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Summer Storeys pop-up event

Summer Storeys – Concrete Jungle Escapism not damped by North East weather

We were very excited here at Nights Out In Newcastle when we first heard about the trio of exclusive urban food and drink events, taking place on the roof of the Barrack Road car park at St James’ Park.  This bold idea was brought to Newcastle’s iconic location by the amazing team behind one of Newcastle’s best known eateries, Jam Jar Bar.

We loved the concept and could not wait to go.  Unfortunately after a glorious week of sunshine the infamous North East weather did it’s bit to try and hamper our plans for an epic out in Newcastle.  However, it was great to see hundreds still turning out despite the torrential rain to spend their days and evenings at Summer Storeys.

We got there just as the weather turned for the worse, so were very happy to see the monster of a marquee that awaited us.  The DJ was doing his very  best to get everyone in the party atmosphere and it seemed to do the trick.  

A quick cocktail got us up and ready for the party, as we enjoyed the views over St James’ Park.  As well as much needed cocktails they had beers, ales and ciders available.  We decided to mix it up, going local with some of Wylam Brewery‘s finest then a Rekorderlig for our cider fix.

There was some fantastic food on offer with Jam Jar Bar‘s legendary Jam Burger, their signature 7oz Chuck steak patty, crispy bacon, red leicester and tomato jam.

Mannys Pizza were there with some mouth-watering selections piping hot and ready to go.

But we decided to go for The Allotment on this occasion and were not disappointed, going for their Veggie Patch Wrap and Halloumi Fries.  It was Halloumigeddon and did the trick.  We throughly recommend everyone try this as it was a truly awesome meal.  I personally will now be insisting on eating Halloumi Fries with every meal!

Bellies full of halloumi we began warming up and getting into full swing in the party atmosphere.  It was great to see people’s spirits were not dampened by the weather and we had a brilliant evening.  

It will be interesting to see what Summer Storeys is like when it returns to St James’ Park this Bank Holiday Sunday, August 28 from 1pm -11.30pm.   

With the better weather forecast it looks set to be a popular event with tickets for Summer Storeys costing only £3 per person and are available to buy online at (for guaranteed fast entry) or on the door.  

Families and pets are welcome.

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