Does Newcastle have good nightlife? | How to choose Newcastle student accommodation close to the nightlife

Group of students toasting pints of lager

Famous for landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge and Newcastle United football club, many students may decide to study at Newcastle due to its reputation as a party city. Pop culture programmes, such as Geordie Shore, have established the North East city as having a vibrant nightlife, and feature all types of nightclubs and pubs throughout the city.

This guide will explore Newcastle nightlife for students, including pubs, bars, and club venues, and highlight the importance of choosing the right student accommodation.

Where are the best student bars in Newcastle?

Newcastle is home to two universities; the University of Newcastle, which is currently ranked 122nd in the QS World University Rankings, and Northumbria University. It comes as no surprise that there are a variety of student nights for every day of the week, with cheaper drink deals and late-night events.

Group of students toasting pints of lagerHabita is the University of Northumbria’s pub within its student union. Located on the university campus, it is a popular location for society meets and social events. Newcastle University also has its own student bar, Luther’s, and has The Hancock close by that often accommodates students.

At the mouth of the Ouseburn River and the River Tyne, The Tyne Bar has a free jukebox and a beer garden sheltered underneath a bridge. These student bars are ideal for relaxing after lectures.

Our Newcastle student accommodation on Howard Street is a short 10-minute walk from the popular Tyne Bar. If you are looking to relax after university from the comfort of your student accommodation, Mansion Tyne provides social areas such as a cinema room, outdoor area, and common room to socialise with friends and flatmates.

Browse through the different room types available at Mansion Tyne here.

What is the best bar on the Newcastle Quayside?

Although other Newcastle areas are popular with students, such as Ouseburn and the city centre, Newcastle Quayside is a picturesque area that surrounds the River Tyne and Newcastle Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Livello is one of the most popular Newcastle nightclubs and is open till the early morning; a part of a family of bars including The Crescendo, a stylish new urban rooftop bar.

Is there student accommodation near Newcastle Quayside?

The Quayside area is popular amongst Newcastle students due to its proximity to vibrant nightlife and Newcastle amenities such as Newcastle Central Station and the universities. At Mansion Student, we provide Newcastle student accommodation on Howard Street, which is conveniently located between Newcastle Quayside and Ouseburn.

The quayside wetherspoons in newcastleMansion Tyne has a wide range of room types, including ensuites, studios, and 1-bed apartments; all with on-site maintenance and comprehensive facilities.

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Does Newcastle nightlife have any hidden gems?

Above the popular Grainger Market, the No 28 bar was voted the best late-night venue in both 2013 and 2014. The hidden gem is located close to Eldon Square, and a short 20-minute walk from our Newcastle student accommodation, Mansion Tyne. If you believe in the supernatural, just off Neville Street there is Newcastle’s most haunted pub venue: The Old George.

Although prohibition did not affect the United Kingdom, there are a number of prohibition bars in Newcastle that are hidden from the general public. This includes Blues & Bourbon, nestled beneath Grainger Market, and The Exchange, which has a concealed entrance through a red telephone box. For late nights, there is Madame Koo, which provides a speakeasy feel with hidden caves and tunnels throughout its décor.

Within our Newcastle student accommodation rooms, there are double beds, study areas, and a fully fitted kitchen. Mansion Tyne provides various hidden gems throughout the building, and is perfect for socialising with friends and flatmates in outdoor areas and communal spaces.

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What are the best late nightclubs in Newcastle?

Made famous by MTV’s Geordie Shore and as a popular stag and hen party location, Newcastle has several nightclub venues that are open to the early hours of the morning. If you are interested in clubbing, consider Digital in the city centre, which has a themed night on Mondays and rock music on Thursday nights.

Tup Tup Palace venue often attracts celebrity clientele, with past guests including Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, and is a short walk from the Quayside and Ouseburn areas. There is also Bijoux nightclub, which is often claimed to be the “busiest little bar in Newcastle”.

Newcastle has a vibrant nightlife and is a great place for students, with various pubs and bars open late. It is important to remain aware and prioritise safety on nights out, especially if you are in a new city. Consider travelling in groups and watching your friends drinks to reduce the risk of spiking.

Student accommodation room at mansion tyne newcastleMansion Tyne is conveniently located at some of the best clubs and bars in Newcastle. On-site, we have security that includes CCTV, door fob entry, and out of hours contact.

How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Frequently asked questions

How can you find the best place to live in Newcastle as a student?

Choosing Newcastle student accommodation can be difficult, especially if you are new to the area. It is important to consider certain factors, such as the location of the accommodation regarding Newcastle amenities and the university, who you will be living with, and what is included in the price.

At Mansion Student, we provide Newcastle student accommodation on Howard Street, which is located between the Ouseburn and Quayside areas. For a 51-week tenancy, all bills and contents insurance are included within the price, and access to communal social areas.

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