) every Monday and Tuesday you can nab $1 wings and $5 Tiger schooners, on Wednesday nights there's bottomless wings and fries for $35, and on Thursday nights you can order a whole kilogram of wings for just $20.

Plus, every Friday and Saturday, you can round up your friends for two hours of free-flowing wings, tenders, fries, slaw, tap beer, house wine and soft drinks for $70 per person.

Wingboy Newtown will open at 226 King Street, Newtown on Monday, June 19, operating from 12pm–late Monday–Sunday.

Published on June 02, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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