17 Newcastle beer gardens and roof terraces you must visit while the weather is hot

The terrace at Altitude
-Credit: (Image: Altitude/NX)

Finally, after what felt like an eternity of dire and dull conditions, the weather is finally playing ball this week, meaning that a trip to the beer garden will be on the do list for many people in and around Newcastle.

After the appalling weather last summer caused chaos for local events like LooseFest and Northern Pride, it felt like we were in store for more of the same, after way too much rain in May and the start of this month. However, right on cue for the longest day of the year, Mother Nature is now blessing us with some fantastic weather, with The Hoppings bathed in warm sunshine as it kicked off on the Town Moor at the weekend.

But, if white knuckle rides and doughnuts aren't your idea of a good time and you'd rather take a load off while sipping on something cold, there are plenty of places in and around Newcastle city centre more than happy to help.

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The good weather in the North East is set to continue for at least the next few days, so with that in mind, we've come up with a list of the beer gardens in terraces you MUST try. *Disclaimer - we may or may not have frequented them a few times ourselves!

1. The Botanist

Head to the famous Monument Mall bar and you can enjoy a cracking view of Grey Street, as well as some top notch cocktails and live music from DJs and local musicians.

2. The Tyne Bar

A staple of any Geordie's sunny day schedule, for years Tyne Bar has been one of THE best places to got for an al fresco bev and was packed at the weekend.

3. The Free Trade

Regarded by many people as the place with the best view of Newcastle, you can always rely on a warm welcome and hopefully loads of warm weather at The Free Trade.

4. The Tipsy Cow

A short distance away right next to the Geordie Stottie cafe on Blandford Street (behind Lane 7) is the Tipsy Cow, which quickly amassed plenty of regulars following its opening in 2020.

The Tipsy Cow's beer garden
The Tipsy Cow's beer garden -Credit:Facebook/The Tipsy Cow

As well as having a makeover to become a Tequila Rose terrace last yeas, it has also hosted outdoor performances from stars like dance diva Angie Brown, with a host of others lined up for the coming months.

5. Frate

Slap bang in the middle of town is this mini shipping container village that has proved massively popular since its launch last year. With a big screen on site, its the ideal place to watch the Euros and it's free entry.

6. Revolucion de Cuba

One of the best places in Newcastle for a sunny drink and some of the best cocktails around, take the lift up to the top floor as soon as you enter the Cloth Market bar and you won't regret it!

7. The Bridge Hotel

You might not think it's the kind of place to have a beer garden, but don't be deceived by one of Newcastle's oldest watering holes nestled right by the High Level Bridge.

If you step out back there are benches and seats to take a load off . while you enjoy a few pints in the sunshine.

8. Ouseburn Garden

Just outside of town is this hidden gem, which, as always as being a great sun trap, has also played host top pop up parties from Dizzee Rascal and Jax Jones over the last year and will soon be the location for a Taylor Swift themed outdoor event.

9. Bar Luga

A place that was very popular when we were in various stages of lockdown limbo during the Covid pandemic, Bar Luga terrace can get so warm you'll feel like you're abroad as you enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks.

10. The Hancock

Popular with students, city centre workers and local residents alike, The Hancock has been an al fresco favourite for many people for years now and has been very busy for the Euros.

11. Bar 52

Bar 52 in Newcastle
Bar Luga has a terrace with shelter and palm trees for that holiday vibe

Formerly ski themed bar Antler, the space on 55 Degrees roundabout once occupied by the likes of Bar 55 and Linekers is now a sports bar and grill. And they also have a big outdoor space which has already been packed out this year, particularly whenever Newcastle or England have been playing.

You can pre-book your table HERE

12. Hwkrland

Whenever the sun is shining over the River Tyne, you can guarantee that this place on the Gateshead side of the river will be rammed, as it also serves up some unreal street food. It's also cuyrtemntly home to a Euros fan zone.

13. Quayside Bar

A Wetherspoons that many people flock to when the sun has got his hat on and with cheap drinks who can blame then?

14. The Five Swans

Sticking with Spoons, this one is ideal for students at both Newcastle and Northumbria universities and for anyone who fancies a break from shopping in town or is off to a gig at the City Hall.

15., Central Park

The home of Newcastle's biggest fan zone for the Euros, Central Park first launched in 2021 and will soon also be the home of Northern Pride celebrations for 2024.

16. Altitude

The luxe bar right on the top of the NX (former Academy) building, which can only be accessed via a 'hidden' doorway on Clayton Street, is re-launched for 2024 on Friday, June 21 and will be serving up a variety of bespoke cocktail concoctions on its terrace as revellers enjoy panoramic views of the city.

17. The Strawberry

As well as being a match day must for Newcastle fans come rain or shine, The Strawberry's upper floor terrace is also a fantastic sun trap to catch a tan on while supping a few pints.