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Newcastle’s lively and vibrant nightlife extends beyond its Quayside. In the stylist suburb of Jesmond, only a short Metro ride away from the city centre, there is a whole strip of energetic and contemporary bars waiting to be discovered, along with hidden gems to make the quirkiest of nights out.

Sip a cocktail, nurse a pint or open a bottle of champagne as you make your way along the most lively and stylish bars in the region. If you’re looking for somewhere that offers up some tasty food and drink in the area check out our list of restaurants to try in Jesmond.

Whatever your preference, be it a bar set for big screen entertainment or one that’ll get you in the summer spirit no matter the season, you’re sure to find it in Jesmond, Newcastle.

Read on for our guide to 9 bars in Jesmond that we think will be sure crowd pleasers on your next visit to Newcastle.

Osbornes and SOHO Jesmond

Named after the street it lives on, Osbornes is right in the centre of popular Osborne Road in Jesmond. With three bars to choose from, over two venues, including newly renovated SOHO Jesmond, you’ll be spoilt for chose on where to start the night.

With gigantic screens, Osbornes often host gaming nights, beer pong and blockbuster sporting events.

You can also expect live music, quiz nights and their iconic party on the patio events on special occasions - including bank holidays!

Bar Blanc

Bar Blanc is one of the most well-known bars on Osborne Road, perfect for group gatherings and those looking to start their night with some big screen entertainment.

Enjoy a pint or even a Frozen Daiquiri in this traditional pub-style bar. Grab a drink on their famous '£2 Tuesdays' and expect to pay a small penny, or head to their outdoor patio as the light nights roll in and start the night off in true Bar Blanc style.

The Holy Hobo

The Holy Hobo is as fun as its title suggests. This hidden gem is located in the ONE Jesmond Three Sixty complex and offers up a selection of creative cocktails, including a fruity watermelon sharer to enjoy with friends.

The Holy Hobo also have a selection of ‘hard shakes’ and slushies, as well as beer all the way from Czech Republic, imported on a weekly basis, ensuring the freshest quality premium beer.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a Newcastle bar if there wasn’t a variety of beer sourced from local breweries too, with choices from Wylam Brewery, Newburn Brewery, and Anarchy Brew Co.

Once you have your drink in hand, participate in the scared Hobo ritual and dance the night away to funky anthems under Holy Hobo’s disco ball and neon lights.

Jam Jar

Amaretto sour with a ‘Galway Girl’ burger anyone?

Pair your pint with a flavoursome burger at contemporary bar Jam Jar. Offering up indoor seating and outdoor areas, Jam Jar is a lovely spot to visit on a bar brawl up Osborne Road.

Throughout the week Jam Jar also host open mic nights where you can enjoy some live music with pals after a long day at work - and they're also dog-friendly - meaning you can bring your pooch along for the night too.

Phoenix Bar

Phoenix Bar is a smaller bar in Jesmond with its Gatsby style décor making it a lovely hang out for pre-drinks.

With a wonderful selection of wines, and classic cocktails you’re sure to have a fun night out with pals here.

Not to mention they do a fantastic brunch and Sunday Lunch menu.

97 & Social

This charming cocktail bar serves everything from Bramble's to Pina Colada's. 

Enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of 97 & Social and embrace the ultimate social experience.

For those looking for an afternoon out, 97 & Social's Saturday 'Tipsy Tacos' makes for a perfect weekender with pals. Indulge in afternoon of unlimited frozen margaritas, rosé sangria, prosecco or bottles of Sol, alongside some tasty tacos. 

Spy Bar and Lounge

Home to big screens, American style burgers and premium drinks, Spy Bar is another popular bar on Osborne Road.

Spy Bar’s dedicated drink nights are a great way to experience the nightlife of Newcastle, particularly if you’re a sport fan. Tuck into their huge sharing platters, from chilli nachos to buffalo wings, whilst watching some sporting spectaculars.

Spy also have an appreciation for the finer things too with their drinks menu covering everything from wine to cocktails, not to mention they even host dedicated ‘Ginspiration’ Thursdays with great prices on premium G&T.

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