Drinking in Newcastle

Newcastle Upon Tyne is the most fun you can have in any English city outside London. It’s utterly modern, yet its distinctive “Geordie” culture of hospitality is steeped in tradition. It is a city that values the arts in all their forms. Any day you might see a poetry reading on Eldon Square, street theatre, public sculptures or an open-air concert. The city also has other treasures in world class galleries and museums.

Newcastle’s quirky mix of different sights and activities is an invitation to understand why the city is called the party capital. While you’re there, you will want a taste of the nightlife! Euro Hostels, which provides the Newcastle hostel, has helped put together a list of places where you can get a drink, a meal and have a damn good time!

Ø  For a pint with a view

Name: The Free Trade Inn

Summary: The Free Trade Inn is one of Newcastle’s oldest pubs, catering to people who really know the difference in their beers and ales. The view from the Inn looks down onto the River Tyne and the bridges. They have a pet cat by the name of Craig David – really! Say hello to it while you down a drink or two.

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

Trip Advisor rating: Four Stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

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

Ø  For a casual drink that can last all night

Name: Lady Grey’s

Summary: this pub is in the middle of the city and caters for the discerning drinker. You can get cask ales, craft beers, wines. The snacks are better than average as well with cheese boards and sausage rolls. This place is good for either a quick stop or a long layover.

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

Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

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

Ø  For gin lovers

Name: Pleased to Meet You

Summary: With a name like that you would say it’s friendly or they do a lot of speed dating! If you love your gin and tonic, look no further. With 50 gins to choose from and almost the same number of tonic additives, you’ll remember PTMY for its creative gins, a cut above the rest.

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

Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

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

Ø  For dining and drinks

Name: Lola Jeans

Summary: Located near Newcastle’s busiest shopping streets, Lola Jeans is the perfect pit stop 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

Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

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

For a bit of live music

Name: Tyne Bar

Summary: This place is a hangout for regulars as well as those wanting a bit of live music with their drinking. It’s popularity increases on sunny days as the pub is located under a bridge arch. Its location ertainy gives it that independent style.

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

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




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