Liven up your social nights! 7 unique things to do in NCL

Grab your friends and do something different on your nights out.

Socialising with friends is a great way to relax and enjoy your free time. But, going to a usual bar, club or restaurant can get a little boring after a while. Here are seven unique places you and your friends can visit, to liven up your social nights!


NQ64 is an arcade bar, located on Pilgrim Street, where you can enjoy a variety of drinks while gaming! The retro gaming hub includes timeless classics such as Mario and pac-man, as well as early noughties hits such as Guitar Hero and dance machines. It’s the perfect place to hang-out with friends as you can compete against each other or cheer each other on. It’s a guaranteed great time! Read our review of NQ64 here.

Smash Space


Smash Space is a venue located on Scotswood Road that offers a few interactive experiences. It is home to Newcastle’s first ever Rage Room, where people can book a room filled with breakable items, to smash up - a safe way to release any negative energy, and definitely a night out you and your friends will remember. Rage Rooms are for people aged 18+ only, but Smash Space also offers Escape Rooms, Art Launch and a Smash Room for various ages.

Junkyard Golf

Crazy golf, with an eccentric twist. Junkyard Golf on Newgate Street, has three courses named Bozo - creepy circus vibes, Pablo - a jungle scattered with skulls of ‘failed players’ and Gary - 90s rave inspired where you are encouraged to ‘get weird or go home’. A selection of cocktails, drinks and food options are also available to keep you going!

Bongo’s Bingo


Bongo’s Bingo has hugely taken off since it first arrived on the scene. Bongo’s puts its own twist on traditional bingo, with dance-offs, rave intervals and more. Iconic prizes such as Henry Hoovers, karaoke machines and inflatables can be won! Bongo’s has started to do special themed nights, with an ABBA night coming to Newcastle this Christmas.

Point Blank Shooting

Point Blank Shooting on Newgate Street, is a simulation shooting range. You can choose your own scenarios from army tests to police raids. They offer cocktails, beers, pizzas, chicken wings and so much more to reload during your shooting experience.

Red Diner Karaoke

Sing your heart out at Red Diner Karaoke


Located in the heart of Chinatown, Red Diner is a Chinese restaurant with its own karaoke room. The room can be booked, and you and your friends can belt out your favourite tracks together. Not only can you sing your heart out with professional mics and a large TV screen supplied, but it also serves as a private dining experience as all drinks and food are brought to your karaoke room. So, if gorgeous food and singing is your thing, this is the place for you.