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Drinking and nightlife

A small and lively city centre packed with pubs, bars and clubs makes Newcastle the perfect place for a night out. Whether you’re having a quiet drink, planning a big night out or celebrating a stag or hen do, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Newcastle’s famous nightlife.

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If your dream night out involves strong ales, hearty grub and board games, you’ve come to the right place. Newcastle city centre has plenty of traditional pubs to keep you busy till the bar staff call time. Steeped in Newcastle’s shipbuilding heritage, Bacchus is a city centre pub with a grand ocean liner theme.
Check out their great selection of real ale and learn about the city’s maritime history at the same time.

If you want somewhere a little cosier, head to Lady Grey’s for vintage dark wood interiors and soft chandelier lighting.
This city centre pub offers a wide range of beers, whiskeys and wines, plus some fine pub food.

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From commercial chains to trendy independents, with some quirky themed bars thrown in for good measure, Newcastle’s bars offer something for everyone. In the city centre you’ll find high street favourite Ohso, exposed brickwork and cosy booths at Perdu and themed bars and a disco room in Tiger Tiger. Looking for a laidback joint? Alvinos has comfy booth seating, plus table football and pinball machines to keep you entertained. For a happening weekend spot, head to Hoochie Coochie and enjoy DJs getting the party started with some good time soul, funk and jazz.
If you fancy dinner and drinks, take a trip to Jesmond’s fashionable bar-restaurant, As You Like It. Over three floors you can move between a beautiful restaurant, a choice of bars and a great garden terrace.


Newcastle’s legendary city centre nightlife has plenty of clubs to dance till dawn in. Explore Tup Tup Palace for great tunes and lavish Eastern inspired interior with waterfalls and mosaic lamps. Head to Riverside for LED video walls and some of the city’s finest resident DJs or The Cut to experience Newcastle’s take on Berlin squat parties. Drapes and chandeliers make House of Smith the luxury choice for house music aficionados, while the Cosmic Ballroom is the place for fans of electronica.

Looking for a hotel in Newcastle?

We have a huge range of fantastic hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. Plus, there are hotels near Newcastle University and a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious  Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find a selection of comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.