Grey and Dean Street Hen Party Guide - Newcastle

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Hen's Nightlife Guide to Grey and Dean Street

Top Reasons to Visit Grey and Dean Street
A black illustration of a stein of beerBars - These central streets are home to some of the city’s finest cosmopolitan bars, all within stumbling distance of each other.
A black illustration of a knife and forkRestaurants - Independent eateries and indulgent restaurant chains of Monument Mall and Grey’s Quarter deem this area Newcastle’s top spot to grab a bite.
A black illustration of a musical noteMusic - Venues along Grey and Dean Street host live music events weekly, including many acoustic nights.
A black illustration of a shopping trolleyShopping - Many high-end, boutique shops, as well as an entrance into Eldon Square make this a hen do haven.
A black illustration of a paint brushArt - Peppered with art galleries, cinemas and even The Theatre Royal, this area is one for the culture vultures.

Lively Grey Street and Dean Street are hubs of activity at all times of the day – with shoppers in their hordes milling around through the day. But, come dusk, the transformation to nightlife paradise begins. Lovingly watched over by our Geordie brother, Charles Grey (of Earl Grey tea and abolishing slave trade fame), people regularly meet at Grey’s Monument to start their nights.

The two long and steep (take note, heel wearers) streets span from Grey’s Monument all the way down to the Quayside. This area sees a thread of chic, smart bars and restaurants snake their way downhill, each one as fancy as the next. Any smart and stylish hen party starts on Grey or Dean Street, and progresses into carnage after many boozy stop offs along the way.

With the largest concentration of premium bars and restaurants, for a classy hen weekend - head to Grey and Dean Street.

Black numbered points of bars on a grey map of Grey and Dean Street, Newcastle

01. Cafe Mercy

www.cafemercy.co.uk

30-32 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE

Split 3 ways, a cocktail with a marshmallow on it, two male bartenders and a colourful selection of small plates

If your group love things to be pretty in pink, then you’re going to just love this gorgeous bar. With pink walls, pink lampshades, pink menus and even, in some cases, pink cocktails, this super cute hangout looks like somewhere Barbie would love to grab a cocktail at. You can get cocktails such as Roasted Apple Treacle and Marshmallow Fizz and tasty small plates such as a mixed charcuterie and seasonal pickles.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden:No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Tues: 15:00 - 23:00
    Weds - Thurs: 12:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 01:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

02. Livello

www.barlivello.co.uk

Lower Dean St, NE1 3JE

Three tiled images of Livello, Newcastle - including one of sparklers in champagne bottles, one of the outdoor terrace and another of the the bar

Billed as ‘Newcastle’s late night adult playground’, Livello, a high-end bar-come-club where your chances of meeting A-listers and celebrities are at an all-time high, is set on the bustling Dean Street. Having seen the likes of Cheryl Cole, Floyd Mayweather and many more, your hen party will be among the social elite. Keep your eyes peeled for the massive gorilla in the beer garden, too…

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes, an elegant courtyard with heating (for the North East summers)
  • Live Music: Top DJs
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Thurs: Closed
    Fri: 17:00 - 03:00
    Sat: 16:00 - 03:00
    Sun: Closed

03. The Botanist

thebotanist.uk.com/locations/newcastle

Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL

Inside The Botanist in Newcastle, where a tree grows out of the centre of the bar

This isn't technically ON Grey/Dean Street but you'll find it just up from Monument, so we think it counts. The Botanist. The ultra-hyped bar and restaurant may have a waiting list as long as your arm, but with botanical twists on classic cocktails, 1920’s chimney sweep-esque staff and an actual living tree growing out of the bar – like stepping into Wonderland, it’s more than worth the wait.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: Yes, overlooking Grey’s Monument
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Thurs: 11:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 01:00
    Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

04. The Grey Owl

www.grey-owl.co.uk

94-96 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AG

Split 3 ways, the outside of the Grey Owl, two glasses of red wine and the inside of the bar with works of art on the wall

This classy little establishment has floor to ceiling windows, chandeliers, and some lovely art décor, as well as a cracking drinks menu with cocktails such as the Grey Owl, Smoked Maple, Liquid Gold and Monkey Business, plus lots more including all of your favourite classics such as Espresso Martini and Mojito. There’s some outdoor seating too if you fancy watching the world go by whilst sipping on a seriously delicious cocktail. Owl be having some of that!

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours:Yes
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Tues: 11:00 - 21:00
    Weds - Thurs: 11:00 - 22:30
    Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 00:00
    Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

05. Harry's Bar

harrysbarnewcastle.com

77 Grey St, NE1 6EF

The exterior of Harry's Bar

Opposite the palatious Theatre Royal, and just seconds from Monument Metro stop – Harry’s Bar is seriously popular with an older crowd (i.e. you won’t catch many students in here). The busy, retro-American style bar has an extensive, exquisite wine list and an even longer cocktail menu. It’s a little on the pricey side, but you won’t forget a night with wor lad, Harry.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes, outside seating on Grey Street
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Sun: 10:30 - 03:00

06. All Bar One

www.allbarone.co.uk/national-search/northeast/all-bar-one-newcastle

51 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EE

Split 3 ways, the outside of All Bar One, a group of women sharing some small plates and the bar

All Bar One is an incredibly popular chain bar that opened as a wine bar in 1994, meaning you can find an extensive selection of wines here from your classics such as Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to your exciting new-to-market wines, as well as some great cocktails, with a lovely no and low range, perfect if you’ve got any non-drinkers in the group. With comfy booths, lots of green plants and quaint lighting, this is a fabulous spot to stop off for a bev or two.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden:No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Thurs: 09:00 - 23:00
    Fri: 09:00 - 00:00
    Sat: 09:00 - 01:00
    09:00 - 22:30

07. Leila Lily's

www.leilalilys.co.uk/

Leila Lily's, 2-12, Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE

Lots of people drinking and socialising in the beer garden of Alvinos in Newcastle

Ooh, now this is what we call decedent, decked out in flower garlands and greenery, with cute and colourful booths, this award-winning Rosette bar and restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a hen party celebration, especially if you’re after something a bit high end. They do have great drinks deals though with two for £15.00 on cocktails and what great cocktails they are too, there’s even one called Head in the Clouds with actual candyfloss floating above the drink.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours:Yes
  • Opening Times:
    Mon – Thurs: 12:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 00:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 22:00

08. The Vineyard Wine Bar

www.thevineyardnewcastle.co.uk

1 Grey St, NE1 6EE

The interior of The Vineyard Wine Bar

Nestled in the privileged spot of no.1 Grey Street, The Vineyard Wine Bar boasts a Latin-meets-American ambiance, an all-round summer holiday vibe, and is super popular with visitors and locals alike. Offering an excellent selection of wines, spirits, bottled beers and, of course, cocktails, it’s a hen do haven.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: Moroccan style seating area
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon – Thurs: 16:00 – 03:00
    Fri - Sat: 13:00 - 03:00
    Sun: 16:00 - 03:00

09. Colonel Porters

www.colonelporters.co.uk

Ground Floor, Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1LF

Split 3 ways, the inside of Colonel Porters with leather sofas, a female bartender shaking a drink at the bar and a pink cocktail with fruit in it

Consisting of a tavern, a botanical garden and a rum bar, this is one swanky boozing spot. Inspired by master brewer Colonel Porter, who along with chemist Archie Jones, created the iconic tipple we know today as Newcastle Brown Ale, this place is decorated with all sorts of quirky art and historical objects, as well as plenty of lush greenery descending from the ceiling. If you’re wanting somewhere that’s not run of the mill, defo check out Colonel Porters, they also have a wonderful rum menu!

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon - Weds: 17:00 - 00:00
    Thurs: 12:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 01:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 00:00

10. Barluga

barluga.co.uk/newcastle

35 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EE

The interior of Barluga

Located in the middle of officially one of Britain’s most beautiful streets, if you’re after a place to start your hen night, Barluga is the place to be. The elegant gastro pub boasts not just a menu, but an entire booklet of fancy cocktails and extravagant wines and spirits.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes, and outdoor seating on Grey Street
  • Live Music: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Opening Times:
    Mon – Thurs: 12:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 01:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 22:30

Cash, Cabs and Kebabs

Cash Machines

As well as a swanky nightlife zone, this area boasts some of the best shops in the whole region – which, luckily for you, means the biggest concentration of cash machines in the city. You’ve got some at Monument’s HSBC, as well as various ATMs running down Grey and Dean Streets.

Taxis

Grey’s Monument, at the top of Grey and Dean Streets, is often thought of as the ‘centre point’ of the city – with all other areas running off it. This is why there’s various taxi ranks, bus terminals and a Metro stop nearby – taking you and the girls to other districts (such as Bigg Market and Diamond Strip) in mere minutes.

Takeaways

Similar to the Quayside, Grey and Dean Street are more restaurant than take away heavy, with all manner of eateries lining the streets. Having said that, you do have the likes of trusty Greggs (our old friend) and a few pizza shops along your merry way.

If you love the sound of Newcastle’s very own Mr Grey, you can build your Newcastle hen weekends around him and his exciting brother, Dean.

*We know all there is to know about the famous brothers, Grey and Dean Street, and all information about them was accurate at the time of publication. Probably.

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