42-48 High Bridge, close to the City Centre and near to Eldon Square shopping centre.
Metro - Monument
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Monday - Saturday 11.30am - midnight, Sunday noon - 11pm.
Telephone: 0191 2611008.
Picture of old Bacchus - closed Autumn 2001 and moved further up on High Bridge.
Beers: CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, John Smith's, Fosters, Budweiser Budvar, Carling, Caffreys, Stones, La Chouffe, Timmermans, Erdinger Weisse, Peroni, Vedett and Guinness Cold on tap. There are 8 cask conditioned real ales available with local beers including Jarrow Rivet Catcher as well as several guest ales. Aspalls & Strongbow cider is also on offer. A good range of foreign bottled beers, wines, cocktails and spirits are also available.
Meals: Food is served on a lunchtime only from 11.30am - 3pm. Meals include Bacchus favourites £3.25 - £6.95, brunch £3.95 - £5.95, paninis £3.50 - £4.95 and sides £2.00. Desserts £3.50. A specials blackboard is located on the bar. Tea, coffee and hot drinks on offer from £1.30 - £1.90. Fish Friday with 2 Fish and chips or Scampi and chips for £15.00.
Special Deals: Cocktails are available for £4.95. Wines £3.45 (175ml), £4.70 (250ml), £13.10 (750ml). There is a board on display at the rear of the bar advertising forthcoming Guest Real Ales.
The pub is listed in the Good Beer Guide.
Live Sports: none shown here.
Music: Regular music is on play at most times.
Medium sized traditional style Sir John Fitzgeralds's pub that is Tyneside pub of the year for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The original Bacchus pub closed it doors in the Autumn of 2001 and the new pub is now further up High Bridge. The pub has a very large U shaped bar that is in a central position with large wooden pillars spanning its length. Large windows to one side give a bright and airy feel during the day.
There is plenty of seating throughout with a mixture of tables and chairs and high stools. There is also more comfortable seating in a raised area to the rear and a small lounge area near to the main entrance. The decor is a mixture of wooden panelling and maroon and cream pastel colours. The pub has a part wooden and carpeted floor. The small spotlighting to the ceiling and large drop down lamp opposite the bar create a warm and cosy atmosphere in the evening.
Regular music is on play at most times. The pub is very popular and busy at all times. It attracts a mixed clientele of business people, shoppers and people on a night out. Free WiFi in bar.
Disabled access is very good with a designated disabled toilet near to the stairs. Toilets are immaculately clean and located up a flight of stairs.
Price: Moderate early on - prices increases later in the evening.