Newcastle cocktail bars | Top 10

Welcome to our article on Newcastle cocktail bars, where we put together our top 10 cocktail hotspots to share with you. Whether you’re coming to Newcastle for the weekend or moving here for university, we have included a range of cocktail bars for you to explore. We hope you Enjoy Newcastle and the wonderful cocktail bars the city has to offer.

Market Shaker


First up is Market Shaker with their creative and unique cocktails, serving weekdays 4pm-1am and weekends 12pm till 1am. Market Shaker is an indoor and outdoor bar, including comforting fire pits to stay warm. They are one of the best Newcastle cocktail bars having a distinct take on cocktails, including funny punch lines and rubber ducks! For all you pizza lovers out there, Market Shaker serves one of the best pizzas in Newcastle, which you can order whilst dancing to disco, funk and soul.

The Botanist


The Botanist is a remarkable cocktail bar and restaurant located next to Greys Monument. This cocktail bar / restaurant is secret garden themed, with an amazing tree house like design. Moreover, The Botanist is famous for not only their delicious cocktails but their delicious hanging kababs. They serve up cocktails in the most incredible flavours including ‘Rhubarb Rose Martini’ and ‘Watermelon Spritz’.



Livello is known for their gorgeous luxurious cocktails, bar and late night venue. They recently renovated and have since opened their fabulous boujee doors as a ‘late night playground for grown ups’. Livellos allows you to enjoy their inspired cocktails in their fresh venue located on Newcastle Quayside. Moreover, if you feel snackish, they also serve up a remarkable selection of food which you can enjoy alongside their tasty cocktails.

Central Oven and Shaker


Central Oven and Shaker is located near Central Station, perfect for a stop off for food and cocktails before or after your train journey. We love Central Oven and Shaker because it serve’s up some of the wildest cocktails in Newcastle, including Nutella, strawberry cheesecake, Netflix & Chill and Watermelon Sugar High. In addition to their cocktails, if you’re feeling hungry, we recommend trying their tasty pizzas too. Central Oven and Shaker is said to be one of the best restaurants in Newcastle for pizza.

Pleased to Meet You


Next on the list is Pleased to Meet You, located on High Bridge street in Newcastle city centre. It is made up of three areas which include the bar, the restaurant and Viceroy (a late night cocktail bar, under Pleased to Meet you) with an upbeat DJ. In addition to their elegant and sophisticated cocktails, they also offer over 100 gins. Pleased to Meet you have a uniqueness about them as their cocktails explore ‘shores, exotic climes and hot, dusty evenings’. Perfect for spontaneous cocktails.



Above, as the name suggests, is a rooftop bar located at the top of the Vermont Hotel, with breath-taking views over Newcastle Quayside. As well as the view, Above provides spectacular food but most importantly impressive, classy cocktails. You can enjoy your cocktail whilst taking in some of the best views of Newcastle skyline whilst listening to top DJs and live musicians. This rooftop bar is definitely up there on the list of top favourite Newcastle cocktail bars.



Next up is Banyan, a stylish cocktail bar offering well-known and luxurious cocktails. This cocktail bar and restaurant is located in the centre of Newcastle, next to the famous Greys Monument. Banyan offers a cosy vibe in the winter and a luscious outdoor area in the summer. Their 2-4-1 cocktails are served all day Sun-Fri all day and Sat from 5pm. Banyan has outstanding indoor décor, including a stylish bathroom, perfect for Instagram pictures.

The Hudson


Following on our list of the top cocktail bars is The Hudson, located in the County Hotel in Newcastle city. They are a bar and restaurant offering professionally made cocktails and fresh food. The Hudson was inspired by the 19th century railway scene which is projected into the interior of the venue. You can sample The Hudson’s famous cocktail list and dance the night away to fantastic weekend performances.

Mother Mercy 


Mother Mercy is a cocktail bar, located in Newcastle city centre. Their bar is a basement cocktail bar, with a personal and comforting atmosphere. Moreover, they provide great cocktail tasting, with the opportunity to meet some like-minded people. This must visit bar has a range of stunning bottled cocktails which you can order online, including ‘El Nido Mule’, ‘Run for the Sun’ and ‘Strawberry Mojito’.

Tiger Hornsby


Finally, last but not least is Tiger Hornsby which is considered as one of the best Newcastle cocktail bars in the city. They provide a stylish, refined and friendly space for all. They have award winning cocktails which makes the experience of cocktail drinking even better. Tiger Hornsby is constantly experimenting with new drinks and updating their cocktail menu for the best tasting cocktails.

Twenty Twenty


Twenty Twenty Two are located near the centre of the buzzing Newcastle city, perfect if you’re exploring Newcastle, looking for a few cheeky cocktails! This vibrant cocktail bar / restaurant offers a wide range of 20 signature cocktails, mocktails and hard shakes, providing an option everyone can enjoy. As most of you will be pleased to know, Twenty Twenty Two run 2-4-1 everyday from 3pm-8pm and all day Sunday, the perfect opportunity try out some of their delicious cocktail recipes. In addition, they offer a bottomless brunch option where you can indulge in bottomless cocktails and mocktails, great for birthdays and other special occasions!

Overview of Newcastle cocktail bars

Although we are sure there are more exciting and unique Newcastle cocktails bars, we hope you enjoyed our top favourites! We do appreciate any recommendations for us to try and add to our list. 

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