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Newcastle is one of the hottest clubbing destinations in the UK, if not the world, making it the ideal destination for your hen night - it was even voted the 3rd best party city in the whole of Europe in 2010! We can organise a wide range of great value nighttime activities for you and your group, such as a ride in the boogie bus, tickets for the comedy club or even a saucy male strip show! There'll be something for everyone to enjoy in this lively, buzzing city!
Newcastle offers a great selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs for hen groups to send the bride off in style. Although many of the pubs and restaurants are placed all over Newcastle, many of the well-known bars and nightclubs are all within close distance. For fantastic clubbing and bar options, the Quayside area is perfect for your Newcastle hen night. The area is packed with everything you and the girls will need for an unforgettable night, from pre-dinner cocktail bars to delicious restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes to fantastic nightclubs for you and the girls to dance the night away in. Newcastle has always been popular with hen and stag groups and with the options available it's easy to see why!
Because Newcastle is such a massive party hotspot, there are literally hundreds of different bars to try, from cheap and cheerful watering holes to trendy cocktail bars which rival the best in London. Jesmond is one of the hippest places to hang out in Newcastle - at just 10 minutes' walk from the centre, it's well worth a visit. Wander down Osborne Road and find clean, modern, continental style pubs and bars which all offer al fresco drinking options, perfect for when the northern drizzle lets up. Spy Bar and Ru are amongst the locals' top picks. If you're looking for great value bars all under one roof, The Gate offers chain favourites, swanky bars and clubs in a convenient central location. Try out Bannatynes and Opera for a great cocktail. A must for hens who love a taste of the high life, Collingwood Street and Mosely Street come together to form the 'Diamond Strip', frequented by the glamorous perma-tanned stars of MTV's Geordie Shore. Standards are high here, so make sure you pack your highest, most sparkly pair of heels! And finally, just around the corner from Collingwood Street, the Bigg Market area is a must for every fun-loving hen group. Big, bright, loud and buzzing, it's well stocked with bars and is guaranteed to get the party started.
Although the city of Newcastle is a massive party hotspot, there's still plenty to suit when you fancy a quieter night. Once again, The Gate comes up trumps, offering a fantastic state of the art cinema with all the latest releases, as well as a great casino. Check out the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge astride the peaceful Tyne, both beautiful when illuminated at night. If you feel like a touch of culture, visit the grand, Palladian-style Theatre Royal located in the centre of the city and catch some truly world-class Shakespeare, as it's the third home of the Royal Shakespeare Company after London and Stratford-upon-Avon. The Journal Tyne Theatre and the quayside Live Theatre both offer a wide range of traditional performances as well as new, experimental theatre. Head to the Quayside for stylish and cosmopolitan evening entertainment, or watch excellent comedy and fantastic live music all over the city. There's certainly never a dull moment in Newcastle!
Once in the central area of the city, you should find it easy enough to get about on foot, but if you need a little bit of help getting to and from the main party districts and your accommodation, there are plenty of easy options to make sure you find your way. Hop on a bright yellow Quaylink bus and travel to and from the city centre and quayside for just 80p or use the Tyne and Wear Metro to hop from the centre to the suburbs. The service runs from 6am to 11pm and is reasonably priced. Getting from bar to bar at night is simple, but because Newcastle lies on the banks of the Tyne, some streets are sloping - not ideal when you're sporting 6-inch stilettos! Luckily, affordable taxis are everywhere. Book one up before you go with one of GoHen's trusted firms to avoid waiting around, or pick one up outside all the major clubs and train stations. All of GoHen's accommodation options are located in the city, making stepping out to bars and clubs a breeze. If you require transport, however, we're more than happy to organise transport for your group whenever you require it.
You probably won't be too surprised to hear that the music scene is absolutely electric in the thriving bars and clubs of Newcastle. The amount of choices available is quite simply mind-blowing when it comes to club tunes. Choose from excellent D&B, hip hop, house and RnB as well as top 40 hits and sets by top quality DJs in the larger, more commercial venues around town. There are also many alternative spots on offer, such as rock n' roll nights, Latin and dirty dubstep beats. If cheesy 70s, 80s and 90s tunes are more your bag, there are clubs dedicated solely to the likes of Chesney Hawkes, The Spice Girls and Michael Jackson too - perfect! Boasting the likes of Sting, one half of the Pet Shop Boys and Cheryl Cole as famous offspring, Newcastle most definitely loves a bit of live music too, from polished musical performances in theatres all over the city, to great small pubs and bars like the Jazz Café on Pink Lane and The Cluny on Lime Street, where you can enjoy a tasty snack whilst you soak up some of Newcastle's best musical offerings.
The lively crowds which flood the North of England's party capital every weekend are certainly not strangers to a martini or two, meaning that there's a huge variety of different drinks in many settings on offer. Group pleaser The Empress is an absolute must visit. Located on The Side, just a few paces away from glamorous Mosely Street on the Diamond Strip, its drinks menu is unique, as it offers up over 30 kinds of 'bomb' for great prices, from the gentle Cherry Bomb, which mixes cherry liquor with cola, to the lethal blue Petrol Bomb, which features absinthe as the main ingredient! Order if you dare but remember to drink responsibly. Hit up nearby Bijoux if you're in the market for a similarly youthful and buzzing vibe. Right on Mosley Street, the 'busiest little bar in Newcastle' certainly lives up to expectations, as it's always packed out on Fridays and Saturdays with a lively crowd and serves up glass after glass of incredible value favourites, like spirits, mixers and shots. Baby Lynch on the Diamond Strip is a fantastically quirky bar, with a menu that boasts various boozy delights such as a Toblerone, Dip Dab or Bounty cocktails, as well as pitchers - all for really great prices too. There's just so much to choose from in Newcastle when night falls and with such great deals everywhere, you can afford to try one of everything!
When dinnertime rolls around, you'll be spoiled for choice in a city that consistently takes a creative, fun and multicultural approach to dining. In trendy Jesmond, expect to find charming coffee shops, chichi Italian and European restaurants and good gastropub food. For a really special gastronomic treat that will knock the socks off your hens, visit award-winning Jesmond Dene House, a must for foodies, or step back in time when you enjoy a meal at Blackfriars, an ancient medieval monastery which is believed to be the oldest restaurant in the entire country! If you fancy something a little more exotic, look no further than the city's own Chinatown on Stowell Street. For chain favourites that everyone will love, The Gate is a good bet, or do a little exploring and uncover everything from Turkish, Japanese and Persian to Iranian and French cuisines. There are so many choices out there that deciding where to go can be a little intimidating, especially when you're heading a big group of hungry hens! Luckily, GoHen can help. Simply add a tasty group meal on to your hen night in Newcastle and save on both stress and cash. Whilst you're out and about in Newcastle, be sure to try a delicious, traditional 'stottie' bread. Okay, so they might not look too appealing, but they taste great stuffed with your favourite sandwich fillings and are available all around the north west - plus, they're pretty good at knocking a hangover out cold! Another yummy must-try in the toon is pan haggerty. Now far more well known across the country as a whole, this dish of mouthwatering potatoes, cheese and onions is best tasted in gourmet eatery Pan Haggerty on the Quayside which jazzes up this side dish with tasty extras like duck eggs and crispy bacon.
There's a whole lot of fun to be had when the sun goes down in the vibrant city of Newcastle, from buzzing nightclubs and bars to tasty treats and a wonderful cultural scene. With many different quarters of the city to choose from, there's something that will please everyone! When you book with GoHen, add on a booze cruise along the Tyne, a fantastically camp cabaret experience, sexy underdressed hens hosts and a trip on the banging boogie bus. Matched up with fantastic accommodation, transfers and restaurant meals, you're really on to a winner for your Newcastle hen night! Take the cheeky 'Geordie Dream' package for example, which includes a 2 course meal, a cocktail mixing class, a saucy male strip show and club entry or our 'Angels of the North' option, including a spa trip, cocktail making, dinner reservations of your choice, as well as bar recommendations and guestlist clubbing. Phew! You really will be spoilt for choice on your Newcastle hen night.