A list of quirky 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. To help you decide, check out our guide to the very best cocktail bars in Newcastle.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
When you need cheap cocktail bars in Newcastle, Point Blank Shooting are coming in hot with their 'tigger' happy hours, which includes a range of themed drinks. It's 2 for £12 all day every day here, so you'll be glugging the Rock Out With Your Glock Out and Both Barrels in no time.
Embrace the spirit of the Prohibition era at The Exchange. Step through the secret entrance and be transported to a world where jazz fills the room and the art of conversation is cherished. The intimate setting provides the perfect backdrop for a night of revelry as you sip on delish cocktails like Gold Rush and Chicago Heights.
Thanks to two for one cocktails available all day Sunday to Friday, the New York-inspired Manahatta is a top choice for affordable sips in the city centre, complete with cool neon signs and plush velvet seats. Choose from twists on classics like a watermelon paloma or an East Side Cosmo, with bottomless brunches available for £33.95 if you want to make it a daytime affair.
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 cocktail 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.
This new cocktail bar in Newcastle is all kinds of pretty, thanks to gorgeous drinks and brunches where the presentation matches the venue's name. Flower Cafe is the one if you're looking to pair your drinks with cool tiled floors, flower installations and plush seating.
When it comes to cocktail bars in Newcastle Quayside, Aveika is one of our favourites. The Japanese-inspired den is shaking up a range of riffs on classic concoctions, alongside signatures spanning everything from Memoirs Of A Geisha to dragon fruit-laced serves.
This cocktail bar in Newcastle is also a quirky hidden spot fronting Art Deco interiors and even a statue of Jesus watching over all the debauchery. Find this cool spot via a hidden backstreet entrance, which takes you up above Swarley's on Groat Market.