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Newcastle's famed nightlife scene has returned with an extra slice of sophistication and the emergence of new rooftop bars across the city. 

The necessity for alfresco dining and bars emerged as venues readied themselves for a post-pandemic world. However, with views of the city from the tallest building in Newcastle, a chance to watch the world go by overlooking Grey's Monument and 360º panoramas across the Quayside - we don't need much convincing and can see why a rooftop bar is the sought after option for visitors and locals looking to experience a night out in Newcastle.

Newcastle has seen an influx of rooftop bars appear offering their own spectacular views and the ideal setting for special occasions, romantic getaways or simply celebrating the return to freedom while providing the stylish backdrop for a long-awaited catch up with friends and family. Despite the weather not always playing ball in the North East, you can confidently find a rooftop bar with all-weather protect, covers and heaters so that you remain looking 'en fleek' whatever the elements throw at us.

Read on for our guide to rooftop bars in Newcastle...

ABOVE, Vermont Hotel Newcastle

ABOVE Newcastle Rooftop bar The Vermont Hotel Imagery by EYELEVEL Creative

ABOVE is everything you would want from a sophisticated night out atop a rooftop bar. From June 2021, you really need to get yourselves to ABOVE - the city's latest, all-weather rooftop bar and restaurant which will provide you with views upon views across the Quayside as you sip your cocktail. 

Located on the roof of Newcastle's stunning The Vermont Hotel, ABOVE promises to be unlike anything else on offer, with 360-degree backdrops of the Newcastle city including neighbouring Newcastle Castle.

Imagery by EYELEVEL Creative.

The Crescendo, Newcastle Quayside

The Crescendo Newcastle Rooftop bar The Vermont Hotel Imagery by EYELEVEL Creative

Picture yourself sipping cocktails in the summer evenings at Newcastle's new urban roof terrace. The Crescendo, which will open in summer 2021, will be 100% Instagrammable and the perfect combination of fun and sophistication. The new Quayside rooftop bar is part of the same family as The Vermont Hotel and bars Livello and Aveika which are popular nightlife hotspots with visitors and locals alike. 

Imagery by EYELEVEL Creative.

Roof Thirty Nine - Fenwick Newcastle

FENWICK NEWCASTLE TO OPEN BRAND NEW ROOFTOP DINING AND COCKTAIL DESTINATION ROOF THIRTY NINE BLOG

Fenwick Newcastle have opened their brand-new rooftop bar and restaurant which will give you views of the city centre from atop the historic department store. Roof Thirty Nine is a stylish, must-visit location for alfresco diners this summer and definitely worth a mention for daytrippers and first timers to Newcastle. Fenwick's rooftop space is usually reserved exclusively for a certain Big Fella in a red suit each winter but now is your chance to recline with a botanical cocktail, lunch-time summer lunch or morning coffee as you relax and catch up with friends at the new alfresco rooftop restaurant and watch the city buzz below. There is no booking at Roof Thirty Nine so just walk-up. Fenwick Newcastle staff will greet diners at ground level and escort you to the lift which will whisk you to be seated for your rooftop experience.

3SIXTY Champagne Lounge, Newcastle

3SIXTY is pure luxury and one of the hottest tickets in toon. It is the crowning glory of Hadrian's Tower which is the latest building to join Newcastle's iconic skyline. 3SIXTY Champagne Lounge sits atop  Hadrian's Tower which is Newcastle's tallest building and will provide diners with bird's eye views of the city.

Sample fine dining, indulge in afternoon teas, sip fresh cocktails and celebrate with champagne while oozing style and decadence at 3SIXTY. You will need to book in advance but expect to wait a while as tables at this rooftop location are in high demand! 

The Botanist, Newcastle

The Botanist Newcastle Rooftop Bar

The Botanist Newcastle can be found in a stunning building at the heart of Newcastle city centre. If you fancy a cocktail with an excellent vantage point whatever the weather, then head along to The Botanist's covered rooftop bar. The Botanist Newcastle's rooftop bar has a distinct enchanted woodland vibe so grab a cosy nook and look Earl Grey in the eye as you watch the world go by beside Grey's Monument

Revolucion De Cuba, Newcastle

You might not have realised but Revolucion de Cuba in Newcastle's Bigg Market has an excellent roof terrace complete with canopy so you can enjoy alfresco cocktails with Latin-inspired flavours and pretend you're on holiday, all year round! The roof terrace at Revolucion de Cuba provides relaxed, sunshine vibes from day to night and is a great option for those looking for a roof terrace to catch up with friends.

Chaophraya, Newcastle

Chaophraya Newcastle Eldon Square

Chaophraya is a Thai restaurant found in Grey's Quarter, Eldon Square that feels nothing like you're dining out in a shopping centre. With views of Grey's Monument and overlooking the hubbub of city life - Chaophraya serves an excellent menu which will take you on a journey around Thailand. There is indoor seating with views of Newcastle's city centre through the large glass fronted restaurant or choose to dine alfresco with a cocktail in hand under cover on their outdoor rooftop terrace. 

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