Diamond Strip Stag Do Guide - Newcastle

The Diamond Strip is Newcastle personified. If you picture Newcastle nightlife, this is what you’ll get.

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Stag Nightlife Guide to the Diamond Strip

Top Reasons to Visit the Diamond Strip
A black illustration of a stein of beerBars - Home to the most exclusive bars in the entire city, with many seeing big celebs in their time.
A black illustration of a knife and forkRestaurants - It's a street dedicated to drinking but you can get seriously tasty food too.
A black illustration of a stein of a musical noteMusic - Big on national and international DJs - think Tomorrowland, but smaller and in Newcastle.
A black illustration of a stein of a shopping trolleyShopping - If your list consists of magnums of Ace of Spades - you're in the right place.
A black illustration of a stein of a brushArt - There's a fine art to going out without a coat in the baltic North East - this is where you'll see it!

The ‘strip’ is renowned for exclusive bars and clubs, as well as a famous guestlist. For those that watch Geordie Shore, and read the Daily Mail sidebar, you’ll know this street like the back of your hand. It’s the backdrop to most of the scenes, and is so decadent – there’s even a giant Buddha statue in one of the bar windows.

The crowd is, typically, young and beautiful (you’ll fit right in). We may joke about Geordie lasses wearing nee coats, but this is where it comes into play. It’s one of the, if not the, busiest nightlife districts, with most natives coming to celeb spot on a weekend. This place is also the most stylish, and nothing less than your smartest chinos and polo will do, pet.

You want classy, Geordie girls and celebs - you've got it. The Diamond Strip is Newcastle's famous son; a swanky street that boasts the biggest and best clubs. You'll need your smartest shoes to get past the velvet rope.

Black numbered points on a grey map of the Diamond Strip, Newcastle

01. Chachabuchi

www.chachabuchinewcastle.com

28-32 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images, including ChaChaBuchi's logo, a luxury seating area and people at a bar

ChachaBuchi is a cosy chalet style bar. This sophisticated, homely, chalet style bar is bound to give you a great send off for your last night of freedom. Boasting a wood finish interior with cosy booths and warm lanterns, the whole place is chic and cosy. Play shuffle board or just dance the night away. With live entertainment every night as well you’ll be able to enjoy all genres of music, even those guilty pleasures you might not admit to. ChachaBuchi really does offer something to suit every taste.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Thus-Sat
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon-Thurs & Sun 11am-1am Fri & Sat 11am-3am

02. Howlers

howlersnewcastle.com

28-32 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images, including Howler's logo, a drag queen doing karaoke and three people in a ball pool

Howlers is right next door, so in your drunken state you should be able to find this stylish, fun filled and extravagant club, where you’ll never be bored. LED lights everywhere, a ball pit and other areas to enjoy, what more could you ask for? As Newcastle’s only club with a ball pit bar, you can bring out your inner child and jump in before grabbing a drink or few. With live entertainment every night too, you’ll be dancing and singing a long all while sipping on your enormous cocktail. Enjoy the wide range of drinks to choose from. They also serve slices of pizza deep into the night. This bar will get you up and dancing as soon as you step through the door.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Secret smoking area
  • Live Music: DJ booth and selection of performers
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri 7pm-3am, Sat & Sun 12pm-3am

03. Verano

www.veranonewcastle.com

28-32 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images, including Verano's logo, people carrying a bowl full of drinks and people on a disco dance floor

Perched right in the middle of the street, Verano is an exotic bar where it’s always summer. Inspired by Mediterranean celebrations, full of tequila and carnival vibes. The live DJs and entertainers will have your whole group jumping to the beat. The atmosphere of this place will transport you from the stumbling streets of Newcastle to a lush, extravagant paradise. With beautiful murals, fake trees, comfy booths and loads of tequila drinks, you will feel like VIPs on holiday. Make sure to get your hands on a cocktail tree too.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth, selection of entertainers
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon-Thurs 8pm-1am, Fri-Sat 7pm-3am

04. Revolution

www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/newcastle-upon-tyne

Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Revolution, Newcastle - including one of a bar, one of a bartender pouring a cocktail and another man making cocktails with two women

One word: vodka. The original home of the spirit that sends you home early is at the very start of the Diamond Strip. Set in a former bank conversion, with original marble pillars and columns, it’s one of those bars you begin the night’s good intentions with (before ending it in a takeaway on the Bigg Market). But, back to the vodka – they range in flavours from Birthday Cake, to Das Bomb and XXX Chilli. Good luck.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 11:30 – 04:00

05. Bohemia

www.facebook.com/BohemiaNewcastle

20-20A Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images, including Bohemia's logo, a neon wall mural and people dancing

Yasels are going to have to make some hard decisions on where to celebrate – especially with Bohemia thrown into the mix. This firm-favourite amongst locals, is what you’d call classy. It’s all exposed brick, leather booths, chandeliers and mood lighting. However, Bohemia's Alfresco Bar, Newcastle’s largest outdoor space - boasting a capacity for 350 – is where you’ll spend most of the time. You can even access the Bigg Market’s, Blackie Boy, through here; two bars rolled into one magnificent package.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 19:00 – 03:00

06. Bijoux

bijouxbar.co.uk

36-38 Mosley St, NE1 1DF

Three tiled images, including Bijoux's logo, people queuing outside and people dancing inside

You’ll be familiar with this bar if you watch (you guessed it) Geordie Shore. Officially recognised as the ‘busiest little bar in Newcastle’, it has a huge band of followers in the city. It’s set at the top of the Diamond Strip, boasting the best drinks on the street. By that, we mean three trebles for £6… On average, this bar attracts over 6,000 punters each weekend, has a stellar, international DJ portfolio and a sister bar in Marbella. You’re in Geordie Shore-land now.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Mon - Thurs: 19.00 - 02.00, Fri – Sat: 17:00 – 02:00, Sun and Bank Holidays: 17.00 - 00.30

07. Flares

www.flaresbars.co.uk/newcastleupontyne

33 Mosley St, NE1 1YF

Three tiled images of Flares, Newcastle - including one of a DJs' hands on his set, a woman in sunglasses and a vintage car above the dance floor of Flares

Get those retro flares ready for a stag do at Flares. If you want cheese, cheap drinks and a colourful light-up dance floor – Flares is your man. The bar, that could be considered on the Diamond Strip and Bigg Market, screams old-school, featuring 70s wallpaper, a club hung with glitter balls and an old-fashioned car dangling above the floor. Those feel good tunes are a shining beacon for hen groups (and stag groups alike), all brought to you by the notorious DJ Lorenzo and Mr Allen. You’ll be on first name terms come the end of the weekend…

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Fri: 20:00 – 02:00, Sat: 19:30 – 02:00

08. Soho Rooms

www.facebook.com/SohoRoomsNewcastle

25-27 Mosley St, NE1 1YF

People walking up to Soho Rooms, Newcastle

The Soho Rooms are Newcastle’s equivalent to London. The multi-level club, spread over two floors, is indulgent and exciting. They also have a mysterious top floor, and the challenge is to gain entry… It’s one of the most popular choices for people in Newcastle, with queues regularly snaking down the Diamond Strip. However, once you’re in – you’re in for the night. With two trebles and a Jager shot for a mere £6, we’re not surprised…

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 17:00 – 03:00

09. Tup Tup Palace

www.tuptuppalace.com

7 St Nicholas' St, NE1 1RE

Three tiled images, including Tup Tup Palace's logo, flowers on the ceiling and people dancing

You’d be correct in assuming Tup Tup Palace is royalty in Newcastle. By that, we mean actual celeb royalty has visited; 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West (he even had a scrap outside…), Professor Green, Cheryl Cole. This unique, multi-level club is palatial, just around the corner from the Diamond Strip. It’s dripping in exclusivity, with bohemian-style interior and indoor waterfalls… Oh yeah, there’s also a Champagne snug. Tup Tup has an even more stylish and secret sister, Loja, ‘a fusion of the orient’. Basically, you can Instagram this place, featuring Arabian décor and Ace of Spades by the gallon.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri: 23:00 – 03:00, Sat: 22:30 – 03:00

10. Mimo

www.facebook.com/mimometropolis

8 Pudding Chare, NE1 1UE

Two red cocktails filled with crushed ice, placed on a bar top

Mimo is Newcastle’s resident Miami-style Tiki bar and rum-tropolis. Basically, there’s enough rum to keep you merry for two years, let alone two nights. And, whilst we appreciate you’re too manly for cocktails – they are 2-4-1 and you can get the infamous Zombie. Twice. You’ve also got a terrace, inspired by Miami’s golden beaches, to soak up the rays the north east is famous for.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: 2-4-1 Zombies...
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 16:00 – 02:00

Cash, Cabs and Kebabs

Cash Machines

The Diamond Strip doesn’t do cash machines (it’s posh after all), but there are ones near the train station and in the Bigg Market. You won’t have far to walk for the stag do wallet.

Taxis

That’s your cash sorted, and your cabs are just as easy; a taxi rank is stationed just outside House of Smith. Central Station is also up the road, should you need a cab from there. The adjoining road to Bigg Market also has its own taxi rank, or you could even walk further up the notorious strip for another load of taxis.

Takeaways

As you’d expect in a street that attracts the likes of Geordie Shore – there’s not much room for takeaways. This is a classy district. However (top tip), around the corner from the Diamond Strip – St Nicholas' St – there is a fantastic pizza shop, where you can even buy by the slice. And, as an additional bonus, Subway is just next door. Neighbouring Bigg Market, a couple of minutes’ stumble, is also packed full of takeaways – including a couple of burger vans.

Now the Diamond Strip has won you over, we can only assume you are wholly prepared for your big weekend. As luck would have it, you can build your own stag do on our Newcastle stag weekends page.

*We know all there is to know about the Diamond Strip, and all info on the zone was correct at the time of publication - 06/06/2017. Probably.

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 01/01/2022. Probably.
Please note: Some of the details above may be affected by ongoing COVID19 restrictions. Please see our Coronavirus Advice for Stags and Hens for more info.

 
 

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