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Bonbar Review

Friday, 29th August, 2014

Bonbar Newcastle Bar Review

Bonbar is a fairly new drinking establishment and restaurant in Newcastle, and has taken over The Old Assembly Rooms. It’s located on Fenkle Street, just off Westgate Road, up from The Milecastle. It’s a classic style of place, offering the best in cocktails, wine and champagne, as well as the traditional drinks you’d expect to see at a bar.

I do love the layout and the décor and building is really nice. The bar is in the middle as you walk in, with plenty of room to get served which I think is important. Down each side there are booths if you fancy chilling in one of those, or get on the dance floor at the top of the room. Everything is open and easy to get to, it’s a large space without feeling too big. There’s an exclusive VIP room called the 467 Club, and an outside terrace for the warmer months or if you need some air.

The £8-£10 entrance fee on a Saturday night is just above average for an upmarket type of place such as this, and it’s open from 11pm until 4am which is pretty good.

Dress Code

The dress code is smart casual.

Club Nights – Beau Monde on Thursday nights, open till 3AM; Makeway Fridays and Be Somebody Saturdays At Bonbar

Essential Info

Opening Hours: 7 Nights A Week, ‘Till 4AM (Weekends)
Weekend Entry Cost: £8 – £10
Music: House, Chart, Hip Hop, RnB
Recommended Age: 21-35
Guestlist/VIP: YES
Bottle Service:YES
Stag & Hens: Dress Smart

Address / Directions

Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU
Closest Metro Station: Central Station
Other Nearby Bars: The Milecastle, Union Rooms, Revolution
Official Website:


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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