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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.
Taproom Menu
Live music is held on certain nights and there is an outside seating area that is open when the weather is fine.
Open Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm.

Telephone: 0191 3897580    
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Arch 2 Brewpub   City East - Ouseburn
Microbrew pub from Newcastle Brewing Limited, located in the Ouseburn on Stepney Bank.
The bar serves a range of it's own ales as well as guest beers. You can also same Indian Thali street food which is served by the bar.
Open Tuesday - Thursday from 4pm - 10pm, Friday - Sunday 12pm - 10pm. Closed Monday.

Telephone: 07446 011941    
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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 from 3pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 3pm - 10pm.

Telephone: 0191 4471511    
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The Box Social   Central Station
Microbrew bar located in Arch 11 on Forth Street at the back of the Central Station.
The bar which is from the Box Social brewery in Newburn serves a fine range of Box Social cask ales and keg beers.
Open Monday - Saturday from 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 12pm - 10pm.
What's on Tap

Telephone: 0191 2619923    
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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 - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm.
What's on Tap

Telephone: 0191 2840490    
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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 10pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm, Sunday - 12pm to 10pm.

Telephone: 0191 2619966    
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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 - 10pm.
What's on Tap

Telephone: 0191 3389039    
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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 - Thursday 12pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 12pm - 10pm.

Telephone: Trakol Restaurant bookings - 0191 7371120    
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Errant Tap Room   Central Station
Microbrew tap room from Errant Brewery, located in Arch 19, Forth Goods Yard, behind Newcastle Central Station.
The bar serves a range of it's own Errant ales as well as guest beers. There is also a range of bar snacks served.
Open the last Saturday of every month.
Next open Saturday 28th March 2020 from 2pm - 10pm.
Telephone: 07736 333303    
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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 Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 9pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Telephone: 0191 4814114    
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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 - 9.40pm, Sunday 2pm - 9pm.

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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    
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Mean-Eyed Cat   Haymarket
Excellent 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.
Telephone: 0191 2220952    
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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 Every day from 12pm until 10pm.
What's on Tap

Telephone: 0191 2616636    
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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 Hop House 13 Lager, Open Gate Pilsner Moretti, Allendale Brewery - The Pele Ale, Allendale Brewery - Wolf, Allendale Brewery - Pennine Pale Ale, Great North Eastern Brewing - Vespa, BrewDog - Punk IPA.
A good range of ciders, wines and bottled and canned beers on offer.
Open Every day from 12pm until 10pm.
Takeaway beer service available.
Small outside seating area to front of the pub.
Telephone: 07565 801463
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The Pont Tap   Ponteland
Micro brew pub located in Ponteland.
An excellent range of cask ales and keg beers including:
4 Cask Ales including:
Two By Two - Foxtrot Pale - Pale Ale - English ABV 4.5%
The First & Last Brewery - Mad Jack Ha' - IPA - Session / India Session Ale ABV 3.8%
Wiper And True - Kaleidoscope - Pale Ale - American ABV 4.2%
Cullercoats Brewery - Wilde North Blonde - Blonde Ale ABV 3.8%

4 Keg Beers including:
Rigg & Furrow - Grisette - Farmhouse Ale - Saison ABV 3.4%

Lagers including:
Cruzcampo Pilsen - Cruzcampo - Pilsner - Other ABV 4.8%
Open Monday to Thursday 4pm to 10pm, Friday - Sunday 2pm - 10pm.
What's on Tap

Telephone: 07446 098501    
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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 new Split Chimp bar at the Spanish City, Whitley Bay is now open.
Open Monday - Thursday 3pm -10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm.

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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 Thursday & Friday 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 2pm - 10pm, Sunday 2pm - 9pm.

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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 - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm.
Beers on Tap

Telephone: 0191 2652828    
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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 Thursday 5pm - 11pm, Friday 5pm - 11pm, Saturday Midday - 11pm, Sunday Midday to 9pm (last food reservations 5pm).
What's on Tap

Telephone: 0191 650 0651    
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