Bars in Newcastle

Newcastle is a fantastic city known for its unique yet exciting nightlife. In this article we cover a range of stylish, quirky and iconic bars in and around the city. Whether you’re looking for after work drinks, a weekend pint or a drink with the girls, there is something for all. We hope to share some of the best bars in Newcastle to help you Enjoy Newcastle.

Pleased to meet you


Pleased to Meet You is a bar made up of three sections, ‘The main bar’, ‘The restaurant’ and ‘The Viceroy’. Each section has a friendly atmosphere and distinct stylish look. You can visit the main bar for a chilled drink or head down to The Viceroy in the evening for cocktails and a late night DJ. In addition, Pleased to Meet You is known as a contemporary gin bar that is popular and well known to the Geordie community. When visiting this bar in Newcastle, you can choose from more than 50 gins as well as stunning cocktails, craft beers and cask ales. 

Holy Hobo


Holy Hobo is nestled on the outskirts of Newcastle city, with unique characteristics, great entertainment and fantastic drinks. This Newcastle bar is filled with good energy and vibes, including top notch DJs and pub quizzes. Holy Hobo serves up fantastic cocktails including ‘Espresso Martinis’, ‘NY Cosmos’ and ‘Bubble-gum Daiquiris’. In addition to cocktails they serve up delicious fresh beers, including premium lager. At the Holy Hobo you can always expect a quirky new drink added to the menu.

Revs De Cuba


Revs De Cuba Newcastle is a fantastic Mexican rum bar including stylish indoor and outdoor seating. This bar is extraordinary, filled with iconic Cuban and Tiki inspired art decoration and tables, including fairy lights and stunning Tiki designed pillows. As well as Revs De Cuba’s delicious drink range, they host live music, happy hour, cocktail masterclasses, bottomless brunch and private hosted events.

Hard Rock Café


The Hard Rock Cafe is new to Newcastle, located near Quayside, right next to the buzzing city. This bar has amazing views onto the River Tyne on the raised Mezzanine floor, which you can enjoy as you sip their local brew beers and tasty hand-crafted cocktails. As well as drinks, The Hard Rock Cafe serves up some of the best burgers in town, freshly made along with seasoned fries to enjoy with an afternoon drink.

Pitcher and Piano


Pitcher & Piano is a stunning bar, full of class and sophistication. Inside you will find a stylish bar venue, friendly atmosphere and happy staff. Pitcher and Piano offer a wide variety of drinks which include quirky gins such as ‘Kiss from a Rose’, ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Watermelon Sugar’ as well as classic cocktails, Ciders and ales. This Newcastle bar is the perfect place to celebrate or indulge in after work drinks.

Slug and Lettuce


Slug and Lettuce is the iconic bar experience, with 2-4-1 cocktails and tasty food bites. There are two Slug and Lettuce bars in Newcastle. One located on Quayside next to the stunning River Tyne and one located in Newcastle city centre. This bar is super cosy and stylish with a friendly atmosphere and delicious drinks. 



Harry’s Bar is a stylish bar located on Grey’s Street, decorated for the ultimate bar experience. Harry’s Bar is a great place for after work drinks or even an evening hotspot to let your hair down. This bar includes a great selection of drinks, with an especially good cocktail menu. In addition, Harry’s is known for their fantastic and friendly service which will top off your bars in Newcastle experience.

Brew Dog


Brewdog first opened in 2012 in Newcastle city located between Grainger Town and the stunning Quayside. This well-known bar is home to some of the best beer in town, which you can enjoy whilst watching their regular live events. Brew Dog is an excellent place to meet up with your friends or family whilst indulging in mouth-watering beers from around the world.

The Hudson


The Hudson in Newcastle is located inside the County Hotel, holding historic significance all the way back to the 19th Century. Out of all bars in Newcastle, the Hudson is most definitely up there on the best designed bars, from elegant to sophisticated, this bar is stunning. The Hudson bar serves up incredibly fresh cocktails made by cocktail bar experts. Enjoy live performances in a luxury, lively setting.

Lelia Lily’s


Lelia Lily’s is an award winning Rosette Bar, located on Grey’s Street in Newcastle. This bar offers an impressive selection of food and drinks including ‘Watermelon Sugar Wine’, ‘White Forest Gateau’ and ‘Lady in Red’ to name a few. The atmosphere is super friendly and welcoming, top of the best bars in Newcastle.


We hope you enjoyed discovering some of the best bars in Newcastle and be sure to tag us on our socials if you decide to visit. In addition, if you have any more recommendations for us to try and add to our list let us know using our social icons below.

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