The Best Places in Newcastle

The Ultimate Guide to Geordie Land.

It’s the capital of Greggs and the ultimate party destination, so why not learn where to go and what to do in Newcastle?

Newcaslte_Quayside_Location_GuideWalking along the banks of the River Tyne you can drink and eat all of your worries away.

  1. Redhouse

Redhouse has deals on both Mondays – a pie and a pint for only £9.95 – and Wednesdays – 2 pie meals for £12. You can also get whiskey and wines on the drinks menu. Nestled in a Grade II listed building, you’ll instantly feel welcomed.

  1. The Quayside – Wetherspoons

The ultimate site of pre-drinking everywhere, Spoons is loved for its 2 for 1 cocktail pitchers and cheap food. With two beer gardens, one facing the water, you could catch a tan during the sunny months. Your hangover begins and ends here.

  1. Slug and Lettuce

Set underneath the Tyne Bridge there is seating both inside and outside. Getting you through the weekend is the wide selection of comfort food and a whole load of shots and bombs – including Jammy Doughnut and JD Tennessee Fire.

  1. Popolo’s

With three bars set over two floors, you can get a selection of good drinks, featuring spirits, table service, VIP booth service and barmen in bowties.

  1. Pitcher and Piano

Located near the Millennium Bridge you can tuck into delicious evening meals and stay there all night. With an outdoor terrace and DJs every weekend you will not be disappointed with the selection of cocktails and craft beers.

Newcastle_Diamond_StripA Street dedicated to drinking.

  1. Revolution

At the very start of the strip, there is Revolution, the home of vodka. From birthday cake to XXX Chilli flavoured vodkas this is a bar you walk into with good intentions and then walk out very drunk.

  1. Flares

Full of retro music and a classic dance floor you can dance the night away. There are even cocktails with free fancy dress included.

  1. Bijoux

Recognised as the ‘busiest little bar in Newcastle’ Bijoux has three trebles for £6. Many of the Geordie Shore cast members drink in here, so you may run into some famous faces.

  1. Madame Koo

Known as the unofficial ‘Queen of the Strip’, Madame Koo lives up to her name with a deep red bar and a hidden dance floor. In a weird world of fancy dress, Madame Koo offers up The Zombie, a drink with a top secret recipe and an allowance of only one per person.

  1. Florita’s

Up Madame Koo’s staircase lies Florita’s, a Havana themed bar with fruity drinks and bongos. Here you can drink out of an actual coconut and drink in style – as the bar has been visited by Rihanna and Fergie.

Newcastle Bigg MarketIt’s even the home of a 24 hour Greggs.

  1. Bier Keller

As you can guess Bier Keller is German themed, offering steins of beer, and pretzels to soak up all of the beer. The underground bar even has a live Oompah band, which gets everyone stomping – on tables or on the ground.

  1. Cosy Joes

Set in an old pub, Cosy Joes is Newcastle’s ultimate karaoke bar, which serves the lethal Cosy Joes rum and The Glitter-bomb. With two floors you can sing your heart out in a bar which actively encourages fancy dress.

  1. Illegitimate

With gold leather, gold beds and plush velvet booths you can fit into the R&B vibe until 3 am. Illegitimate is a part of the chain that also includes Filthy’s and Passing Clouds and is otherwise known as the ‘pit stop’ of the Strip.

  1. Filthy’s

This Irish inspired club has stag heads on the walls, fake grass in the smoking areas and couches to fall into. You’ve got until 3 am to enjoy it, and it only gets louder the later it gets.

  1. Pop World

Dedicated to music from the 70s-00s Pop World is as cheesy as they come. With a huge dance floor and several platforms, you can show off your moves in style. Open until 2 am on weekends, you have plenty of time to party.

Newcastle Best Restaurants1.Fat Hippo Underground

Located on Shakespeare Street just next to the Theatre Royal Fat Hippo specialises in its burgers. With two patties, a variety of toppings and double cooked chips, you can pair your meal with several craft beers or drinks.

  1. Miller and Carter

Voted Best Restaurant in the Newcastle Loves 2019 awards, you can find this steak house on Mosley Street. With truly succulent steak, vegetarian dishes and salads you will not be let down.

  1. Eldon Square Restaurant’s

Eldon Square’s restaurant quarter has something to fit every taste bud. With Umai Mi, providing Japanese food, Chiquito’s serving Mexican and countless Italian restaurants to choose from.

  1. Nandos

There is a good chance you’ve heard of the legendary Peri-Peri. Located in the Gate this is truly the place for chicken. Since you can get half a chicken, a chicken burger, or a chicken wrap, and countless sauces you won’t run out of options.

  1. Pizza Punks

Down on Grey Street, Pizza Punks encourages you to embrace your rebellious side when it comes to pizza toppings. You can go conventional or go weird, with toppings ranging from pineapple to Full English or cheeseburger.

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