Happy Fourth of July! Find the perfect American style restaurant for your hen/stag do!

Looking for a pit stop on your hen/ stag party to grab some great American style food? You’ve come to the right place. In celebration of the fourth of July, we’ve rounded up our favourite American style places to grab something meaty, or a sweet treat!

We’ve found the best beers, burgers and BBQ food in town, so you’re all set for a huge carb loading session before your heavy night out in the city.

american styleLane 7

80-90 St James’ Blvd


Find yourself immersed in 1950’s America in this quirky, vintage bowling alley! Forget tacky bowling lanes and crappy food… Lane 7 offers up fantastic American style food, a great selection of drinks (the whiskey milkshake is to die for!), two bowling lanes, ping pong and karaoke. It’s the perfect place for fun, food and a great time, with a relaxed party atmosphere, and the option for private hire.

american styleThe Purple Bear

63 Northumberland Street


Opening only this year, The Purple bear has proven to be a massive hit! Choose from their delicious menu of meaty BBQ treats, and treat yourself to a cocktail (or ten) or one of their ales. Nestled under Eldon Square in a highly stylish and contemporary setting, this one is great for hen and stag do’s because of it’s central location, friendly and fun atmosphere, and a great food and drinks menu!

american styleSmashburger

Grey’s Quarter, Eldon Square


A Californian admitted that Smashburger was some of the most authentic American food he had ever tasted in England. And trust me when I say this guy does not complement food lightly! Pick from their range of beef, chicken or vegetarian burgers, and enjoy a tipple from their selection of beers or soft drinks. If you’re a true American style foodie, you’ll be ecstatic to know that you can buy ranch dressing here, which is a rarity!

american styleFat Hippo

2-6 Shakespeare Street AND 35A St George’s Terrace


Fat Hippo Underground (Shakespeare Street- City Centre) and Fat Hippo Jesmond (St George’s Terrace) don’t just make food, they make culinary art. Each gourmet burger is cooked to perfection, and is a taste sensation! Prepare to get a bit messy with their juicy burgers, and generous toppings. Wash it all down with one of their refreshing beers, wines, spirits or milkshakes (with or without a cheeky shot of alcohol in!) But these restaurants are hellishly popular, so if you want to guarantee a spot, you best book in advance!

american styleJam Jar

88 Osborne Rd


Step inside this quirky little bar in Jesmond, and indulge in gourmet American style burgers, steaks and a range of tasty sides! Pair it up with a cold beer, or try one of their many signature cocktails for the true Jam Jar experience. From breakfast to brunch and evening meals, this rustically decorated establishment has a great atmosphere and is in the heart of the drinking scene in Jesmond!

american styleRed’s True BBQ

Greys Quarter, Intu Eldon Square


Not for the faint hearted. Huge portion sizes of meats, hefty side orders and rich desserts truly celebrates the American spirit! From burgers, steaks and BBQ meat platters, to loaded fries, ‘feasting sharing plates’ and more cheese than you can imagine! If you love American style food this is an absolute must. Enjoy the freshest food, all of which is slow cooked to perfection everyday, but served super fast so you’ll be tucking into what can only be described as half a cow in no time!

american styleMan vs Food Grill House

224 Chillingham Rd


Another one for food lovers! The name says it all. Don’t be scared to get messy, and probably to have to loosen your belt as you divulge into the wonderful world of american style meats and grills! Named as the ultimate meat-based dining experience in Newcastle, you can choose from 12 epic burgers, as well as burritos, steaks, sizzlers, hot dogs and various meat dishes, all served with skinny fries! Push your limits by trying the man vs food menu… we dare you!

american styleBierrex Smoke & Tap House

82 Pilgrim Street


Bring a touch of Southern American style BBQ to your Newcastle experience! Serving up ‘Meats n Mains’ and ‘Burgers n Buns’, as well as salads and veggie options, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Relying solely on wood- no gas, electricity or coal- to cook everything, you’ll enjoy a beautiful woodsmoked flavour that’ll have your tastebuds tingling and wanting more! For parties over eight people, check out their special buffet menu and indulge in their massive range of foods on offer!


american styleCreams

66 Grainger St


Dig into one of many sweet treats at this American style dessert stop! Pancakes, waffles, milkshakes, ice creams… you name it, they’ve got it. Relax in the comfortable booth seatings, and enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere while you have a good chin wag with your friends about all of the antics that your stag or hen weekend have in store for them.

american styleNorthside Diner

Third Floor of Fenwicks, Northumberland Street


Step back into 1950’s America, with classic booth seating, a social atmosphere and an extensive and very tasty menu! Find all the classics from burgers and hot dogs, to pastas and salads, or cure that hangover with their hearty breakfast menu. Located in the city centre, you’re in the perfect spot to fill your stomach before heading onto the bars and clubs!

american styleLonghorns

10 Mosley St


Order yourself trays of different kinds of succulent meats and sides, and challenge yourself to finish it! The portion sizes are extremely generous, but so tasty that you won’t want to stop even when you are full! Bringing a taste of Texas to the North East, Longhorns certainly won’t disappoint, and is great value for money. Serving only the finest cuts of meat this is one place that delivers on quality AND quantity.

american styleHop & Cleaver

40 Sandhill


Enjoy this new restaurant which smokes its own meats, crafts its own ales and offers up a fantastic selection of smoked and barbecued foods. Expect ribs, bourbons, cocktails and hard shakes, and smokey brisket! You can even pull your own pints and make your own manhattans in one of two private areas. A fun, social atmosphere makes it the perfect place for stag and hen parties!

And all those typical chain restaurants…