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The 10 Best Bars in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unique tiles at Lola Jeans, Newcastle
Unique tiles at Lola Jeans, Newcastle | © Lola Jeans/Facebook
Can’t decide where to go out tonight? We’ve rounded up the best 10 bars in Newcastle upon Tyne, including those specialising in craft beer, ales and cocktails.

The Cluny

Bar, Pub, Contemporary
The Cluny, Newcastle
The Cluny, Newcastle | © Cluny/Facebook

Proudly independent, The Cluny is a bar and kitchen by day and a small music venue by night. The Cluny’s bar is home to one of the city’s finest selections of world lagers and ales, and its venues have played host to the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Futureheads and Arctic Monkeys. Finding its home in a former flax spinning factory, The Cluny is the only Newcastle bar to regularly feature in World’s Best Bars Top 100.
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The Tyne Bar

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
The Tyne Bar, Newcastle
The Tyne Bar, Newcastle | © The Tyne/Facebook

Music fans, listen up. Almost hidden away aside redbrick arches of Glasshouse Bridge, The Tyne Bar is one of Newcastle’s best kept secrets. Proudly serving a range of locally brewed craft ales and international lagers, The Tyne has also been providing free live music to the city for more than 30 years and houses a free jukebox.
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As You Like It

Cocktail Bar, Gastropub, Contemporary, $$$
Private dining room, As You Like It
Private dining room, As You Like It | © As You Like It/Facebook

Nestled in the up-and-coming area of Jesmond, As You Like It is a bar and restaurant set across three floors and a garden terrace. This eclectic bar is one of the quirkiest in the city, with stripped-back walls, odd furniture and random trinkets all over. As You Like It’s versatility means you can head here whether you’re looking for a private meal or to sip cocktails and party in to the early hours.
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Lola Jeans

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Unique tiles at Lola Jeans, Newcastle
Unique tiles at Lola Jeans, Newcastle | © Lola Jeans/Facebook

One of the more elegant cocktail bars in the city, Lola Jeans combines sophistication and quirkiness effortlessly. Parquet flooring, commissioned walls and dazzling chandeliers make their latest opening so aesthetically enticing, with their contemporary food menu just the cherry on the top.
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Bealim House

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Bealim House, Newcastle
Bealim House, Newcastle | © Bealim House/Facebook

Is it gin o’clock yet? Housed within a former printworks, Bealim House is a gin distillery and bar. This industrial-feel bar and eatery is the city’s only working gin still, with The Newcastle Gin Company operating in-house. Bealim House also offers a seasonal food menu and is famous for its tapas.
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