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Best areas in Newcastle for foodies and pub lovers – words Alexa Wang
Heading up to Newcastle for uni is a great decision no matter who you are. Thanks to a low cost of living, friendly locals, incredible student activities and two great universities, Newcastle consistently wins a spot on lifts of the best student cities in the UK.
It’s no surprise that it also packs fantastic bars, clubs and restaurants to go alongside its stellar nightlife and hospitality scene.
Newcastle Letting Agents, Walton Robinson, share their advice on the key areas and establishments that can help you make the most of your free time. Whether you’re a party animal looking for incredible nightlife or just want some craft beers in a pub, we’ll show you the best areas in Newcastle for you. Remember, you’ll have to actually do some studying between your food and drink sessions.
When you’re securing student accommodation, trying to get some located in Jesmond is a great start. Jesmond is a student-dominated area in Newcastle, offering a strip of pubs and bars that doesn’t quite have the full nightclub experience but is adored by denizens of both Newcastle and Northumbria thanks to its happy hour offers and great restaurants. Highlights include Osbornes, a sports bar with a Shisha lounge and stellar restaurants like The Fat Hippo, Longhorns and Antico.
The Gate is an indoor complex in Newcastle city centre that is renowned for its restaurants, cinema and bars. If you’re off on a night out, you’ll probably end up at The Gate. While it is more aimed at stag and hen dos, there are cheap student nights and offers in the surrounding clubs such as Sinners, Players Bar and Sam Jacks.
Collingwood Street AKA The Diamond Strip
If Geordie Shore style partying is up your street, Newcastle’s nightlife on Collingwood street will be a constant companion through your years at uni. With Floritas, Madame Koos and House of Smith all on the same side of the road, you’ll have all your clubbing needs taken care of. If that’s not enough, the famous Tup Tup Palace is just around the corner for all your hip hop and RNB needs.
If clubbing is not really your thing but you want a great place to head to bars and pubs, the Ouseburn valley is a short walk away from Newcastle’s quayside and is a crown jewel of craft beers, ale and pub lunch providers. From live-music specialists at The Cluny to The Cumberland Arms, Ouseburn valley fills up in warmer weather with students and locals alike.
Heaton is an area that’s chock full of student accommodation and is a short distance from the city centre. Unlike Jesmond, there are few bars of note. However, for foodies, Heaton is a great area with Italian, Lebanese and all manner of ethnic food on offer as well as clean eating delis like the Naked Deli and BBQ restaurants like Man vs Food. If you’d like to live anywhere in Newcastle and you’re a foodie, Heaton is a great choice.