Places of Interest In Newcastle
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You can count on Newcastle to give you a trip to remember. From coastline to culture, there’s something for everyone here and we’re sure you already know Newcastle's nightlife is hard to beat. If you haven’t experienced it yet, what are you waiting for?!
Places of Interest
Newcastle is notorious for its nightlife, hugely popular for stag and hen do's!
...in fact, you’ll struggle to avoid fancy dress on the streets of the Bigg Market. Get stuck into the Steins at Bier Keller or plan a bar crawl round The Gate for cheap drink deals usually involving trebles (and table dancing).
If you’re here for a classier kind of evening, The Diamond Strip has a glitzy selection of upmarket bars and nightclubs, while High Bridge Street is home to stylish gin bar Pleased To Meet You. Get there early to grab a seat for the duration. For pub golf and drink offers, look no further than Jesmond’s famous Osborne Rd – a favourite with the students. For cool micro pubs and real ale breweries, get yourself down to the Ouseburn, beards and beanies optional, but recommended.
Newcastle is packed with places to send yourself into a deep carb coma.
Newly refurbed Grey’s Quarter now has popular cocktail and dinner venues Chaophraya and The Alchemist. Meat-eaters are spoilt for choice in the city centre with gluttonous burger joint Fat Hippo, and smokehouses spanning Hop & Cleaver, Longhorns, Bierrex and Red’s True Barbecue.
Comfort food is something Newcastle does really well. Head to The Herb Garden for proper wood-fired pizzas and Central Oven & Shaker for creative cocktails and carb loading, or grab a pie and pint at Red House on the Quayside. The Botanist has lush views of the city centre and a rooftop terrace that's an Instagrammable hot spot over Bank Holiday and a cosy, winter wonderland when it gets colder.
Newcastle isn’t all about the booze, it has so much more going on...
Lane7 will keep you and your mates busy with bowling, crazy golf and beer pong. Re-fuel with wood-fired pizzas and a good cocktail menu. For things to do that are a less Geordie shore and a little more civilised, pop to the independent Tyneside Cinema where you can watch the latest Indie films in style with a glass of wine or local craft ale alongside your popcorn.
The Biscuit Factory is a cool art and crafts gallery set in an old warehouse and the Laing Art Gallery holds regularly changing exhibitions. On the other side of the river, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art includes a 6th-floor restaurant with class city views.
Newcastle and Gateshead have some of the best live music venues in the UK
Whether you’re into small, intense gigs where you can get up close to the band; or big stadium concerts with a buzzing atmosphere – Newcastle has it all. If a band is up and coming and worth knowing about, chances are they’ll be playing at the Cluny. This intimate, independent venue is based down in the cool, creative hub of the Ouseburn, where you will also find the Tyne Bar – known for its free live music events and Evolution Emerging festival.
For live music in a nightclub environment, choose from Think Tank at Digital or Riverside Newcastle, on the banks of the Quayside. Sage Gateshead is a landmark live music venue, with world-class acoustics and Metro Radio Arena is the largest concert venue in the North East, showcasing all the big names in music.
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Newcastle is home to a number of great sporting venues
Any Geordie will tell you that St James’ Park is the best stadium there is. The atmosphere is always electric and, whether you’re a Magpie or not, you’ll enjoy a match day here. As well as international football, it was used as a football venue for the 2012 Olympics. The stadium also hosts Dacia Magic Weekend, a huge event in the city’s sporting calendar. The stands fill with rugby fans to experience the very best of Rugby League entertainment. Plus, live music, food vendors and fancy dress!
Gateshead International Stadium has world-class facilities, including an IAAF-standard track and a state-of-the-art gym. While Newcastle Racecourse within the 812-acre Gosforth Park hosts the social-calendar fave, North East Ladies Day, amongst loads of racing events throughout the year.
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