Newcastle is well known for its vibrant night life and groups often travel to Newcastle especially to soak up the atmosphere. When it comes to partying, Geordie’s have a flare for it and it’s no wonder with so many great venues right on their doorstep. Whether it’s craft beers, cocktails or a wee glass of fizz you’re after there’s a venue to suit your needs in Newcastle.
If you’re hoping for a night on the tiles or a quiet drink after work we’ve got a list of the best places to try. Our list will help you navigate the huge number of venues you have at your disposal by giving you a list of our favourite 10. We struggled to get our list down to a mere 10 but here it is:
1. Passing Clouds
One of NewcastleGateshead’s most recent recruits to the buzzing bar scene – Passing Clouds should be in your “must-visit” list. Ideally situated slap bang in the lively centre of Newcastle, Passing Clouds brings a touch of upmarket sophistication to the Bigg Market which might previously have featured on your “best-avoided” list. With lavish gold and velvet décor, high-end cocktails and soulful tunes you won’t need to explain your reasons for a night out in the Bigg Market anymore. This bar offers a touch of class and is definitely a rising star on the NewcastleGateshead scene.
2. Pleased to Meet You
This swanky, sophisticated and stylish gin bar has transformed one of Newcastle’s most historic Grade II listed buildings into a contemporary bar with a difference.
With over 50 types of gin available, and helpful staff on hand to help you make the right choice, the bar also has a wide range of local and international craft beers, cocktails and cask ales.
Stunning décor, high-quality food and a friendly and inviting atmosphere – Pleased to Meet You has it all.
Perhaps leading the craft beer revolution in NewcastleGateshead, BrewDog holds its own as a city centre haven for beer lovers. This relaxed and trendy venue is host to 33 taps of craft beer and head-swimming choice from all over the world. Hang out, compare beers, play board games and listen to live music in this bustling beer house.
4. The Gin Bar
The Gin Bar specialises in Martinis and other authentically produced Gin based cocktails. You can create, or ‘Re-engineer’ your own cocktail the way you want it using their unique menu. Classic cocktails and a wide range of all your favourite drinks are on offer too.
5. The Botanist
Add The Botanist to your bar-hopping schedule if only to take in the vibrant atmosphere. Under a vast dome ceiling, star-studded with thousands of twinkling lights The Botanist is a captivating venue whose central bar is beneath an elvish tree which looks like it belongs in an enchanted forest. Head out to the terrace which provide stunning views overlooking Newcastle’s famous Grey Street. The Botanist boasts an imaginative cocktail list served in creative ways – I mean, who doesn’t love drinking a cocktail from a watering can?!
6. Lola Jeans
A chic bar in the centre of Newcastle, Lola Jeans combines elegant chandeliers with huge, imposing wall art to create a venue which cleverly blends edgy with elegance. Lola Jeans is well-placed in the centre of Newcastle which makes it the ideal place to start a night on the toon. If you fancy heading out of the city – Lola Jeans also has a Tynemouth outpost well worth a visit.
7. Tiger Hornsby
Tiger Hornsby is situated on Newcastle’s iconic Quayside and joins a string of classy bars, restaurants and eateries along the Tyne. Oozing class, sophistication and a Roaring Twenties-meets-James Bond elegance – Tiger Hornsby promises to start any night out in style. Don’t miss its rolling programme of live music, DJ and themed events.
8. Bealim House
Bealim House opened in 2015 and is NewcastleGateshead’s first, authentic Gin distillery, bar and eatery. Bealim House produce their own Newcastle Gin on the premises in collaboration with local artisan distiller, Durham Gin. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or not, enjoy a drink and great atmosphere in this welcoming, urban-chic bar. The bare brick, industrial feel ensures Bealim House is any hipster’s paradise.
No.28 is adventurous, exotic and very “on fleek” – so it’s in no way surprising it won the award for Best Late Night Venue two years in a row.
Beautiful lighting and open brick walls create a stripped back, modern and industrious theme that contrasts yet compliments the elegance and detail of the bar’s food and drink. Hidden above the Grainger Market, you would be forgiven for walking on by but now you know, there is no excuse.
10. The Ware Rooms
The Ware Rooms, is a fantastic venue for any occasion. Whether you’re watching live football on one of several large screen TVs, relaxing in a VIP Booth, attending a function or event or just meeting up with friends, you won’t find a better bar in Newcastle.
Serving food from 8am-11pm and with a late licence at weekends there’s something for everyone including food and drink offers and a capacity for 250 people if you want to hold a private function.
What’s more, with it being Euro Hostel Newcastle’s inhouse bar you won’t have far to stagger to a good nights sleep!
* All of our information is correct at the time of publishing