Newcastle Quayside's

After undergoing major transformation over the years, Newcastle Quayside is now the city’s epicentre for music, culture and art.

This glorious metropolis, on the banks of the River Tyne, is home to some of Newcastle’s swankiest bars and clubs, from the uber-exclusive Sky bar to the relaxed Pitcher and Piano to the Tudor-esque Red House. After dark, the Quayside is the place to be, with the city’s bright, young things descending on the bars as the Millennium Bridge illuminates the night sky.

  • Three images of Pitcher and Piano, Newcastle - one of a mojito, one of the exterior and one of the bar and seating area

    01. Pitcher & Piano

    108 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX Tel: 0191 232 4110 | http://www.pitcherandpiano.com/where-are-we/newcastle

    Set on the bank of the Tyne, the Pitcher and Piano has a seriously laid-back and chilled atmosphere to it.

    As views go, the glass-fronted P&P is unrivalled – overlooking the award-winning Millennium Bridge, the iconic Baltic and the contemporary Sage – and, during the summer, this place really comes into its own. The bar spills out onto the street and visitors step out into the sun to relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the gorgeous views. The menu also extends to its achingly hip vibe, serving everything from real ales to craft beers to delicious cocktail concoctions.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 10.00 - 00.00
    • Friday: 10.00 - 01.00
    • Saturday: 09.00 - 01.00
    • Sunday: 09.00 - 12.00

  • Three tiled images - including one of a red cocktail, one of the interior of the Slug and Lettuce Newcastle, as well as the exterior

    02. Slug and Lettuce Newcastle

    Exchange Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DW Tel: 0191 261 7196 | http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-newcastle

    If you’re coming to Newcastle, you have to visit the Slug and Lettuce.

    The bar / restaurant is located right on the Quayside, just seconds away from the world-famous Tyne Bridge (us Geordies are very proud of our bridges). The Quayside has a real buzzing vibe, day and night, and this is the place to get stuck right into Newcastle’s legendary nightlife. The Slug and Lettuce has a fantastic reputation in the city and, every weekend without fail, it’s packed to the rafters with people looking for a good time. You can even tuck into some delicious food here and stay for after dinner drinks to really soak up the lively atmosphere.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 10.00 - 23.00
    • Friday - Saturday: 10.00 - 00.00
    • Sunday: 10.00 - 23.00

  • Three tiled images of the Sky Lounge, Newcastle - including one of the bar, and the rooftop garden at day, and night

    03. Sky Lounge - The Vermont Hotel

    Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1RQ Tel: 0191 233 1010 | http://www.vermont-hotel.com/restaurants-and-bars/sky-lounge

    This place is super luxurious.

    The Sky Lounge so exclusive that it's only open for functions and celebrations, however, this bar does open up to us ordinary folk on extra special dates. The bar sits on top of The Vermont Hotel, 200ft above the heart of the city, boasting breathtaking panoramic views of the city. A hidden gem in the midst of the bustling city, this rooftop bar transports you to the chic streets of Miami, with the gentle breeze in your hair and the sun beating down as you delicately sip your Mojito Del Sol. As night falls, the bar truly comes alive as the delicate lights twinkle under the stars and the sheer exuberance of the city encapsulates you from below.

    • *Due to its exclusivity, Sky Lounge is open to the public only on special occasions. Please check the website for more details

  • Three images of Popolo, Newcastle, including one of a man behind the bar, one of a cocktail and one of an empty bar

    04. Popolo

    48-52 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3JF Tel: 0191 230 4398 | http://www.popolo.co.uk

    Inspired by the Big Apple, Popolo is a chic combination of a New York bar and an Italian coffee shop.

    The popular Quayside venue, set over two floors with three bars, is certainly not lacking in style, and even the bar staff look the part in their braces and bows. The extensive menu is an effortlessly elegant mix of vintage and modern creations, with over 250 different spirits, craft beers and cocktails – including the terrifying titled Zombie (try this if you dare). This glamorous bar come club, located almost directly underneath the Tyne Bridge, is a little slice of New York in the gorgeous heart of Newcastle.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 17.00 - 02.00
    • Friday - Saturday: 12.00 - 03.00
    • Sunday: 12.00 - 02.00

  • Tiled images of the Red House exterior, a Red House pie and ingredients placed on the table

    05. Red House

    32 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3JF Tel: 0191 261 1037 | http://www.theredhousencl.co.uk

    Discreetly tucked away behind the Quayside, Red House is a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle city centre.

    Set in a grand, Grade ll listed building, this place is cosy, friendly and relaxed – with a labyrinth of small drinking areas, dark wood furniture, exposed brickwork and warm lighting. The bar serves a wide selection of well-known and classic beers and ales, as well as limited edition and one-off brews, but the pies are the real stars of the show. The locally-sourced pies are handmade by the award-winning, Amble Butchers, and served alongside your choice of mash, peas and liquor.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 11.00 - 00.00
    • Friday - Saturday: 11.00 - 01.00
    • Sunday: 12.00 - 00.00

  • Three images of Livello, Newcastle - including one of the interior, the outdoor terrace and champagne with sparklers

    06. Livello

    Lower Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3JE Tel: 0191 233 3733 | www.barlivello.co.uk

    Located on the lively Dean Street, just off the picturesque Quayside, Livello is the centre of the party.

    The bar / club is sleek, stylish and sophisticated, with VIP booths, chandeliers and plush white furniture – this is where A-list stars, including Cheryl Cole and The Saturdays, come to drink and dance the night away. Let your hair down until the early hours in the bar, or wind down with a glass of bubbly in the outdoor courtyard against a beautiful cabana backdrop. The menu lends itself to the feeling of exclusivity and luxury, combining innovative and modern cocktails with gorgeously classic creations.

    Get stuck into everything black and white, and find out everything you need to know about The Toon on our Newcastle Stag Weekend page.

    • Opening Times
    • Monday - Thursday: 17.00 - late
    • Friday - Saturday: 12.00 - 03.00
    • Sunday: 12.00 - late

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