This month it’s my 21st birthday and I’m really excited to be celebrating it with friends in Newcastle! From the city’s magnificent Georgian architecture to the iconic bridges and friendly locals, there’s plenty going on in Newcastle. It’s renowned for its extensive array of bars and clubs so how do you choose where to go?!? Fear not…I have the perfect thing for you.
Daniel Footwear recently created a series of guides to spending 24 hours in a number of UK cities. When they sent me their Newcastle edition I was very impressed with their recommendations as I recognised some of my favourite hotspots in the city straight away.
For a good night out in Newcastle I usually visit a few of the following bars and I can’t wait to share them with you! They’re perfect for enjoying a tipple as you soak up everything the city has to offer and each bar has a cocktail list so instagram-worthy it’s almost unreal.
If you’re looking for a unique place to enjoy a cocktail, you can’t miss The Botanist. Situated in the former Monument Mall, the bar overlooks Grey Street — once described as the most beautiful street in England —and boasts an impressive glass domed roof.
The bar is characterised by quirky features, such as the impressive tree which sits in the centre of the bar and watering can cocktail pitchers. Perfect for sharing, treat your sweet tooth to the raspberry and sage watering can.
The Forth Hotel
Refresh with a beverage at Newcastle’s quirkiest pub, The Forth Hotel. There, you can enjoy superb craft beers and real ales on cosy couches, as well as tasty cocktails and an excellent selection of wine.
Don’t forget to enjoy the pub’s rooftop terrace. Featuring work by local artists and cute seating areas, it’s ideal for enjoying a drink outdoors.
Harry’s Bar is a city centre hotspot. With welcoming décor and a fit-to-burst drinks menu, it’s perfect for starting off your night out or enjoying a tipple at the end of a busy shopping day.
The bar offers an extensive cocktail menu, including everything from old favourites to their signature blends. And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask — the super-friendly bar staff will tailor a cocktail to your specific tastes.
The Glass House
For a more indulgent experience, take a trip to Glass House to enjoy luxury as standard. I’m talking attentive waiter service, outstanding décor and an extensive menu of fine wines, champagne and whiskeys.
If the latter is your tipple of choice, Glass House’s whiskey lounge is for you. Due to open soon, it promises to be a haven for all whiskey-lovers, showcasing the world’s finest drinks.
With a name like Hoochie Coochie, you know this bar is going to be good! It’s the perfect place for movers and shakers to enjoy the very best of funk, soul, disco, jazz and more!
It’s not just killer DJ sets though: the bar regularly plays host to live music acts. Previous performers include Alexander O’Neal, Soul II Soul and the legendary Chaka Khan! As you can see, it’s not to be missed.
Described as a Miami bar and tropical garden, Florita’s boasts bohemian décor and an extensive drinks menu. The party mood is complete with DJs playing infectious tunes that you just have to dance to.
I’m a huge fan of Florita’s cocktails. My particular favourite is Zombie Nation — a flaming concoction of Bacardi, Havana Club, Woods 100 rum, apricot brandy and pineapple juice — it’s not for the feint-hearted.
So there it is – the best hotspots for a Newcastle night out! Georgie girls love to look glamorous so going out in Newcastle is always a great opportunity to dress up. Think high heels, bodycon dresses and statement accessories but… don’t forget that Newcastle city centre has cobbled streets! A block heel is always a practical choice over a pair of stilettos (unfortunately I speak from experience) so this pair from Daniel Footwear is perfect.
When I want to travel home after a night of partying I always prefer a private driver to the night bus! Especially now that Uber is operating in Newcastle. They’re a reliable ride (and often cheaper than a normal taxi) so you can’t really go wrong!
Lucky for you I have a code for £15 off your first Uber from Newcastle as a little thank you for being a regular reader at Frey de Fleur. All you need to do is enter the code freydefleur15 when you book. The app is so easy to use and because the payment is automatic you don’t have to worry about saving cash for a ride home (meaning more money for cocktails too)
Where are your favourite hotspots in Newcastle? Comment below to let me know!