Newcastle Freshers Week: 5 best bars and clubs for students to visit, according to Tripadvisor reviews - from Beer Street to Boulevard

As Freshers Week draws to a close, why not take a chance with a few of Tripadvisors favourite bars and clubs?

As a new academic year is underway and Freshers Week in Newcastle almost over and done with, now comes the time for students in the city to venture out and discover what could be their new haunts during their University life.

Rated 7th in the UK for overall student experience and 4th in the UK for social life, Newcastle has its iconic Quayside for students and visitors to walk along and is a mere bus or train ride away to the coast.

But take a walk off the beaten track that was Freshers Week events and pub crawls and you’ll discover there is a lot more to the city than merely going to a pub or coffee chain for entertainment and sustinance.

Be it shooting pool with friends, checking out Newcastle’s live music scene or taking in some cabaret in a speakeasy style environment, Newcastleworld has combed through Tripadvisor to find top five bars and clubs in Newcastle.

The top five bars and clubs in Newcastle, according to Tripadvisor

Prohibition Cabaret Bar

A regular attendee of Prohibition Cabaret Bar states that visiting the venue is “always a brilliant night out.”
  • Address: 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DW England
  • Rating: 5/5

“Absolutely love this bar! The friendliest door and bar staff in town, which makes such a difference on a busy Friday or Saturday night!”

“Great selection of beers and good offers”

“Hands down the best bar in Newcastle. It is a real haven in the middle of a busy city”

“I attend the monthly burlesque shows which are always a brilliant night out, I often pop in for a couple of drinks at the start of an evening / dinner in town and I’m always served by brilliant staff and the bar has a lovely atmosphere.”

“Love the Burlesque shows and cocktails. Can’t wait to go back!”

To find out more or to book, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

Beer Street

Don’t let the dive bar style put you off - as one Tripadvisor reviewer put it, Beer Street is “a true hidden gem.”
  • Address: Arch 10 Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EU England
  • Rating: 5/5

“Beer street is a hidden gem! Wonderful selection of craft, ales and ciders.”

“Lovely atmosphere would definitely go again”

“This place is a true hidden gem and is definitely my favourite place to go for a good drink with some great people”

“Pukka selection of beers and a really sound staff. Not many places where you can grab a decent beer and also listen to some non-commercial drum and bass.”

“I adore this place”

To find out more or to book, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

Boulevard Show Bar

The glitz and glamour of Boulevard Show Bar led to one Tripadvisor review claim it’s “one of the best nights out you will have in Newcastle!”
  • Address: 3-9 Churchill Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4HF England
  • Rating: 5/5

“Had a brilliant night, something totally different and completely engaging, it was fab from start to finish!”

“The venue is awesome, very, very well decorated, comfortable with very clean washrooms”

“Would certainly go again and would recommend to anyone visiting Newcastle”

“An amazing night as usual.”

“One of the best nights out you will have in Newcastle!”

To find out more or to book, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

Spot White

According to Tripadvisor, the pool tables at Newcastle’s Spot White are some of the smoothest you’ll ever play on.
  • Address: 14-18 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ England
  • Rating: 5/5

“Great ambience, better bar staff. Service is great and quick and the tables are really smooth to play on.”

“One of the best nights of my life; pool, beer and funny bartenders. This place is the full package.”

“Fantastic Quiz night. Excellent questions. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”

“Lively Environment and staff are all a pleasure to be around.”

“Great set of pool tables and great drink prices, first time here but really great experience, will come back.”

To find out more or to book, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

Blues and Bourbon

For fans of live music, Blues and Bourbon has started to receive a healthy reputation for the acts it has booked since opening.
  • Address: Basement 97 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AN England
  • Rating: 5/5

“Great music, great atmosphere, great selection of drinks and most of all the best bar staff.“

“Passed the venue, heard the great live music and went in. Brilliant little venue, great Martini and lovely music.”

“Absolutely by far the best live music venue in Newcastle.”

“For live music, a great selection of drinks, good food and exceptional customer service, I can highly recommend Blues and Bourbon; what a great little bar.”

“A must if you are visiting Newcastle.”

To find out more or to book, visit their page on Tripadvisor.