It’s very hard to compile a list of the Top 10 best bars in Newcastle that would ‘float everyone’s boat.’ Some people love the Continental style independent establishments or the back street boozers with their local ales; others look for more upmarket wine bars or chic cocktail bars whilst the masses flock to the busy chain pubs. For that reason we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 best bars in Newcastle which we believe would satisfy all tastes, whether you’re native to Newcastle, just visiting, or a stag or a hen party out for the night, we give you our guide to the 10 best bars in Newcastle:
1. Jalou bar Newcastle
Jalou bar Newcastle has fast become one of the hottest weekend nightspots for the city’s movers and shakers, with its sumptuous interior design, unrivalled music policy, delicious cocktails and friendly service; this comes as little surprise.
Situated next to Newcastle Central Station, The venues elegant Victorian facade and purpose built terrace provide the perfect city centre haven for lounging and grazing from the informal yet delicious food menu during the daytimes and early evenings.
Jalou is the perfect venue to unwind, let your hair down and enjoy the elegant surroundings with a glamorous crowd who know how to party. Boasting both bar and private booths surrounding the dance floor, the venue is perfect for both groups and those wanting something a little more intimate.
Open Seven days a week, Jalou offer their patrons something special every day.
Jalou is all about unwinding & enjoying your leisure time in this stunning venue with an emphasis on delicious cocktails, exceptional service and friendly atmosphere, creating a perfect allure for Newcastle’s movers and shakers.
Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 5DH
Phone: 0191 260 6311
2. Bijoux bar Newcastle
Located on Mosley Street, the extremely popular Bijoux bar opened its doors in 2008 and has since become the official pre-bar to some of Newcastle’s prestiges nightclubs. With regular features on TV shows including MTV’s Geordie shore, Bijoux has quickly transformed from an uber trendy Newcastle bar into a national phenomenon drawing in ‘A list’ celebrities and tourists alike.
Bijoux’s sassy décor creates a sophisticated setting for its guests, reinforced by contemporary styling and clever low level lighting. Bijoux offer 3 bookable VIP booths which are available 7 nights a week.
Entry to Bijoux is free all night every night and there are no pretentious guest lists or annoying queue jumping, however due to its overwhelming popularity, there is a frequent queue, but as the saying goes “Good things come to those who wait!”
There are always great music sets showcased by some of Newcastle’s finest club DJs. Add frequent, great drink offers along with friendly, efficient staff and you get a memorable experience from a key player within the party capital of the world!
Bijoux bar, 36 Mosley Street, Newcastle, NE1 1DF.
Call: Anytime (24 Hours) to Book: 07779 2229 78.
3. Label bar Newcastle
Established in 2012, Label bar’s popularity has since escalated into epic proportions forcing all of its local competition to stand up and take notice.
Upon entering Label, You can’t help but admire the décor with its decedent upholstery, chandeliers and damask patterned walls all tastefully complimented by an ever changing lighting scheme.The vibe in Label is always great due to the sheer number of revellers present. The playlist consists of a descent mix of commercial, RnB, house and old school classics. The bar and door staff are plentiful, friendly and “switched on.”
The choice of drinks seems endless from a selection of beers, wines, bespoke cocktails and my absolute favourite, the famous cocktail in a teapot which just oozes quirkiness from handle to spout.
The drinks prices are always good value reinforced by constant 2-4-1 offers.
Label bar is a definite first port of call on a night out in Newcastle.
14 – 16 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5RG
Tel: 0191 261 8701
4. Bonbar Newcastle
Bonbar is regarded as one of Newcastle’s premier bars. Situated in the iconic Assembly Rooms building which is only a short walk away from Central Station, this spacious bar, restaurant and late lounge is capable of hosting up to 700 revellers. Offering free entry all night, Bonbar boasts 12 lavish VIP booths, a converted18th centaury main ballroom and an outside drinking terrace framed against the magnificent Assembly Rooms building.
The huge island bar is stocked with a superb selection of spirits, cocktails, wines and beers. With ten elegant booths Bonbar offers a spacious yet welcoming environment for daytime and evening restaurant dining, drinks or a late night out complete with live music and DJ’s on weekends.
The weekend starts early at Bonbar; expect sensational cocktails, hedonistic partying and the very best service, all at discounted prices. Warm up before hitting town or stay and party hard, it’s free entry all night.
The music is strictly party tunes from start to finish supplied by resident DJ Mojaxx. Expect House, Hip-Hop & RnB all night on Bonbar’s incredible Bose ‘RoomMatch’ Sound System.
The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU
5. Players Sports bar Newcastle
This list would not be a true representation of the best bars in Newcastle without an offering from The Gate. We have chosen to include the pick of the bunch, Players bar, in our guide.
Established in 2006, Players bar is a two floored venue which boasts a huge, circular bar downstairs and a podium where performances can be enjoyed every night of the week from the renowned Players free style dancers and the Players breakers. Renowned for its uniqueness and versatility, Players is the perfect venue to kick start your night out. With great drinks offers, modern decor and a wide array of DJs playing a diverse range of music including indie, RnB, dance, cutting edge and classics.
For the elite, the select and the fashionable, Players VIP offers style and quality. With its own private bar, exclusive cocktails, Premium spirits, finest champagnes, gorgeous hostesses and prime views of the Players All Star Dance Team.
On Newcastle United home match days Players has pre and post match entertainment which attracts a large sports crowd as well as a large student crowd on weeknights. There are also several wide screen TVs situated throughout the venue showing premiership football and other sporting events with drinks offers for every televised match.
Extremely popular with students, locals and hen and stags, Players Sports bar is the place to party!
G2, The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5TG
Phone: 0191 260 2233
6. Revolution bar Newcastle
Revolution bar Newcastle is a luxurious bank conversion with original 30ft ceilings, marble pillars and classic wood features. Although it’s part of a well-known chain, Revolution doesn’t feel at all like ‘chain bar’. A six-figure makeover has transformed the existing bar into a premium drinking and dining venue. The impressive new-look venue offers patrons plush surroundings, hostess table service and a quirky yet elegant finish making it the perfect setting for long lunches, after work cocktails and late night partying.
Vodka, Vodka, Vodka.
There are over 90 different vodkas on offer here including 30 home-made flavours and a host of premium brands. There’s also a very impressive cocktail list to choose from.
Revolution has firmly cemented itself into the Newcastle scene boasting fantastic music, a great atmosphere and excellent service. With a reputation for its party atmosphere with amazing soundtracks provided by house DJs, you can see why Revolution Bar stands loud and proud amongst the Newcastle bar elite.
Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF
Phone: 0191 2618901
7. Tokyo bar Newcastle
With its feet firmly planted on the Newcastle bar scene, the award winning Tokyo bar has set a precedent for decadence, style and innovative cocktails.
Tokyo bar is tucked away on Westgate Road near Newcastle’s Central Station. The elegant bars understated facia does not prepare you for the 3 floors of pleasure that await inside. With a heated Roof Garden and bar on the top floor, the Main Bar area on the ground floor and the impressive Tokyo Below in the basement.
Tokyo’s chic interior boasts chandeliers, candelabras, brick-walled booths and quirky decorative items. This sumptuous interior certainly contributes to this stylish bars overall charm.
Tokyo’s drinks prices are reasonable for a city bar with frequent promotions on offer; including dice nights where if you roll a six you get your drink for free.
Thursday nights on the terrace are always popular, with DJs on hand to liven up the evening and of course this slick little bar is always packed to the rafters on the weekend.
17 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE
Phone: 0191 2321122
8. Pleased to Meet You bar Newcastle
Described as a Gin Draft Eatery, Pleased to Meet You opened its doors on May 2013 and has since grown in stature. Situated on Newcastle’s High Bridge Street, this spacious bar’s interior is a melting pot of new and old styling with wooden floors and bare brick walls alongside exposed air conditioning and large glass fronted doors which open out creating a more spacious feel.
Pleased to Meet You is to gin as Revolution is to vodka stocking over 70 different gins but also has an gargantuan range of craft beers, ales, wines and cocktails. This slick bar also has good food on offer, and with a menu that incorporates dishes from around the globe, there is definitely something for everyone at this Gin nirvana.
Open seven days a week, this popular venue plays regular music along with a house DJ providing the soundtrack on busy Fridays and Saturdays.
41-45 High Bridge,Newcastle,NE1 1EW
Phone: 0191 340 5137
9. Florita’s bar Newcastle
From Miami to Newcastle, a bar with much kudos! This is due to a few important factors. The bar is situated on Newcastle’s thriving diamond strip next to The House of Smith. Graced by Gaga, frequented by Fergie and raved about by Rihanna, there is no doubt that Florita’s Miami Bar and Tropical Gardens is definitely the place to be seen. An entrance adorned with palm trees, eclectic tropical décor and sumptuous cocktails help you escape from the hustle and bustle of life making you feel as if you were in Miami. Florita’s boasts a VIP suite, dance floor and a huge outdoor garden complete with cocktails, cold beers and sundrenched beats.
Open seven days a week from 5:00pm-03:00am Florita’s frequently promote drinks offers including Margaritas Mondays when all Margaritas are 2-4-1.
This stylish bar has a VIP suite which is ‘exclusively for everyone.’ real celebs hang out for people who know how to party… but with no red carpet, no joining fee and no attitude.
The good music, atmosphere and people make Florita’s Miami bar one of Newcastle’s hottest bars.
Address: Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF
Phone: 0191 261 8271
10. Bar 38 Newcastle
Bar 38 is a slick and popular venue situated on Newcastle’s Quayside.
After recently receiving some cosmetic surgery this trendy bar now competes with the City’s top venues for the title of Newcastle’s No1 hotspot.
Bar 38 is a stylish and comfortable bar renowned for its cocktails, good value drinks and efficient friendly service. Spread over an extra large ground floor area with a huge dance floor/party area, this Tyneside powerhouse can accommodate up to 500 people.
Open six nights a week, Bar 38 offers constant promotions and events including; ‘Live forever Mondays’ where local talent is showcased. ‘Regulate Tuesdays’ where House DJ Aiden Copland plays the best of Hip Hop/ R&B. ‘Team player Wednesdays’ where deals for Sports Teams and Societies are offered plus televised live sporting events. ‘Reloaded Thursdays’ a rock night features live bands from the alternative music scene plus house DJ Richie.
With house DJ’s providing the soundtrack for Friday & Saturday nights, Bar 38 a great party venue.
Exchange Buildings, Lombard Street, Newcastle, NE1 3AE
Phone: 0191 2616565
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