The best bars in Newcastle
The best bars in Newcastle
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment, Newcastle is the perfect spot for a night out. After a day of exploring and sightseeing the city, you can dance the night away or unwind on a rooftop terrace with a few cocktails.
Explore Newcastle's best nightlife areas, pubs and cocktail bars in this handy guide.
The best nightlife areas in Newcastle
Wondering where to go on a night out in Newcastle? Worry not! This city is brimming with lively venues for all tastes and budgets.
Our top picks of the best nightlife areas include; the Diamond Strip, Bigg Market, the Quayside, Dean Street and the Pink Triangle.
Best for: Glamorous parties
Glamming up is almost imperative on the Diamond Strip. Sitting in Newcastle's beating heart between Collingwood Street and Central station, this area is packed with slick and exciting venues. Enjoy some of the best DJs in town and live music all night.
Best for: Students
Between China Town and Collingwood Street, Bigg Market comes alive with students between Thursday and Saturday. Most venues have themed nights during the week and fantastic live entertainment over the weekend, so the party never stops!
Best for: Food enthusiasts
Once an industrial area, the Quayside has become one of Newcastle's best nightlife spots, with a prime location and cosy gastropubs. Fringing the banks of the River Tyne, Quayside is famous among food lovers, thanks to the variety of eateries serving British classics.
Best for: Beer lovers
Beer lover? You're not alone! Nearly everyone choosing Dean Street as their nightlife go-to shares this passion. The road connects Grey Street with Newcastle Castle and has a varied selection of breweries and pubs. There is also a handful of wine bars, in case beer doesn't tickle your fancy!
Best for: LGBT+
Newcastle's leading LGBT+ nightlife district is home to some of the city's best bars. Lying west of Central station, the Pink Triangle promises great fun, with karaoke, themed nights, and fantastic live entertainment year-round.
The best cocktail bars in Newcastle
Eclectic and original, Prohibition Cabaret Bar is a treat for the senses. Enjoy vintage cocktails, brilliant entertainment and pub quizzes in this lively venue.
It may look small, but Alvino's Bar has three floors, two bars and a beautiful outdoor terrace. It serves delicious vintage and contemporary cocktails.
This award-winning gem is tucked behind Bigg Market and boasts an intimate atmosphere. Step into the stylish cellar and let the knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu.
Tasty cocktails, brilliant entertainment and friendly staff; it doesn't get much better. The Continental is all about celebrating with great company.
Located underneath Bigg Market, where the public Victorian toilets once stood, WC Newcastle is a sophisticated venue serving cocktails and wines. Join a Wine Wednesday class or enjoy live music in this intimate setting.
The best pubs in Newcastle
Pub aficionado? Here are some of Newcastle's best pubs and gastropubs, whether you're up for a quick bite or a fun-filled evening.
Colonel Porter's is no ordinary pub. With a tavern, botanical garden and rhum bar, it's a journey through history. The venue is famous for inventing the Newcastle Brown Ale, now served in 40 countries worldwide.
Whether drinking, eating, or both, The Bridge Tavern won't disappoint. This gastropub offers local classics with a twist, real ales and wine, which you can enjoy on the outdoor terrace.
The Redhouse is everything you want from a classic pub and more. Tuck into one of the hearty meals (think pie and mash!), or enjoy some drinks outside for an alfresco evening with friends.
The Broad Chare 'Big on warmth, low on fussiness' is this venue’s motto, which sums up the whole experience. The Broad Chare is about hearty British classics, traditional ales and great company.
Old George Inn Dating back to the 16th century, the Old George Inn features low-beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and a convivial atmosphere. Enjoy a drink under the outdoor canopies while dancing the night away.