Pubs and Bars with Outdoor Seating Areas in Newcastle

A look at some of the popular pubs and bars in and around Newcastle that may be opening soon, once certain covid restrictions are lifted.

It’s incredible to think that it has been over a year now since the UK was put into lockdown for the first time due to the covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there seems to finally be a light at the end of the tunnel, particularly for the hospitality industry, which hasn’t been able to operate at any capacity whatsoever for such a long time. The UK government announced plans for pubs and bars with outdoor seating to be able to open from the 12th of April.

So, to get you prepared and in the spirit to enjoy a drink in the sunshine, we’ve come up with a list of bars and pubs in Newcastle that could be opening their beer gardens to us come the 12th of April!

The Tyne Bar

The Quayside is one of the best areas to visit for pubs, bars and socialising in the sun, and one of the most popular establishments is The Tyne Bar. Located right on the waterside, The Tyne Bar has multiple outdoor seating areas, including a garden sheltered by the arch of a road bridge.

If you’re into live music, The Tyne Bar is a great option – with many bands, DJs and singers performing on the stage in the garden area.

The Bridge Tavern

The Bridge Tavern is a unique gastropub located underneath the Tyne Bridge which serves a range of food and drinks. It also has a brilliant outdoor rooftop area which is perfect for eating and drinking in the sun. If you just fancy a light snack, a couple of drinks or a full-on meal, The Bridge Tavern has you covered.

Passing Clouds

Located in the busy central area of The Bigg Market, Passing Clouds Is a premium cocktail bar which also serves great food. They have newly refurbished and have plenty of seating both outdoors and indoors. In addition to premium cocktails, there is a variety of craft beers and ales on offer.

Passing Clouds is also popular with distinguished sports fans, with multiple TV’s showing live football, it’s perfect for watching the match with a few drinks!


Alvinos is a laid-back bar that stretches over three floors and has an outdoor roof terrace that is perfect for sitting out in the sun. They often have DJs that perform from the roof terrace, creating a vibrant atmosphere for the night!

Offering a range of cocktails, craft beers and continental lagers, Alvinos has something for everyone.

Market Shaker

Looking for a unique hang out area that’s open day and night? Market Shaker is a popular bar that has it all. What’s better, it has an outdoor seating area that is perfect for relaxing during the day. Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat or just want to have a drink or two, Market Shaker has you covered.

Serving a range of craft beers and international lagers, as well as offering a bespoke cocktail menu, Market Shaker has a lot to offer!

Spy Bar

If you’re after a beer garden but don’t fancy going into the city centre, Jesmond is an ideal choice for you. One of the most popular bars in Jesmond is Spy Bar, which offers a perfect outdoor seating area.

Spy Bar is a big hit amongst students, with happy hour offers being available daily. They serve both food and drinks and show all major sporting events, making it a popular destination for sports fans.


Another bar located on Osborne Road in Jesmond, Osbornes is a spacious bar that is popular amongst students and locals alike. It’s an ideal bar for sitting outside, with a huge terrace that is covered with heaters for when it starts getting chilly. With a mix of food and drinks on offer, Osbornes is ideal for any occasion.



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