10 places you must visit on a night out in Newcastle
Newcastle is notorious for its vibrant nightlife, with people from across the UK often travelling to the north-east city to soak up the tantalising atmosphere. Another reason to take in the city’s night-time scene is that there’s bars to suit whether you’re wanting anything from a traditional craft beer to some delicious cocktails or a wee glass of fizz.
Unsure where to begin your night? Help is at hand, as Newcastle hostel provider has put together this list of 10 venues that you must pop into while in the city:
Opening its doors in 2015, Bealim House 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.
One of the first things that you are likely to notice when you step inside The Botanist is the bar’s 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?!
BrewDog must be considered as one of the prime players of NewcastleGateshead’s craft beer revolution. 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.
The Gin Bar
If you would like a Martini or an authentically produced gin-based cocktail, look no further than The Gin Bar. 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.
Lola Jeans can be found right in the heart of Newcastle, with the chic bar catching the eye with its luxurious chandeliers and huge pieces of wall art. As well as blending edgy with elegance in a fantastic manner, 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 that’s well worth a visit.
The winner of the Best Late Night Venue for two years running, No.28 is an exotic, adventurous and ‘on fleek’ bar that must be seen to be truly believed. 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.
It may be new compared to most of the other entries on this list, but Passing Clouds has already captured plenty of attention and made lots of fans. 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.
Pleased To Meet You
Ever wondered how one of Newcastle’s most historic Grade II listed buildings could be transformed into a stylish and sophisticated gin bar? Wonder no more; just visit Pleased To Meet You. 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.
There’s lots of classy bars, restaurants and eateries vying for your attention along Newcastle’s Quayside, but Tiger Hornsby is arguably the pick of the bunch. 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.
The Ware Rooms
No matter the occasion, The Ware Rooms will suit you and your party. In fact, 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 really is something for everyone — including food and drink offers and a capacity for 250 people if you want to hold a private function.