When ‘Heart of Trends’ announced the addition of their new food page, I thought what better time to talk about my speciality – Cocktails! Let’s face it; a meal out with friends isn’t complete until it’s washed down with a cocktail or four. Next time you find yourself in that situation, be sure to check out the following bars for the perfect after dinner treat.

Newcastle upon Tyne is known for its drinking culture due to MTV’s Geordie Shore. Trebles are known nationally as Newcastle’s favourite drink as banned in several other cities in the UK. For a change, I have decided to show how to drink in the geordie style but in more sophisticated manner! Here are my top cocktails bars in Newcastle that you must go to.

Jalou

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Home of the Cookie Monster, this cocktail bar is renowned for its delicious cocktails.  Located right next to Central Station, there is no excuse not to stop by if you’re visiting Newcastle. My personal favourites from their ever changing seasonal menu are the Bubblegum Daiquiri, Rhubarb and Custard, Cherry Bakewell and the Bueno Surprise – for days when I need a chocolate fix!

If I didn’t already have enough excuses to love this bar, I’m also lucky enough to share my birthday with their legendary Cookie Monster. Pay them a visit at the end of March and you’re likely to see the staff celebrate the event in style and even meet the man himself!

Website: www.jalou.co.uk
Twitter: @JalouNewcastle
Facebook: Jalou Bar

Livello

Located on Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside, this bar offers amazing cocktails with a touch of luxury. With a large conservatory and outdoor terrace, this place is very popular in the summer months. If you decide to take your drinks outdoors, you will be met by the bar’s popular huge gorilla statue, which is definitely a focal point in the garden.

While my favourite cocktail in this venue has to be the Watermelon Twist, there is always a huge choice to suit everyone’s tastes.

Website: http://www.barlivello.co.uk/
Twitter: @BarLivello
Facebook: Bar Livello

 

The Botanist

Best known for it’s beautifully lit glass dome ceiling and it’s spectacular views of the city centre, The Botanist is a popular choice among cocktail lovers in Newcastle. There’s nothing better than relaxing with a Strawberry and Cucumber Breeze on the rooftop terrace while you watch the people below go about their daily life. If you’re lucky enough you might even get the chance to catch a film on Monument’s outdoor cinema.

Website: http://thebotanist.uk.com/
Twitter: @TheBotanistNCL
Facebook: The Botanist Newcastle

Lola Jeans

Just a short walk from The Botanist you will find Lola Jeans, a classy, chic cocktail bar with a real relaxed feel to it. This place is perfect for catching up with friends as it isn’t overly noisy and feels really cosy – especially when accompanied with my favourite cocktail on their menu, The China Rose Petal, which comes served in an adorable china teacup.

This City Centre bar is the second addition to the Lola Jeans family, as their equally beautiful first born sits right in the middle of the popular costal town, Tynemouth.

Website: http://www.lolajeans.co.uk/
Twitter: @LolaJeansBar
Facebook: Lola Jeans Newcastle

 

Bonbar

This sophisticated bar is perfect for post meal drinks with friends. It’s large booths, accommodate larger parties and their menu offers a selection of bottle packages for those who want to get a party started.

If you’re looking for the perfect after dinner cocktail, I would recommend Amelia #2 for it’s light, sweet taste.  This raspberry flavoured cocktail comes topped with an ice bowl containing little fruit caviar. However, if that doesn’t satisfy your sweet cravings you can always order a bowl of Haribo’s at the bar.

Website: http://www.bonbar.co.uk/
Twitter: @LolaJeansBar
Facebook: Lola Jeans Newcastle

Article written by Nicole Goodwin.

 

 

 

 

 

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