Best Bars In Newcastle

Famous for that infectious Geordie charm, affordable drinks and a unique party atmosphere, this city has some of the best nights out. We’ve taken the trouble to put together a list of some top watering holes, filled up with a mixture of disco dens, trendy hangouts and homely neighbourhood haunts. Read on to discover the best bars in Newcastle and find your perfect spot.

Last updated on 14th July 2022


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One of the best bars on Newcastle Quayside, Livello offers a stylish night in their cool space, which is packed out with plush leather booths, glitzy disco balls and funky furnishings. Pick up a marshmallow martini for a sugary treat and head over to the dance floor, where DJs keep you dancing late into the night.

Jalou Newcastle

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Making our list of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle is Jalou. While a party palace at heart, the venue's bartenders are constantly experimenting with different ingredients and recipes. Think mixes inspired by your favourites sweets and, even, the Cookie Monster.

River Bar Washington

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River Bar Washington on Bonemill Lane has made a name for itself in Newcastle's nightlife circles, serving guests a variety of hearty Southern-inspired comfort food with equally fiery cocktails. Laid-back and offering a welcoming atmosphere, this spot will put a smile on your face.

Spy Bar Jesmond

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A stalwart in Jesmond, Spy Bar is arguably one of the city's most popular bars. Based on Osbourne Road, they whip up ice-cold drinks and delicious pizzas during the day. At night, however, things are kicked up a notch, with resident DJs playing party tracks long into the wee hours.

With vintage leather sofas, a cackling open fireplace and antique lampshades, The Holy Hobo is a sophisticated affair in the heart of Jesmond. Cocktails like the Dib Dab 'tini have a nostalgic taste of your childhood. Plus, a varied setlist of house, hip-hop, RnB and reggae means there's always something funky to shake those hips to.

Lola Jeans

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Lola Jeans is a real jewel of the city, bringing quirky charm and sleek style in equal measure. This place has swanky interiors of dark panelled walls, pink accents and floral upholstery, while the cocktail list is sure to hit the spot too. 


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Aveika is a watering hole in a world of its own. By day and early evening, they supply their guests with a variety of tasty treats from their Japanese menu. At night, this glittering palace becomes a party paradise for sophisticated drinkers and dancers.

Cool bars in Newcastle don't get much better than Alvinos, which is kitted out with vintage vinyl records, pinball machines and industrial-styled lamps. Head to the roof terrace in warmer months, or settle down inside to sip cocktails in the retro space.


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Dig out those Hawaiian shirts and revel in the summery delights of this kooky drinking den. From its affordable tiki cockails to the live DJs injecting further fun with a mash-up of funk, soul and hip-hop beats, it's not to be missed out on.