Newcastle’s nightlife is renowned for being second to none. The city built it’s party reputation off northerners who love a drink or two, and clubs / bars that offer some of the best vibes in the country.
The friendly environment makes for a relaxed and enjoyable vibe, while the historical features still bring the masses to explore and indulge. The architecture is incredible, and the northern pride is stuff of legend. Then of course there is the football – who doesn’t love rowdy Geordies cheering on their beloved team throughout the pubs that line the Quayside. There are several different sought out areas in Newcastle, all of which are great for drinking, wandering and eating your way through. Each contributes its own personality to the city.
The Diamond Strip is the summation of a night out in the ’Toon, while the Bigg Market will give you a taste of the local culture. Jesmond has always been considered the up and coming area, full of boutique shops, bars and clubs. The Quayside is perfect to take on the sights and sounds of Newcastle, with exhibitions and famous architecture bordering both sides. According to the website chillisauce.com – Newcastle was the premier destination for Stag do’s in 2018 (from their data booking conclusions). Theres no guess why this northern gem is the top choice of holidayers year round.
When to go?
Newcastle like we have mentioned is one of the best party cities in the UK so there is always something going on especially March – December. Some of the best times to visit include the football team Newcastle United playing at home (Bi-weekly), Bank holidays in April/May/August, St Patricks weekend, any summer weekend and Christmas. When the weather is nice you can expect to see bars jumping from 12noon Friday until Sunday night with plenty of day drinking and stag/hen atmosphere around. There is also a beautiful coastline which can be easily reached by Metro in around 15 minutes from the city centre and again has plenty of watering holes for the summer days.
How many days?
If you are coming to sample the bars, restaurants and nightlife 2-3 nights is sufficient to get a feel of the city centre and landmarks. If you are wanting to learn about the history and see more surrounding areas such as the coastline then we would suggest a couple days longer but this could also be split up into two separate trips if you live in the UK and it is easy enough to come back.
How safe is it?
Newcastle is very safe and the Geordies are very welcoming and friendly people up for a drink and a laugh with strangers. Common sense prevails for walking around in the early hours on your own in alleys or less public areas.
Good to know
Currency: GBP (£)
Time Zone: GMT UK London
Country Code: +44
Pricing starts at £200 and goes up to £2k depending on group size/venue/date
- House of Smith
- Madame Koo
- Tup Tup Palace
- 212 Club
- GreenHouse Disco Gardens
Sports bar / large group bookings for sporting events / stags / hens
These are some of our most popular activities, but we can cover anything Newcastle related if you let us know in the contact box below.
NUFC (St James Park) Stadium tour/Match tickets
Play with a Legend
- High quality venues with 3G pitches and bar on site for post match drinks
- Full kit hire (shorts, socks, shirts and shinpads)
- Bespoke, personalised kit can be arranged for £30pp.
- A fully qualified referee.
- All match equipment
- Event Organiser from Play With A Legend.
- Bottled water.
- Legend to attend and play in your game of 7 or 11 a side.
- Legend to join you for post match drinks – hear stories from their career!
- Bar Crawl
Our crawls will take you to 4/5 pre bars and end up in one of the most popular nightclubs as long as you can ‘Go hard & not go home’
Your Geordie Crawl party hosts ( who have been chosen for their style, banter and all round good craic) will guide you through the Toon getting you the best drink deals, queue jumps and VIP areas, as well as playing party games that will have drink challenges, prizes and forfeits.
Boat party cruise up the Tyne
Perfect for a summer night to cruise up the famous Quayside and beautiful Tynemouth coast, equipped with a fully stocked bar and DJ. There are also themed events running throughout the year.
As you enter the expansive base camp, a huge FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier dominates the setting and is the ideal focal point for team and individual photos – and yes it is real! The Newcastle paintballing centre features six immersive adrenaline-pumping game zones, including London Apocalypse – complete with iconic red London double-decker buses – Castle Wallenberg with an imposing two-storey castle hidden deep in the forest and the nerve-jangling Dawn of the Dead.
Boxing the stag
An intense training session with a former Olympic boxer followed by a punishment for the stag to get in and spar with the rest of the group and some of the local amateur boxers. A headguard will be provided so the stag isn’t too battered and bruised before the night out!
Our famous Cocktail Masterclasses are the perfect activity for a birthday celebration, Hen or Stag parties, corporate events and team building activities!
Learn how to make, shake and taste some favourites in one of our 90 minute sessions on your own private bar with your own private hosts.
Our Cocktail Classes include…
- 90 minutes of fun! (Longer time slots allocated for groups 20+)
- A Prosecco Reception
- Demonstration of the favourites by our Cocktail Connoisseurs
- 2 x Cocktails per guest to enjoy
- Games and shooter prizes throughout
- Party nibbles
An awe-inspiring complex open year-round and featuring not one but two multilevel circuits spanning up to 950m, our Newcastle track brings the thrill of TeamSport go karting to the North East and is sure to be a real crowd pleaser with karts reaching speeds up to 40mph
Off Road Buggies
Our single seater off road buggies offer up a fast and furious experience, perfect for all thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies.
During your Newcastle off road buggy experience you will navigate around a twisting circuit with slaloms and chicanes. You will have a practice run and will then take part in either individual time trials or a team competition
Our buggies are powered by a 400cc engine providing a thrilling off-road entertainment. They have all round suspension, a full roll cage and racing harness ensure maximum fun with maximum safety, ensuring your day in our off road buggies is one to remember.
VIP bottle service or guest list entry – Contact for pricing info
Have one of our strippers spice up your night by coming down to pre-arranged bar or hotel/apartment room.
Butler in the Buff
Our naked butlers can be used to serve drinks and food, entertain guests and host events as well as provide an excellent addition to hen do!
When it comes to good food, Newcastle are ahead of the curve. There are hundreds of fantastic restaurants in Newcastle with almost every type of cuisine to choose from, and no matter what your location, you’ll find something to tempt you.
If you’re planning an evening of fine dining, Newcastle city centre, the Quayside and Jesmond are home to some of the North East’s most celebrated restaurants, whilst those looking for something more simple and family-friendly have a plenty of the most popular chain eateries to choose from, especially in The Gate and intu Metrocentre. Feeling adventurous? Check out Newcastle’s booming street food scene, or try one of the exciting new restaurants that have recently arrived in Newcastle and Gateshead.
Babucho – Upmarket Italian restaurant on the Quayside which provides a brilliant atmosphere to start the night as people often use the bar area as a place to start off with 2 for 1 cocktails.
Aveika – Very similar to Hakkasan in Las Vegas with an Asian Fusion cuisine mixing dining with drinking and dancing as it has a nightclub and bar right next door to the restaurant, often hosting all day brunch parties.
SIX – Sophisticated rooftop restaurant at an art gallery, with city views, serving modern British food.
Tomahawk Steakhouse – High-end steaks, chops, seafood dishes & cocktails are the draw at this sophisticated restaurant that sits on the River Tyne.
Party bus / limo / mini bus / taxi