Newcastle is a city with an impressive nightlife scene, but with so many pubs and bars to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones to try and which to skip. To help you spend your summer right, here are 8 of the best beer gardens in the city!

The Stand

31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW

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While The Stand may be a comedy club, it also has a fantastic beer garden. Plus, if live comedy and cool beers weren’t enough for you, they also have a food menu! You can get two sides or a dessert for £5, or for £10 you can get burgers, hotdogs, kebabs, or a vegan alternative.

Bar 52

55, Degrees North, Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BJ

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This sports bar and grill has an impressive outdoor area, where you and your friends can enjoy your drinks whilst watching your favourite sports teams live. No matter what time of year, it is a great place to be, as there are outdoor heaters for the colder months, and umbrellas popped up for shade in the warmer months.

The Tipsy Cow

85 – 89 Blandford St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PZ

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The Tipsy Cow really has it all, from live entertainment to delicious food, like nachos and sliders, to an extensive cocktail menu, where you can get two cocktails for £8! Plus, they have an outdoor seating area so you can have fun in the sun.

Market Shaker

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

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Who could forget about the Market Shaker, where they have an entire menu dedicated to pizza. They are open until 2am every day, and have an award-winning mixologist working there, so you know the cocktails will be amazing. Plus, their Flamingo themed beer garden will make for some fab Instagram photos.

Under the bridge

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

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Whether you want drinks, food, or live music, then Under the Bridge is the place for you. The outdoor location is amazing and looks like something straight out of Love Island. The bar is even made out of a shipping container! It is definitely unlike any other beer garden in the city.

Spy Bar

82-86 Osborne Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AP

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If you are looking for a beer garden to make your regular spot this summer, then you should consider the Spy Bar. They have big screens for you to watch live sports on, including 3 big screens and 6 flat screens, plus they also have mouthwatering American style burgers.

City Tavern

10 Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JF

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The City Tavern is one of Newcastle’s most iconic pubs, known for its good food and ales. Plus, in the past it has won titles such as the best cask ale pub in the UK and the best pub retailer in the UK. To make it better, they also have a beer garden that is perfect for sitting in with your friends.

Old George Inn

Old George Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EZ

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Last but not least is The Old George Inn, Newcastle’s oldest pub, which dates all the way back to 1582. They have a selection of craft beers and ales, and for just £6.50 you can get a drink and lunch during the week. The Old George Inn also has a beer garden where you can sit and drink with your friends, and some nights they even have live music.