Newcastle’s historic and bustling streets are home to a myriad of fantastic bars and pubs. Perfect for the thirsty day-tripper or hungry traveller, Newcastle is famed for it’s Quayside bars, inner-city pubs down winding side-streets and upmarket afternoon teas. Whether it’s some quiet drinks in a cosy pub, cocktails at an upmarket bar or a big night out on the town, the city of Newcastle and neighbouring Gateshead have a lot to offer.
An old favourite for tourists and locals alike, The Cluny is a great place to enjoy a pint of craft beer or European lager from the pub’s extensive cellar. By day the kitchen offers some great twists on pub classics and by night The Cluny transforms into a small, but legendary music venue that’s hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons and the Arctic Monkeys. Aside from the great music and food, the venue has a vast drinks offering and remains one of the only Newcastle bars to feature in the World’s Best Bars Top 100. The Cluny is a Tyneside must-see.
Tucked away inside Newcastle’s Aspers Casino, Freya’s Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some sophisticated cocktails in elegant surroundings. As well as a great menu featuring some unique takes on well-known dishes, from Fish & Chips to Thai Curry, Freya’s Restaurant boasts a fantastic cocktail menu that’s sure to quench your thirst after a long day shopping or sightseeing. If you’re the type that likes diversity from a night out, there are even two further bars in the casino, where you can indulge in some people watching, whilst looking over the hustle and bustle of the gaming floor.
The Tyne Bar
One of the most well-known pubs in the Newcastle scene, The Tyne Bar has been a mainstay of the Newcastle pub scene since the early 1990’s. Based in the ever-burgeoning Quayside area of the city, The Tyne Bar’s free jukebox can be both a blessing and a curse, whilst it’s live music and heated beer garden beneath the Glasshouse Bridge make it a must-see Summer destination, full of phenomenal beers and good times beside the banks of the Tyne, it’s well worth the trip.
The Gin Bar
As you might expect, Newcastle’s The Gin Bar is the number one spot for everything gin. Offering the ultimate gin martinis and the option to ‘Re-engineer’ your favourite gin cocktail, The Gin Bar is the perfect venue to start a night out on the town. With a menu jam-packed full of your favourite cocktails and some great craft beers to match, you’ll not be short of choice when it comes to choosing what to drink. If cocktails aren’t your thing, The Gin Bar also offers a fantastic range of coffee, crafted by in-house baristas dedicated to providing the best bean-to-cup coffee you can get. Enjoy all things gin in Newcastle here.
Tyneside Bar & Café
Right at home in the new Tyneside cinema, the Tyneside Bar & Café offers cinema-goers, shoppers and tourists the perfect place to relax with a pint of local beer or a classic cocktail. With a great menu featuring simple, classic dishes, you won’t be going hungry when you visit the Tyneside Bar & Café. It’s not all about the food and drink either, the venue also has a full calendar of events, from live music, DJ sets and even a quiz night. Whether you’re in Newcastle just for the day or for longer, a visit to the Tyneside Bar & Café should be on your to-do list.
Tipsy Tea @ 97 & Social
Everyone likes a classic afternoon tea, especially one that includes everything this one does. Available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, the Tipsy Tea menu features delicious and delectable treats from every corner of the world, with continentally-inspired cocktails to match. With fresh sandwiches, macaroons, and a whole range of other exotic delights, you’re not going to go hungry any time soon , so spend an afternoon like no other and visit Tipsy Tea @ 97 & Social.
Lane7 Eat & Drink
The American-inspired bar at Lane7 Eat & Drink is the perfect place to enjoy some relaxed drinks with friends after a long week of work or a day shopping. With a bar crammed with delicious draught beers, rye whiskies and everything Americana, there’s also cocktail menu full of delicious things to try, but it’s not just about the drinks. Lane7 Eat & Drink offers a fantastic menu featuring slow-smoked ribs, sliders and even superfood salads, so if you’re a health conscious couple who like a drink or simply fancy indulging, Lane7 is the place to go. Book your tickets to Newcastle and visit Lane7 Eat & Drink for an experience to remember.
As one of the most popular bars in Newcastle, serving super drinks at great prices, Alvinos is a must-go venue for any Newcastle visit. With a cellar featuring some unusual, but exotic beers and wines and an award-winning cocktail menu to match, Alvinos is the perfect spot to start or end your night out. There’s plenty to do whilst your there too, with foosball and pinball machines giving you the chance to challenge your friends or family to a battle-royale. So whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for some after-work drinks, or somewhere to party, Alvinos is a great place to start. Book your tickets to Newcastle today and visit Alvinos.