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Top 5 Bars & Clubs in Newcastle
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Top 5 Bars & Clubs in Newcastle

6 January 2018 | Maddie Hammond

Why aye, pet! It’s no secret that Geordies enjoy a drink or two, making Newcastle one of the top party destinations in the North East with its eclectic and exciting nightlife. Whether you fancy sipping cocktails at a kitsch bar, dancing the night away in the club or just getting plain ol’ mortal, here’s our pick of the bunch for a night out on the ‘toon. No jacket required.

1. Lola Jeans

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Originally setup in the picturesque Tynemouth, Lola Jeans expanded back in 2014 with a second location on the city’s bustling Market Street. A laidback café by day, the venue transforms at night into a vintage inspired speakeasy cocktail bar, with expertly crafted drinks drawing on classic recipes and local creations alike. Line your stomach with their delicious American comfort food-style menu - the perfect cocktail accompaniment - and start to your evening.
 
Find Lola Jeans at 1-3 Market St, NE1 6JE.
 
2. Pleased to Meet You


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Since opening back in 2013, Pleased to Meet You has built up a loyal following amongst Newcastle natives. The beautifully designed venue is tucked away on the cobbled High Bridge and is decked out with beautiful chandeliers and sumptuous leather seats set against exposed brickwork. The cocktail bar and restaurant specialises in gin-based concoctions such as Bloody Gin Juleps and the signature Pleased To Meet You No.1. Gin. Not your thing? No problem – as well as classic and craft cocktails, they also offer a good selection of wine, whisky and beer. Perfect for those wanting to add a touch of sophistication to their night.
 
Pleased to Meet You is located at 41-51 High Bridge, NE1 1EW.
 
3. House of Smith


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Located on Collingwood Street AKA The Diamond Strip, the slick and stylish House of Smith is one of Newcastle’s best known and most loved clubs. With a 50’s glamour theme, club booths are lined up against brickwork and dance floors glitter underneath ornate chandeliers. Cocktails, champagnes and spirits are all on offer here and if you fancy going all out, and the club also offers a range of VIP packages including private booths, bottles of bubble and even fire performers.
 
House of Smith can be found at 26 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF.

4. As You Like It


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Based in the ever-popular Jesmond, As You Like It is a uniquely designed venue spread across four floors, each with its own bar. The quirky, cosy interior features an offbeat mix of vintage inspired shabby-chic designs creating a delightfully decadent ambience to enjoy some of their delicious classic cocktails in. There’s even a charming garden terrace – perfect for those hazy summer evenings.
 
Find As You Like It at Archbold Terrace, NE2 1DB.

5. Madame Koo


 
Another Diamond Strip resident, Madame Koo caters to those craving a full night out or just those who want to drink in style. The décor is an opulent Eastern Asian theme, with statues sitting amongst padded booths and vine leaves climbing out of the walls. It’s become even more popular thanks to its frequent appearances on Geordie Shore, and Fridays and Saturdays are notoriously wild. A must for those looking to hit the floor to bonafide club hits.
 
Madame Koo is located at 36 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF.
 

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