Cocktails & Mocktails: a guide to the best places in toon!
Add some elegance and sophistication to your stag or hen weekend with Newcastle’s diverse range of original and exotic cocktails. Look no further than our list below which recommends the finest cocktail bars in Newcastle!
Monument Mall, Newcastle, NE1 7AL
Situated right next to Monument, The Botanist is central and easy to access by metro, taxi or bus. As one of Newcastle’s favourite bars, you will find an extensive menu of original cocktails, made fresh right before your eyes. Choose from a range of long and short drinks and sit back and relax in this idillic, beautiful bar, or take your drink out onto the heated garden terrace and enjoy a pretty view of Grey Street by sunset. Relax, chat and sip on your cocktails amongst vintage floral decor, and enjoy the live acoustic musicians often playing. A perfect place for a touch of class and elegance.
17 Newgate St, Newcastle, NE1 5RZ
A Caribbean haven of spicy foods and exotic rum cocktails! Grab a seat by the bar and be waited on by an amazing team of bartenders who will shake, stir, and garnish your chosen concoction to perfection. Happy hour lasts from 11:30am-7pm and then from 10pm-close, offering 2-4-1 cocktails which will save you a tonne of money too! Jam out to some classic reggae hits and work your way through the menu in this vibrant, popular themed restaurant and bar. Located central in the city, it’s accessible and popular among locals and tourists alike!
97 Osborne Rd, Newcastle, NE2 2TJ
This quirky little joint is located in Jesmond, and offers a cosy setting, with comfortable sofa and booth seating.With a menu of original mix cocktails, snacks and food, this old fashioned, vintage spot is ideal for big groups looking to enjoy some refreshing bevs! If you want to arrange something a bit different, why not opt for booking a Tipsy Tea! Indulge in cakes, sandwiches, sweets, treats, and huge teapots brimming with cocktail mixes! It’s a great social space for parties, and is located in a lively area within Newcastle so it’s an ideal spot for bar hopping afterwards!
88 Osborne Rd, Newcastle, NE2 2AP
This trendy bar located in Jesmond, mixes hip new-age decor with the old fashioned to create a quirky open space, ideal for small to medium size parties! Friendly staff and a bustle of people create a fun, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Pick from their list of £5 original cocktails or branch out and try their cocktail of the month! All served in a jam jar… of course! If there are people in your party who aren’t into cocktails, this pub also offers an extensive beer, cider and wine list as well as all the classic spirits! Perfect spot for everyone!
88 Pilgrim St, Newcastle, NE1 6S
This laid back bar, complete with table football, pinball machines and booth seating is ideal for a relaxing stop! It’s really one for comic book and geek culture fans, boasting comic and superhero decorations. Choose from a list of forty fabulous, original cocktails and sit back and enjoy! Cosmopolitan, cosy and comfortable, this is an absolute must for all cocktail lovers! Funky cocktail menus either in retro cassette tapes or comic books, random art work draping the walls and a foosball table in the back give it a trendy hipster vibe and you can take advantage of free WiFi, friendly bar staff, and bar snacks. If there are a small number of you, hire out the ‘snug room’, and don’t forget to check out the outdoor terrace!
Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF
Take in the breathtakingly beautiful interior, and get served by friendly, fast and efficient bartenders. Pick from a substantial list of cocktails, or book yourselves in for a cocktail masterclass with the pros! Either way this contemporary chain bar and restaurant is an idillic, spacious, and elegant setting for a party or large group. Live DJ’s or chart music gives the room a party vibe, perfect for setting the scene for a hen/stag do! With plenty of offers during happy hour (from 5pm) including 2-4-1 cocktails, you won’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy plenty of drinks.
80-90 St James’ Blvd, Newcastle, NE1 4BN
Try your hand at something a bit different with cocktails (or signature alcoholic shakes!) and bowling! Bowl away to your hearts delight on the vintage style lanes, whilst friendly staff cater to your beverage needs! Choose from 10 classic cocktails, two alcoholic slushes, or four alcoholic milkshakes! This retro bowling alley/ restaurant/ bar has a laid back, and chilled vibe downstairs, and a party room upstairs. Hire out a ping-pong table, pool table or sing away on the karaoke! A quirky stop for people looking for something bit different, but extra fun and social!
35 Grey St, Newcastle, NE1 6EE
Find yourself a comfortable leather seat in this elegant, high ceilinged establishment which provides a unique and unforgettable venue! Expect to be spoilt for choice when choosing from their imaginative and vast cocktail menu. From classics including mojitos and Pimms, to their signature blood orange mai tai or toffee espresso martini; they’ve got original cocktail mixes that boast a variety of exotic and new flavours that will have you back buying more in no time! Reasonable prices start at £7 for cocktails, and £4 for mocktails.
1-3 Market St, Newcastle, NE1 6JE
Floor to ceiling murals, commissioned walls, exposed brick, parquet flooring, chandeliers, and some other signature quirks give this place a unique ambience that’s full of character and colour! If there’s 20+ of you, hire The Basement Speak, an intimate space emphasising the darker side of their interior design as well as ‘cocktail excellence’. This space is perfect for that touch of exclusivity and VIP treatment on your special night. With a cocktail list inspired by life and travel, you’ll be sure to find something new to tantalise your tastebuds!