Tyne Bridge food and drinks venue launch exciting bar game

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HWKRLAND has launched The Wolf of HWKRLAND, which will give players a chance to play the “stock market”.

One of Tyneside’s most exciting container pop-ups, is launching a brand-new game, giving drinkers a chance to play the stock market with pints instead of pounds.

HWKRLAND, which reopened to the public in Easter 2024 with a brand-new name and concept, has unveiled a new addition to the street food, drinks and entertainment venue, an exciting new game named The Wolf of HWKR Street.

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Drinkers at the venue, which is located under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead Quays, will be given the opportunity to play the interactive game, which launched on Thursday, May 2.

The Wolf of HWKR Street will involve players connecting bar prices to a stock market on a big screen. Reflecting the stock market, the more popular a “share”, which in this game is a drink, the higher the price gets. 

However to keep the game interesting and again reflective of the real stock market, the HWKRLAND market can crash, which will send prices into freefall. 

The Wolf of HWRKRLAND is based on a game concept, which is currently very popular in America. 

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Mike Hesketh, co-owner of EVNT Inspirations, which runs the venue, said: “It’s a great way for people test their skills with the game, save themselves money and have a great night.”

The brand-new game will be available to play every Thursday night at HWKRLAND.

But The Wolf of HWKRLAND isn’t the only exciting thing that the venue has to offer, as they have a wide range of draught beers, stouts, ciders, street food from the likes of Meat:Stack, Dabbawal, Acropolis, Circo, Smoke and Sear and Parmorama. 

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Their large LED screen is used to showcase major events such as sports fixtures and the Eurovision Song Contest, while a dedicated stage hosts live entertainment, quizzes and Sunday markets. 

Since Hwkrland opened at Easter, tens of thousands of people have visited to try more than 15 draught beers, stouts and ciders and sample street food from Meatstack, Dabbawal, Acropolis, Circo, Smoke and Sear and Parmorama.

A large LED screen showcases major events from sports fixtures to the Eurovision Song Contest, while a dedicated stage hosts live entertainment, quizzes, and Sunday markets.


Entry to HWKRLAND is free, as Mike added: “Demand has been high every single night since we opened and so we thought it would be a good idea to ramp up the fun even further.

“Everyone likes a game of chance and this offers exactly that. Only by following it carefully will you be able to work out the best time – and best price - to buy at.”

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