Best 6 Bars In Newcastle Revealed | The Student Guide

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Out for a few drinks after a busy day of uni? If so, you need to check out these bars in Newcastle. Whether you’re after some cocktails or pints with your pals or looking for somewhere to go before a night out, these places have the best vibes, drinks deals and music to get you loving life in The Toon.  

Let’s get the bevvies flowing, here’s the top 6 bars in Newcastle revealed to help you out – aren’t we kind! 


1. Pleased To Meet You  

Pleased To Meet You is a vibrant gin bar and restaurant located in the High Bridge quarter of Newcastle city centre. They stock more than 100 types of speciality gin as well as 10 different types of craft beers and amazing cocktails.  

PTMY have a 2 for £12 deal on during weekdays 3-7pm so if you’re finishing off from uni for the afternoon, head here for a few cocktails and a catch up with your pals. Personally, we’re partial to their Aperol Spritz but that’s just us! 

When you’re done having a natter in the lovely inside interior, head out to one of the outside areas to enjoy some sunshine (if there is any that is). If you’re going on a weekend, they have live music Friday-Sunday so you can have a sing along whilst enjoying some drinks.  



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Address: 41-45 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW 

2. Alvinos Bar  

Alvinos is a laid-back yet funky bar in the heart of the Geordie city, located not too far from Newcastle Train station. This bar is similar to the Tardis in the fact that its bigger on the inside, as most people believe it to be quite small. Although, its actually rather big being spread across three floors, with two bars and a rooftop terrace.  

The atmosphere here is simply unreal, no matter what time of day you visit. They’re open 11am till date most days, so if you want to enjoy a few drinks in the afternoon with some mates this is the place to go.  

The bar is also great of an evening with their DJ nights on Friday and Saturday nights – who doesn’t love a good boogie?! 

In terms of drinks, they have an everchanging menu where they’re always keeping things fresh. Expect a varied menu of cocktails, craft beers, lagers and ciders to choose from. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy an alcoholic drink, they have a range of soft drinks, mocktails and hot drinks too!  


Address: 88 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SG 

3. ChachaBuchi 

ChachaBuchi is the place to go if you want to live a life of luxury whilst on a night out on Newcastle’s Diamond Strip. Having just opened up in 2021, after a £1m re-furb of the former Florita’s venue, this bar offers students the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks and have a bloody good time.  

From their glamour décor with plenty of sofas and booths to chillax in to their dancefloor and disco balls, with live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

This really is a brilliant bar to have a drink in, with tons of options too. Such as cocktails, tap beer, ciders, wines, bubbles, spirits as well as hot drinks and soft drinks.  

There really is something for everyone to enjoy here. When you want to get some fresh air, their outdoor garden area is equipped with firepits so you can get toasty and warm. Needless to say, this bar has to be the top of your list for bars in Newcastle!  



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Address: 28-32 Collingwood St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JF 

4. The Hustle  

The Hustle bar and disco lounge is another brand-new venue which opened up in 2021 close to The Gate – aren’t you Newcastle students lucky?!  

This unique space offers the best place for a get-together with your nearest and dearest on the weekend, or during the week, whichever you fancy! They’re open 12pm till late every day of the week, so no matter when you want to hit them up, they’ll be there.  

Make the most of their extensive drinks list from wines to cocktails to beers to rum to whiskey, they even have a 2 for £12 deal between 5-9pm everyday so you don’t have to worry about forking out on your student loan here!  

There is such a party vibe to this place with live DJs playing at the weekend, they also do a bottomless brunch if you want to enjoy some unlimited drinks and tasty food. 



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Address: Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RE 

5. The Holy Hobo 

The Holy Hobo is a quirky bar located just five minutes outside of the city centre, in the suburb of Jesmond one of Newcastle’s student hotspots. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to go to socialise with other students and have a good time, you must go here, it’s a staple of student life in Geordie land!  

Their drinks menu is amazing with only the best beers, cocktails, coffee’s, classics, and modern twists! They have 2-4-1 cocktails every Tuesday too so if you finish uni and want something to do, then why not make the most of this deal?! 

There’s always something to get involved with at the Holy Hobo like their weekly quiz, late night discos, busker’s nights as well as the summer months when they are host to the Jesmond Beach Box, Newcastle’s biggest beer garden and pop-up beach. 

Not to mention, they also have football tables so you can get competitive with your mates. This is for sure one of the best bars in Newcastle!



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Address: THREE, Jesmond Three Sixty, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1DB 

6. Mother Mercy 

Mother Mercy is a great hangout spot for students in Newcastle, located underneath Newcastle’s Old George Yard. Locals love this hidden gem of a place for its intimate atmosphere hidden away from the rest of the city. It’s no wonder that they were voted one of the top 50 cocktail bars in the UK!  

They have an amazing cocktail range, and they offer table service so you can just sit and enjoy the unique vibes that this place offers!  

The best part is, if you can’t decide which one to choose then you can spin the Twist Of Fate which allows you to pick a cocktail at random as well as offering mystery prizes and your own psychic reading – pretty cool, right?! 

Listen to the tunes provided by Mother Mercy’s resident DJ and have a great time with your pals whilst sipping on some yummy drinks – you really have to experience this for yourself!  



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Address: The Old George Yard, 44 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE 

Sad times, you’ve reached the end of our post on the best bars in Newcastle. We hope you have a fab time if you go for a drink at any of these establishments, and we’re sure you will! 

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