Newcastle Bar Guide – Nightclub And Bars Reviewed

Michael 84 Newcastle Bar ReviewsWelcome to the Newcastle Bar Index. Here you will find the league table of some of the best bars in town, ranked by Michael 84, the Newcastle lifestyle blog. Newcastle is an amazing vibrant and diverse city with hundreds of bars which all offer their own brand of what makes a good night out. Here you’ll find the top bars which are located around the centre of the toon. Unfortunately not every bar or nightclub make the list, but they may get included in the future.

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? 😉

You can read my nights out in Newcastle here :)

What is the best bar in Newcastle?

The Newcastle Bar Index ranking is based on several factors, with points awarded for certain criteria. There is a new feature, a multiplier (labelled X) which will increase (or decrease) the points scored for an establishment, which is based on how recent the points were given. Just like the stock market or any league table, the positions can change. Everything is taken into account, from the friendliness of the staff and door, selection and price or drinks, music, décor, speed of service, the types and number of people in the establishment or even the toilets! All aspects of a night out are taken into consideration to give the most comprehensive database of night spots in the Toon.

Find out more about each place by clicking on the name, where there may be reviews, pictures and all the information you could need for the places including dress code, address and closing times.

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? :mrgreen:

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: Late July 2015

PosBar NameTypeMusicAreaCostValueCrowdDrinksStyleStaffXPoints
RevolutionBarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££1517171513177
JalouBarHouse/Chart/RnBCentral Station££££1415161514174
The Quayside BarBarQuayside£1514141313169
TokyoBarHouse/ChartCentral Station££££1413151512169
BonbarBar/ClubRnB/House/ChartCentral Station££££1413131413167
Tiger TigerBarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££££1214131414167
Harry's BarBarPop/ChartCity Centre££££1214141313166
AlvinosBarHouse/ChartCity Centre£££14151414150.964.8
Pacific HouseBarHaymarket£££1312131313164
Union RoomsBarNoneCentral Station£1513131013164
LabelBarRnB/Pop/ChartCity Centre£££1113131313163
BannatyneBarChartThe Gate££1212111414163
MetropolisBarPop/Chart/HouseCentral Station££1313101313162
Lola JeansBarBackground MusicCity Centre£££1311121213161
Town WallBarNoneCentral Station££13141413130.960.3
Tiger HornsbyBarNAQuayside160
MushroomBarRnB/House/ChartCity Centre££1310131212160
The Hop & CleaverBarNAQuayside£££13121313140.958.5
FloritasBarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££13121313140.958.5
BarlugaBarNoneGrey Street£££12131313140.958.5
Tup Tup PalaceClubRnB/House/ChartDiamond Strip££££11131414130.958.5
MimoBarHouse/ChartCentral Station££1212111013158
House Of SmithBarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip££££12131314120.957.6
MilecastleBarPop/Chart/OldiesCentral Station£151012911157
Long BarBarRnB/House/ChartCentral Station£££13121212140.956.7
MSABarHip Hop/SoulCity Centre££££12141213120.956.7
CenturionBarNoneCentral Station££££911111213156
BeyondBarHouse/ChartThe Gate££££1111111211156
Keel RowBarRnB/Pop/ChartThe Gate£169149140.955.8
The Living RoomBarRnB/House/ChartGrey Street££££11121412130.955.8
Lady Grey'sBarNoneCity Centre£££12121312130.955.8
NectarBarHouse/ChillCity Centre£££12131212130.955.8
BijouxBarPop/ChartDiamond Strip£££12131212130.955.8
PerduBarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip££££12111313120.954.9
BrownsBar/RestaurantNoneGrey Street££££1412129140.954.9
Opera BarBarThe Gate£££12131311120.954.9
Pitcher & PianoBarQuayside££££12121213120.954.9
BacchusBarNoneCity Centre£££11111412120.954
Madame KooClubHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££12121211130.954
ScienceBarRandomCentral Station£££12111113130.954
SinnersBarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££139101012154
Soho RoomsBar/ClubHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££12121210130.953.1
Sam JacksBarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££121091012153
Cosey JoesBarPop/Chart/OldiesBigg Market££11911913153
Slug And LettuceBarQuayside£££12121111120.952.2
Quilted CamelBarRnB/House/ChartQuayside££12111111120.951.3
OhsoBarRnB/House/ChartCity Centre£££7121213120.950.4
Hoochie CoochieBarSoul/RnBCity Centre£££1191311120.950.4
Head Of SteamBarIndie/NoneCentral Station£149119130.950.4
City VaultsBarRnB/Pop/ChartBigg Market££12101110130.950.4
PlayersBarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££1281111130.949.5
The TelegraphBarNACentral Station££11111110110.948.6
Pleased To Meet YouBar/RestaurantN/ABigg Market££££0000101
IndigoBarRnb/House/ChartThe Gate££10
Offshore 44BarRnB/House/ChartQuayside££10
The LodgeBarPop/ChartCollingwood St.£££10

Categories explained

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?
X – X is a multiplier. The value of all the previous criteria is times by the multiplier to get the total. The multiplier value is based on the frequency of visits within a given time, as well as how recently the score was given. The typical values are 0.9 (not visited for a long period), 1 (not recently visited) and 1.1 (recently visited).

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 :)


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