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Bars near Newcastle Central Station, Nights Out In Newcastle guide to the best bars, pubs and clubs around central station Newcastle.

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    The Forth Take a short stroll from Central Station and you’ll discover The Forth.  A Newcastle pub with a feisty past.  It’s hard to believe this laidback local was previously famous for hosting Victorian boxing matches.  Thankfully today, the mood is infinitely less volatile.  It couldn’t be more different.  The Forth is a pub to relax in, whether you’re savouring a glass of fine wine in front of the log fire, enjoying the tunes spilling from their DJ’s decks at the weekend or admiring the local art adorning their walls. The Forth is excellent for food and has a great selection of beers available.  It’s a good pub for both a lazy chilled out pint or to start a night out in Newcastle bar crawl. Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties and Outdoor seating.

  • The Empress

    The Empress The iconic bar has been restored to it’s former glory with a modern touch. The Empress was renowned for decades as the meeting, passing and finishing point of a true Geordie night out.  Acclaimed as Newcastle’s Busiest Student Bar; it’s the only place to be 7 nights a week.  Starting off as a cosy Cocktail Bar then turning into a Club atmosphere as the night evolves. Nearest Metro Station is Central Station 5 min walk.  Bus stops directly outside St Nicholas Street.   The Empress is group friendly and the perfect venue for your party, event, or after work drinks.  Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties and Table service. Whether you want a roped off area or booth amongst the other party revellers; or you want to hire the venue for your own event it is ideal for any occasion. Looking for a BIG Night Out In Newcastle? Visit The Quilted Camel as part of our Geordie Bar Crawl.


    The Telegraph  The Telegraph is a friendly local pub in the city situated behind Central Station which has won awards as the safest pub in Newcastle to eat and drink. Food served from 11am until 7pm, then snacks including pizzas and toasties after 7pm. Sunday Lunch served 12pm – 7pm; traditional Sunday Roasts. Live music regularly in their function room.  Free room hire for any occasion no matter how big of small.  Buffets supplied as well as BBQs on the roof terrace. All football and sporting events shown on plasma screens and big screen. Beautiful rooftop terrace with spectacular views which is heated in the winter months.  A wide selection of largers and beers covering most continents as well as an array of wines and spirits to suit every palate. Cocktails for everyone both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.  The perfect place to enjoy a night out, meet friends, watch the match no matter who you are, everyone is welcome!


    CENTURION The Centurion Bar in Newcastle Central Station was originally the 1st Class Refreshment Room.  This room is quite literally a work of art.  Voted ‘Newcastle’s most impressive watering hole’ by the Observer, the Centurion bar is a former first class passenger lounge welcoming an eclectic clientele.  The Grand Central Station location puts it bang in the very heart of Newcastle.  With it’s prime location and easy of transport it is a very popular bar for visitors and locals alike.  There are no strangers in the Centurion Bar, only friends you haven’t met yet. Popular with both stag and hen parties they have a great selection of cask ales and regularly show live sport on their large screen.  It makes a great meeting point to start your bar crawl or big weekend from, with plenty of other bars and pubs near by. Full to the brim with atmosphere their opulent and luxurious settings are a throwback to the glory days of rail travel and you can image the gents and ladies stopping of for a refreshment before boarding the train. The bar can get busy at times but you can normally find a spot to relax if you try. If you fancy a drink in The Centurion Bar you can take advantage of our Newcastle Privilege Wristband which has some great drinks deals, queue jumps and free entry to the hottest venues. The Grand Room Bar At The Centurion we pride ourselves on the quality of our draft , cask beers and ales. We have an extensive selection of Cask Real Ales as well as our draft bitters and lagers.  A beers of the world portfolio of bottles, fantastic wines as well as a range of spirits including the North’s Favourite Alnwick Dark Rum and Newcastle Brown Ale.   The Snug Bar For a drink in quieter, more relaxed surroundings, try The Snug Bar to the rear of the main bar. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main bar, The Snug bar offers a more intimate Centurion experience.  


    THE WAITING ROOMS Newly furbished city centre bar, formerly The Long Bar, situated only a short distance from Newcastle Central Station and that makes The Waiting Rooms the ideal place to meet up with your friends to start your night out.   An eclectic range of wines and spirits including an extensive gin selection. Award-winning Pieminister pies and a fantastic draught range, including local cask ales and craft beers from Meantime.  The meat is 100% British, 100% free range, 100% of the time and comes from farms with the highest welfare standards.  The veggie pies are approved by Vegetarian Society and have won many awards, including the Great Taste Awards and British Pie Awards. Wi-Fi and plenty of space for hot-desking if your are looking for a working lunch.  Serve delicious coffee and tea. Shows football and other big sporting events on Sky Sports.   OPENING TIMES Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 23:00 Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 01:00 Sun: 11:00 – 23:00   FOOD SERVED Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 23:00 Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 01:00 Sun: 11:00 – 23:00   FACILITIES Dogs Allowed Real AleCocktailsBeerWine Sky Sports WiFi (free)      


    THE MILE CASTLE The Mile Castle is a large JD Wetherspoons Lloyds No 1 bar set over three floors. Regular music is on play at most times with a dance floor at the rear of the ground floor and on the upper levels. There are several widescreen TV’s showing videos.  The bar will be a very popular addition to the Central Station area and will appeal to a mixed clientele of students, locals, business crowd and tourists.  It can be very busy at all times especially at the weekend and on Thursday Curry night.  As a Wetherspoon’s it goes to say they provide excellent value for money when it comes to food and drink.  There is a small outside seating area open until 6pm that is used for smoking. Facilities: Licensed outdoor area Projector and Screen TV Screens WiFi Step Free Access


    SCIENCE BAR At the Science Bar they have awesome Cocktails & Craft Beer served in their wonderful drinks lab!  Great very quirky bar that makes science cool!  Excellent friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. The Science bar’s location means they are easy to find just by Central Station and is a good cocktail stop off for a Newcastle bar crawl.  It is a great location if you are coming by Metro and it has the taxi rank right outside.   They have a great selection of really nice cocktails and a lot of novel house cocktails too so there’s bound to be something new for you to try. We recommend checking out their Sci-fi library, play games or drawing on their tables while you drink a potion or two!  


    HEAD OF STEAM NEWCASTLE Situated right across from Newcastle Central Station, The Head of Steam Newcastle has gained notoriety for hosting the best in up-to-the-minute music and is constantly recognised as being one of the best bars in the city.  Combining both the bars welcoming atmosphere and warm surroundings with an emphasis on musical brilliance the Head of Steam Newcastle has proved a popular breeding ground for talent including early appearances from bands including the Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park and The Futureheads. The upstairs bar was refurbished in September 2015, and is packed with great craft beers, cask ales, sharing bottles, and beers from across the globe! They have some great live music, so it is always good to keep up with what’s on by following them on their Facebook. Want to pay them a visit?  It’s easy. Bus: Any bus service that travels to Central Station or just a short walk from Monument. Metro: Central Station. Rail: Newcastle Central Station. Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 02.00 Friday + Saturday: 12.00 – 03.00


    METROPOLIS NEWCASTLE’S FIRST TOTALLY NEW NIGHTCLUB IN OVER A DECADE IS HERE!  ON THE DIAMOND STRIP! Above Mimo . Metropolis will enchant, entertain and amaze with its eclectic décor, private booths and hidden terraces.  A vast array of cocktails and craft shots await, not to mention our signature Día De Los Muertos sharing Pyramid Cocktails! Metropolis serves a selection of innovative cocktails alongside some of the finest and rarest tequilas sourced on the planet. Open 10pm till late. With weekend resident DJ Tom Higham bringing you the best in Funky Soul : House : R’n’B Classics For Q jump guest list or Table bookings call Aria on 0797 2031 746 If you fancy a drink in Metropolis you can take advantage of our Newcastle Privilege Wristband which has some great drinks deals, queue jumps and free entry to the hottest venues.


    Bonbar B Tempted.  B Indulgent.  B Entertained.  B at Bonbar. Bonbar is Newcastle’s premier bar, restaurant and late lounge located in the heart of the iconic Assembly Rooms building a just short walk from Central Station.  Vibrant cocktail lounge and restaurant with live DJ’s in elegant Georgian edifice with period decor.  Inside you will be met by an exquisite island bar stocked with a superb selection of spirits, fantastic cocktails, wine and beers. With ten elegant booths Bonbar offers a spacious yet welcoming environment for daytime and evening restaurant dining, drinks or a late night out complete with  on weekends and occasional live music. Succumb to the allure of Newcastle’s most decadent playhouse, with rooms dedicated to the most elegant recreation.  Bonbar invite you drink & dine, revel & relax and immerse yourself in our extraordinary entertainment.  With drinks to impress the most skilled mixologist and fantastic food to compliment all tastes, Bonbar offers an experience like no other. Open hours Monday – Closed Tuesday – Closed Wednesday 4pm – Late  Thursday 4pm – Late Friday 12pm – Late Saturday 12pm – Late Sunday 12pm – 8pm


    The Union Rooms The Union Rooms is a pub based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a great place to come and visit with family and friends. They serve a wide range of lagers beers and some real ales all reasonably priced. This grand Victorian building was once the Union Club, purpose built in 1877 to the designs of MP Manning.  The ‘French chateau’-style building was the home of this exclusive gentlemen’s club for almost 100 years.  When this building was opened, the club was already well established, with between 180 and 200 members.  Probably the best known of the Club’s members was WG (later Lord) Armstrong, the 19th-century Tyneside engineer and industrialist.


    THE TOWN WALL The Town Wall is Newcastle’s newest Public House and Eatery serving excellent food and an extensive drinks selection. This large but cosy bar is situated on Pink Lane less than 100 yards from Newcastle Central train station, and is within a 5 minute walk from anywhere in the City Centre.  Extremely well behaved Children and fairly well behaved Dogs welcome until 7pm and the basement dining and cinema room is available for private hire. Food is served both in the lively bar and in the basement dining and cinema room with some excellent choices available.  So whether you fancy a morning after breakfast, light bite, pub lunch, bar snack or Sunday roast they will have something for you. Last orders for food is: 9pm Monday to Thursday 7pm Friday to Sunday The Town Wall is a Public House and Eatery housed within the elegant confines of Bewick House, a Grade II listed building which was once home and workplace of famous Northumberland artist , naturalist and engraver Thomas Bewick.  Named The Town Wall in recognition of the historical importance of the site, which formed part of the original twenty-four wards that fortified the original boundaries City of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Mentioned in chronicles dating back as early as 1280, the buildings boundaries include the site of the original Gunner Tower which was built by the ancient family of Swinburne.  In 1821 the building was converted into a hall for the incorporated company of Slaters and Tylers: on which occasion the workmen found a large quantity of shillings and sixpences of the coinage of Edward I.

  • MIMO

    MiMo Newcastle’s hottest nightspot has landed! MiMo, short for ‘Miami Moment’, is the newest jewel in the crown of Newcastle’s Diamond Strip.  Serving up an array of the most exotic rum based Tiki cocktails in a Miami-beach inspired luxury setting with a stylised beach terrace. With Pre Partys to nights such as Club tropicana, Swingers, Feral, ill Behaviour and Shake@theCUT they have a selection of DJs bringing a different twist to each night of the week whether it’s for the student Pre Drinks or the weekend regulars.  Located on Pudding Chare, Mimo offers night time revellers the very best in Balearic Chill Out, Lounge, RnB, HipHop, Funky/French/Soulful/Afro/Latin/Deep House, Electro/Disco&Soul. If you fancy a drink in MiMo you can take advantage of our Newcastle Privilege Wristband which has some great drinks deals, queue jumps and free entry to the hottest venues.


    Jalou Jalou is the venue for those who really know their drinks and for those that want to.  Located next to Newcastle Central Station, this late night bar offers the perfect mix of essential nightlife ingredients: chic and understated decor, low level lighting, talented baristas and a most cutting edge cocktail menu.  Taking influences from some of the most innovative bar’s in the world Jalou brings you drink making techniques and flavour combinations never before seen in Newcastle. The staff and management are dedicated to the art of quality drink making with a knowledge and service to match. During weekends infamous DJ’s liven things up whilst on week nights eclectic playlists gently sooth the after work crowds.  The venues elegant Victorian facade and stunning purpose built terrace provides a perfect city centre haven for lounging and grazing from the informal food menu during the daytimes and early evenings. Always free entry, always a great time, always a night to remember. Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties and Outdoor seating.