Best Bars in Newcastle

9 Best Bars in Newcastle

If you’re wondering what the best bars in Newcastle are, then we’ve put together a list for you so you can avoid disappointment on your night out.

Every group has different needs when it comes to heading out for a proper Newcastle night out. Whether you want a chilled weekend away at one of Newcastle’s hidden gems or yearn for a lively cocktail bar at the centre of town, we’ve put together a brilliant list for the top 9 bars to suit either mood. Happily browse through the our recommendations below and get excited for the party ahead…


15 Bars in Newcastle to Visit

Pleased to Meet You - Best Bars in Newcastle

1. Pleased to Meet You

A bustling and popular Lisbon bar set entirely on a cosy rooftop, Portas Do Sol is a fantastic place to start out your big night out in the Portuguese capital, as you can kick back with a glass of wine or a cocktail whist taking in the stunning views of the bay. Inside the bar itself is a chic industrial-style venue with stripped back features and an extensive bar with plenty on offer. No matter what time you plan on hitting the town, this is a top choice for a starting point.

📌 41-45 High Bridge » | Website »

BrewDog - Best Bars in Newcastle

2. BrewDog Newcastle

BrewDog never fails to disappoint which is why they’ve spread all over the UK. This venue in particular opened its doors to Newcastle in 2012 and is a real ale pleaser.

If you’re a group of gals that love a beer, then there’s so many tasty bevvies to choose from here and you can enjoy them in a clean, spacious and modern environment accompanied with live music on the mezzanine level. We also have a list of some of the best breakfasts in Newcastle.

📌 16 Dean St » | Website »

Alvinos Bar - Best Bars in Newcastle

3. Alvinos Bar

A bustling and popular Lisbon bar set entirely on a cosy rooftop, Portas Do Sol is a fantastic place to start out your big night out in the Portuguese capital, as you can kick back with a glass of wine or a cocktail whist taking in the stunning views of the bay. Inside the bar itself is a chic industrial-style venue with stripped back features and an extensive bar with plenty on offer. No matter what time you plan on hitting the town, this is a top choice for a starting point.

📌 88 Pilgrim St » | Website »

Tiger Hornsby - Best Bars in Newcastle

4. Tiger Hornsby

This late night bar is conveniently located along Newcastle’s Quayside and is one of the newest nightlife additions to the area.

Decorated beautifully with plant life mixing in with old industrial-style pillars, it’s the perfect place to pop into if you’re looking for a more chilled out place to spend time at.

Nothing is tacky, you can expect nothing but class and sophistication when you’re sipping your cocktails.

📌 8-10 Close (Quayside) » | Website »

Holy Hobo - Best Bars in Newcastle

5. Holy Hobo

Another rustic feeling bar with an amazing cosy interior. Somewhere in-between a lively and chilled out scene makes this a great place to have a few drinks. The exposed red brick walls mixed in with the plants, flowers and wooden beams really sets a good vibe for the night and isn’t too expensive.

You’ll find loads of beer choices at the bar along with tasty cocktails, gins and wines. There’s even a 2-4-1 happy hour every single day from 5pm-7pm. Here are the best bars in Brighton if you are heading down South.

📌 Jesmond Three Sixty » | Website »

Tokyo - Best Bars in Newcastle

6. Tokyo Newcastle

This unusual bar is all about presentation. It’s a mix of a modern British bar with Japanese colours and themes. The mix of black and red décor with dark lighting makes it a cool place to hang late at night.

There are comfy exclusive booths as well as an outdoor garden where you can enjoy a wide selection of unique cocktails, spirits and craft beers. This is probably one of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle. Check out the best vegan restaurants in Newcastle when you're looking for a bite to eat.

📌 Westgate Rd » | Website »

Prohibition Cabaret Bar - Best Bars in Newcastle

7. Prohibition Cabaret Bar

Everyone wishes they were alive during the roaring 20s, its probably the classiest era there ever was. This bar takes you back to the time of art deco and sophistication and despite the name, is far from the days of prohibition- there’s lots of booze going around here and is why the bar’s hidden away down a narrow-cobbled backstreet.

Expect jazz music blaring out in the background and don’t be shy to dress with a fascinator and sparkly dress to go with the theme. Head over to another amazing city and try out some of the best bars in Leeds.

📌 25-27 Pink Ln » | Website »

Gunner Tavern - Best Bars in Newcastle

8. Gunner Tavern

With access to 18 keg lines and 5 casks of ale, this cosy alternative-style pub is perfect for beer loving hens. If you want to stray away from the conventional cocktails, then you’ll love this bar. There are local craft ales, IPAs, stouts and anything else you can think of that belongs to the beer world.

Finely furnished and a modern wide bar stretching the room, Gunner Tavern has class and full of buzzing vibes. Have a blast! Check out the best bars in Birmingham.

📌 Neville St » | Website »

The Gin Bar - Best Bars in Newcastle

9. The Gin Bar

This chilled out casual bar specialises in… wait for it… gin (in case you didn’t guess). The favourite sophisticated drink of many Brits, this is the place to come if you’re after a relaxed night and crave a good gin and tonic or mouth-watering gin-based cocktail.

If the group’s split down the middle when it comes to gin, do not fret- there’s plenty of other drinks on sale from cocktails and spirits to beers.

📌 Forth St » | Website »

The Rose & Crown - Best Bars in Newcastle

10. Rose & Crown

The perfect place to enjoy a bit of live sport with your drinks, Rose & Crown Newcastle is a fantastic no-nonsense pub that can be a great place to stop off on your big night out in the city. With regular karaoke and quiz nights as well as classic pub grub, this is an old-school pub that’s great for relaxing and chatting whilst grabbing a bite to eat. Situated on the bustling Newgate St, you won’t be far from all the action here either.

📌 5-7 Newgate St » | Website »


Best Beer Gardens in Newcastle

When the sun is shining down on the River Tyne, there’s no better place to relax than an outdoor space filled with booze. The best beer gardens in Newcastle can be hard to find, so we’ve compiled this quick list so you can get out there for some fresh air and a beer – the ultimate combo!

Brandling Arms | High St, Gosforth

Unit12 | 1 Stepney Rd

Barluga | 35 Gret St

The Tyne Bar | 1 Maling St

The Forth | Pink Ln

97 & Social | 97 Osborne Rd


The Mushroom Bar - Best Bars in Newcastle

11. The Mushroom Bar

A late bar that resembles more of a nightclub than a chilled-out venue is the awesome Mushroom Bar Newcastle. This underground hotspot is a top venue with locals, students and visitors alike. With live DJ sets late on and an extensive menu of great cocktails to try out, this lively bar and its electric atmosphere is almost next-to-none, making it an epic place to spend your Geordie night out in style.

📌 82 Grainger St » | Website »

The Star Inn - Best Bars in Newcastle

12. Star Inn

If you’re a fan of a bit of live music whilst enjoying your drinks then Star Inn Newcastle is the place for you. With local live acts playing across each weekend, this Newcastle bar is situated just a short walk away from the city’s Central Station. Situated on the exciting Westgate Road, you’ll be right in the heart of all the action that this party city is known for.

📌 79 Westgate Rd » | Website »

Rafferty's - Best Bars in Newcastle

13. Rafferty's Newcastle

One of the oldest bars in Newcastle, Rafferty’s has a great selection of beers, spirits and cocktails to offer thirsty punters. Known for being a no-frills boozer that has been a local favourite for many years. With a cosy interior, this bar’s décor features exposed brickwork that still remains from the Victorian era. Aside from the stunning atmosphere, you’ll find cheap trebles and plenty of beer pitchers here too!

📌 29-31 Pink Ln » | Website »

The Town Wall - Best Bars in Newcastle

14. The Town Wall

Dating all the way back to the 1200s, The Town Wall Newcastle is a proper historic pub in the heart of the city. Situated inside the stunning grade-II listed Bewick House, this fantastic boozer is a cosy and atmospheric place to enjoy a pint, cocktails or whatever you fancy. Open ‘til late on the weekends, this is also a brilliant place to grab a bite to eat during the day too with their no-nonsense pub menu.

📌 Pink Ln » | Website »

The Victoria Comet - Best Bars in Newcastle

15. The Victoria Comet

Directly opposite the city’s main railway station is the iconic Victoria Comet Newcastle. A famous bar in the city, this venue had been used as a film set for the Michael Caine classic “Get Carter”. A long-standing favourite in the city for literally hundreds of years, this is one of those Newcastle bars you certainly don’t want to miss out on visiting! With great pints on tap and a pub-grub menu filled with the classics we all know and love, the Victoria Comet isn’t worth skipping on your big night out!

📌 Pink Ln » | Website »


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