Cool and Quirky Bars in Newcastle

It's no secret that our city is one hot ticket when it comes to a decent night out, from roaring clubs to sexy cocktail joints. And while a cracking bar is the norm, there's also a whole host of unusual and unique places to drink. So whether it's a birthday party with extra pizzazz or a second date you're searching for, we've rounded up the quirkiest cocktail bars in Newcastle right here.

Last updated on 21st January 2022

With vintage leather sofas, an cosy fire place and bare brick walls, this charming den is as comfortable as your own living room, with the added extra of punchy cocktails and an eclectic food menu alongside all sorts of music.

97 & Social - Jesmond

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97 & Social is one of the top quirky restaurants in Newcastle, nodding to an English heritage theme with baroque fireplaces, floral wallpaper and intricate light fixtures. As well as offering one of the best happy hours in Jesmond, this spot serves a hearty menu of comfort food classics.


The Hustle bar and disco lounge in Newcastle is one unique spot to hit up for after work drinks, dates and get-togethers with friends. You can get your lips around a New York-style menu, all washed down with cocktails, craft beer and live beats.

Complete your bucket list of bars in Newcastle with Bonbar, a quirky restaurant-meets-cocktail joint in the city centre. When it comes to refreshments, this place will line your stomach with wings, steaks and burgers with handcrafted sips to wash it all down. 

Searching for cool bars in Newcastle? Alvinos oozes laid-back vibes with foosball tables, pinball machines and DJs taking over when the weekend rolls around. That's not all though, as this quirky boozer will keep you coming back for its alfresco drinking opportunities and happy hour deals.

From the notorious cocktails through to the hearty American plates, Jam Jar in Jesmond is all sorts of cute and quirky. With daytime drinking written all over it, the spot is perfect for a casual night that starts with juicy burgers and milkshakes before happy hour kicks off.

The Town Wall

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It may be a pub, but The Town Wall is worth a mention when rounding up Newcastle's quirky bars. Set in a Grade-II listed building, this place was once the home of Thomas Bewick as well as being part of the original ramifications to the city, perfect for history buffs.

Lola Jeans

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Any Geordie cool kids knows that Lola Jeans is where it's at. The slick space has all sorts of unique features, including walls painted by local artists, a downstairs speakeasy and whopping plates of American comfort food if hunger pangs strike.

If there's one place you're going to want to get to know a little better, it's Pleased To Meet You. One of the top bars in Newcastle city centre, this place offers something a little different with its old-school decor, incredible gin list and scrumptious small plates.

If you're looking for traditional and full of interesting trinkets, then Lady Greys is the space for you. The topsy-turvy little pub is filled with bits and bobs such as type writers, globes and historical prints, all found alongside an excellent selection of cask ales and tasty bites to eat.