It’s part of many fans’ matchday routines, and so many places across the city offer high quality pre-match experiences and atmospheres.
The good times are returning to St James’ Park, and there are few better ways to soak up the matchday atmosphere than getting a pre-match drink.
But where are the best places to pick up a drink before making your way to St James’?
1. The Strawberry
As a staple of NUFC culture, the iconic Strawberry is a must visit for all Newcastle fans. The walls are lined with memorabilia and the pub has been a part of club folklore for generations. Photo: Google
2. Rosie's Bar
A traditional old school boozer on the edge of Newcastle's Chinatown, Rosie's Bar is an ideal option just a short walk away from St James' Park. Photo: Google
3. Shark Club
Taking elements from gastropubs and American-style sports bars, Shark Club is a modern spin on a traditional experience. With big screens to watch the earlier kick offs, there are few better places to catch up with mates before heading to the match. Photo: Google
4. Shearer's Bar
Situated underneath the iconic Gallowgate End, the recently renamed Shearers's thumping music and wide variety of drink options can put anyone in the mood for matchday. Photo: Google