+44 191 233 0414 |
weekday: 20:00 / 22:00 - 03:00
weekend: 20:00 - 03:00
Rusty’s is situated slap-bang in the middle of Newcastle’s famous Pink Triangle. It’s a fun and friendly cabaret bar with frequent live drag shows. Expect the best in cheesy pop and old school hits 7 days a week.
The bar attracts a mixed, game for a laugh crowd of locals, students and visitors to The Toon. It’s very popular midweek and on Sundays. Drinks are relatively cheap.
Check their Facebook page to keep up with specific events and parties.
weekday: Fri 19:00 - 11:30
weekend: Sat 18:00 - 21:30; Sat 22:00 - 01:00; Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Cabaret club know for it’s raucous live drag shows. Boulevard is a popular destination for large parties up for a laugh.
The club operates table service with a smart casual dress policy. It is situated close to Powerhouse and SR44 if you do need to dance after a show.
Performances are seasonal, so be sure to check the program online to know what you’re paying for.
+44 191 261 9326 |
weekday: from 23:00
weekend: from 23:00
Although technically part of Powerhouse, Pink Room has its own distinct flavour. Where cover charges apply all night for Powerhouse, it’s free entry here before 2:30 am most nights. Pink Room stays open just as late.
The music policy covers everything from chart to cheese. Check their Facebook page to see which queen will be hosting the night. Entrance is to the rear of Powerhouse, by the coach station.
weekday: 12:00 - 03:00
A cheap and cheerful cabaret style bar that regularly hosts drag, burlesque, revue and tribute acts.
Downstairs is the larger cabaret bar with stage while upstairs is a more intimate space that can be hired out. There is a secluded smoking terrace upstairs with seating.
The bar opens from midday everyday. Check their website and Facebook to find out which of the girls will be entertaining you each evening.
+44191 230 3863 |
weekday: Mon,Thu 21:00 - 02:00; Fri 18:00 - 02:30
weekend: 17:00 - 03:30 / 02:00
The official pre-bar for Powerhouse. Switch is one of the “go-to” bars of the Pink Triangle.
It promotes itself as the ultimate party bar & has live DJs every night. It’s particularly popular with students on Mondays but attracts a slightly more sensible crowd at the weekend.
There are frequent one-off drag parties hosted across the year. Check Facebook to keep switched on (get it?) to what’s happening throughout the year.
| facebook | +447581 209756 |
weekday: 10:00 - 01:00
weekend: 10:00 - 03:00
audience rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
Camp and fabulous bar just around the corner from Powerhouse. #Central is known for the fierce and sassy drag queens who look after guests.
Food is served from 10am which can be washed down with relatively cheap drinks. There are drinks deals available throughout the week.
#Central is open until 1am weekdays & Sundays & 3am weekends and bank holidays.
weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 02:00 / 11:00
One of the more stylish bars on the scene just next door to raucous Rusty’s. The Blonde Barrel attracts after-work drinkers & concerts goers at the nearby arena. The bar stocks one of the best craft beer selections and an extensive, unusual cocktail list.
Food is served until 10pm everyday except Sundays where roasts are served until 6pm. Children are allowed in the bar until 7pm.
Big screens show football, and there is quite often drink deals on match days. The snug can be hired out for private events. There is outside seating in Times Square, but this may be limited in the cold Newcastle winters.
+44 191 232 2037 |
weekday: Mon-Fri 16:00 - 02:00
weekend: Sat 15:00 - 02:00; Sun 16:00 - 02:00
audience rating: 3.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
TOMORROW Play Your Cards Right - from 9pm
The Yard is the oldest running gay bar in Newcastle. It even has the same owners from when it opened in the early 80’s. Don’t worry though, the bar is still as lively as ever.
There is a varied programme of events. Expect entertainment & frolics downstairs in The Yard with regular drag acts. Karaoke is held Tuesday-Thursday.
Upstairs is Heaven’s Above, where resident DJ’s play tunes to get down to. Both bars are open until 2am every evening.
| facebook | +44191 230 3863 |
weekday: Mon-Thu 13:00 - 01:30; Fri 13:00 - 02:00
weekend: Sat 13:00 - 02:30; Sun 13:00 - 01:30
audience rating: 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
TODAY The Vault - open cabaret - from 9pm
The Bank Bar is another fun & fabulous bar in Newcastle’s Pink Triangle. It makes the bold claim of being The Toon’s number 1 bar for entertainment.
Karaoke and open cabaret events are held on weekdays. Bank Holidays have special themes. Check their Facebook to stay up-to-date with ongoing or one-off events.
+44191 232 0211 |
weekday: 12:00 - 03:00
weekend: 16:00 - 23:00
Secrets is perched on the very edge of the Pink Triangle. This does not, however, mean that this is a quiet place. Secrets attracts a mixed and lively crowd most days of the week.
There are weekly deals on selected pints & spirits. You can also get enjoy 2 cocktails for the price of a fiver. Roasts are served on Sundays from midday until 5pm & cost less than a fiver.
There are often match day parties & bank holiday weekenders. Check their Facebook to stay up-to-date.
| facebook | +44191 261 5348 |
weekend: Fri,Sat 22:00 - 02:30
audience rating: 2.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote
Situated above the popular bar Switch, The Loft is a dance music heaven, playing everything from house to dubstep. The decor is reminiscent of a New York loft party (which may go someway in explaining the name of the bar).
Despite its music policy, The Loft closes relatively early in comparison to other clubs in the area. It is, however, free entry all night and offers a space to dance.
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