The best beer gardens in Newcastle

When the Tynesides lit up in sunlight, the Geordies are only looking to do one thing... get to the beer garden and get them taps flowing! So, have a scroll down and check out our list of Newcastle's best beer gardens!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 28th Jul 2022

Newcastle is the jewel of the North East, and we all know the Geordies love a party on its shores. So, when the sun is next shining, and you want a night in the toon pissing about and having fun with your mates, we've got you covered with all the best beer gardens in Newcastle.

So, depending on if you're after an ample events space full of laughs, scenic riverside views, or just a quiet night in the back of a boozer, we've got you covered. So have a scroll down and check out our picks!



Central Park

Image: Central Park on Facebook

When: 12pm - 12am Every day, closed when events are on

Where: Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

Newcastle's biggest domain of outdoor drinking, Central Park is no stranger to a good time. Not only the largest in the city but the whole North East, this place serves up the booze by the bucket loads, and with a range of special events - ranging from gigs to late-night parties - you and your pals will struggle to find much better in the toon for a sunny session. Always bouncing and busy it really is THE place to go when looking for the best beer gardens in Newcastle; just remember to get there early before it inevitably fills up, this one's no secret.


Find tickets for events at Central Park - here



Wylam Brewery

Image: Wylam Brewery on Facebook

When: 3pm - 11pm Friday, 12pm - 11pm Saturday, 12pm - 10pm Sunday, closed rest of week.

Where: Palace of Arts Exhibition Park, Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ

Found outside the city in the stunning Exhibition Park, this Brewery is the last remaining building from the 1929 North East Exhibition, an ambitious project built to celebrate and encourage Craft, Art and Industry at the start of the Great Depression. Nowadays however it's an awesome, sprawling complex dedicated to the art of beer, and let me tell you, these guys know a thing or two about it. Serving up foamy liquid brewed on-site, the range is diverse and spectacular. Not only that but you get one of the best views from any of the best beer gardens in Newcastle, with punters regularly lining the side of the lake when the garden is full; a must-visit.


Find tickets for events at Wylam Brewery - here



The Tyne Bar

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When: 12pm - 11pm Every day

Where: 1 Maling St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LP

The Tyne Bar is an institution in the city, serving up cold brews year round and making most of the outdoor space underneath the watchful eye of the railway arches. Their bee garden is always bouncing when the sun hits the city, and with an ethos that champions independent beer, you just know that the first sip (and all subsequent sips we don't discriminate) is going to be tongue-tingling. With picturesque views of the River Tyne, this place is as geordie as it gets and is one of the Newcastle beer gardens that you just have to add to the list.


Find tickets for events at The Tyne Bar - here



The Bridge Hotel

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When: 11:30am - 11pm Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am - 12am Friday and Saturday

Where: Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

One of the best beer garden views in the city you say? Not too big and in the back of a Victorian-style pub you say? Award-winning beer AND grub you say? Well, if you are saying all this (first off you have very specific needs and that should probably be addressed first), then you have to get yourself down to The Bridge Hotel.

It can't quite be overstated just how cosy and secluded you feel when both in the pub and out back, the views of the river tyne are spectacular and being just a short walk from Grey Street and Quayside, you really don't have to mooch to get here. Whilst this is most definitely more one for the family or significant other rather than a piss-up with the pals, it deserves a spot on this list ten times over for its uniquely quaint atmosphere amidst a rightfully bonkers city


Find tickets for events at The Bridge Hotel - here



By The River Brew Co.

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When: 12pm - 11pm Every day except Sunday when it closes at 10pm

Where: Hillgate Quays, Gateshead NE8 2FD

Now, it feels disrespectful to the other spots on this list that I'm saying this, but I'm just going to say it, this is the best beer garden in the city. With stunning city centre riverside views of all the bridges, an awesome selection of craft beers, and street food vendors for every taste, all alongside frequent live music and DJs. It's the holy site of geordie beer gardens and if you can get yourself in there's no better place to howay the night away (more than likely at the displeasure of the locals if you say it to them.)



Ouseburn Garden

Image: Ouseburn Garden on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details.

Where: Unit 12, 1 Stepney Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PZ

This completely dedicated outdoor space is a favourite amongst the locals, especially when the footy is on, and it's easy to see why. Adorning a shipping container bar and Bowie-inspired diner, the site has so much character, and when that comes with the atmosphere generated here, there are few better. So come along, slurp up a cocktail, sink a beer and tuck into a burger, your pals will love you for getting the venue sorted early (no arguments over the google maps recommended list) and we challenge you to leave once the booze and conversation start flowing.



Urban Garden

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When: Opening times vary, check their website for details.

Where: Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DH

This Brewdog project has been a welcome addition to the Geordie beer garden scene, and with a founding message of reducing the carbon footprint and sustainability, you can feel good about yourself as your heads around the toilet bowl the next morning. But in all seriousness, the Urban Garden provides every Brewdog drink you can picture on tap, it has a mouth-watering menu of delicious treats and also, and it's a gorgeous space, with wooden walls and a ton of greenery. So dust off your nicest outfit, and get you and your pals down, it's a belter.  



Market Shaker

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When: 4pm - 2am Sunday to Thursday, 12pm - 2am Friday and Saturday

Where:  34-36 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE

With an exclusive bespoke cocktail menu, compiled by Award-winning mixologist Josh Callon, Market Shaker is the best place to come for cocktails with the girlies (or the lads we know you can be partial to a fruity beverage). With its huge beer garden to accompany the boozy goodness that happens inside, it's a perfect place to spend a summer session. Not only this but with Newcastle pizza royalty ’Scream for Pizza’ residing in the kitchen and supplying their 18” New York-inspired pizzas available by the slice or as a whole, you ain't gonna be getting hungry either. 



The Ship Inn

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When: 12pm - 11pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm - 12am Friday and Saturday

Where: Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PW

Situated in one of the coolest parts of the city and towered over by the iconic rail arches, The Ship Inn is a Newcastle staple. The meatless amongst you will find yourselves at home here as the menu is entirely vegan, but don't be wary you judgemental carnivores, its all bloody divine, and will make you think twice about that next steak. Not only this but the range of cask ales is very impressive, plus, it just has that geordie charm (I think it's the rail arches just look at them!) A night here is a night well spent and it has to be on any list of the best beer gardens in Newcastle.




Revolution De Cuba

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When: Opening times vary, check their website for details.

Where: 1 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE

Now we all know what to expect when we get to Revs, that's part of its charm. But, I challenge you to find a Revs with a better beer garden than the one in Newcastle. With Latin-inspired vibes aplenty, a classic selection of cocktails and booze and open until late at night, it's hard to go wrong with a night here. So get yourself up onto the beer garden and spend the night laughing away with those closest to you. Who knows, the boozing might even tempt you into a boogie downstairs.


Find tickets for events at Revolution De Cuba - here



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