8 of Newcastle’s must-visit beer gardens as the sun comes out to play
Grab your drink and head outside to enjoy it in one of these beer gardens
Slowly but surely, it's beginning to hot up on Tyneside and Geordie pub-goers will be eyeing up a summer spent in their favourite beer garden.
This time last year, enjoying your favourite tipple outside was an obligation, but fast forward a year and taking a pint outside is once again an exciting idea.
Temperatures are slowly starting to rise and the May Bank Holiday is just around the corner.
Looking ahead, NewcastleWorld casts an eye over some of the city's best beer gardens.
The Tyne Bar
There's no better place to start than The Tyne Bar in Ouseburn.
It's one of the city's most cherished spots with its location overlooking the River Tyne.
The bar champions independent beer and its outdoor spaces are always buzzing when the sun comes out.
By The River Brew Co.
If you cross The Tyne into Gateshead via the Swing Bridge, you'll find yourself at By The River Brew Co.
In the winter, its lights reflect off the water for a cosy looking bar.
In the summer, it benefits from the Quayside breeze and fantastic views for guests to enjoy.
Pitcher & Piano
Keeping on the Quayside, Pitcher & Piano is another great option.
It's a slightly more upmarket pub but is always hugely popular.
There's not an abundance of outdoor seating and it is highly sought after, but if you do get your bum on one of the seats, you won't want to move for the day.
Found in the heart of Exhibition Park, Wylan Brewery is a true gem of Newcastle.
Unsurprisingly, the Brewery has a brilliant selection of drinks and it has an outdoor space to match.
Stroll around the lake and up into the Wylam Brewery terrace to soak up the raise and some great independent beer too.
The Ship Inn
Located in trendy Ouseburn, The Ship Inn has a lovely decking to enjoy a drink and some food.
It's a short walk from the River Tyne and has a great atmosphere on summer evenings with The Cluny just next door.
The Ship Inn is known for its vegan food offerings too which attract many visitors.
If you've strolled along the Quayside recently, you will probably have noticed the tropical-looking in Urban Garden.
The drinks spot is by the NE1 Quayside Seaside Spot and is where the dining igloos pop up over winter.
The outdoor bar and cafe is run by Brewdog.
There are a handful of Wetherspoons pubs in Newcastle.
The Quayside offers the best outdoor seating, with a terrace alongside the river.
Given the cheap price of booze at the chain, it can often be hard to grab one of the cherished tables.
A popular watering hole for locals and students alike, The Hancock has a great outdoor space.
The pub's terrace is adorned with screens, making it a popular location for watching sports events outdoors.
If it does get cold, the seats have heaters and covers which can be used.