You will be hard pressed to find a better city in the UK for a weekend away than Newcastle Upon Tyne, thanks to its picturesque quayside, bustling nightlife and breath-taking surroundings. Whether it’s a night out with the lads, the girls, a couple’s weekend or a lively stag or hen do, there’s something for everyone.

Wondering where to start when it comes to having a drink in the north-east city? Euro Hostels, a Newcastle hostel provider, has listed some of the best venues that you must visit during your stay…

When you want to drink and dine

Name: Lola Jeans

Summary: You will have the perfect opportunity to re-charge your batteries by stopping at Lola Jeans for some drinks and lunch, thanks to it being in easy reach of Newcastle’s busiest shopping streets. This pub is perfect for lovers of a ‘quirky’ décor, with delicious food (gourmet steak sandwich, anyone?) and cocktails at its core.

Address: 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE

Website: www.lolajeans.co.uk

Get social:

Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

 

  • Steak
  • Triple cooked chips
  • John Dillinger
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Sharing board
  • Lovely window seater

 

Opening hours:

  • Monday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 – 02:00
  • Saturday 12:00 – 02:00
  • Sunday 12:00 – 00:00

When you want a casual drink than can go the entire night

Name: Lady Grey’s

Summary: When you’re in the heart of Newcastle, look out for Lady Grey’s. There’s something for everyone here – with cask ales, craft beers, wines – and top-notch pub snacks like cheese boards and sausage rolls. Lady Grey’s is perfect for a sneaky pit stop, or if you’re looking to settle in for an hour or two.

Address: Shakespeare Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6AQ

Website:  www.ladygreys.co.uk

Get social:

Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  • Sausage rolls
  • City centre pub
  • Sunday fayre
  • Guest beers
  • Real ale
  • Friendly atmosphere

Opening hours:

  • Monday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Thursday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Friday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Saturday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 02:00

When you want a view while having drinks

Name: The Free Trade Inn

Summary: One of the oldest pubs that Newcastle has to offer, the Free Trade Inn is great if you want real beer or ale. As well as being a cracking boozer though, it also boasts one of the best views of the area – looking down at the River Tyne and its bridges.

Address: 2 St Lawrence Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AP

Website: N/a

Get social:

Trip Advisor rating: Four Stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

    • Free jukebox
    • Good selection of real ales
    • Beer selection

 

  • Famous view

 

Opening hours:

  • Monday 11:00 – 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 – 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 – 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 – 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 – 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 23:00

When you want some gin

Name: Pleased To Meet You

Summary: Have the appetite for some gin? Pleased To Meet You (PTMY for short) is a gin-lovers paradise, with the venue appreciating the craftsmanship of the perfect gin and tonic. At PTMY, you can design your dream G&T – choose from over 50 gins, add a tonic (anything from herbal to lemon) and finish with a garnish of coffee beans, rose petals, cherries and more.

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

Website:  www.ptmy-newcastle.co.uk

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Trip Advisor rating: Four stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

  • Gin menu
  • Great decors
  • Sharing platter
  • Great cocktails
  • Saturday night
  • Gins
  • Fab

Opening hours:

  • Monday 11:00 – 01:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 – 01:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 01:00
  • Thursday 11:00 – 01:00
  • Friday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Saturday 11:00 – 02:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 01:00

When you’d like some live music to go with your drink

Name: Tyne Bar

Summary: Head to the Ouseburn district of Newcastle and you’ll find the Tyne Bar — a venue perfect when you’d like some real ale while enjoying live music. Especially popular on sunny days, this pub has a chilled-out vibe and is situated under a bridge arch, which adds to its independent style.

Address: 1 Maling St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LP

Website: www.thetyne.com

Get social:

Trip Advisor rating: Four and a half stars

Trip Advisor mentions include:

 

  • Sunny day
  • Beers and lagers
  • Outside seating area
  • Free jukebox
  • Excellent atmosphere
  • Real ale

 

  • Lovely food

Opening hours:

  • Monday 12:00 – 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 – 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 – 22:30