4 of the top Irish pubs in Newcastle to head to on St Patrick’s Day - from Rosie’s to The Points

Here are some of the best Irish pubs and spots in Newcastle to head to this St Patrick’s Day
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St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, with Newcastle home to a few different Irish-themed bars and pubs spanning from its centre to the Quayside.

Each year, many of us outside of the Emerald Isle head to our local Irish pubs for a pint of Guinness in honour of the celebration, with Newcastle natives able to join in the celebrations at a few spots around the city.

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St Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, and this year the special occasion falls on a Friday. The national day has been observed as a religious holiday for more than 1,000 years, and while it falls within Lent, the prohibitions were traditionally waived to allow people to dance, drink and feast.

Whether you’re looking for a quick pint or a real knees up, we’ve brought together some of the top-rated places to suit your needs. Here are some of the top Irish pubs in Newcastle, from Rosie’s to The Points.

Tyneside Irish Centre

A firm favourite of many Irish Newcastle residents is the Tyneside Irish Centre which has become a hub of sorts among locals.

Therefore it’s probably no surprise to Newcastle natives that the bar has already laid out its plans for four days of festivities which include the holiday itself and its accompanying weekend.

Where is it?: 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

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When is it open?: Monday 11am -9pm, Tuesday- Wednesday 11am - 3pm, Thursday - Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday 12pm- 11pm, Sunday 12pm- 10pm.

Find out more about Tyneside Irish Centre’s St Patrick’s Day festivities and events on their website.


As Newcastle locals will probably already know, Rosie’s has Irish roots through the establishment’s namesake.

The pub takes its name from a Rosie O’Shea, who was born in the Irish village of Ballyogan before she moved to the city’s Quayside in the 19th century.

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Rosie’s has not shared its St Patrick’s Day plans as of yet, although the venue has marked the holiday in previous years.

Where is it?: 2 Stowell St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ

When is it open?: Monday - Thursday from 12pm - 11pm, Friday from 12pm - 12am, Saturday from 12pm - 1am, Sunday from 12pm - 11pm.

Stay up to date on Rosie’s St Patrick’s Day plans on The Points website and Instagram.

The Points 

Another popular Newcastle Emerald Isle-themed bar is The Points which puts a New York spin on the classic Irish pub.

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The venue has become known for its live music and Irish dancing with Guinness, among other craft ales and booze available on tap.

The Points are yet to confirm any St Patrick’s Day plans as of yet, but the bar will be open on the evening of the holiday, so visitors will be able to grab a fresh pint of Guinness there.

Where is it?: 3-4, Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW

When is it open?: Friday - Saturday from 7pm - 3pm.

Stay up to date on the venue’s St Patrick’s Day plans on The Points website.

Akenside Traders

While it’s not exactly an Irish-themed pub, Akenside Traders has announced it will be joining in on St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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The pub is set to celebrate the holiday with Irish-themed cocktails, craft beer and, of course, Guinness on tap.

Where is it?: Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ

When is it open?: Monday - Friday from 11am - 12am, Saturday from 10am - 1am, Sunday from 10am - 12am.

Find out more info about Akenside Traders’ St Patrick’s Day festivities on their website.

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