Ouseburn Newcastle: Bars and pubs

Ouseburn Newcastle is known as the ‘creative quarter’, full of art, music, history and incredible scenery such as the Tyne River. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Ouseburn bars and pubs for you and your friends to enjoy. We hope you Enjoy Newcastle!

The Tyne Bar


The Tyne Bar in Ouseburn Newcastle is the perfect little spot to enjoy a refreshing pint and some delicious pub-grub. This bar offers a variety of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to enjoy whilst taking in the wonderful view of the Tyne River. The Tyne Bar is also known as one of the most famous music venues in Newcastle. They host free live gigs and DJ events for the pure entertainment of their customers. This Bar is especially great in summer, providing outdoor seating for a sunny pint!

UNIT 12 – Under The Bridge​​


Unit 12 is known to many as ‘Under The Bridge’, located under the bridge in Stepney, Ouseburn. This bar venue is relatively new, hosting live music resident dj events, alongside tasty food, drinks, toasty fire pits and a big TV projector screen. Unit 12 are well known for their unique, mouth-watering burgers that are specially made in the Unit 12 kitchen by skilled chefs. This bar is one of a kind, providing exciting events for you and your friends to enjoy. 

Arch 2


Arch 2 is a Brewpub and Kitchen, renovated from an old tyre garage. This bar is joint to Thali Tray, a vibrant restaurant serving gorgeous Indian Street food. Arch 2 is located on Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, enriched with creative artwork. Inside you will find a unique bar/tap room selling a wide range of beers and drinks as well as a beer garden with cosy fire pits to keep their customers warm and comfortable.

Tyne Bank Brewery


Inside the The Tyne Bank Brewery is a roomy Victorian Taproom and a modern, vibrant beer garden. Their beer is freshly poured from the bar’s on-site brewery, adding to the magic and uniqueness of their beers. The Tyne Bank Brewery is not just the average bar, they provide multiplayer games such as table tennis, X-Box, and darts as well as holding quality music events. You will find the Tyne Bank Brewery on the edge of Ouseburn, just into Byker.

The Tanners Arms


The Tanners Arms is located at the beginning of Ouseburn’s creative quarter, the perfect starting point to indulge in a pub pint. The Pub is known for serving up creative dishes as well as being reliable to host great music and local arts. The Tanners Arms strives to be one of the best pubs in Ouseburn Newcastle and is dedicated to ‘pushing the boundaries of a great pub’. You will find pub quizzes, D’Js, street art and vinyl tables inside.

Full Circle Brew Co


The Full Circle Brew Co offers a large selection of craft brewing beers, including their core range and seasonal beers. Full Circle Brew provides the ultimate brewery experience whilst serving up incredible pizzas, cooked to perfection in their wood fire oven. If you’re not into beer, they have a wide range of wines, cocktails and don’t forget their award-winning spirits.

Ghetto Golf


Ghetto Golf is a crazy golf venue, offering a unique and creative bar experience. As you step inside you will be immersed into an incredible bar and golfing venue, filled with different themed golf courses and an American style eatery. At Ghetto Golf you can enjoy a range of delicious cocktails, spirits and beers!

The Cluny


The Cluny is a hotspot for live music in Newcastle, hosting exciting events and gigs all year round. This bar / event space provides tasty food served Monday-Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-7pm. The cluny is an ideal spot to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a succulent beer. 

The Ship Inn


The Ship Inn is known as being one of the oldest pubs in the Ouseburn area, holding great historic significance. At The Ship Inn you will find a great variety of ales, beers and wines as well as food made freshly in their pub kitchen. Their food menu is renowned as being one of the best vegetarian and vegan menus in Ouseburn Newcastle. The Ship Inn is ideal in the summer when you are able to sit in their beer garden and relax with a refreshing pint.

Brinkburn Brewery


Brickburn Brewery is a fantastic independent brewery, serving incredible cask and keg beers which are served from their very own brewery. They use only the best fresh ingredients that are sourced locally to provide the best for their customers. Enjoy delious ‘Geordie tapas’ alongside their tasty beers.

The Cumberland Arms


The Cumberland Arms provide a fantastic range of beers and ciders, which you will be able to enjoy in the winter next to their fire or in their spacious beer garden in the summer. This pub is all about loving music, comedy, and theatre, as you will see with their fantastic events.

The Free Trade Inn

The Free Trade Inn is a traditional pub, priding themselves in their shabby charm. This pub is never-changing, offering some of the best beers, ales and ciders. On the doorstep of this pub you will find a fantastic view of Newcastle Quayside and can continue enjoying this view in The Free Trade Inn’s beer garden.


To conclude, Ouseburn is a great little area of Newcastle full unique and quirky bars and pubs. We hope you Enjoy Newcastle.

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