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Aug 10

Where should I go for drinks in Newcastle?

With a stunning quayside, buzzing nightlife and picturesque surroundings, it’s no wonder Newcastle Upon Tyne is thought of as one of the UK’s best locations for a weekend away. Whether it’s a night out with the lads, the girls, a couple’s weekend or a lively stag or hen do, there’s something for everyone.

Whilst visiting the northern city, it’s only natural to want a taste of the famous nightlife. To make sure you’ve got options – whatever the reason for your trip – Newcastle hostel provider Euro Hostels has gathered together a list of some of the best venues so you can head straight oot on the toon.

For a pint with a view

Name: The Free Trade Inn

Summary: As one of Newcastle’s oldest pubs, The Free Trade Inn caters for real beer and ale drinkers. As well as being a cracking boozer, it also boasts one of the best views of the area – looking down at the River Tyne and its bridges. Make sure to say hi to Craig David, the pub cat, too.

Address: 2 St Lawrence Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AP

Website: N/a
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Trip Advisor rating: Four Stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  •   Free jukebox
  •   Pub cat
  •   Good selection of real ales
  •   Beer selection
  •   Famous view

Opening hours:

  •   Monday 11:00 – 23:00
  •   Tuesday 11:00 – 23:00
  •   Wednesday 11:00 – 23:00
  •   Thursday 11:00 – 23:00
  •   Friday 11:00 – 00:00
  •   Saturday 11:00 – 00:00
  •   Sunday 11:00 – 23:00

 

 

For a casual drink that can last all night

Name: Lady Grey’s

Summary: Situated in the centre of Newcastle, Lady Grey’s is a gem of a pub. There is something for everyone – with cask ales, craft beers, wines – and top-notch pub snacks like cheese boards and sausage rolls. Lady Grey’s is perfect for a sneaky pit stop, or if you’re looking to settle in for an hour or two.

Address: Shakespeare Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6AQ

Website: www.ladygreys.co.uk
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Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  •   Sausage rolls
  •   City centre pub
  •   Sunday fayre
  •   Guest beers
  •   Real ale
  •   Friendly atmosphere

Opening hours:

  •   Monday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Tuesday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Wednesday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Thursday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Friday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Saturday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Sunday 11:00 – 02:00

 

For gin lovers

Name: Pleased To Meet You

Summary: PTMY appreciates the craftsmanship of the perfect gin and tonic – it’s truly a gin-lovers paradise. Here, you can design your dream G&T – choose from over 50 gins, add a tonic (anything from herbal to lemon) and finish with a garnish of coffee beans, rose petals, cherries and more.

Address: 41-45 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1EW

Website: www.ptmy-newcastle.co.uk

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Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  •   Gin menu
  •   Great decors
  •   Sharing platter
  •   Great cocktails
  •   Saturday night
  •   Gins
  •   Fab

Opening hours:

  • Monday 11- 01.00
  •   Tuesday 11:00 – 01:00
  •   Wednesday 11:00 – 01:00
  •   Thursday 11:00 – 01:00
  •   Friday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Saturday 11:00 – 02:00
  •   Sunday 11:00 – 01:00

 

For dining and drinks

Name: Lola Jeans

Summary: When you need a pit stop from shopping, Lola Jeans is the perfect spot for drinks and lunch to re-charge your batteries. This pub is perfect for lovers of a ‘quirky’ décor, with delicious food (gourmet steak sandwich, anyone?) and cocktails at its core.

Address: 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE

Website: www.lolajeans.co.uk

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Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  •   Steak
  •   Triple cooked chips
  •   John Dillinger
  •   Audrey Hepburn
  •   Sharing board
  •   Lovely window seater

Opening hours:

  •   Monday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Tuesday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Wednesday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Thursday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Friday 12:00 – 02:00
  •   Saturday 12:00 – 02:00
  •   Sunday 12:00 – 00:00

 

 

For a bit of live music

Name: Tyne Bar

Summary: For live music and a choice of real ales, visit the Tyne Bar – located in Newcastle’s Ouseburn. Especially popular on sunny days, this pub has a chilled-out vibe and is situated under a bridge arch, which adds to its independent style.

Address: 1 Maling St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LP

Website: www.thetyne.com

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Trip Advisor rating: Four and a half stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  •   Sunny day
  •   Beers and lagers
  •   Outside seating area
  •   Free jukebox
  •   Excellent atmosphere
  •   Real ale
  •   Lovely food

Opening hours:

  •   Monday 12:00 – 23:00
  •   Tuesday 12:00 – 23:00
  •   Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
  •   Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
  •   Friday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Saturday 12:00 – 00:00
  •   Sunday 12:00 – 22:30