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Feeling fruity? In Newcastle and Gateshead you'll find a host of cocktail bars in NewcastleGateshead.

Enjoy an elegant evening sipping your favourite tipples, or even unleash your inner mixologist at one of many cocktail making classes - perfect for a night out with a twist. Wherever you are in the city, here's where to find the best cocktail bars in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Nestled in the heart of Grey Street, Café Mercy offers the laid-back allure of Ibiza and the timeless charm of Mediterranean chic, transporting guests to a realm of sophisticated cocktail delights and impeccable aesthetics. In  Newcastle City Centre, Alvino's is a popular choice offering an outstanding range of cocktails in a laid back setting. If you’re a fan of an Espresso Martini, then nearby Horticulture is not to be missed, where you can sample forty different varieties of the coffee-based favourite.

Located on the picturesque High Bridge Street is  Pleased to Meet You, specialising in gin-laden creations. Just around the corner is Monument Mall, a cocktail lover’s paradise.  The Botanist’s imaginative cocktails can be enjoyed overlooking one of the city’s best views. On street level you’ll find vibrant  Banyan, where you can stylishly get the next round in with a showstopping Pornstar Martini tree. 

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There are several fabulous cocktail bars around Newcastle Central Station too, including Jalou, famous for its Cookie Monster milkshake cocktail - the ideal dessert after a meal out in Newcastle. Or you can visit Tokyo, conveniently located on Westgate Road, where the cocktails are as gorgeous as the panoramic views from its rooftop terrace.

Make your way down towards Newcastle Quayside, stopping off for a vintage inspired cocktail at Colonel Porter’s Emporium or for inventive mixology, try the ever-popular Livello both located on Dean Street. Close by you’ll discover the ultra-chic Japanese restaurant  Aveika, and the effortlessly elegant Tiger Hornsby, both infamous for their impressive cocktail menus. Watch the world’s first tilting bridge, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge do its thing, with a thirst-quenching cocktail in hand at Pitcher and Piano – the ideal choice on a sunny day with its extensive outdoor seating. Just across the water in Gateshead, is SIX situated within BALTIC. The restaurant and bar offers artfully crafted cocktails with an enviable view over the Tyne.

Jesmond  locals are also spoiled for choice of cocktails, as Asian fusion restaurant Sohe shakes up cosmopolitan cocktails and hosts free monthly cocktail tasting events where you can find your new favourite. As You Like It is one of Jesmond's all-time favourite spots for classic and contemporary cocktails, and if live DJs and cocktails sound like your ideal night out, make a stop at the Holy Hobo.

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