Welcome to the Newcastle Bar Index. Here you will find the league table of some of the best bars in Newcastle. Keep coming back, because like any table, things change! Bars are awarded points based on criteria, which includes Cost, Value, Crowd, Drinks, Style And Staff, with a 20 points maximum in each category for a grand total of 100 points. The points are awarded by myself, friends and readers of this blog, and are genuine thoughts about the establishments. Who will be top this week?
First of all I MUST stress the positions are just for fun, and based on bars we have recently been going in or hearing about. Think of the Newcastle Bar Index as a stock market, everything can change, positions go up and down as the weeks go on, maybe a bar had an amazing night, maybe they had unbeatable offers, the service was above and beyond or the bar in general was fun. These are all taken into account within the rankings. It’s just for fun, but you can read up some useful information on the bars if you click their name, including reviews.
The Newcastle Bar Index is completely sortable; This means if you click a header it will sort by that; e.g. click “area” and it will sort all the bars into areas alphabetically. Wanna cheap night out? Click “Cost” and it will sort in order of cheapest. Pretty cool huh?
If you want to find where the bars are in Newcastle, check out the Newcastle bar map here.
The Newcastle Bar Index – The Best Bars And Nightclubs Ranked In Newcastle
Latest Update: Early April 2014
|Town Wall||Bar||None||Central Station||££||13||13||13||12||13||64|
|Union Rooms||Bar||None||Central Station||£||16||12||14||7||13||62|
|The Living Room||Bar||RnB/House/Chart||Grey Street||££££||10||12||14||12||13||61|
|Keel Row||Bar||RnB/Pop/Chart||The Gate||£||16||8||14||8||14||60|
|Soho Rooms||Bar/Club||House/Chart||Diamond Strip||£££||11||11||12||9||13||58|
|Hoochie Coochie||Bar||Soul/RnB||City Centre||£££||11||9||13||11||12||56|
|Head Of Steam||Bar||Indie/None||Central Station||£||14||9||11||9||13||56|
|City Vaults||Bar||RnB/Pop/Chart||Bigg Market||££||50|
|House Of Smith||Bar||House/Chart||Diamond Strip||££££||50|
|Lady Grey's||Bar||None||City Centre||£££||50|
|Long Bar||Bar||RnB/House/Chart||Central Station||£££||50|
|Madame Koo||Club||House/Chart||Diamond Strip||£££||50|
|Opera Bar||Bar||The Gate||£££||50|
|Sam Jacks||Bar||RnB/House/Chart||The Gate||££||50|
|Slug And Lettuce||Bar||Quayside||£££||50|
|Tiger Tiger||Bar||RnB/House/Chart||The Gate||£££||50|
|Tup Tup Palace||Club||RnB/House/Chart||££££||50|
|Pleased To Meet You||Bar/Restaurant||N/A||Bigg Market||££££||1||1|
Bar Name – Name of the bar
Type – What kind of place? Bar/Restaurant/Club (note some bars are open later i.e. late bars, and some bars will turn into night clubs later on i.e. charge to get in). The vast majority of the bars on this list will not close earlier than 1AM on the weekend.
Music – The type of music that is typically played at the weekend (note: some bars will play different music on different nights, especially through the week if they have a specific event/night)
Area – The area which the bar is in. You can split Newcastle up into several different areas and there are bars within that area.
Cost – Rated out of 5 (£) with 1 being cheap and 5 pound signs being expensive. It’s not only a scale of price, but price in the particular area the bar is in.
Value – Is it cheap and cheerful? It is expensive but worth the money? Or is it cheap and nasty or an expensive waste of money?
Crowd – Lots of people or an empty bar? What are the people like? friendly, posh, rude, nice, welcoming, fun, boring, charvas, etc What are the girls like? And men?
Drinks – A big range of drinks? Good drinks within the range? Any offers/deals? Price could be a factor
Style – What does the place look like? Flooring/Toilets/Furniture? What is the music like? How stylish is the place?
Staff – Are the bar staff friendly? Are they quick to serve? Door staff?
Newcastle Bar Map
Find your favourite bar on the Michael84 Newcastle Bar map. All the best bars around the city are featured, simply click the icon to reveal the name of the bar. The map is dynamic! You can zoom in and out of the map by double clicking or using the + and – signs on the left. Move around the map holding down your mouse and dragging