The seven best bars in Newcastle for cocktails to soak in the hot weather

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Soaking up the sunny weather with a cocktail from one of these seven bars marks a great way to enjoy the summer

A night on the Toon is always a treat, and these select bars are more than enough to guarantee a great time out and about.

Cocktail offers, bottomless brunches and interesting flavours and more are all on offer from these delightful bars.

Mother Mercy

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Arguably the best for atmosphere and drink variety, the hidden bit of brilliance that is Mother Mercy offers a unique blend of fancy cocktails and friendly staff.

A great atmosphere is just as important as a good drink, and Mother Mercy offers both in its underground bar style.

From marshmallow-themed drinks to some more fruity choices, the cocktails on offer here are unique, well priced and a great place to spend time.

Revolution

Including Revolution is a bit like including Oasis on a best of music playlist. It’s inevitable, sturdy and gets the job done. A foundation that feels reliable.

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Those wanting some well-made cocktails at cheap prices can enjoy themselves on the 2 for £10 offer, a long-running treat for students and those budgeting their nights out.

Essential cocktail classics are on the cards and with some light nibbles alongside them it feels like an ideal place to get off the ground running.

Turtle Bay

A Caribbean eatery chain with restaurants UK-wide, Turtle Bay had a gender pay gap of 58.2% in 2020-21. Women earned 42p for every £1 earned by men. All of the highest paid jobs were filled by men. A Caribbean eatery chain with restaurants UK-wide, Turtle Bay had a gender pay gap of 58.2% in 2020-21. Women earned 42p for every £1 earned by men. All of the highest paid jobs were filled by men.
A Caribbean eatery chain with restaurants UK-wide, Turtle Bay had a gender pay gap of 58.2% in 2020-21. Women earned 42p for every £1 earned by men. All of the highest paid jobs were filled by men. | Pixabay

A bottomless brunch is one way to set the night in motion, although an endless stream of alcohol at Turtle Bay may never feel like enough.

That usual atmosphere similar to the swanky cocktail places found elsewhere on this list will prove tempting for those that enjoy the aesthetics and relaxed vibrancy on offer.

Revolución de Cuba Newcastle

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Featured also on our best beer gardens in the city, it is hard to escape just how broad a net Revolución de Cuba Newcastle casts.

Great cocktails with that Havana heyday style make for a remarkable atmosphere in a Newcastle-based bar right in the centre of the city.

Jalou

Another cocktail place right in the heart of the city, Jalou offers a low-lit, late-night style very close to Newcastle’s Central station.

Those wanting a bit of a louder, DJ-oriented atmosphere for their cocktail drinking will feel right at home here.

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A lengthy list of cocktails is on offer from the venue, with one reviewer on Google citing “fancy drinks and amazing service” after a few tipples at the bar.

Bar 52 Newcastle

A great place for sport lovers thanks to the amount of televisions featured around the beer garden, Bar 52 also boasts a plentiful variety of cocktails.

The bar makes for a nice diversion, ever-so-slightly out of the cluster of cocktail bars in the city centre.

But good pub grub and a wide range of cocktails make it a perfect destination for those wanting to wander a few minutes away from Revolution.

The Alchemist

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For those hoping for a bit of an earlier start to their day cocktail tasting, The Alchemist provides a good venue with fanciful decor and a list of great cocktails.

Located inside Eldon Square, the cocktail choices here are as interesting as the name would imply, with potion-like brewing on offer for some cocktail classics.

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