The Best Nightclubs in Newcastle, UK

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Freelance Travel & Music Writer20 November 2017

No city is the same, and neither is its nightlife. Newcastle is a city full to the brim with cultural hot spots and fun attractions in the day, but it’s the night time that lets this city shine. Here’s just a few venues to tick off your nightclub bucket list, guaranteed to show you a good time.

House of Smith

This stylish club has all the bells and whistles, club booths situated alongside exposed brick work and dance floors underneath ornate chandeliers. Guests looking for the VIP treatment can book a range of VIP booths, with drinks and even fire performers included in some packages.

House of Smith, Newcastle | © House of Smith/Facebook

The Cosmic Ballroom

Formerly known as The Stage Door, The Cosmic Ballroom is a frequent host to Newcastle’s electronic nights with guest DJ’s. Spanning two floors, this well-known club is n the heart of the city centre and the city centre nightlife.

World Headquarters

World Headquarters is different to your normal club. They don’t pride themselves on having the fanciest drinks or biggest DJ’s, more so on making Newcastle a better place and welcoming everyone into its doors, regardless of race, gender or orientation. Upstairs is home to the “sound system of dreams” while downstairs provides a laid-back atmosphere.

Tup Tup Palace

Tup Tup Palace promises a unique boutique experience. With a wild, bohemian theme, guests can escape their busy city day in ornate, exotic Eastern finery. Frequently hosting themed club nights, Tup Tup Palace has seen many celebrities grace its dancefloor including Kanye West, Cheryl Cole and Snoop Dogg.

Tup Tup Palace nightclub in Newcastle | © Tup Tup Palace/Facebook

Madame Koo

If you fancy a cocktail in style, or a full night out complete with DJ set, then Madame Koo is for you. With an opulent Eastern Asian theme, statues sit amongst padded booths as vine leaves grow out of exposed brick walls. For a night out on the town with a difference, be sure to head to this hot spot.


Opening in 2005, Digital was hailed “the Fabric of The North” for playing host to some unforgettable DJ nights. David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5 and many more DJs have performed at this large nightclub, split into a vibrant dancefloor and boutique bar.

Confetti at Digital | © Digital/Facebook

The Empress

Empress by name, Empress by nature. The club’s décor is fit for any dynasty, while the club itself evolves from a humble cocktail bar into an unforgettable club as the night progresses. A staple of Geordie nightlife for decades, The Empress is a go-to spot both for students and Newcastle nightclub regulars.


Powerhouse is one of Newcastle’s popular gay nightclubs, home to large seating and three bars scattered across two floors. Despite being a large part of the gay scene, this club welcomes all for “attitude free clubbing”. No night is the same at Powerhouse, with themed music nights on every day of the week.


Perdu is a chic, trendy club, priding itself on being “the ultimate nightspot”. Their 350 person capacity al fresco bar allows for sophisticated drinking, whilst joining hips with the Blackie Boy pub and All Seeing Eye Cocktail Lounge for even more choice.

Champagne booth at Perdu, Newcastle | © Perdu/Facebook


Finally, for a taste of tropical paradise, head to Florita’s! Everywhere you turn, there is something exciting to see, from the tattoo-like swallow branded onto the bar wall, to the multiple plush booths and sofas allowing you to enjoy your Tiki cocktail in style and comfort. Offering VIP treatment to those who book, this tropical haven is great for those who want to kick back with a drink to celebrate the weekend.

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