ABOVE Lounge Rooftop Bars Newcastle Blog HERO

Newcastle is known for its famed nightlife scene, and for those looking for an extra slice of sophistication the many rooftop bars across the city offer the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline whilst sipping on refreshing drinks. 

Whether you wish to savour the views of the city from the tallest building in Newcastle, watch the world go by overlooking Grey's Monument or want to have your breath taken away with 360º panoramas across the Quayside, there's a rooftop bar in Newcastle for every occasion.

Newcastle has seen an influx of rooftop bars appear offering their own spectacular views and are the ideal setting for special occasions or romantic getaways or a stylish backdrop for long-awaited catch ups 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! You really need to get yourselves to ABOVE - the Newcastle's all-weather rooftop bar and restaurant which provides 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 is 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 urban roof terrace. The Crescendo is 100% Instagrammable and the perfect combination of fun and sophistication. The 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's rooftop bar and restaurant gives 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.

Altitude, Newcastle city centre

Altitude Newcastle 1 Altitude Newcastle

Altitude is a hidden, Balearic rooftop venue located in the heart of Newcastle, bringing together a playful party vibe, sundowner cocktails, classic house DJs and dancers.

Situated on Clayton Street West, Altitude is a hidden gem, located on the rooftop of music venue NX. Sitting seven stories above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, guests can expect to enjoy bottomless brunches and sip on expertly mixed cocktails to the sound of house classics by resident DJs and dancers.

Set in the perfect suntrap location, the summer bar Altitude will leave customers feeling like they have left the city and landed in Ibiza. The design inspiration brings in elements of a Tulum décor with a European style of vibrant wall murals, bamboo fencing and a drooped net ceiling in one area of the bar. Altitude is fully heated and lit by pendant-style festoon lighting.

Offering bottomless drunch packages, private bookings and pizzas courtesy of local business Gingerino’s, Altitude provides the perfect place for alfresco dining, group bookings and date nights, as well as after-work wind-downs and summer vibes long into the night.

3SIXTY Champagne Lounge, Newcastle


3SIXTY is pure luxury and one of the hottest tickets in Toon and is the crowning glory of Hadrian's Tower. 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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