Seven of the best pubs for a Newcastle & Gateshead summer bar crawl around the Quayside

Here’s the perfect Newcastle & Gateshead bar crawl route for a day in the sun.

There’s nothing Geordies like better than day drinking in the sunshine. It’s our culture.

As soon as temperatures peak above 15 degrees, we whip our legs out and take to pubs chasing that perfect Newcastle day. And this week has been the hottest of the year so far, so what better time to share my favourite bar crawl route around the Quayside?

Of course, this list isn’t gospel. But they’re my favourite pubs to frequent when I get the chance to make my way around Gateshead and Newcastle’s watering holes.

The Tyne is the perfect template for bar hopping too, with amazing establishments either side of the river.

Starting in town- the most convenient place to meet up with your mates- we then make our way over the High Level Bridge to Gateshead’s Railway Quarter before heading down to the Quayside. It’s then onto the Ouseburn for more boozing.

Your night doesn’t have to end there, either. While most of these pubs close at 11, town and late night drinking is only a short walk away.

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