11-13 Bigg Market, near the top end of the Bigg Market.
Metro - Monument
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Every night from noon - 1am. Tuesday, Friday & Saturday now open until 3am. Free before 12.30am.
Beers: John Smith's, Fosters, Stella Artois, Kronenbourg 1664 Cold premiere, Kronenbourg Blanc and Guinness on tap. Woodpecker cider also on offer. A very good selection of bottled drinks and spirits available.
Meals: None advertised in bar.
Friday - The Idolizer with one Double Vodka and one bottle of K2 and one J Bomb £5.00.
Live Sports: Big screen sports are shown on a huge drop down screen above the arcade area and a number of widescreen TV's, with all Toon Sky matches featured.
Music: Regular music is on play at most times. There is a DJ booth located next to the bar with a DJ a regular feature on certain nights. R'n'B night every Monday (free vouchers to Blu Bambu and selected drinks £2.00). Friday & Saturday 2 different styles of music playing in the rooms above and below up until 3am.
Large pub that was formerly known as The Vault/ City Vaults and has recently reopened under the new name Idols Vaults following the move of Idols from the Newgate Centre. The bar is part of the Tokyo Industries group. The furnishings and decor are immaculate with a glass roof and large mirrors and shrubs down one side. This gives a more spacious feel to the place. The lighting is kept to a minimum with large cylindrical and low drop down lighting over the bar.
The bar was previously advertised as Newcastle's number 1 supporters bar and apart from the new stylish look it still continues with the same entertainment theme on match days. The pub has three bars with the main bar to the right of the entrance and 2 further bars at the bottom of a central arcade area. The arcade area is mainly for standing and it is usually packed out with supporters when live football is shown.
There is limited seating with a small area to the rear of the pub that consists of low tables and chairs and high stools next to shelving opposite to the bar. There is additional seating in the two bar downstairs. Big screen sports are shown on a huge drop down screen above the arcade area and a number of widescreen TV's, with all Toon Sky matches featured. Live entertainment and special reductions, including "Top Shock Jock Exotic Dancers" every Saturday and all Newcastle United home games (pints £1.90 excluding Guinness, bottles £2.00). There are steps behind the bar that lead up to two semi circular features where the topless dancers now perform. The bar also has several scantily clad bar staff serving drinks. Look out for the "Geordie Dancer" who also performs on match days.
Regular music is on play at most times. There is a DJ booth located next to the bar with a DJ a regular feature on certain nights. R'n'B night every Monday (free vouchers to Blu Bambu and selected drinks £2.00). Friday & Saturday 2 different styles of music playing in the rooms above and below up until 3am. The atmosphere is quieter during the week early on but is one of the in places to go at the weekend when the bar usually gets packed out. It is also extremely busy on match days. Is frequented mainly by Bigg Market revellers, a younger crowd and football supporters on match days.
Disabled access very good with a special disabled toilet at the rear. Toilets are medium sized and clean.