A list of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle wouldn't be complete without giving The Alchemist a mention. A staple in many cities across the UK, this swish drinking den is whipping up theatrical cocktails, so you can watch yours bubble, fizz and foam before you give it a taste.
Cocktail Bars In Newcastle
Sometimes, only a perfectly mixed drink will do for your evening out or daytime drinking. Whether you're more into the fruity kind or fancy something a bit more heady, there's a glass (or jug) for everyone in this city, which is packed with cool watering holes. To help you decide, check out our guide to cocktail bars in Newcastle.
At the forefront of creative mixology is Jalou, a joint whipping up the likes of a smoked gingerbread Manhattan and its infamous Cookie Monster tipple. If that wasn't enough, head in for happy hour between 4pm and 7pm during the week to nab some of the best 2 for 1 cocktails in Newcastle.
Found in Jesmond, Zarabanda Bing Bing is a unique venue fronting a gorgeous main bar area and mezzanine restaurant. Nab their 'watermelon sugar high' cocktail and sip your way through a hibiscus margarita, all while wolfing down a seafood sharing platter or a Japanese green curry.
Out of all the bars in Newcastle city centre serving killer concoctions, The Hustle is one of the finest. From the modern drinks list to sharing cocktail trees and New York-style plates, it's keeping you fuelled up. Better yet, you'll find a whole host of live DJs in this disco lounge.
97 & Social is a relaxed, yet vibrant, watering hole that's serving innovative drinks, tipsy teas and even bottomless brunch. For the latter, you'll get to wash nachos and tacos down with unlimited frozen margaritas in cute cactus stem glasses. Sign us up.
Located on the iconic Grey Street, Leila Lily's is a boutique hotel that also houses one of our favourite cocktail bars in Newcastle city centre. Settle down within the luscious botanical interiors, taking snaps among the neon lights, foliage walls and floral upholstery.
Known for its affordable drinks, bottomless cocktail brunches and tipsy afternoon teas, Slug and Lettuce is a top choice for any lover of a cheeky tipple. The Newcastle Quayside venue has extra charm too, thanks to its sleek interiors and waterfront location.
Formerly Florita's Miami Bar, ChaChaBuchi is a cocktail den that's part of a group of gorgeous Collingwood Street venues. There's shuffleboard to try out here, treasure chest slushies at Verano's tequila terrace and a ball pit to dive into at Howler's.
For cocktail bars in Newcastle Quayside, look no further than Livello. Combining mixology with first-class DJs, live musicians and a cabana-style terrace, this cool spot is just what you need if you're looking to spend your whole night out in one venue.
Situated in Newcastle, The Botanist is a wonderful watering hole for quirky concoctions. While sipping on a strawberry and elderflower mojito, you can get stuck into a menu filled with bar snacks and delish mains or opt for a boozy bottomless brunch.
If cheap cocktails in Newcastle are what you're after, then a trip to tiki bar Mimo is just the thing. Popular with students in the area, this place is really popping in peak hours, with DJs playing funk, soul, hip hop and more to keep your moving all night long.
A classy joint decked out with dazzling chandeliers, quaint rustic furniture and comfy sofa seating, Pleased To Meet You is much more of a relaxed affair. As for the cocktails? Those equally gorgeous beauties will keep you sipping until 2am every night of the week.
One of the coolest rooftop bars in Newcastle serving cocktails, Alvinos is den of funky decor, including old vinyl records, posters and wall murals. Plus, the drinks list here is varied, with ones mixed from the full spectrum of spirits available, so you won't be far from finding a new favourite.