Newcastle is a vibrant city full of culture, breathtaking architecture, fantastic restaurants and an even better nightlife. It’s why we love the Geordies. It’s there never say no to a night out mantra that has seen it become one the go to venues for stag and hen parties.
There are many reasons to head to Newcastle for your stag weekend, but besides the great activities on offer, it’s the Newcastle Nightlife which is the biggest draw really. The Newcastle nightlife caters for all from trendy bars to top nightclubs, to just some good decent pubs. Wherever you want to go on a night out you’ll find it.
Here are a few areas to check out:
The Diamond Strip
The Diamond strip is cool, chic and a bit expensive. No prizes for guessing so why they call it the diamond strip. This is were you’ll find the upmarket and trendy bars that attract Newcastle’s celebrities, footballers etc. The bars attract a more mature crowd and they’re the sort of places you might want make sure you’re not wearing a pair of manky runners.
It’s only a short walk from Central station where you’ll find the diamond strip located on Collingwood street. The bars have that bohemian look with exposed brick, lavish decor, and some cosy couches tucked away in corners. There are some sexy art-deco style bars, a vodka bar in an old luxurious bank and even cocktail bars with secret gardens where you can book booths or even beds. Try not fall asleep.
The Bigg Market
This place has reputation for a reason. Do not head here for fancy cocktails, whiskeys or plush interiors. The Bigg Market really doesn’t take itself seriously and sometimes you need a place like that. The drinks are cheap and cheerful, get in! And you’ll find that you’ve left your inhibitions at the door as you dance the night away to some old school tunes from your youth.
The Bigg Market welcomes hen and stag parties with open arms, so don’t worry, whatever you dress the groom up in on the stag weekend, he’s getting in here! You can enjoy karaoke as well as in a bar that has a push-button service for ‘tequila time’ and ‘shooters frenzies’. If you’re on a drinking mission for the stag weekend. This is command central.
They built it and we came! The Gate is a drinking venue like no other. It is a collection of bars and clubs all located closely together, (indoors which is great given it can be nippy in Newcastle), that is hugely popular with stag and hen parties. This place is literally hopping at the weekend. It has sports bars with american cheerleaders as barmaids that enjoy to dance and shake more than pom-pom’s. You’ve got a casino if you’re feeling lucky and they even have a rodeo bull if your feeling brave. Or you might be trying to impress someone.
As you may have guessed The Quayside is located next to the water over looking the stunning Newcastle and Gateshead surroundings of the River Tyne. It has become an area of the city know for it’s music, culture and modern art. But, when the sun goes down the trendy bars come to life. A luminous riverfront with a fantastic atmosphere to the back drop of stunning views. Also from the Quayside you’ll be able to see the magnificent Millennium bridge and watch it’s colour change throughout the night. What more could you ask for?
Just something to keep in mind. A few of the bars here have a no-fancy dress policy. But don’t let that put you off going to some of the best bars Tyneside has to offer.
Grey Street-Dean Street-Pilgrim Street
This is more an area, than one particular street. They are all running off each other and if you are a lover of cocktails, whiskeys and gins this were you should be migrating towards when you’re in Newcastle. Having sampled a few of the cocktails myself, I can say you won’t be disappointed. A great option as a cure after your first big night in Newcastle, just saying. There are some really cool bars in this area, with heated outdoor terraces, football tables and you’ll be sure to find some great food here to. You’ll need a good munch to fuel you for another big day in Newcastle.
I can’t really speak highly enough of Newcastle. It was fantastic weekend from start to finish. There was real buzz in the city centre with the Magpies playing at home. St James Park or the Sports direct stadium is located bang in the city centre. So it’s hard not to get caught up in the buzz of match day on the city centre streets. As I mentioned the nightlife is second to none and I guarantee the only issue you’ll have is that you wish you could have stayed longer.
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