Hidden bars and secret pubs for your party weekend!

Experience Newcastle the right way by exploring its lesser known hot-spots and hidden bars! Look no further than our handy list that will talk you through some of the best places to take your party to. Make your stag and hen parties memorable and unique, and make the most of what Newcastle has to offer.

Tiger Hornsby

Quayside, 8-10 Close
Located on the stunning Quayside, this cosy and idillic little cocktail bar offers up a relaxed party vibe, ideal for a fun, social atmosphere. With a live DJ most nights, a uniquely designed interior and a cocktail menu that is updated seasonally, everyone will find something they love here! If there is a big group of you, you can also look into hiring the venue. It accommodates from 2 to 200 people, and offers up live entertainment, free wifi (so you can snapchat the whole thing), catering and AV connectivity. This quirky little establishment is great if you want an independent, non-chain bar to relax and enjoy your friends company!

No. 28

28 Nelson St, Newcastle, NE1 5AN


This rustic looking hidden bar, is tucked away in Grainger Market. This brick walled pub is decorated beautifully, and offers up a huge list of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits, as well as a food menu full of international favourites. This multi-award winning bar is known by many as Newcastle’s real hidden gem, and the best late night venue! Open till 3 am every night, you can eat, drink and dance the night away. This venue is also available for private hire, which you can organise through their booking form on their website, or through their Facebook page.

The Split Chimp

Arch 7, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SA


Established in 2015, this small micro-pub split over two levels is sure to be very different from other hidden bars in Newcastle. A warm welcome, comfortable leather seats and ales on 6 Handpulls, 5 Keg Beers, bottled craft beer, Prosecco and wine make this perfect for celebrations. An upstairs function room is ideal for parties and pub games if you’re wanting some traditional fun, classic pub snacks and a wide beverage selection means you’re assured of a great time! The Split Chimp is just a short walk from Central Station, so it’s location is ideal. If you’re looking for something completely different, this is the spot for you!


30-32 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE


Dacantus is a small venue with a HUGE selection of gins and tonics! They are experts on mixing the perfect G&T, and have a special menu which pairs up the best flavours for you. Whether you like your gin sharp and dry, or sweet and mellow, there is a G&T for you on our list of around 90 speciality G&Ts. Work your way through the menu, or stick to your favourites! During the week, they host gin tasting sessions so you can be sure to find a combination that you love. With a substantial food menu, this small, but elegant bar is ideal all-round, especially for the gin drinkers among you!

Blackie Boy

11 Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1UQ


Blackie Boy is an old world style pub in the heart and hustle of the city. Offering a wide selection of drinks, from ales to cocktails this is truly a venue not to be missed. Above is a second venue called All Seeing Eye which boasts an extensive cocktail menu, which offers something for everyone! Private hire is available for groups, and they are renowned for throwing a great party! With space for up to 100 guests, and free hire, it’s definitely worth looking into if you’ve got a big group!

Prohibition Cabaret Bar

Arch, 3 Brandling St, Gateshead, NE8 2BA


Take a trip back in time to the roaring twenties in this hidden bar! Located in Gateshead, it’s the perfect spot for anyone who loves a bit of flair! The built in stage caters for variety, cabaret, music and vaudeville acts, to keep you entertained all night long. Visit their website to take a look at all of the exciting events that are coming up so you don’t miss out. This quirky, nostalgic establishment is like no other, and is an absolute must for parties!