Newcastle Bar Reviews

Welcome to the Newcastle Bar Index. Here you will find the league table of some of the best bars in town with reviews by Michael 84. 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.

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Latest Update: March 2017

PosChBar NamePointsTypeMusicAreaCostValueCrowdDrinksStyleStaffX
Moving UpRevolution86BarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££17171719161
No ChangeCanteen And Cocktails82Bar/RestaurantHouseQuayside£££15161618171
No ChangeAlvinos76BarHouse/ChartCity Centre£££14151417161
No ChangeTiger Hornsby73BarAllQuayside££££14141416151
No ChangeTokyo72BarHouse/ChartCentral Station££££14141516131
No ChangeThe Quayside Bar71BarQuayside£15141415131
No ChangeTiger Tiger71BarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££££15141315141
No ChangeBrowns68Bar/RestaurantNoneGrey Street££££14131314141
No ChangePopolo68BarHouse/ChartQuayside£££12131514141
No ChangeTown Wall68BarNoneCentral Station££15131413131
No ChangeUnion Rooms67BarNoneCentral Station£16131312131
No ChangeBonbar67Bar/ClubRnB/House/ChartCentral Station££££14131314131
Moving UpPleased To Meet You PTMY66Bar/RestaurantN/ABigg Market£££££13131413131
No ChangeHarry's Bar66BarPop/ChartCity Centre££££12141414121
No ChangeBarluga65BarNoneGrey Street£££13131313131
No ChangePacific House65BarHaymarket£££13121314131
No ChangePerdu65BarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip££££12131314131
No ChangeEmber Lounge65BarDanceBigg Market£££££12121314141
Going DownJalou64BarHouse/Chart/RnBCentral Station£££££12141313121
No ChangeMimo63BarHouse/Chart/RnBCentral Station££13131212131
No ChangeThe Long Bar63BarRnB/House/ChartCentral Station£££13121212141
No ChangeLabel62BarRnB/Pop/ChartCity Centre£££10131313131
No ChangeMetropolis62BarPop/Chart/HouseCentral Station££13131013131
No ChangeBar B61BarChartThe Gate££12121113131
No ChangeFilthy's61BarPop/LiveBigg Market£££12121212131
No ChangeBacchus61BarNoneCity Centre£££12111412121
No ChangeHead Of Steam61BarIndie/NoneCentral Station£13101113141
No ChangeLola Jeans61BarBackground MusicCity Centre£££13111212131
No ChangeMushroom60BarRnB/House/ChartCity Centre££13101312121
No ChangeScience60BarRandomCentral Station£££12111113131
No ChangeMilecastle60BarPop/Chart/OldiesCentral Station£15111211111
No ChangeThe Hop & Cleaver58.5BarNAQuayside£££13121313140.9
No ChangeTup Tup Palace58.5ClubRnB/House/ChartDiamond Strip££££11131414130.9
No ChangeFloritas58BarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££££9121113131
No ChangeHouse Of Smith57.6BarHouse/ChartDiamond Strip££££12131314120.9
No ChangeQuilted Camel57BarRnB/House/ChartQuayside£££12111111121
No ChangeMSA56.7BarHip Hop/SoulCity Centre££££12141213120.9
No ChangeCenturion56BarNoneCentral Station££££9111112131
No ChangeBeyond Bar56BarHouse/ChartThe Gate££££11111112111
No ChangeBijoux55.8BarPop/ChartDiamond Strip£££12131212130.9
No ChangeThe Living Room55.8BarRnB/House/ChartGrey Street££££11121412130.9
No ChangeLady Grey's55.8BarNoneCity Centre£££12121312130.9
No ChangeKeel Row55.8BarRnB/Pop/ChartThe Gate£169149140.9
No ChangeBier Keller55BarPop/ThemedBigg Market£££1211128121
No ChangeOpera Bar54.9BarThe Gate£££12131311120.9
No ChangePitcher & Piano54.9BarQuayside££££12121213120.9
No ChangeSoho54.9BarNoneHaymarket££££11131213120.9
No ChangeEmpress54BarHouse/ChartQuayside££13111212120.9
No ChangeSinners54BarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££1391010121
No ChangeMadame Koo54ClubHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££12121211130.9
No ChangeSoho Rooms53.1Bar/ClubHouse/ChartDiamond Strip£££12121210130.9
No ChangeCosey Joes53BarPop/Chart/OldiesBigg Market££119119131
No ChangeSam Jacks53BarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££1210910121
No ChangeSlug And Lettuce52.2BarQuayside£££12121111120.9
No ChangeAveika52Bar/RestaurantRnB/House/ChartQuayside£££££1111121261
No ChangeLivello52BarHouseQuayside££££1111121261
No ChangeOhso50.4BarRnB/House/ChartCity Centre£££7121213120.9
No ChangeThe Telegraph50.4BarNACentral Station££11111112110.9
No ChangePlayers49.5BarRnB/House/ChartThe Gate££1281111130.9
No ChangeHoochie Coochie48.6BarSoul/RnBCity Centre£££1110141360.9
Going DownThe Botanist23Bar/RestaurantLIVEMonument£££££0501611
The Lodge0BarPop/ChartCollingwood St.£££1
City Vaults0BarRnB/Pop/ChartBigg Market££000000
Offshore 440BarRnB/House/ChartQuayside££1
Indigo0BarRnb/House/ChartThe Gate££1
Nectar0BarHouse/ChillCity Centre£££0

Michael 84 Newcastle Bar ReviewsThe 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.

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? 😉

If you want to find where the bars are in Newcastle, check out the Newcastle bar map here.

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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) and 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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