Whether you’re looking for a stag or hen do destination, a birthday weekend away or just an excuse to party, Newcastle should be top of everyone’s list of destinations. With a world-class entertainment precinct, full of bars, clubs, restaurants and pubs, there is plenty of choice for every taste.
The hipster’s lager of choice, BrewDog is a craft beer that is gathering momentum in the aficionados’ books. Go here for the stripped back industrial décor, the local music, vintage pinball machine – and of course some of the coolest beers from all over the world.
An iconic Newcastle bar, The Empress has one of the largest ranges of drinks outside London (beer, wine, spirits, shooters and champagne, not to mention cocktails!). With cosy booths and plasma screen tables, The Empress is a cut above for a dependably awesome night out.
This is the perfect venue for a hen or (stag!) night. Featuring both showboys and girls, drag acts, comedy, dance and amazing costumes, this is a night out with a twist . Plus, with a five star rating on TripAdvisor, it’s a guaranteed good time.
For the foodies, Gusto is perfectly situated on Newcastle’s Quayside. Channeling a vintage New York theme, this stylish Italian establishment features a quality menu and drinks list to match. You can’t go wrong with a selection of Italian favourites and contemporary classics. Don’t forget to try the signature cocktail, the Mucho Gusto.
Florita’s Miami Bar
A tropical oasis in the North, whoever Florita is, they are doing the right thing. This club is consistently described as Newcastle’s best. With cocktails, DJs and the occasional celeb, it even occasionally links up with interconnected neighbouring clubs Madam Koo’s and Baby Lynch, flinging open the doors and enhancing the experience for all.
So whether you’re dining, clubbing, taking in a show or having a drink with friends (or all of the above!) Newcastle can deliver, and its entertainment precinct is well up to the challenge of visitors from other parts of the country.
Vivienne Egan writes for FHR.