Newcastle Micro Brew Pubs & Bars
This page features information on the ever growing list of Micro Brew pubs and bars in Newcastle.
The pubs and bars below offer a range of excellent local brews, keg beers and cask ales and are not to be missed on a visit to Newcastle.
The venues listed are some of the best choices that will interest the real ale drinkers.
Anarchy Brew Tap City East - Walkergate
Microbrew pub from Anarchy Brew Co, located in the Walkergate area.
The taproom serves an extensive range of it's own Anarchy beers as well as guest ales. There are regular beer festivals and taproom takeovers from other brewers.
Live music is held on certain nights and there is an outside seating area that is open when the weather is fine.
Open Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 9pm.
Telephone: 0191 3897580
The Bear & Barrel City West - Chapel House
Microbrew bar located in Chapel House Shopping Centre.
The bar serves 3 cask ales that change regularly.
Open Monday - Wednesday 10am to 9pm, Thursday 10am - 9.30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am - 10.30pm, Sunday 12pm - 9pm.
Telephone: 0191 6910276
Beer Street Central Station
Microbrew bar located in Arch 10 on Forth Street at the back of the Central Station.
The bar serves an excellent selection of cask ales and keg beers.
Open Monday - Thursday 3pm - 11pm , Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am, Sunday 3pm - 10pm.
Telephone: 0191 4471511
Box Social Taproom City West
Box Social Brewery taproom located in Winnings Court Yard, Newburn.
The bar serves an excellent selection of cask ales, keg beers and guest ales.
Open every day 12pm - 9pm.
Telephone: 0191 2671295
Brandling Villa Gosforth & Benton
Traditional Newcastle pub with an excellent range of cask ales on offer.
The pub located in South Gosforth serves it own in house cask ale - Overkill in the bar.
Regular pie & sausage and ale festivals ate held and live music featured 3 times a week.
Open Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am.
What's on Tap
Telephone: 0191 2840490
The Bridge Tavern Quayside
Micro Brew pub and eatery with fine range of ales. The pub has a reasonably priced menu and an outside terrace. Located under the Tyne Bridge.
A micro brewery in association with Wylam brewery is housed on the ground floor with beer tanks at the rear of the bar.
Open Monday - Thursday 12pm to 12am, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 1am, Sunday - 12pm to 11pm.
Telephone: 0191 2619966
Brinkburn St Bar & Kitchen City East - Ouseburn
Brinkburn St Brewery is a small, independent brewery based in Byker, with it's own bar & kitchen, creating and serving great-tasting, locally brewed beer.
The bar which used to house the Maling Factory is located on Ford Street and offers an extensive range of Brinkburn St keg and cask beers.
Open Every day from 11pm - 11pm.
What's on Tap
Telephone: 0191 3389039
By the River Brew Co Quayside
Large container park featuring a micro brewery tap room from By The River Brew Co.
The container park offers an excellent selection ales and food options including Trakol Restaurant and a Hawker Market with food from independent street traders.
There is an extensive outside seating area with pleasant views of the River Tyne, Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Open Monday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 10pm.
Telephone: Trakol Restaurant bookings - 0191 7371120
Full Circle Brew Co Tap Room City East - Walker
New Microbrew tap room from Full Circle Brew Co, located in Hoults Yard on Walker Road.
The taproom serves a range of it's own Full Circle beers as well as an extensive selection of guest ales. Brewery Tours and Tasting events are available.
Live music is held on certain nights.
Food on offer includes 10 inch Neapolitan pizzas from Scream for Pizza.
Open Thursday 4pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm. Closed on Monday - Wednesday.
Telephone: 0191 4814114
The Heaton Tap City East - Heaton
Small micro brew bar located in the Heaton area with a great range of cask keg and bottled beers on offer.
2 regular beers, 4 keg beers, 4 cask ales which change regularly.
A small outside seating area is open in fine weather.
Open Wednesday & Thursday 2pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 2pm - 9pm.
The Keelman City West - Newburn
Big Lamp Brewery pub in Newburn with food served all day & every day. Oldest microbrewery in North East - established 1982.
The pub serves the breweries own range of excellent real ales including Sunny Daze, Big Lamp Bitter, Prince Bishop Ale, One Hop Wonder, Lamplight, Summerhill Stout, The Dark Side, Northern Star, Keelman Brown, Old Genie, Ruby Red, Blackout and other award winning Big Lamp ales.
Large outside sitting area.
Open Monday - Saturday 7am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 10pm.
What's on Tap
Telephone: 0191 2671689 or 0191 2677766
Mean-Eyed Cat Haymarket
Excellent small micro brew bar located in the Haymarket area which increases the ever growing number of micro brew bars in Newcastle.
An excellent selection of 6 keg and 8 cask beers and ciders on tap that change regularly.
Open Monday - Wednesday 12pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 1pm - 9pm.
Smaal outside seating area to the front of the bar.
Telephone: 0191 2220952
Mosaic Tap Central Station
New micro brew bar and bottle shop located in Arch 7 behind the Central Station.
10 ales and ciders on tap that change regularly.
Open Wednesday - Sunday from 3pm - 11pm.
Newcastle Tap Central Station
Newcastle tap bar from the Pivovar team behind Pivni, Sheffield Tap, York Tap, Euston Tap, Tapped Leeds, Harrogate Tap and Pavement Vaults.
An excellent range of 24 draft beers including 8 cask ales and 16 craft keg beers, 150+ bottled beers and cans from around the world on offer.
Open Sunday - Tuesday from 12pm - 10.30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 12pm - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am.
What's on Tap
Telephone: 0191 2616636
The Pele City West - Corbridge
Micro brew pub located in the old Pele Tower built in 1318 in the Market Square of Corbridge.
Ales on offer include Moretti Lager, The First & Last Brewery - Equinox Pale Ale, The First & Last Brewery - Reiver Best Bitter.
A good range of ciders, wines and bottled and canned beers on offer.
Open Every day from 12pm until 11pm.
Takeaway beer service available.
Small outside seating area to front of the pub.
Telephone: 07565 801463
The Pont Tap Ponteland
Micro brew pub located in Ponteland.
An excellent range of cask ales and keg beers including:
Ales on Tap:
Two By Two Brewing - Eldorado HBC 586 - IPA - American ABV 5%
Alnwick Brewing Co Ltd - Citra Pale Ale - Pale Ale - American ABV 4%
DEYA Brewing Company - Steady Rolling Man - Pale Ale - New England / Hazy ABV 5.2%
Almasty Brewing Co - Simple Pleasures - IPA - American ABV 4%
Open Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday 3pm - 7pm.
What's on Tap
Telephone: 07446 098501
The Split Chimp Central Station
Micro Brew bar with an excellent range of keg and cask ales, ciders and craft bottles beers.
Live music events are featured throughout the week.
In a 2017 feature by the Times Newspaper The Split Chimp was voted Number 6 in the Top Ten Micropubs, out of 300 in the country. Listed in Good Beer Guide.
A Split Chimp bar at the Spanish City, Whitley Bay is now open.
The Town Mouse Ale House Haymarket
Basement micro pub Ale House located a short walk from the Haymarket and close to Newcastle and Northumbria Universities.
An excellent selection of cask, keg and ciders available that change regularly.
Camra Tyneside pub of the year 2018 and listed in Camra's Good Beer guide 2019.
Open Monday - Thursday 2pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 9pm.
Tyne Bank Brewery Tap City East - Byker
Tap house that is part of Tyne Bank Brewery on the Walker Road area of Newcastle.
The tap room has an extensive range of Tyne Bank ales on offer.
The brewery is next to the tap room and you can see the large silver casks where all the ales are brewed.
Live music featured on certain nights. Beer Festivals held regularly.
Open Thursday 4pm - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am, Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Beers on Tap
Telephone: 0191 2652828
Wobbly Duck City Centre - Old Eldon Square
Basement Micro pub brew house that is the sister to Beer Street behind the Central Station.
The pub has an extensive range of keg beers and cask ales available.
Open every day 12pm - 11pm.
There is a large outside seating area outside the front of the pub.
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Wylam Brewery Tap Haymarket - Town Moor
Founded in 2000 Wylam is a 30 Barrel Micro Brewery that resides at the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park.
The brewery has re-located from Wylam to it's new home on the Town Moor.
An excellent range of Wylam Cask Ales and Keg beers on tap as well as an extensive bottle list.
Live music events and beer festivals featured in the Grand Hall behind the tap room.
Open Monday - Friday 5pm - 11pm, Saturday Midday - 11pm, Sunday Midday to 10pm (last food reservations 5pm).
What's on Tap
Telephone: 0191 650 0651