Check out this luxury Newcastle city centre secret bar

Hidden in plain sight is one of Newcastle’s most instagrammable hidden gems – get ready to step back in time to the glamour of the roaring ’20s and ’30s.

Hidden in plain sight this prohibition-style speakeasy brings the glamour of the roaring ’20s to the city centre
Hidden in plain sight this prohibition-style speakeasy brings the glamour of the roaring ’20s to the city centre

The Exchange Newcastle transports you right into a prohibition-inspired luxury cocktail bar – think Bugsy Malone, The Great Gatsby, Some Like it Hot and a touch of the Peaky Blinders Geordie style!

Hidden in plain sight under Newcastle busiest shopping streets, guests enter via the secret phone box door on Prudhoe Place between Eldon Square entrance and M&S on Northumberland Street (opposite Mcdonald’s). You’ll spot the outside seating, perfect for al-fresco cocktails and people watching.

The Exchange, formerly the Purple Bear, is now under new ownership. The new owners have invested heavily in a venue makeover costing up to half a million pounds. It now boasts an impressively designed interior in Art Deco style, complete with neon signed ‘selfie’ wall, private boudoir for more intimate gatherings and even its own telephone exchange – how many telephones can you find hidden throughout?

Try the Exchange boujee upmarket cocktails

Charlotte Harvey, Manager at The Exchange said: “Catering for a wide range of occasions and crowds, from midweek student deals and matchday madness to bottomless brunch or cocktail parties with friends, The Exchange provides the ideal setting, seven days a week.

“The Exchange offers boujee upmarket cocktails and a really down-to-earth vibe that suits all tastes. Our luxury interior is the crowning jewel that never fails to wow our guests.”

What’s on offer?

There’s food and drink available for any occasion – whether it’s a big night out with friends, an intimate date night or a pit-stop on a shopping spree

Check out Newcastle’s speakeasy-style bar

Planning after work drinks? How about half price bottles of prosecco, every day from 5-6pm.

With the newly announced Exchange Student Offer, over 18 students with a valid student card can unlock some incredible deals from Monday to Thursday, including two x bombs for £5 or selected spirits and mixers for £3, just in time for the new term. The Exchange offers a more premium option for students looking for a more luxury local.

There’s character and life everywhere you look in this Gatsby-esque city spot, dubbed ‘Newcastle’s best kept secret’. Geordie quirks and quotes from the owner written throughout make The Exchange an unforgettable place to visit.

A perfect pit-stop for shoppers – take a break from the hustle and bustle of Northumberland street and enjoy something from their impressive menu, perfect for groups to share, including burgers, tacos, flatbreads and loads more.

Did we mention it’s also dog friendly?

Whether you’re planning a date night, a bottomless brunch or a break from shopping, The Exchange is an absolute ‘must experience’ for everyone that works and plays in Newcastle.

Book a table in ‘The Boudoir’ for your next gathering or get together and uncover this sensational city centre secret.

Visit to book a table or call the team on 0191 649 8415.