Best Rooftop Bars In Newcastle

When it comes to views, this city has got a few; from river vistas to sights of the iconic skyline, there's more than a little eye candy. And how better to enjoy them than at a sky-high spot with a drink in hand? We've rounded up our favourite balconies, raised terraces and rooftop bars in Newcastle upon Tyne, so you know exactly where to head to whether you're looking to impress a date, enjoy alfresco pints with mates or just snap some pics at an Insta-worthy venue.

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Last updated on 20th February 2024

The Forth

For quirky rooftop bars in Newcastle city centre, mosey over to Pink Lane, where The Forth is fronting a beautiful outdoor space. Decked out in vibrant murals and atmospheric lighting, it's one of the top spots for intimate drinks and quirky date nights. As for the menu? Expect street food eats from the likes of Chicken Society, Ruby Jean's Burgers, The Marvellous Pub Grub Co. and Veg Heads.

The Botanist, Newcastle

Certainly one of the most gorgeous rooftops that this city has to offer, The Botanist's stunning domed ceiling is decked out in fairy lights, while the bar itself flaunts pretty plants and rustic interiors. Their restaurant area allows you to look out over Monument and Grey Street as you devour their signature hanging kebabs or juicy burgers, and their outdoor terrace is the perfect place for alfresco cocktails like a poppy and pink gin punch.

Chaophraya Newcastle

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If you're looking for rooftop bars in Newcastle with a view, then Chaophraya should be top of the list - thanks to its position overlooking the iconic Monument. This mecca of authentic Thai cuisine is fronting a gorgeous terrace space for soaking up the sun in swish surrounds, while quaffing cocktails and nibbling on aromatic seafood stir-fries, beef panang curries or vegetable spring rolls.

Barluga Newcastle

A gorgeous gastropub on Grey Street, Barluga is also home to a terrace suntrap complete with pretty foliage and umbrellas for a little shade on hot days. It's the perfect place to enjoy seasonal Sunday roasts, chow down on gouremt beef burgers with the other half, or to simply drink some great signature cocktails like the blood orange mai tai or a Bakewell sour.

The Bridge Tavern

When it comes down to rooftop bars in Newcastle's Quayside, The Bridge Tavern is a firm choice. Offering a raised terrace which allows punters to get up close and personal with one of the North's most iconic bridges, alongside bespoke cask and keg beers, this venue is a real gem. And if you're hungry? There's everything from hoisin duck noodles to baked camembert on their international menu.


One of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle with a rooftop, Alvinos has got some serious attitude to boot, and there's nothing like a trip to this Pilgrim Street spot when the weather's fine. Make the most of the epic outdoor area, which is complete with murals, vibrant red seating and unique drinks to sip on - like the rum-based Floor is Guava or a Space Jam that combines gin with raspberry liqueur.