Newcastle night out? Look no further than our handy guide to the party capital of the North!
Packed with so much more than just the parties you’ve seen on TV, it’s an epic cosmopolitan city with world-class culture. The most vibrant and diverse nightlife you’ve ever seen. The list goes on and on and on.
Aye, there’s sometimes a bit of drizzle and a biting North Sea breeze, but nobody in Newcastle ever lets a bit of Northern weather get between them and a belta of a night out on The Toon. Not when there are so many incredible nights to be had.
But just where do you start in this behemoth of a city? Well, so you don’t end up sweating buckets at Soho, Swingers or Flares (like always), here’s our comprehensive guide to Newcastle’s insane nightlife.
Take a stroll around the picturesque Quayside
By day, this area of the city is an epicentre for modern arts, music and culture. But by night? The Quayside springs into life with the trendiest bars Newcastle has to offer, all set against the backdrop of the beautifully mesmerising Millennium Bridge.
And for the best views of the illuminated picturesque scenery? Look no further than the stylish glass-housed bars and restaurants on the riverside – there isn’t a better place to watch the sun go down over the Tyne than right here.
And once the sun has completely set, you simply have to head to The Bridge Tavern. This boozy, beer-filled haunt is full of exposed brickwork, swanky drinks plus its very own terrace directly underneath the Tyne Bridge. With a cool onsite micro-brewery to browse, it’s a dog-friendly spot too!
Sip the perfect pint down Grey and Dean Street
Here’s one for the real ale lovers.
A short walk from the Quayside, these streets are lined with enough traditional pubs and craft beer bars to be the start and end of your next beer crawl. And speaking of where to start, it really has to be Grey Street.
Not only does it have the friendliest vibes, but if you’re into experimental beers you can pop into a place called Bierrex. This spot is home to 31 custom-made pumps, boasting ever-changing lagers, ales and beers from both keg and cask.
But if a change of scene is really required, you can’t go wrong by heading down a little cobbled path just off Grey Street and going to Green Street and Pilgrim Street. Here you’ll find a chic selection of modern, boutique bars with art-deco interiors and decent cocktail menus. You really can’t go wrong with this area of Newcastle – unless you want something a bit more upmarket and exclusive…
Feel like a VIP along the Diamond Strip
Trendy, suave, and home to the biggest nights out in Toon; just a minutes’ walk from Central Station, the main Diamond Strip is set on Collingwood Street and extends to a couple of bars on Mosley Street.
Full of very swanky venues famed for attracting the famous, the Diamond Strip is truly the place to be and be seen. One of the few student-free zones of the city, the bars here are united by bohemian interiors, lavish décor and cosy little corners filled with plush sofas – and, at times, eye-wateringly expensive drinks prices.
Perdu is a particular highlight, with a boutique lounge and its own ‘secret garden’. Or if you’re after cocktails and an unrivalled party atmosphere, all housed in an opulent building with 30ft ceilings and marble pillars, look no further than Revolution at the very start of Collingwood Street. And really if you stumble into any of Livello, Madame Koo or House of Smith, you can expect a luxury kind of night out.
Leave your Converse trainers at home and get your glad rags on if you’re gonna hit this area of the city.
And guess what? A night out in Newcastle is about to get even better…
At long last, we’re bringing our eccentric Cuban spirit to the brilliant city of Newcastle!
Think feasts and fiestas straight from the tropics. Latin-inspired food and tapas. A slice of Havana in the heart of Newcastle. And rum. Yes, there’s going to be lots of rum.
Wanna get a taste of what to expect from Newcastle’s quirkiest, most exotic new spot? We bet you do. Check out the food and cocktail menus right here.