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Diamond Strip Stag Do Guide - Newcastle

Stag Nightlife Guide to the Diamond Strip

Top Reasons to Visit the Diamond Strip
Bars - Home to the most exclusive bars in the entire city, with many seeing big celebs in their time.
Restaurants - It's a street dedicated to drinking but you can get seriously tasty food too.
Music - Big on national and international DJs - think Tomorrowland, but smaller and in Newcastle.
Shopping - If your list consists of magnums of Ace of Spades - you're in the right place.
Art - 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. Florita's

floritasbar.com

28-32 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Florita's, Newcastle - including one of the bar and two of the interior

Up the spiral staircase (navigate carefully) in Madame Koo, you’ll walk into Florita’s tropical world. This Havana-inspired bar is all about fruity (and lethal) drinks, bongos (from the resident percussionist), jazz bands and the sexiest crowd this side of the river. It's quirky and oh-so-cool, with a Secret Garden and graffiti walls. You can get the above Zombie, served in a transparent skull (ominous), or even drink out of an actual coconut (fancy). And, as one of Newcastle’s celebrity attractions – you can celebrate your stag in a bar that has seen the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Fergie.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth and resident 'bongo man'
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: 17:00 - 21:00
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 17:00 – 03:00

02. Madame Koo

madamekoo.co.uk

36 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Madame Koo, Newcastle - including two of drinks menus on tables and another of people in the bar

Madame Koo by name, and madame by nature. Perched right in the middle of the street, she’s known as the ‘unofficial’ Queen of the Strip. The entrance is just as sleek as the underground bar, with the aforementioned statue looking over the huge crowds each weekend. The bar is all deep red and mysterious, with hidden dance floor and a wonderful and weird world of fancy dress, whilst serving up a Geordie legend – the Zombie. The recipe is top secret, but you’ll only need one. To put it in perspective, it’s offered in several other bars and they will only serve one per person…

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Secret smoking area
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Fri: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 20:00 – 03:00

03. House of Smith

house-of-smith.com

26 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of House of Smith, Newcastle - including two of the interior and a black and white image of people in the car

Stumbling (most likely) next door, you’ll find House of Smith - part of the Madame Koo, Florita's mafia and winner of the Tyne and Wear Best Club of 2016. The stag deserves a treat on his big weekend, and this is where you’ll get magnums of the finest champagne in the north. If you don’t like him that much… they also stock premium spirits and cheaper champagnes – he’ll still get a sparkler in the top. This place is like a Great Gatsby house party, with a Newcastle edge. It’s seriously luxurious and is one of the trendiest bars in the city. It regularly hosts a live saxophonist, aerial acrobats, burlesque and pole performances, as well as a flying Darth Vader... Just remember the house rule: ‘have the time of your life’.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Sports: No
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth, Saxophonist
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Fri: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 21:00 – 03:00

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. Perdu

www.perdubar.com

20-20A Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Perdu, Newcastle - including one of people lined up outside, and two of the interior

Yasels are going to have to make some hard decisions on where to celebrate – especially with Perdu thrown into the mix. This firm-favourite amongst Geordie Shore, and locals alike, is what you’d call classy. It’s all exposed brick, leather booths, chandeliers and mood lighting. However, Perdu’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 of Bijoux, Newcastle - including one of people outside, one of people in the bar and another of a bartender pouring drinks

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 of Tup Tup Palace - including one of people lining up outside the bar and two of people in the club

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

mimometropolis.com

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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