Live Music Bars and Pubs Newcastle Gateshead

    When it comes to vibrant music scenes, few places can rival the energy of Newcastle. The city is a cultural hub that boasts a rich history of live music and has a range of bars and pubs offering live music for all to enjoy. From rock to indie, pop to jazz, the city has a talent of nurturing some of the most exciting future stars in the country, and they all start playing in the stellar pubs and bars in and around the city.

    Read on to discover some of the top bars and pubs in Newcastle where you can immerse yourself in the city's live music culture.

    The Cluny

    The Cluny is arguably one of Newcastle's coolest watering holes, found in the heart of Ouseburn Valley. It's not only the wide range of cider and ales on draft that make it an appealing visit but the live music on offer.

    The venue's exposed brick walls, dim lighting, and low stage create an intimate space that allows for a truly immersive music experience. From local indie rock bands to international acts, The Cluny boasts a diverse lineup that caters to a wide range of musical tastes. Whether you're discovering new talent or enjoying the sounds of your favorite artists, The Cluny promises an unforgettable night of live music.


    Any round up of live music in Newcastle would't be complete without a mention of Filthy's. One of Newcastle Bigg Market's more popular haunts, Filthy's is a late night bar that has live music every night of the week. From open mic nights to resident artists, this bar is perfect for any music lover. With drinks deals and a curfew of 3am, this bar is one of the more lively in the city. Be prepared to sing your heart out and discover the buzz that is Newcastle's nightlife. 

    Trillians Rock Bar

    Trillians Rock Bar, a legendary establishment nestled in the heart of Newcastle, is a haven for rock and metal enthusiasts. A bar hidden in plain sight in the city centre with walls adorned with rock memorabilia, Trillians has become an iconic venue within the city's music scene. The venue's commitment to live music is unwavering, providing a platform for both established acts and emerging talents to showcase their skills. Local bands and touring acts help fill the lineup of acts performing, making sure to cater to all sub-genres of rock and metal.  Whether you're headbanging to your favourite band or enjoying a cold pint while soaking in the electric atmosphere, Trillians Rock Bar offers an authentic rock experience that will leave a mark on even the toughest critic. 

    The Tyne Bar

    Ouseburn is one of the most well known areas of Newcastle to experience live music, and the Tyne Bar has been one of Newcastle's best-loved independent pubs since it first opened its doors in November 1994 and is still as popular today. It's not just the pints of Taddy Larger that keeps revellers coming back, but the array of live music events on offer. The Tyne Bar has been host to many live acts who play for free under the famed glittering disco ball. The schedule is always jam packed and guaranteed to please, with special events on Bank Holidays. In their words  they provide "free live music that gives The Tyne its heart and soul".

    The Grove

    New kid on the block, The Grove is a bar and live music venue in Byker. Offering delicious cocktails, a terrace and a space perfect to discover your next favourite band, the venue has quickly become the place to visit. The venue has a 400 person capacity music hall which is fitted with a L’Acoustics System, meaning you are in for a treat when seeing acts here. The venue has already hosted new local artists and well known international ones and has a packed schedule for all the music lovers in Newcastle. Open until late, continue your evening well after the last chord is played as resident and guest DJs fill the venue with good vibes. 

    The Points

    Open on Friday's and Saturday's, The Points is an Irish bar hosting a plethora of live music. Situated next to Filthy's in Bigg Market, The Points is ideal for anyone who wants to have a sing along to well known Irish folk and rock songs. Entry is free, however on event nights and bank holidays, there may be a small entry fee. See you on the dance floor! 

    Want to discover more of Newcastle's nightlife?

    Newcastle is renowned for its buzzing nightlife. Why not take a look at our run down of unusual nights out in Newcastle or explore the Rooftop bars in Newcastle

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